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Bluebonnet season boosts photography business

Posted: 9:43 PM, Apr 11, 2019
Updated: 2019-04-12 10:44:17Z

BELTON, TX — Bluebonnet season is something Texans look forward to every year. For those in the photography industry, it’s also a big boost for business.

"It’s the perfect time of the year, sun is out, it’s Texas,” said Melissa Che, owner of Melissa Che Imagery.

She says photographers are in high demand during bluebonnet season.

"It’s beautiful, it’s natural, it’s something that if you've been in Texas or you’ve passed through Texas. It’s something like iconic that you have to do. You have to take pictures in bluebonnets,” Che said.

Timing is everything in the photography business, and that is certainly true for bluebonnet season.

"They only come for like three or four weeks, depending,” said Che.

During the busy season, some photographers will band together.

"It’s really nice because if I’m too busy, I can always message her and say 'hey I’m too busy this day, do you want to take over?'” said Che’s friend and fellow photographer Kelsye Lucas, owner of Kelsye Lucas Photography.

The crops vary from year to year. Cold snaps and severe weather can take a toll.

So, photographers suggest booking early to ensure a spot.

“As soon as you can because a lot of times we only have limited spots. They get filled up really fast,” said Lucas.