Family of five at sunset by Jessica Rockowitz, Austin family photographer.


McKinney Falls Photo Shoot | Austin Family Photographer

Watching families grow is my absolute favorite. I have been photographing the Ortballs family for a couple years now, since Ella was teeny and Jameson wasn’t even school age! One thing is for sure, since the moment I met them, they have always had the absolute sweetest relationship. Now they have their beautiful new baby, Jacob, as an addition to the family! He was SO good at our session, too. It was a little chilly out, so we wanted to make sure he was nice and cozy. I cannot even handle his adorable, especially the little hood with the pom at the end. I die for a good pom. I can’t wait to tell you more about our McKinney Falls photo shoot!

A family of five kissing each other in the sunset, by Jessica Rockowitz.

Family of five snuggling at McKinney Falls in Austin, Texas A little girl and her dad kissing and snuggling. Three siblings kissing and loving on each other.

We chose McKinney Falls as the backdrop to our session because the light is spectacular and it is one of the locations in Austin that I feel looks good year round. Even though we’re so lucky in Austin to have warmer weather in the winter, a lot of people don’t love the look of the barren winter trees that make up our landscape until mid to end of March. Because of that, I like to give location options with variety that will look great at any time of the year. McKinney Falls fits that to a tee and was the perfect backdrop for our family session!

Family of five at McKinney Falls by Jessica Rockowitz, an Austin Family Photographer A family hugging in Austin, Texas. A family smiling at the camera at sunset. Three siblings snuggling and smiling at golden hour. Three siblings twirling and kissing each other.

We started with our traditional portraits (and some fun ones mixed in!) while the sun was high, then moved into the golden light to get some kisses and snuggles. I try to make sure that all of my family sessions have a few traditional portraits, but most of my galleries are comprised of the VERY best stuff – the playing, the snuggling, the kissing, and the love. At the end of the day, THAT is what I want to capture the most: the way you love on each other!

A dad playing with his kids in the sunset. A mom snuggling her kids on a crochet blanket. A dad hugging and kissing his baby. A mom hugging and kissing her three kids. A family of five snuggled up together under the moon in Austin, Texas.

Are you up for a McKinney Falls photo shoot? What do you think of this spot?

A dad holding his daughter in a blanket, looking at the moon. A mom and dad kissing each other.


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