MISD Official Senior Portraits 2021

Welcome to the Official 2021 MISD Senior Portrait Page for Midlothian and Heritage High Schools

 

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Midlothian ISD has selected Ivey Photography to be the official senior portrait photographer for the Class of 2021.

About Our Studio

Ivey Photography is located at 403 West Main Street near downtown Midlothian.  We have a spacious 2200 square foot studio with easy access from all over town.  We offer a variety of indoor set options, as well as an outdoor shooting space.  Parking is easy along 6th Street and you’ll be in and out from your session in only a few minutes.

Photography is Safe

COVID19 Health and Safety Guidelines

  • If you are being photographed, you do not need a mask
  • If you are not being photographed, please wear a mask
  • If you do not have a mask, please wait in the theater, not the lobby or camera room
  • Please use hand sanitizer when you enter (on the counter)
  • We are sanitizing all garments worn by students as they are used, and no students wear the same garments the same day
  • If you have been sick or in contact with a person known to have COVID19, please reschedule your appointment

Thanks

Required Yearbook Portraits

MISD Requires two portraits for your senior year.  The first is a formal photo.  Gentlemen will wear a provided “tuxedo”.  Ladies will be provided with a classic black drape.  Each is a simple look and will be the primary image used in each yearbook.  The second required image is a cap & gown photo.  We have three session options for you, all designed to maximize your experience with us and provide great looking images for your yearbook and home use.

DOWNLOAD YOUR FREE SENIOR PORTRAIT GUIDE!!

VIEW the Senior Portrait Guide on your device HERE

Choose a Session

Yearbook Basic

  • Free Session Weekdays
  • Available Tuesday-Friday Only
  • Formal + Cap/Gown
  • 2 poses in your preview gallery
  • Retouching is not provided on yearbook submitted images
  • Retouching is available on ordered images for $10 per image

Yearbook Extended

  • $10 Session Fee
  • Available Weekdays Tuesday-Friday Only
  • Formal + Cap/Gown
  • Up to 8 poses in your preview gallery
  • Free retouching on required yearbook image
  • Free retouching on all ordered images
  • Standard Senior Pricing

 

Yearbook Premium

  • $25 Session Fee
  • Available Tuesday-Saturday
  • Includes the Formal + Cap/Gown session plus your choice of outfits
  • Choose from any of our other studio or outdoor sets
    • Black & White Headshot Set (most popular)

    • Neutral Grey Living Room Set
    • Colorful Mural Walls

    • Casual Outdoor

  • An average of 25 poses in your preview gallery

  • Free retouching on required yearbook image

  • Free retouching on all ordered images

 

Boomerang Session

  • $125 Session Fee
  • Includes your Yearbook Premium Session
  • Plus an additional outdoor session at a later date (Fall or Spring)
  • No minimum order
  • Locations all over Midlothian to suit your style

BOOK A SESSION

DOWNLOAD YOUR FREE SENIOR PORTRAIT GUIDE!!

VIEW the Senior Portrait Guide on your device HERE

GUYS:  Do you need a hair cut?
We’ve partnered with Lucky’s Barbershop to get you looking sharp for your senior photo appointment. Mention Ivey Photography or that you are a 2021 Senior and Dustin will knock a cool $5 off any of their killer services!  That means you can get a great hair cut from a locally-owned shop for just $20
 

Image Examples of Required Portraits

MHS Senior Cap & Gown Photo

MHS Senior Cap & Gown Photo

MHHS Ladies Formal Portrait

Ladies Formal Portrait

MHHS and MHS Yearbook Formal

Men’s Yearbook Formal

MHHS Cap & Gown Portrait

MHHS Cap & Gown Portrait

Dramatic lighting on brick walls

Hand Painted Set to match any casual outfit

Outdoor example from just a block away

New natural light “Grey” set

New natural light “Grey” set

 

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Sign up for PORCHraits

Free family photos at your home during the COVID19 self-quarantine period.  Sign up here

Photo sessions are FREE.  Each family gets one free download and the option to purchase.  Prices for additional purchases range from $10-75.  A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Midlothian charity organizations.

Starting Wednesday, March 25, Ivey Photography will be starting an unprecedented campaign to capture a portrait of every family in Midlothian.  There has been no time in recent history where we have been together as a family as much as we have been in the past week. And if the trend holds, we will continue to be together, whether we like it or not. With that said, here’s how you can participate.

The project is called Porchraits #PORCHraits.  The idea is that we will choose a street and when we come by, if you wish to participate, you simply come out on the front porch. We’ll be taking a few quick images of your family. Dress up if you want. Or Come As You Are (RIP Kurt). We’ll spend 1-2 minutes creating a portrait and we’ll move on to your neighbor. We’ll keep our distance, and you keep yours. Smile, laugh, cry, whatever it is, we’ll make the best of it and tell your story during this crazy time.

