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The Kalias have been married for decades and have two lovely grown kids. Their daughter, visiting from out of town, contacted me for Grapevine Family Portraits as it had been YEARS since they had taken any. Mom and Dad were so much fun to work with. Dad had such a great sense of humor with Read more ..

With this spring weather moving in, and Sawyer’s recent acquisition of a new pair of fabulous dinosaur shoes (Thank you, Grammi!) I decided it was high time to do a sunset mini session at Lake Grapevine with the little guy. My thought was to do this before his shoes got too dirty to photograph. And Read more ..

I so enjoyed my afternoon with Andrea and her sweet family out at the Grapevine Vintage Railroad as we captured their winter family photos!

Lindsay Polyak Photography


It’s been such a joy to follow Levi and Heather from their engagement, to their pregnancy and maternity session (check back soon for that blog post!), to the first few days of sweet Sydney Reese’s arrival.  Boy was I glad we did their maternity session when we did, because Sydney made her entrance just days later! And it was with a small sense of pride that I noticed some of my work from their engagement session in their living room when I arrived for Sydney’s newborn photos.

Please enjoy just a few of my favorite photographs from her wonderful newborn photo session.



I often hear my sister-in-law, Jenny, say that she loves being a cop’s wife. She loves the camaraderie of spending time with other wives of policemen, she’s proud of the work her husband, Jimi, does to bring the bad guys to justice, and she loves that they are based in one location and don’t have Read more ..

Have you ever met a couple and spent a little time with them for the purpose of conducting business but thought, I could totally hang out with these people and have a great time? That’s how I felt when I spent an evening capturing sunset photos at the railroad with the Thomas family. We had Read more ..

I so enjoyed my morning with the Chac family when we met up to capture their family Christmas photos at the Grapevine Botanical Gardens!

Family Christmas Photographer


Our crazy Texas weather often makes it difficult to plan what to wear for Christmas family photos, well into the month of November.  And we definitely experienced that predicament with this family photo session.

Southlake Family Photographer


Autumn is my favorite season… for the weather, for the leaves, for the apple cider, for the crisp fall air, and especially for taking autumn family photos! What do  photographers do when we are bored?  We look for new and beautiful places for family photo sessions! And I’ll be darned, but I refuse to be the plumber with the leaky faucet; I want lots of great photos of my own family surrounding us in our home!

Autumn Family Photos


This local family who is not originally from the Dallas Fort-Worth area had their first Grapevine Vintage Railroad photo session and chose me as their family photographer for their family Christmas photos!

Family Railroad Photography


I enjoyed getting to meet and work with the Remley family to create their family Christmas card photos shortly after they  moved to the DFW metroplex.

Family Photos at Grapevine Vintage Railroad


What to Wear

What you wear can make or break a photo session, and finding just the right photo shoot clothing can be super stressful for Mom. To give you a few ideas, here are a few DO’s and DON’T’s for what to wear for family photos.


  • Plan ahead– There’s nothing more stressful than digging through your children’s closets the night before looking for something, ANYTHING that will look decent in photos. You’ve made the investment into a custom portrait session, so take the time to plan ahead on clothing, and give yourself 2-3 weeks to decide on a color palette, browse fashion boards on Pinterest, look through magazines, raid your family’s closets, and purchase the remaining items for  your photo wardrobe.


I enjoyed getting to meet the Gibson family for their family photo session at their Flower Mound home.

Large family wearing white in front of home


It’s the Kennedy family, back for their second photo session!



Baby Sawyer had his first birthday photo session, complete with a smash cake, at Pensacola Beach in Pensacola, Florida!



This large family from Fort Worth and beyond got together over the holidays and had me capture a few photographs to give to their father as a gift.

Large family photos in Fort Worth Stockyards


Welcome Baby Brooklyn Ann!   I so enjoyed getting to spend the morning with newborn baby Brooklynn Ann and her parents Macy and Jonathan for their newborn baby photo session at the Botanical Gardens in Grapevine, TX! Brooklynn’s name is a tribute to the middle names of her maternal and paternal grandmothers! Such a precious Read more ..

Lindsay Polyak Keller TX Family Photographer

Meet Lindsay Polyak, Master of Disaster

I’m a right-brained/left-brained person, which means I have both creative and practical natures that continually jockey for control. My creative mind loves to dream about beautiful photos, delicious meals (I LOVE to cook and eat, but don’t really dig doing the dishes), and interesting music. On the other hand, my right brain thinks about tasks, productivity, and just getting things done. (more…)

I so enjoyed working with this family and their precious little girls, Callie & Delaney, to take some fresh, updated family photos at the Grapevine Botanical Gardens, in Grapevine, TX. Callie had a sweet, soft smile and a demure personality. Delaney was vivacious, personable and full of spunk! We got a little rain that day, Read more ..

From our family to yours, Happy Valentines Day! Enjoy our family valentines photos with Baby Sawyer!