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When Should I Do Senior Pictures?
The best idea for senior portraits is to do them as EARLY as possible. Some seniors do them at the END of their junior year. The best idea is to do them BEFORE spring of their senior year! If you want your senior photos to be in the yearbook for your high school, this typically requires a summer or early fall session.
So.. my BEST recommendation on WHEN TO DO SENIOR PICTURES is the EARLY SUMMER or FALL. The weather is SUPER NICE.
Where Should I Take My Senior Pictures?
There are many options. Usually, schools will have a volume photographer like lifetouch or prestige who will photograph as many kids as possible in the shortest amount of time possible and SOME parents are happy with that level of quality. Then there are parents who want a higher level of skill, more personalized attention, and true photographic artistry. If you are reading this right now, you are that parent - you want more!
Even if you don't pick George Dean Photography, know you have a choice and hire a photographer who's work speaks to you and book them. You will never regret it!
How Much Does Senior Pictures Cost?
The cost of senior pictures vary widely... it all depends on the level of artistry a photographer is able to create and a parents desire level to own true artwork. There are plenty of cheap photographers on Craigslist or Facebook who will be more than happy to practice "taking senior pictures" for a few hundred bucks. And let me tell you, the cheapest option is the most expensive b/c you miss out on owning the best at the very moment you deserve the best!
OR, a parent can invest in an artist to create stunning senior pictures starting around the same price. Clients regularly invest $900 and up for a quality photographer. Some invest way more. Everyone has different budgets.
My BEST recommendation is to pick a photographer who's work SPEAKS to you and then stay within your budget. You will never regret owning true artwork of your senior. Invest in an artist.
Why Are Senior Pictures Important?
Having your senior pictures taken ARE important… because… you will look back and think, “Wow, I’ve come so far!”. One day, long into the future, with the look of one image from your senior pictures, you will be instantly transported back into time. Back to the same high school, with the same sounds, smells, and familiar feelings.
Your senior pictures is an American tradition… and they last forever!
Celebrate YOU through your senior pictures!
Celebrate the memories with a George Dean Portrait.
“You were able to capture his best qualities, and essential nature, in a photograph; that can only be accomplished by someone with truly amazing talent.
Everyone who has seen his senior pictures has told us Alex should be a model, but that is simply the magic you’re able to create”.
“The way you chose my clothes, the background and lighting for each photograph was amazing – your insight and talent are truly a gift! “
Letter from Alex’s Mom, Linda
From the moment I saw your work, I couldn’t imagine anyone else taking Alex’s senior pictures – something that important could only be trusted to the very best and that is what you are. Although I must admit I wasn’t sure what to expect when we arrived for his appointment, your professionalism and kindness immediately put us at ease. You made my son feel very special, and it shows in every one of the photographs you took.
I find it amazing that you were able to capture his best qualities, and essential nature, in a photograph; that can only be accomplished by someone with truly amazing talent. Everyone who has seen his pictures has told us Alex should be a model, but that is simply the magic you’re able to create.
Thank you so much for the memories of this wonderful moment in his life.
Flower Mound Texas
Letter from Alex
Speechless….. is what I was when I saw myself in your pictures;
Unbelievably impressed…… because you capture images in a way that I never thought was possible;
I couldn’t help but stare in amazement at the photographs you took;
I couldn’t help but smile because I was so happy with them.
The way you chose my clothes, the background and lighting for each photograph was amazing – your insight and talent are truly a gift!
The whole experience was fun and I found that the time I spent in your studio passed much too quickly.
Thank you so much for everything!
Flower Mound Texas
George’s Response: Your kind words and eloquent observations make me smile and touches my heart. I can’t wait to do it again one day with your family portraits. Thanks Linda! I just love doing senior photos for boys – guys deserve amazing senior photos too. We did indeed create an amazing shots! Thank you for driving from Flower Mound Texas 75022.
"George captured both the soft and edgy sides of me, and brought out the best of my personality. He captured the bold statement of a look without the smile. The feeling that day is something I will never forget.
It was a day that I did not want to end. I am so appreciative of the time George spent to make me feel so special."
Letter from Nicole
"George is truly a professional, creator and a friend.
Going into my photo session, I was timid, reluctant and had reservations about doing the shoot. Once George selected my first outfit and had me dress in a sweater backwards, I knew that this was going to be an experience of a lifetime.
George captured both the soft and edgy sides of me, and brought out the best of my personality.
He captured the bold statement of a look without the smile.
The feeling that day is something I will never forget.
It was a day that I did not want to end.
I am so appreciative of the time George spent to make me feel so special. "
Letter from Nicole's Mother
I just wanted to thank you for such an incredible experience. I had saved an ad of yours from 2012, and booked with you having absolutely no idea what to expect.
From beginning to end, you made us feel like we were your only client.
The presentation of the photos was breathtaking, the music carefully selected.
Your personalized note and beautiful brownies, and your door to door delivery of the photos was more than anyone could ask for.
It was the added touches that made us feel so much more than just your everyday client.
It is so obvious that your passion and your gift is displayed in each and every presentation.
You didn’t capture just her Senior year, you captured Nicole’s personality and her beauty.
Our family will cherish these pictures forever, and we will see you again on her Wedding Day…
I so hope everyone has the opportunity to experience what we have."
George's Response: What an honor to capture the spirit and soul of Nicole. A very unique young lady with a sense of fashion and style. I adored this session. Thank you for selecting me to create amazing photographic artwork for Nicole. HUGS! Thank you for driving up to denton from Flower Mound.By: Nicole Kimmey - Flower Mound Texas
"George, the way you use your lighting and the backgrounds you choose adds to the story each photograph tells without words."
