Category: Photography

  • Texas Tales & Tall Ships, Texas History Book by Malcom Lee Johnson

    Texas Tales & Tall Ships, Texas History Book by Malcom Lee Johnson

    These books have been long in the making. A Fifth generation Texan and Historian, Malcom Lee Johnson has been interested in history since he was a youth. Along this journey, he has accumulated a life-time of information on Texas History. Malcom has spent countless hours looking up actual historical documents in Texas state archives, libraries, […]

  • Texas Hill Country Portrait Photographer

    Texas Hill Country Portrait Photographer

    COMMISSIONED PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY As an experienced master photographer, we create gallery artwork for our clients to proudly showcase on the walls of your home. Investing in quality artwork of your family is an important investment! PRE-SESSION CONSULTATIONVISIONING + PLANNINGWe prefer to take the time to get to know our clients. We listen and ask questions. […]

  • Fine Art Sale – Shop at Western Galleries

    Fine Art Sale – Shop at Western Galleries

    OILS PRINTS PHOTOGRAPHY We’ve been busy updating our online store with an all new design and user friendly shopping cart! While visiting, be sure to browse through the items that are ON SALE Thanks for stopping by!-Kathy

  • Winter Landscape Photography Tips

    Winter Landscape Photography Tips

    Photography is challenging, and chasing the light in winter can put photographers in tricky situations. Here are a few ideas for Winter Landscapes: When shooting in cold or below-freezing weather, it is critical to have a fully charged set of batteries and plenty of extra batteries.  Cold temperatures will quickly drain batteries.  Between shots, try […]

  • Paint Your Own Photography Studio Portrait Canvas Backdrop | Kathy Weigand

    Paint Your Own Photography Studio Portrait Canvas Backdrop | Kathy Weigand

    Over the years of being a professional photographer, I’ve spent thousands on painted canvas and muslin studio backdrops.  I use them for a couple seasons, and before you know it, we’re ready to change them out for some fresh colors… & that adds up! For a long time, I’ve been wanting to paint my own canvas […]

  • Colorado Aspens – Abstract Art

    Colorado Aspens – Abstract Art

    Colorado Aspens Abstract Fine Art for large displaysignedshipped ready to hang Artwork is created on demand, please expect minimum 3 weeks delivery.Our hand-picked Master printers only use today’s top equipment, archival pigment inks, and gallery quality materials.  Quality Guarantee + FREE USA GROUND SHIP Please contact us with any questions. © Hill Country ImagesReproductions prohibited. […]

  • The Annual Butterfly Migrations Throughout the Texas Hill Country Offer Great Photo Ops.

    The Annual Butterfly Migrations Throughout the Texas Hill Country Offer Great Photo Ops.

    SPRING: During the spring, our local peach orchards and gardens are strong attractants for butterflies, especially the popular Monarch Butterflies. In March, the bees and butterflies love the delicate pink peach blooms. But the blooms are short lived, and may only last about 1-2 weeks. Heavy spring rains and wind can easily knock the blooms […]

  • St Marys Church Print Heading to New Orleans Exhibit

    St Marys Church Print Heading to New Orleans Exhibit

    I’m so happy that I’m sharing a little part of the Texas Hill Country with the Professional Photographers of America (PPA) , International Print Competition.  This image scored a merit, and will be part of PPA’s Imaging USA display in New Orleans!  Woohoo! Title: St Marys TowersSt Mary’s Church in downtown Fredericksburg Texas on a […]

  • The Old Tree Behind Dodds Nursery on Main St., Fredericksburg Tx

    The Old Tree Behind Dodds Nursery on Main St., Fredericksburg Tx

    I remember when growing up our family would visit the Dodd’s Nursery on Main St in Fredericksburg TX. As a kid I wasn’t very interested in gardening, but I always enjoyed seeing that old oak tree in their back yard! It was magnificent back then, with its many twisted limbs, and its still a beauty! […]

  • Hill Country Images: Visiting Mason Texas on the Hill Country Bluebonnet Trail

    Hill Country Images: Visiting Mason Texas on the Hill Country Bluebonnet Trail

    Sometimes in life you come to a crossroads.We did that today while driving around looking at the wildflowers. Shall we head towards Llano, or turn towards Mason?Either way will showcase a colorful display of wildflowers, but on this afternoon, we chose Mason.   Mason is also known as the ‘gem of the Hill Country‘. Wildflowers in Mason […]

