Texas bluebonnet season is one of my absolute favorite times of year. I mean what other time of year do you have a smile on your face as you drive along the highway?! You can’t help but be in a good mood when they cover everything with their vibrant shades of purple, sometimes mixed with the pink and yellow wildflowers. I’ve started lots of various traditions with my kids over the years and most of them have petered out already, but their pictures in the bluebonnets are one that I strive to never break. I swear they will be 30 years old and I’m going to make them come home and pose in the bluebonnets for me. I mean just look at these cuties over the years here, here, and here.
I get all teary eyed just looking at those comparisons! They look so old now.
Every so often, I step back and take some shots of the bluebonnets by themselves and this year they caught the light so well for me that I just kept snapping. I loved how these turned out so much that I added them to the Etsy shop. And even though I tell my kids not to pick them, while I was photographing one child the other went on a hunt for the perfect bouquet to bring home. Since I didn’t want them to go to waste, I did a little still life photoshoot with them at home and made sure to add my favorites from that to the shop as well. Click here to shop the still life and landscape shots for sale. 🙂