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Hi!  I'm April. Thank you for visiting my site!  I specialize in capturing people in their element and I'm grateful to be able to co-create with my clients, so they are able to have a memory that encapsulates the essence of a moment for a lifetime.

Photography has been a passional of mine since I was 7.  My dad was a professional photographer in Plano, Texas for 20 years until his health steered him back to teaching. He encouraged me to go to college and get a corporate job with benefits rather than owning my own business and being a photographer. Therefore, I did expatriate management for 20 years until the desire to create my dreams as a professional photographer and have better work/family life balance took over. 

So... here I am.  :)


I live in Lake Highlands with my family of six humans, one cat and our dog.  We love to travel, being in nature and hiking.  Flowers, mountain lakes and pets are just a few of my favorite things!


What is your idea or project? What can we create together? 


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How this works.....

If you have need for portraits, product, social media, marketing, headshots, events and/or your website, call me, let's talk!  We will discuss who, what, possible locations, looks, when, how, why and figure out what we can create.  We can also discuss what to wear and props. It's normally safe to stay away from bright colors and bold patterns.  Black, dark colors, natural colors and solids are usually your best bet on getting the most out of your pictures, but there are always exceptions.  



- April is amazing.  She is patient and creative.  I loved my family pics so much, I used her for my wedding.  I had too many good pics to choose from... a good problem to have.  I promise, you won't be disappointed!   -Jean M.

- I highly recommend April.  She did headshots for my two young daughters recently.  It only did the pictures turn out beautifully, but she also provided a great experience for them - making them comfortable and getting their opinion on the shots she was taking.  You can't go wrong with April!   -Leah S.  

- I was so impressed with April's creativity and ability to capture the spirit and excitement of the occasion! It didn't feel like there was a photographer even there!  She was able to capture special moments with friends and family that were authentic and magical! - Shelly L.

- April is an amazing photographer with a natural, keen eye for detail.  I have used her professional services on a number of occasions for my business.  The results have been amazing for my marketing content! I admire her creativity behind the lens and her artistic coordinations and communication with the client is her strong point! -Carla P.

- April did an outstanding job capturing our beautiful moments for our engagement and also for our reception.  She has a naturally artistic eye.  She was gracious and communicative with all our family and friends.  We will definitely use April again for any of our small or large parties.  We highly recommend her!!! - Sally J.

Contact Information

Phone:  972.965.8173

Dallas, Texas

More pictures on Instagram @aprilbarnesphotography

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