About Texas Tradition Photography

I am a photographer in Carrollton Texas and I know that I am following my passion because I can't wait to wake up every morning and go to work.

Breaking News… Texas Tradition Photography just released our Portraits in the Park Schedule | Now booking for Fall

What should I wear for my family portrait?

I get asked this question all the time! And it’s a GREAT question. And this is a great time to discuss this since family portrait season is HERE!  What am I saying? Family portrait season HAS ALREADY STARTED!!
A great family portrait begins with a great family portrait session.  And the way to achieve that, is to start planning RIGHT NOW! So, before you go any further, give us a call and get on our calendar for either our Portrait in the Park Event or our Home for the Holiday Event.  Details for both of these events are below

First, think about where you plan to hang your portrait. Will it be in your relaxed family or game room? Or will it be in a more formal room? That will help us set the style.  Going formal or casual in your dress, will depend on where the portraits will hang and what style you prefer.  After that, choose a color pallet that will go with, or compliment that room.

Now, let’s say you have no idea where your portraits will hang.  No problem!  Just choose colors that look good on your family and will stand the test of time.
To start, you might have a great dress or shirt that you LOVE and want to wear for the portrait. Great, let’s call this our inspiration piece.  An inspiration piece will give you a place to start.  Pull out a couple of colors from your inspiration piece and have everyone wear those colors.
Let’s say you LOVE blue. Everyone can wear jeans and a different shade of blue for their top.  Or have the grown ups wear similar dark blue tops and the kids wear different shades of blue.  Don’t be afraid of prints or to add a third color to your pallet.  Be creative and add a little bit of your personality to spice things up.

I hope this is some good information.  If you still need help, give me a call.  That’s what I’m here for.  You can also check out our website for some other examples.

Grab your family calendar and let’s get this party started!!

Thank you for reading, Lisa
Here it is… our 2020 Portraits in the Park Schedule.

For those of you new to our annual Portraits in the Park Event, here is a quick overview. October and November are usually beautiful months to schedule a family portrait for a couple of reasons. First, the weather is a little cooler and second the portraits will be ready just in time for holiday gift giving. Plus your new wall portrait can be hanging for all of your holiday gatherings. 

Why are we able to offer such a great session fee? Well, there are WAY more of YOU than there are of ME. So, I choose a park and schedule families one after the other on the same day and it works out for everyone. I’m able to get in a “groove” and not spend so much time driving from place to place. It’s a win/win. You get a better price and I get a better schedule.

If you have something different in mind, we still do regular portrait session during the holidays, just not on Portraits in the Park days.  I LOVE creative ideas, give me a call and we can chat about it. 

Early Portraits in the Park
($50 session fee plus $50 goes toward your order)
YES, that makes your session FREE
 Sunday October 18th (only 2 spots left)

Portraits in the Park
($99 session fee plus $50 goes toward your order)
Saturday November 7th (4 spots left)
Sunday November 15th (3 spots left)
Sunday November 22nd (5 spots left)

Home for the Holidays($125 session fee plus $50 goes toward your order)
M,TU,Wed. November 23,24,25th
Saturday November 28th
the entire month of December

Booking your session is easy!

Here are the details!
The details are simple!Grab your calendar
Pick a Portrait in the Park date


Follow these steps
1. Call 972-492-2983 or email us to schedule your session
2. Pay the session fee (you will receive a $50 credit toward your portrait order)
3. extend our special to a friend and receive an additional $50 credit toward your order
4. Start planning your clothing. (let me know if you need help)

What are you waiting for?

Click on the button below to email us your name, how many members in your family and the dates that work for you. We will contact you and chat about clothing, your family’s personalities and of course scheduling. Hurry, we have a limited amount of Portraits in the Park appointment times and they are filling up fast.
972-492-2983
(call us anytime for any reason)
Check out our website, blog, Instagram and Texas Tradition Photography Facebook page for some samples of our portrait images. AND THEN… email or call us! We will set a time for YOUR family in the park.

2021 Seniors! We have not forgotten about you! We have saved some valuable days to schedule your senior portrait session during the holiday breaks. We know school is busy and takes up most of your free time, so double check your schedule and contact us NOW so we can save you a date. The weather will probably be crisp and cool and perfect sweaters and jacket and winter boots.
Click HERE to email us your name, school and some possible dates that work for you. We will contact you and chat about location ideas, style ideas and of course scheduling. Hurry, we have a limited amount of days in our break.

Have you heard? Do you live in the DFW area? We just released our Portraits in the Park Dates.

2020 has been a LONG year…  We have been in a season of isolation for most of this year. There are always pros and cons to every situation and I could spend DAYS listing the cons in this case. However, if you know me (and most of you do) I choose to look at the bright side. 