  • Peach Blooms & Butterflies, Fredericksburg Tx

    Peach Blooms & Butterflies, Fredericksburg Tx

    We are all going through some challenging times with the virus pandemic, and so I find myself being drawn even closer to nature. I try to go outdoors every chance I get! It seems like I can always find some tiny visual surprise outside that helps me to take my mind of the real world. […]

  • Hill Country Peach Blooms

    Hill Country Peach Blooms

    The Hill Country is filled with the beautiful peach orchard blooms. Spring is here!The Bluebonnets are blooming, as well as an early Indian Paintbrush here and there.But our peach & other fruit trees are looking so beautiful! And they are covered with butterflies, bees, and other pollinators. Here are a few photos that I took […]

  • Fall Foliage Report: Portraits at Lost Maples State Park + Vanderpool Texas

    Fall Foliage Report:  Portraits at Lost Maples State Park + Vanderpool Texas

    Here in the Texas Hill Country, the Lost Maples State Park is a well-known hot spot each November for FALL COLORS! FALL FOLIAGE REPORT Are you interested in getting your family portraits taken at LOST MAPLES STATE PARK? Simply let us know! We are based in Fredericksburg TX and travel is available. ADDRESS:LOST MAPLES STATE PARK […]

  • Photography as Art – exploring a ‘Blue Period’

    The Blue Period is a term used to define to the works produced by Spanish painter Pablo Picasso between 1901 and 1904, when he painted essentially monochromatic paintings in shades of blue and blue-green, only occasionally warmed by other colors. These somber works, inspired by Spain but painted in Paris, are now some of his most popular works, although he had difficulty selling them […]

  • Old Texas Hill Country Barn – TMax B&W Film

    Old Texas Hill Country Barn – TMax B&W Film

    Just had to post an old image that I took in the early 2000’s with FILM!  That was back in the good ‘ol days before I made the switch to digital. EQUIPMENT USED:Canon EOS3TMAX b&w filmTripodlight meterShutter release Today’s digital cameras are amazing, but at times I really miss my film days and I still keep […]

  • Annual Spring Art Show, downtown Fredericksburg TX

    Annual Spring Art Show, downtown Fredericksburg TX

    We are busy getting ready for the annual Die Künstler (the artists) Spring Break Art Show and Sale.  It will be held under the large open pavilion at Fredericksburg’s downtown Marketplatz. I am thrilled that I will be able to participate along with over 20 local artists!  Each artist will be bringing their own unique […]

  • Fredericksburg Texas: Hill Country Bluebonnet Trails & Photo Tips

    Fredericksburg Texas: Hill Country Bluebonnet Trails & Photo Tips

    travel Texas Hill Country Bluebonnet Trails | Photo Tips Some popular locations to look for bluebonnets From Fredericksburg going East:From Main Street take Hwy 290 East, along the wine tasting rooms to Wildseed Farms. Stonewall: Visit the LBJ Park, which is on Hwy 290. Johnson City: take Hwy 281 north to Marble Falls, the lakes, […]

  • Tiny Weddings & Elopement Photographer| Fredericksburg Tx

    Tiny Weddings & Elopement Photographer| Fredericksburg Tx

    NORMA & KLINT Photography: Kathy Weigand M. Photog.Venue: Cotton Gin Village B&B, Fredericksburg TX. I was delighted to meet Norma & Klint, and had the honor of photographing their small wedding here in Fredericksburg!  It was a beautiful day for their winter wedding and what a sweet, sweet couple!!!  We had so much FUN! The […]

  • Travel Texas | Photography Tips | Piers & Boats

    Travel Texas | Photography Tips | Piers & Boats

    Photographing the outdoors can be a challenge, especially if your on a limited time vacation schedule with your family in tow. I always enjoy my precious family time on our vacations, but I do like to try & set aside a little photography time, especially at sunset or sunrise, for my own collections. For sunrise photos, it […]

  • Texas Images from Fredericksburg … The Old Homestead

    Texas Images from Fredericksburg … The Old Homestead

    Talk about character, this old farm has a ton of character!  I’ve admired it for a loooong time! I remember seeing this place when I was a kid. I photographed this old farm on Tivydale Rd a year or two ago, but I was hoping that this evening would produce a nice light with more […]