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Max & Miles – Old Setters Park

Took the boys to check out Old Settlers Park / Old Settlers Association in Round Rock. The park is right next to the Dell Diamond and is huge. We walked along the water and played at one of the many playgrounds. Next we drove back up near the entrance to walk among the pioneer sites.

If you’re interested in a family photo session among the cabins at Old Settlers Association, here are the details I learned.

  1. No images allowed on Sundays
  2. Must check in with the office, but no additional fees required
  3. They will be closing to photographers for the rest of the year in about two weeks (for their holiday decorations) and won’t reopen until those decorations come down in 2016.

Max & Miles – Art / Artists

Max is a fan of Amazon’s new show: Creative Galaxy. And whenever he watches one, he always wants to do some art project afterwards. Which is how it came to pass that we had the painting supplies out. Which of course led to some body painting because that always seems to be more fun than plain old paper.

And as part two of the art-theme – we took the boys to The Contemporary Austin and Laguna Gloria / Driscoll Villa to check out the outdoor sculptures. They got to run all over in the name of art appreciation. Win-win.

If you are interested in a family photo session at Laguna Gloria yourself – there’s a small fee and some paperwork – but it’s a great spot.

Max & Miles – Twin Lakes Park

Went exploring at Twin Lakes Park this past weekend. And we only got to see part of the park because the YMCA had the rest closed for a private event. But just on the trail was a variety of spots to explore. We plan to go back – if only to check out an amazing water slide we saw far in the distance.

Cooper Brothers – Sibling Portrait Session

Let’s all welcome the newest Cooper Brother: Sebastian!

I got to go play with these three as they took turns holding their younger brother and goofing around the backyard. Matt (age 3) kept bringing me all the props he wanted to include (yoga block, ice pack, pink gardening gloves). Henry (age 6) was so sweet and concerned that Sebastian (2 weeks old) was about to explode his diaper. And Sebastian was relaxed and happy to be with this bunch.

Please enjoy this sneak peek of their sibling portrait session. To see all the photos and purchase prints from their session click HERE.

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Your Family Here – St. Edward’s Park

A former client and friend mentioned St. Edward’s park to me recently – and all of a sudden, I see it popping up in multiple places. I think it’ll make a fantastic location for Fall photo shoots. There’s a great variety of backgrounds – and the trails are pretty easy to manage. If you have real littles, you’d expect to be carrying them some – and we may avoid the water crossings – but overall, quite a gorgeous natural setting near town.

Contact me if you’d like to book your own session this Fall.

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