One of the joys of being a photographer in Pflugerville is seeing friends referring friends and then trying to top each other with their portrait sessions. Ashley is a referral and she has helped me out on shoots over the last year so it was a joy to photograph her Senior Portraits because she knew exactly what was coming. This fun filled shoot started with lollipops and ended with the stench of pumpkins behind the Methodist church but we will get to that.
We started at the coolest toy shop in Pflugerville, Toy Time, to get a few with the ring flash and her batman shirt. We bought a mask there so Ashley could be the batgirl of her dreams. We also might have rode a toddlers racy car but I am neither confirming nor denying that. From Toy Time we headed over to a field of round bales to get Ashley in the hay and the iconic Pflugerville water tower in the background. A new spot for me to shoot and a new angle on the water tower. Ashley had her cowgirl dud’s on, wearing boots, cutoff jeans and a big belt buckle plus those cool shades.
The middle portion of our session had us in one of my favorite Pflugerville photo spots, the waterfall on Gilleland Creek. Played around with shutter speed and a gridded flash to keep Ashley still but the water moving while still showing off some rare fall foliage. Ashley got soaked, I got soaked and the camera got wetter than I hoped, but the photographs turned out and that’s what matters. Our last stop is another place that I have driven past hundreds of times thinking that it would make a good photo spot and sure enough the old cotton gin near the Methodist church on Pecan was a great backdrop to Ashley’s smirk. The only issue we had was the rotting pumpkins from the halloween sale fermenting in the field next to us. Not pleasant.
And thus we have our tour of Pflugerville senior portrait session. It’s a fun feeling cruising Pflugerville making cool portraits. Already scouted some new spots so be sure to book your session soon and tell a friend!
Josh loves a good adventure and some of his favorite wedding and engagement shoots have involved “getting crazy” or going somewhere special to the couple.
Josh is a Texas native and long time Pflugerville resident. He started his photography business in 2009 and has never looked back. His photo business even allowed him to be daddy-day-care before his two sons reached school age. Over the years his business has expanded to include just about every type of photography including automotive, editorial portraits, corporate events, sports and food. Through it all, he has continued to love wedding photography for genuine moment, the fast pace and the diversity of subjects it offers. Josh is a co-founder of North Austin Pfoutographic Society and a resident instructor at Precision Camera & Video in Austin, Tx.