Family Friday | by Amarillo Photographer, Darkroom Junkie Photography Jessi Norvell

April 22, 2016  •  6 Comments

Amarillo Family Photographer

As a Panhandle Photographer, there are a lot of wonderful opportunities... I recently created some beautiful portraits and a day of memories with an awesome family at the gorgeous Amarillo Botanical Gardens.  Seriously, it doesn't get much cuter than this family!    

*Don't miss the video at the end of this post, by the way... it's about 2 minutes and worth watching!*


What to do when you want lush green backgrounds, but you live in West Texas and it's still not pretty outside?

You improvise!  Amarillo Botanical Gardens was the perfect venue for making the most of our day.  The kids had so much fun!


Amarillo Family Portrait by DJP - 2Amarillo Family Portrait by DJP - 2Amarillo Family Photography at Amarillo Botanical Gardens

The kids really loved showing me around, since the little girl had been here for field trips.  And when I'm photographing kids, that almost always means giving them exactly what they want.  If that means I also must photograph the in-house duck from the conservatory... so be it!


Amarillo Botanical Gardens DuckAmarillo Botanical Gardens Duckby Amarillo Family Photographer, DJP

But my favorite part is always the organic moments that unfold... a real laugh, a genuine smile, a sweet kiss.  This session was no exception.  And this family really relaxed and showed their authentic selves.  And that's all I ever hope for.  Creating memories that will last a lifetime through photography that showcase genuine personality... never simply pose in front of a backdrop and call it a day.  

Children's Portraits by Amarillo Photographer Jessi NorvellChildren's Portraits by Amarillo Photographer Jessi NorvellAmarillo Family Photography, Children's Portraits at Amarillo Botanical Gardens Amarillo Family Portrait by DJP - 3Amarillo Family Portrait by DJP - 3Amarillo Family Photography, Sibling Portraits at Amarillo Botanical Gardens Amarillo Family Portrait by DJP - 6Amarillo Family Portrait by DJP - 6Mother-Daughter portrait by Amarillo Family Photographer, Darkroom Junkie Photography


And then, when it's time to wrap up but you see just one more perfect moment with the family... This might be my favorite.  Such a beautiful, simple, perfect family picture. 


Amarillo Family Portrait by DJP - 1Amarillo Family Portrait by DJP - 1Amarillo Botanical Gardens location, by Darkroom Junkie Photography

Hope you enjoy their video... We had such a fun time!

Video of  a beautiful Family Photography Session at Amarillo Botanical Gardens



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Amarillo Family Photographer
Darkroom Junkie Photography
Panhandle Studio and on-location photography services for the West Texas area and beyond.


Beautiful photos, what a sweet family! Love the "secret" one. So sweet.
these are so so sweet, you did a great job capturing the sweet memories for the family!
Brittney Biet(non-registered)
Such a great looking family, and that last photo is perfect!
LOVE the beautiful colors! Great job!
Melissa Lofink(non-registered)
Thank you so much for the amazing memories and beautiful photos to cherish forever! It was a memory I will never forget. This is a beautiful write up for a beautiful day all because of you! Thanks so much!
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