Top

Maternity and Family Portraits in Austin, Texas by Deborah Lykins

Mommy, Daughter and Baby Portraits in Austin

  Beautiful Mommy, beautiful girl, beautiful location, beautiful light and icy, icy, cold winds. We all stayed warm though with lots of laughter, running around, and Mom and daughter cuddles. I love watching these little ones grow and seeing new siblings come along. You can see this big 2 year old as a 3 month […]

Continue Reading
Swimmer Portrait by Deborah Lykins Photography & Desgin

Athlete Portraits

I had the opportunity to work with this amazing swimmer and make some portraits of her right before she left for college. I’ve watched her swim a few times and she is F.A.S.T. easily beating everyone in the pool (including some pretty burly looking dudes) by a couple body lengths. I wanted to capture both her toughness […]

Continue Reading
Sunset silhouette of dad throwing daughter up in the air.

Summer Sunset Love

Doesn’t everyone love a silhouette? When you can just let go of the distraction of fine details and allow body language and the story of the subjects to shine through. And the emotion and connection in this image hits my heart with a sledgehammer.

Continue Reading
Child portrait in tall grass with red barn.

Summer Portraits in Illinois

The first sneak peak from this summer’s Champaign, Illinois sessions. One of the best things about summer is going back to Champaign for an extended visit. The kids have a blast playing with their grandparents, cousins and friends and running around doing tons of activities. I too get to spend quality time with family and […]

Continue Reading
07_austin_wildflower_family_photography_austin_wildflower_family_photography_DSC_2313_dlpd_dlpd

Bluebonnet Family Portraits

Fields of Bluebonnets, the Austin skyline, great weather and happy photogenic people… the best recipe for a perfect family portrait session. Often when I am editing, a song will pop into my head that epitomizes the photo session perfectly. Look at these pictures and sing (out loud or in your head,) “Imagine me and you, […]

Continue Reading
Wildflower Portrait Sessions in Austin, Texas

Wildflower Portrait Sessions in Austin, Texas

A lot of the old weather adages that I grew up with in Illinois just don’t fit here in Central Texas. The traditional saying “In like a lion out like a lamb” doesn’t make a whole lot of sense in a city where the average high at the beginning of March is 70°F and the average at the end […]

Continue Reading