Change is Happening at Texas Tradition Photography|Carrollton, Texas

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It’s not a secret any more.  We have been in a season of change for the last couple of years.  I’m not just talking about Texas Tradition Photography or the Manis family, but the entire photography industry.  Which makes perfect sense.  Technology has been improving at a rate faster than most industry people can handle. Unfortunately, if you don’t continue to educate yourself and move forward with technology, you will get left behind.
I don’t mind telling you… I REFUSE TO GET LEFT BEHIND.  I have loved photography since high school and nothing has changed. So, let’s be clear, I’m not going anywhere… well not very far anyway.
After much thought… and I mean MUCH thought, we have decided to downsize our Texas Tradition Photography headquarters.  We have been in this amazing home/studio for 16 years and it has served us well.  However, my family has changed, and my desire to clean WAY more rooms than we use has changed… so… it’s time to for US to change.
If you have driven past our house, you have seen our FOR SALE sign out front  It’s sad, but it’s a sign of progress.  And progress means moving forward.  We don’t know where we are going yet, but it will be somewhere in this area and we will let you know as soon as we know.
We will continue to create our amazing portraits during our transition time.  With the exception of how clean everything is, you might not even notice.
Thank you for reading, Lisa

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.

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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Carrollton Senior Photographer|Thankful and Excited

Thank you to everyone who applied to be one of our 2020 Senior models.  All of the seniors who were chosen have been notified. I am SO excited to spend time with them.  This is the FIRST year that we have the same number of guy models as girls.  This is going to be interesting! Stay tuned, we will be announcing our 2020 models soon.

What if… Just because!

With Valentines day just around the corner, it opens us up to telling our special someone how we feel about them.  But… What if… we did this on a regular basis?… just because!

What if… we bought flowers for our special someone… just because!

What if… we took our special someone out to a nice dinner… just because!

What if… we took off work early one night a week to spend extra time with our special someone… just because!

What if… we did some extra chores, or wrote a sweet note, or said “I love you”… just because!

There is no greater gift than friendship and love. Let your special someone know how you feel every day… just because!

Welcome 2018 Senior Models

Please help me welcome our 2018 senior models.  If you follow us on Instagram, then you have already started seeing their beautiful faces. Our senior models do more than just model for us.  They are our street team… they representatives us around the community.  Our models help keep us informed of things that are going on at their schools and around town. AND they occasionally label post cards and assist me on shoots. These kids are invaluable to me!!

CHS 2018 Senior Ian

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CHS 2018 Senior Mary

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HHS 2018 Senior Jamie

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HHS 2018 Senior Lauren

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HHS 2018 Senior Logan

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HHS 2018 Senior Jessica

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HHS 2018 Senior Sheridan

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Are you ready to schedule your 2018 senior portrait session?  Contact us today!

My last post says it all…

I have taken a little break from my blog and now that I have re-read my last post, I mean it even more.  You see… in January of this year, my husband… my partner of 23 years… had a bad motorcycle accident and passed away. So, what I have felt in the past, I’m even more passionate about now.  I treasure every minute we spent together.  Even the tough ones.

I have beautiful portraits of him and my family. We had tons of experiences and milestones together and I have pictures of all of it.

As Dr. Seuss once said “Don’t cry because it’s over.  Smile because it happened”

I am grateful for every second that I got to spend with my husband, my best friend, the father of my children.

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You are MORE than JUST a 2017 Senior!

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Contact us RIGHT NOW to schedule your 2017 senior portrait session AND to take advantage of this limited 75% off your session fee AND to reserve your 2017 senior drawstring bag.

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2017 Senior Bag – Only at Texas Tradition Photography

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Check out our 2017 senior models showing off their exclusive 2017 senior draw string bag.  These are only available at Texas Tradition Photography! It’s our free gift to you when you book your senior session this summer.  Hurry, they are available only while supply lasts!

Contact us today!