Sitting just to the east and casting a shadow on the Stockyards sat a group of buildings in extreme decay, the heart of what was once Niles City. Comprised of a little over one half square mile in size, it once had 508 inhabitants and was labelled the "richest little city in Texas" due to the Fort Worth Stockyards Company, The Swift & Armour Packing Company, and the Stockyard Exchange. 1911 it was valued at $12 million. When the Swift & Armour Packing Company was operating at it's peak, 4,000 men and women were reporting for work. In 1923 Niles City was annexed and became a part of Fort Worth.Read More
A few months ago when Rita asked me to shoot her maternity photos, I instantly said yes and ideas began racing through my head. Little did I know at the time that we would be returning to Niles City.
It's always refreshing when a couple tells you that they want to break away from the mold of traditional engagement photos, and go somewhere "off the grid." It's also helps when your working with a creative, artistic, and easy going couple like Lyndsey and John. For their engagements we adventured deep into Niles City, climbing rubble and debris, dodging security, and avoiding the occasional vagrant. It was a long hot afternoon, that turned out being a lot of fun with pleasing results.
Congrats to the both of you on your engagement!