Melissa Arnold, Texas Red

"Melissa's work brings to photography what songwriters and performers can only hope their art brings to the ears and hearts of their fans. There's a vibe, an 'aliveness' to her live music photographs that literally steals the moment, places it captive in her hands and then allows later viewers to relive more than merely the look of that second in time. Her grasp of colors, contrast, angles and the very emotions that ripple across the faces and bodies of the performers she photographs, allows her to tell a story as powerful as any of her subjects. Further, her understanding of those same requirements to capturing great live shots helps her still photo work to be anything but still, brimming with life and a realness hard to translate through a lens. Simply put, she has a gift for both creating and recreating, that elevates her work to the top of my list."

Mark Allan Atwood


Style, flair, class, and attention to detail are all trademarks of Texas Red Photography. From simple stills to elaborate onsite locations together we can capture your moments in time accurately, and beautifuly to suit even the most particular eye. With U.S. Army command post artist experience, and training as assistant photographer to one of Plano's most prominent portrait photographers, I can weave artistry together with stunningly clear HD photography to produce pictures for you, each one a unique work of art. My goal is to capture your event, portrait, or ideas so they can be shown and relived with the same fondness and emotions the photos  produced the exact moment they happened, for many years to come.

Melissa Arnold, Texas Red

Whiskey and You by Sean Franks and Chapter 11 (Cover Chris Stapleton)

This was a video project for a band we supported at the time. A #1 hit in Texas and their success with Chris' song was heard all the way to Nashville. This video has been played and loved all over the world. Enjoy

Texas Red Productions and Photography