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Have a picture-perfect bluebonnet season

Get that true-blue shot with our photographer’s pro tips

In Texas, spring begins with a blush of blue. As the beloved bluebonnet begins to bloom in yards, pastures, and along roadsides, it’s a Texan tradition to troop out into the world to take photos of our state flower.

Here are some tips for the perfect shot from PEC’s pro photographer and videographer, John Larsen:

  • The best lighting is at sunrise and sunset.
  • Be close and at eye level when taking pictures of children and pets.
  • Bring handy supplies like a blanket to sit on, water to stay hydrated, or a favorite toy to get your child’s attention when taking a picture.
  • Last but not least, watch out for snakes, critters, and fire ant mounds!

Picture-perfect spots in PEC’s service territory include:

  • Brushy Creek Lake Park, Cedar Park
  • Farm to Market Road 1431, Cedar Park
  • Highway 29, from Liberty Hill to Burnet
  • Highway 281, from Burnet to Marble Falls
  • Highway 281, from Johnson City to Marble Falls
  • Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, Austin
  • Pace Bend Park, Lake Travis
  • Muleshoe Bend Recreation Area, Spicewood
  • Turkey Bend Recreation Area, Marble Falls
  • Wildseed Farms, Fredericksburg