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Saturday, August 24, 2019

Valedictorian with Style - Senior Pictures by Flower Mound Photographer Lisa McNiel



Kiely is not only Valedictorian for her class, she completed an Associates Degree while in high school at the STEM Academy! 

I like to find out a little about my seniors when I photograph them and Kiely is an absolute delight. When asked about her favorite music, this was her answer, "Ooof, so many its hard to chose. I have about a million in every genre, but all time probably Slow Dancing in a Burning Room (really anything John Mayer), Georgia by Vance Joy, and like all worship music!" 

Her favorite personality trait is her compassion for other people.

So after 10 years, I gave up volleyball for singing. It was a super tough decision, but now I have been leading worship at my church for two years and cannot get enough! In addition to leading worship, I am super involved with school and am my Student Body President. Lastly, I love running, spring time in Texas is kind of my favorite!

I wanted to know what she enjoys doing in her free time: "What is free time? Kidding, but seriously I stay so busy! Usually if I have free time I take a nap because I'm so worn out."

As far as favorite quotes go, she couldn't narrow it down to one:  "Quote: The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.- Eleanor Roosevelt

Bible Verse: Romans 5:13- May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit."


Kiely's favorite memory: "I don't know that I can pick just one, but every year growing up my family and I visited my grandparents lake house in Northern Minnesota and I don't know that there is anywhere that will ever feel more like home."

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I am SO blessed to be Kiely's Mom! She has been such a joy her whole life! She was a whopping 10# when she was born and grew and grew into her athletic 5' 10 inch frame! That height allowed for some fabulously fun volleyball years! She is a follower of Christ and has grown up in the church and now enjoys singing with the worship team most Sundays at Cross Timbers Church in Argyle. Kiely sets the bar super high for herself and works very hard towards her academic goals. Her family could not be more proud of her accomplishments in life! She has set the stage for her success beyond her high school years. She plans to attend the University of Texas at Austin, where she has been accepted into the Moody School of Communications and the Honors College. She will top off her high school career as her school's valedictorian. Kiely has a strong sense of compassion for others and a service-oriented heart, both driven by her Christian values and upbringing. She is an independent-minded young woman, a loyal friend and devoted sister, daughter, granddaughter and niece. Chocolate is her favorite food group! And finally, she has a fantastic sense of humor, always smiling and making others smile!













Sunday, August 11, 2019

Senior Pictures of a Marcus Dancer - by Flower Mound Photographer Lisa McNiel


Emily is a stand-out on stage! I noticed her in all of the Marcus Marquettes dances she was in.  As one of my senior models she can be seen in the Red White and Blue Flag Group Session,  7 Tips on How and Where to Take Prom Pictures, and the Runway 7 session in Deep Ellum. Click through to any of those blogs to see more!

In addition to Marquettes (dance team) she's in Diversity Dance Studio and plays the Ukulele. Her humor and observations made the group shoots more fun and interesting and I know she'll bring fun and adventure to Oklahoma University in Norman next year!


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Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Southlake Carrol Senior Pictures of Soccer Player by DFW Photographer Lisa McNiel

Southlake Carroll had a fantastic soccer season and finished with some hardware due in large part to their senior class. Jake McKinney was part of that leadership 2019 senior team and will have memories for a lifetime as a result. He's headed to Baylor University in Waco, Texas to study this Fall and I think his family is grateful that he won't be TOO far away and that his mom can continue to root for her alma mater!

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"Jake has always been a great kid. He has always been a quiet, smart kid! We are so proud of him. He's played soccer his entire life and played other sports growing up as well. My favorite smile is when he's not trying to smile but instead is laughing or smiling at something funny. "- Maille McKinney 








Monday, July 29, 2019

Marcus High Salutatorian Senior Portraits by DFW Photographer Lisa McNiel


Nimisha was Salutatorian for the 800+ class of 2019 at Marcus High School in Flower Mound, Texas. She'll be heading to College Station to attend Texas A & M in the Fall and her sweet parents described her so well, I decided to let them write the blog!


The most kind and gentle girl I have seen. Not just because she is my daughter, but, have heard from her friends how she always greets and introduces herself to any new student who comes to school. She says It's not easy to try and join an existing group and all belong to some group here. She can identify a spice when she puts a morsel of food in her mouth. It always amazes me every time she tries something new. Loves to watch cooking shows, don't ask me why. Considering we are vegetarians. Very organized at school and on top of her things, at home however is a completely different story. To her credit, she has started keeping her room organized recently now that she will out of home in about a year's time. LOVES SPORTS. Her favorite are the DALLAS STARS. Her dad would watch the Stars games with Nimisha on his lap and she would watch the game, don't know why, how If only I had known childhood TV would have such an impact on her mind. She loves mommy's hugs and wants to be fed even now. Am scared how I am going to spend my time when she goes away to school. She has a deep laugh and loud one too. I know she is a sincere person with a heart of Gold. Am a better person today because of her. Love her to the moon and beyond. My little one, my Allirani.

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Hi, I'm Nimisha's father. I would also like to post something about my daughter. From the first moment I saw her, when the nurse put her in arms until today, am so proud of my little girl. She has made me proud of her achievements - right from learning to eat cheerios by herself to now, learning to drive a car and become independent. Along the way, she has taught me so much about being a good father, a good husband, and most important - a good human being. She has overcome so many hardships and challenges, all the while maintaining her core values and nature. The best part of her childhood for me was when she would wait for me to walk into the house after work everyday. Her mother has recorded it too - sharp 5: 30 pm in the evening, she will crawl and sit by the door into the house waiting for me to open the door. Love her so much and I wish her all the very best in life and pray god gives her all her desires!!!!








Saturday, July 27, 2019

Senior Pictures for Marcus Marquette by Highland Village Photographer Lisa McNiel

Dang, can Graycen dance!!! I loved watching her on stage at the Marcus Marquettes Spring Show. The strength and grace with which she moves is only surpassed by the emotion and expression in her face and limbs. And she is precious. Loved by anyone who knows her, I've never heard a negative word about his beauty. I loved photographing her handsome older brother Luke in 2017 *which included some of my favorite mother/son pictures ever) and Graycen for the class of 2019. 

She was one of my Senior Models, so you can also see her in 7 Tips on How and Where to Take Prom Pictures,  and Festival Fashion.  She plans to head to University of Arkansas to pursue a degree in nursing, and I think her mom may just have to move to Fayetteville, because a bright light will have left her home!

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Thursday, July 25, 2019

Plano East Senior Pictures by Dallas Photographer Lisa McNiel


Plano East's Nichole Anspach brought her mom and little sister on her Senior Session in Flower Mound and Highland Village. Her white dress, black dress with soft pink and burgundy flowers were perfect for the urban look, especially paired with my gray fake fur jacket. Then black skinny jeans with a rust and baby blue striped BoHo blouse with leather sandals showed off her athletic figure. She finished up her session in a Winter white sweater and gray bulky sweater with tan boots, and we grabbed a quick shot in her University of Colorado T-shirt!

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