Family Photo Session | Round Rock, TX

Family photos in the spring are one of my favorite things!  The new leaves are coming out in the trees.  Everything is starting or true green.  The leaves are coming out of their winter slumber.  Flowers are starting to bloom!  Grass is green and not brown.  Spring means the beginning of summer, and that means warmer weather!

I love have family photo sessions when the weather starts to turn nice in the spring.  The only downside is when it rains, and it rained last month.  This family was so great to be flexible when we got rained out for the orginal date of this session.  It was pouring outside.  Thankfully, we were able to reschedule before school sports and schedule conflicts came up.

This family was great to photograph!  The Dad and I had a nice conversation about lenses for sports and how 'fun' it can be to photograph in fluorescent gym lighting.  The teenagers were great to pose!  And both the brother and sister were handsome and gorgeous!  And their son cracked me up with his self-confidence, and he was all about being photographed!!  That so rarely happens, and I had so much fun photographing this teen!

Spring time is a great time to get some new family photos done!

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Together at last... Family Reunion

I had a blast last week shooting this family.  They reminded me a lot of my Dad's side of the family.

My Dad's side is a fun, crazy lot.  We have our own concept of entertainment (not quite blog appropriate).  We make fun of each other but love one another at the same time.  Every time we get together, some sort of epic event happens in which an awesome story is born.

For example at my Granny's funeral, my aunt receives a phone call during the reception from my great aunt (my Granny's sister).  Little back story, my family is originally from New Orleans, but my dad's side now lives in Florida which is where the funeral was held.  My great aunt was at the cemetery in New Orleans getting the above-ground family tomb ready for burial.  My dad's dad (my grandfather) was buried there years ago, and his casket was not there.

In New Orleans, they have above ground burials because the city is below sea level.  Only so many caskets can fit in the tomb above.  As people die, they take their caskets out and rebury the remains underneath the tomb in the ground. 

The cemetery couldn't find my grandfather, who was supposed to be there.  And the workers at the cemetery refused to go underneath and look for him because they were scared.  My great aunt calls freaking out because Emmett's missing.  Let's just say, my family (and I) were three sheets to the wind and just about died laughing when we heard this.  Then started the jokes about how he heard my Granny died so he took off.  It's still a running family joke to this day.

So that's how my family rolls.

This family reunion was a long time in the making.  They were a fun bunch to shoot, and I kept hearing all the inside family jokes (which I totally didn't get but that's ok) said back and forth between members.  Enjoy!