Are you a North Dallas 2021 Senior? We are looking for you!

Do you have…

…a fun personality?

…like to try new things?

…love to be photographed?

…like to be part of a social group?

 

Then keep reading!!

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We are SO excited to be accepting applications for our 2021 Senior Model Street Team. (the deadline to apply is January 30th) We have had a team of senior models for the past 19 years. Our street team has been a huge part of connecting amazing seniors, like yourself, with Texas Tradition Photography.  And this year will be no different.

2021 is going to be incredible!!

What exactly is a Senior Model Street Team? Our street team is a select group of exceptional 2021 seniors who love to meet new people and be social. Our models love to be photographed and have great ideas that they bring to the team. Our street team keeps me up to date on what’s important to seniors. They are the face of my business.

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When you say “meet new people and be social” what does that mean? Great question! Our team is made up of seniors from various high schools around the North Dallas area. After multiple shoots and parties, you will become friends with your fellow models. You will have a blast sharing stories and experiences both in person and on social media.

Is there a fee? Yes, the fee is $175. This is our normal senior session fee. However, as a model, you will receive at least four modeling opportunities and lots of extra goodies in addition to your senior portrait session. We treat our models with extra special sweetness. And did I mention that you will have the opportunity to earn this money (and more) back?

Can you elaborate on the “Extra goodies”? Yes, you will have the opportunity to win additional prizes, cash, gift cards, photo shoots and more throughout the year as additional incentives. Plus you will have Fresh digital images to share for your entire senior year.

 

This program is designed for 2021 high school seniors that want to be a part of the BEST senior experience in the North Dallas area.  Candidates do not have to look like a model or even want to be a model.  But you do have to have a great personality, be willing to try new things and brag about us every now and then.

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Here is the scoop

Our Street Team is required to:

-attend a high school within the North Dallas Metroplex area and be graduating in 2021.

-attend ONE meet and greet meeting with a parent (three to choose from) Feb. 10,11,12 at 6:30pm

-attend a headshot shoot so I can introduce you as a member of our street team. (Sun. March 1st)

– attend ONE mini session/pizza party shoot (3 to choose from) March 9, 10,11 at 5:30pm

-use Texas Tradition Photography as your sole photographer during your senior year

-post on social media frequently about Texas Tradition Photography

-book your senior session with Texas Tradition Photography between June and October of 2020

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We don’t want you to miss this AMAZING senior experience. Are you ready?

click here to apply.

Our finalists will be notified by Feb. 5th.

Our final 2021 Model Street Team will be notified by Saturday Feb. 22nd.

 

Good bye 2019|Hello 2020

I am no different than anyone else this time of year. My mind is racing. I’m reflecting, not only on the end of the year, but on the end of this century. I think about what I did right, what I did wrong, and what I can improve on. And of course the excitement of the new year brings tons of ideas and lists…. LOTS OF LISTS! Sometimes my dreams are too big, but that’s why they are called dreams. I always push myself to be the best I can be. Because pushing myself makes my business and photography better each year. Am I the best photographer in the world? Probably not, but I want to be the best I can be.  I am a work in progress…. and by progress, I mean I’m moving forward.

Running a business is hard work. Especially when you run it by yourself. I’m getting better at including some behind the scenes images and stories. As hard as it is, I have a lot of fun and I want to share that with you.

Humor is the best way to get through life.  None of us are perfect and not everything we do goes as planned. I primarily work with high school seniors and families. Here is a funny example of life not going exactly as planned, but in the big scheme of things, was funny and ended up just fine…. I was greeting the mom of one of my family portrait sessions this season, as the rest of the family was arriving in multiple cars. (it was a big family) At the same time, the mom and I overheard the daughter say … dad, you wore your flip flops? The mom’s head swung around so fast I’m surprised it didn’t fly off. Yep, the dad ALWAYS wears flip flops. So why would he wear anything different? I paused to see if the dad was going to be burned at the stake, but after a short awkward quiet second, everyone started laughing. The dad has such a cute smile, I’m sure he never really gets in trouble. He was quickly forgiven and we put him in the back to hide his feet. This is why I love families. A family’s little quirks are what make them “them”. (yes, Lauren, I’m talking about YOUR dad)

So, instead of looking backward this year, I’m only looking forward.  I have ALOT to be thankful and grateful for. I am blessed with my health, amazing clients and friends, a prospering business, and a loving family…. which may be growing in the new year. (yes, that was a tease that I’m not ready to elaborate on yet, but I will fill you in VERY soon)

Happy New Year!!!  2020 I’m ready for you!

How can Senior Portraits change your life?

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I know it sounds a little extreme, but really, think about it… How can Senior portraits change your life? Aren’t they “JUST PICTURES” ?

First, a portrait session can boost a person’s confidence. Most teenagers haven’t had a professional portrait session dedicated to only them…. ever!  So, once all the attention is on THEM, (the planning, the shooting, the viewing and choosing session) they realize that they look and feel amazing. Your senior might even get a little pep in their step. So, how do you think your senior will feel every time they walk into the room where their senior portrait is hanging? Yep, they will feel very special because their parents love them enough to hang a portrait of them (and only them) on the wall.  And it’s not just any portrait of them, it’s a REALLY good portrait. So why do they have a sparkle in their eye? Because every time they see their senior portraits, they will remember the awesome experience they had with you while taking them.

Second, Your entire senior portrait session experience will be amazing for both you and your senior. We will be with you through the entire process, so you can relax and enjoy every step. First, we will choose a date and location for your portrait session. Then we will send you our “what to bring” guide so you and your senior can choose outfits together. On your portrait session day, we will laugh, tell stories, talk about the past, present and future. If you sit back and listen, you will learn a lot about what your teen is thinking and planning. It’s a special time to focus on your senior and celebrate what he/she has done, and what he/she is planning to do in the future.

Let’s capture your senior’s personality and record this last stage of their life before they hit adulthood. We want them to realize their true beauty so that they are confident in themselves before they go off into adulthood. Imagine the impact a single beautiful image can do for your senior’s self image?

Why am I telling you this right now… in the middle of the holidays and exams?

I’m glad you asked! If your senior is a member of the band, choir, theater, drill team, cheerleading, or plays Football, soccer, softball, baseball, volleyball, tennis… basically, all seniors who have super tight schedules, we have two full weeks off before school starts back up and you resume your hectic schedule. I have set aside all afternoon today to answer your questions and schedule senior portrait sessions.

Parents, this is your opportunity to freeze time and celebrate with your senior. After this year, your senior will be moving into adulthood. This is it… Freeze it, enjoy it, cherish it.

(I’m already crying because my daughter will be a senior next year and I’m going to be on the other side of this conversation)

Call or email today so we can chat, I’ll be here all afternoon.

Thanks for reading, Lisa

Call us at 972-492-2983 to chat about how we can help you with your senior portrait session. Or fill out the form below.

 

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.

 

 

 

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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Carrollton Senior Photographer Announces 2020 Senior Modeling Street Team

If you could see my face right now, you could see the excitement beaming!  After 4 weeks of interviewing and emailing and texting and chatting on the phone…. I am proud to introduce you to our 2020 Senior Modeling Street Team.

Just to refresh your memory, Our Street Team is a group of Seniors for the upcoming year who help us keep up with trends, stay connected to other seniors, and of course model for us. This is going to be a great year.

So, without further delay…. I’m proud to present to you….

 

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And Yes, we have already started booking 2020 senior portrait sessions for this summer! If you’d like to get a head start on the crowd and get first choice of popular dates, sign up below and we will get your session reserved. (and YES, there is a HUGE session discount and gift for booking early)