George, First we would like to thank you for an amazing experience with Tanner's senior photo session! He isn't one to want his picture taken but you got him to relax and have fun with it.
He ended up being so proud of his photos that he shared them with all of his friends.
George, I discovered your photography years ago when a friend of ours told me about the slide show on your website. I can't tell you how many times I watched it. Every time I felt emotionally moved by the way you are able to capture the unguarded and innocent beauty of each individual you photograph.
The way you use your lighting and the backgrounds you choose adds to the story each photograph tells without words.
So we wanted you to tell some of Tanner's Stories. He has so many and you found a lot of them.
We waited almost 5 years to have a senior session with you!
We will cherish the experience and every single photograph forever! Thank you George!
Lynn Caples (mom of Tanner)
Guyer High School
George's Response: WOW.... Thanks so much Lynn. Photographing young men can be a challenge. It was a pleasure showing the real Tanner in his images. Can't wait to photograph the entire family soon!
"You are truly an artist at what you do, I couldn't help but scream when I saw sneak peeks of pics because I was soooooo excited!!! "
"Dear Mr. Dean I was so nervous of giving up control for my shoot but I couldn't be more happy that I did!
You exceeded everyone of my expectations and turned a rainy day into a day full of sunshine and happy memories!
You are truly an artist at what you do, I couldn't help but scream when I saw sneak peeks of pics because I was soooooo excited!!!
You have so many exhilarating ideas and made such works of art that me and my family will treasure that all my life!:)
I really enjoyed my shoot with you and will definitely be back for college shoots, family Christmas cards, ect.!
Thank you for all your honest opinions and passion you put into your work! Thank you again!!!:)"
Liberty Christian High School
Argyle, Texas 76226
George's Response: Thank you for noticing the 'pursuit of perfection'. As an artist it never feels complete but that is my goal. To gift you something amazing you will cherish.
Not Your Typical “Cheesy Yearbook Photos”
Just Say “No” to “Cheesy Yearbook Photos”
Senior Picture Ideas & Tips for Girls
The BEST senior picture idea is to follow George Dean’s basic philosophy of “EMPTY the Closet”. Senior Girls…… please bring it all if you want my best. Let me take the frustration of selecting outfits for senior pictures off your shoulders and let me do it! Senior photography deserves going all out!
So… bring everything. each piece of clothing you bring serves as my palette of options. Pretend I am an oil painter (which I am) and know that YOU are bringing me my colors! With a limited palette, we have limited options! With your expanded palette of clothing, amazing senior picture ideas can be created. Hook me up.
We don’t use any of those cheesy props either! This shoot is about you girl! Not a ridiculous prop that means nothing.
You will get a variety of poses with many unique backgrounds – one-of-a-kind backgrounds other photographers don’t have.
Tip: Raid your friends closet too!! It will make your senior pictures even better!
We will do pictures in my studio and outside.
Did you know, George Dean Photography, was voted one of the Top 100 Studios in the country? What an honor! Schedule your senior photo shoot experience soon!
You will be a high school grad, having your graduation party, and packing for college before you know it!
Senior Picture Outfits
The outfits you bring for your senior pictures can make or break a session. It is a great idea to leave nothing to chance. The best idea for senior pictures is to “empty the closet” and raid your friends closet for senior picture outfits! Bring it!
Every senior picture you see on my website, I picked out the clothing. I am good at it! Let me do it for you.
The more clothing options you bring, the more unique and fun poses we can do together.
So the best senior picture idea is to…. load up the car and bring it all! It is kind of a pain in the butt but you will be SO glad you did!
With the click of the mouse, you can learn how Schedule Your Senior Pictures Appointment online 24/7.
You can also watch, Behind the Scenes Video.
If you bring the variety outfits as I recommend in this video, I can designed a beautiful portrait session just for you! It is creativity in motion. We will design some amazing artful senior pictures for your family. You will leave feeling gorgeous, inspired, and radiant from the confidence of knowing you ARE amazing!
We will shoot in the studio location and outside as well. For a local photo shoot, we will create a nice variety of outfits and poses with a fashion forward style that will make you beam with happiness! I am a mixture of fun energy, business, and bubbly creativity.
Senior Portrait Ideas & Tips for Senior Guys
Ask a senior guy if they want to do senior picture! They will turn and run for the hills! Guys hate their picture taken UNTIL they see HOW COOL senior pictures for guys can be! Boys LOVE their senior pictures from me. For the first time, they FEEL & LOOK COOL! Senior photography CAN be cool IF done right! It is what I do!
So… bring everything. Each piece of clothing you bring serves as my palette of options. Pretend I am an oil painter (which I am) and know that YOU are bringing me my colors & brushes! With a limited palette, we have limited options! With your expanded palette of clothing choices, amazing senior picture ideas can be created. Hook me up.
Be sure to download my Senior Clothing Guide for Senior Guys.
You deserve the highest quality of senior portraits and poses with unique backgrounds as possible. You are only a senior once.
Senior Portrait Studio
My Senior Portrait Studio right off I-35 in Denton. Students from schools from towns such as Flower Mound, Frisco, & Southlake take the short 20 minute trip to my senior portrait studio daily. George Dean offers many innovative, timeless, products handcrafted by the top artisans in the county. Some of George’s products are gorgeous museum quality canvases, fine art albums, mounted gift prints, and more.
At my studio studio, we will create a beautiful variety of amazing senior shots!
George Dean Photography
4210 Interstate 35 Frontage Road
Denton, Texas 76207