One word to describe the shoot with the Dukes, variety, fun , excitement, oh right that three words… there are more but I will not give them all because you will get a chance to see them on this post. On the shoot we have: Jim, Clay, Emily, and Mary Beth!

I knew it was going to be a fabulous shoot when mom was not going to be able to come but their attitude was still upbeat.  We met, we all prayed, and gathered up things for the shoot and headed out.  We got talking and finding out about everyone’s “thing”.

What a great wealth of talent; Clay

He’s thing is drums and he is a great drummer.

He of course had to show me some of his intense drummer faces!


Her thing is ballet. We got some magical shots of her floating off (on some balloons provided by a kind stranger) while Clay tried to save her!

Mary Beth

Her thing is singing and playing guitar. She writes her own songs!

What a fun family!

They were ready to play act and lend their skills >> enter Jim, Emily, and Clay

Of course there is the tried and true Mary Poppins family photo:

This was Clay’s idea, he was checking on the health of his drums of course!

Then Mary Beth’s idea to chase Clay.

They are a very huggy family!

Needless to say it was a blast and the rest of the photos speak for themselves!

A big thanks to Mercedes for bringing me along for the shoot! I am so glad I got to meet this amazing family. Oh and to Beth (mom who was stuck on a plane) we would love to shoot with the whole family again! I thoroughly enjoyed it!

2 Responses to “{dukes family 4 – Austin family photographer}”

  1. Tiffanie says:

    Great Job! You really got some good captures here

  2. simi says:

    Thanks Tiffanie!

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