Sunday, December 6, 2009

Recent TCU Article :)


"In Fine Fashion:

by Darren White '07
from The TCU Magazine

Dixie Dixon '07 is probably shooting a photograph right now.
The 24-year-old Houston-raised, Dallas-based fashion photographer started her own business, Dixie Dixon Photography, in May 2006.

Her client list boasts a mix of high-profile names, including country music star Jack Ingram, and up-and-coming local businesses, like Darian Thomas Designs and Billy Jealousy.

She regularly travels to New York and Los Angeles for shoots, and in July,Dixon was a guest photographer on “Doheny Models,” a reality show slated to hit television in fall 2009.

"I've always had that 'fire in your belly syndrome' as [Neeley Entrepreneurship Center William M. Dickey Entrepreneur in Residence] David Minor calls it," Dixon says.

Her peers are taking notice as well. In 2007, Dixon won the Hy Sheanin Emerging Photographer of the Year from Wedding & Portrait Photographers International. Her work has also been published in Rangefinder, a professional photography magazine.

Dixon says the business lessons she learned, as well as the relationships she made, while earning a degree in entrepreneurial management at TCU aided her quick rise in the photography world. For Dixon, doing good business is crucial; she spends hours each week following up with clients, sending them mini-portfolios and thank-you notes, the latter a lesson she learned from Minor, who she says was one of her favorite professors at TCU.

"I'm an artist first, but the business side of photography is everything," Dixon says. "You can take beautiful photos, but you have to sell them to make a living in photography." — DW
For more:"

Saturday, December 5, 2009


In the spirit of the holidays, I really just want thank all of the wonderful amazing folks who have impacted my career thus far and for the inspiring individuals who continue to support me in my big dream. The truth is, you light up my life! When I hear about someone who has connected with my photographs or felt something because of them, its like Christmas over and over again... I know its a little corny, but hey, we could all use a little corny in our lives. I truly appreciate you more than you will ever know. The fact of the matter is.... I absolutely love making pictures and I love getting to know and work with such passionate beautiful people inside and out. Thank you!

Competition is out of style... do what you feel good about , find your mojo, sharpen your skills, and share it with others.... DREAM BIG.

Check out Help Portrait, a revolution started by Rockstar photog Jeremy Cowart:
If you want to change your life, just look through a different lens.

AU-DA-CIOUS [aw-dey-shuhs]

au⋅da⋅cious  [aw-dey-shuhs]
1.extremely bold or daring; recklessly brave; fearless: an audacious explorer.
2.extremely original; without restriction to prior ideas; highly inventive: an audacious vision of the city's bright future.
3.recklessly bold in defiance of convention, propriety, law, or the like; insolent; brazen.
4.lively; unrestrained; uninhibited: an audacious interpretation of her role.

New Clip from TV Show "Get Out"

If ya blink you'll miss me, haha!
Model: Sindy Perez
MUA: Sarah Martin Aguilar
Cinematographer: Bill Garcia
Stills: Me

Saturday, August 29, 2009

“The master in the art of living makes little distinction between his work
and his play, his labor and his leisure, his mind and his body, his
information and his recreation, his love and his religion. He hardly knows
which is which. He simply pursues his vision of excellence at whatever he
does, leaving others to decide whether he is working or playing. To him he's
always doing both.” James A. Michener

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Recently Featured on TV Shows: "Get Out" and "Doheny Models" (Tune into HD Network end of September)

