Sunday, September 9, 2018

Fall Photoshoot for Senior Pictures by Dallas Photographer Lisa McNiel



Grace McMaster

Mom's perspective:
I'm a lucky mom, because Grace is my best friend, and she would say I'm hers, too! Grace is the type of person who lights up a room with her sparkling personality and beautiful smile. She's a caring, loyal friend, a loving daughter, and someone who's a lot of fun to be around. She loves Broadway musicals, Walt Disney World and anything Disney, and her pet rabbit, Phillip. She's sweet, smart, funny and quirky.


Grace's favorite personality trait is her sense of humor, and her favorite activities are Drill Team, Country Western Dance Team, being in the school musical and Piano.

Her Favorite quote is, 
"When you believe in a thing, believe in it all the way, implicitly and unquestionable."
-Walt Disney and her favorite memory is performing on the football field at halftime with her drill team.

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Tuesday, September 4, 2018

TCU gains another Flower Mound Scholar - Senior Pictures by Lisa McNiel



"Sometimes, you gotta kidnap an animatronic badger to stay in this crazy game called life." Grunkle Stan, Gravity Falls. This is Bridey's favorite quote! Haha, I love a kid with a sense of humor, but I don't watch Gravity Falls, so I'm clueless as to what it means.

Flower Mound High School graduate Bridey Brown is at Texas Christian University now, no doubt enjoying the beautiful flowers and beginning of football season!

In high school she was in National Honor Society in Science, Math, English, and Latin, played Tennis and did Art. In her free time she likes to play video games, read, or watch TV.

Her favorite songs are  High Hopes by Panic! At the Disco, and 2002 by Anne-Marie, and her favorite memory was going to New York with her Girl Scout Troop.




Bridey is a beautiful and kind and intelligent young lady. She is self-motivated and serious about her academics. She has always been sweet and loves spending time with her family, 2 beagles, skiing, going to the beach, tennis and video games. She is graduating in the top 3 % o her class with honors and plans to study biology and journalism. She is also artistic and creative and has a unique talent for being able to imitate voices from television, movies and songs. She taught herself how to play a keyboard and ukulele and created a puppy song when she was 10 and really wanted a dog ... hence the 2 beagles. She and her brother are very close and support each other in everything they do. She once won a Mario Cart video gaming tournament and won a Bowser Trophy which no one believes.


Before her photo session, Bridey's mom and I had a phone consultation and went through my blog together choosing locations and poses to best express her daughter's personality and essence. We went over clothing choices as well, which helped us both prepare for her session.

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Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Senior Pictures for Guys - Flower Mound Photographer Lisa McNiel


I love, love, love that Marci told me so much about her son before his Senior Pictures! If you have a son who will need graduation portraits this year, read what she had to say so you can get an idea of what you can tell me about your boy when it's time for his photo session!

Michael is a lot of fun!  He is boisterous and has a very outgoing personality. He loves people - he has never met a stranger. Michael has an inner light that shines though and always has a smile. He has a loving and protecting nature. His favorite activities are those that involve other people - in High school he spent all four years doing both football and JROTC. He loved the team aspect of both activities and being part of a team. He can’t wait to do Intramural and Recreational Sports at Sam Houston State University where he will be attending in the fall. 

Michael is able to take negative situations and make something from them. For example, he struggled in Football this year and never really found a place for himself. Therefore, he didn’t really play. So, he just created a new goal for himself - driving the mascot Helmet car! Wouldn’t you know, he actually talked the teacher into it, and right after the last play of the last game, he was seen wheeling around in this goofy Helmet car. It was so funny :) He is the only student she has ever allowed to drive the Helmet car.

He's confident and funny, engaging and attentive. His favorite memory is winning the Lewisville Football Association Championship in the 6th grade and he played football throughout high school.

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He loved video games, especially playing online with other people. But if he is playing a game by himself, he loves to create virtual teams (any sport) online where he drafts players, designs uniforms etc. 

Michael is very creative - he loves photo shop. As stated, he loves urban fashion, sports fashion and his dream job, if not coaching college football, would be designing shoes for Adidas or Nike. 

Michael is a pied piper of sorts - younger  kids love him - he is such a big kid himself - and I think his true calling will be working with kids in a sports field as a coach or equivalent. 

Whatever job he has, it will not be one where he is sitting still! His first job (the one he had now) was a cashier at Tom Thumb. He is great with customers buts HATES being stuck behind the register for long periods of time. He just got moved to grocery which he likes more because he has the freedom to move around to stock shelves. His favorite part time job would be working in the shoe section at Dicks - where he could wear casual clothing and talk shoes!  

