“In those pictures we saw every feeling and experience of Wesley’s life – every laugh, every tear, every disappointment, and every triumph. Everything that has made him who he is and who he will be.
You made him feel confident. You talked with him man to man and artist to artist. You saw in him all of the qualities that make us so proud of him. And your creativity is amazing! I’m blown away how you can make a kid with a French horn look so debonair and sophisticated. “
I stopped looking at photographers for my son’s senior pictures once I found your website. Yes, all of the pictures are wonderful, but it was the incredible images of the young men that sold me. From the moment children are born, girls’ pictures tend to steal the show. Most photographers seem to struggle with taking pictures of boys that aren’t boring, corny, or unimaginative. The images I found on your website were creative, dynamic, and masculine.
The photo session was so much fun for our family. I can’t thank you enough for the way you treated us and Wesley. You made him feel confident. You talked with him man to man and artist to artist. You saw in him all of the qualities that make us so proud of him. And your creativity is amazing! I’m blown away how you can make a kid with a French horn look so debonair and sophisticated.
Also, from a business standpoint, we are extremely pleased with your professionalism. Our books, prints, and canvases arrived timely and safely to our doorstep. They were well packaged and protected from weather. You delivered on all of your promises, and the products are the highest quality.
My breath was taken away during Wesley’s slide show at your studio. We’re still not over it. It was a visual procession of our son’s mind, soul, body, and spirit. At some point after Wesley’s slide show, when we were picking out our prints, my husband stopped talking. He clammed up and wouldn’t offer an opinion. I was so concerned that he was unhappy with the pictures or that he didn’t think it was worth it to spend the money (my husband didn’t even understand the concept of “senior pictures” before we arrived at your studio). He told me on the way home, though, that he was so full of emotion, he couldn’t speak. In those pictures he saw every feeling and experience of Wesley’s life – every laugh, every tear, every disappointment, and every triumph. Everything that has made him who he is and who he will be.
Most young people look in the mirror and focus on their flaws. Sadly, they often don’t want their picture taken, or they take hundreds of selfies desperately trying to control how others see them. You, George, have a gift, and your portraits show that everyone is beautiful. Honestly, everyone. Parents already know this, but you show it to the world. You show that there are no flaws, nothing that needs to be hidden – just truly beautiful uniqueness. I know from looking at some of Wesley’s shots on your camera during his session that this is not a trick of photo editing. It is art and vocation. You have brought forth in print what parents see in their children, indeed how the One who made them must see them.
Thank you, thank you for blessing us and capturing our son at this point in his life, as a young man whose story is about to be written.
George’s Response: I am blown away by the depth of your words. It gave me chills all over my body. This is my goal and passion for every session. It means the world to me you put this into a letter to me. Thank you. I am humbled.
“George went above and beyond from trying to get the perfect lighting and shadowing to making sure that there was not a single strand of hair sticking to my glossy lips.
George makes you feel like you are in the comfort of your own home just messing around with a snazzy camera but has you walking out feeling like a super model.”
“I would like to try to put my senior session photo shoot experience with George into words. As I was looking for a photographer, I found myself drawn to George after viewing his website. The videos that he has posted made me feel as if he knew what he was talking about and the artwork was very impressive.
When I was getting my whole wardrobe together I prayed that all of that stressful packing would soon pay off… My prayer was answered and even better than I had hoped for. I am head over heels for my pictures! I am astonished by George’s skills, love, and knowledge for photography. He went above and beyond from trying to get the perfect lighting and shadowing to making sure that there was not a single strand of hair sticking to my glossy lips.
It became obvious to me that George takes pride in his work and strives for that perfect image. He is so talented and full of energy. My every desire that I had in mind for that day was certainly fulfilled. George makes you feel like you are in the comfort of your own home just messing around with a snazzy camera but has you walking out feeling like a super model.
With all the laughter and the snapping of a camera, I would have to say that taking my senior pictures with George was by far the best way to end my senior year. A great experience and stunning results!
Mesquite High School
George’s Response: Awww Paige, you rocked. It was fun. Fun helps create beautiful portraits. Let’s do it again one day!
“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”.
“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!
“George is more than just a talented photographer, he is an artist!
He has amazing people skills that make you feel like you’re having a photo session with your best friend”
I am a senior at Plano Senior High School in Plano Texas.
My senior picture experience was so unexpected! Being shy and quiet I didn’t think my session would be as wonderful and exciting as it turned out to be.
George instantly put me at ease and made me excited to get started!
He met me at my car ready to go and helping me bring everything inside.
I felt swept away by his amazing attitude and excitement.
I was charged from the moment we started my photo shoot.
I felt like I didn’t even need to see the pictures to know they were going to be amazing!
Originally I thought I had brought way too much clothes but was instantly reassured that I probably didn’t bring enough!
George has a true gift for picking outfits that shows who I really am while still accentuating my best features!
You can tell from the way he changes the lighting, adjusting poses and fixes your hands that he strives to get the perfect picture, the way that you would love and exactly the way he’s envisioning it.
He is more than just a talented photographer, he is an artist! He has amazing people skills that make you feel like you’re having a photo session with your best friend you’re excited to take the pictures and you’re happy and laughing the whole time it’s truly an amazing experience.
George, I can’t wait to have you photograph my wedding one day!
Plano Senior High School
George’s Response: Tia, I just love you! Thanks. The session was crazy fun. And YES, I do strive for perfection – it is a gift and a curse! lol Yes, you BETTER book me for your wedding (in 10 years!) or I am going to show up anyway!
“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!
