Ok I have to mention the small story that goes with this picture. We were taking pictures in downtown Burkburnett on a street that has this very charming building front. We were taking a picture in front of the car mural when the store owner walked outside and rudely informed us that, "We don't do pictures here." Completely startled as I have never had this happen to me we left quickly. Andy asked me, "Can he really tell us we can't take pictures when we're on a public sidewalk?" When he put it that way to me my feathers got ruffled and I did some research. I asked my future father-in-law, who told me that public property is free reign. I googled it and he was completely right. As long as we are on a public sidewalk, street, or land we can take any pictures we want (as long as they aren't inappropriate or of a military base) A store owner can not chase you away as long as you are on the side walk. Period. Granted you probably shouldn't lean against their building but if you take a picture and their building is in the background that is completely okay legally. So this is a tidbit to anyone that is in photography or just happens to be taking a picture of their family around town...you are allowed to take pictures on public property. I thought about mailing the article I found to this store owner but I have decided that I'm just going to let it lie. Next time though I won't be chased away : ) I have a right to be on the sidewalk taking whatever (appropriate) pictures I want. That's my rant...haha back to pictures. : )
Kacey & Andy I love you both. You guys are wonderful together and I'm so happy that you have found each other. God bless your life together.