Family Portrait at the Japanese Gardens

What a wonderful session with a beautiful family!  I have to admit that I was super excited when they called.  They are from Laos and wanted to incorporate an Asian flair to their portraits along with a candid, relaxed style.  The Japanese Gardens were obviously the perfect fit for them.

I’m always so excited to shoot here.  There is such a richness to the environment – especially in the spring and fall.  Although the location fee is steep – $75 plus admission to even think about shooting there – I’m thinking it might be worth it!  This bridge is my favorite.  I swear it was designed  for portraits.   Plus the kids love coming here to feed the giant koi under the bridge.


Dallas Fort Worth Family Photographer

Dallas Fort Worth Family Photographer


The goal was to get a series of wall portraits from the session and we ended up designing 4 square canvases for a particular wall.  The album they chose was a hand made leather 8×8 version.  It’s beautiful and I can’t wait until they pick it up.

Grandfather and grandson had such a tight bond.  Truth be told, neither one of them were thrilled to be in front of the camera but the most precious moments came from the two of them interacting when they thought I wasn’t paying attention.

Dallas Fort Worth Family Photographer

Dallas Fort Worth Family Photographer


Erin Potter is a Fort Worth photographer and owner of Captures by Erin, a boutique portrait studio serving the Dallas Fort Worth metroplex.  We specialize in creative family portraits in the studio or at creative locations in the DFW area.  Family photography falls under either our Platinum Line or our shorter more budget-minded line Essentials by Erin.  Each image is artfully retouched by hand and a totally unique and custom combination of Erin’s vision and yours.

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  • What a lovely family and gorgeous location!!!

  • I’m in love with your location, and you used it so well! With the rich colors and wonderful interactions you’ve captured here, they will have beautiful art in their home!

  • laura stoddardJune 16, 2011 - 5:55 am

    what a fantastic location! i love the colors. it looks like the family had fun and you catpured them so naturally!

  • Ginae B. McDonaldJune 18, 2011 - 6:01 pm


    I enjoyed looking at the Japanese Gardens shoot and would like to interview you (3-4 questions) for my section @ the Examiner, accompanied by 4-9 Fort Worth images.

    If you are interested, please, let me know and I will forward those questions to you.

    Thank you,

  • Laurie TerryJune 20, 2011 - 3:57 pm

    Oh my, that location is simply stunning…well worth the fee! Your images are just perfect and so fitting for that darling family.

  • These are just lovely Erin. Gorgeous location. I love the image with the dad and the little boy by the pond.

  • bethJune 20, 2011 - 8:25 pm

    erin what a beautiful location and family. love these images.

  • Vanessa German of Vanessa G. PhotographyJune 28, 2011 - 8:44 pm

    What a fun location. Great place for a family session. These are beautiful.