Collin County Moms Guide to Local Photographers

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Nothing compares to professional family pictures. Composition, lighting, location, printing—we need pros for this!

Have a look at our guide to local family photographers in Collin County, specializing in everything from serene maternity shoots and tender newborn sessions to artfully captured portraits of your loved ones through the years. Special event photos, senior portraits, holiday cards, our guide to local family photographers in Collin County can even help you get saucy with a boudoir photoshoot.

Another benefit to professional family photos? Mom can be in the picture for once!


Weddings :: Families

When I’m not photographing beautiful couples and families, you can find me cultivating a space for inspiration and hope on my personal YouTube channel and podcast, Conversations with Charity. You’ll find recipes, daily adventures, travel, photography, meaningful conversations, art, and all the in between! I believe there is something to learn from every life experience, and these stories have the power to liberate and inspire hope.


Maternity :: Newborn :: Families

Erica Grandin is a Dallas area lifestyle photographer specializing in newborn and family sessions for moms who know that babies don’t keep. She captures your family laughing and loving on each other so you don’t have to worry about missing these moments — only enjoying the ride! Erica has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Michigan and brings 13+ years of professional experience in design and photography to your session.

Meet Erica:

I thrive on photographing you in your home and in my natural light studio. While I will always snap a few shots of everyone smiling at the camera, I am there to show your real personalities and the true heartbeat of your family. Clients say I’m down-to-earth and fun, and that I set them at ease by being silly with your kids while directing the grown-ups on how to move and play in front of the camera. Equal parts approachability and expert art direction!

All clients get access to my Session Prep Guide full of tips on how to prepare for your photos and lots of ideas on what to wear. The process is easy and I am always available for extra help (feel free to text me!)

I have three young boys of my own, and I am totally used to the chaos that comes along with little kids. I’m not afraid to play and be silly with your family to win your kids over and get those laughs. I want you to fall in love with your photos, and I enjoy working with my clients year after year. I can’t wait to get to know you and would love for you to reach out.


Maternity :: Newborn :: Families :: Events/Birthdays/Parties

Giggly faces and candid moments are the heart of my photography sessions. I love creating an experience that the whole family will enjoy by tailoring the photoshoot to the needs of each family. I primarily shoot outdoors because I love the way the natural light breathes light into images, but if you want to do an in-home session I may make an exception. 😉 Reach out if you want to relax and leave the worry of “who’s smiling at the camera?” behind you.


Maternity :: Families

I focus on families and children, couples, maternity, engagement, and senior portraits. I want you to know that if you are ever in front of my camera, I’m going to be smiling like crazy during the whole session and the whole time I’m editing afterward. Capturing a sweet moment on camera makes me SO happy, and I sure hope it makes every one of my clients just as happy, too.

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Katie Lewis
After almost 20 years in other parts of Texas (Austin and Fort Worth!), Katie now lives in Richardson with her husband and two kids. Favorite uses for her phone: reading library books and listening to comedy podcasts. Least favorite uses: making and receiving calls. If you've seen Death Becomes Her or Big Business more than once, you'll be best friends.