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.

Happy 25th Anniversary Texas Tradition Photography|Carrollton, Texas

Yes, We are celebrating! And we want you to join us.

It might surprise you to find out that I’ve never popped a bottle of champagne. How is that possible? Well, photographers are always photographing the person shooting that stream of happiness across the room. (I am very good at dodging that cork)

In honor of Texas Tradition Photography’s 25th anniversary, I decided to try something new. Thank you to my friends Sandy and Kevin for helping me pull this off. Sandy from Sandra Lynch Photography guided me in opening the bottles (it took two) and captured the craziness as it unfolded. It was quite entertaining watching my hilarious attempts to make the champagne spew. And also a big thank you to my friend Kevin from Stuff in the Ruff for creating an amazing winter wonderland background out of my plain brown door.

Check out this slideshow to join in the fun.

 

 

I thought Digital Photography was supposed to speed things up.

So did I! Back in the olden dinosaur days, (pre-digital) A photographer had to run down to the local professional photography store to purchase film. Then they had to take their time creating amazing images.  After the session, they took the film out of their camera and sent it to the lab for processing and proofing. When the proofs came back, about a week later, we met with the client, showed them the proofs and then placed the order. If there was a hair out of place or a trash can in the background, it was fine. The image was finished at that point.

Fast forward to digital. No, we don’t have to pay for film or processing.  We don’t even have to wait to see the image. It instantly appears on the back of the camera. However, we do have to have a super fast computer to accommodate the huge files and our huge processing and editing software.  And since we don’t have a limit on how many frames we can take per roll of film, we tend to over shoot. Our mindset has shifted to “I’ll fix it in post” . So after our session, the photographer, herself, has to process the images through lightroom and prep them for viewing and ordering. This process requires an additional monitor for the client to view the images. So, in addition to this extra time for the photographer to prep your “proof” images, once your place your order, the photographer now has to “fix” all the small details to make the image perfect.

Personally, I would not go back to film. Digital has opened up so many wonderful doors for photographers and consumers.  But, once you are able to understand how digital photography has changed the game for professional photographers, you can maybe understand their hesitation when you need just that one image by tomorrow. It takes more time than you think.

Our 2020 Seniors are Smok’in Hot|Carrollton Senior Photographer

2020 Seniors want a unique senior portrait experience that will be the highlight of their senior year.  And we want to give it to them. When we got the idea to include smoke in our senior sessions, we needed some images to show.  So, we called our 2020 senior models.  They are always happy to hang out with us and try new things.

Check out this video of their amazing experience.

Do you still want to see more? Take a peek at these behind the scenes images.

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Wow, that was fun!! Can you see yourself in these images? Contact us today to schedule your senior portrait session and we will include smoke with your session… FREE.  Hurry this smoke offer ends when the smoke runs out.

Call us at 972-492-2983 or email us at Lmanis@verizon.net or use the contact form below.

 

 

 

Here’s to My First Fifty!

Fifty percent, two quarters, half a century, semi centennial… WHAT AM I TRYING TO SAY? Let me just spit it out. I turned 50 last week!! Am I sad about it? Heck NO!

I feel blessed to have been on this earth for fifty years.  And although that sounds like a big number, I feel like I’m just getting started.  I know I have so much more to contribute to this world.  So, Here’s to my next fifty!!!!!

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What would make YOUR senior portraits AMAZING?

When it comes to Senior Portraits, we know what we are talking about.  How can I say that with such confidence? Because I listen!  I listen to what my past seniors tell me, I listen to what my current seniors tell me, and I’m going to listen to what YOU tell me.

Your senior portraits are going to be AMAZING. So, start thinking about what that means to you. Will they be taken inside the studio surrounded by all of your pointe shoes? Will they be outside in a pasture… in front of some city buildings… on a football field with bleachers and a scoreboard in the background… with your favorite pet pig? Okay, that’s a lot to think about, but we can brain storm and come up with what AMAZING senior portraits look like to YOU. Together we’ve got this!

What next? I’m glad you asked. Right now is the best time to schedule your 2020 senior portrait session. We are launching our first and best 2020 senior portrait session special.  It only runs for two weeks and the best summer appointment times fill up fast. 

Here are the details.

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Grab your calendar and give us a call to schedule your 2020 senior portrait session today. Or fill out the contact form below and we will contact you. Hurry, this offer only lasts two short weeks, but it will be the perfect start to your senior year.

When should you Schedule your Senior Portrait Session?

One of the most frequently asked questions I get from incoming Seniors is “When is the best time to schedule my senior portrait session?” Well, the right answer is “anytime that is good for you”.

However,  there are SO many reasons to schedule your senior portrait session during the summer. For one, YOU ARE FINALLY A SENIOR!!!  You are super excited right now to begin your senior year.

Summer is also the time when you don’t have any stress and you have a great tan! Once school starts you will be bogged down with homework, SAT prep and testing, college visits, Practice for Band, cheer, football, drill team and other Fall sports. And starting at the end of October, it will be dark outside by 5:00. So, that cuts out 5 days out of the week that you won’t be available. And… I’m pretty sure you teenagers like to have dates and social time on the weekends.

So, Grab your calendars and either give us a call or fill out the form at the end of this post.  We will set a date for your portrait session and then you can start shopping for outfits!  See you soon.

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Texas Tradition Photography and Dance schools make the perfect couple

I tend to disappear during dance school recital season. It’s a quick season for us, about 2 months total, but it pretty much shuts us down for anything that ISN’T related to dance. We photograph 5 dance schools, edit, organize and deliver all within about 2 months.  Now that’s ALOT of work for a studio that only employees ONE full time person… yes, that’s me!

But, aside from the long hours, IT IS SO MUCH FUN! The kids are always fun and playful and extremely talented.  Here are some behind the scenes images.  I have more coming, so stay tuned.

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