Part of being a professional photographer in Dallas, Texas means every Spring you shoot thousands of beautiful families frolicking and having fun in the bluebonnets, right?
That’s what I thought too. I was ready to deliver the bad news to the late-comers that I was all booked up and simply would not have time to work them in. Barely enough time to eat.
But, outside of a few wonderful clients nobody came knocking. My website never even crashed beneath the digital strain of the sudden and overwhelming bandwidth overload.
And I’m convinced that it’s not for lack of quality. Hey, I’ve taken some pretty good bluebonnet pictures in my time. Just ask around.
True, the flowers haven’t been quite as brilliant this Spring. But, they’re still out there. We can’t all live in Ennis.
No, that’s not it.
My theory is that, for whatever reason, it’s just not as popular as it was a few years ago. I guess everyone is just blue-bonneted out.
Spring is here and in Dallas, Texas that means it’s time to go outside and have some fun. In Big “D” you gotta tip-toe through the tulips while you can, because three fat months of hotter-than-hot temperatures are just waiting around the corner.
March and April have it going on, though. Just look around Dallas and you’ll see flowers of all shapes and sizes blooming everywhere.
From the Dandelions and Tulips of “Dallas Blooms” at The Dallas Arboretum to the spontaneous spectacle of Bluebonnets that grace the fields and roadsides each year, Dallas has a love affair with Spring Flowers.
There is no better time to gather the family together and have some professional portraits taken.
Please contact me today to schedule your family’s session. The calendar is filling up and like the beautiful flowers that only hang around for a few weeks – these specialized session offerings won’t last either.
If you have been following my photography, you’ve no doubt seen the bluebonnet image of my son before. It’s pretty special to me for a whole host of reasons . . . not least of which – it’s reception convinced me to go pro.
Now that a year has passed since that award-winning photograph was taken, I thought it might be fun to post some of the other images captured that Spring evening.
I LOVE taking pictures of my kids. It’s as simple as that. The bluebonnets, were, admittedly a ruse. I was just stoked to be taking my camera out of the bag.
Now that a year has passed and Ben O’Neal Photography is going strong, taking a look at these pictures reminds me how excited I used to get just spending time snapping images of my son and daughter.
I hope you will contact me today about setting up your family’s Bluebonnet Mini-Session. I can’t wait to make some more photographic magic in the Texas wildflowers this Spring.
I am proud to announce that Ben O’Neal Photography is currently offering The Dallas Blooms/Spring Flower Mini-Session.
This is going to be so much fun! The flowers at The Dallas Arboretum are nothing short of spectacular. The setting couldn’t be better for your springtime pictures.
Please don’t hesitate to contact me and schedule your session.
This is the perfect opportunity to capture some beautiful family memories that you and your loved ones will cherish for years to come.
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.