“My anxiety and expectations were soothed by George’s fun loving attitude and professional knowledge. I am so thankful that I got to have George’s technique and artistic vision to create something that is undeniably me. “
Walking into my senior photo session I was surprised to see my photographer wearing camo. I soon realized that this was all apart of George’s phenomenal dedication to creating the best photos for me. George captured breath-taking images while rolling around outside, finding angles and lighting that captured my face and demeanor.
As a professed art snob I had high expectations for my senior photos. Well, I was shocked to see how stunning the photos George Dean had created with his iconic touch!
My anxiety and expectations were soothed by George’s fun loving attitude and professional knowledge.
Sometimes senior photos can seem stereotypical and uncomfortable, however, George Dean has broken the mold and created images that reflect myself and are utterly un-replicable.
I am so thankful that I got to have George’s technique and artistic vision to create something that is undeniably me.
Thank you so much for making my senior year beautiful!
Liberty High School
George’s Response: Madison, girl we had a blast. The artistic interpretation of your unique style just flowed. What a blast. We SO have to shoot again. Thanks for being awesome. I wish you best success in life.
“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. ”
Flower Mound High School
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.”
Flower Mound, Texas
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! By: Nicole Kimmey - Flower Mound Texas
“George is a master at color, lighting, and utilizing shadows to cast the most brilliant effect in every photograph. His artistic approach to photography is unique and the result is priceless. “
I recently had Austin’s senior portraits taken with George and I was so happy with the entire experience.
We pulled up to his studio on a Saturday morning and George was there to greet us and help unload the car. He was courteous, friendly and very professional and Austin felt completely comfortable with him right away.
George chose a variety of outfits from classic to edgy that complimented his vision for each group of photos.
After the session was over, Austin had only positive, rave reviews to share regarding his experience.
The following week, my husband, Austin and I met George at his studio to view the proofs. We settled in on the couch, the lights dimmed, and…we…were…blown…away!
George not only took amazing photographs of Austin but he captured the true essence of our son’s personality too.
George is a master at color, lighting, and utilizing shadows to cast the most brilliant effect in every photograph.
His artistic approach to photography is unique and the result is priceless.
My husband and I are thrilled to have such beautiful portraits to display in our home and we would highly recommend George to anyone looking for a superior photographer.
Amy Seago, mom – Lantana, TX
Austin Seago, senior – I School STEM Academy
George’s Response: WOW…. Thanks so much Amy. Your background as a designer shines brightly in this amazing email you sent me. I am blown away by your amazing words!
“Even after looking through your website, I was still convinced that I would never take a picture that looked as good as those and I would never be as pretty as all the other girls you’ve photographed.
All of my pictures turned out so much more beautiful than I could have ever imagined. You are such an artist and I couldn’t be more pleased with the quality of your work.
I want to thank you so much for proving me wrong by making me feel so beautiful.”
“I had such an amazing experience with you!
All of my pictures turned out so much more beautiful than I could have ever imagined.
You are such an artist and I couldn’t be more pleased with the quality of your work.
I have to admit I was feeling a little discouraged going into the session because of a previous photo shoot I did with another studio. After looking at the pictures that studio took of me, I was very convinced that I was the reason not a single one of them turned out good. I was literally in tears because I thought every picture taken of me would turn out like those did. They were poor quality and the shadows on my face made me look very unattractive.
Even after looking through your website I was still convinced that I would never take a picture that looked as good as those and I would never be as pretty as all the other girls you’ve photographed.
I want to thank you so much for proving me wrong by making me feel so beautiful and helping me realize that I wasn’t the problem.
You have made such a positive influence on me and helped me feel better about myself. I wouldn’t have wanted anyone else to help capture my senior year. I had so much fun during my session with you and I will definitely be coming back for more!
(Honestly, I would be scared to get pictures done by anyone else)
Thank you so much again, YOU ARE AMAZING
Marcus High School in Flower Mound Texas”
George’s Response: You just put tears in my eyes. As an artist, it is my passion to reveal the hidden the beauty I see in my clients. Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to show you Morgan. HUGS!
“Not only is George Dean a great photographer, but he is a visionary. Once he feels the instinct for a shot he is able to create artwork.
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 Erik
I originally dreaded the idea of going to take senior pictures, but when when I sat down with my mom and searched for a photographer we came to a halt on George Dean’s website. He presents an enticing spin on traditionally photography because his pieces reflect true artist and eye. Upon arrival we received his help at the door and his professional direction for the shoot, which put my worries to ease.
It was so easy to be comfortable in his studio as he captured so many different shots reflecting my actual personality and soul. Like he said “My shots are something you won’t get anywhere else.” With his lighting ability, the pictures taken in George’s studio can not be replicated.
Looking at the pictures my mom and I realized these pictures are a once in a lifetime opportunity, and having the ability to capture the moment is truly priceless. I remember a week later my mom and I viewed the slide show of the pictures taken. I looked over only to see my mom tearing up. I truly feel like i have been gifted with an heirloom that I can hand down to my family and future generation when I get older. The pictures George produced have a wow factor to them that leave the loved ones around me speechless!
Not only is George Dean a great photographer, but he is a visionary. Once he feels the instinct for a shot he is able to create artwork.
I hope others are able to take advantage of this opportunity as we luckily did, and i hope to work with him again in the future!
George’s Response: Erik, you are a class act. A true gentleman. It was so much fun working with you to create the images your family deserves. By: Erik Wingfield - Fort Worth Texas
“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
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.
“I appreciate your willingness to embrace individuality. For some of the Seniors, I ‘m sure it’s a much needed break in all the stress surrounding them at this time in their lives. Spending a couple of hours with someone who is asking about their likes/dislikes, complimenting them and basically reminding them there is no “wrong way” to just be themselves has to be refreshing!”
