I picked up these flowers on Thursday of last week, when we were having all that strange weather. Daily rain isn’t that unusual for this time of year, obviously — April showers bring May flowers — but the rain brought with it a very unseasonable cold front. I think last week we broke a record for lowest low temperature in Houston for this late in the spring. I’ve heard a surprising number of friends complain about this, but honestly, what could be better than mild temperatures when the sun comes out? We had a beautiful weekend and I’m sure we’ll all be wishing for a random cold front a month from now when our highs are in the 90s. Let’s enjoy all the beautiful greenery before the sun scorches away our more delicate plants!
I haven’t been running many errands since I’ve been home with the baby, so I asked my husband to pick up some flowers when he went to the store… and he returned with these very brightly dyed gerbera daisies! We’ve laughed a bit about how tacky they are, but our daughter loves them, and I actually think these photos would look great framed in her room. So, here are some shots to brighten your day, and all of my flower photos are available for purchase at this link.
I will be returning to photograph some baby and family portrait sessions this week, so watch the blog for some sneak peeks this weekend! And contact me to schedule your session for June or July!
And, for those who think the colors are a bit much, one in black and white as well:
It’s springtime in Houston, and that means three things: azaleas, bluebonnets… and pollen! While I’m taking a break from portrait photography until May, I’ve decided to start a personal project of sorts, to photograph flowers once a week. I am getting to know my macro lens a little bit better, and it’s an exciting change of pace from portrait photography — quieter, more intentional, with a lot of artistic potential. I’ll publish the photos here, and will also make them available as prints for purchase, to be used as wall art, if anyone is interested. The link to purchase is here.
The last two weeks have seen some beautiful flowers — Texas bluebonnets, and of course, azaleas. If you have any special requests, leave them in the comments!