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Downtown Elegance Senior Model Shoot

When it is winter in Texas and the trees are not their prettiest, what does a portrait photographer do?  Grab your model team and make some magic where there are absolutely zero ugly trees to be found!  I am sort of a stickler when it comes trees, if they are not up to par they will not make it in my shot!  If you were not aware of this little fact, Dallas, Texas does not have the prettiest natural landscape for backdrops in winter.  However, I do think the Dallas skyline is one of the prettiest downtown skylines ever!  So let’s gather the 2021 Senior Model Team together and make some magic!

The team did NOT disappoint as they all came decked out to the nines in the most gorgeous gowns ever!  Each model brought their unique flare to this downtown portrait session and I could not have been happier with the results.  Cammy started us off in her beautiful lavender dress with the prettiest cream winter wrap!  I just loved the colors together with the colors of the skyline!  Next was Bella in the most stunning vintage black beaded dress!  Oh my word, it was one of the most elegant gowns I have ever seen and Bella wore it so well!   I loved how the fringe blew in the wind!   Audrey arrived in a “stop traffic” red sequined gown and oh my was it perfectly suited for her!  Long, elegant with a drop back and lovely train.  Beautiful Bella wore a pink champagne flowing satin dress with a lovey pink wrap.  The colors on her were absolutely perfect and her shoes were to die for!  Our final model, Brennan, arrived in her “Belle of the ball” gown in emerald green.  What a stunning dress on a stunning model!

Despite the weather being a tad on the chilly side, these senior girls brought the warmth with their smiles and fabulous fun!  It was a great day with the entire team and I just loved how their portraits turned out.   Enjoy a few of my favorite images from the day!




  1. Bella Burnworth says:

    You are so amazing Mrs. Aldridge, always the funnest and most delightfully creative themes and locations! Such a wonderful shoot!

    • Deborah Aldridge says:

      AWE!!! Thanks, Bella! Well, I think you are pretty awesome too! You always bring the fun and arrive in show stopping greatness at EVERY shoot! I LOVE having you on my team!

  2. Dayna Burnworth says:

    The rooftop shoot turned out absolutely stunning! The colors against the downtown buildings and sky were a perfect backdrop for those beauties! Thank you for capturing them like this!

    • Deborah Aldridge says:

      Thanks so much Dayna! We had so much fun! Downtown Dallas and my gorgeous senior model team in elegant formal gowns….it was magic!

  3. Raina Stroescu says:

    These are so so so beautiful! Very nicely done!

  4. Cheryl Bradley says:

    Debbie thank you for another fabulous shoot! You were able to capture that sparkle with every girl. We are so lucky to work with a photographer that takes the time to know each client and works to bring out the best in all of them. We appreciate you!

    • Deborah Aldridge says:

      Thank you so much, Cheryl! I LOVE my team AND their mamas! This has been such an incredible year together. I am going to miss them when they head off to college in the fall! The most precious team ever!!!

  5. Jodi Major says:

    What beautiful downtown elegance images of these young ladies. They are so lucky to have the opportunity to do this with you!

    • Deborah Aldridge says:

      Thanks so much, Jodi! So kind of you to say. It has been and incredible journey with this team this year! I just love these girls and I feel so blessed!

  6. Leann says:

    These are all so beautiful!! The lighting is perfect with the backdrop.

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