8526 Lakemont Dr.  •  Dallas, TX  •  75209  •  (214) 732-5452


The Artist

Photographer and Graphic Designer | Walter Afalla

 

The photographer and artist | Walter Afalla Alternate assistant | Denver Tracy

The photographer and artist | Walter Afalla
Alternate assistant | Denver Tracy

My years in the graphic design business, coupled with a never-ending zeal for photography provide a unique perspective on serving clients and creating images that tell stories, capture personalities, depict events and stir memories and emotions. 

My style of photography is all about the experience and to capture the most natural look of my client. I'm not a picture taker- I'm an artist. I create art in my photography and pay attention to detail.

I have worked with clients throughout Texas, Hawaii, Montana, and Washington State. My photographs have been published in corporate brochures, public involvement print materials, and have won several awards for beauty pageants 'best photogenic' awards. Originally from the Hawaiian Islands, I'm proud to have a degree in graphic design and photography (The Art Institute of Seattle) which has given me an edge of confidence in today's digital world. And now I'm putting myself out there to create my own business.

I am proud that most of my clients have come to me through word-of-mouth and return to use my photography services multiple times. I believe clients are a privilege, not a right. I treat every client with respect, dignity and professionalism and work to provide personal service and value to every client.

God bless.

- Walter Afalla | Professional Photographer | AfallaStudios


The Associates

AfallaStudios encourages their clients to use a professional makeup artist and/or hair stylist to enhance your images. Unfortunately, we no longer provide these services as part of our portrait packages but can refer you to these amazing and talented artist listed below. Click on their links/logos for more information.

Makeup Artist | Michael Greene

Michael Greene | Makeup Artist

Michael Greene | Makeup Artist

Michael Greene is considered the Makeup Artist Extraordinaire.  He is one of our original members to the network of high level professionals for our photo shoots. While growing up, he's acquired his makeup skills from his mother who owned a Merle Norman Cosmetics store and also a wig shop.

Honing his skills over time, David Zimmerman (wig and makeup director of the Dallas Opera), acknowledged Michael's talent and hired him to join his staff. Michael later landed a job working for MAC Cosmetics, was formally trained by MAC and excelled at his craft even more. He has taught makeup classes at Hill College and continues travel all over the nation doing makeup for brides as well as many female impersonators. He has been doing makeup for over 19 years and still loves what he creates.


Makeup Artist | LaDonna Stein

LaDonna Stein | Makeup Artist

LaDonna Stein | Makeup Artist

A new addition to our services is LaDonna Stein. LaDonna has been in the beauty industry since 1995, where she began her training at Diane Dick Modeling Agency in Amarillo, Tx, in which she eventually taught makeup classes and traveled to New York and Los Angeles. LaDonna went on to study art history and theatrical makeup at the University of North Texas in Denton ,TX.

In addition, she also worked at MAC Cosmetics for three years where she achieved advanced certifications as well as a spot on the exclusive Impact Team. Since leaving MAC, LaDonna has freelanced for a variety of clients including brides, body painting, fashion, fetish, and even some commercial and theatrical performances. She is currently a staff makeup artist at Dallas Pinup where she can to do one of her favorite things, explore looks from the past!

For more details you can view her work at http://ladonnastein.com/index.html


Hair Stylist | Richard Flores Hair Design

Richard Flores | Hair Stylist

Richard Flores | Hair Stylist

Richard Flores, lead hair designer of Richard Flores Hair Design, has been styling hair for over 23 years. His background training in the beauty industry includes Toni & Guy, Vidal Sassoon, and L'oreal. Richard attended the Aladdin beauty college in San Angelo where he's originally from. Known for his color treatments, he considers himself more of a hair designer than a hair dresser or hair stylist. He's extremely talented and is well known for his versatility as a hair stylist. If you're interested in adding his hair design/style package, please give him 1-2 weeks notice.