A DC Tog in Dixie: The Many Faces of Mueller

Mueller Lake Park, how do I love you? Let me count the ways …  in pictures! 

Shortly after I moved to Austin this summer, a new friend and fellow photographer took me on a driving tour of her favorite outdoor photography spots. Mueller was on that list, and I fell in love immediately. The lake, the ivy-covered amphitheater, the playground … It was and is a family photographer’s dream. 

Fast forward a few months, and I’m still in love. Though I’ve recommended and shot in dozens of locations around Austin, Mueller remains my favorite. Looking back at the last few months of family photos, I was struck by how different each session turned out. Dozens of shoots, and no two look the same!

Jessica and her family, one of my first sessions, spent a summer day strolling around the water, leading to lovely mid-afternoon shots of the lake and plenty of greenery. Several months later, that same greenery turned into rare Texas foliage when Anna and her family did their post-Thanksgiving shoot there. 

Sunset and sunrise are equally gorgeous at Mueller: A very tired Qian family and an extremely upbeat Paris family made for some pretty different images at almost the same location on the lake (bonus – check out those giant steps!) 

And not to be outdone, even the shops around Muller Lake are great for photos. I was lucky enough to photograph Cristina and her family shortly before the holidays, when a beautiful display of umbrellas lined the walkway next to the Thinkery. I can’t wait to see what they install next – I’m sure it will make for some great photos. 

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