What are you waiting for? It’s time to schedule your 2017 family portrait session with Carrollton’s favorite photographer!

Seriously, don’t wait. Now is the time to schedule your 2017 family portrait session. Your family deserves this. Your family has busy schedules all year. You look forward to the holidays to celebrate with the ones you love the most. That’s your family!! So, let’s create some beautiful portraits that will celebrate your family ALL year… and every year after that. A wall portrait is the one gift that keeps giving, year after year.

Live in the Moment

Summer is fast and furious for me… a senior, wedding and family photographer.  Some might call me “just a photographer” but it’s not like that… not at all.  My seniors, brides, and families invite me into their personal lives to share their very important life milestones.

If I was “just a photographer” then I wouldn’t get this lump in my throat as a dad walks his daughter down the aisle to hand her future over to a young man that can’t possibly love her as much as he does…

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…or when I see endless tweets of last season’s high school seniors packing their cars to head off to college. Who is going to feed them, protect them, love them?

Live_In_The_Moment_Blog 4 Being a mother and daughter myself, I can feel both sides of the fence.  I remember how excited I was to marry the love of my life. But, I remember my dad asking me if I was sure I was ready.

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I also remember packing my car and heading off to college.  I was SO excited.  But, I also remember my parents driving off without me.

The funny thing is that we all know it’s coming.  At the start of our senior year, or the beginning of your engagement, we know where we are headed.  If we prepare properly, then we are ready.  It’s the way life goes. Ready or not, it’s time.

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As summer is winding down, I continue to share these life milestones with my families. I’m technically “just your photographer” but, really I feel more like part of your family.

So, from the family member who is on the outside looking in, my advice to each one of my 2016 seniors, parents of 2016 seniors, brides, grooms, parents of my bride and grooms, and now my 2017 seniors and their parents…

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Live in the moment! Take it all in and enjoy every second with your loved ones.  We are exactly where we are supposed to be.  Thank you for including me in your family!

Do you know someone who needs a professional photographer? We’d love to be part of your family too.

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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What do you want to be when you grow up?

A couple of times a year I have the privilege of participating in the CFB ISD 5th grade career fair.  Unfortunately for me, it always happens during the busiest times of the year. But, I’m honored to be included.  There are tons of photographers they could ask, but they choose me.  And I don’t take that lightly.

The set up is similar to any other trade show, the difference is, the attendees are 5th graders. Hundreds of them!  Their objective is to visit with the representatives from careers they think they may want to choose when they get older.

These kids are my future employees, clients and competitors.  I want to give them the most useful information and the best advice possible.

One 5th grade  boy walked up and asked me what was the worst part of my job… okay, I wasn’t expecting that question so I thought a minute.  I told him that as a business owner, I had to do the day to day chores around the office like taking out the trash and cleaning the bathrooms.  Without even thinking, he responded “do you have to go to college for that?”  I couldn’t help but laugh.

Then another 5th grader asked me what I wanted to be when I was in 5th grade.  That was also a great question. These kids will change their minds a million times from now until they start their careers.  But the great thing about this career fair is that it gives the kids an opportunity to look a professional in the eye, shake their hand and speak to them face to face.  It also gets them thinking about their future and opens their eyes to many new opportunities. The sky is the limit for these kids, they can do anything they want.  And because of that… the kids… I will continue to carve out time to spend with the future of this awesome city.

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Santa’s visit to Texas Tradition Photography

The day started with Santa riding up on a Harley! (His elves brought the sleigh)Santa on Harley

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3Santa_8266Santa absolutely LOVES his job. He looks forward to seeing the kids all year long.  He played peek a boo with the little ones, listened to the long lists from the bigger ones, and gave candy to all of them and a fist bump to one.

Today marked Santa’s 14th year to visit our studio. Some of the kids that visit our studio come year after year, so this is the only place they ever visit with Santa.  As it should be, Santa remembers the kids.Santa PhotographySanta was fun and playful. He had enough energy for all the kids… even Collin. But the second the last child was gone…Santa PortraitsSanta had to take a nap. He was pooped.  So, we fed his elves and reindeer some food and water and sent them back to the North Pole.Santa Photography

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Dallas Wedding Couple Jennifer and John Tie the Knot on Valentines Day at The Old Bedford School

It has been rumored that Valentine’s Day is the most romantic day of the year.  Once you take a look at Jennifer and John’s Valentine’s Day wedding, you will know FOR SURE that it was their most romantic day EVER!

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The beautiful floral arrangements were created by my very good friend and floral designer Kevin May from May Flowers and Gifts. (shameless plug 214-507-2837) The bride was very excited when she saw how amazing they looked.

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The red and white Valentine Theme was very romantic. The bride seems to have a BIG heart!

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The Old Bedford School was full of historical things. Every direction you turned, there was more to see.  The backgrounds were limitless.

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The Bride and Groom decided to have a first look in the class room. You should have seen John’s eyes light up when he saw his bride for the first time. She was stunning!

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Jennifer and John met back in 1988 when they went to school together.  They used to pass notes back and forth during class.

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YAY!!  He said yes!

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It is very easy to tell these two are crazy in love. John couldn’t take his eyes off his bride.

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The Ceremony was beautiful!  I just loved these “love” blocks on the alter.

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The Bedford School has incredible character. We could have photographed this couple all night!

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Gorgeous couple, Gorgeous Venue!

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The Catering and the Cake were prepared by Sweet Memories.  The presentation and the food were perfect.

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After a romantic private dance…

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The happy couple made their exit through some wavy glow sticks. And then the most unexpected thing happened…

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They gave us a box of Turtle Chocolates!!!  Alyssa and I had a very “sweet” ride home.