Getting bluebonnet pictures were really important to me this year. Even though I’ve admired the amazing wildflowers in Texas for seven years now, I’ve never actually taken any kind of bluebonnet pictures. Maybe that’s because of this hilarious tumblr that makes fun of people squatting in the bluebonnets for pictures, but mostly I’ve just been lazy.
Originally, the plan was to meet my roommate at a little patch of bluebonnets by our house and take some photos of the dogs. The day we scheduled that was dark & dreary, and then Heather mentioned there was a huge bluebonnet patch in the field behind our barn and that she was available to take portraits. Dogs + horses = sold! So I met her last Friday afternoon with the fur babies in tow for some photography fun time.
I won’t type a ton today, because it’s all about the pictures. And it should be, because they’re gorgeous.
I love my photographic old spaniel, and glad I got these in the later years of his life. Eliot will be twelve this fall, and we never know how long we get the things we love in life.
As for me, I was feeling fat and blah about myself when I headed to work the morning of the photoshoot. I told Heather my priority picture wise were the dogs, and anything with me was a bonus.
In truth I don’t love how I look in a lot of these photos, but what I do love is seeing me interact with my favorite creatures.
We’re a little family – Simon the dogs and I. We have lumps and bumps and scars, but we love each other.
These pictures show that, and that’s why they’re special.
That’s why I’m glad I had them taken.
If you wait to get portraits taken until you feel like a super model, whether it’s you and your spouse or you and your favorite dog, you’ll wait forever. Nobody ever loves everything about themselves.
In the past I’ve not gotten photos taken because I was waiting to be thinner, but I’m done with that.
Get some pictures.
Smile for the camera.
Hug the dog.
Hang out in the bluebonnets.
If you’re in the Austin area and want portraits of your own, hit up Heather N Photography. Her sitting fee is extremely reasonable and it comes with tons of digital photos for facebook (and blogging!) plus high quality prints are available for not much more.