Runaway Series with Shauna by traci A delisser

Over Thanksgiving weekend, I did my 3rd installment of my Runaway Series at Lokal’s new Fishtown location. It not yet open however one unit is completed and boy is it gorgeous. They do have a knack for creating great inviting spaces.

Model: Shauna 

Life at 7 by traci A delisser


My daughter celebrates her 7th birthday tomorrow and I took the opportunity to “interview” her and see what life as a 7 year old is like plus share photos from her birthday shoot. She wasn’t as chatty as she normally is but it is interesting to see how her interests have changed over time.

What interests you now?

Make up, New York City & Cooking

What do you love about Philly?

The zoo especially the petting zoo.

What do you like about school?

Pretzel day

If you could be any animal, what animal would you be?

A cat.

What is your favorite place you have traveled?

Puerto Rico!

If you could give something to everyone, what would you give?


What do you hate to eat?

Peanuts!! I like peanut butter but I hate eating the nuts.

If you could grow up to be famous, what would you want to be famous for?

Dancing & singing.

If you could have any superpower, what would it be?

Flying so I don’t have to walk.

Soulful Lifestyle Portraits - Brandi by traci A delisser

As I mentioned in my Personal Branding The Soulful Way post earlier this month, I love photos that reflect my client’s lifestyle and values. A few months ago, I took some photos of my friend Brandi of Brandeye Home at her home and around her camper, Lucille Jean. Brandi loves all things home decor, flowers & plants and trips with her husband in their camper so I tried to capture a bit of who she is. A select few are below.

Soulful Headshots: Christina by traci A delisser

Courage starts with showing up and letting ourselves be seen.” - Brené Brown

Sitting for headshots or any type of portraits is an exercise in Courage. Courage in showing ourselves to the world especially in an authentic way. It is sharing a bit of ourselves.

Last month I went to New York and met with Christina, a storyteller who helps innovators translate their believes and passions into powerful brand stories. I was humbled that she trusted me to take her headshots and I was inspired by her presence and confidence in herself. Please check her out at The New Quo.

Here are few of the photos we captured during our short time together at the Brooklyn Museum of Art.