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Iconic Dallas {Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge Family Session}

When I was contacted this summer about coordinating fall photos for this awesome family, they only had one request….. “We’d love something that says Texas.”  Ohhhhh, fun!  That’s easy enough and we could have gone a million different ways with it, but I thought that capturing the Dallas Skyline would be a pretty iconic location.  As it turns out, this family is originally from Chicago but is here for work for one short year.  Now isn’t that fun??  Of course, I can’t imagine the effort it takes to make smooth transition to a completely different state  – especially when you have young children to consider.  But on the flip side?  An adventure with your family where you can explore, learn, and be a tourist for one year?  Sounds like fun to me!

I was trying to think of a few suggestions on fun “Dallas-y” spots/restaurants/events they should check out.  Here is what I have so far…..


Empire Pies (my first suggestion when they were considering an after photo session treat)

Klyde Warren Park

Grapevine Parade of Lights (& other Christmas Festivities)

A day to dine and shop in Downtown McKinney

Date Night at Reunion tower

Kids Museum at Dallas Arboretum

Perot Museum of Science

Fort Worth Stockyards to see the Cattle Drive

Date Night at the Bishop Arts District (Hattie’s Restaurant is my fave)

Walk and Ride Bikes along the Katy Trail

See a Musical at Bass Performance Hall

State Fair of Texas

Dallas Cowboys Game

Pecan Lodge BBQ (I must admit that I have not eaten there, but I hear it’s the best if you love BBQ!)


What other ideas does anyone have?  Best of luck to this sweet family!