I adore taking pictures of Will, Hallie, Tux, my niece, Lily, and nephew, Carter. (And I hope to someday soon take pictures of my newest nephew, Forest.) But kids scream and cry and refuse to smile and smile like someone's threatening them and run away.
Flowers, on the other hand, do none of the above.
I photograph flowers because for me, the process is both soothing and invigorating, simultaneously calming and inspiring. That moment when my camera lens allows me to see how a seemingly simple element in nature is, upon closer inspection, actually brilliantly complex…MAGIC.
I took the pictures below on our San Antonio trip, in between fulfilling Hallie's repeated requests to take pictures of her in front of every flowering tree and canon on the Alamo grounds.
My favorites in this batch are the first two and last one, of a Lily of the Valley, which I plan to someday print and frame for my Lily.
Happy spring, friends. Take a minute to stop and smell the dandelions.
If you enjoy these spring flower pics, or if you live where spring has yet to grab hold and need a bit more color in your day, below are links to a few of my past flower power posts.
In Like a Lion, Out Like a Sheep