Hi There, I'm Lisa!
My name is Lisa and I am a wife and mother of three. I currently work full-time as a Principal Statistical Programmer/Learning Specialist. I have a BS in Computer Information Systems from Our Lady of the Lake University, a MS in Computer Information Systems from the University of Phoenix, a MS in Data Science from SMU, and a Ph.D. in Education with a concentration in Organizational Leadership and an Adult Education Certification from the University of the Incarnate Word.
Photography is a part-time activity that I partake, but I don’t consider it a job; it is a passionate hobby. I have been dabbling in photography since about 2000 and have attended many classes, workshops, and seminars to help improve my skills. I have enlisted the help of family and friends, and friends of family and friends over the years to practice what I’ve learned. In the summer of 2014, after much prayer and the unyielding support of my husband, Sam, I initiated Lisa Mendez Photography, LLC.
In March of 2016 we moved to New Braunfels and I am in love with the areas around town to take photographs. In July of 2023, I began renting studio space in Bracken Village in order to offer studio photos, such as professional headshots.
Capturing the love between family members is my ultimate goal when I photograph families. Landscape and model photography invoke emotion, but when photographing families I try to capture emotion. Families that like to have fun, laugh, joke, and run around usually appreciate my style because I prefer to take pictures when families are interacting instead of sitting them down in a pose. Of course, who doesn’t want the ultimate family picture to hang over the fireplace? But my family portrait style will yield many different types of pictures from candid, to story-telling, to the traditional family depiction.
Having a professional headshot is of paramount importance in today's visually driven world. It serves as your virtual introduction to potential employers, clients, collaborators, and even social connections. A well-crafted headshot presents you in the best possible light, conveying not only your physical appearance but also your professionalism, approachability, and confidence. This single image can encapsulate your personal brand and make a lasting first impression, capturing attention and conveying a sense of credibility. Whether it's for your LinkedIn profile, a company website, a portfolio, or any other online platform, a professional headshot can help establish trust and create a sense of authenticity, giving others an insight into your personality before they even meet you in person. In a world where digital interactions often precede face-to-face meetings, investing in a high-quality professional headshot is a small step that can yield significant benefits in various facets of your personal and professional life.
Weddings & Events
I didn't start out as a wedding and event photographer, but I have photographed some wonderful weddings, Quinceaneras, birthday and retirement parties, First Holy Communion, and baptisms over the years. I have traveled to Spring Branch, Galveston, Longview, and Las Vegas. Contact me for pricing packages. I will work with you to ensure you get the photo package you need within your budget.
Seniors & Grads
I love capturing images that convey a celebration of a person’s milestone in life. We should celebrate every day, but when a milestone is achieved we want to capture those moments through pictures. What better way than to take pictures of high school seniors in their favorite outfits, at their school, or with items from their favorite sport or musical instrument. Creating photographs with graduation regalia is also a wonderful way to announce one’s achievements, such as graduating from high school or college.
Request The Senior Experience brochure for more detailed information about my senior sessions.