“The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things,
but their inward significance.” Aristotle
Please know that the delay in my sending you a note, expressing my appreciation for your amazing work, is due to my inability to come up with words that accurately express my heart. I realized the reason the words could not be found was because Aristotle had already used them!
Your gift is undeniable! Your knowledge of lighting is impeccable.
You and I both know, lighting can be the difference in a good photograph and a great photograph! I love your heart for what you do. You really do take an interest in every person you photograph. It blesses me that you remember little things about each photograph AND the person in it! At the time, you had no idea that I actually knew the majority of the people I asked you about. Your genuine interest and admiration was apparent .
I appreciate your willingness to embrace individuality. For some of the Seniors, I ‘m sure it’s a much needed break in all the stress surrounding them at this time in their lives. Spending a couple of hours with someone who is asking about their likes/dislikes, complimenting them and basically reminding them there is no “wrong way” to just be themselves has to be refreshing!
My only concern with his Senior photo session was Jacobs ability to disengage in a situation,when/if he loses interest. (Pretending to be “present” in a situation is not one of the gifts that God has given to Jacob) You will never fully understand how happy it made me to see the photographs. You were able to capture the core of who Jacob truly is. Who he is at this moment, who he has always been and who he is destined to be!
So many people have said the photographs are true works of art. My husband and I agree. The saying “you get what you pay for” is surely accurate when referring to professional photography. Sometimes you pay for much better than you actually get in the end! The quality of experience you provide along with the quality of product is worth the cost. In a society where no one actually prints photographs anymore, having not just a photograph, but a work of art hanging in your home is priceless! I always tell my kids that if there is ever an emergency in our home, grab the photographs because everything else is replaceable!
Thank you for using the gift God has given you to bless me.
George’s Response: Tracey, as a former Ms Texas, you indeed appreciate beautiful ‘lighting’. Thank you for loving my photographic artwork so much. It means the world to me – truly. I know will do it again and can’t wait.
“George brought out a side in me through photography that I didn’t even know I had. George Dean is an absolutely incredible photographer and artist…”
“Before I walked into George Dean’s office I was uncomfortable at the thought of me being in a photo shoot, I couldn’t even imagine my pictures turning out how they did. But as soon as I finally walked in, I felt welcomed.
I was a little timid when I 1st started being photographed, but George made me feel comfortable and more and more confident as we took the photos. He brought out a side in me through photography that I didn’t even know I had.
George Dean is an absolutely incredible photographer and artist, he truly captures the essence of your personality and plays it in perfectly to reflect through your photos. I would recommend George Dean to anyone that wants more than just your regular Senior Pictures.
Thank you again for your work !! ”
Frisco High School
George’s Response: Megan you truly experienced a transformation in my studio. I wanted to pay honor to your edgy side but also reveal the beauty that is inside you and bring it outwards. I am very proud of you for opening your heart to the session and letting your beauty shine brightly.
“…not just a photographer but a true artist.”
“George took his time for each shot making sure the lighting and shadows were giving him the look he was striving for. He knew exactly how to achieve his goal and take photos that are magazine quality.
He thinks outside of the box to get the best shot. It takes skills and patience to produce art in photography. He had the most patience of any photographer I have seen in this industry so far. He didn’t rush around to just to get it done. George took his time and made sure everything was perfect down to every detail.”
“I am a senior at iSchool High of Hickory Creek and have taken their media arts classes for
the past four years.
George Dean is a brilliant photographer who exhibits the utmost professionalism in the art of photography.
I knew immediately after viewing his gallery of photos that he was not just any photographer but a true artist.
I had the pleasure to have my Senior pictures taken by him. The first moment I pulled up to his building, I was welcomed by him with a cart. He helped me bring in my clothes and set me up in a changing room. He got started straight away into picking out what I was going to wear for the my photo shoot after examining my hair, skin, and eye color.
He took his time for each shot making sure the lighting and shadows were giving him the look he was striving for. He knew exactly how to achieve his goal and take photos that were magazine quality. He thinks outside of the box to get the best shot. It takes skills and patience to produce art in photography. He had the most patience of any photographer I have seen in this industry so far. He didn’t rush around to just to get it done. George took his time and made sure everything was perfect down to every detail.
I am very grateful to have had my last year captured in my photos taken by George Dean. I have the most
respect for you, Mr. Dean. Your quality and spot on photography is second to none!”
iSchool of Hickory Creek
George’s Response: Tyler, thank you so much for your kind words. As a film student, you truly understand what is required to create art in photography. You noticed even the smallest things I was doing with my lighting and composition that most people only enjoy, but you truly understood. Thank you for recognizing it and honoring me with your kind words!
“That was a session of a lifetime. You truly are brilliant with a camera and the work you do is phenomenal. “
I just want to thank you again for exceeding any and all expectations with Alex’s senior pictures!
I don’t know of any other photographer that visits a home and personally goes through every item of clothing, shoes and accessories for a photo shoot. Add to that over four hours of shooting at a spectacular location, tons of patience and unimaginable amounts of creativity…and you produce pieces of art!
That was a session of a lifetime and we are so grateful you chose her for the last senior to ever be photographed there.
Five years ago you photographed Trey, then Branden and now Alex, and you continue to impress us all.
You truly are brilliant with a camera and the work you do is phenomenal.
Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Mom of Alex LaMastres
Guyer High School
Lake Dallas Texas”
George’s Response: We were truly lucky to photograph at the Flour Mill in McKinney Texas. This was the last official photo shoot before the extensive renovation. What an honor. Your images are truly unique from a setting no longer available. What a honor to photography ALL THREE of your seniors. What a gift. Thank you for being so amazing.
