Adia Renee Photography » Dallas Portrait Photography

Come prepared, like overly prepared.

I honestly believe that packing a bag for a photoshoot is the key to success, especially if you have younger kids. That may sound crazy because you’re going to take pictures, not a road trip. But you never want to be in the middle of a session with a melting toddler without a single snack. Or worse, have a spit-up incident and not have a change of clothes on hand. (Stay tuned for a whole blog post on packing the perfect photoshoot bag!)


Expect things to go crazy.

A photoshoot is a lot like going to church on a Sunday morning. You’re halfway ready, someone’s shoe is missing, you’ve told your kids to get dressed 15 times and it’s time to run out the door so you won’t be late. It’s going to happen. It always does. Brace yourself and prepare as much as you can the night before!



I know, the opposite of what I just described right? But trust me, I do this every day. In my personal life and in my business, I’m surrounded by little people. The fact is, your uncooperative two year old may be driving you nuts, but to me it’s just an opportunity to catch that bubbling personality. There is no tantrum I haven’t seen. I’ve got you, mama. In fact, I want every mom reading this to know that your family is not the only one riding in on the hot mess express. 9 times out of 10, parents come into a session nervous and stressed. This is where your photographer steps in and takes over. Every ounce of expertise in what we do will be given in direction, lighting, composition and posing. All we need is for you to have fun, so relax! So laugh when your 6 year old tells your sibling “smile so we don’t get grounded” and love your tribe!


Scroll through to see the McMullen’s family + maternity session! Their one year old had the best time exploring during our session and graced us with her precious smiles, prayers and peek-a-boo’s all throughout our session. Mom and Dad were so patient and had the best time laughing about life with a toddler. Their sweet baby girl should be here soon. She’s already so loved!




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Hello and a very belated Happy 2018!

I’ve been working behind the scenes to update my website and make lots of exciting plans for this year. I absolutely love this little photography business of mine that I started 5 years ago. The number one reason why? I get to be part of something way bigger than an hour long session. I get to light up parents’ faces seeing their sweet little angels captured so perfectly. I get to give a proud mom pictures to share with the world. I get to give people memories of their loved ones that they will cherish for a lifetime, and even pass on for generations to come.

I mean, whoa. Right?

I do not take this responsibility lightly. I am so thankful for all of the families that have entrusted me thus far. It’s been an honor and I can’t wait to see where 2018 takes us!

Now on to this INSANELY gorgeous 2018 Senior.

Alexa was an absolute joy to photograph. This girl has ONE. KILLER. SMILE. Seriously, there wasn’t a bad frame. I met Alexa and her mom at one of my favorite locations here in the DFW. We had perfect weather on what should have been a winter day. Thank you, Texas! Alexa laughed her way through our session. It’s funny how shocking it is to be in front of the camera and take direction. I mean, we cracked up and had a couple “wait, what?” moments.  My favorite part of our session was actually not about Alexa, it was about her mom. She beamed watching her little girl /  high school senior work her magic. I couldn’t help think of how quickly it all passes by. I hugged my littles extra tight that night and made them promise they would never leave me! Kidding! Kind of.

To big plans and a bright future!










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It’s the most wonderful time of the year! I wanted to offer Christmas mini sessions to give families a quick and painless way to get those family pictures in,  just in time for Christmas! Join me on December 10 in studio with Christmas music, cookies and fun! I have six time slots available.


When?   Sunday, December 10th from 11am – 1pm

Where?   A natural light studio in downtown Dallas.

What?   15-minute mini session, 10 high-resolution digital images with printing rights delivered digitally within 2 days.

Who? Families are welcome, but just the kids will work too!

How much? $110 plus tax.

How will the set look?   The set for these sessions is a white linen fluffy bed in a natural light studio in downtown Dallas. There will be props the children can play with to really get them in the Christmas spirit. Christmas PJs are welcome, but not required!

How to book?   There are only 6 spots available, so ACT FAST! You can book by emailing or calling 469.249.2342


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I’ve held a DSLR camera in my hand for 9 years and have been an official business owner for nearly 4 years. I’ve learned more and more with every year that has passed, but have always doubted myself. It’s taken a lot of work to get to where I am, but I’m finally feeling like things have come full circle. So here I am, completely confident in my work and my ability to deliver the sharp, light and airy images that define my style.

I am so thankful to have met the Kemp’s. They are such a beautiful family that completely embodied my vision. When you picture family, they are what comes to mind: loving, humble, kind and fun. SO much fun! Their children (ages 4, 5 and 6) were child model material, seriously. Megan did a fantastic job styling this session. I am so happy with the final collection. I hope you enjoy!



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