Best of Dallas: Deep Ellum
Deep Ellum is essential in our Best of Dallas tour! After being established in 1873, the area was originally called Deep Elm, but the pronunciation “Deep Ellum” by early residents led to its current name. Deep Ellum is known not only for the great music and art, but also the beautiful murals scattered up and down the streets! Model reps Carli and Landri accompanied us on this evening adventure, rocking leather leggings and flowy shirts to set off the stunning backdrop of Deep Ellum’s artsy atmosphere.
The Best of Dallas: Fort Worth Botanical Gardens
As we make our way through our list of DFW’s best landmarks, our time to venture out to Fort Worth’s Botanical Gardens had arrived! Senior Model Reps Angela, Erin, and Isabel came out with us to enjoy the amazing weather and gorgeous views the gardens provide!
We definitely should have planned on leaving the studio earlier than we did, because we ran into some pretty gnarly traffic on 121! We were almost worried we would miss some optimal “golden hour” light, but thank goodness we were able to make it to the gardens
Hear It From a Senior: Maddie Cox
Maddie is one of our lovely 2017 Senior Model Reps from Lone Star High School! She sent us this lovely message and we needed to share it with everyone:
"The Tyler R. Brown Photography Company is nothing short of amazing! My senior pictures were everything I could have ever wanted and beyond! Working with their team was such an amazing experience all around! When I first started to choose my locations they were so helpful in throwing in suggestions of places with such character that I had never heard of.
That’s one of the many amazing parts of being a Senior Model Rep, you get to travel around the DFW area and view so many wonderful places with such character that are so unique that you would have never even thought of...
From One End of DFW to the Other
To kick off our amazing 2018 senior model rep team, we had three of our awesome models (Landri, McKenzie, and Riley) meet us out at Las Colinas to have a photo shoot around the magnificent Mustangs of Las Colinas!
It was a rainy day, but the rain had let off as soon as we pulled up to William’s Square and everyone was in a great mood. We grabbed McKenzie as the other two models were polishing off their looks, when we were approached by a very angry security guard. After being investigated, the security guard told us that we would need to get permission from management. No problem there – we
Pretty Flowers and Smelly Creeks
A popular spot in Dallas, Texas for senior photos is the gorgeous Dallas Arboretum where you can see all of the stunning flowers and water features that they have to offer! The only downside is that the arboretum closes at 5pm – which most people know that from the months of March – November means that we will be shooting at the hottest time of the day. That didn’t deter Alvarado High School senior, Taylor Raby, though – and we are so glad it didn’t!
Taylor, her mom, her nephew, and her boyfriend all met us at the studio on a bright Saturday morning for hair and makeup. We chatted about the beautiful day, as well as the heat which for a Saturday in November was in the 90’s (Texas, right?). We
A Senior Who's Smile is Brighter Than the Sun
Meeting Creekview High School senior Laura Doocy is what convinced our team that we needed her to be a part of our 2017 senior model rep team. Smart, stunning, and talented, Laura is also super sweet and funny to boot!
We met Laura at The Style House after one our hair and makeup team members was finished polishing off her look for her 2017 senior photos. Bright blue eyes and Laura's brilliant smile told our team that we were going to head out to Arbor Hills Nature Preserve to start
Nothing Can Hold This Senior Down - Especially Rain
In our business, it's not unusual to be halfway to the location of a North Texas senior session and for the skies to suddenly darken and open up without any warning. This is what happened to Maddie Stowers when we were just finishing up her hair and makeup in our studio in Frisco, Texas.
It was sprinkling in Frisco, so our team decided that we would just head out to Downtown McKinney and try to see what we could get! We're so glad that we did, we
Smart, Sassy, and Stunning Senior Pictures
You know it’s going to be a good shoot when your model walks in with her fashionable outfits pre-planned, jewelry hanging neatly from the hangers, and shoes that match each ensemble to perfection.
This isn’t senior model rep, Melissa Castillo’s, first shoot with us though. As part of our program, Melissa has been in at least three other sessions, including our slumber party session as well as our vintage ice cream parlor session earlier this year! We’ve also had a blast at her best friend session with her brother Damien
Senior Songbird will Steal Your Heart
Annie Kagerer is a lot like many of our other seniors. She’s gorgeous, smart, and very kind – something that most people say that seniors of her generation are not. But Annie is not only these things – she also has a talent that can’t be seen, but rather, can be heard.
