Testimonials

“After photographing for over 30 years, I can honestly say that everyday is a blessing! I have the gift of
capturing special moments in my client’s lives and creating memorable pieces of art to be passed from
generation to generation. It’s much more than a job—it’s my passion and my privilege!”-Lisa McWhirter Traeger

Our Featured Testimonials

“I met Lisa 22 years ago at my wedding portrait sitting. She was the absolute voice of calm serenity on such a nerve-wracking and important day! she does work like the old masters. Lisa handles all the details. From the right dress, a Louis IV chair, backdrop that compliments the skin tone, right down to hand placement, it is all perfection!

All these years later she is still my friend and go-to gal for all my family’s portrait needs.

Every portrait captures that special twinkle! She just finished my oldest child’s high school graduation portrait, and like everything Lisa touches it is EXQUISITE!”

Mrs. Susan Averitt Duvall, Dallas, Texas

Charis Studio does amazing work! Professional and so easy to work with. Lisa does a wonderful job guiding her clients on picking out colors and clothing that are the most flattering. I trust her every step of the way!

Jan Eckenburger, Plano, Texas

For more than 20 years Lisa has created exceptional portraits for our family that I will cherish for a lifetime. The style and quality of her pictures are like no one else’s around! She has such a great eye for what she does! She is extremely smart and creative too! Her assistant is always very helpful and they make you feel at ease and are a pleasure to work with. I promise you will not be disappointed. I would recommend Lisa to everyone. Check out her work–it is beyond gorgeous!

Mrs. Larry Wright, Plano, Texas

Dr. and Mrs. Brandon Knutson, Dallas, Texas

Timeless Portraits

“Working with Charis Studio on my portrait collection has been a blessing to our family! We have enjoyed creating timeless portraits with our first child and are looking forward to our next series with our new baby. The work is perfection in every way!”

Dr. Rhonda Merchant, Dallas, Texas

Our Clients Are Like Family

“We love Charis! Lisa has taken our portraits since my daughter was a toddler. She has become a part of our family! Most recently, I asked her to create some special portraits of my child in a series of vintage clothing. They were amazing! Each time we go to Charis, I am reminded of their attention to detail and love for their clients!”

Mrs.Margot Salas, Ponte Verde, Florida

Works To Get Just The Right Look

“At Charis, it is more than a portrait experience. From inception to delivery, Lisa and Kim order my children’s clothes and work with us to get just the right look for each of my portraits. My children love to go and look forward to earning a lollipop after each photo session! Going to Charis is a treat and we fly there annually to have my Charis portraits created.”

Mrs. John Rutledge, Frisco, Texas

A Timeless Work of Art

“I have chosen Lisa McWhirter Traeger for over twenty years for both my professional and personal portraiture. Lisa’s eye for the perfect portrait and her attention to detail make her work impeccable and unparalleled by anyone else in Texas. There is no one else I would entrust to perfectly capture my children’s lives! Every portrait Lisa does is simply magnificent! A timeless work of Art!”

Dr. and Mrs. Brandon Knutson, Dallas, Texas

Timeless Portraits

“Working with Charis Studio on my portrait collection has been a blessing to our family! We have enjoyed creating timeless portraits with our first child and are looking forward to our next series with our new baby. The work is perfection in every way!”

Dr. Rhonda Merchant, Dallas, Texas

We Are Treated Like Family

“We love Charis! Lisa has taken our portraits since my daughter was a toddler. She has become a part of our family! Most recently, I asked her to create some special portraits of my child in a series of vintage clothing. They were amazing! Each time we go to Charis, I am reminded of their attention to detail and love for their clients!”

Mrs.Margot Salas, Ponte Verde, Florida

Works To Get Just The Right Look

“At Charis, it is more than a portrait experience. From inception to delivery, Lisa and Kim order my children’s clothes and work with us to get just the right look for each of my portraits. My children love to go and look forward to earning a lollipop after each photo session! Going to Charis is a treat and we fly there annually to have my Charis portraits created.”

Mrs. John Rutledge, Frisco, Texas

A Timeless Work of Art

“I have chosen Lisa McWhirter Traeger for over twenty years for both my professional and personal portraiture. Lisa’s eye for the perfect portrait and her attention to detail make her work impeccable and unparalleled by anyone else in Texas. There is no one else I would entrust to perfectly capture my children’s lives! Every portrait Lisa does is simply magnificent! A timeless work of Art!”

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