Saturday, July 11, 2020

My favorite 2020 grad! Senior Pictures of a Flower Mound Dancer by Dallas Photographer Lisa McNiel



I don't like to play favorites, but I have lived next to Abby Welke's grandparents for 23 years and they are the BEST!!! If you grew up driving around looking at Christmas lights in Highland Village and had to head down Lake Haven Ct to see the "Christmas House" and Santa waving in the window, then her family contributed to your childhood. 


This brunette beauty entered the world with a big brother and a family legacy of volunteering, serving, working, playing, and giving it your all. She quickly followed in their footsteps with honors classes, dance classes, church activities, fund-raisers, and a warm hug on the rare occasions that I got to see her. She was a well-loved Marcus Marquette and a spark of fun and playfulness on my Senior Model Team. 

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Her leaping photo in front of the lake at sunset earned her a feature on Inspiring Teens on Instagram. 


As a senior model rep, she got to do extra shoots during the year so you'll see her in an American flag pictures for Independence Day, a special prom dress shoot in a super cool location, some Texas flag photos, because... Texas, a Carnival session in Grapevine with her best friend. You can see those images and the other senior model reps in  "Be a Senior Model" and Dallas Senior Model Team


She's headed to Stillwater in the Fall (if they have in-person class this year) to become an Oklahoma State Cowboy! She plans to pledge a sorority so if you're an alumnae, give her an endorsement!

We did some of her senior session with her beloved chickens who definitely know her voice!

Sunday, July 5, 2020

Fresh, Natural Volleyball Beauty - Senior Pictures by Dallas Photographer Lisa McNiel

variety of poses of pretty teen girl in vintage town



I'm going to let this fresh, natural beauty's photos speak for themself... She was on my Senior Model Rep team so she had plenty of experience before her photos shoot and it showed! We did vintage/urban pictures in Denton and then finished up in a field with great light. 


Payton Janse was an award-winning varsity Volleyball player at 6A Marcus High School in Flower Mound, Texas. Her favorite quote is "Take the risk or lose the chance," and her favorite memory was seeing her favorite band (Twenty-One Pilots) for the third time.

She's a stylish happy girl and always shows up on time and ready to roll!

I'm excited to see what the future holds for her at University of Arkansas in Fayetteville and beyond.

As a senior model rep, she got to do extra shoots during the year so you'll see her in an American flag pictures for Independence Day, a special prom dress shoot in a super cool location, some Texas flag photos, because... Texas, a Carnival session in Grapevine with her best friend. You can see those images and the other senior model reps in  "Be a Senior Model" and Dallas Senior Model Team

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collage of senior pictures in vintage bookstore


variety of poses with lights  and bokeh

collage of girl posing by graffati wall

variety of poses in country natural setting

girl in variety of poses on antique bridge

bright colored carnival with girl in senior pictures

pictures of teen by variety of walls in urban setting

teen girl with American flag

collage of poses of girl with college shirt

Sunday, June 28, 2020

Senior Pictures for a Fort Worth Swimmer by Dallas photographer Lisa McNiel


portraits of teen girl in blue dress at park
Sienna was very active in high school. She was part of a leadership group called Blue Crew representing the face of school spirit. She was also on the Varsity Swim Team and the A and B honor roll all through high school.

As a senior model rep, she got to do extra shoots during the year so you'll see her in an American flag pictures for Independence Day, a special prom dress shoot in a super cool location, some Texas flag photos, because... Texas, a Carnival session in Grapevine with her best friend. You can see those images and the other senior model reps in  "Be a Senior Model" and Dallas Senior Model Team

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girl in swimming pool

Sienna worked at Sigma Swim teaching children eight months old through 11 years old to swim. She enjoyed volunteering at Bryson Elementary and Boswell High School with special events. She also runs and babysits.


girl in white in senior portraits

swimmer in studio

Her favorite quote is a Bible verse, Isaiah 41:10, "So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand."

senior pictures of girl outside and inside

collage of teen girl in park

Sienna said that her life has been filled with so many good memories, it's hard to choose just one. Her favorite memories begin with being adopted at a young age, finding a relationship with God, to having so many great memories with friends to treasure for a lifetime.

teen girl in black romper in various locations


She's described as a hard worker, loyal and caring person, and a hard worker! I was thrilled to have her on my team. One of the images below was chosen by Modern Senior Magazine and helped put me in the Top Ten Senior Photographers for the year.

teen girl in pink dress - collage

Sunday, June 21, 2020

Beautiful and Brilliant High School Senior - Marcus Photographer Lisa McNiel

Asian girl with American flag and cell phone
Finishing top ten in her class of over 800, Maddie has a work ethic that shows up in every area of her life, and I'm always happy to see her!

