Check out this sweet deal from Dallas Senior Photographer | Texas Tradition Photography

Valentine’s Day isn’t just for your sweetheart.  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!

 

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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Seasons Greetings!

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.

 

Are you looking for a snow fight without getting cold?|Texas snow fight

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What if you could get most of your Christmas presents DONE and figured out today, with just ONE decision?

Well, EVERYONE knows grandparents/parents/relatives LOVE photos of you and your kids 🙂 So why not make the decision to do a mini session today?

PLUS it’s fun…

If the thought of watching your kids blast each other (and maybe even you) with fake snow is appealing, then you’re a lot like the other people who have booked the Family Mini Session + Snow Fight Kicker Sessions!

And if it doesn’t appeal to you?

That’s cool too…you can just take a peek at everyone else’s photos, have a little laugh, and keep on keepin’ on.

I just wanted to write you a quick note letting you know that the $97 Early Bird pricing goes up in a few days – November 27th to $127.

Plus, I’m only taking on 20 sessions. Note: there are more than 20 spots on the calendar for scheduling flexibility, but once the 20 spots are filled, those extra spots will go away

What it is:

10-15 minute photo sessions to get a grand family portrait update for this year’s Holiday cards, AND the last 2-3 minutes will be a BLAST of throwing fake snow at each other! Your kids will love to get the chance to smash fake snow in your face and at each other.

Dates and times:

Monday December 2nd           Friday December 6th           Saturday December 7th

For exact session times available, click here

Who this is perfect for:

If you’ve been trying to drag your husband to family photos, but he isn’t diggin’ it…this is perfect! Short, sweet, AND fun!

If you’ve had a traditional, longer 45-60 minute family portrait session done in the past 1-2 years and don’t want to invest in a full on session, this is perfect for you.

If you love having your photos taken, SO MUCH that you do it multiple times a year, and this time you’d really just like a nice portrait for your Christmas Card and a few gifts, and you don’t want to go full on in for an album, this is perfect!

If you don’t know WHAT to get your parents for the Holidays, because, let’s face it, they buy everything they want! Then this is PERFECT for you! Photos are grandma’s DREAM for a Christmas gift!

If you ARE a grandparent, and want photos with your grandkids! Or, if you want to give one of these sessions as a “pre-holiday” gift…as a “hint-hint, nudge-nudge” for what YOU really want for Christmas.

If you just don’t have the time to put together everything for a full on portrait session. Where DID the year go? And now it’s almost Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and CHRISTMAS!

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Family Photos + Snow Fight Kicker, Credit and Ornament

Here are the details:

10-15 minute portrait session of your family showing off your warm, loving relationship. The last 2-3 minutes is the snow fight kicker! You’ll get to throw “fake” snow at each other and just go a little bit crazy!

$47 portrait credit toward your artwork of choice – great for hanging on your wall or giving as gifts (online ordering), and can also go toward a single digital file or multiple digital files for holiday cards and printing.

Free 3×3 artists choice Tree Ornament (for early birds)– so that you can remember how crazy and beautiful and insanely busy 2019 was!

Price: Early Bird Pricing – $97 (price goes up to $127 on Wed. Nov. 27th)

Find out more details, including a more detailed FAQ, here

Cheers to snow in Texas! Thank you for reading, Lisa

Anyone up for a Snow Fight in Carrollton Texas?|I will clean up the mess

Raise your hand if you love snow…. but you hate to be cold… and you live in Texas… Dallas to be specific.

If you raised your hand, then you probably don’t have very many memories of playing in the snow or even getting to touch the snow.  If you are like me, a native Texan, then most of your ideas and dreams of snow come from TV, FB, or in my case, The Hallmark Channel.

This is what inspired my SNOW FIGHT mini session. I see beautiful pictures of snow and snowmen on FB and in movies, but we just don’t have that here in Texas. So, I created a snow set in my camera room.

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I don’t think kids are the only ones allowed to have fun, so bring the whole family.  We will start with a quick family portrait session and a few small groups and then have a quick snow fight at the end.  Boom, we have your portraits for family gifts, Christmas cards and created some really fun family memories.

P.S. tell dad it’s a mini session, so it won’t be too painful for him.

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Are you ready to get in on the fun? Visit our website for more information and to schedule your appointment. Mini session dates are December 2nd, 6th and 7th.

News Flash, Your Kids Love you EXACTLY the way you are.|Carrollton Family Portraits

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Last Call…  YES this is our last call for our Portrait in the Park Anniversary Sale. We do still have some spots open, but after Friday, the regular session fee will apply.
But, Seriously, When is the last time you had a family portrait taken? Moms, you might be waiting to lose those pesky last 10 pounds, or you feel like you are too busy to plan everyone’s clothing, or you want to let your hair grow out a little longer… But, I’ve got BIG news for you!!! Your kids don’t care about your weight, or your hair, or what they wear, they love you unconditionally.  They just want their parents to be present. So, you do your best to pull your family together and I promise to give you all my years of experience to help you look your best.  However, your kids love you exactly the way you are.
So this is it… the last week for this UNHEARD of Anniversary special.
Keep reading below to find out how you can schedule your 2019 Family Portrait session.
Thank you for reading, Lisa
P.S. We have something extremely RAMBUNCTIOUS coming in early December.
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Happy 25th Anniversary Texas Tradition Photography
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.
As promised, today we are announcing our Portrait in the Park and Home for the Holiday dates. If you are new to our Texas Tradition Photography family, you can check out our website for more info on these two amazing events.
Portrait in the Park
($79 session fee)
Saturday November 9th (1 appointment time left)
Sunday November 10th (3 appointment times left)
Saturday November 23rd (FULL no appointments left)
Home for the Holidays
($99 session fee)
Wednesday November 27th (2 appointments left)
Friday November 29th (3 appointments left)
the entire month of December
Here is the part about YOU! So perk up!
For a very limited time, we are including YOU in our 25th anniversary by offering a Portrait in the Park session for $25 PLUS $25 off your portrait order. (for those of you NOT paying attention, that equals FREE)
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 $25 session fee (you will receive a $25 credit toward your portrait order)
3. extend our special to a friend and receive an additional $25 credit toward your order
4. Start planning your clothing. (let me know if you need help)
Or, you can fill out the form below.

