Downtown Dallas Senior Photos: Maggie

These Downtown Dallas Senior Pictures were a hit!

Maggie was a part of Team Seventeen this year and she was heavily involved with DECA at New Tech @ Coppell High School. She’s traveled extensively this year for DECA and she was just elected into an international level position.

Maggie wanted an urban look for her senior portraits so we went to Downtown Dallas, around the DMA, and next to the Winspear Opera House.

We started just outside of the Dallas Museum of Art. On the other side of those trees are parking meters!

Downtown Dallas Senior Photos

Dallas Museum of Art Senior Pictures

There’s a little nook right next to FIG (Fashion Industry Gallery) that is a total hidden gem in Downtown Dallas.

Downtown Dallas Senior Pictures

When you photograph senior pictures in the Spring, especially in a city setting, you get to work with both sunshine and shade. We stopped by a church that had a great “university” look to it for Maggie’s pictures with her college shirt.

Johnson & Wales University senior photos

I love this tradition of senior overalls at Coppell High School. It’s so fun to see what the girls come up with to personalize their overalls. If you’re not familiar with senior overalls, the seniors wear their personalized overalls to football games throughout the season.

Senior Overalls Photo for Coppell high school

Sometimes, the best spots for senior pictures are simply on the street. We were across the street from the Dallas Museum of Art and there’s a brick parking structure. I gives such a great urban vibe.

Street Photography Downtown Dallas Senior Pictures

Maggie asked me if she could bring her prom dress to her photo shoot. That’s one of the advantages to shooting your senior pictures in the spring! You’ll probably have your prom dress and you can be photographed in it. Now you’ll get to wear your dress twice.

Prom Dress senior pictures at Winspear Opera House

The Winspear Opera House is a great location for senior pictures in Downtown Dallas. For one, it’s free to photograph there, so that’s a win for both my client and myself. Also, there are a variety of areas to take photos, from stairs, to a reflection pool, to a grassy area.

Senior Pictures on Winspear Opera House steps

Maggie served as an officer for DECA where she did a ton of traveling to conferences and DECA related events.

DECA senior pictures

Top Tips for taking Downtown Dallas Senior Pictures

Taking your senior portraits in Downtown Dallas can be fun and a nice change of pace of the North Dallas suburbs like Frisco, Prosper, Celina, and Mckinney! However, there are some things to consider.

  • Parking: make sure you know where you’re going to park and how much it is going to cost. I remember one time going to downtown and not being aware of the parking costs. It was a rude awakening when I learned it was going to be $15/hour! So be sure to bring cash/card/coins depending on the parking situation.
  • Crowds: the best time to take your senior pictures in Downtown Dallas is going to be during the week. There will be less crowds, there will be less traffic (hopefully), and it’ll be easier to do outfit changes.
  • Special Events: before scheduling your senior pictures in Downtown Dallas, be sure to check for any special events that could eliminate access and parking. Sometimes when there is a special event, parking meters will be blocked off.
  • Check for permits and permission: some parts of Downtown Dallas are open and free to photograph in. Other areas are less accommodating – like the Nasher. Once I photographed a senior there (outside of the Nasher, on the sidewalk) and had a security guard tell us that it wasn’t permitted. So be sure to find out if a permit or payment is required to shoot where you want your session.

If you’re a senior in the Frisco, Prosper, Celina, McKinney, or surrounding areas and looking for a senior portrait session, be sure to visit my seniors page on my website.

Check out other Dallas Senior Portrait sessions:

Downtown Dallas Senior Pictures: Grace

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Dallas Arts District Senior Pictures: Charlotte

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I’m Catie, and I’m a personal branding photographer for female business owners who are ready to stand out online and increase their impact and income.

I'm based in North Dallas, serving the greater Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. Here at Catie Ronquillo Photography, I provide strategic marketing photos that will help you grow your business.

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