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

 

That was fun

Thank you to everyone who entered our 2018 Senior Valentine’s Day drawing.  We had SO many entries our bucket was almost over flowing.

We have contacted all the winners. And sent a one time special offer to those that didn’t win. We will definitely do that again next year.

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.

Proper Portrait Sizing – Tips from a Carrollton Professional Family Photographer

Since family portrait season is in full swing, we wanted to take the time to educate our clients on how to pick the best size for their wall portraits. Often our clients tell us they “don’t need anything big” for their walls, only to come back and need to upgrade their portrait size. Here are our tips for how to choose the right portrait size for your home!

DVD's are not portraits!

1. DVD’s are not portraits!
We love being able to offer digital collections to our clients, but the portraits rarely make it off the disk! By having Texas Tradition Photography print your wall portrait, you get amazing quality, choice of mounting or gallery wrap, and you won’t be able to resist hanging your portrait right away!

8x10's aren't big!

2. 8×10’s only seem big when you’re holding them.
Unless you have a wall with A TON of portraits hanging on it, your wall will look empty. 8×10’s are great for desks and wall clusters, but they don’t make great wall portraits.

16x20's are still too small

3. Not bad, but not great.
This 20×24 is starting to fill the space, but still isn’t making much of an impact, even with a wider frame.

30x40 Perfect!

4. Now this is what we’re talking about!
This portrait is a 30×40. It may sound HUGE, but the second it’s hung on the wall it looks perfect!

Not sure what size will work best on your walls? Grab a sheet of paper and hang it on your wall. If it looks too small, add another sheet until it looks right. Once it is the perfect size, measure it. Bring in your measurement and we can help you find the perfect wall portrait for you!

Still need guidance? Give us a call, we would love to help you decorate your home with beautiful portraits!