Bluebonnets are here! Spring is my favorite time for photo sessions in Fort Worth. I love the warm weather and pictures filled with flowers! They are so colorful, happy and fun. Below, find my best tips for getting great shots in a field of our state’s most famous wildflowers.
Tip#1 Find a good field
Don't take pictures of your kids on the side of the road! This may sound obvious, but I have seen it and so have you. There are safer options, you just have to look. Check out this link for bluebonnet locations if you have not had any luck finding your own.
Tip#2 Stay out of direct sunlight
I typically book bluebonnet photo sessions one hour before sunset. I love to capture sunsets and golden hour sun behind my clients. The middle of the day sun is the hardest light to work with. It creates very harsh light and squinty kiddos. If the middle of the day is your only option, you can try to find a shady area or go out when it is cloudy. A little bit of planning can help create better pictures.
Tip#3 Safety First
Snakes and fire ants like to hide in bluebonnets (or any tall grass). Don't just send your kiddo off into the field of bluebonnets without first checking it out. You can throw some rocks into the spot where you want your kids to eventually sit. I also put my kids in boots instead of sandals for extra protection.
Tip #4 Get down low
Your kids are down low to the ground so you should get down low with them. Try a bunch of different angles really. Trying something new might result in something you love.
Tip #5 Relax and have fun
It is impossible to get your kid to smile if you are yelling at them to "just smile!" I regularly make things a game. You can have your kids spin, jump, play patty cake with their siblings, touch noses, have tickle fights, and really just anything you can think of to help your kids have fun while you take pictures. Real smiles make for the best smiles and best pictures.
There you have it. Now you are ready to take some beautiful Fort Worth Bluebonnet pictures of your own children.
I regularly host Bluebonnet or Wildflower minis. You can schedule a session with me and let me worry about making the beautiful pictures for you. www.stephaniereneephotography.com
Stephanie Hatton is a dedicated FWMoM Sponsor. She is a fine art photographer that specializes in portraits, family and maternity photography. Come read more about our wonderful sponsor in our Q&A blog that was done between Stephanie and FWMoM a couple months ago! If you are interested in booking her for a future session please contact her through www.stephaniereneephotography.com