CARISSA BYERS PHOTOGRAPHY: Blog en-us (C) CARISSA BYERS PHOTOGRAPHY (CARISSA BYERS PHOTOGRAPHY) Fri, 06 Jan 2017 06:28:00 GMT Fri, 06 Jan 2017 06:28:00 GMT CARISSA BYERS PHOTOGRAPHY: Blog 120 80 Lucy's Winter Dance Recital DSC_4145-2DSC_4145-2 Lucy's winter dance recital was the sweetest ever! Her class tap danced to the Hap Hap Happy Snowman. Lucy is so drawn to music, dancing and singing and it's a pleasure to watch her grow each year in the things she loves. She dances with Studio B and they performed at the beautiful McFarlin Auditorium at SMU.
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]]> (CARISSA BYERS PHOTOGRAPHY) Hap Hap Happy Snowman, Lucy SMU theater, Studio B, dance hat stage tap Sat, 17 Dec 2016 06:45:00 GMT
My babies DSC_1841DSC_1841 Penn Lennon is 13, Lucy Pearl is 5 and Milo West is 2. They are growing up so fast and so sweet! I'm the luckiest woman in the world to be their mom. And I need to take as many photos as possible of this brunette, blonde and redhead together before Milo loses that great baby white blonde hair! DSC_1796DSC_1796 DSC_1819-2DSC_1819-2 DSC_1823-2DSC_1823-2 DSC_1780DSC_1780

]]> (CARISSA BYERS PHOTOGRAPHY) Dallas Lucy Milo Penn Winspear downtown portrait siblings winter Mon, 05 Dec 2016 05:45:00 GMT
Penn's 13th Birthday

Penn turned 13 on November 27th. I have a teenager! We woke him up with breakfast and a candle like we have since he was little. He opened presents and we took him and some friends to play paint ball. 

I am so lucky to be his mother. He has certainly made me a better person. He was born on Thanksgiving Day and I've always enjoyed the symbolism of that day. I love his dry wit and love of humor. I love how strong his convictions can be, his interest in music, good food and his obsession with playing soccer. I love his ability to forgive and his determination to move forward. I love his focus on the positive and how he doesn't let obstacles get him down. Penn makes me laugh and love and hope. Watching him grow and loving him is a joy and privilege. 

*first photo credit to Brandon Hutchinson.


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]]> (CARISSA BYERS PHOTOGRAPHY) 13 bed birthday candle carissa family gatsplat paintball party penn teenager Sun, 27 Nov 2016 06:00:00 GMT
Milo's First Time Out DSC_9736DSC_9736 Milo hit Lucy today and refused to apologize. This was his first time out. He had to stay there until he said he was sorry. It only took an hour.

]]> (CARISSA BYERS PHOTOGRAPHY) Milo time out, Mon, 07 Nov 2016 05:45:00 GMT
Halloween 2016 DSC_8517DSC_8517 Penn dressed as Ken Bone for Halloween this year. He rode his bike with Waldo to a Halloween party and waited until he got there to don his mustache and name tag. He came back with a lot of candy so I guess they had fun! Lucy dressed up as Wonder Woman and Milo dressed up as Batman. We had so much fun trick or treating down our street and hanging out with our adorable neighbors. I love this street.

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]]> (CARISSA BYERS PHOTOGRAPHY) Batman Halloween Ken Bone Wonder Woman trick or treat Mon, 31 Oct 2016 05:00:00 GMT
Diner En Blanc Dallas

I had the great pleasure of shooting the fabulous secret party, Diner En Blanc for Itty Bitty Foodies. Check out her blog for a lovely post and in the video wrap up. It was spectacular! There were 2,300 in attendance. There are some strict rules. You must dress in all white from head to toe. This includes media, the band, and coordinators. Even the porta-potties were white! You bring your own all white tables and decoration and your own dinner. The location is top secret. Guests meet at a location to be bussed over to the surprise. This year was downtown at City Hall. It is such a spectacle of fun and friends gathered and I was so happy to be part of it!

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]]> (CARISSA BYERS PHOTOGRAPHY) City Hall Diner En Blanc Fireworks Itty Bitty Foodies White Fri, 07 Oct 2016 18:42:09 GMT
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I photographed twice the love with these precious newborn twins! An absolutely perfect girl and boy pair full of all the cuddly sweetness. 

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]]> (CARISSA BYERS PHOTOGRAPHY) baby newborn portrait twins Wed, 05 Oct 2016 16:32:25 GMT
J. L. Long Cross Country Meet DSC_3965DSC_3965 Penn ran his first cross country meet with J. L. Long this weekend. This is a great group of kids and they did fantastically! The Long girl's team came in 1st, the boys came in 2nd and Penn came in 25th.