“I sure wish I had made the choice to use George for my son! This time, I made the decision to go with my instinct this time and selected George Dean. My daughter and I couldn’t have been happier with our choice. Her pictures are stunning!
“Three years ago I was searching for a photographer to do my son’s senior pictures. While searching, I came across George Dean’s web site. Although I always found myself going back to George Dean’s web site because I was drawn to his work, I went with a photographer recommended by friends instead. I sure wish I had made the choice to use George for my son!
It is now time for my daughter to graduate and the search began. Although friends and family have highly recommended other photographers, I made the decision to go with my instinct this time and selected George Dean. My daughter and I couldn’t have been happier with our choice. Her pictures are stunning!
I am so happy that I have already booked George to take my sons and daughters pictures together while he is home on leave before his deployment to Afghanistan.
George made what could have been a potentially stressful event for my daughter into a very comfortable and enjoyable experience.
Argyle High School
George’s Response: Thank you so much for your kind words. The only pictures people regret, are those not taken. I am so thrilled to photograph of your family now. By: Zoie Rogers - Argyle Texas
“When I first met him, he was just excited as I was, which made me even more excited! When we were unloading my car, and he couldn’t have been more right when he said bring everything in your closet. He perfectly picked out everything for me. It was easy for me and looked great.”
“The way you chose my clothes, the background and lighting for each photograph was amazing – your insight and talent are truly a gift! “
“I am a senior at Byron Nelson high school and my senior picture session was more than I could ask for!
George captured every element of me, through his pictures.
When I first met him, he was just excited as I was, which made me even more excited! When we were unloading my car, and he couldn’t have been more right when he said bring everything in your closet. He perfectly picked out everything for me. It was easy for me and looked great.
While we were taking pictures, I was truly amazing how his lighting changed a picture so much. I feel as if George definitely has a gift and knows what he’s doing!
I advise all my friends and anyone who asks me to get their pictures done by George, we had such a great time choosing between pictures because all of them looked so good.
I will forever hold on to my senior pictures and hopefully one day he will capture my wedding and kids too! Thank you George for doing such an incredible job!
Trophy Club, Texas
George’s Response: Awwww, Alyssa. Thanks! I am so glad you loved my excitement an the outfits I picked for you! Let’s do it again.
At the conclusion of the photo shoot, unprompted by me, my son stopped George and said “I have to tell you that I have done a lot of photo shoots, my Mom loves pictures, and this is the BEST experience I have ever had having my pictures taken.
So many photographers try to make me do poses and faces that guys don’t do. I can honestly say I enjoyed having my pictures taken by you.
You really let me be myself, and I just want to “Thank You” for taking my pictures. I am actually really excited to see them.”
When I scheduled Adaryan’s Senior pictures I got the usual negative reaction. As a Mom of boys, it is one I have come to expect; moans of despair and excuses of any and every kind as to why he did not need pictures. I sent every link that George provided for guidance to my son. The week before the shoot we picked out clothes, and they day of the shoot we packed the car, and I took him to eat. As George knows and cautioned, there is nothing more unbearable than a hungry teenager, especially a teenage boy.
George met us in the parking lot with a smile, and helped us unload. Adaryan wasn’t happy to be there, but George immediately started interacting with him; asking him questions, getting a sense of who he was and what his Senior pictures should represent. George was great with Adaryan throughout the shoot, working with him on outfits that Adaryan would normally wear, allowing him to really represent who he was.
I sat quietly in the waiting area hoping this would be as painless as possible.
At the conclusion of the photo shoot, unprompted by me, my son stopped George and said “I have to tell you that I have done a lot of photo shoots, my Mom loves pictures, and this is the BEST experience I have ever had having my pictures taken. So many photographers try to make me do poses and faces that guys don’t do. I can honestly say I enjoyed having my pictures taken by you. You really let me be myself, and I just want to “Thank You” for taking my pictures. I am actually really excited to see them.” You could have picked me off the floor with a feather. Never, in 18 years, has my son paid a compliment to a photographer much less such a honest and kind one.
The day we were supposed to drive the 40 miles to preview the pictures an ice storm hit and we had to reschedule. Adaryan asked me to try to reschedule soon because he was looking forward to seeing the pictures. I was so happy that he was as excited as I was. George got us in the next night and without a moment of hesitation, and no moans of despair Adaryan and I drove to see the pictures. What a treat we had in store. The pictures were amazing.
There was not a single picture that Adaryan didn’t like. As we previewed the pictures I cried…more than once.
I saw my baby boy in the eyes that stared back at me, but the face was that of a beautiful man. My heart dropped, I had no words…only tears.
George exceeded my wildest expectations.
George not only captured great traditional pictures, but he captured my baby boy. His eyes. His love. His story.
The little boy I have cherished since they placed him on my chest when he was first born. George captured beyond what the world sees, his images spoke to my heart as his mother.
If you want pictures that will capture the moment and take you back in time, a mix of traditional and timeless pieces your search is over. George Dean is nothing short of amazing!
Mom of Adaryan Jones
Southlake Carroll High School
George’s Response: Wow. Wow Wow. What can I man say with such beautiful words. Thank you kindly. What an amazing family you have Miranda. I am blessed to have such amazing clients. Truly. Thank You. I know we will be photographing again very soon. BTW, you have raised an amazing young man. Well mannered, intelligent, & insightful.
“George first allow me to state: you truly are an artisan!! You were able to pull back all the layers of Celeste’s personality and bring to life her real beauty. Your images revealed her meek heart, her quiet spirit, her happy disposition, and her wonderful physical attributes. You chronicled HER in those wonderful images.”
“George first allow me to state: you truly are an artisan!!
I, as many other Mother’s have the unique and wonderful opportunity to see all the facets of our children and their personalities, and often times we would love for the world to see those things as well.
