Girl’s Weekend with Portraits!

Heather and her mom Sheila were  coming to Dallas for a family event.  Instead of a trip, they made it a girl’s weekend!  They decided to visit McKinney’s town square for shopping and dining out, and contacted our studio as the McKinney Family Photographer to create their mother-daughter family portrait.  

They  started their portrait session with our stylist, Nadine, doing make-up and hair and making them look even more fabulous.  

I created some individual women’s headshots and then we did a series of “girls portraits” with each of them together.  The black and white photographs turned out to be ones they loved most. They also had favorites in color with happy smiles, but a comfortable expression is generally the one most clients choose for wall portraits and gallery collections.

I was very pleased that each chose a favorite portrait to hang in their individual homes.  I got a kick out of listening to them discuss which room (The Black Room, The Blue room,etc) each mother/daughter wall portrait would be hung in and if they wanted a gallery wrapped portrait to hang directly on the wall or a canvas portrait to be hung in a beautiful frame.   [Guys are simple, We have a kitchen, bedroom, living room and man cave.  Good thing I was not put in charge of interior decoration in my home!]

They also chose table top portraits to decorate their homes and to share with relatives.

Below are a few of my favorite poses from their session.  There were a number of great pictures to choose from, so limiting it to 5 was not easy!

Mom denies it, but check out the black and white photograph of them together and tell me she doesn’t look like Heather’s big sister!  I also see a lot of Susan Sarandon in mom’s expression in the color portrait of both of them.  Do you agree?


Think about how much fun a girl’s only experience with your daughters could be? You could have your portrait session in the morning, then relax with lunch and shoping a few blocks away on the McKinney Town Square (while looking amazing after make-up and hair at the studio) and return later that afternoon to view your own mother daughter portraits!

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