I don’t mind telling you… I have loved every minute of every day that I have been “stuck” in this house with my daughter. She is a senior this year and most senior years  are over before you realize that they’ve started. I feel blessed to have this extra time with her before she goes off to college. But let’s be clear, I’m SO happy she started in person school this week. I want her to have some sort of “regular” senior year.


In MY opinion… 2020 is the year of Family. This pandemic has forced us to slow down and scale back to the foundation of our lives. And our foundation starts with family. Let’s end this year with the people who got us through this rough patch. 


Grab your family calendar and let’s get this party started!!


Thank you for reading, Lisa
Here it is… what you scrolled down for…
our 2020 Portraits in the Park Schedule
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For those of you new to our annual Portraits in the Park Event, here is a quick overview. October and November are usually beautiful months to schedule a family portrait for a couple of reasons. First, the weather is a little cooler and second the portraits will be ready just in time for holiday gift giving. Plus your new wall portrait can be hanging for all of your holiday gatherings. 


Why are we able to offer such a great session fee? Well, there are WAY more of YOU than there are of ME. So, I choose a park and schedule families one after the other on the same day and it works out for everyone. I’m able to get in a “groove” and not spend so much time driving from place to place. It’s a win/win. You get a better price and I get a better schedule.


If you have something different in mind, we still do regular portrait session during the holidays, just not on Portraits in the Park days.  I LOVE creative ideas, give me a call and we can chat about it. 


Early Portraits in the Park
($50 session fee plus $50 goes toward your order)
YES, that makes your session FREE
 Sunday October 18th (only 2 spots left)


Portraits in the Park
($99 session fee plus $50 goes toward your order)
Saturday November 7th
Sunday November 15th
Sunday November 22nd


Home for the Holidays
($125 session fee plus $50 goes toward your order)
M,TUE,Wed. November 23,24,25th
Saturday November 28th
the entire month of December


Booking your session is easy! Here are the details!

The details are simple!
Grab your calendar
Pick a Portrait in the Park date

Follow these steps
1. Call 972-492-2983 or email us to schedule your session
2. Pay the session fee (you will receive a $50 credit toward your portrait order)
3. extend our special to a friend and receive an additional $50 credit toward your order
4. Start planning your clothing. (let me know if you need help)

Do you need help choosing a Professional Senior Photographer in the DFW area?

Are you overwhelmed with all the choices you have to make as a senior? Let us help. We have a guide to help you know what to look for in choosing the right professional photographer for YOU!

Wrapping up the summer of 2020

Back in March I thought the days would never end. Now, there just aren’t enough hours in each day to get everything accomplished. Our dance school photography got pushed back because of Covid-19. In fact, earlier in the summer we weren’t even sure that the dance recitals would actually happen.

However, out of our 5 amazing dance schools, we have already photographed 3 of them and have one to go. (one decided on a virtual only option, so we didn’t do pictures). The kids were SO happy to just be there. They looked as cute as ever in their costumes.

We did have to make some major changes in the way we approach our dance school (and team) photography to comply with the CDC’s recommendations for safety.  We had to go completely paperless. We had to implement a system where we eliminated order forms and in person payments. This took a lot of extra work on my end, but it proved to be much better for the parents.  And going forward, we will continue this new process for future teams and large groups.

We also had to extend our photography days so we had more time in between each group. Plus, we eliminated one employee so we had less people in the room.

Even though we had to make a lot of major changes, we were still able to provide the same great dance photography.  Take a look at these…

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It’s time to schedule your 2021 Senior Portrait Session| North Dallas Senior Photographer

Here we go again!! The start of another AMAZING senior year. This time it’s for our 2021 seniors. We gathered up a few great kids to model for us and we are off and running.

Are you bored in the house?

Are you full of energy and ready to burst?

Are you ready to get your 2021 Senior year started?

So are we!

Intrigued? CLICK HERE

Are you ready to schedule a call to chat about how we can make your 2021 Senior Portrait Experience exactly what you deserve? Send us a note below and we will contact you.

Tips for working from home

I wouldn’t call myself an expert at many things, but I have been working from home for 20 years and that puts me right up there with the big dogs. I thought I would share some helpful tips and company policies that have helped me adjust to life at home.

  1. Create a dedicated work space. Keep it free from personal things and distractions. I have an office up stairs, so I can shut the door when I’m “closed”. It is also good to teach your “co-workers” that when you are in your work space, you need to focus and have few to no interruptions.CoWorkerHeader-1
  2. Start your morning just like you would if you were headed somewhere else to work.  Get up at the same time every day, do your morning workout, shower, get dressed and make your bed. This might sound silly since you are working from home and you are not allowed to have any visitors. However, keeping a schedule and getting all dolled up makes you feel good about yourself and starts your day off on a positive note. (and when you come home from work, it is always comforting to get into a made up bed.

