Blue Bonnets & Bribes, A Sneak Peek! Family Portraits Killeen, Texas

Bluebonnets are the state flower of Texas and every true Texan will tell you that the thing to do in the Spring is gather up your babies and haul them out to a field of bluebonnets to get the perfect Easter picture. What they don't tell you is that bluebonnets usually grow in the middle of four lane highways and are hot spots for fire ants, snakes, and other itchy/crawlies! But I find that those facts do not scare away parents from wanting that Bluebonnet Baby anyway! A big thank you to the understanding and patient parents of these adorable kiddos who hopped in the car on short notice "because the light was perfect and bluebonnets don't last long". So, nothing goes better with those gorgeous bonnets than bribes! We had many a discussion about the ice cream that was sure to follow this shoot, be it a blizzard from DQ or a bowl full of sprinkles, we ALL have a flavor that brings a smile to our face! Though there may have been a gripe about "the pokies" once or twice, there was no shortage of great smiles! Enjoy your sneak peek!


EL at Through My Own Lens said... at April 12, 2009 at 11:21 AM

First, let me say that I always LOVE your photos! Really! These family shots are great, and I really enjoyed your beach shots too! So, Arizona, huh?! Both mine and my husband's families are still out in AZ, and I lived there from 1993-2004 (Tucson, Flagstaff, Phx area). Where are you moving to?! How exciting!!!

You can PM me if you want. niftythriftymommy2007 at yahoo dot com

Carebear said... at April 12, 2009 at 10:57 PM

Well worth a couple pokes I say! And what a pair of eyes that sweet boy has! Great shots as usual Karyn!

Julie Rivera Photography said... at April 13, 2009 at 2:01 PM

These are wonderful, Karyn! The picture of the two kids is so sweet and their expressions are pure and natural. The little girl crouching in the flowers and the shot of her brother in the ice cream parlor, I am presuming, are two of my favorites. Very cool one of the parents behind the son kissing! Great work!