Have a very Merry Christmas! See you in the New Year.
Some days I think I must be the luckiest photographer in Dallas. This was one of those days.
Sweet little babies just melt my camera lens . . . and this cutie was no exception. Just look at those beautiful blue eyes.
It was my first photoshoot at the Arbor Hills Nature Preserve, and I was really impressed. Everyone enjoyed being outdoors and the rustic, natural scenery provided an abundance of backdrops for our session.
Mommy and Daddy were even surprised at how relaxed and laid-back their little daughter was through out the evening.
I’m happy to report that there wasn’t a single tear shed . . . by anyone.
As the sun set on our shoot, we all knew it was time for one little angel to get some much deserved rest.
As many of you may know by now – back in the Spring, I entered a picture in the 2012 Wildflower Magazine/Texas Highways Photo Contest. The judges must have really liked it, because I won First Place in the “People and Wildflowers” Category.
It really has been a fun ride, since they published the image in the magazine and awarded our family a membership to the Wildflower Center.
Well, since all of the winning photos were on display at the Center, we decided to take a family trip down to Austin and have ourselves a look.
The Photography Contest Display was impressive, but beyond that, I was really blown away by the Wildflower Center and all that it has to offer. We spent the afternoon walking around the grounds, enjoying the various plants and flowers.
I was surprised at how many buildings and gardens the Wildflower Center has available for visitors to experience. There is a gift shop, multiple education halls and presentation rooms, an impressive brick tower, a cafe and a ton of different gardens.
All in all, it was a wonderful way to spend an afternoon. The kids enjoyed playing in the tower and I even managed to snap off a few more photos.
Who knows – maybe one of the winning photos in NEXT year’s contest was captured that afternoon.