Having been a senior model rep with our studio since last March, we had no idea how stunning Annie’s voice was until her mother, Patricia, showed us a recording and we were blown away! Annie’s talents don’t stop there though. She uses her powers of organization to help run Best Buddies, a program that pairs high school students with other students
Senior Shows Her Nerdy Side to Photographer
To say that our team is made up of a bunch of Star Wars fanatics, fantasy novel readers, and foodies is an understatement. So when Jadzia approached us and asked if we could not only include her light saber in her senior pictures, but go to her favorite pizza place and let her cosplay as a Audrey Hepburn – we absolutely said yes!
Jadzia met us after school one day to get her hair and makeup done by one of our amazing hair and makeup artists – a perk of being a senior model rep for 2017! We joked about her sister, Chabeli, who was also...
Sweet Senior Session Takes an Edgy Twist
Fhen you first meet senior model rep, Gabby Klosterman, don’t let her shy demeanor fool you! This wonderful senior from The Colony High School is both sweet and artsy and took us for a jot around DFW for her North Dallas senior photo session.
We met Gabby at the studio to get her primed and camera ready by one of our amazing hair and makeup artists. While getting her hair and makeup done, her dad, Duane, told us that Gabby was their miracle baby as Gabby’s mom,
Classy and Classic Dallas Senior Photos
Brooke Williams is many things, but our team for sure know that both her class and her kindness stickout the most!
Brooke is a 2017 top model in our senior model rep program, and with a week left before the beginning of her senior year, we had her North Dallas senior photo session in the blazing heat of Texas in July. Although it was a toasty one, we met Brooke and her mom, Emily, out at Minter’s in Plano, Texas. Minter’s is a high-end Thunderbird repair and restoration shop that has been in business for over fiv...
Senior Nearly Melts in Prom Dress
Our team can definitely say that we all almost melted during this one, folks. Allison Lewis is probably the toughest senior we have on the team this year – and she can look amazing even in a million layers of chiffon in Texas in the middle of July.
We started out the day at our studio in Frisco, Texas, in the wonderful air conditioning. After getting her hair and makeup done by our team,...
Urban Chic Is The New Little Black Dress
The world of fashion is constantly changing with influences like Eli Saab and Kendra Scott running the town, but it’s never been hard for 2017 Senior Model Rep, Madison Gootman, to keep up.
While Urban Outfitters maybe her favorite place to shop at the moment, Madison is a very down to earth senior who just likes to look ...
Under Their Umbrella-Ella-Ella
Someone in the DFW area did a mega rain dance this past month because it has been nearly consistently rainy and humid for the last few weeks. And after having to reschedule Maddie Cox’s best friend session with Haley nearly four times, we finally just said enough was enough.
The best friends met us at Frisco Square with their cutest pair of rain boots and a couple of umbrellas. Luckily for us, the rain had subsided long enough for us to capture Maddie and Haley’s awesome friendship. Between jumping in puddles, playing in the fountains, and talking about summer plans our team was able to experience the true bond...
Water is Sweet, But Blood is Thicker
For a brother and sister, the Castillo siblings are one of a kind. With a bond like theirs it’s no wonder to our team that they are best friends!
We met the Castillo family at the Shops at Legacy on a bright afternoon earlier this spring. It was gorgeous out, so there were a few people walking around the beautiful pond and talking about their plans for the quickly approaching summer.
Melissa, the older of the two, is one of our amazing senior model reps and has already been with us for the Slumber Party session, and is going to be in our...
The Dallas Skyline Has Nothing On This Senior
Is we stood on the roof at the NYLO Hotel, we watch the ominous cloud move across the northern sky like an angry horde of bees. We also sighed in relief – we had avoided the hail and the weather that would have ruined our session!
Sophie Ervin comes to our studio from Flower Mound High School! We were so excited to photograph this unique and stunning Senior Model Rep, because she brought a few experiences that many of our seniors would love to hear about! For example – Sophie spent a year in France on her own as an exchange student. How cool is that?! She also works at an amazing bakery in Highland Village called The Flour Shop, and told us that her favorite part is helping her boss decorate the cakes and cupcakes! For this senior, we knew we had to step up our game...
From A Senior's Perspective: Chelsea
Although we love all of our clients, because our Senior Model Reps are with us all year long, we are able to have a special bond with these amazing young people! We love that we get to hang out with them as they move through their senior year, make big decisions for college, and help them have some gorgeous photos that they will have for forever.
Senior Model Rep, Chelsea Roemer, had a great time with us during her senior year at Richardson High School. Over the year, Chelsea joined us for multiple shoots, had her hair and makeup done by our fantastic hair and makeup artists, and showed off her amazing volleyball..