I had high expectations of the shoot, and I was a bit nervous; however, I was put at total ease during the entire process due to the wonderful and easy-going style of George. More importantly was the mood with which my daughter approached the shoot. There has to be a Sympatico that occurs between George and his clients. How else can I explain the results?! I was able to feel comfortable because she was so comfortable, and I believe we both enjoyed the experience.
Most importantly was the fact that you were able to pull back all the layers of Celeste’s personality and bring to life her real beauty. Your images revealed her meek heart, her quiet spirit, her happy disposition, and her wonderful physical attributes. You chronicled HER in those wonderful images.
It is rare that someone else can manage to capture with an image the most dynamic parts of our children. She was over the moon at the way you portrayed her style. She finished the shoot with a wonderful energy, and both she and I were excited to see the results I think it was at this time in her life where she is entering into adulthood and leaving childhood, that you were able to pull out who she was at this moment.
No mother can deny the joy that comes from a child who sees themselves through the eyes of another and realizes that you have revealed THEM: all of THEM!!
Yeah George Dean!!! You are and will always be the first choice for photography for me, my family, and any friend I can tell!!”
George’s Response: The pure poetry of your words brings tears to my eye and illuminates my soul. Thank you for entrusting such a significant moment in Celeste’s life. Can’t wait to do it again!
“To top off the uniqueness of George’s work, he advised his clients to “bring your entire closet” to their shoot; a girl’s dream come true…”
“Perfect timing, good luck and just a bit of procrastination led my daughter and I to George Dean.
There are plenty of good photographers out there,but we wanted a great photographer. We logged onto his website to view his work. That was it, we had found our guy! It didn’t matter that we had to drive 40 minutes to get to him.
To top off the uniqueness of George’s work, he advised his clients to “bring your entire closet” to their shoot; a girl’s dream come true.
Coincidence also played a roll in our experience. As it turns out, the stylist we used for hair and makeup also used George as her wedding photographer. She couldn’t say enough good things about George which made us even more pleased with our choice.
My daughter’s photographs are stunning and that’s an understatement!
The portraits and canvases we chose, along with the DVD of her pictures beautifully set to music were elegantly packaged and so fun to open.
Everything about our experience was fantastic.
Thank you, George
George’s Response: I absolutely adored Paige and her stunning beauty was an absolute joy to capture. I strive to capture the uniqueness of each senior for their senior pictures. Thank you for allowing me to do so for you and your family. By: Suzanne Greco - Colleyville Texas
She felt beautiful, like a model. She also felt like she had made a new best friend. I would wish the whole process from beginning to end on any teenager.”
“Words cannot express our delight in choosing George to be our daughter, Alex’s, Senior photographer. I wanted her to have a “unique” experience. I also wanted pictures that fit her dramatic, beautiful personality.
I found George on line. I knew instantly that his work would fit with our end result goals. His use of light was amazing and beautiful!! I was a bit taken aback at the thought of having SOME MAN choose what Alex would wear, but I am here to tell you… GO WITH IT!! I realized the clothes didn’t really matter because George isn’t shooting clothes, he is shooting the person within.
The day of the shoot… all I can say is WOW!!! I could hear him directing Alex from the front room and all I could think was..”If that was me back there and he were speaking to me like that, I’d feel beautiful!!” When the shoot was over and Alex came out…she was giddy!! She felt beautiful, like a model. She also felt like she had made a new best friend. I would wish the whole process from beginning to end on any teenager.
The end result speaks for itself. I would make the same choice again…as a matter of fact, when my son is a Senior, I will make the same choice again!!”
Carnegie Mellon School of Drama
Ft Worth Texas
George’s Response: What a pure joy to photography Alex at the peak of her youth. It means so much to me that clients love the art work I create in my studio. I can’t wait to photographer her again one day. You rock Alex!
“I had the time of my life living out my top-model fantasies, and felt like I was shooting for a billboard in Times Square the whole time.”
My experience with George Dean was one i wont forget. I had the time of my life living out my top-model fantasies, and felt like i was shooting for a billboard in Times Square the whole time.
Perhaps my favorite thing about George Dean what that he was as much of a perfectionist as I am. When he set his mind on a shot, he would do everything to make it the best…and i think it’s fair to add that he succeeded in doing so.
My shots turned out stunning and each one was it’s own individual piece of art.
I had a wonderful and memorable time with George Dean, and I am confident in saying that his photos are some of my favorite out there.
Plano West High School
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.
” You are an artisan working in light, evoking powerful emotional responses from each image.”
We are writing you today to thank you so much for our spectacular photo shoot.
The instructions on your website were invaluable, especially regarding which clothes to bring. We took your advice on packing everything in our closets and were glad we did. Your extensive knowledge of colors and textures yielded phenomenal results!
The personalized attention you devoted to us created an exceptional photo session. Your energy is infectious and made our day truly memorable.
Even though we are identical twins, our individual photos were very unique, and flawlessly tailored to capture our personalities. We loved your creative touch on the “sister-shots”.
Saying you are an “expert at creating the light each image deserves”, is an understatement. We experienced firsthand your depth of knowledge on lighting. Throughout our three hour session we observed you constantly altering the lighting while constructing the perfect shot. You are an artisan working in light, evoking powerful emotional responses from each image.
The most difficult part of the process was selecting the finished portraits. It is nearly impossible to determine which shot is best when they are ALL the best!
Thank you for creating family heirlooms!
Alise & Claire Zerull
Keller High School
George’s Response: This literally put tears in my eyes. I actually emailed this to my mom and she replied how proud she was of her son for creating such amazing memories for my clients. I can’t thank you enough for the gift of your eloquent wording. Just beautiful. Can’t wait to photography you again one day. You ladies share an amazing relationship. Being a dad of twins myself, it was a joy to work with you two!
