Family Photo Session | Round Rock, TX

Being able to photograph beautiful families like this one is one of the many reasons I love my job as a photographer.  Capturing my own family and children is what started me on this journey into photography.  Now being able to photograph other families and their children are why I continue to feel blessed enough o continue my journey not only with my own family but with other families as well.

Thie beautiful family endured the Round Rock, Texas heat with me for their family photo session.  And let me tell you, their two kids were absolutely adorable!

Extended Family Photo Session | Round Rock, TX

When families get together, it's always a fun and interesting time.  Especially when it's extended family.  I was asked by a friend whom I've known since college to photograph her husband's extended family.  One of the family units was moving over seas, and they didn't know when the next time they would all be together again.  Of course,I agreed to it!  What better memories are created with our loved ones than photos!

Next time you see your extended family (even if you they live close to you), give each other a hug and appreciate the fact you can just be together.  Enjoy these wonderful family photos I took in 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!

Great places to find Bluebonnets in Round Rock

It's that time of year again!!

Texas Bluebonnet and wildflower season arrive early in Round Rock and Central Texas!  And they are gorgeous again this year!

What does bluebonnet season mean?  It means Texans and non-Texans alike are in search of a great patch of bluebonnets to see, take photos of,  and get photographed in.

I've been out and about with my own kids the past two weeks, and I've come across a few nice patches of bluebonnets in Round Rock that I wanted to share with you.

Before getting into where some where the bluebonnets in Round Rock are, I want to make a small disclaimer.  Not all of these are parks and public property.  Even if there are not any buildings in a field, the field is still owned by someone and considered private property, so please be aware of where you go and what you're allowed to do.  And please, don't park your car in the road with your hazards on just so you can take some photos the bluebonnets.  I nearly hit a car last year parked in the right hand lane of a Forest Creek Drive because they set up photos in a field nearby.  It's not safe.  It's not only a hazard to you, but a hazard to other drivers and people trying to get by.  Be safe everyone and enjoy the bluebonnets and wildflowers!

Great places to find Bluebonnets in Round Rock:

  1. Off of Sam Bass Rd.  There are some great patches of bluebonnets and other wildflowers around.
  2. Teravista Community.  There have been reports of nice wildflowers, including bluebonnets, patches within the community.  There has also been rumors of a great bluebonnet field off of Westinghouse Rd.  I personally haven't seen it, but it might be worth checking out if you're on the North side of Round Rock.
  3. At Dell on 1 Dell Way.  Warning!  This is private property owned and operated by Dell.  You may be asked to leave if security sees you, but it's worth driving by to see the bluebonnets. 
  4. Old Settler's Park in Round Rock.  There's an empty field off the back entrance of Old Settler's by the baseball fields.  Enter the park via Red Bud Lane, and you won't miss it!  There's not only bluebonnets but also Indian paint brush.
  5. Clay Madsen Recreation Center.  To the right (of left if you're facing CMRC), there's a couple of thick patches of bluebonnets by the small creek.
  6. Empty field on Kenney Fort Dr. and Forest Creek Dr.  There are a few patches of bluebonnets.  This is private property and there's no readily available parking.  However, you can walk by or use the Brushy Creek Trail to reach it if you don't mind a walk or a bike ride.
  7. There's an empty field off of Gattis School Rd and Joyce Lane at the entrance of the Enclave at Town Centre neighborhood entrance.  The field has a lot of bluebonnets and other wildflowers.
  8. Field in front of Cedar Ridge High School has some beautiful patches of bluebonnets as well! (Thanks for the reminder Kelly Colson!)

Do you know of any other great places for bluebonnets this year?
List them in the comments so I can add it on to the list!

Go enjoy the beautiful, early Texas Bluebonnet season! 

Family Photos

When I arrive at a photography session and find out my clients wore awesome color clothing, I get a little giddy.  Ok... a lot giddy!

I love when families were pops of color for their family photos.  Especially the color red!  And when I saw Mom wearing red cowboy boots, I knew it was going to be an awesome session.  Because you really can't go wrong with red cowboy boots!

And this family rocked their family photos!  Two good looking kids, a great looking couple, and a lot of fun had by all!  Check it out!