… A kid with an old camera.

At a young age, my husband, Chris, was given an almost-discarded “brownie” camera to play with, and thus, his love of photography began. Next, he was given a gently used 35mm camera and kept taking photos – mostly nature and nighttime photography.

After working for years in the corporate world, he decided to follow his dream and become a professional photographer. You name it, and he photographed it – rural landscapes, wildlife, commercial products, real estate, family portraits, and weddings. He had work published in magazines and taught photography workshops.

In 2007, we were casually looking for acreage and happened upon this hidden gem. The property had been neglected and unoccupied for years. Looking past the dead trees and forgotten land, we saw great potential. The remaining trees were a mix of gorgeous Live Oaks and towering Elms. There was an abundance of Spring Wildflowers and a charming red barn with a rusted metal roof. We had found the perfect outdoor photography studio. Finally, a place where Chris’ clients could truly get the images they wanted in a private space: Bluebonnet photos without sitting on the side of a road, photos with four-legged family members, and even images with Granddad’s vintage shotgun – you really can’t do that in Zilker Park!

From day one, we started developing the natural beauty of the Hill Country to create incredible photographic tableaux.  The initial plan was just to keep the property as a photography studio. However, after years of working in the wedding industry and visiting many wedding venues, it became apparent that something was lacking – character. We wanted to offer something different.

At The Wildflower Barn, we offer character at a low cost. We don’t have a bunch of fees or requirements.  If this sounds like the kind of wedding for you, then please give us a call, come out for a personal tour, and book your date – your wedding photographer will love you for it!

~ Janet

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