“George knows so much about lighting and how to place it in order to bring out and enhance your best features.”
George Dean is an amazing photographer. He knows so much about lighting and how to place it in order to bring out and enhance your best features.
Me and my mom looked at tons of ‘photographers’ online and they all had a limited amount of clothing changes. Not only does George not limit your outfits but he also helps you pick them out. He knows what outfits will take the best pictures and suit your body.
Many photographers have to spend a countless amount of time editing pictures. This is usually because the lighting they used was not right or minor mistakes they made. George’s photos come out looking edited as soon as he snaps the picture!
I enjoyed my session with George Dean, he kept me entertained throughout the whole session. I could not be more pleased with the way my pictures turned out.
I have had tons of positive comments on my pictures people saying they are the best senior pictures they have ever seen. I tell them its all thanks to George Dean and his knowledge of photography that made my pictures turn out as amazing as they did.
Sulphur Springs High School
Sulphur Springs, Texas
George’s Response: Jena, you are so sweet and incredibly insightful. Thanks for driving all the way from Sulphur Springs. It is my mission to give each client something amazing to overwhelm their expectations and emotions. Thanks for being awesome too!
“Not only is his photography incredible, but as a person himself, George is incredible.”
Being a yearbook editor, I’ve seen countless senior photos that have turned out just plain awful. Now, it being my senior year, I searched forever trying to find a photographer that wouldn’t add me to that list of photos, and when I found George Dean, I knew there was no possibility of having a senior photo I wouldn’t love.
When George tells you that it’ll look like you’re moving out for college because of all the clothing options you should bring him, he’s not exaggerating… at all. After emptying my closet, my mom and I made our way to his studio. Having done multiple photo shoots before, I was expecting the same ol’, same ol’ session with George but I was wrongly mistaken.
As we pulled into the parking lot George was there waiting for us waving, he walks over to our car and began to help us unload the 3 baskets of shoes, 2 duffel bags of jeans, skirts, and shorts, and a ton of shirts and dresses. And suddenly, I realized, I hadn’t really brought that much clothing at all. So, when George tells you to bring your closet, he means BRING IT.
He wheeled the luggage cart into the studio and began to prepare; George picked my first outfit and we began shooting.
Immediately I felt a sense of comfort and relaxation that I have never felt with a single one of my photographers.
I found myself laughing and enjoying my session, and when we came back to look at the photographs, you could tell I had truly enjoyed my time with George.
He captured my features that make me so unique, that make me, me.
When I genuinely laugh, my nose scrunches up, my dad calls it my “wrinkly nose”, and George captured that.
The true Texan girl that I am, George captured that.
The excitement I have for college, my future, George captured that.
Without a doubt I will recommend George Dean Photography to every person I know searching for senior photos, family photos, or wedding photos. Not only is his photography incredible, but as a person himself, George is incredible.
Thank you for making my experience so memorable, you’re the best George!
Byron Nelson High School
Trophy Club, Texas
George’s Response: Wow… thank you so much for the amazing words. I try and create an experience seniors will remember for years to come and portraits that capture a moment in your life that will last a lifetime. Thanks!
“His pictures stand out as true artwork that could only be done by someone with experience, talent, and a love for photography.”
If I were to describe my senior picture experience with George Dean, I would use the words unique and professional.
George’s work is something you simply won’t find among other people who call themselves photographers. He knows exactly what he is doing and uses his equipment to create stunning images that will take your breath away.
His pictures stand out as true artwork that could only be done by someone with experience, talent, and a love for photography.
I particularly enjoyed my senior picture session with George because he seemed to take care of everything. I didn’t have to worry about what to wear or how to pose because he told me exactly what would work in the photograph.
When I thought about getting my senior pictures taken, I was worried that the session would be uncomfortable and awkward; however, George made the experience exactly the opposite. I had so much fun and always felt comfortable.
He brings out a confidence in his clients that is portrayed in every senior picture he produces.
I cannot say enough how glad I am that I chose George Dean for my senior pictures.
I plan on recommending him to everyone that I know and can’t wait to receive my prints and canvases.
I was amazed with the quality of his work and can say with confidence that George Dean is a true professional with a God given talent for photography.
Thanks for making my senior picture experience wonderful George!
Best wishes and Merry Christmas,
Northwest High School
George’s Response: You are so kind and thoughtful in your words towards me, my work, and your experience. It means the world to me when clients absolutely love the art work I create for them. I just know the canvases will look amazing and I can’t wait to see your finished album. It was a delight to be your photographer for your senior pictures. And I can’t wait to create an amazing family portrait for you too. And… Thanks for driving up to Denton!
“The value of an artist is measured in many ways. I would rather have one of your photos, than every package I have ever bought. If a picture is worth a thousand words, than your professional, artistic shots are worth 100,000 words, or maybe even a million!
Thank you for showing the world how beautiful inside and outside my daughter is! We love you and your photographic ART that is truly world class!”
I am so very glad we chose to go with you for my daughter Samantha’s portraits. As a budget conscious mother, I was a bit worried about the prices and costs, but went into the appointment hoping to get just one pretty good picture.
We arrived and it was as if a family member was taking care of us. Samantha was laughing and comfortable the entire time. She was excited to have some input, but thrilled to have a true artist and expert to guide her every step of the way. She loved that you spent time selecting outfits and locations that would showcase her beauty and more importantly, her personality. I tried to not get my hopes up, but was excited by what I saw, and the positive experience we both had.
