owner & photographer
Betty Alvarez is a premier Southlake and Dallas-Fort Worth regional photographer, specializing in high school seniors and college grads, sports. She started Vintage Couture Photography to capture those special legacy moments, knowing that the fusion of sentiment and style brings to life the wonder and delight every human feels when we see beauty of expression.
"Hi, I’m Betty; it’s a pleasure to meet you! Photography chose me in a personal way that began with, what I thought then, was a small historical documenting of my great, great grandmother’s life, her last year that she spent in bed. I picked up a camera and started taking pictures. It didn’t take long before I began to notice real detail—her hands, her eyes, the light around her—the things that make one wonder about everything another person experienced or saw. So much beauty in those details! While the light around my grandmother faded and then expired, what didn’t is the last gift she gave me—a new calling. The camera hasn’t been out of my hands since!"
"Why specialize in High School Seniors? That’s easy! I cannot tell you how awed I am each time I meet these young people on the cusp of entering adulthood. The innocence, spirit, and depth of imagination they share is invigorating and inspiring—not to mention they love the camera! It is thrilling to provide the process as they merge into full glamor on the day of a shoot and watch them see and know their own beauty. My career is my passion. Driven to seek and learn from the best and, most importantly, never settle, my thirst for learning and staying abreast of photography techniques and the best equipment never ends.
It amazes me each day that I have the great fortune to do what I love—from the background management of running a business to interacting with each client who brings new joys and lessons into my life. And to pass on what my grandmother gave to me, mentoring regional photographers is my small way of passing forward that beauty of detail to realms beyond my own."
makeup artist & hair stylist
Emeli is a certified Makeup Artist and licensed Esthetician with over four years of experience. She spent the vast majority of her adolescence practicing and learning from YouTube makeup tutorials. Emeli attended Tint School of Makeup and Cosmetology where she received her makeup certification in 2016. It was there where she broadened her knowledge of makeup and absorbed the different styles, techniques, and trends. Emeli also attended Ogle School of Hair, Skin, & Nails and received her esthetics license in 2017. Her specialties are wedding and special occasion makeup and she’s experienced in various styles of makeup such as theatrical, special FX, fashion, photography, airbrush, color theory, etc.
Emeli brings to her work a professionalism that can only be found in those who genuinely love the work they create. Her clients come from all walks of life with one desire, to have their natural beauty enhanced and perfected, a task she has mastered. Emeli’s priority as a makeup artist is to make her clients feel confident and beautiful. Not only do her clients make her career worthwhile, the talented artists she’s met on this journey thus far, have inspired her immensely. The endless creativity and artistic freedom found in makeup artistry gives Emeli plenty of room to grow as she plans to continue honing her craft, adding to her client base and setting her sights on teaching makeup artistry in the future.
social media communications specialist
Alyssia is a current student at Texas Woman’s University, where she is studying nursing with a minor in communications. She is now assisting Vintage Couture Photography on all social media platforms.
"While in high school, I kept myself busy by taking a couple business, photography, and media classes. I wanted to focus on new things before going specifically in nursing, when i transitioned into college. I have been involved in the social media realm since 2013 and I hope to spread all the love that is Vintage Couture Photography."