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Monday, October 29, 2018

Senior Pictures in a TV Friends theme - "I'll Be There For You" - by Dallas Photographer Lisa McNiel

I'll Be There for You
So no one told you life was gonna be this way
Your job's a joke, you're broke
Your love life's D.O.A
It's like you're always stuck in second gear
When it hasn't been your day, your week, your month
Or even your year, but
I'll be there for you
(When the rain starts to pour)
I'll be there for you
(Like I've been there before)
I'll be there for you
('Cause you're there for me too)
You're still in bed at ten 
And work began at eight
You've burned your breakfast, so far 
Things are going great
Your mother warned you there'd be days like these
But she didn't tell you when the world has brought 
You down to your knees and
I'll be there for you
(When the rain starts to pour)
I'll be there for you
(Like I've been there before)
I'll be there for you
('Cause you're

Be honest... you sang that!

Five of my Senior Models this year decided on my "Friends" TV show themed shoot. They chose their own outfits and an updated version of the classic 90s black and white outfits Ross Gellar, Rachel Green, Phoebe Buffay, Joey Tribbiani, Chandler Bing, and Monica Gellar wore as the characters we've been quoting for years thanks to reruns! 

Our version of Central Perk where Rachel worked and they gathered was a wonderful spot my husband found in old town Lewisville you have to visit called "The Perc." Then we headed over to my secret location with the perfect fountain for the famous red, blue and yellow umbrellas, couch and lamp for the opening dancing scene we'll always remember.

Applications for 2020 Senior Models will be opening in December of 2018.

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Claire started out in a darling watermelon pink and green sundress and then changed to a white knit wrap top and black skirt.


Maren Wisener started in a super cute pink and white striped romper with tie front and changed into a black and white diagonal striped top with black jeans.



Grace Cox wore a yellow and white striped off-the-shoulder knit top for the coffee shop shoot and a black sleeveless top with white shorts for the fountain. 


Meaghan Topelsohn rocked black and white for the full shoot. Her white knit top with a "V" detail paired well with dressy black shorts and black pumps.


Kara Pletcher chose a gray and white striped cotton romper for inside and black ripped jeans and a cute white top with a straight neckline for outside.




Saturday, October 13, 2018

7 Tips on How to Raise Your Festival Fashion Game - Dallas Photographer Lisa McNiel



Coachella and other music festivals have become almost more famous for the outfits emerging from them as they are for the bands. In Austin, Texas the ACL Festival has grown to two weekends, 8 stages and over 130 bands. 


I did a Festival Style shoot with five of my Senior Models and I'm including tips on how to turn up your Festival Fashion!  My darling models for this shoot are Ashley Carter, Bentley Camp, Grace Goodwin, Julia O'Connell, and Graycen Bezney!

1. You do you. Your style augmented, taken up a notch. You don't need to copy a look you see on Pinterest or in a magazine. You can take your own look and add elements, colors, accessories to make it your own. Maybe you can imagine how you would have dressed in the 1960s and blend that idea into your own closet.


2. Pick one piece that makes a statement and build your look around it. Maybe it's a lace or patterned kimono, split palazzo pants, or a patchwork jumpsuit that you begin with and then add elements to. 


3. Boho and Rock and Roll are the two looks you tend to see the most, but don't stop there. Add or take away something from what you've seen to make your own statement. This is a fun area of self expression.


4. You can layer on the headpieces, necklaces, and bracelets.


5. Find some fringe! Scarves, kimonos, bags, boots, jackets, fringe is all over and fun to swing around.


6. Footwear - ditch the flip flops. They're great for the beach, but boots and sandals are the way to go -as long as they're comfortable and weather appropriate.


7. Your mom said to tell you to bring a jacket. It gets cold at night!


Applications for 2020 Senior Models will be opening in December of 2018.

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Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Seniors Model Runway 7 Fashion in Deep Ellum - by Photographer Lisa McNiel



These crazies are in Deep Ellum, a super cool area of Dallas with roots in Jazz.

Deep Ellum was originally Deep Elm for Elm street. It was formed after the Civil War, and established in 1873 East of Downtown Dallas by freedmen, former slaves, as an area to live and have commerce. It's filled with culture, vibrant colors, Art, music, night life, and great restaurants and a great place to visit if you're near Dallas!

Runway 7 Boutique provided Erika, Gabi, Bella, Alexis, Zeni and Emily with stylish outfits to model on our group shoot, and the girls had fun and did a great job showing off the fashion.  These are from last Spring, but Runway 7 is constantly getting new hot outfits in to keep you looking sharp.

After Deep Ellum, we had time to head over to Klyde Warren Park, and took advantage the green space and watched the kids play in the fountains and play with the mirrors and chrome on the stage.



Applications for 2020 Senior Models will be opening in December of 2018.

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Alexis chose a cold shoulder jumpsuit with thin navy and white stripes and bright flowers scattered all over. I love that the pants tie in at the ankle and the flounce transitions into the sleeves.


Bella's jumpsuit has wide legs with slits up the side which is a super cute surprise  when she walks and sits, but still remains modest with built in shorts. It's great with her coloring and a floppy hat.


Emily's blond hair and tan are set off by a yellow romper with pink and white flowers and a ruffled edge on the shorts.


Erika's coloring was set off by the warm colors in the flowers in her two-piece Palazzo and Crop set. It's a comfy and cute way to hit the town, especially with a straw hat.


Gabi modeled a cream romper with tiny covered buttons down the front. The rust bralette she chose and paired with matching earrings and a black floppy hat make for a bold, simple look that's a classic.


Zeni is modeling something I would have chosen. I love red, and especially this romper scattered with white flowers, chunky heels, statement earrings and cool sunnies.