Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Family photo shoot at LBJ National Park

Since moving to the Texas Hill Country, I have wanted to have our family photos taken at the LBJ National Park. I was finally able to orchestrate it just before the Christmas holidays.  I was connected with the wonderful, master photographer, Kathy Weigand, and after texting back and forth, we worked out a day/time to meet out at the park.

As luck would have it--our original date had to be rescheduled due to bad weather, so when our newly scheduled picture day finally rolled around, it was freezing cold and windy.  I thought about calling to reschedule again, but with Jody's hectic work/ travel schedule, and since it was so close to Christmas and I wanted to have the photos for our Christmas cards, there was no way we could reschedule.  So the show went on….and we pressed forward with the shoot despite the weather.

As always, trying to get everyone dressed and ready is pretty stressful for mama--there is always a pouter or two--and then I'm the last one to be able to get ready--so we were running behind schedule.  And, as we were racing out the door and trying to get the little ones buckled in their car seats, I popped a big 'ole hole in my Spanx, suntan tinted tights (Oy!!)... so my scary, white legs ended up showing through the photo session.

Jody just squeezed my hand and kissed it on the drive over to calm my nerves.  He knew I had been stressing about this photo session all week.  I just said a big prayer on the drive over that everyone would cooperate for Kathy (no fighting, pinching, meltdowns, protests, etc.--and yes, that includes the hubby, too--he detests having his photo taken as much as the kids).

The Lord answered my prayers...once we started--even though it was cold and windy--it didn't seem to phase the kids.  They were awesome and such troopers.  And Kathy was so great with them.  Noah really hit it off with her and enjoyed helping her carry all of her camera gear around the park as she took the photos.  She was able to get some really pretty pics--- despite the frigid temperatures and high winds.

As soon as we wrapped up the session, we all bolted to the car and turned on the heater so we could warm up.  We were laughing at how cold we were and how bad our teeth were chattering.  Then we headed over to the little Stonewall Diner and chowed down on some good 'ole catfish dinner plates.  A great way to end our family photo shoot.  ;-)


  1. They turned out beautiful!! What a gorgeous family. I've always wanted to something like this. I really need to get on this before my kids get too big!!

  2. Wow! These are so pretty of your family, Jennifer. I love your family.


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