From A Senior's Perspective: Savannah
Although we love all of our clients, because our Senior Model Reps are with us all year long, we are able to have a special bond with these amazing young people! We love that we get to hang out with them as they move through their senior year, make big decisions for college, and help them have some gorgeous photos that they will have for forever....
Madi Hits Her Mini Softball Session Out of This World
If you haven’t already recognized this sassy redhead from her other sessions this year, let us introduce Ms. Madi Meyers. Madi joined our senior model team last summer as an Elite Model, and started off her career with us dressed up with Morgan Stewart and Carly Garrett during our Hispter themed session.
We saw Madi again in the fall for her personal session at...
Senior Falls In Creek
This stunning senior model rep didn’t actually fall into the creek at Arbor Hills Nature Preserve – she willingly (and quite gracefully we might add) laid down in the cold creek for a unique photo op.
Lone Star High School senior Morgan Stewart is not a stranger to hard work. With a spring in her step, she waltzed into our studio, smile on her face and hair up in a ponytail. Morgan told our team while one of our hair and makeup artists was working her magic that not only is she a senior for her drill team, the Rangerettes, but that she also works part-time at Chick-fil-A! She told us that although it’s a lot of...
Senior Sparkles During Her Senior Portrait Session
Forever fearless, Elite Model Lauren Johnson balanced precariously on the ledge. The last time we saw this gorgeous young lady, she had climbed up a wall at Addison Circle, and now she was walking the line between an amazing photo and disaster.
Lauren comes to us from quaint Kingston, Oklahoma, where she is a cheerleader at Kingston High School. Not only is Lauren a cheerleader – she...
HELP! We're Under Attack By Zombies
It seemed unreal. Who could have thought that it would actually happen? People who died, were supposed to stay dead. Right? Luckily for us senior model rep, Brooke Harden, jokingly brought a shovel along with her for her senior portrait session after the morning news warned that there was an outbreak of a virus that causes insanity. We noticed a few things were off as we caravanned to Arbor Hills Nature Preserve. For one, the traffic was suspiciously...
Dallas Girl Witnesses Horrible Incident
Our team stood ridged. It never had a chance of surviving, and there was nothing we could do to save it. In one fail swoop, it was taken alive, wrapped up, and eaten by a giant banana spider. Our team was frozen in space, riveted and slightly bugged out by the speed at which the grasshopper met its...
Senior Schools Us In How To Be Sassy But Kind
There are many things we like about Senior Model Rep Gabriele Norsworthy. She’s an all-state choir member, a beast on the volleyball court, and an honor roll student to boot. But what we love most about this elite model is her dry sense of humor.
After calling Tyler out on one of his famous dad jokes, Gabi had our team rolling on the ground in Downtown McKinney. She even joked that she likes her coffee as black as her soul, but our team knows that she’s sweeter than...
Snow White Appears In The Flesh
"People tell me that all of the time! I think it’s the dark hair.” Senior Model Rep, Samantha Bradley, just laughed when our team told her she reminded them of the Disney princess, Snow White. And although she’s probably heard it over and over again until her ears were bleeding, this stunning beauty was nothing but kind about it – even telling our team that she was thinking about being Snow White for Halloween.
A senior this year at Heritage High School, Samantha was the last senior to join...
The Garrett Family Takes Mt. Zion Cemetery
Our beloved Mt. Zion Cemetery location was in ruins. Surrounding the once scenic hill were construction trucks, bright yellow tape, and the beginnings of a new neighborhood in North Dallas. This was not going to deter our team from having the Garrett’s family portrait session though!
After a lot of pre-planning – which is...
Talented Senior Stops Traffic
Most high school kids these days are busier than a hive of bees. If they’re not on the field, then they’re in a study hall. If they’re not in study hall then they’re at work or running to a club meeting or a student council. It’s very obvious that today’s generation is doing their best to excel and to stand out among the crowd. But why? One word: scholarships.
And the talented Senior Model Rep Jocelynn Livingston has proven herself worthy of one. Not surprisingly, it can be very difficult...
Splish Splash! This Senior Had A Blast
When Senior Model Rep, Maddie Snowden, approached us asking if we could do a short swim shoot, our team was more than excited. Our studio is equipped with a large variety of backgrounds and props, but one of our favorite features...
