Today we had the honor of photographing for the Mentors Care organization’s annual golf tournament and fundraiser. We’ve worked with the Petty family and their amazing group for several years now and we were proud to be the official photographer again this year. Mentors Care is a fabulous effort to connect at-risk high school students with adult mentors. Their goal is to provide a new outlook, accountability, and reliability in a student’s life. Learn more about their work here.
If you played in the golf tournament today, we invite you to FOLLOW THIS LINK and download your free team photo. You may find yourself in an action or candid photo, too. If you have a need for an event photographer, please give us a call.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.