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

YES! It’s Family Portrait in the Park Season|Carrollton Professional Photographer

Jiranek_0832Yes! You all know how excited I get during Portrait in the Park season.  For those of you who are new, once a year (during the fall) we have our biggest Portrait event called Portraits in the Park.  We schedule families one right after another at the same park. These are not mini sessions. They are full blown family portrait sessions. We just maximize our time by planning them all on certain days.  This is especially a popular time since kids will be home from college and the portraits will be ready just in time for the holidays.

Portrait in the Park ($79 session fee)

Sunday October 13th

Saturday November 9th

Sunday November 10th

Saturday November 23rd

Home for the Holidays ($99 session fee)

Wednesday November 27th

Friday November 29th

the entire month of December

What?! Is it fall already? Yes, and not to startle you or anything, but Thanksgiving is just 8 weeks away and Christmas is a mere 12 weeks from now. Don’t panic, we can help with all of your gift giving needs.  There is no better gift than a gift that keeps on giving forever. Yep, I’m talking about a family portrait.

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)

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The details are simple! Grab your calendar and 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)

To make it even easier, fill out this form.

 

Portrait in the Park Family Event| serving Carrollton, Frisco, Plano and surrounding areas.

Life seems to be moving so fast that I tend to overlook stuff… occasionally. Okay, a little more than just occasionally.  So, just in case you are like me, I wanted to remind you about our upcoming 2018 Portrait in the Park Events.

We’ve made it super simple for you!

  1. choose a date below that works for you and your family
  2. give us a call or email to schedule your session.  972-492-2983 or Lmanis@verizon.net
  3. decide on your clothing (read our previous post, check out our website for samples, and/or give us a call and we will be happy to help you)
  4. We’ll see you at our portrait session.

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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

 

Wall Portrait Clusters- A Carrollton Professional Family Photographer’s Suggestion for Beautiful Wall Art

What do we LOVE this holiday season? Texas Tradition Photography Wall Portrait Clusters! Several wall portraits designed to hang together creates a Wall Portrait Cluster. A cluster is a fun and modern way to decorate your home.

Here’s a peek at some of our favorite clusters:

Portrait ClusterThe Arcemont girls always look fantastic in their portraits! We designed their wall portrait cluster using an 8×10 of each girl and a 24×30 of all the girls together. This layout is great for a traditional feel with an updated look.

Family Portrait ClusterFor the Kimball family cluster, we wanted to highlight their three adorable boys. Can you just imagine raising three young boys? We wanted to protray a feeling of love and closeness, but also the fun and energy we know these young boys have. We used a 6×6 individual of each boy (running in the reflecting pool of course!), a 24×24 of the three boys together, and a 36×36 of the whole family. This configuration is great because you have a beautiful family portrait on the right, and TONS of personality on the left!

Family Portrait ClusterWe LOVE the Bimmerle family. Hank and Eli are die hard Texas Tradition fans. (and so are their parents)!  We used a 16×24 of each boy and a 20×24 of the whole family for thier wall cluster. This wall cluster will actually hang above the couch at Texas Tradition Photography!

Not sure what sizes you want for your portrait cluster? Take a picture of your space and measure, then bring it to your appointment. We’re always happy to help design custom portrait cluster for your home!

My Trip to Louisville, Kentucky – Carrollton Photographer

If you know me well, then you know that I don’t travel much. I prefer to spend my weekends photographing families and weddings. So, this “trip” all started when my husband was scheduled for an overnight business trip to Louisville. Just as we have always done in the past, I planned to stay home with our daughter and dog. Besides, it was right after my first dance school.

To my surprise, my mom called and suggested I tag along this time. I thought she was crazy, but she offered to stay with Linzy and Maggy at the house. So, what the heck, it’s only for one night.

Mike booked me a ticket and we were off to the airport. It was just like we were young again. We raced down the elevators, fought over the tempature of the air conditioner and talked non stop on the plane. Once we got to Louisville, we got a rental car and headed to the hotel. We had a few detours in between like the chocolate store and stopping to chat with some young military men. But, overall it was smooth sailing.

Once we hit our room, Mike started preparing for his presentation and I started researching Louisville, Kentucky. I was expecting a small country town, but actually, Louisville is a beautiful town with rich history. After all it is the home to the Kentucky Derby! You know… horses! Now that I’m here, I would love to stay a few extra days and explore some of the restored Victorian homes and Museums. I bet locals have beautiful weddings here.

Sometimes it takes getting away from something to be able to see the big picture. When you own a small business like I do, you own everything from marketing and taxes to taking out the trash. Even though my business is photography, photography is actually the thing I do the least of.

If I were to research Texas Tradition Photography like I just did Louisville Kentucky, I might be less impressed. But, keep in mind that I am the photographer, the Facebooker, the blogger, the web master, the business owner, the janitor (not a good one) the everything. I AM Texas Tradition Photography and I’m trying everyday to get better at everything. And today, sitting in my hotel room in Louisville, Kentucky, I realize that I need to work more on my web appearance. I need to share more with the world. I do some amazing photography for some amazing people, but get so wrapped up in the day to day business that I fail to share it with you. So, when I get back home, In between my next dance schools, weddings and senior portraits, I will take it up a notch with my web presence. But for now… I’m sitting here relaxing while Mike is giving his presentation. From my window, I see the Louisville Harley Davidson store and Hobby Lobby. Both are within walking distance… good thing since Mike took the car. I have $40 and 4 hours to spare. Which should I choose?…

If it’s worth having, it’s worth working for…

Have you ever heard the saying “if it’s worth having, it’s worth working for.”  Well that’s what comes to mind this time of year as I photograph so many families.

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When a mom calls me to schedule her family portrait session, we have to compare and cross reference work, sports, dance and social calendars of all the family members. By the time we have chosen a date and time that works for everyone, something comes up like a playoff game or a sick kid. Then we are scrambling to reschedule. Once that perfect date is established, it’s shopping time.  Everyone in the portrait must look their best from head to toe.  Often times this means going to several stores on several different days to secure the perfect attire.

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This has already added up to be a timely investment.  Now, let’s talk about getting the entire family clean, dressed and to the portrait location on time AND in a good mood.  By this time, a lot of families just want to get it over with… this is where I take over.  I bring my years of experience dealing with all ages, personalities and family dynamices to come together and create an amazing family experience.  It’s not just a portrait session, although that is the ultimage goal.

By the end of our session, everyone is laughing and playing and having fun.  The session planner (usually the mom) hugs me and says she is glad it’s over.

…pause for effect… hopefully, you have chosen a great photographer because after all of this time, the portraits need to be BREATH-TAKING!!

Fast forward a week… we meet, usually with the whole family, to view and order the portraits and it hits mom hard… tears start to flow… and she thinks “if it’s worth having, it’s worth working for!”

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