Best of Dallas : The Fort Worth Stock Yards
Exploring DFW has been a blast so far, but when we woke up the morning of the Fort Worth Stock Yards Session, we knew it was going to be a good day. With a temperature already in the triple digits, our team geared up for what should have been a scorching North Texas day. But when we rolled up to the famous Fort Worth Stock Yards, there was a gentle breeze flowing through the shops, and although it smelled
The Best of Dallas: Bishop Arts
The Bishop Arts District is known for its close-knit small town neighborhood feel and is the home to many independent restaurants, coffee bars and boutiques. The artsy district is located in north Oak Cliff, Dallas, and just southwest of Downtown Dallas. We had senior model reps Angela, Hailey, Erin, and Isabel meet us for a fun evening of exploring and senior photos. Yes please!
We met around the intersection...
We're Just MAD About Our Seniors
The idea of a post-apocalyptic world is not a new one. There are countless movies that are set in this fantastical setting (Mad Max, The Hunger Games, Maze Runner, etc.) and countless authors that have spurred the need to see what our future could look like should there be a nuclear war or some landscape changing natural disaster. We decided it was high-time that we dip our hand in the preverbal pool – and put our own twist on this same idea...
Smart, Sassy, and Stunning Senior Pictures
You know it’s going to be a good shoot when your model walks in with her fashionable outfits pre-planned, jewelry hanging neatly from the hangers, and shoes that match each ensemble to perfection.
This isn’t senior model rep, Melissa Castillo’s, first shoot with us though. As part of our program, Melissa has been in at least three other sessions, including our slumber party session as well as our vintage ice cream parlor session earlier this year! We’ve also had a blast at her best friend session with her brother Damien
Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice - That's What Seniors Are Made Of
To be a 2017 senior, you need to know 2 things:
One: Fall is everything
And Two: You can’t have fall without friends and pumpkin spice.
Although the fall in North Dallas is just Summer 2.0 – we Texans still love the idea of wearing warm colors, flannel, and the smell of a good cup of coffee. There are plenty of people here who will don wool socks and jackets even as sweat drips down their faces. Senior Model Reps Haylee Hogan, Tyler Crew, Taylor Curbow, and Gabby Klosterman are these people (minus the sweat that is!) and we barely had to convince
Stunning Senior Summer Photo Shoot
With the start of the school year and football season, it’s no wonder that our busy 2017 seniors want to have their senior photo sessions as soon as possible! Most people like to ask us what the best time of year for senior pictures to be done is and our answer almost every time is the summer and fall for Texas seniors. As every Texan knows, it’s hot in July and August. But that shouldn’t deter you from having your photos done! Summer is a wonderful time for senior pictures, as senior model rep, Tyler Crew, can tell you!
We began her session at Arbor Hills Nature Preserve, and after a good hike, itchy grass, and splashing through...
Our Favorite Kind of Lights Are Friday Night Lights
To say that high school football in Texas is a big deal, is a BIG understatement! With fun TV shows like Friday Night Lights – a show actually based in a small Texas town – and the excitement that invades the entire school on game days, it’s no wonder that this all American game can spark such a passion for competition.
And let us tell you – there is A LOT of competition. As our team gathered on the beautiful turf field of the University of North Texas'; newest football shrine, Apogee Stadium, our senior model rep team was already debating the scores, plays, and teams of last year’s Frisco high school football season. As most know, Lone Star High School made it all the way to the state championships last season and had a...
A Classic Kind of Summer
The 1950’s was full of swing dancing, drive-in movies, and fun outings with friends to local hotspots like the cinema and the ice cream parlor! Inspired by this wonderful time, we gathered up senior model reps Kailyn Gauff, Melissa Castillo, and Alana Wilkinson for a 1950s themed session at our favorite ice cream parlor, Beth Marie's, in Denton, Texas.
Beth Marie's has been a Denton staple...
Water is Sweet, But Blood is Thicker
For a brother and sister, the Castillo siblings are one of a kind. With a bond like theirs it’s no wonder to our team that they are best friends!
We met the Castillo family at the Shops at Legacy on a bright afternoon earlier this spring. It was gorgeous out, so there were a few people walking around the beautiful pond and talking about their plans for the quickly approaching summer.