When Props Attack
All smiles, Carly brought her armful of clothes into our studio, ready to begin her senior shoot. You most definitely recognize this gorgeous Senior Model Rep from her previous shoots with us (Rock n’ Roll, Hipster, and her best friend shoot with Kyra) and we couldn’t be happier to have her back in our studio!
The second eldest of five, Carly is extremely impressive as a leader and scored an officer position on her dance team at Heritage High School. As we walked around Downtown McKinney, Carly told us that she’s been looking forward to her senior year and the fun events like Homecoming and Prom!
Unfortunately, just because there was a gorgeous blue sky and a beautiful model doesn’t mean that we were without our moment of terror. Carly’s mom, Tina, had brought a really neat vintage chair and told our team she wanted a few photos of Carly in it in the middle of a field. We got the chair set up, and after some great sitting poses, Tyler asked Carly to sit on the back of it. Little did we know that the chair was already top-heavy. As soon as...
Football Player Breaks Stereotypes and Amazes Photographer
Everyone knows the stories, the movies, even the comics. The jocks, usually football players, bully the underdog and are seen as gruesome representations of oversized teenagers. Not this time!
Senior Model Rep, Jake Ray, has to be the nicest guy on the planet. Tall and broad shouldered, Jake certainly fits into the football world, but after the sessions we’ve had the pleasure to photograph him in, we can definitely say that Jake breaks all pretenses of the stereotypical football player. Not only is Jake kind, but he is extremely talented and told our team that he’s positive that...
Senior Survives Near Disaster
We aren’t sure if you know this: cheerleading is not a joke. Especially when it comes to TRB Elite Model, Mandi Clausen. This Heritage High School senior is a top competitor in the cheer world, but you won’t be seeing her on the football field during half-time. Mandi has taken it to a whole..
Dancer Drowns in Talent
Not many people want to take on the challenge of looking flawless on a hot summer day in Texas, but Senior Model Rep Lizzie Buccambuso took it in stride and came out on top of the game!
Take our word for it when we say this senior is spunky! With a gorgeous face and a sassy attitude, our team loved photographing Lizzie in our studio. Our assistants joked that they couldn’t even manage a cartwheel while...
You Can't Bend it Like This Senior
Brooke Harden is the perfect mixture of talent and beauty. With an amazing skill on the soccer field, Brooke has been a force to be reckoned with from a young age and when she reached high school she gained a spot on a prestigious team that plays overseas against European teams each summer. But instead of just sticking to soccer to fill her time, Brooke is also an avid fashionista.
At our Urban Denim shoot earlier in the summer, Brooke impressed our team with her fashion knowledge as well as makeup skills. We could tell from her posing and accessories that her personal shoot was going to be a blast! And it was.
Best Friends Really Are Forever
Best friends are a vital part of life, and when we met Kyra, it was no wonder that she was meant to be Carly’s best friend.
Carly had won a free best friend shoot from one of our model challenges, a perk of being a Senior Model Rep. She told us ahead of time that because she had so much fun on her Rock n’ Roll shoot with Myrna Phillips in our studio that she wanted to have her shoot with Kyra there!
After having some fun...
Does Glitter Belong on the Field? You Decide
Glitter and gems are not terms that usually describe a softball field, but when it comes to Heritage High School Senior, Haley Rodriguez, it makes the perfect mix of fierce, bold, and outright beautiful.
Haley is one of the most talented softball players in the DFW area, but this TRB Model Rep won’t let national barriers hold her down – she’s going international this year! She humbly told us as one of our hair...
Colorado Native Crashes Denton Square Rock Festival
When you first roll into the Denton Square, you expect to see a beautifully quaint, small town feel, courthouse – possibly with a few college students scattered around on blankets having picnics or studying. You expect to see the soft lights of Christmas strung up in and around the trees, framed by the infamous Opera house (now a recycled book store), and the atmospheric sounds of maybe a jazz or bluegrass band playing on the corner.
What you do not expect, is a booming, devilish, and wild heavy metal concert – which is unfortunately what Makenna Kinnamon got during the first round of her DFW senior portraits...
Heritage High School Senior Attacked by Dog During Session
It was a nice, quiet afternoon. The sun was streaming through the trees, the creek was bubbling happily, and Tyler was getting ready to photograph Meghan, who was precariously perched on a rock.
Then, the dog attacked.
Ok, maybe it was more like a puppy. And it wasn’t really even an attack, but it did cause Meghan to fall into a fit of giggles and to try and avoid being splashed too badly...
