This born and bred Texan loves her Bluebonnets!! And when I found a patch of them close to home, you bet we had some mini session fun!
What is amazing about these Texas treasures is that you never know where they will pop up or how many of them will bloom. I suppose that is part of the fun - finding the best field. This year's Bluebonnet season started much earlier than normal, and didn't appear to last as long.
Every Easter weekend we take our girls up to San Antonio and scout out the best field to take their photos in. This year at Easter they were just about all gone.
Fun fact: with the exception of one of the photos, these were all taken in the same field...at different days and times.
I sure hope we have Bluebonnets out here next year!!
Some helpful things to remember when taking photos in the Bluebonnets:
- People aren't the only ones who love them...rattlesnakes and fire ants do too. Be sure to scope out the area for anything that could hurt your child(ren)/loved ones. My dog is rattlesnake trained and I like to take him with me to sweep the area prior to putting children in them.
- There are rules for taking your photos in the Bluebonnets. Be respectful of them...don't trample them!! Leave them in the same condition that you found them so other people can enjoy them too.
- Exercise safety when taking your photos...it's not always the best (or safest) idea to stop on the side of the highway to get your photos.
- Not all Bluebonnets are located on public property. Be mindful of private property and ask permission from the land owner before helping yourself.