His car is an old Jeep Cherokee. It doesn’t look like much but he paid for half of it along with his grandfather. He earned his part by selling photo shop artwork on red bubble. Michael has a very entrepreneurial spirit and I believe could be successful in sales one day.

In middle school he sold so many football cards he won a Best Buy gift card and purchased his first XBox on his own. 

Michael has one of the loudest voices I have heard - we call it “his God given gift” and we are very curious to see how it will be used! Lastly, crowds don’t bother Michael - he served as an alter boy during mass at our church - St Ann’s in Coppell - and would serve in front of 700-1000 people. Didn’t bother him in the least.

We love him very much and can’t wait to see how all these puzzle pieces come together to form the man he will become!

Monday, August 27, 2018

Studio Head Shots for Sorority Rush by Dallas Photographer Lisa McNiel


A few photos from lovely Madison's indoor session! Her heart is with her church and her Lord, and she's excited to study at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater. She plans to pledge a sorority and will be using one of these photos as her headshot. I think her joyful personality and happy spirit comes through in that dazzling smile!

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Saturday, August 25, 2018

A Passion for Film- Senior Pictures by Dallas Photographer Lisa McNiel


Austin's favorite quote is "Pain is temporary; film is forever."

So that about sums up his career goals, doesn't it?

But not who he is... In addition to making short films and graphic design, he is involved in Boy Scouts, Taekwondo,  Choir, and he plays the piano.

His favorite songs are New Machines, Selene, Color Green, Stand Tall, Demon Days, and A Charlie Brown Christmas (by Aair).

Austin's favorite memory was sitting alone in a boat in the Florida Keys watching the sun set on the water. I'm thrilled that we got to include a shot or two that echoed that experience!

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Austin has always loved story telling since he was a small boy. Since middle school his passion has been telling stories through video. His films have won several LISD film fest awards including People’s Choice award. He has been accepted to UT Austin into the Radio, Television, Film program and would like to be a film director. Austin is also a black belt in Taekwondo, an Eagle Scout, and a National Merit Scholar. In his spare time he enjoys playing video games with friends, playing piano, playing with his dogs Meggi and Molli and traveling. Austin has traveled throughout the US, Mexico, Aruba, and various Caribbean islands and has been on multiple cruises. He plans to go to Europe.




Thursday, August 23, 2018

Grapevine Faith Senior Photographer - Pictures by Lisa McNiel















The lovely Isabelle, Izy for short, in her deep red prom dress with three dimensional flowers, in a white on white sweater set with skinny jeans and strappy heels, interview ready in a black military style suit with shorts and heels with an ankle strap, that can change into a shorts with black ruffled high-low skirt for evening, and in her letter jacket! Smiling, cheerful girl with dark wavy hair and a lovable manner.

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Sunday, August 19, 2018

Brother and Sister Senior Pictures - Flower Mound High School by Dallas Photographer Lisa McNiel



Twins Kyle and Nicole are heading to college this week! I imagine it's going to be quite a change around their house!

Nicole does competitive dance including contemporary, tap, jazz, solos and duets, and teaches dance to little ones. In her free time she hangs out with her boyfriend and friends.

Her mom had this to say about her when she was young: 

She was so cute! She had white-blonde hair with curly ringlets. She was a talker and hardly let Kyle (her twin) get any words out. She mothered him so much that they had to be split into different classes in early elementary school.

She's always been artsy and creative. Her favorite was to draw on our walls with a Sharpie! Ugh! She started dancing in middle school and hasn't stopped! She competes in jazz, tap, contemporary, and also does solos and duets.

She has always loved animals (when she was little she called them her aminals). She's the reason we brought an abandoned kitty home from the country years ago.

She will be attending the Univ of Arkansas and pursuing a degree in Interior Design.





Kyle incorporated his shotgun and uniform from the Flower Mound High School Clay Target Team. His favorite music is classic American jazz and rock, like Elvis and Frank Sinatra. In his free time he likes to have board game parties at their house, do computer gaming and programming. Programming? Wow!

This is what his mom had to say about him.

Kyle is the easy-going, people-pleaser. He has never caused any trouble. So we were surprised when he was caught (toddler age) with his twin sister Nicole, flushing toys down the toilet upstairs until it overflowed down to the first floor! Believe it or not, that's the worst thing he's ever done.

He has a great sense of humor and loves play computer and board games with friends. He organizes game parties at the house to play various strategy board games.

He is on the Clay Target Team at Flower Mound High School and has competed against many schools around Texas at local, regional, and state competition. He shoots Trap, Skeet, and Sporting Clays.

Kyle will be attending Texas A&M for Computer Engineering. His first year will be at the Galveston campus on Pelican Island.