Commons Ford Ranch Park just outside of Austin might be one of my absolute favorite places to photograph families, elopements, and engaged couples! This park, between the months of late March and early October is absolutely stunning, with lush, green fields surrounded by a large river. During a previous engagement session I did at this park, the couple actually jumped in the river at the end! It was pretty epic and you can check it out here! There are so many areas to explore in this park and it is absolutely perfect for a toddler to run around and expend energy during a photo session, which is exactly what little James did during our summer family photo session at Commons Ford Ranch Park.
This family was a blast to photograph! Despite having to move across the country in the coming days, they put on their happy faces for this session and it really paid off! As they said, these would be their send-off photos and final farewell to Austin, a city they’ve grown to love over the past four years. This family photo session was actually gifted to them by their good friend! What an amazing gift! Photographing toddlers at James’ age is the perfect time to document a growing family, since those early years go by so quickly! Check out these gorgeous photos at Commons Ford Ranch!