This was a beautiful family session shot at White Rock Lake in Dallas, TX. I go back and forth on my favorite places to shoot and right now White Rock is at the top of my list. I like how many looks you can get there, the trees, the lake, there are tall fields, the light is beautiful. I have also shot there at sunrise and although it changes up my routine, the light was equally as gorgeous. I have been photographing a lot of families with their dogs lately. After losing my beloved Old English Sheepdog, Merlin, I wish I would have had him in some of our professional family shoots. Little kids with their dogs are about as cute as it gets.


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I usually recommend two year olds being photographed outside. The studio can be a real challenge. This little guy did so well. Between the well behaved kid and the well behaved dog, I was a happy photographer!


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Then we moved on to our second spot. The light is different, the trees are different. It’s just an overall different look. Perfect time for a wardrobe change. And as the child starts to get bored with pictures, we shift more into candid and playful shots. They are rarely my huge print or canvas images that my clients choose, but I still love to get a good mix of posed and playful.

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Then onto the third spot. At this point we are moving pretty fast to keep the child’s attention and to get some more variety. This area had a ton of sun, and my favorite black and white images are all the ones that have a ton of sun.

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And lastly, the dock. The dock can be a pain because there may or may not be 15 people taking selfies. But if you are patient enough, or ask politely, they may move over so you can get a great, seemingly serene shot by the water. Sunsets with water are so great in images!

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