What is in that blue bucket? Could it be…?|Carrollton Photographer is planning something Rambunctious

What is going on at Texas Tradition Photography? Well, I can’t tell you yet, but I will tell you that it will be RAMBUNCTIOUS! Your kids will love it, you will love it, and it will be ready in time for your Christmas Cards!

These images below will give you a hint. Keep following us for the big reveal in a few days.

 

 

Can I bring my Pets to my Portrait Session?|Carrollton Photographer

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I  get asked this question all the time…YES pets are part of the family! However, if your pets shed, bring along a lent roller! Be creative, you can also take this opportunity to get your pet a new collar or scarf to match your clothing. 
We are having a blast photographing all of these family portraits… and the weather has held up pretty well. Our $25 Anniversary special will last for ONE MORE WEEK.  Next week I will be doing a final call.  So, if you plan to schedule your family portrait session during Portraits in the Park or Home for the Holidays, Call VERY soon. Once it’s over, IT’S OVER.
Keep reading below to find out how you can schedule your 2019 Family Portrait session.
Thank you for reading, Lisa
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Happy 25th Anniversary Texas Tradition Photography
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.
As promised, today we are announcing our Portrait in the Park and Home for the Holiday dates. If you are new to our Texas Tradition Photography family, you can check out our website for more info on these two amazing events.
Portrait in the Park
($79 session fee)
Saturday November 9th (1 appointment time left)
Sunday November 10th (3 appointment times left)
Saturday November 23rd (2 appointment times left)
Home for the Holidays
($99 session fee)
Wednesday November 27th
Friday November 29th
the entire month of December
Here is the part about YOU! So perk up!
For a very limited time, we are including YOU in our 25th anniversary by offering a Portrait in the Park session for $25 PLUS $25 off your portrait order. (for those of you NOT paying attention, that equals FREE)
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 (or fill out the form below)
2. Pay the $25 session fee (you will receive a $25 credit toward your portrait order)
3. extend our special to a friend and receive an additional $25 credit toward your order
4. Start planning your clothing. (let me know if you need help)

Happy First Responder’s Day|Carrollton Photographer

I feel like I’m on the border of OVER SHARING…  I’m notoriously private about my personal life and that sometimes bleeds over to my professional side as well. I don’t try to be secretive, I just tend to keep my feelings to myself. I’m trying to open up more because I have had some amazing photo assignments that have hit me pretty hard personally. I should have shared them at the time, but instead, I just completed the assignments and then filed them away. I have to stop doing this because I have the best job anywhere and I want to share it with you.
One shoot in particular hit me extra hard because of the timing. Let me give you a little back story so you understand where I was coming from and why this particular project was a little hard for me. Almost 3 years ago, Mike (my late husband) was in a motorcycle accident. He didn’t make it, but the first responders revived him and transported him to the hospital. He never left the Trauma ICU, but it gave me and my family 10 very long emotional days to adjust to the fact that he wasn’t coming home. Had we lost him right there at the scene of the accident, we would have immediately had to come home alone. I am so grateful to the first responders for giving me and my family that extra time with him.
Whew, okay, so…A couple of years ago I was commissioned to a project for Carrollton Baylor Scott and White Hospital.  It was a tribute to all first responders. Specifically, the ones who service their hospital. The project was called Hometown Heros.  The plan was to start with the area fire departments and then move on the the police department. Unfortunately the budget got cut before we made it to the Police Department.  When Julie, my contact and careflight first responder, first reached out to me, I immediately thought she was an angel coming to give me the opportunity to do something really special to thank the first responders. I accepted the assignment right away. She had no idea that I had just lost my husband.
Julie and I went to several fire stations and photographed the fire fighters and Paramedics. It was really fun because, if you know anyone we refer to as “heros”, they usually are too humble to accept the title. So, we basically had to beg the guys to be photographed. It was really fascinating to get to walk through the fire houses and meet these guys. I could tell right away that they had a special bond. They teased each other as I photographed them. Basically, just the same as you would treat your brothers. It reminded me of how my son is with his army buddies.
Julie and I were at each fire house about an hour.  During a couple of the shoots, they got 911 calls. We got to watch them go from laughing and having a good time, to immediately jumping into their fire boots and pants and speeding off. What I took from these shoots, was the fact that these first responders have to drop what they are doing and get to their destination as fast as possible. In addition to that, they witness terrible accidents, and fires and other emergencies. It’s hard to comprehend how someone does that and then goes home to their own families. They must carry some huge weight on their shoulders. Please join me in thanking all of our first responders. They truly are our hometown heros

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If you are a first responder, I’d love to continue this project as a personal assignment. I’d love to photograph you in your uniform either on location somewhere or in the studio. We can toss around some ideas when you call.
To make it easy, fill out the form below and I will contact you! Thank you for your service.