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. Patrice was once an instructor at UTA in Arlington, Texas but found large classrooms not the right environment for her teaching style. The maximum number of students accepted at her private photoshop classes at Photos On The Vine are just 8!


Xavier and Patrice also operate their photography business 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 and so much more. Their professional knowledge and love for studio lighting in a controlled environment allows them to explore a more creative flair with each session.