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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 […]

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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.

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Song of Summer [Modern Family Photographer]

It’s finally feeling like winter here in Texas. And this gray overcast day is the perfect opportunity to delve into the archives and showcase a favorite session that never got blogged. This session was one of those golden evenings when the light was gorgeous, the kids were happy and playful and practically every shot was […]

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