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It’s been a while since I blogged about new additions to the Etsy shop, so I need to play a bit of catch up!  Being that I live in Texas, and always drive by beautiful ranches and fields of longhorns, it was only natural that I finally stop to document some of these gorgeous animals.  There’s a huge ranch not too far from me that I frequent and every so often these guys will get close enough to their fence for me to capture them.  I have come to love #23, he is quite the poser.  I’ll stand there snapping away while he just stares right into the lens.  I need to rent a bigger zoom lens one of these days and get even closer to this guy, but for now he’s been a great subject.

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All of these pictures are available as a matted print, on canvas, or as personalized note cards.  I’ve even ordered them on my custom images boxes and they turned out great!  I had someone put them on 8×8 boxes and then placed personalized note cards with the longhorns pictures inside as a holiday gift.

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It’s that time of year again, when the Texas wildflowers are in bloom and the bluebonnets line the sides of the highways in all their glory.  It’s been such a fun tradition with my two little Texas natives.  I’ve gone to the same field since Caden was a baby and have loved bringing them back each season.  I’ll definitely be that mom who’s forcing these two to take these when they are home on college break, and I’m sure they will hate one day that I have so many images of them holding hands and kissing.  Until then, I’m soaking up as many of these as humanly possible.  And oh, my, goodness, this year we had a happy accident that the sun was “hurting their eyes” so I grabbed for the sunglasses for a few.  Which lead to me taking a bajilion pictures of little miss looking like a hippy flower child.  Too cute for words!

And because everyone loves looking back in time and comparing how much they’ve grown, here’s the link to view last year’s bluebonnet pictures!

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It always cracks me up when she starts posing herself, no clue where she gets these from. 🙂

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This one is DEFINITELY my favorite.  Again, the sunglasses that weren’t even suppose to be part of the shoot.  These were a party favor from a Top Gun party that I just keep in the car for them.  The blue color made the clouds look so amazing I actually squealed out loud.

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Sisters. Am I right?

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Hey look! There I am!  Proof that I exist. 🙂

Texas Landscape Photography_0028Texas Landscape Photography_0029Texas Landscape Photography_0030Texas Landscape Photography_0031I had to finish these off with a “real life” picture.  A lot of people ask me “how do you get such great pictures of your kids?” It’s HARD.  This session I took about 700 pictures to narrow it down to 80.  A lot of crying, refusals to smile, cheesey fake smiles, more crying (by me), BRIBES, and every so often a winner.  This one cracked me up, this was about 10 minutes in and they were “over it” which was perplexing because they were yet to give me a good one.

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  • Cindy Young

    Loved all of these, Jessica!! Beautiful — children and bluebonnets!!ReplyCancel

Because I want to remember this phase of his life.  Because you never know how long they are going to last before moving on.  This has been his obsession since the beginning of this football season.  We’ve always cheered for the cowboys, we have footage of him barely getting the words out as a baby, “go womo. go cowboys!” But this is the year he finally started to understand plays and TRULY enjoy watching them unfold.  He discovered the NFL mobile app on xbox, the greatest invention on earth in his eyes. After school he races through the door and asks the same question each day, “Can I please watch NFL mobile?”  When he hears “yes” he changes out of his school clothes, puts on one of his jerseys, his helmet, and grabs a ball.  He sifts through replays and action clips dating all the way back to the 70’s.  Of course he loves the 90’s cowboys, Aikman, Smith, Irving.  In fact, he starts flag football this spring and asked for his number to be “8” after “the greatest cowboys quarterback ever.”  Which I totally get a kick out of because I remember watching those exact games when I was little. My oldest brother was also obsessed with them, Troy Aikman his favorite of course.  Growing up in Akron it was too painful to be a Browns fan, so naturally we converted to America’s team and never looked back.  It’s like I’ve been transported 20 years back in time and feel the same excitement as I did when I watched with Greg.

When his allotted TV time has ended, he takes the ball out front and recreates the plays he’s just watched. By himself.  Calling out the plays, running the length of our “field” and even perfecting his touchdown dance.  He asks me to time him, trying to beat his sprint time from the day prior.  I admire his determination and positive attitude as he drops most of his catches and watches as his passes go about 2 feet.  It doesn’t get him down or even frustrate him, he just laughs it off and tries again (especially with me as his mother, a notorious competitive freak).  He may not be scoring on any real fields anytime soon, but in his mind he’s well on his way to being the best.

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