Melissa, the older of the two, is one of our amazing senior model reps and has already been with us for the Slumber Party session, and is going to be in our...
The Christmas Blues Can't Get These Two Seniors
The bells are jingling, kids are caroling, trees are sparkling, and couples are attempting to ice skate without breaking an ankle. That’s right: it’s Christmas time in Texas.
When Rachel and Maddie met our team at Frisco Square it was mildly cold at 60 degrees. As most Dallas Texans are aware, the weather has its own mind and will and the weather men can only guess at what the temperature will be on a day to day basis. We chatted with the lovely two Senior Model Reps, Maddie Snowden, a senior at Heritage High School, and Liberty...
HELP! We're Under Attack By Zombies
It seemed unreal. Who could have thought that it would actually happen? People who died, were supposed to stay dead. Right? Luckily for us senior model rep, Brooke Harden, jokingly brought a shovel along with her for her senior portrait session after the morning news warned that there was an outbreak of a virus that causes insanity. We noticed a few things were off as we caravanned to Arbor Hills Nature Preserve. For one, the traffic was suspiciously...
Snow White Appears In The Flesh
"People tell me that all of the time! I think it’s the dark hair.” Senior Model Rep, Samantha Bradley, just laughed when our team told her she reminded them of the Disney princess, Snow White. And although she’s probably heard it over and over again until her ears were bleeding, this stunning beauty was nothing but kind about it – even telling our team that she was thinking about being Snow White for Halloween.
A senior this year at Heritage High School, Samantha was the last senior to join...
Senior Torn Between Canada and the US
Ok, we’re exaggerating. Heritage High School Senior Markee Williamson has lived in the US for over seven years, so she’s obviously happy living here. Although, she did tell us while we explored Downtown Prosper that she missed poutine, a Canadian delicacy that includes french fries and a large amount of gravy. Our team thinks that we would miss that too.
Markee first reached out to us over the summer, and told us how excited she was to be a senior and how pumped she was to have her senior photos with us! So it was no surprise that we were equally as excited when we were able to have her session soon after school started. With the year slowly moving toward the holidays, and the days begin to shorten, our team was a little nervous we would run out of light before heading out to Downtown Prosper. Luckily for us, we were right on schedule and Markee got some amazing photos of the sunset with her cute red Mini Cooper.
After waving the Canadian flag...
Talented Senior Stops Traffic
Most high school kids these days are busier than a hive of bees. If they’re not on the field, then they’re in a study hall. If they’re not in study hall then they’re at work or running to a club meeting or a student council. It’s very obvious that today’s generation is doing their best to excel and to stand out among the crowd. But why? One word: scholarships.
And the talented Senior Model Rep Jocelynn Livingston has proven herself worthy of one. Not surprisingly, it can be very difficult...
Splish Splash! This Senior Had A Blast
When Senior Model Rep, Maddie Snowden, approached us asking if we could do a short swim shoot, our team was more than excited. Our studio is equipped with a large variety of backgrounds and props, but one of our favorite features...
Senior or Mermaid? You Decide
For someone who spends close to 50% of her time in the pool, Heritage High School Senior, Maddie Snowden, was more than willing to jump in the water for our team. We were not at all surprised that Maddie was friends with alumni senior model rep, Hannah Mabile, who had a swim session with us back in 2014. These two girls...
When Props Attack
All smiles, Carly brought her armful of clothes into our studio, ready to begin her senior shoot. You most definitely recognize this gorgeous Senior Model Rep from her previous shoots with us (Rock n’ Roll, Hipster, and her best friend shoot with Kyra) and we couldn’t be happier to have her back in our studio!
The second eldest of five, Carly is extremely impressive as a leader and scored an officer position on her dance team at Heritage High School. As we walked around Downtown McKinney, Carly told us that she’s been looking forward to her senior year and the fun events like Homecoming and Prom!
Unfortunately, just because there was a gorgeous blue sky and a beautiful model doesn’t mean that we were without our moment of terror. Carly’s mom, Tina, had brought a really neat vintage chair and told our team she wanted a few photos of Carly in it in the middle of a field. We got the chair set up, and after some great sitting poses, Tyler asked Carly to sit on the back of it. Little did we know that the chair was already top-heavy. As soon as...