In a couple of days after your session, we’ll create a link you can access to download your portraits for free. Each family gets one for free. The rest, you can purchase at discounted prices in print or digital format.

As a PPA Professional Photographer, I feel it is my duty to capture images. I generally do that in a school or at a wedding or in our studio. Obviously, none of those exist for a while. So, we are coming to you. I’ll be posting the neighborhood routes here soon. Please share this and let’s make this about our community. Let’s show that we are a proud, family-based community that sticks together, works together, and adapts together.

#PORCHraits

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Jordan’s Dallas Cowboys Bar Mitzvah

The Dallas Cowboys practice field The Star at The Ford Center was host to Jordan’s Bar Mitzvah Party.  After his Temple Emanu-El service, Jordan and friends were treated to a fun bus ride to Frisco.  The Dallas Cowboys’ practice field was the home to four amazing hours of food, fun, drinks, fun for kids and plenty of crazy dancing.  Rowdy, the Cowboys mascot was on hand to entertain, along with an amazing performance by The Cowboys Drumline!  Laura Schindler of L’Events planned Jordan’s entire Bar Mitzvah weekend.

Temple Emanu-El Stern Chapel

 

Jordan’s Bar Mitzvah service was held in the Stern Chapel at Temple Emanu-El in Dallas.  No photography is allowed during the actual service, so we made a few portraits of Jordan and his family prior to the service.  We were allowed to capture video and audio of the events.  We will have a highlight video of the service and party coming soon.

The Star at Ford Center

What’s good enough for The Dallas Cowboys is good enough for Jordan!  Imagine having a party the size of a football field.  Jordan’s bar mitzvah party covered the entire indoor practice stadium at The Star.  On one end was a complete Punt, Pass and Kick event station setup.  Each guest was invited to run an obstacle course, punt a football, make passes to targets, and run routes to catch a touchdown.  The best times and performances were awarded prizes at the end of the night.  The middle of the field was filled with tables for over 150 guests.  The opposite end was filled with a giant stage and dance floor where the real party was taking place!  DJ Roger Haze and his crew made the most of the space with an amazing sound system and a killer light show.

 

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Bandits Volleyball Club of Texas Team Photos

Ivey Photography is the official photographer for The Bandits Volleyball Club of Texas.  The Bandits are made up of girls ages 11-18.  Club volleyball is very competitive and The Bandits are one of the top programs in the Dallas Fort Worth area.

Bandits North Texas US Volleyball Club USAV

Bandits North Texas US Volleyball Club USAV

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Volleyball players from all over the world make up their roster.  Not only are players from North Texas trying out, but they also have players from Russia and Serbia.  If you’d like more information on how you can join The Bandits, take a look at their site.  USA Volleyball is the governing body for The Bandit’s League.  They play in the North Texas Region of USAV.

Team sports photography is one of Ivey Photography’s specialties.  We have the systems, the photographers, the graphic artists, and the administrative support needed to handle leagues large and small.  For most leagues, or in this case, an entire club, we prefer a controlled environment and a single photo day where we capture all of the players and teams in one sitting.  In the case of The Bandits Volleyball Club, we had two 2-hour blocks available during their practice time.  We usually need 15 minutes per team of 10-20 players.  The club admins scheduled each team 10 minutes apart and we overlapped slightly between each.  We use a QR Code tracking software to keep track of each player’s name, team name, and player number.  When we get back to the studio with the images, we let the computer identify each player’s images.  From there, we use green screen extraction to remove the background and place each player on a custom background.  We use special images made for the “team photo” and build a composite image for each team.

 

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Ford’s 1st Birthday Party

Ford turned ONE!  His birthday party was a small celebration at home.  Family and friends gathered over a light lunch, cake and punch.  Rather than chase her cell phone around the entire party, Ford’s mom decided to hire us to capture the event for her.  We took a few minutes to make some portraits of the birthday boy, followed by some quick family portraits.

Dallas Child One Year Birthday Party Highland Park Home

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As you can imagine, one-year-olds are unpredictable, so when I arrived little ford was fast asleep.  Luckily, when he woke up to a house full of people, he was all smiles.  The home is spectacular, with huge windows in the front and back.  Of course, I love that because window light is the only light I ever need.  We played a bit with Ford getting a few individual portraits and then his brother and sister joined us.  We grabbed a quick family group while we had the chance.