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]]> (CARISSA BYERS PHOTOGRAPHY) J. L. Long boys cross country middle school running sports Sun, 04 Sep 2016 20:43:33 GMT
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]]> (CARISSA BYERS PHOTOGRAPHY) Milo and black nap sleeping toddler white Tue, 23 Aug 2016 05:15:00 GMT
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Penn starts seventh grade today. Here he is armed for middle school with his saxophone and new contacts.

]]> (CARISSA BYERS PHOTOGRAPHY) J.L. Long contacts first day of school middle school saxophone seventh grade Mon, 22 Aug 2016 05:15:00 GMT
Summer Sunshine Mural Family Portrait DSC_2426DSC_2426 This one of my most favorite families ever! I was sweaty and hot. They were bright and beautiful and happy. Every time. They are magic. DSC_3115DSC_3115 DSC_2457DSC_2457 DSC_3089DSC_3089 DSC_2517DSC_2517 DSC_2464DSC_2464 DSC_2550DSC_2550 DSC_2617DSC_2617 DSC_2666DSC_2666 DSC_2730DSC_2730 DSC_2747DSC_2747 DSC_3010DSC_3010 DSC_2639DSC_2639 DSC_2806DSC_2806

]]> (CARISSA BYERS PHOTOGRAPHY) Deep Ellum Sun Mural brick family kids portrait sun Fri, 19 Aug 2016 21:53:23 GMT
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]]> (CARISSA BYERS PHOTOGRAPHY) dogs field maternity porch Thu, 18 Aug 2016 04:34:30 GMT
Brother and Sister Mini Session Portrait I first met this sweet boy when he was little bitty. Now look at him, taller than me and along with his sister! Truly one of the great joys of photographing family portraits is watching people grow. DSC_0531DSC_0531 DSC_0561DSC_0561 DSC_0628DSC_0628

]]> (CARISSA BYERS PHOTOGRAPHY) Mini Session 2016 brother siblings sister studio Wed, 17 Aug 2016 06:42:45 GMT
Good Golly Miss Molly DSC_0249DSC_0249 She is one of the most delightful girls! We had the best mini session.

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]]> (CARISSA BYERS PHOTOGRAPHY) Summer Mini Session portrait studio tween Mon, 15 Aug 2016 14:42:06 GMT
The Most Adorable Sisters DSC_1025-2DSC_1025-2 This is the most adorable pair of sisters! I love their big brown eyes and happy smiles and how much they enjoy eachother. 

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]]> (CARISSA BYERS PHOTOGRAPHY) Studio Summer Mini Session sisters Sat, 13 Aug 2016 05:30:00 GMT
Baby Cadence Rocks the Mini Session DSC_1376DSC_1376 Look at this adorable little sweetheart! This family rocked the mini session. Mom and dad are bright and smart and happy and amazing and Candace is such a perfect combination of them. I love them!
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]]> (CARISSA BYERS PHOTOGRAPHY) Mini session studio toddler Thu, 11 Aug 2016 05:15:00 GMT
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I love this brother and sister SO MUCH! They had a great Summer Mini Session.


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]]> (CARISSA BYERS PHOTOGRAPHY) Summer Mini Session brother sister studio white background Sun, 31 Jul 2016 18:15:00 GMT
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]]> (CARISSA BYERS PHOTOGRAPHY) Lucy Milo brother family photo portrait siblings sister studio Sun, 31 Jul 2016 05:30:00 GMT
One Year Anniversary Portrait in Highland Park DSC_9393DSC_9393 We started early for this couples one year anniversary portrait in Highland Park. It was a gorgeous morning with soft sunlight and a gentle temperature. I love their light airy colors against the deepness of the summer foliage and their sweet playful personalities and willingness to get in the water with me. DSC_9411DSC_9411 DSC_9441DSC_9441 DSC_9458DSC_9458 DSC_9477DSC_9477 DSC_9547DSC_9547 DSC_9559DSC_9559 DSC_9629DSC_9629 DSC_9723DSC_9723 DSC_9739DSC_9739 DSC_9774DSC_9774 DSC_9792DSC_9792 DSC_9805DSC_9805 DSC_9844DSC_9844 DSC_9899DSC_9899 DSC_0018DSC_0018

]]> (CARISSA BYERS PHOTOGRAPHY) Highland Park couples frog kiss water Sat, 16 Jul 2016 20:15:00 GMT
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The kids and I spent some time walking around a Dallas park.

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]]> (CARISSA BYERS PHOTOGRAPHY) Davis Park Lucy Milo Penn creek exploring wading water Fri, 15 Jul 2016 07:30:00 GMT