When we returned to see her final pictures we were completely blown away. No one is perfect, yet every picture we saw was perfect and showcased Samantha’s personality and beauty. Each photo was a cover shot for a magazine, but also an image of Samantha’s sense of humor, kindness, honor, determination, and so many other aspects of her personality. Every image was so much better than I could ever have imagined, and hoped for. We were speechless. I budgeted, and planned, and am so glad we went with you! The value of an artist is measured in many ways. I would rather have one of your photos, than every package I have ever bought. If a picture is worth a thousand words, than your professional, artistic shots are worth 100,000 words, or maybe even a million!
There is no comparison between the best photos an amateur takes, and the art of your photos! I would tell anyone who asks me, that they would be better off going to you, saving for a year if necessary for the image of perfection of their child that will last forever, than scrimping on something they will replace in a few years! Quality and perfection show in every photograph you took! If words can change someone’s opinions and beliefs, than your photos can change their feelings about how they really look, AMAZING! What a great way for my daughter to enter her senior year, knowing she is beautiful every day that she walks by her picture!
I am already planning on having my other daughter come in a few years. Our children leave home shortly after these pictures, and I will always smile when I see these amazing photos on my wall after they are at college and beyond.
Thank you for showing the world how beautiful inside and outside my daughter is! We love you and your photographic ART that is truly world class!
Flower Mound, Texas
George’s Response: Wow. Wow. Wow. Thank you so much for your amazing words and insight!
“After her session and for the days that followed Rio was glowing. She was feeling very confident and pretty. “
Thank you for the beautiful pictures of our daughter Rio.
I researched senior photographers before I decided to use your services and must admit I was drawn to your art. I couldn’t tell the difference between most of the local photographers websites; the poses and people were all the same but you are an individual with a true gift.
Rio does not like having her pictures taken but she has a blast being photographed by you.
After her session and for the days that followed Rio was glowing. She was feeling very confident and pretty.
In a day and age where the media suggests girls and women look a certain way it’s hard to feel confident when you are outside the box of what society thinks beautiful is.
We have always known Rio is a beautiful young lady but what do mom and dad know? You made her feel very comfortable in her skin and she loved that she was encouraged to be herself during her photography session with you.
George, you do more than take pictures. You gave a gift to Rio and us.
We will cherish the images for years to come. Thank you so very much for your artwork!
Kathleen and Steven Neubauer
George’s Response: WOW! WOW! WOW! This is a beautiful email you sent. This is my goal & my focus for every young lady I photograph. I want to uplift her, present her in a beautiful light, and thus create new strength in herself. Perhaps for the first time, there is undeniable proof they ARE amazing, their beauty is unmistakable, their accomplishments concrete, and their inner beauty & new found strength can move mountains. My goal is to PROVE to them what you have always told them. I am honored and humbled you shared this with me.
“His knowledge ranging from the perfect lighting and perfect pose to the perfect outfit and location assured me that I was definitely in the RIGHT hands!”
My experience at your studio could be described at exciting, inspiring, and far exceeding my expectations!
I didn’t even have to see the pictures to know they were amazing… because you had nailed it before with my sister last year.
After finally remembering to bring enough clothes, George worked his magic and picked outfits that encompassed who I am, while at the same time, made a statement.
His knowledge ranging from the perfect lighting and perfect pose to the perfect outfit and location assured me that I was definitely in the RIGHT hands!
Not only was I comfortable being photographed, but the experience made me feel so beautiful.
This was not just because of the obvious glamor that comes from being made up and photographed, but because he reflected my personality.
George, I can’t wait to have you photograph my wedding one day!
Thank you for the outstanding experience and you’ll be glad to know that my whole family is THRILLED with the pictures!
George’s Response: I just love you guys. You are the 2nd and last senior in the family. It was an honor to photograph you both. You ladies drove from Frisco and I want to thank you for that. It means the world to me that you loved your portraits so much. I can’t wait to do your family portrait soon!
By: Emily Zenthoefer (Frisco Tx)
“From his style to his studio George makes EVERYTHING look great!”
George Dean, you are hands down the best photographer ever!!
I had a BLAST shooting with you.
You know what you are doing and made my senior pictures so easy and fun.
I love how I could rely on you to pick my outfits and poses for me. You made everything so simple! And the shoot was very entertaining!
My pictures turned out so wonderful and unique.
Definitely not like any other photographs I have had done before. I love how you took my personality and made it shine through your images.
Everything about George Dean Photography is simple, yet sophisticated.
From his style to his studio George makes EVERYTHING look great!
This man knows exactly what he is doing and I would recommend you to ANYONE and EVERYONE.
By: Kortni Robinson - Decatur TX
“You are truly an artist “
Jackson Mitchell’s pictures are amazing! We can’t stop looking at them.
Jackson felt very comfortable throughout the entire photo shoot and you really captured the essence of our son.
You are truly an artist and we couldn’t be more happy that we chose to work with you.
The photo album is such a cool piece and everyone absolutely loves it!
We look forward to working with you on our family pictures soon. Thanks again for giving us this special gift we will cherish forever.
Leslie and Jeff Mitchell
Southlake Carroll High School
By: Jackson Mitchell - Southlake TX
“George was able to capture my “look” in its pure essence”
My name is Caitlin and I am a senior in high school.
I was rather apprehensive about having my senior pictures done with George Dean.
I had a hard time finding them entirely necessary. I am so glad my mom had me do this!
I had seen my friend’s portraits and the pictures appeared dull and redundant. I did not want that at all.
I tend to gravitate towards a more vintage look and was not totally sure how my style would play into the appointment.
Thankfully, George was able to capture my “look” in its pure essence.
The pictures were beautiful on the camera, but they were even better in person.
I would not have the same experience or results elsewhere.
Thank you George.
