Xavier DeLaPaz is the main instructor at Photos On The Vine. He has been in the photography business for over 20 years. He started out in photography retail in his early years, managing several camera stores in the DFW area and also teaching basic photography and professional studio setup and lighting.  In 2005, he then went on to develop and patent photographic lighting products. His company,  XP PhotoGear is nationally known and his products are sold across the United States.


Xavier’s wife Patrice teaches the Photo Editing Photoshop classes at Photos On The Vine.

He and his wife Patrice also operate their photography business XanZo Gallery, at Photos On The Vine. This quaint studio is located in the heart of the Handley Wedding District. Their portrait studio specializes in families, maternity, newborn, seniors, and bridals. Their professional knowledge and love for studio lighting in a controlled environment allows them to explore a more creative flair with each session.