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.

 

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.

Custom Holiday Cards from Teresa Berg Photography
Tuesday, November 04, 2014 9:48AM

Tired of the same old graphics and borders?  Custom cards are the way to go.  If you've got really good photography, you don't need all the little swirls and pine cones to make an impact.  We love designing custom cards for our clients using great family portraits.  And to save even more time and money, schedule a Half Session in the studio (only available on weekdays).  Half sessions are easier to schedule than outdoor sessions and much easier for Mom to keep everyone looking their best.  Thirty minutes of fun at a reduced price ($125) and create your beautiful card. So easy.  Try using either our WHITE & WHITE  or BLACK & GRAY color schemes and you don't even need to worry about coordinating all the outfits.  And don't forget what a wonderful gift a photograph makes -- no need to worry about what size grandma wears -- she'll love an 8x10!Whatever colors work best for your family -- try a Half Session in the studio and give yourself a break from the crush of the holiday to-do list!

Our first Halloween Open House
Sunday, October 12, 2014 8:49AM

Make the Halloween fun last all year.  This is another fun event for our 2014 clients, so if you've been in for photos this year, or you have a session scheduled before the end of the year -- you're invited! We're open for fun from 10 until 4pm, for free photos and snacks on the 31st, so grab your little goblin and come see us!