Senior Survives Near Disaster
We aren’t sure if you know this: cheerleading is not a joke. Especially when it comes to TRB Elite Model, Mandi Clausen. This Heritage High School senior is a top competitor in the cheer world, but you won’t be seeing her on the football field during half-time. Mandi has taken it to a whole..
You Can't Bend it Like This Senior
Brooke Harden is the perfect mixture of talent and beauty. With an amazing skill on the soccer field, Brooke has been a force to be reckoned with from a young age and when she reached high school she gained a spot on a prestigious team that plays overseas against European teams each summer. But instead of just sticking to soccer to fill her time, Brooke is also an avid fashionista.
At our Urban Denim shoot earlier in the summer, Brooke impressed our team with her fashion knowledge as well as makeup skills. We could tell from her posing and accessories that her personal shoot was going to be a blast! And it was.
Outlaws Take Downtown Prosper
Tyler looked stunned and then busted out laughing as Madeline, a senior at Liberty High School, tried to explain that a corn gap is where she and fellow Senior Model Reps Mandi and Lizzie were currently standing. “You know, like a gap in the corn field that doesn’t have any spiders. Like, #corngap is the best.” That did it...
Giant Spider Threatens Seniors
Flower crowns, bright smiles, and groovy sunglasses reigned at our Boho shoot with four lovely Top models: Savannah, Brooke, Chelsea, and Jocelynn.
Our studio was set up and ready to go when Chelsea and Brooke popped into our studio to start us off! You may recognized Chelsea from our Summer Florals shoot with Brianna and Rachel, and we were excited to have her back in our studio for round two. The two other fabulous models; Savannah and Jocelyn, trickled...
Best Friends Really Are Forever
Best friends are a vital part of life, and when we met Kyra, it was no wonder that she was meant to be Carly’s best friend.
Carly had won a free best friend shoot from one of our model challenges, a perk of being a Senior Model Rep. She told us ahead of time that because she had so much fun on her Rock n’ Roll shoot with Myrna Phillips in our studio that she wanted to have her shoot with Kyra there!
After having some fun...
Musicians Crash Studio Shoot
With the graduation of our 2015 Senior Model Reps, comes a whole new group of models! This year we are excited to introduce not one but two groups - our TRB Top Models and our TRB Elite Models. Our first group session of the year included three of our lovely new TRB Top Models - Madeline, Carly, and Morgan, who joined us in the studio on a rainy Saturday for a rockin’ shoot with our favorite jewelry designer, Myrna Phillips!
Inspired by the classics, we had...
Does Glitter Belong on the Field? You Decide
Glitter and gems are not terms that usually describe a softball field, but when it comes to Heritage High School Senior, Haley Rodriguez, it makes the perfect mix of fierce, bold, and outright beautiful.
Haley is one of the most talented softball players in the DFW area, but this TRB Model Rep won’t let national barriers hold her down – she’s going international this year! She humbly told us as one of our hair...
Three Things You Need to Look Like A Cross Country Star
The three things you need to look like a cross country star!
#1: Have a lot of patience!
Angry screams pierced the cool autumn air. Cheyenne tried her best to keep a smile on her face, but the wailing screams only kept getting louder. Right as the noise reached its peak, Tyler shouted ‘got it!’ and Cheyenne burst into a fit of giggles.
Our team was photographing Heritage High School senior, Cheyenne Allison for her DFW senior portraits at the beautiful Arbor Hills Nature Preserve...
Audrey Hepburn Doppelganger Discovered During Senior Portrait Session
Mist was floating through the air and landing on the colorful leaves and flowers of the Dallas Arboretum as we photographed the gorgeous Claire Rosenbluth. Although it was a very gray day, Claire was stunning against the vibrant colors of the gardens, and really stood out among the trees in a soft white sweater.
A senior at Heritage High School, Claire was unfazed at the news of the dreary forecast for her DFW senior portraits. With a big smile and bright eyes, Claire led us through the maze of gardens and we were lucky to be able to keep up with the future business woman! Having an eye for style, Claire wowed us in a fur vest and a chic all black outfit with cheetah print heels. This offered a stark contrast against her natural surroundings and led to some truly unique and beautiful portraits....
