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.

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.

Do you love your North Dallas 2019 Senior? Then you will love this!

Now more than ever, high school seniors are looking for custom senior portraits that are creative and show off their personality.  However, you (the parent) are drawn more to the classic “looking at the camera” style.  What if I told you we could help you with this?  Yes, that’s right we do both!

We want you and your senior to feel confident in your senior session. This is a BIG part of their senior year and we want it to be perfect for both of you.  The simple fact that you are here reading this tells me that you value this experience and want the best for your senior.  We are on the home stretch, only a few months to go before graduation.

Check out this amazing 2019 senior give away! Enter below to win one of our 4 prizes AND join our senior newsletter list.

Details:  We will be drawing for winners on January 2nd.

First place prize: An Extreme Senior portrait Session (value $175) plus $100 towards your order. You must be photographed by March 10th, 2019

Three 2nd place prizes: Either a Studio Senior Portrait Session OR a Location Senior Portrait Session (value $95) Plus $50 towards your order. You must be photographed by March 10th, 2019

Want to see more of our seniors? Check out our website www.TexasTraditionPhoto.com

Enter here to to win! Good Luck!!

What is Hot and Sweet and makes you feel warm and cuddly inside?

YES!!! Hot Chocolate!

It’s ready… our AMAZING, ONE OF A KIND, HOT CHOCOLATE STAND! We created this Limited Edition Portrait set just for YOU! And I can’t wait for you to see it.

This is your formal invitation to join us in our exclusive Hot Chocolate Stand on Thursday, November 29th or Saturday, December 1st. Yes, that is ONLY TWO DAYS! So, call us today or email us using the form below to schedule your appointment. Once we are full, we are closing the stand until next year.

Here are the details:  Session fee $25 (we will be donating the ENTIRE session fee to Metrocrest Services). |The session is for 1-2 kids.  (additional kids are $10 each) | The set is ideal for kids who are able to sit up and older | You will view and order your images immediately after your session | Yes, your portrait order will be back in about a week… just in time for Holiday gifts.

What should you wear? This set is perfect for winter outfits, sweaters and boots, coats and hats, mittens and scarves, and even pajamas! Be creative and show your personality.  Feel free to bring along a special teddy bear, blanket or even your own holiday mugs.

Are you ready? Call us or contact us using the form below to reserve your appointment time. Hurry, once we fill up, we are closing the stand.

What is happening at Texas Tradition Photography? Could it be a New Limited Edition Portrait set?

YES!  It could!  If you are a long time follower of Texas Tradition Photography, then you are aware that last year was our first time in 15 years to NOT do Santa portraits.  This was a VERY hard decision for us to make, however sometimes we have to take a step back in order to move forward.

I felt that our children’s portrait offerings were become a little tired… stale… boring…etc. And for us in the creative world, this is never a good feeling.  I either want to give you 100%, or nothing at all.  I took the year off from Limited Edition sessions to brainstorm and survey and find out exactly which road I wanted to take with my children’s portraits.  My biggest goals are 1. to make it easy for my parents 2. make it fun for the kids and 3. make it exceptionally creative and unlike anything offered in my area.

There are hundreds of photographers in Dallas and I don’t want to mingle in with the crowd.  I want to stand out. And I know YOU will benefit from the year of waiting! Here is a little peek of what’s on the horizon. Just to give you a little taste, this set will be designed for kids ages… sitting up to about 8 years old.  However, I think a small family would be cute too.

 

We aren’t taking appointments yet, but if you’d like to save the date, it will be Thursday November 29 and Saturday Dec. 1st. Yes, two days only! In fact, if you’d like to be put on the waiting list, I will call you BEFORE I announce it!  Just fill out the form below to get on the waiting list.  More details to come!!

What Should We Wear For Our Family Portrait?

I get asked all the time “what should we wear for our family portrait?” Well, this is a great time to discuss this since family portrait season is FAST APPROACHING!! What am I saying? Family portrait season IS HERE!!

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 on our website.

Now, let’s talk about clothing.  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.  I have included some samples below of some families who nailed it!  You can also check out our website for some other examples.

Don’t delay, send us a note below and we will contact you about scheduling your 2018 family portrait. Talk to you soon,  Lisa