Bluebonnet Safety

The little blue flowers are starting to pop up all over Texas... first in the hill country and now heading north to DFW.  Love 'em or hate 'em, Texas bluebonnets put locals into a frenzy as they try to get the perfect shot of their kids in a field of Texas blue.  

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BLUEBONNET PHOTO SAFETY TIPS

1. Look down.  Yes, that's right!  Have you ever sat in a pile of fire ants?  Well, right before you take bluebonnet photos is not the time to check your toddler's pain tolerance!

2.  Snakes like bluebonnets, too.  The odds of finding a record-breaking rattlesnake while taking family photos is probably slim... but you never know.  Isn't it worth a few extra minutes checking the area to make sure your bluebonnet session will be snake-free?

3. Bluebonnets hang out safely next to highways... but you really shouldn't.  Seriously - use common sense. Don't unleash your children next to Texas' busiest highway to get a photo of the little blue beauties.  It can only take a second for an accident to happen.  It's just. not. worth. it.  

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4.  Bug. Spray.  You can thank me later!  Really, though.  There's no reason to fight off a swarm of mosquitoes when a couple of sprays here and there can make your session MUCH more pleasant!  

5. Don't trespass.  Texas landowners can be very grumpy when you wander into their fields to frolic in the bluebonnets. You may not think it's a big deal, but if you've ever encountered an angry property owner, you'll know they can get pretty miffed about people lollygagging on their land!  

6.  Wear real shoes. Barefoot bluebonnet photos are super cute but remember there are other types of weeds mixed in with them and some of those buggers are really prickly!  So... wear your shoes and remove them and place them behind you before you take the photo.  

Shoes keep your feet clean, too. Nobody wants to see dirty feet!!

Shoes keep your feet clean, too. Nobody wants to see dirty feet!!

7.  Allergy medicine.  Spring.  In Texas. In a field of weeds.  Do I need to go on?  Benadryl is your friend, people!  Snot-filled bluebonnet photos are NOT cute.  Take your allergy medicine.

Most importantly, have fun!  Bluebonnets are a treat we Texans get to enjoy for about 2 weeks all year, so enjoy their beauty while you can!!  

I will be offering a very limited number of bluebonnet mini-sessions.  Email me at sarah@sarahtothphoto.com to be put on the list to receive info and be the first to sign up!