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Sunday, July 29, 2018

Senior Pictures - Marcus Boy - by Flower Mound Photographer Lisa McNiel

"Marcus golfer, funny, witty, fun to be with, a pleasure to photograph, felt like I had known him a long time, easy laugh." Those were the notes I wrote to myself after my senior session in Grapevine with Marcus Senior Gavin Stone.

These were the notes his mom sent me when I asked her to give me her perspective:
Played golf throughout high school. 
Great sense of humor. 
Kind of goofy, but likes to be that way. 
LOVES the outdoors. Camping, hunting, mountain biking, the lake, snow boarding, etc.
Loves country music.
Wants to be a pilot.
Oldest of three (two younger sisters)


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You may be a casual dresser, but a suit will be great for your senior pictures and you'll be able to use it for so many events in the future. It will be a life-saver for that last minute wedding, funeral, banquet, or formal. It really makes sense to get a suit for prom instead of renting a tux.

If you already have your cap and gown, bring them if you would like to include them in your photos. I like a more informal take on it as seen above.
If you already have your cap and gown, bring them if you would like to include them in your photos. I like a more informal take on it as seen above.


This is an example of his sense of humor. His "About Me" quote on Twitter is: "If I could live in any generation it would be the 90's. Nothing good came out of the 90's so I would fit right in."


Remind me to get some pictures of you and your mama! You're both going to want them in the future!

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Red-haired Softball Billy Ryan Senior headed to UT to play Softball by Senior Photographer Lisa McNiel


Jaden Hoelker just graduated from Billy Ryan high school in Denton, Texas. She's headed to play softball at the University of Texas in Austin. She qualified for the difficult application process at UT Austin both as a softball player, but also as valedictorian of her class.

Her favorite songs are:
Praise You in This Storm 
God of this City 
Jordan Belfort
Fire & Desire

Her favorite feature is her red hair, and her favorite personality trait is how loud and fun she can be. I want to thank Emily Gentry for referring me to her. 

In school, she's involved in: Softball, National Honor Society, National English Honor Society,  EHS, NFHS, and the math honor society - Mu Alpha Theta.

In her free time she likes to read or run. Her favorite quote is "You will be exactly as happy as you decide to be," and her favorite memory is a big family gathering at her grandma's house for Thanksgiving two years ago.

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We did her Senior Portraits in various places in Denton and used the sun and the orange in her UT shirt to highlight her red hair. These were actually taken hours after pictures were being snapped of her at Signing Day at her high school.

She included softball and glove, her red commencement gown, (but we left out the graduation mortarboard), her Bible, my grandpa's suitcase, and American flag.


In addition to her college T shirt with denim skirt and cowboy boots, she chose a white graduation dress with funky wedges, a black floral boho top with stripes on the sleeves, which was great in the wind.




Remember to plan ahead when deciding to schedule Senior Pictures. I book up quickly and procrastination will be your enemy when trying to book with a busy photographer. Best wishes to the class of 2019 and beyond for a great Senior Year!!!






Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Guyer High School Senior Pictures by Flower Mound Photographer Lisa McNiel


Macy has such a Cheryl Tiegs look that I felt like I was being transported back to the 1970s! She's a Denton Guyer grad  who is headed to college in the Fall. She played volleyball from the 3rd grad to the 11th grade and has been working at the The Home Depot in Flower Mound for two years.

The youngest of five children (yes... 5), she has plenty of older siblings looking out for her. She enjoys spending time with her big family, her boyfriend, who made an appearance for her photo session, and of course, her friends! 

Her favorite shows are "Friends," "How I Met Your Mother" and "That 70's Show," and her music playlist runs with a Country vibe: 
19 You Me by Dan Shay
Time Is Love by Josh Turner
When It Rains It Pours by Luke Combs
Broken Halos by Chris Stapleton
A Change of Heart by The 1975
1985 by Bowling for Soup 
Spirit In The Sky - Norman Greenbaum

Macey's favorite memory is riding the bumper cars and spinner with her 77-year-old Granny, and also swimming and making Fairy Dust with friends when they were little. It seems like an idyllic childhood!

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Sunday, July 1, 2018

Cross Country Senior Pictures by DFW Photographer Lisa McNiel


This is what Will's mom, Nina had to say about him, "Will is a very positive and kind young man. He is super easy going and a natural leader. Will was the captain of the Cross Country team at Marcus this year and really took a lot of pride in helping out the younger boys on the team. We always say that Will was born on a sunny day. He wakes up singing and it's pretty hard to ruffle his feathers."

My observation is that his good nature seems to be born of an intelligence, an emotional awareness, and maturity more than a desire to please or extroversion. I'm honored to have been chosen to photograph Will's senior pictures, and believe that life after high school graduation will have wonderful things in store for him. 


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Will Klingman