Spring Portraits Dallas Photographer

Spring Portraits Dallas Photographer I had such fun photographing this family on a bustling spring evening! With lots of rain leading up to our day, I had my fingers crossed the clouds would part and the sun would shine! It turned out to be a perfect evening. Grapevine Botanic Gardens was busy with an influx of family portraits as well as high school senior photography. The park is so beautiful, there are always pedestrians enjoying the beauty. Despite the busyness, we captured some amazingly vibrant and radiant photographs. They are stunning! Might I add the family coordinated their outfits very well. Right down to accessories and shoes, this family hit it out of the ball park!

Spring Portraits Dallas Photographer Grapevine Botanic Garden Flower Mound Family Photographer
Flower Mound Grapevine Family Photographer Grapevine Botanic Gardens
Spring Portraits Dallas Photographer Grapevine Botanic Garden Flower Mound Family Photographer
Flower Mound Grapevine Family Photographer Grapevine Botanic Gardens
Spring Portraits Dallas Photographer Grapevine Botanic Garden Flower Mound Family Photographer
Flower Mound Grapevine Family Photographer Grapevine Botanic Gardens
Spring Portraits Dallas Photographer Grapevine Botanic Garden Flower Mound Family Photographer
Flower Mound Grapevine Family Photographer Grapevine Botanic Gardens
Flower Mound Grapevine Family Photographer Grapevine Botanic Gardens

Grapevine Botanic Garden is such a versatile location! It is great for senior photography as well as maternity photography. The location is beautiful through many seasons of the year from spring to late fall. Even during winter, the stone architecture and iron bridges can provide scenery perfect for photographs.

Take a look at other sessions at this location!

This maternity session was photographed in the summer time. The flowers and greenery were in full bloom.

This High School Senior Session occurred during late spring. On this night the park was swarmed with prom groups. We still managed to find great photo opportunities!

-Spring Portraits Dallas Photographer, Jennifer Carley Photography

High School Senior Portraits Westlake

High School Senior Portraits Westlake | Highland Park, TX

Despite it being mid December, this Highland Park neighborhood in Dallas provided the perfect setting with lush greenery in every direction. The stone staircases, the winding paths, and castle like bridges created a perfect setting for a variety of looks for a senior portrait session.

High School Senior Portraits Westlake | Highland Park, TX
High School Senior Portraits Westlake | Highland Park, TX

Planning Your Senior Portraits

With each session, I take time with the client to create a photo session that depict’s the teens interests, personality, and style. The process usually involves these steps.

Consultation: This begins with a consultation on the phone, usually with the parent scheduling the session. We discuss the teen’s style preferences. I explain location options such as urban, modern, natural, and manicured gardens. The next topic is wardrobe, as well as the teens interests and hobbies.

Wardrobe Planning: I advise clients to choose three outfits in each style:

  • Formal- Young men bring sports coats, suits, or a tuxedo while girls may bring a prom dress.
  • Semi-Dressy- Young men tend to wear khakis, dark wash jeans with a tailored shirt. Girls wear skirts, rompers, or jeans with a decorative top.
  • Casual- This is where the teen can relax in one of their favorite outfits such as jeans and relaxed tops.
  • Accessories: Bringing along accessories creates many diverse looks in a 60 minute session. Items for young men include scarves, vests, ties, sunglasses, and jackets. Girls can accessorize with hats, scarves, jewelry, cardigans, and vests.
  • Shoes- It is a great idea to bring several types of shoes to the session for each outfit type. Loafers, ankle boots, and athleisure tennis shoes are great for boys. Girls have a large variety of shoe options such as booties, riding boots, heals, sandals, and athleisure shoes.

Special Interests and Hobbies: If the teen has a particular interest, sport, or hobby, I am glad to incorporate that into the session. For example, one senior was on the bass fishing team, so we included his fishing pole, jersey, and even his boat! To view this session follow the link. Another senior was a ballerina, so we included photos of her in pointe.

Tips for a Successful Session: I advise the teen to bring the outfits ready to go on hangers. We usually begin with the most formal outfit and change outfits to more casual. Outfit changing is part of the session time, so it is very helpful to have outfits organized.

I work very closely with the clients to ensure their session runs smoothly. These tips prepare the client with expectations. I am always happy to provide input on wardrobe selection as well as location ideas.

High School Senior Portraits Westlake | Highland Park, TX
High School Senior Portraits Westlake | Highland Park, TX

What to Wear for Photography Sessions | Flower Mound Family Photography

What to Wear Flower Mound Family Photography

Wear what you love! #1 Rule!

Sometimes it helps that mom picks out her clothes first and then choose complimentary clothing for the rest of the family. If mom is happy, everyone is happy. Choose color schemes such as creams, browns, jewel tones, greens, or other combinations. Keep the style of clothing classic, to last the test of time. Adding texture by layering a jacket or adding vest, are fun touches too. If you love accessories such as jewelry, hats, and scarves, go for it! Wear shoes that are neutral tones and blend with the outfit and with the photography session location.

Maternity Photography

Make sure the children are comfortable. If clothing is too itchy or tight, this will show in the photos. Have your child wear clothing that allows them to move easily and shoes that fit well. Bring along a favorite blanket, stuffed animal, or action hero. We can capture images of your child WITH that item. Later, you will look at the photos and remember how that item was endearing to your child.

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Some styles to avoid include everyone wearing the exact same color, like a white shirt with denim. Matching too closely can distract from the beauty of your photograph. Also, clothing with name brand logos, words, and pictures should be avoided as they date the photo and are distracting. Avoid VERY bright neon colors as they interfere with skin tones. Also do not mix diverse patterns, for example, polka dots with a striped shirt are not a good idea! Dads and boys should avoid wearing bright tennis shoes.

Above all, wear pieces that express your family best and will allow you to enjoy the experience.

For wardrobe ideas of a large group, visit here!