Xavier lives in the San Antonio area.
He received his degree in journalism with an emphasis in photojournalism from the University of Texas at Austin, and he has been photographing weddings for more than twenty years. He was a regular contributor to Texas Monthly magazine and he is featured in The Pictures of Texas Monthly, a book celebrating twenty-five years of award-winning photography. Xavier was personal photographer to former Texas Governor Mark White - and was recognized for the Silver Anniversary Award by the Art Directors Club of Houston. He received an Honorable Mention in the Worldwide Photography Gala Awards. As a freelancer, his work also appeared in Newsweek, The New York Times, U.S. News and World Report and the Washington Post, as well as many Texas publications.