It's all about the light...

Welcome to the Teresa Berg Photography blog!  It's a very special thing to be invited in to someone's life to preserve their memories. My goal is that together we capture some unforgettable moments that become beautiful pieces of your family's story. 

In today's digital world I feel that it's important that the books, prints and wall portraits that I create are designed to last a lifetime. And I hope they bring you joy each and every day.

 

Private Training for you and your dog
Tuesday, July 07, 2015 9:47AM

Never enough time to schedule a class for dog training?  Many of our clients tell us they WISH they could do a dog training class, but their calendars are just too full. At least that's what they tell us while we're working with their dogs during a photo session.  Most of the dogs that come in for portraits don't even know simple sit/stay commands, and I'll have to confess that my dogs aren't perfectly trained, either. My friend, Robin Terrell of Good Dog Fetch has the answer. She makes dog training house calls. You can have her work on a specific issue, or just pick a goal for better all around behavior. And she loves working with kids who want to train their dogs. What a great summer activity to keep kids from getting bored?  Robin's wonderful classes are known far and wide for their positive, insightful methods of training (she calls them Good Manners classes) but most people don't know that she also does private, in home training where she can observe the dog in his/her environment.  Visit her website for lots of information:  www.gooddogfetch.com

Six Tips for Good Dating Headshots
Monday, June 08, 2015 1:32PM

Even if you're not officially signed up with an online dating service, you have probably needed a good "dating photo."  And there is no substitute for a professional portrait.  It doesn't have to be stiff or formal --in fact quite the opposite, you need to look confident, relaxed and friendly --just not as relaxed as the bad cell phone pic from last year's office Christmas party. You will greatly increase your chances of getting good results from your online profile if you take the time to get the right photo done. Here are a few tips to get you started.   1.  Don't let your clothing grab all the attention!  Solid dark colors are more slimming and tend to flatter your skin. Professional lighting will complete the effect but be sure you don't wear a bold print that distracts the eye. Don't worry, you will still look sexy.2.  Use a hair and makeup professional  (for women).  A good hair and makeup artist knows how to apply makeup FOR THE CAMERA.  They will keep you looking like YOU, only you on your very best day. They will work with you (and the outfits you've chosen) to create the soft color palate that makes your face unforgettable.3. Keep jewelry to a minimum.  Just like Tip #1, we want jewelry to enhance but not steal attention from your face.  Bring a variety of accessories and we will help put together the look ...

Time for a shameless plug : DALLAS A LIST PHOTOGRAPHER
Tuesday, May 19, 2015 11:36AM

One of my lovely clients recently nominated me for the Dallas A list in two categories:  BEST PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHER and BEST PET PHOTOGRAPHER -- and I was so honored!  I know that some of these contests are all about "who has the most friends" etc. but the fact that so many of my clients are jumping on board and voting has been really humbling.  Thank you to all of you. Without your wonderful pets and families I wouldn't have a job and I will never forget that. I am one of the lucky people who springs out of bed every morning, excited to go to work in a photography studio surrounded by your beautiful faces.If you would like to vote, just click here. It's quick and easy and they don't make you give up a lot of personal information.  and THANKS.

A new book for parents and children to share
Wednesday, May 06, 2015 9:12AM

 We have a guest blogger this month -- my friend James Martinez has a new book out that will be very popular with parents!  Helping Tales Publishers has just released a new children's anti-bullying book. This book is wonderfully written and beautifully illustrated and will teach and entertain children of all ages. It teaches how to properly and safely confront a bully and seek the help of an adult. It uses colorful illustrations and clever rhymes to demonstrate important concepts like selflessness, kindness and compassion.  This is the fifth book published by Helping Tales Publishers and it, like all the others by them, seeks to empower children. The stories and words are fun and always encourages children to be their best and to make a difference in the world. These are wonderful life lessons that can be discussed and shared in a fun and lyrical way.  The Dinosaur's New Shoes tackles the topic of bullying and how to stop it in a heartfelt and warm way. The examples that Teddy and his friends display give every chicld a wonderful pattern to emulate. The final lesson of the book shows children how they can change the world and be the hero that is within them. Each book is available on Amazon and a portion of each sale goes to various charities. Helping Tales' motto is "Helping those in need, one story at a time." You can purchase this ...

