It is bluebonnet season in Texas. And as soon as those patches come out, out come the photographers! Bluebonnets make an excellent backdrop for some gorgeous photos of your family. Here’s a few tips to taking some excellent Bluebonnet Pictures!
8 Tips to Take Excellent Bluebonnet Pictures
1. Find a Safe Place to Take Photos. There are many great patches of bluebonnets right alongside the highway and I know you may be temped to just pull over & snap some shots. My advice is to find a side road (plenty in the Texas Hill Country) or a park that has some great patches to take bluebonnet pictures in.
2. Scout the bluebonnet patch for critters. Before sending the kiddos into the patch, PLEASE look around for ant beds and snakes.
3. Look around to what is behind you. Nothing kills a great shot than a car or sign in the back of the shot. That said, an old barn or windmill might be a great addition to the bluebonnet pictures.
4. Best lighting is in the morning or afternoon. If you can, consider taking your bluebonnet pictures in the morning (before 10) or the afternoon (after 4).
5. Consider Pants or Skirts. The grass can be itchy. Children may be more comfortable in pants.
6. Think Solids for Clothing. Don’t distract from the bluebonnets by wearing a loud print. The best bluebonnet pictures I have seen have people in neutral colors.
7. Photographer needs to get down! If taking a picture of a group sitting in the bluebonnets, you may need to crouch down to their level and not take the picture standing over them.
8. Don’t just take the generic sitting still photos. Get the kids up and moving, smelling the flowers, etc. In my experience, natural shots of kids always turn out better than posed.
Most importantly, have fun. The bluebonnets are only out for a short time. They make such beautiful, Texas pictures. Get out there any make some memories with your bluebonnet pictures!