Thursday, March 29, 2018

Play Ball!

Today is the Opening Day of Major League Baseball, a past time so dearly loved in this country! In Arlington, it's especially important as the Texas Rangers, our hometown team, is starting on yet another trek towards the World Series. 

Good Luck, Rangers!

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

An Encore Visit by the Easter Bunny

We have 3 openings remaining for the Encore Appearance of the Easter Bunny on Friday. Don't wait to make your kids appointment because once we are done, the Easter Bunny will not be back til next year.

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Call 817.277.0477 or 214.773.1414 NOW to grab one of the last sessions!

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Why is a PROFESSIONAL Head shot so Important?

Business Headshot - Why It's So Important - by Kirk Voclain

    "Your Business Headshot is so important today. Why, you may ask? Why can’t I just take a selfie with my cellphone for my Headshot? Does it really make a difference? How much does a Business Headshot cost? Well I’m here to answer all these questions for you!
     Your Business Headshots is so important because your business is important! A friend told me a long time ago that if they love YOU, then they will love YOUR Business. The first step to someone loving you is for them to see you. Then need to see your awesome Headshot!
     Think about the face of other, famous, businesses, the Business Headshot is always in the front. Companies like McDonald's, Facebook, Microsoft, and Apple! When you think of these companies you think of a face, a person, a personality!
     This is how it needs to be with your company and your Professional Business Headshot.

Business Headshot – No Selfies!

     I cannot believe this needs to be said when discussing Professional Business Headshots, but it does. Every day I see horrible business headshots that are costing business thousands of dollars done with a cell phone?!?!  I know it’s very easy to use your cell phone, but if you lose money because of it, is it right??? Hardly!!

Business Headshot – Does It Really Make A Difference?

     Simply put, YES IT DOES!! Take a look at the following business headshots. Notice the pose, lighting, clarity, and the expressions on the face of these business owners. With out knowing what business they are in, you can tell from the Headshot something about each person. You can since their personality’s and even somewhat their actual job title. This is the true Power of a Professional Business Headshot!"

How much does a Business Headshot cost?

     We have a new Pricing Structure for “BUSINESS HEADSHOTS”. You pay only $155 and you then you have full rights to  your image to use as you please. This fee includes all photography, editing, enhancing, and then full rights.
     It take less than 15 minutes and in most cases if you do fast food, you can do it on your lunch hour! Give us a call to schedule your session today: 817.277.0477 or 214.773.1414







Saturday, October 28, 2017

#2: ARE DIY PHOTOS EVER OKAY?


     Lots of people like the idea of having disposable cameras on the reception tables so that the guests can take all the wedding pictures for you, and you’ll have to pay for all the cameras and the printing cost. Or, they like to set up a stand in the corner of the room with a camera and a tripod and allow people to come and take pictures.

     These ideas are great, and are certainly very fun reminders of your special day. But remember, you don’t want to focus solely on DIY photos. Doing that will only ensure that you only have pictures of Uncle Bill making silly faces, or of a guest at your wedding that your nephew grew especially partial to.


     DIY wedding photos are great, and they’re becoming more and more popular every day. But even if you’re using DIY photos, still have a professional wedding photographer on the grounds that can take the beautiful shots that wedding albums are made of, and to make sure that you’re happy with all of the pictures after your big day!

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Tips on Hiring Your Wedding Photographer - Issue #2

#1: THE IMPORTANCE OF USING A PROFESSIONAL

     When choosing your photographer, it’s important to realize that wedding photography is different today than it was twenty years ago. With the advances in photographic technology today, just about anyone with a digital camera can claim themselves as a “professional photographer”, even though they’ve never done more than point and shoot. They may not know anything about the different styles, the different elements of a wedding that must be captured on film, and they probably won’t be able to give you any input or help on what would look best, and what wouldn’t.

     Choosing to hire an individual who calls themselves a professional, when really all they have is a standard digital camera, is placing you memories in the hands of an amateur. And they’re probably not going to end up anything like the final product you had envisioned. So how do you make sure you’re hiring a professional? By visiting their studio, looking through their portfolio of different weddings, and getting testimonials and references from people. We’ll go into more detail on the different things you’ll need to ask your professional photographer later on in this report. But, before you start doing anything, or even considering the kind of wedding photographer you want, you must make sure that you’re using a professional – and not the guy down the street that just likes to take pictures!

     Remember that professional wedding photographer book up pretty quickly, especially if you’re getting married in the “wedding months”, (May through August). Usually you should plan on booking your wedding photographer nine months before your wedding. Note that this general rule of thumb is not set in stone and is not even always possible.

     You can get a great photographer for your wedding on shorter notice, but that is the typical amount of time in advance that most photographers will want you to book. This might mean that you need to start looking for your photographer a month or two before that, so you can be ready to book at the nine-month mark. Of course, also keep in mind that if you’re going for a certain photographer, or are only looking at very popular photographers, you’ll probably even need more time than just the nine months.

Check back for updates.


Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Wedding Photographer
Hiring Guide
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“Everything you MUST know before you hire a wedding photographer!”

INTRODUCTION
Congratulations, you’re getting married! This is going to be the happiest and most special day of your life! You’re definitely going to remember it forever but, memories are never clearer than when they’re put down onto film. That’s why you need a great wedding photographer that will capture each and every memory, and give you many special moments to look back on for many years to come.

Choosing a wedding photographer is one of the biggest decisions that you will make for your wedding. Forget the venue, forget the flowers, forget the invitations. If you make a mistake choosing your wedding photographer, it’s one that you’ll remember for the rest of your life, especially when you pull out your wedding album years later and are looking at pictures that don’t represent your wedding at all.

But actually choosing one can be somewhat of a challenge. There is a lot to consider, and there’s a lot you need to know. That’s why this special report is here! Here you’ll find everything that you’ll need to consider when it comes to choosing a wedding photographer, including what questions to ask; what elements of wedding photography to consider, such as the different styles; and even some tips on how to get your beautiful wedding photography without taking way too much out of your budget.

Yes’ there is a lot to consider when choosing your wedding photographer and yes, it can get to be somewhat difficult. Choosing the right wedding photographer does take some time and a lot of research on your part. But after you’ve chosen the right photographer, and you’re looking back at your beautiful wedding album on your 50th anniversary, it will all be well worth it.


Stayed tuned for future segments!

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Dwayne Lee added to the Photographers Hall of Fame in St. Louis

Master Photographer, Photographic Craftsman Dwayne Lee has recently become a part of the Photography Hall of Fame, based in St. Louis, Mo.

Dwayne has been a professional photographer for over 40 years and has served in the capacity of President of several organizations:

> Ft. Worth Professional Photographers Association
> The Wedding Ring
> Texas Professional Photographers Association
> Association of Wedding Professionals
> Arlington Sunrise Rotary Club

And he is the current President of the Southwest Professional Photographers Association, an 8 State regional guild representing Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, Utah, and Arizona.

He founded Southern Flair Photography in 1976. Since then, the studio has photographed over 3,800 weddings and countless portraits of babies, children, High School Seniors, Engagements, Bridals, and families.

Also included in Southern Flair's arsenal are corporate and commercial imagery, as well as Head Shots.

A family owned and operated business, Southern Flair Photography is located on one acre of land just inside Pantego, but we're considered Arlington. The 4,200 square foot studio includes a full range of products and services, including a state-of-the-art camera room and theater.

Working with Dwayne are Barbara (his wife of 45 years) and their daughter, Heather