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It can be tempting to wait until the last minute when planning the outfits for your portrait session but trust us, you will have a more successful shoot if you plan ahead (not to mention less stress).  Below we have listed a few tips to help ensure your family looks as great as this family does.

  1. Coordinate your outfits but don’t make them too matchy-matchy. We want everyone to look good together but we also want to see each person’s individuality.
  2. Choose clothing that suites your body type and fits you properly – fitted is always better than baggy.
  3. We always suggest that you tuck your shirts in, but if someone will be wearing a shirt un-tucked, make sure it is a fitted shirt and it isn’t too long (a few inches below their natural waist is best).
  4. On that note, don’t wear clothing that is too tight or too short and that the arms aren’t restrictive. You should be able to stand, sit, bend over and reach overheard without having to constantly readjust everything.
  5. Check that your buttons don’t gap at the chest or stomach.
  6. If you are wearing something sleeveless, make sure your bra strap is not showing. If you have to keep pushing it back in, it will definitely show in your photos (and no, we can’t just photoshop that out).
  7. Avoid wild patterns, large logos and anything with writing on it. These can be very distracting and they will really date your photos.
  8. If one person is wearing a subtle pattern or strips, make sure the other adults are in solids. Too many competing patterns or stripes can look chaotic.
  9. For families with children, parents should be the backdrop for their children – neutral clothing for mom and dad then something more colorful for the kids is ok. The smallest ones can in brighter colors or patterns so they stand out.
  10. Keep jewelry to a minimum. Wear the necessities like your wedding ring and accent jewelry but leave the extras at home (watches, multiple rings and necklaces). Bangles are ok if they are party of your outfit but make sure they won’t catch on your clothing.
  11. For babies and small children, bring a change of clothing.

We are excited to announce that we will be doing Fall Mini Sessions this year!  Mini sessions are available the afternoons of Saturday November 7 & Sunday November 8 and will be at an outdoor location in the Fort Worth/Mansfield area (exact location to be determined).  Contact us for more information or to book your session!

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Most people have heard of or seen Irish Dancing whether it was from Riverdance or Lord of the Dance. An Irish Dance Festival is frequently known as a Feis. We have been able to photograph for the last 2 years the Texas State Championship and Feis hosted by the McTeggart Irish Dancers of North Texas at the Sheraton Grand DFW. This year we had some amazing dancers to photograph in their amazing outfits. Some Irish Dance outfits can cost as much as $3000. Here are a few dancers we photographed this year and we look forward to the next one.

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We have had the great honor of photographing the Hall family since their second baby was a newborn, so we were very excited that we got to do some updated photos for their family wall.  They were So Much FUN!  Totally reminded us why we love doing family photos.

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We are proud to announce that Bill and Tanya’s photo of Carly won Best of Show at the 25th Anniversary Antique and Amusement Photographers Convention in Las Vegas at the beginning of the month. We had 5 other first place ribbons, a technical excellence ribbon and 1 Honorable Mention.

“Sophisticated Flapper” Best of Show; 1st place, Best Portrait Non-Digitally Enhanced.

Carly, among my favorite photos of all time. I love the window light and pose.

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“I’ll make you an Offer” 1st Place, Best Portrait of a Man

Logan, former A’s pitcher and he makes a great gangster.

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“Vern” 1st Place, Best Portrait of a Senior Citizen

Vern is Museum Director at the Mansfield Historical Museum and Heritage Center. Perfect old time photo for his position.


“Oh Captain, My Captain” 1st Place Best Chromakey Photo

There is no Photoshop used here, just TEPS chromakey software. Thank you to Mystic Morning for the background.


“The Inspector”, 1st Place Digital Border Poster, Photo Committee Technical Excellence Award

We love steampunk and had so many concepts with Brian we made a poster so we could show them all.

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“World’s First Selfie” 1st Place Best Self Portrait

My look at the selfie in the bathroom mirror self portrait craze with an old time photo twist. I shot the bathroom photos before a bridal session at the Thistle Hill mansion in Ft. Worth.

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“Dr. Hollen” Honorable Mention, Best Portrait of a Woman



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