Cheerleader Fends off Spider at Luscombe Farms
Olivia told us as we strolled down the streets of Downtown McKinney that she is a senior at Heritage High School. She heard about us through her good friend Kayla Underwood, who you may know from her North Dallas senior shoot with us.
Luscombe Farms and Downtown McKinney are very popular spots to have your senior photos taken, and Olivia couldn’t decide which one she liked more, so we did...
Heritage High School Senior Attacked by Dog During Session
It was a nice, quiet afternoon. The sun was streaming through the trees, the creek was bubbling happily, and Tyler was getting ready to photograph Meghan, who was precariously perched on a rock.
Then, the dog attacked.
Ok, maybe it was more like a puppy. And it wasn’t really even an attack, but it did cause Meghan to fall into a fit of giggles and to try and avoid being splashed too badly...
How to Keep Ghouls From Getting Into Your House This Halloween
We decided to visit the Big Orange Pumpkin Farm in Celina, Texas for our first annual pumpkin patch themed session. This farm had everything you could want from a traditional visit: farm animals, hay rides, a maze, and of course an assortment of pumpkins!
Haley Rodriguez and Brooke Sauls are two of our models from our Model Rep Program this year! Haley, a senior at Heritage High School, was featured in our very first Senior Model Rep Session this year with model and friend, Shannon Dyer. We admire Haley’s softball skills, so we made sure to stop by a softball field on our way out to the pumpkin patch...
This Heritage High School Highstepper Kicked It With Us At Our Studio And Downtown McKinney
You better recognize this Heritage Highstepper’s talent! We had Alex McKay kicking her way across our studio during her senior portrait session – and man can she high step!
Did you know High school high stepping was created back in 1929 in Greenville, Texas, by Ms. Gussie Nell Davis – the founder of the prestigious Rangerettes? We learned that the original purpose behind creating the dance and drill teams was to give girls who could not tumble like the cheerleaders a chance to participate in football games, but when Miss Davis was contacted by the President of Kilgore College, she was given the challenge to create a group that would “be interesting and keep the folks in their seats at half-time...
Check Out Our Fantastic Session with Heritage High School Senior, Kayla Underwood
Kayla, a senior at Heritage High School, and her mother, Kacie, met us in the famous Downtown McKinney to kick off her session. A really neat thing about Kayla was that she happens to know over 10 of our Senior Model Reps, and she is well loved by all of them! Kayla had her hair and makeup done by Jennifer Jeffery – a close family friend – and we absolutely loved how it accentuated her natural beauty (we are definitely taking notes from Jennifer next time)...
Downtown Dallas 2015 Model Rep Session with Jaedyn, Meghan and Lauren!
Holy pretty ladies, Batman! Our models were on fire during this senior model rep shoot in Deep Ellum.
The wonderful Whitney Stiles worked her magic on our already stunning 2015 Model Reps and we headed into the studio for some individual and group shooting sessions. Becoming fast friends, Jaedyn, Meghan, and Lauren giggled their way through many different poses and kept a fierce attitude as they dazzled us with their ‘smizes’ – Tyra would have been so proud...
2015 Senior Model Rep Group Session with Haley and Shannon
Here is the first of many sessions with our 2015 Senior Model Reps! This session includes our wonderful models, Haley Rodriguez and Shannon Dyer. Haley is a senior at Heritage High School in Frisco and Shannon is a senior at Ursuline Academy of Dallas so this was not only their first session with us, but their first time meeting each other as well...
Isabella's Seniority Session in McKinney
We would love to introduce you to one of our gorgeous 2014 seniors, Isabella Bassan! Thanks to our 2014 Model Rep, Marissa Robinson, Isabella heard about us and decided to schedule our Seniority session.
We met Isabella and her mother in Downtown McKinney where we started the session off with Isabella in her Texas Tech shirt. After our usual pass through the uniquely textured streets and alleys of Downtown McKinney, we drove over to Towne Lake Park. We love the combinations of these two locations due to their complete differences...
