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What I really am to my clients will shock you.

March 28th, 2019

This is the view that you get for three hours while in a portrait session with me.Lucy LUCKY you.

I’ve been photographer, content creator, BFF and and un-official therapist to my clients for going on 6 years now.I used to pride myself on how much of my clients raved over their portraits that I created for them. 

These days, I realize, I am way more valuable to my clients as a photographer when I am able to listen to them and go deep with what they really need! I am a photographer, but I am so much more to my clients. 

I’m happy to say I’ve learned a lot along the way, so if you have any questions, leave them here and I’d be more than happy to answer!

Happy Belated St. Patrick’s Day!

March 17th, 2019

It must be the luck o’ the Irish that this year St. Patty’s falls on a Sunday! This means It’s totally excusable that I stay holed up indoors, avoiding all the 20-something partiers.

Happy belated St. Patrick’s day, y’all! Here’s to every rainbow leading you straight to a pot o’ gold!

March 3rd, 2019

There’s nothing so rewarding as knowing at least half of my business comes from the enthusiasm of past clients recommending me to friends. And I can honestly say, I am bursting with pride. I know there is no amount of advertising that can match the endorsement of a real friend. 

I hope that piques your interest into what I do…and if you need photographer it would honestly be my thrill to get to work with you!

The Experience is AMAZING

February 19th, 2019

Each new month feels like a fresh start—a chance for new things that are even better than last month’s things. And on that note, I can pretty much guarantee, no single choice will do more for your well being this year than spending the time to experience what it is like to be a model for the day! I provide in-person, and online consultations! Check out all I’ve got on offer this month at

Are you ready to chat more? I am!

What makes me different?

February 17th, 2019

I’m certainly not the only boutique photographer out there, but I like to think I do things differently than any other you’ll find. My practice of working one-on-one with clients to create custom sessions to fit their specific needs is just one major way I’m unlike so many of those who say they do what I do.

I’m also such an avid scheduler, my tooth brushing makes it onto my daily to-do list!

Sound interesting? Let’s connect!

What inspires you to pursue what you love?

February 3rd, 2019

I’m so lucky I get to make my living doing what I love. And I ought to say the inspiration to keep pushing comes from my tight circle of coffee shop besties, each of whom have lived such a full exciting life that I cant help but want to lead a life that is as thrilling. I want to rise to the challenges they offer, by just their own excitement for life. What about you, friend? What inspires you?

Who are you living for?

January 20th, 2019

Hand to heaven, today I noticed I haven’t put on an actual non-pajama, non-sweatpants outfit since last Thursday!
What can I say? I love what I do. And at the end of the day, I work hard because I want to have the kind of life where I’m the one making the rules, and dress codes.

What (or who) are you out there living for? 

My Birthday Plans May Put My Business On the Back Burner!

January 6th, 2019

I’ve certainly got the heart of a hustler, but beginning today I’ll be tearing myself away from the nonstop flow of emails and retouching.

You see, January 13th is my birthday and I will be celebrating from January 10th through the 14th starting with a night at the Ocean House.

I will most certainly post about my adventures (and remain available to you via email) and when I return, on January 15th, I’ll have missed you so much, I’d bet I stay locked in the studio for 48 hours straight.

Do you have plans to relax and check out? I’d love to hear about them so we can swap stories when I return.

New Year Goals; Made to be Broken?

December 30th, 2018

Just curious: Where does everyone stand on the subject of New Year’s resolutions? Are you A: pretty lofty B: optimistically realistic C: just as likely to set your goals into motion on the 18th of June, because rules are made to be broken?

I’ll speak for myself and say I was a B most all my life but now, A all the way. My reason? When I started this business I was used to modifying my expectations in a way I eventually realized was primarily motivated by fear—now I know, the loftier I get, the more I get done!

 Now you! Are you A, B, or C?


April 24th, 2018

Botox Changed Everything!
How did Tris Anderson Photography change because of Botox?

“B-B-Botox?!” A look of shock and disbelief over combs their face as they learn that my 20-something-year-old forehead has been injected with almost 32 units of Botulinum (Botox for short). “B-B-Botox?!” is usually followed closely by, “You don’t need that!” P.S.A.: What you think I need is none of my concern. However, I did choose to sit down and think about why… why is it that I think of Botox as a very routine act of self-care, almost like brushing your teeth or washing your hair. I uncovered that not only is Botox synonymous with self-care acts of hygiene for me, but it has transformed the way I retouch my client’s faces. Let’s talk…

OH, if you find that you are interested in knowing whom I use for Botox, Fillers, etc. click the link at the end of the post and I’ll send you their info and some of my Before and After’s.

I feel the need offer this disclaimer because Botox and the act of freezing one’s forehead muscles can be very controversial:
I am NOT suggesting that anyone get Botox injected into his or her forehead because of anything that I might say in this blog post. My experiences have been fantastic and I would be more than happy to refer you to the Registered Nurse (R.N.) that I have been using for my last three treatments. However, this post is entirely about my personal views on the treatment and how it has changed the way I retouch my clients’ images. Your experience may differ wildly from mine.

The idea of Botox causing a fake, plastic or frozen look has more to do with the injector than it has to do with the substance itself. Why? Well, because Botox is truly an art and it allows the injector to relax, or freeze, a muscle for about 3 to 4 months. This act, this tool for that matter, can smooth (or remove) unwanted lines and wrinkles… it can also render your face incapable of making the most rudimentary expressions. An expression is everything in Tris Anderson Photography. Actually, this brings me to my next point…

When guiding a client through a portrait session, I look for 5 things:
1.    Chin
2.    Shoulders
3.    Hourglass
4.    Expression
5.    Connection

If the expression is not there, the photo is no good to me and would never make it through the retouching process. However, there are some things that I have noticed Botox when used correctly, has in common with a perfectly retouched portrait of a mature woman. Would you like to know what that is? Of course, you would… otherwise, you would not be here.

Vertical lines and horizontal lines, most commonly known as:
•    Worry Lines
•    Frown Lines
•    Crows Feet

All terms for things that most women think they can live without. Believe it or not, just like Botox, you can go too far with retouching these lines out. It was through using Botox to prevent lines from forming and correcting some that had already formed that I found the PERFECT formula for retouching these lines.  A formula, that ALL my clients love because it’s the perfect balance of I look well rested & I have never looked this good before.

Now, I remove 30% to 45% of horizontal lines on the forehead and 100% of vertical lines. I choose to remove all vertical lines (frown lines in between eyebrows) because these are the lines that are formed during anger and confusion… not something I want to have represented my portraits. Interestingly enough, this is the same formula that I gave to the R.N. that I use for my Botox. It works for me because no one ever knows I had anything done, until now, but it helps prevent some of the aging processes has begun a little prematurely.

Like I said above, Botox is not for everyone. If enough of you are interested in my experience I will write more about that in a future blog post so feel free to reach out. If you are interested in learning whom I use for my injectables like Filler, Botox, and chemical Peels, CLICK HERE. I will also include a before and after because… well, who does not like to see a transformation?