Dancer is Buried in Corn During Senior Portrait Session
Maybe we are being a little dramatic when we say that Jaedyn Avery, a senior at Liberty High School, was buried by corn, but she was definitely covered in it by the time her DFW senior portrait session with us was over!
As a dancer, Jaedyn had requested that we shoot photos of her jumping and leaping across an industrial space, so when we found an empty area in Downtown McKinney where Jaedyn could jump. We didn’t question all of the corn kernels that were laying around on the ground though. After a few minutes, we heard a whirring sound. Confused, our team looked up and found that it had begun to rain corn! Apparently, we had placed ourselves in a corn mill, and the kernels were escaping and pouring all over Jaedyn, who was standing smack dab in the middle of the mill...
NOOO GOAAAAAAAAALLL!! Logan Really Scores During Her Senior Portrait Session
The crowd went silent as Logan took her stance in the middle of the net. She faced her opponent, determined not to let the ball cross over the line that would allow the other team the extra point to win the game. Her hair blew back from her face and she narrowed her eyes, putting her game face on – it was time. She crouched down, and launched herself at the incoming soccer ball.
And then Logan landed on the pillows in our studio.
As a goalie for Fury, a DFW soccer club, Logan’s life revolves around those pesky soccer balls, and we had her bring her gear to the studio for some athletic shots to go along with her senior portrait session with us...
Fashionista Makes Waves in Frisco During Senior Portrait Session
Long hair, high cheek bones, and piercing brown eyes are just a few of the things that make Tia Nayar a beautiful person! She is not only extremely glamorous, she’s very giving – Tia spends a lot of her free time volunteering in her community, coaching younger athletes, and tutoring other students at Liberty High School, in Frisco, Texas.
The volleyball all-star was awarded the title of Captain her junior year at Liberty High School, and when we asked her what her college plans were during our shoot at the Shops of Legacy she told us: “I am looking to get a volleyball scholarship! I haven’t narrowed down the list yet.”...
This Heritage High School Highstepper Kicked It With Us At Our Studio And Downtown McKinney
You better recognize this Heritage Highstepper’s talent! We had Alex McKay kicking her way across our studio during her senior portrait session – and man can she high step!
Did you know High school high stepping was created back in 1929 in Greenville, Texas, by Ms. Gussie Nell Davis – the founder of the prestigious Rangerettes? We learned that the original purpose behind creating the dance and drill teams was to give girls who could not tumble like the cheerleaders a chance to participate in football games, but when Miss Davis was contacted by the President of Kilgore College, she was given the challenge to create a group that would “be interesting and keep the folks in their seats at half-time...
Tractors, Downtown McKinney, and One Pretty Lady - Bella's Senior Pictures
Our shoot with senior, Bella Deen was extraordinary! She attends McKinney North High School and brought her mother, Summer, along to the studio to kick off her session! The glamorous Whitney Stiles got right to work in perfecting our lovely model. In the studio, we brought out the ol’ stars and stripes for some iconic and meaningful photographs - Bella’s boyfriend is in the military and the pink shirt she is wearing is a support the troops shirt...
You Definitely Don't Want To Miss This - 2015 Model Rep, Brooke, Takes On Luscombe Farms!
We would like to re-introduce our beautiful, and talented, ballerina, Brooke Sauls! You might recognize her from our model rep session blog post with Brooke, Kristin, and Lexi at Luscombe Farms in Anna, Texas.
Brooke is a senior this year at McKinney North High School. She and her friend, Nikki, met us at the studio to escape the summer heat for to begin her session..
Lone Star High School Football Homecoming vs Sanger at FC Dallas Stadium
It's normally Friday night lights, but not this time. This was a Thursday night homecoming game for Lone Star High School. Cheerleader Shelby (one of our senior model reps) invited us to come out and photograph the game and of course we were excited to do it. Check out the image of her with her mum. Congratulations to the homecoming king and queen and to the team for getting the win.
The game was at FC Dallas Stadium and there were some great moments. It is really fun to watch the game through a super telephoto lens. Not only do you get a unique...
Unique, Impressive and Daring Shelby’s Senior Photos are Amazing
It was a little over a year ago that we first met Shelby. At the time, her mom, Jennifer (a realtor) was helping us search for a new home. One of our biggest requirements was that our new home have enough space for our photography studio. Jennifer did an amazing job helping us find our dream home and now Shelby is helping us out by being one of our 2013 senior models.
Shelby will be graduating from Lone Star High School in Frisco where she is a cheerleader. We captured some stunning photographs of her just up the road from our studio and then headed...