About Lisa

What if your photography experience was putting on your favorite pair of jeans and some cool prints and textures and going to hang out with an old friend?

What if your photography experience was like that favorite glass of wine at the end of the day, or sliding into bed with newly cleaned sheets, or curling up with a good movie on a rainy day? Comfortable.

What if your photography experience captured the unique essence of your family and didn’t try to frame you into a box? Pun intended.

What if your photography experience was unique and interesting but still something you could hang on your wall?

What if your photographer was a former teacher and could easily relate to your kids?

What if your photographer was newly married and understood the exciting insanity of planning and photographing a wedding?

What if your Phoenix photographer was Lisa d. Photography?

lisa d photography - lisa d flader - phoenix photographer - about lisa - portrait photographer - wedding photographer - www.lisadphotos.comEvery session and every wedding is as unique as the family, teen, or couple I have the opportunity to work with. I am Lisa d. Flader, a Phoenix photographer, who provides a service to my clients in the Phoenix and surrounding valley with a fresh but familiar frame-able style, compromising bold balance with candid connections. My style is bold, vibrant, and modern while still maintaining a timeless essence that won’t go out of style.

As your Phoenix photographer, I will make an endless effort to capture each individual story while bringing symmetry and modern, urban flare to the walls within your world.  Rooting from my love of people watching, I can’t get enough of photographing the dynamics and expression between families and siblings. However, I think what sets me a part from other photographers is my ability to make genuine connections with my clients, allowing them to feel completely comfortable in front of my camera.  As a former educator, I love photographing kids and seniors, it takes me back to my roots. In the last couple of years I have began photographing weddings,  and the raw emotion I am privileged to capture has me hooked as well! My approach combines posing with the natural interactions of couples, siblings, and families.  You can see some of my work on Senior Style Guide and Poptastic Bride.

“It’s just as important to click with people as it is to click the shutter.”
-Alfred Eisenstaedt

I hold an undergraduate degree in psychology and a graduate degree in education. After twelve years in education, I have left one passion for another, but the skill set is interchangeable. These experiences make me a better photographer because I am observant, compassionate, and great with children; in addition to my creative eye, skilled mechanics, and desire to never stop learning. My experience as a teacher also gives me an edge with high school seniors, because of my natural affinity to develop relationships quickly with teens and children.

I was married in March of 2014 to the love of my life, who is my biggest cheerleader. There is no greater gift than to give someone the ability to follow their dreams! We live in Central Phoenix with our beautiful daughter Harlow and our goldendoodle, Nash; traveling the country and the world, eating in all the great surrounding restaurants (when the weather is nice by bike), seeing live music, and just generally enjoying life!

My passion for photography started at a very young age. I have personal photo albums pretty much chronicling my entire life. I spent my second year of college learning the fundamentals of photography and working in a dark room. At a fork in the road, I veered in another direction; though the passion of capturing expression and love came sneaking back around and I formally began Lisa d. Photography in 2010 as a part-time venture.  I loved the creative energy and meeting new people ( I am a hugger!). I gratefully kept expanding and thanks to wonderful loyal clients, I was able to take on Lisa d. Photography full-time.

photo of lisa d's grandfather and wartime photographer - lisa d photography - phoenix photographer - www.lisadphotos.comNow a full-time business owner and Phoenix photographer, I am honored to capture life’s most important moments. I dedicate my business to my wartime front line photographer grandfather whose passion and talent inspired me and I wouldn’t have had the ability to start my business without him.

Lisa d.


Hear what Clients are Saying about Lisa d. – Phoenix Photographer

I have hired Lisa 4 times now in the last 2 years or so to capture extra special life events! She has been there to help my family remember two pregnancies; a 1 year old’s 1st Birthday and Family shots including 4 generations! She nailed it every time! She is personable, creative, and professional! You will not regret your choice to include her in life’s important moments!
- Stephanie

Lisa D Photography has captured our most favorite moments of our son since his newborn session with her. That was over 4 years ago and she is the only photographer that we would ever hire! She is very professional and fun to work with!
- Jill

Lisa was Fabulous! Super creative/beautiful ideas for photos and an all around pleasure to work with! We had a blast! She was extremely kind and supportive through the whole process...from Boudoir to Wedding Day!
- Cheryl

Also, check out my reviews on WeddingWire, Thumbtack, Google, and Yelp!

Read more about Lisa here.

Ready  to get your experience started and book your photography session? Contact Lisa d.