I always like to capture the details and the decorations of the party.  One day they can look back at their home and the decorations and it will always remind them of his first birthday party.  Once I had the detail photos, I started just capturing the interactions with family and friends celebrating Ford.  I tried to remain invisible with the camera and let people enjoy the party without “having their picture made”.

Ford smashed his birthday cake and got an assist from his big brother on the candle.  We made a few family photos of the extended families who were able to make it into Dallas for the party.

If you are looking for event coverage, please contact us.  We offer hourly rates and you receive a set of high-resolution digital files.

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DeSoto Girls’ Basketball Team Photos and Banners

The nationally-ranked DeSoto Eagles girls’ basketball team is one of our new clients.  We photographed them for their team and individual photos.  We created custom stadium banners for them to show off their school pride.  The photos were taken at the DeSoto High School campus in the gym.  They have an awesome basketball floor and it made a perfect backdrop for their individual portraits.

Gym lighting is not ideal for portraits, so we used a combination of 2 off-camera flash units to add the lighting style.  Our main portrait light produces beautiful skin tones and detail in the uniforms.  The accent light provides a separation from the dark background areas.  Our technique of lighting, combined with a long lens, produces the 3D look.

We produced a unique banner for each player.  Starting with a photo on a green screen, we extract the photos to add to our digital art.  We worked with Coach Robinson on the look she thought best represented her team.

Congratulations to DeSoto on all of their success this season.  Good luck in the State playoffs.

Desoto High School Eagles Lady Girls Basketball Team

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Spring Mini Live Bunny Sessions April 4-5

The 2020 Spring Mini Sessions with Live Bunnies are now booking!

featuring Live Bunnies at Ivey Studio

Now Booking for 2020 – April 4, 5

Spring Live Bunny Easter Portraits at ivey Photography

Spring Live Bunny Easter Portraits at Ivey Photography

Spring Easter Bunny Mini Sessions at Ivey Photography

NOTE:  This event is NOT the same as our Dallas Arboretum Quick Takes April 10-12.  Learn more about that event here

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PAY FEES ONLINE

WHAT: 15-minute sessions by appointment, available from 9 am – 6 pm on each offered date.

WHERE/WHEN: 2 Dates Available

April 4 and 5, Ivey Photography in Midlothian, TX

HOW MUCH IS IT?

The fee for this event is $25 per child.  There is a $100 deposit required at booking (The $100 is our minimum order and does go toward your purchase).  Individual prints start at just $25, and product collections start at $149.  (If you pay online, add the $25 per child first, then hit BACK on your browser and add the $100 deposit).

HOW DO I GET IN?:  Just fill out the appointment request form and we will contact you to reserve the session.  A credit card deposit is required to hold your appointment.  You may pay your fees online or by phone.  Either way, we will call you to confirm your appointment time.  We do sell out and there are limited spaces available for this event.  (If you pay online, add the $25 per child first, then hit BACK on your browser and add the $100 deposit).

HOW DO I ORDER IMAGES?

Unlike other sessions, you’ll be with us for a short 20-minute session, and you’ll see and choose your products with us before you leave the studio.  All-in-all, you’ll be here for about 45 minutes.

ARE YOU OFFERING YOUR PAINTINGS?

Yes, you can upgrade your favorite image to one of our famous digital paintings for a small fee.  Sizes are available starting at 11×14″.

WHAT SHOULD WE WEAR?

Just wear your Sunday best.  Spring colors are perfect, and although it may be warm, we do prefer long pants over shorts for boys.  Of course, the perfect Easter dress for little girls is always best.

WHAT KIND OF ANIMALS WILL YOU HAVE?

Of course, we are always careful to select only the healthiest, most well cared for animals we can find.  We partner with a local petting zoo to get hand-raised animals who are as friendly and cooperative as possible.  This year we are PLANNING for several bunnies.  We MAY have chicks and or ducks, but the supply is more unpredictable, so we never guarantee the birds’ appearance for the event.  We do rotate our animals on and off of the set throughout the day for the welfare of the animal.  We don’t guarantee the availability of a specific animal, but we do guarantee cuteness overload with whatever animal is on set at the time of your appointment.

Spring Live Bunny Easter Portraits at Ivey Photography Spring Live Bunny Easter Portraits at Ivey Photography

Spring Easter Bunny Mini Sessions at Ivey Photography

 

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Natalie + Edward – Midlothian Wedding at First Presbyterian

Natalie and Edward were married at The First Presbyterian Church on Main Street in Midlothian.  When you think of the most beautiful wedding you can imagine, you may not consider a small-town church with a cake and punch reception.  However, Natalie and Edward’s wedding was one of the most beautiful weddings I’ve ever photographed.