The Handsome, Chris Noel's, Downtown McKinney Seniority Session
Chris Noel is a senior from Heritage High School in Frisco. He is also friends with some of our other seniors, including Maddie and Marissa! We love finding out that our seniors all seem to know each other one way or another.
We met up with Chris and his mom, Lisa, at one of our more popular locations among the seniors, Downtown McKinney. Everyone really seems to love the variety of textures, props, and cool little spaces this location provides...
A Frisco Square Seniority Session with Heritage High School Basketball Player, Cal Shepherd!
We met up with Cal, his mom, and his two younger sisters at Frisco Square for his senior portrait session. Cal is a senior at Heritage High School and a member of the school’s basketball team. He even knows one of our 2014 model reps, Marissa Robinson, who is also an athlete at Heritage High School...
Heritage High School Cheerleader, Maddie Whitten's, Senior Session in Downtown McKinney
We first met Maddie while photographing the Heritage Coyotes football team during one of their games. Maddie is a cheerleader for Heritage and a good friend of our 2013 senior model rep, Skyler Rountree! We were excited to photograph this gorgeous senior and we had so much fun during her session...
Heritage High School Runner and 2014 Senior Model Rep Marissa's Session
Marissa is one of our amazing senior model reps for 2014. Marissa is reigning Ms. Pre-Teen Ohio and not new to being in front of the camera. We really enjoyed our sessions with Marissa, especially the time we spent with her on the track. She was giving our equipment fits trying to focus on her and her blazing speed. I guess that is why they made her captain of the Heritage High School track team! Marissa is also a cheerleader with Cheer Athletics and is active with her church...
Heritage High School Senior, Natori's, Studio Session
When Bryn and her mom told us about the very sad circumstances that lead to Natori possibly having to skip having her senior portraits made, we knew we had to do something. We were so happy to help her family out after everything they’ve been through. So much tragedy for these young ladies, makes our hearts just hurt...
Heritage High School Senior Pictures with Cheerleader Bryn
Bryn is quite the character and a lot of fun to photograph. Both her studio session and her outdoor session at Adriatica Village turned out great, but I think we had the most fun out by the pool. Bryn really wanted a few photographs in the water, so we gave it a go. It was a lot of fun trying to keep her from floating up, thankfully I have some SCUBA gear...
Heritage High School Homecoming Game vs The Colony at Memorial Stadium
The Heritage Coyotes (1-5) held their homecoming game against The Colony Cougars (4-2) Friday night at Memorial Stadium. The Cougars took the lead right away with two touchdowns in the first quarter. Although the Coyotes attempted to make a come back in the second quarter, it just wasn’t enough to keep up with the Cougars who led the game 35-21 at halftime. Junior Bryan Hammond made 3 of 7 touchdowns for the Cougars and they won the game 49-28...
Wakeland Homecoming vs Heritage High School Football at FC Dallas Stadium
Here is bit of the action from the 2012 Wakeland Homecoming game against Heritage High School at FC Dallas Stadium. You can see all of the images here.
We had a great time at the game. I'm not going to say it was a close one, but it was still very entertaining. I really enjoyed the part when the cheerleaders from Wakeland came over to show their appreciation to Heritage. It was a lot of fun, and so many of these kids know each other from before...
Heritage High School Senior Portraits with Skyler at Adriatica in McKinney
Making Skyler's senior portraits was an absolute blast. We had a fantastic start to her in studio shoot, where we were able to capture some incredible images of this lovely Heritage High School senior cheerleader. Skyler was fearless, and the closet full of clothes that her and her mom brought seemed endless. As Stacia was working through the initial image selection, I actually heard her comment under her breath, "does this girl take a bad picture"? That really cracked me up, but man, it is so true. Skyler is...
Heritage vs Greenville High School Football Pictures at FC Dallas Stadium (Pizza Hut Park)
In addition to photographing high school senior portraits at our Frisco studio and on-location Skyler and her Mom thought it might be fun for us to come out to a game and capture some of the Friday night light action. Man they were right, was it ever fun! We had a blast, even in the rain. We went out and bought a brand new 300mm beauty from Canon and I have to admit, I'm having a blast cutting my high school sports photography teeth with this lens. It really is an amazing piece of equipment. It coupled with our new EOS-1D X is going make for some seriously great sports photos, once it...