This past month I had the amazing opportunity to be a feature photographer on two different TV shows- a travel show called "Get Out" and a new model show called "Doheny Models", thanks to Adrianne with Turquoise Video Productions. Thank you lady, you are amazing! July started out with a bang... I flew to LA to do model shoots and film Doheny Models, and then flew back to TX for only a day to fly out to Miami to do live beach shoots for "Get Out"... then back to TX and again off to Puerto Rico to wrap up the show. It was a complete whirlwind of jet setting and beach shooting.... talk about quick trips- I arrived in Puerto Rico at midnight and had to be up at 4:30am to be on the beach shooting models at 5:45am for that crazy good lighting! :) Couldn't have asked for a better month! I arrived home with a hard drive full of amazing models and a dark tan! Stay tuned- the shows begin airing near the end of Sept on HD Network! :)

wan·der·lust: n. A very strong or irresistible impulse to travel

Friday, July 3, 2009

Its 3am. I'm wide awake and my hearts still dreamin... feelin pretty good... this is the prime time in a photographers day.... no phone calls, no interruptions, no emails, no client requests, and no meetings. In fact, most of my evenings consist of retouching, red wine, and a good film.... since I'm usually shooting during the day. Its been so long since my head has been this clear. I keep chasing my dreams... sometimes its work.... sometimes its play... but all in all it is completely worth the long nights and long days. Sometimes in this lifestyle, I feel like there is so much I'm missing... like I never completely enjoy the moment when its staring me in the face. See, I would love to get to a point where everything is streamlined in my life.. to learn how to be completely in the moment every moment...

Sunday, June 28, 2009

A little Dose of Happy....

There is no cosmetic for beauty like happiness! ~Lady Blessington

People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they are not on your road doesn't mean they've gotten lost.... ~ H.Jackson Browne

Fashion Shoot for Armale Boutique

Photo shoot for Armale Boutique by H&Z from Hira Tareen on Vimeo.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

photographer by day... dreamer by night...

"The best thing about dreams is that fleeting moment, when you are between asleep and awake, when you don't know the difference between reality and fantasy, when for just that one moment you feel with your entire soul that the dream is reality, and it really happened.” This is where I'd like my photography to be.... so beautiful that its surreal yet completely believable.....

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Yeah Magenta...

"Life is like a box of crayons. Most people are the 8-color boxes, but what you’re really looking for are the 64-color boxes with the sharpeners on the back. I fancy myself to be a 64-color box, though I’ve got a few missing. It’s ok though, because I’ve got some more vibrant colors like periwinkle at my disposal. I have a bit of a problem though in that I can only meet the 8-color boxes. Does anyone else have that problem? I mean there are so many different colors of life, of feeling, of articulation.. so when I meet someone who’s an 8-color type.. I’m like, “hey girl, magenta!” and she’s like, “oh, you mean purple!” and she goes off on her purple thing, and I’m like, “no – I want magenta!”

- John Mayer

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

The New Studio

Hi ya,
Just wanted to share some fun news! We are now moving into a larger studio in Dallas next week! Woohoo! There will be a front desk, media room, 2 shooting areas, wardrobe, makeup, office spaces and a small bar. Will be having the opening soon and you are invited, will keep ya posted! Have a super day! ~dd

Tuesday, March 17, 2009


" Be daring, be different, be impractical, be anything that will assert integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the play-it-safers. the creatures of the commonplace. the slaves of the ordinary." ~Cecil Beaton

"What I lack in knowledge I make up for in enthusiasm..." ;) -dd

I would much rather be starving in a studio than comfortable in a cubicle. -dd

if you saw beauty in my eyes, remember that i was looking at you..." ~Jesh De Rox

There are many things in your life that will catch your eye
but only a few will catch your heart....pursue those...

Life is your soundtrack.... choose it wisely and play it beautifully -dd


Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Interview with Scott Sheppard on Rangefinder Radio


Thanks so much to Scott Sheppard and Rangefinder Publishing! I am so completely honored to have had this opportunity!!!!

Behind the Scenes: Images Coming Soon

Photo shoot for Armale Boutique by H&Z from Hira Tareen on Vimeo.

Photography by : Dixie Dixon/ Makeup and Styling: HZ Productions/ Hair: Desiree Burris/ Models: Veda Von Bergen and Madison Fox/ Shot at my studio in Deep Ellum

Friday, January 2, 2009

I was featured in Rangefinder Magazine!! :)