Watkins | Amarillo Texas Photographer

It was a chilly evening somewhere between sun up and sun down.  We had scheduled the week before but snow and freezing temperatures caused a reschedule.  I pulled up early and waited for a bit in my car then got out to check the grounds and make sure no snakes were lurking in the bushes.  Shooting outside here in Texas, in rough fields choked with cactus and yucca, you can't ever be too careful.  

Then they came and we waved at each other through car windows, smiled curiously at one another and I immediately thought.  "Oh my.  Gorgeous family."


We marched over in single file through the tall grasses to find this cozy little spot.  The light was overcast and they had no problem snuggling together…

Sweet Miss A was absolutely amazing. Isn't she beautiful?

I mean, seriously?

And handsome Mr. R?

It doesn't get much cuter…

And littlest little D.  The baby and very much adored one.  Comfortable in mama's arms.

And by mama's side…


We sat and played and giggled.  I told them to snuggle and cuddle.  

They were good at following directions:

Really, really good:

And then sun peeked out it's sleepy head…

for one last look around.

And then it was time to go….


By | 2017-02-06T10:56:53+00:00 February 16th, 2011|


  1. Banna Duncan February 17, 2011 at 10:13 am - Reply

    very pretty family!! well, minus the dude in the back. 🙂

  2. Erin mclemore February 17, 2011 at 10:13 am - Reply

    Beautiful family

  3. Lauren Barnicle February 17, 2011 at 10:36 am - Reply

    What great pics! Emmy and Ross you guys look fantastic and the kids are ADORABLE!

  4. Jessica Rodriguez February 17, 2011 at 11:42 am - Reply

    Awwwwwww look at my buddy Reid!!! I would have to agree with Banna Duncan though. lol Very beautiful family!!!

  5. Traci Bentley February 17, 2011 at 12:01 pm - Reply

    So precious!!!!!!!!!

  6. Blake February 17, 2011 at 12:20 pm - Reply

    Great pics! Miss you all!

  7. Kyle Sparkman February 17, 2011 at 1:22 pm - Reply


  8. Amanda George February 17, 2011 at 1:38 pm - Reply

    Great family pictures!

  9. Allison February 17, 2011 at 8:57 pm - Reply

    Such a darling family! Love and miss you guys! Beautiful photos.

  10. Mae February 19, 2011 at 1:54 pm - Reply

    What gorgeous pictures of a beautiful family!! I miss you all very much!!

  11. Michele rose February 19, 2011 at 2:44 pm - Reply

    Love all the pictures!

  12. Rebecca gleason February 19, 2011 at 3:34 pm - Reply

    So great of you all!! Bethany is wonderful to work with.

  13. Amanda Johnston February 19, 2011 at 5:39 pm - Reply

    Great pictures! Gorgeous family!

  14. Melissa Purser February 19, 2011 at 10:14 pm - Reply

    I love this family!! What amazing pictures:)

  15. Amy Thoennes February 20, 2011 at 9:11 am - Reply

    Absolutely BEAUTIFUL!

  16. Heather Sadler February 20, 2011 at 9:16 am - Reply

    Beautiful pics of a sweet family. Love love the one of Avery by the tree! Beautiful!

  17. Kalley Sadler February 20, 2011 at 1:53 pm - Reply

    Love the pictures…can’t tell that it is cold at all!

  18. Tricia Wilkie February 20, 2011 at 2:42 pm - Reply

    Those are wonderful pictures! What a beautiful family! Great job, Bethany!

  19. Mindee Ferland February 20, 2011 at 3:01 pm - Reply

    Beautiful pics, love them all!

  20. Sarah Lake February 20, 2011 at 7:08 pm - Reply

    These are all awesome! So pretty… how will you ever decide which to pick? They are getting so big! Great TX photos 🙂

  21. Nicole Ritter February 20, 2011 at 9:46 pm - Reply

    The pictures are all great- they seem so natural, and your children are so good looking! Especially Miss Avery. She is going to be a super model! Awesome photographer!!!

  22. Suzanne Mixon February 21, 2011 at 9:45 am - Reply

    great pictures! Love the beautiful family. Wish we could see you more. suzanne

  23. Laura Markert February 21, 2011 at 10:43 am - Reply

    What wonderful pictures. They are great of all 3 kids. I love the the natural look! Well done!

  24. Susan Dean February 21, 2011 at 1:16 pm - Reply

    The photographer skillfully captured the beautiful spirit of this very sweet family!

  25. Rose Johnson February 21, 2011 at 2:01 pm - Reply

    Beautiful pictures of a beautiful family! I can’t believe how much those kids have grown.

  26. Jason February 21, 2011 at 3:06 pm - Reply

    Helpin you out Ross…good pics.

  27. Amanda February 21, 2011 at 3:09 pm - Reply

    Great Pictures!!!!

  28. Kara Blackbird February 22, 2011 at 9:38 am - Reply

    Beautiful pics – Beautiful family!!

  29. Libby Bunn February 22, 2011 at 12:16 pm - Reply

    Wonderful pictures! You family is too cute

  30. Courtney February 22, 2011 at 12:55 pm - Reply

    I love all the pictures! I can’t believe how big the kids have gotten. They are gorgeous!

  31. sissy rawson February 22, 2011 at 1:58 pm - Reply

    Beautiful family. Great pictures.

  32. Sharon February 22, 2011 at 6:38 pm - Reply

    What I can I say…awesome pics for an awesome family!
    Mrs. Henslee

  33. Stacie Morgan February 22, 2011 at 9:28 pm - Reply

    Great subjects for a very talented photographer! Pictures are stunning of everyone.

  34. Lindsay Jeansonne February 28, 2011 at 8:42 am - Reply

    Oh, what gorgeous pics! Great job, Bethany! These are amazing…of course, you had such an easy target shooting the Watkins family! BEAUTIFUL!

  35. Erin Shofner March 1, 2011 at 11:51 am - Reply

    These pictures are gorgeous – of course they would be of you guys! She really captured each one of you. Miss you bunches – come see us soon!

  36. Darby Albracht March 2, 2011 at 4:33 pm - Reply

    LOVE the pics! So adorable!!

  37. Tommy Dean March 5, 2011 at 11:59 am - Reply

    We appreciated getting one of these, it’s on our mantle. Very nicely done!

  38. Jan Covalt March 6, 2011 at 11:15 am - Reply

    Lovely family! Perfect pictures!

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