“The trees, adorned with flowers, gave off an intoxicating odor. Everything was throbbing with joy, and the birds were singing and chirping their adoration of God.” -St. Faustina
Spring Photography in Dallas
When winter arrives, I start imagining spring! Texas spring offers a colorful canvas of all types of lovely flowers. In North Texas, spring starts in early to mid March. The multitudes of flowers bloom and continue until early July. Anytime from March until June, is a great time for wildflower portraits. Let’s take a look at the blooms for each month!
March is the start of spring, and with it arrives tulips and daffodils. There are a few places that have lovely tulip blooms for photography – Pilot Point and The Dallas Arboretum. The Arboretum is the easiest for portraits. It is conveniently located, and I have guest passes for photography clients. While tulips are the highlight of the season, azaleas and cherry blossoms are abundant as well.
The state flower of Texas arrives in April. You might first see these vibrant blue flowers along the highways. Then they start blooming in open fields. Over the past years, bluebonnets are becoming very rare in the suburbs. I start scouting for them in early April. Once a spot is discovered, it quickly becomes trampled. There is a short window of opportunity for gorgeous bluebonnet pictures.
Buttercups, delphinium, primrose, and poppies are plentiful in May. They come in varieties of soft pink, red, white, and purple. I have several favorite locations for these in different parts of the DFW metroplex.
June and July
As we enter summer, a lovely variety Mexican hats and black eyed Susans sprout in open grassy areas. Some families opt for these flowers after they have had several years of photos in bluebonnets.
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