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.

A Texan Five Years in the Making {Dallas Maternity Photographer}

When Steven and Lena contacted me for a baby plan, they told me a little bit about themselves.  Over the phone I learned that Lena is from the Ukraine and that it is really important that they are able to share the images with her family there.  I also knew that Dallas was an important part of their lives together and we planned for a skyline shoot for part of the session. 

But what I love about sessions is you really get to know people even more throughout the time spent together.  I loved hearing the stories about how Steven proposed on the way to Reunion Tower.  I also learned through this story that Steven is a true romantic... and a little crazy for stopping on a highway bridge, pretending to have a flat to get Lena out of the car to propose with the Dallas Skyline in the background.   I wish I had been one of the lucky passersby to have witnessed that!   They also used to live around Victory Plaza so they showed me a great spot that we just had to end our shoot.   The little "park" was right outside where they used to live. 

When this little girl arrives, I will be honored to shoot her newborn pictures.  As Lena said, "she is already loved" and "we have been married for five years and have been waiting on our little miracle just as long."  Congratulations on your beautiful pregnancy, Steven and Lena.  I can't wait to meet your bundle of joy!