As a senior model rep, she got to do extra shoots during the year so you'll see her in an American flag pictures for Independence Day, a special prom dress shoot in a super cool location, some Texas flag photos, because... Texas, some Pretty in Pink pictures for Valentines, a Carnival session in Grapevine with her boyfriend, and I also called her last minute for a night shoot with slow shutter speed to catch the headlights and taillights in slow motion. Her older sister, Maya, was also on my team and you can see her pictures by clicking senior-pictures-for-academic. You can see more of the model rep program in "Be a Senior Model" and Dallas Senior Model Team


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Asian teen with Texas flag
Maddie participated in Meds Club, Latin Honor Society, Junior Classical League, UNICEF club, Science Honor Society, National Honor Society, and Circle of Friends.

Pretty Asian teen girl in variety of outfits and poses
She is a runner and in her limited free time, she finished the highest level of Girl Scouts, and volunteered. No wonder she and her BF were elected Homecoming King and Queen at Flower Mound Marcus High School!

Maddie's favorite quote is "There can be no greater gift than that of giving one's time and energy to others without expecting anything in return." - Nelson Mandela

One of her favorite memories was a Summer vacation with her extended family in the Poconos Mountains. They went to the beach every day and explored every aspect of the mountain range. She says she loved being around so many people she cares about and immersing herself in nature for a week!
Maddie heads to the University of Texas in Austin this Fall where her older sister Maya attends, and her older brother just graduated. Her sweet mama is not going to know what to do with a quiet house!
Maddie Beischer has a reputation for being a  "very reliable and devoted person who will give my utmost effort into any activity that I am participating in. I also am very honorable in my studies and enjoy attempting to improve society in any way possible."




Sunday, June 14, 2020

Senior picture Locations - Old Town Lewisville by Flower Mound Photographer Lisa McNiel


Senior Pictures of a Cheerleader in Old Town Lewisville, Texas


Preslie had an active and successful high school career that included Marcus High School Varsity Cheer, Student Council, National Honor Society and Mu Alpha Theta. Outside of school in the little spare time she has, she is a Spirit of Texas All Star Cheerleader, involved in Church Youth Group and of course, loves hanging out with friends!

Preslie's favorite quote can be found in Philippians 4:13 "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." Her favorite memory is laughing, dancing, and exploring with her best friends during their annual Spring Break trip to Utopia. She can be described as outgoing, fun, adventurous and sometimes a little silly!

Preslie's brother graduated the University of Texas Austin in pre-med this year as well. His drumming skills were displayed in Senior Pictures of a Drummer. As a senior rep on my senior model team, Preslie was able to participate in a number of different group sessions  you can see in Senior Model Reps.

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Saturday, May 30, 2020

Senior Pictures for Football Players - Dallas Photographer Lisa McNiel



Sweet memory from Flower Mound Marcus graduate Hayden Self's mom:

This story paints a perfect picture of my Hayden.  Hayden was 5 years old and on the Highland Shores Swim Team.  We were at the end of season All-Stars District Swim Meet at the Loos Natatorium in Addison.  This is a huge venue and they have very large and deep swimming pools. Hayden was in a relay race and we were very nervous to see our little 5-year-old boy swimming in such a deep and large pool.  We were in the stands and weren’t allowed down near the pool.  We anxiously watched him dive in after his teammate touched the wall.  We saw him dive in but for what seemed liked minutes didn’t see him come up.  We couldn’t figure out where he could be. Finally, he came up and had someone’s goggles in his hand and handed them to a young boy on the side of the pool and then finished his leg of the race. He dove down probably 15 feet+ to the bottom to retrieve the goggles. We were relieved to see he was okay and so proud to see that he had put someone else’s needs above his own.  What was even better is that he swam so fast that he still beat the other swimmers even taking the goggle detour. That’s my boy Hayden!  He always gives 110% no matter what he does whether it is school, sports or just helping around the house and always puts others above himself.  Our last name Self is very fitting for our Selfless young man!

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Hayden likes Michael Jackson songs, The Office, video games, and hanging out with friends. In addition to football he likes to water ski and snow ski. His favorite memories are mostly centered around football and friends, and Hayden's favorite candy is sour gummy worms.




Hayden's favorite quote is, "Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in awhile,  you could miss it." - Ferris Buhler













A few facts about Hayden:
 Football:
·         Captain
·         2nd Team All-District OLB (Outside Linebacker)
·         2nd Team Academic All-State
·         STCDA Stripe Award
·         $2,000 Senior Football Scholarship Recipient
Stats
·         22 Tackles
·         1 Sack
·         2 Fumble recovery
·         1 PBU
School
·         National Honor Society
·         Student Council
Other
·         LEF Josh Marshall Memorial Scholarship















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