Missy Mayo – Dallas Family Photographer » Dallas Photographer Missy Mayo captures joyful and genuine family, child, and senior portraits throughout the DFW metroplex.

About My Style

Joyful        Genuine        Illuminated


Light.  The presence and absence of light is the foundation of photography.  I love to capture it – the rays of sun streaming behind my subject, illuminating and framing those irreplaceable moments that I get to witness – the excitement of a one year old’s early steps, the joy of a family hug, the thrill of leaving high school and stepping out into the “real world.”  I prefer the beauty of natural light.  I almost exclusively take client photos at sunrise and sunset as that is when the light is the prettiest.

You can expect that 90% of the images you take with me will be candid and in the moment.  I work much harder at capturing your families genuine smiles and laughter than I do at creating the perfect pose with perfect smiles. I vote FUN over stuffy, LAUGHTER over “say cheese” and  COLORFUL and IMPACTFUL over fad editing. Who is with me?

My goal as a photographer is to give my clients personal art.  The kind of image that is proudly displayed on their living room wall, because it’s a tangible reminder of a time in life that was joyful, chaotic, exhausting, fulfilling, wild, and a little messy – all of those emotions and realities that come with raising a family.