Farrell Dining Hall at PVAMU {Architectural Photography}

Prairie View A&M University's new Farrell Dining Hall sports an industrial chic interior that blends bold colors with warm wood accents. It upholds the University's legacy and history while making an exciting new dining atmosphere for students. GSR Andrade Architects preserved and highlighted historical aspects of the existing building by incorporating the original laundromat scale as a feature in the dining space and created a vibrant mural depicting the historic campus with an image of the building's namesake, Henrietta Farrell. GSR Andrade and Archer Construction & Design partnered on this modern food hub that also includes a Grab-And-Go deli and laundry facilities to address multiple college student needs.

The Clark Family {Dallas Portraits in Architecture}

Our Dallas skyline is absolutely incredible! Several years ago the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge, designed by Santiago Calatrava, made it even more so. I love driving over the bridge in either direction over the Trinity River, especially at night with the top down on my car! The pedestrian Continental Avenue Bridge provides a fantastic view of this skyline architecture and also happens to be a fun spot for portraits. Definitely, a great location that you can even finish up at Trinity Groves for dinner or drinks after the shoot to make an evening of it!

A little while back, The Clarks and I took advantage of a beautiful, warm evening for their family portraits and the boys even enjoyed some climbing on the bridge's park structures. I love the warm light of the setting sun on their faces!  And if you are looking for ways to style your outfits, their oranges and blues with mixed solids and patterns were fantastic!

Tracy Allyn Photography is now booking sessions for spring. Contact the studio to talk about your session, whether it be an urban location like the Clarks chose or in nature. Email photos@tracyallyn.com, call 214.682.3965 or use the contact page.  Weekday and weekend sessions are available.

Lauren & Lindsey at White Rock Lake {Dallas Portrait Photographer}

I can never get enough of the evening sun when the leaves are changing! This late fall session with my two favorite redheads, Lauren and Lindsey, at White Rock Lake was everything I wanted it to be for the best season of the year. Shooting with my all-time favorite 85mm lens (if you don't have one, get one!) added to the softness of the background oranges, yellows, and greens. Seriously, I wish I could freeze this scene in time as our fall color is always so fleeting. Our beloved White Rock Lake offers so many things to our community, awesome photography locations just being one. Thank you, Mother Nature!

Modern Home in Kessler Woods {Dallas Architecture}

This gorgeous modern home at 2203 Kessler Woods Ct. in the Oak Cliff section of Dallas, Texas is truly a stunner. I was thrilled when the homeowners contacted me to photograph it after they completed some renovations and upkeep to the kitchen and other interior and exterior spaces. They have such great style and their beautiful B&B Italia furniture and extensive modern art collection are featured superbly throughout the home. The use of Prodema wood panels has such warmth and plays well with the glass and brick facades. One of my favorite viewpoints is the way the kitchen and living area open to the pool on one end and give you a feeling of being in a tree house at the dining room. Everywhere you walk inside seems like you can see a connection to the other spaces giving a sense of wholeness floating throughout the three floors. The third floor deck has a beautiful view of the Dallas skyline. The house was designed by Hammers + Partners: Architecture, Inc and is part of the Kessler Woods community of modern homes.

Tracy Allyn Photography photographs architectural interiors and exteriors in the Dallas / Ft. Worth area, around the state of Texas, and is also available for travel nationwide. See a portfolio at http://www.tracyallyn.com/architecture. Please contact Tracy for your projects through the contact page, email photos@tracyallyn.com or call 214.682.3965.