Adventure Awaits! Destination Family Photography and Hiking With Boys

February 06, 2018  •  4 Comments
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Houston Metro Area to Mayfield Park, Austin, TX

 

 
"Have camera...will travel!!!"
 
Usually spotted in the Houston Metro area shooting outdoor family sessions, my family and I decided to visit the beautiful hills of Austin, TX. We were not disapointed! Such glorious Autumn days in Austin's Mayfield Park. Skipping streams, climbing rocks, and soaking up the drenching sunshine and golden light. Oh yeah...and free-range peacocks! What an amazing place to bring tiny, fiesty balls of energy.
 
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After a short, stream-hopping hike, the woods thinned a bit and slowly opened up to a clearing with a beautiful staircase built right into the rock! It was perfect for a family photo! Of course, this was all I could get...they're smiling, right?
 
Houston Family Photo on the cedar stairs in mayfield parkHouston Family Photo on the cedar stairs in mayfield park Boys on a Boulder during Houston Metro Family SessionBoys on a Boulder during Houston Metro Family Session
 
But what really took my breath away (as a photographer looking for the "perfect" setting), was the completely unexpected, totally stunning, wooden TEPEE! casually constructed along the side of the path! Of course I made the boys get in...
 
Pre-school boy in a wooden teepee wearing buffalo plaid during a Houston Metro Outdoor Family session in the woodsPre-school boy in a wooden teepee wearing buffalo plaid during a Houston Metro Outdoor Family session in the woods   Boy in a wood teepee during Houston Metro family sessionBoy in a wood teepee during Houston Metro family session
 
Strangely, they were not quite as thrilled as I. No matter. Next up, the teenage girl...who gave me gold.
 
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Yes, the boys much preferred the hike back through the woods and up the Austin chalk cliffs.
 
Houston preschool boy in buffalo plaid jacket with a stick in the woods during a family photo sessionHouston preschool boy in buffalo plaid jacket with a stick in the woods during a family photo session vines on the trees in mayfield parkvines on the trees in mayfield park Houston Metro Family hiking up the Austin chalk hills during an outdoor family photo sessionHouston Metro Family hiking up the Austin chalk hills during an outdoor family photo session
 
As we reached the park entrance, the sun had properly set and the sky was ablaze with color. The peacocks roosted in the trees, and the evening was hushed and still. Such a perfect ending.
 

Don't wait to document this singular time in the life of your family. Perfection is happening right now.

Make this Moment Matter.

 
 
Hiking With Boys and Laughing all the wayHiking With Boys and Laughing all the way Sunset on the Peacock's RoostSunset on the Peacock's Roost A boy with a stick in the woods in buffalo plaidA boy with a stick in the woods in buffalo plaid
 
 

Comments

melanie montoya(non-registered)
These are beautiful images! It looks like they were having a really great time exploring!
Hannah(non-registered)
What a gorgeous location! Looks like a day well spent!
Mama(non-registered)
You're photographs are stunning, and Raven is too!
Mare(non-registered)
Your pictures are always so awesome!!!! :)
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