Senior portraits for Dallas, Plano, Richardson and Frisco
Tuesday, March 17, 2015 3:36PM

 In many parts of the country, fall is the big time for senior portraits --but here in Dallas, it's pretty warm in the fall and then all of a sudden it's the holiday.! So, what usually happens is April arrives and high school seniors wake up and freak out because they haven't made any plans to have their portraits done.  They don't want the lame announcement cards they sell at school but what can the do?  It's too late to have any real senior photos made and graduation is around the corner.  So here's your reminder.  The weather is finally getting better and it's time to pick a date.  Late afternoons work great --the light is nice and you don't even have to get out of bed early.  In fact, we do a lot of portrait sessions after school.  Thank you, Daylight Savings Time.  We have several session options to choose from, including the Quick and Easy session which is a short session for just a little bit of cash.  Call us today!  Our hair and makeup artists are standing by.  If you haven't visited our Seniors website, be sure and check out TERESA BERG SENIORS and make a plan.

Learn Pet Photography with Teresa Berg
Thursday, March 12, 2015 10:01AM

Our spring DOG SHOTS workshop is scheduled for Sunday, April 12th. This basic one day workshop is perfect for people who love pets but are still learning to love their cameras!  We explore the manual settings and why they're so important --and talk about lenses and which lens is the best for which type of shot.  This is our beginner workshop and it's a long, full day of fun.  Starting in our studio we talk about camera settings and using natural light indoors -- then we move outdoors to the nearby park and set up a variety of shots with live dog models so you get to make beautiful quality pet portraits with YOUR equipment and a professional nearby to guide you.We limit this class to 10 people, so don't delay!  Sign up by calling the studio at 972-250-2415. Use a credit or debit card or paypal -- or if you're local, send us a check!  Your class fee of $295 is non-refundable, and lunch is included.

Headshots for Professionals - or people who just want to look like professionals...
Thursday, January 22, 2015 8:54AM

Hot Valentine's Day Special for a cold day...
Tuesday, January 06, 2015 2:44PM

Things heat up around here for Valentine's Day!  We pump up the estrogen levels and have two days of hair styling, make up artistry and sexy photography -- all in honor of the day of love.  I don't mind telling you there are some VERY LUCKY men in Dallas opening some gorgeous albums, coffee table books and custom image boxes every year.  And all because we get the great people from the Johnny Rodgriguez Salon over here to work their magic before we shoot.   Everyone looks and feels gorgeous so if you're celebrating a birthday, a weight loss, an anniversary (or a divorce!) or you just want a fantastic gift he'll never forget --call us now and book your session.  The $250 fee includes hair and makeup and your thirty minute photo session (add an extra 30 minutes of shooting for $100, but you must tell us when you're booking so we can schedule appropriately). We'll get credit card information over the phone when you book and send you a list of suggestions on what to bring.  Thirty minutes is usually enough for 2-3 outfits and tons of fun.  You'll come back to the studio a few days later to make your selections and place your order. Prints start at $50, and we have a whole list of fun ways to surprise your Valentine. 

2015 Tiny Dog Calendar- buy a gift, save a dog!
Tuesday, December 02, 2014 8:32PM

It's hard to imagine, but the cute little faces in our 2015 Tiny Dog Calendar are working hard -- to help save more adoptable dogs!  Every purchase helps us support local Dallas area animal rescue programs like Operation Kindness and the Legacy Humane Society. Each calendar is 5x10" --the perfect size for your favorite dog lover's stocking--or a co-workers cubicle. Order yours from our Etsy shop.