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Session Location - Luckenbach, Texas

August 14, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

Engagements, Senior Photos, Family Photos, Couples

"I wasn't born in Texas but I got here as fast as I could"

As a transplant Texan, I'm trying to make up for the shortcomings of my birth location by experiencing as many things "Texas" as possible.  One of those things, is the city of Luckenbach in the beautiful Hill Country of Central Texas.

 

Remember this song from country legend, Waylon Jennings?

Luckenbach consists mainly of a little quiet section next to a creek bed with the original post office, a dance hall, and a music stage.  There are tons of shady locations due to the non-stop oak trees in the area.  Picnic tables and guitar pickers are everywhere.  Motorcycles are always parked there and it makes a great pit-stop for a quick burger or German sausage with kraut.  The outside stage is constantly filled and almost every evening there is a band playing in the dance hall.  Check out http://www.luckenbachtexas.com/ for more information on these concerts and events.

Why am I telling you all this?  Because I would LOVE to shoot at this location.  The rustic, quirky Texas appeal is just irresistible to me and the shady spots make it easy to photograph in bright mid-day sunlight.  Take a peak below for some quick photos I snapped on a motorcycle ride through there about a month ago (mid-July.)  Did I mention it's usually a few degrees COOLER there then the rest of Central Texas? 

 

These are of the back of the main post office building (left) and the washer pits (right). The washer pits would make a fun family photo and if you look in the background, that is some of the pretty area available to do other more formal photos

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Luckenbach Texas photographyLuckenbach Texas Session Location

 

Here's  my "helpful" model showing off this fun log bench near a fire pit.  You can also see the pretty oak tree area in the background

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The dancehall makes a fun backdrop as well (this is a crummy photo, a huge thundercloud was moving in and we were on the motorcycles - my "helpful model" from the previous picture was hustling me back to the bikes.)  These trees and this bridge would be great for a couple/engagement photo.  The creekbed is usually dry (Welcome to Texas!) so it would be a great shot for me to be in the creekbed, shooting up at the couple on the bridge.

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Luckenbach is also home to some rowdy chickens.  The roosters get pretty brave!  Here are some shots of the outside stage.  I'd love this backdrop for a family photo or just of the children pretending to be the next Waylon Jennings!

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Luckenbach Texas photography musicLuckenbach Texas Session Location

 

Here's my model again.  Just replace his "really, how many pictures are you going to take" face with a cute, snuggly couple trying on hats

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Luckenbach Texas photography hats cowboyLuckenbach Texas Session Location

 

With a little off camera flash, this back storage shed would make a great senior photo backdrop!

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And two more quirky ones, just because, hey, it's Luckenbach!!

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Let me know TODAY - I'm SO ready to take pictures here!


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