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Why does video always freeze you in a funny position? Geeze!

We just Launched the BIGGEST Senior giveaway EVER! I’m excited to announce that we are having a drawing for ONE 2022 Senior to win a senior portrait session plus our Senior Choice Collection valued at $1470. No strings attached and no purchase necessary to enter. We will announce the winner on August 12th, 2021. If you are not a 2022 senior, but know someone who is, please pass this along. I want this senior class to start the year with something positive!

Hi I’m Lisa, your photographer

What would make YOUR 2022 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 2022 senior portrait session. We are launching our first and best 2022 senior portrait session special.  It only runs until July 31st, 2021 and the best summer appointment times fill up fast. 

Here are the details.

Grab your calendar and give us a call to schedule your 2022 senior portrait session today. Or fill out the contact form below and we will contact you. Hurry, this offer only lasts until July 31st, but it will be the perfect start to your senior year.

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Attention DFW area 2021 Seniors!

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.

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 2021. 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?

We are here for you! Call Lisa (your photographer) 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.

Pssst… Are you a 2022 Senior? Do you live in the North Dallas area? We are looking for YOU! |Carrollton, Texas Senior Photographer|

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!!

We are SO excited to be accepting applications for our 2022 Senior Model Street Team.  (the deadline to apply is January 30th)  We have had a team of senior models for the past 20 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.

2022 is going to be incredible!!

What exactly is a Senior Modeling Street Team?  Our street team is a select group of exceptional 2022 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 relevant to seniors.  They are the face of my business.

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 additional 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 2022 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.

Here is the scoop

Our Street Team is required to:

  1. Attend a high school within the North Dallas area and be graduating in 2022
  2. attend ONE meet and greet meeting with a parent (four to choose from) Feb 8,9,10,11 at 6:30pm
  3. attend a headshot shoot so I can introduce you as a member of our street team. (Sunday Feb. 28th)
  4. attend ONE mini session/pizza party shoot (two to choose from) March 13th or 14th.
  5. use Texas Tradition Photography as your sole photographer during your senior year
  6. post on social media frequently about Texas Tradition Photography and follow us and interact with us on FB,IG and TikTok.
  7. Book your senior session with Texas Tradition Photography between June and October of 2021

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 2022 Model Street Team will be notified by Thursday February 18th.

Still on the fence about what a modeling program is? Check out this Myth busting video.

Carrollton Senior Photographer announces Exclusive Black Friday Senior Sale

YES🎈Today is the first day of our THREE day Super Senior Sale. Do you have to be photographed now? NO, you can book your session NOW and shoot LATER. ⁠

Can you book your session in FOUR days? NO, this sale is for only THREE days. Book NOW.⁠

Here are the details…
Extreme senior photo session (includes inside and outside photography)⁠
$99 session fee ($50 of that goes toward your order)⁠
Must book now and be photographed before March 30th of 2021.⁠

Let us know in the message section that you want to take advantage of our three day senior sale. We look forward to chatting with you. Hurry Book NOW, schedule your session for later. Do you prefer to talk to a real live person? Give us a call instead 972-492-2983.

Are you still on the fence about scheduling your Family Portrait? What is holding you back?

Are you still on the fence?

Are you still on the fence about scheduling a family portrait?…  Well, you can’t stay up there forever. And if you wait too long, your family will be grown and gone. (my last kiddo is off to college next year and I will tell you that time has FLOWN by)

What is the hold up? Maybe you have been putting it off because you have been too busy, or think you are a few pounds over where you think you should be, or don’t have the energy to buy clothes… Those are all valid reasons, but THIS year is different! We have a little more time, I LOVE photoshop and can take off a few pounds, and I’m pretty sure we an find something in your closet that looks amazing. And if we can’t, then we will get a big fun blanket and wrap your entire family in it…. problem solved.

So, what are you waiting for? Now is the perfect time. No excuses. We have made it super easy for you. Pick a date below, we already have a park picked out… it’s easy.  Let us help you

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 or now our NEW Porch Portrait Even.  Details for all three of these events are below.


Have questions about what to wear? Scroll down to see our previous blog posts.

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

 
Booking your session is easy! Here are the details!
 
The details are simple!
Grab your calendar
Pick a Portrait Event 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 on the button below 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.
 

Is your glass half full or half empty?|Carrollton Photographer wants to know.

Is your glass half full or half empty?
 
The real question is…  Aren’t you glad you even have a glass? Let’s face it, it has been a rough year for everyone (us included) but I choose to always be grateful for everything I have… even if it’s just a glass.
 
I feel the same way about family. Maybe you have had to limit the time you spend with extended family this year, but they have still been there to help you through all of this. 
 
Let’s Celebrate our family with a family portrait this year. Maybe you have been putting it off because you have been too busy, or think you are a few pounds over where you think you should be, or don’t have the energy to buy clothes… Those are all valid reasons, but THIS year is different! We have a little more time, I LOVE photoshop and can take off a few pounds, and I’m pretty sure we an find something in your closet that looks amazing. And if we can’t, then we will get a big fun blanket and wrap your entire family in it…. problem solved.
 
So, what are you waiting for? Now is the perfect time. No excuses. We have made it super easy for you. Pick a date below, we already have a park picked out… it’s easy.  Let us help you.
 
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.
 
Have questions about what to wear? Check out our previous blog posts for tips.
 
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 sessions 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. 
 
 
Portraits in the Park
($99 session fee plus $50 goes toward your order)
Saturday November 7th (3 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)
Monday November 23rd (1 spot left)
Tuesday November 24th
Wednesday November 25th
Saturday November 28th (3 spots left)
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 HERE 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.

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.

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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