By: Caitlin- Southlake TX
“You made me feel beautiful and suddenly I could do and be anything again.”
I could start out by saying thank you for the beautiful photos you took of me, but the honest truth is that I walked out of your studio with so much more than amazing pictures…
Like many girls my age, my confidence is lacking. And to be completely blunt, the day I walked into your studio, was the day my boyfriend, of a year, broke my heart. Fighting back tears while trying to take your senior pictures is the last thing I wanted to be doing. And I probably wouldn’t have been able to get through it like I did if I didn’t take these pictures with you.
You made me feel beautiful and suddenly I could do and be anything again. Break ups are not fun, but these pictures couldn’t have come at a better time for me because I needed to feel that. I needed to see myself in a new light, and you gave that to me with the simple click of the camera.
I couldn’t help but tear up when I saw my pictures. In them I could see all that I accomplished, all that I’ve become, and the future that awaits me.
My experience will never be forgotten and i can’t wait to ask you to take my Wedding photos in the future (with the right guy this time).
Thank you for everything George, you’re the best.
Billy Ryan High School
George’s Response: Lindsey, you honor me and put me in tears with this write up. WOW. I am not even sure what to say. This is my personal goal every session. To show my clients how amazing and beautiful they are. I look forward to creating beautiful family pictures and one day your wedding and then your children’s portraits.
By: Lindsey Hanley - Denton Texas
“Your photography makes me feel beautiful.”
I just want to thank you for such an amazing experience for taking my senior pictures! I was extremely nervous coming in to take pictures because i do not usually like the way that I look in photos, but your photography makes me feel beautiful, which is how every girl should feel!
The atmosphere of the entire shoot was so refreshing and so creative that it just allowed me to have fun with it and feel comfortable at the same time! I always smile in every photo i take, but it was so cool to be able to see how pretty and striking non-smiling photos could be.
The quality of photos that you take is amazing and i would never recommend someone going anywhere else to get professional photos done! When I need professional photos done again, I am definitely coming back to you because you truly are the best there is!
Thank you so much for a great experience, i cannot wait to hang up the photos in my house and for every one to see the amazing works of art that you created!
Coppell High School
George’s Response: Rachel, I KNOW you who you BETTER be calling when you get married (in like 10 years young lady!). I will certainly take your family portraits when you make it home from college. We can do it at a park in Southlake or my studio in Denton.
By: Rachel Wilms - Coppell Texas
“You blessed us with the gifts that God has given you!”
I wanted to thank you for an amazing experience at your studio. As you know Michael was less than excited about getting his senior pictures taken!
To our surprise in less than 5 minutes he was having a great time! We came to you with a letter jacket and a pair of jeans because he wanted to keep it simple and get it over quickly and before I knew it we were back in the car getting baseball & football uniforms and enjoying every minute of the next few hours we spent with you! Your ability to make each photograph of Michael truly reflect his personality and passion for his school & sports was unbelievable!!!!
You blessed us with the gifts that God has given you! Your creativity and ability to capture over 100 different pictures that were all perfect just amazed us!!!! The experience we had in your studio as we watched the DVD of all of his pictures with music that seemed as though it was written just for Michael brought many tears of joy to me as well as my family as we were able to enjoy it with our entire family over the holidays!!!!
Thank you George for capturing a moment in time of my Senior son that we will treasure for a lifetime!!! I am excited to share with all our friends and family the pictures you took of Michael and I will encourage everyone I know to bring their family and loved ones to your studio!!!!
Thank you for blessing us beyond measure! I look forward to doing a family portrait with you soon!
Michelle Smith” By: Michelle Smith - Liberty Christian
“You are able to capture so many different looks in one session”
I just wanted to say thank you for the wonderful job you did on Danielle’s senior pictures. We could not be more pleased with the whole experience.
I find it amazing that you are able to capture so many different looks in one session.
The pictures in your studio make her look like a fashion model without being overdone and pictures from outside really captured her personality. Everything seems so natural and yet artistic at the same time.
The whole family enjoyed the viewing experience – it was like being in our own private movie screening. Seeing those giant images was breathtaking, I didn’t expect it to be such an emotional experience. I think it’s a great way to show the images and being able to see them arranged in different ways was helpful in deciding which pictures to buy. Thanks for making it so easy and enjoyable!
We are looking forward to our next session for Katie’s pictures.
Leslie Taylor By: Leslie Taylor - Ryan High School in Denton Texas
“I didn’t believe that I could look beautiful.”
I was nervous to take pictures; I remember telling my mom I just want to look pretty.
When I got there you asked me if I thought of myself as beautiful or edgy, and I told you, well I know I am definitely not beautiful.
I didn’t believe that I could look beautiful.
Let me tell you boy was I wrong! When I saw that first photo of me I was amazed!
I NEVER thought I would look like that.
You have brought back a confidence for me that I have been missing.
You not only made me feel confident while taking the pictures, but I now feel more confident than ever.
I seriously want to thank you so much for such an awesome experience that will not be forgotten!
You are an amazing photographer, who knows exactly how to take capture the moment.
Anyways, thank you, thank you, and thank you!
By: Alyssa Kaschak - Allen High School
“The way you captured my daughter brought tears to my eyes.”
“You did an amazing job of capturing the true spirit of Brin, your creativity speaks for itself.
It’s obvious you put alot of thought into your work with the use of lighting, shadowing and locations.
The slideshow with music was unbelievable!
The way you captured my daughter brought tears to my eyes.
You truly have a gift from God and we feel blessed to have found you…
We will cherish these photos for a lifetime.
By: Traci Cahill - Coppell
George Dean Photography
Denton, Dallas, Fort Worth
4210 North Interestate 35
Denton, TX 76207
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