Family Photography Session | Round Rock, TX

Family photos are cherished.  At the time, it may not feel that way.  But in the future, everyone, including your grown-up children, will be glad they were taken.  I remember dreading having family photos taken.  The stress of getting ready, the outfits that were picked out for me as a child, the pressure of making Mom happy and being good to have the pictures turn out nice.  It was an ordeal since at the time, digital wasn't readily used by anyone.  As I look back at all those photos, I'm glad my Mom had them taken.  We might not have been at the height of fashion at the time (or maybe we were and that's how bad 80s fashion was), but those family photos capture a memory.

With that said, I love being able to provide those memories for families in Round Rock today!  Now I get to share those memories with others and capture another's family's love for each other.  Because sometimes, you want the photo of a two year old crying about someone else touching his balloons! 

Family Photo Session | Pflugerville, TX

I love it when clients show up to a family photo session and are up for anything!  It makes my job so much more fun!  We walked around the park in Pflugerville and used a good chunk of it to take beautiful photos of their family.  Mom and Dad were fun and relaxed, and the kids were too dang cute!  We had so much fun!  And an added bonus, I was able to shoot during Golden hour (which is the hour right before sunset which is every photographers dream!).  The light was beautiful and how a gorgeous warm glow to it.  If you haven't noticed, I love back lit photos.  It's, hands down, my favorite kind of light.  So yeah, I worked that light out!

When a family photo session comes together to create beautiful, glowy photos like these, I remind myself this is why I love being a photographer in Pflugerville and Round Rock.

Family Photos in the Bluebonnets | Round Rock, TX

The famous Texas bluebonnets have come and gone.  They only show up for a few weeks then re-seed themselves.  And we'll have to wait another year to see them again.

It's truly a pleasure to be able to capture beautiful family photos in the bluebonnets.  Family photos are so important, but it's also important to document the places you live. This family is from California, and I had the honor to take their family's first photos in the bluebonnets.  They are the nicest people with two boys that crack me up.

If you aren't from Texas or have lived in Texas your whole life, don't forget to document the places you live and are from.  The places where we create family memories are just as important as the people.  Another reason I love being a photographer in Round Rock and Texas in general!

Enjoy a peak into this family's bluebonnet photos!

I love November light!

It's November!

November means turns back the clocks an hour (and if you're a parent, dealing with your kids getting up at an ungodly hour until they're little bodies adjust), night coming very early, Thanksgiving, the months of giving thanks, and most importantly of all, November light!!

I'm sure there is a very specific explanation that involves the earth's rotation, star alignment, the moon's rotation, and a bunch of over astronomical data that causes the light to be some of the most beautiful of the year.  Regardless, November light is gorgeous!!

Golden hour sunset photos cannot be beat for light.  Every photographer I know, professional and hobbyist, love shooting in November.  It goes beyond it being our busy season and the annual holiday cards.  Seriously, it's the light!

Not sure why I'm going googly-eyed over the sun and light?  Well, first of all, I'm a photographer so I live by how light looks and how I can shape it.  Second of all, I'm a dork.  And lastly, I love beautiful photos with beautiful light.

I took these of my son in my driveway during golden hour (the hour before the sunsets).  The photos are warm and inviting and draw in the viewer.  It's all about creating a warm, welcoming, and inviting environment so the viewer wants to stay and look around the entire photograph.

November light even makes the mundane, like mowing the lawn, look more attractive :)