When Sarah first reached out to me about a family session, she described how much they loved their neighborhood and hoped to take photos in and around it. I immediately got it when I learned they live in Mueller.
Austin's Mueller development is technically described as a “sustainable, transit-oriented community that includes a broad range of homes plus places to shop, dine, job, bike and play,” which sounds sounds so idealistic that it surely can't be true… but then you go and realize that it totally is. Plus, the Dallas family lives there, and they’re awesome, so really you can’t go wrong.
When I arrived at 8am on a Saturday morning, there were families and couples walking the sidewalks together with iced coffees and kids on bikes, couples jogging the trails, lots of dog walkers, and house upon house of mini garage sales being set up. We’d picked the day of the Mueller fall community garage sale for our shoot and everyone was out and about chatting with their neighbors, and sitting outside drinking coffee with their kids running around as they set up their tables. It was clear these people know each other well and that there’s just a lot going on in this community. Needless to say I was immediately in love, and the second I got home was talking it up to my husband… and may or may not have started a Mueller home search on my Redfin app. No joke.
If you haven’t been out to Mueller yet, I strongly suggest grabbing a coffee at Halcyon (beautiful space + delicious coffee) taking your kiddos into The Thinkery for hours of entertainment, and taking a stroll or drive around the neighborhood to soak up its idyllic awesomeness -- if you're into that kind of thing. And say hello to Sarah, Riley and little man Jackson while you’re there :)
Thank you Dallas fam for inviting me to have such a fun morning with you guys! …any chance you want a new neighbor?
Check out some of my favorites from our session below:
Catherine and Preston aren’t afraid to be total goobers to get a giggle out of little Effie. So naturally we did a lot of goobering.
Liam twirls his mom's hair while she reads to him -- that was just about the sweetest thing I'd ever seen.
When Diana and I were dreaming up a "day in the life" session for her family and she mentioned making s'mores in her backyard fire pit, I was all-in.