    3. One of my distractions is house work. So, I have found, that if I do about 30 minutes of house work every morning before I go to my office, I won’t be thinking about it all day. This also includes deciding what is for dinner and either taking it out of the freezer or putting something in the crock pot.

    4. One VERY hard thing to learn is that you only eat at regular scheduled meals.  When I go upstairs to my office, I take a glass (with a lid) of water with me. I don’t snack before lunch, so if I’m hungry early, I just go down and eat lunch early. After lunch, I ALWAYS need a snack. And by snack I mean CHOCOLATE. But, I don’t take it upstairs with me after lunch.  I make myself walk back down the stairs to get it. That is just  something I do to “justify” eating my chocolate… I at least took an extra trip down the stairs for it.

5. Focus, I try not to do personal stuff during work time. Now, on days when my                   brain is tired, or it is REALLY  beautiful outside, I will finish work early and take                 some personal time. The last picture is me learning the tictok dance up the stairs.

I hope this helps. I know working from home is a big adjustment. But, be grateful that you have that opportunity. The alternative is probably to be laid off and that would be worse. (I’m actually somewhere in the middle). My business is considered non-essential so I’m not allowed to leave the house to photograph, but I can still work. (which doesn’t bring in any income) If I can help you with anything else about working from home, just let me know.

Help, I’m stuck at home.

As we are all starting to feel cooped up and restless, let’s count our blessings. Everyone has blessings. If you wake up every day, that’s a blessing. If you wake up to shelter, food and people who love you, those are HUGE blessings. You are not alone. We are all in this together. If you are starting to feel alone or like you are going to hog tie your children (or spouse), call a friend instead. Don’t text, or PM, but call them on the phone. It helps just to hear a friendly voice. Maybe you just need to vent and then you will feel better.

Here are some things I have done so far while being stuck at home. (which is also my workplace)

I exercise EVERY DAY with http://www.beachbody.com , I read books, work on photo ideas, call my friends and family, clean my house, clean the pool, read VERY OLD emails, watch Hallmark channel and Netflix, play with my doggy, play board games with my daughter, take a walk… Oh, and I downloaded Tic Tok on my phone and learned some dances… that didn’t go very well, I hurt my foot.

Next up, I bought a smoke machine on Amazon Prime and I’m going to practice making sports photos in the camera room. I’m sure my daughter will be happy to hear this since she is the only one in the house to use as a model. If she won’t play with me, I’ll have to enlist my doggy.

Another idea that we will do soon is to bake home made from scratch cinnamon rolls. Ohhhh that sounds good. So, come on, join me, let’s get creative.

North Dallas Senior Photographer is offering a little luck on St. Patty’s Day.

St. Patty’s Day isn’t just for beads and green tea!  It’s also for your 2020 High School Senior. If you are looking for creative yet classic senior photography, you have come to the right place.  We bridge the gap between High School Seniors and their parents.  We can make you both happy!  We LOVE crazy, playful, FULL personality style images that we know our seniors crave, but we also adore catching classic portraits that we know the parents will cherish for decades. Yes, you can have both.

 

Enter to win. Good Luck!

Need an incentive to schedule your 2020 Senior Portrait Session?

We’ve got you covered! Do you want multiple looks? Do you want to be photographed both in the studio and on location? Do you want a more “influencer” style shoot? Or maybe you don’t like to be photographed but will agree to a quick and painless portrait session. Whatever it is, we’ve got it.

Senior year seems to roll pretty quickly after the holidays. It’s a wonder parents and teens are able to fit it all in! But, the one thing you just can’t let slide is your Senior Portrait Session. This is it! This is YOUR Senior year. You will want to remember your fun and playful personality and your stylish clothes. When your parents look back on  your senior portraits, their hearts will burst with pride and love.

We’ve got an irresistible offer for you. We are giving away UNLIMITED sessions at this value from now until the end of March 2020. The $99 Senior Portrait Special will include up to 90 minutes both in the studio and on location with up to 5 outfit changes.  And as an added bonus, we will gift you $50 in studio portrait credit plus our FREE custom social sharing phone app with all your ordered images. (value$130) Did I mention IRRESISTIBLE?

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We are here for you! Call Lisa today! 972-492-2983 or fill out the form below to get started via email.

Since this is an unlimited offer, please share this with your friends and family.

I have a NEW Valentine.

This is CRAZY and might come as a complete surprise to most of you.  I have a NEW Valentine. I have kept him a secret for a couple of years, but not because I haven’t wanted to share him. He is a super cute amazing guy.  In fact, I married him a couple of weeks ago.  YES, I GOT MARRIED!! His name is Greg and he makes me VERY happy.

Cheers to new beginnings!

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