Midlothian First Presbyterian Church

“In 1911, two congregations merged to form Midlothian Presbyterian Church.  One originally organized in 1883 under Pastor D.G. Malloy and was part of the Presbyterian Church of the United States of America (PCUSA).  The other organized in 1890 under the Presbyterian Church of the United States (PCUS). Members of the newly merged church built a sanctuary from 1913-14.  The congregation has a history of supporting the community, including helping with Manna House, a cooperative venture among Midlothian churches aiding needy local families.  Members have also focused on missions on a national and global scale.  Today the church continues to be a beacon of light for the residents of Midlothian.” – Official Historical Marker of the Texas Historical Commission placed in 2010.

A Beautiful Bridal Suite

The historical marker outside the church says “a beacon of light”.  Natalie and Edward are exactly that for each other.  Although I’d only met Natalie for a brief moment a few days before the wedding, she was warm and inviting on the morning of the wedding.  She was busy prepping her hair and makeup and when I arrived was just getting into her dress.  The bridal suite at the church is perfect in every way for photography.  The windows are frosted antique glass.  Light is pouring in from the outside creating the most beautiful quality for portraits.  I immediately went to my gear back and began capturing what I saw without providing many directions.  Natalie put on her dress as her mom and daughter finished the last of the details.  I immediately saw the shots I wanted and went to work.  The room is small but put together perfectly.  I wanted to capture the detail of the day, but still, show all that was happening.  I went to black and white mode on my Fuji XH1 with a wide zoom lens.  I love the detail and texture of this image.  Natalie’s mom is laughing while she’s being assisted with the last of her buttons on her gown.  I purposely shot “against the light” using the backlight to highlight their faces and the textures of the room.  I framed this so the painting on the wall and all of the crosses were in view.

Midlothian Wedding First Presbyterian Church

Midlothian Wedding First Presbyterian Church Bridal Suite

While Natalie continued to prepare for her wedding, I captured as I liked, and felt that she trusted my choices.  A few people came in and out of her suite, most importantly her father.  I captured portraits of her and her guests as they arrived to greet her before she walked down the aisle.  We also made a quick bridal portrait for Natalie to hang in her home.

Midlothian Wedding First Presbyterian Church

Midlothian Wedding First Presbyterian Church

Midlothian Wedding First Presbyterian Church

Midlothian Wedding First Presbyterian Church

Midlothian Wedding First Presbyterian Church

The Handsome Groom

Edward was one of the most well-dressed grooms I’ve photographed.  His suit was perfectly tailored.  He took the time to have his shoes embossed with the wedding date.  And he still made time for prayer with his pastor and hook up the audio for the wedding music.  When you have a small-town wedding, there is a certain amount of expected DIY.  Edward was the groom, the usher, and the AV guy.  Our overall coverage time for the wedding was only 2 hours, so I didn’t have a lot of time to photograph Edward getting ready.  I did get time to make a really cool portrait of him, and a few photos of him and his brother.  Neither brother was short on style.

Midlothian Wedding First Presbyterian Church

Midlothian Wedding First Presbyterian Church

The Wedding Ceremony

Natalie and Edward’s ceremony took place in the sanctuary of First Presbyterian.  They were surrounded by a few friends and family who came to celebrate with them.  TO say they were surrounded is to be taken literally.  The pews at the church are actually curved around the altar!  The craftsmanship to create the pews is truly mesmerizing.  They are works of art.  When I first saw the curved pews, I immediately thought to get a wide-angle panoramic photo of the space.  The original wood floors creaked as I walked around the back of the sanctuary.  I was careful to place myself in the exact center of the room.  I wanted to show the symmetry of the space.  I enjoy symmetry in my images.  With a wedding, there is a certain amount of natural symmetry required.  And when the wedding venue shares that with the couple, I love to show that in the image.

Midlothian Wedding First Presbyterian Church

Midlothian Wedding First Presbyterian Church

Wedding Portraits

Following their very emotional ceremony, Natalie and Edward had a few minutes left of our coverage.  We gathered their friends and family outside for a few photos.  The weather was cool, but the fall leaves were still hanging in the trees.  The afternoon light was soft.  We found an area outside with the sun behind the couple and a long stretch of trees behind.  The scene offered us a clean background and space to work with the group photos.

We were able to make images of both sides of the families and then create a few unique images for Natalie and Edward.  They were inspired by an image they had seen me do at another wedding with an umbrella, so they brought that along as a special request.  For the portraits of them alone, I laid down on the ground to isolate them on to a more simple background.  I took advantage of the colors of the tree leaves as a backdrop.

If you’re looking for a wedding photographer for your small wedding, please contact us.  We have coverage options available as short as 2 hours.

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