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"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 senior 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. Thanks for driving from Frisco, Texas.
"George is a true professional with a creative flare and strong vision to help us capture this important life event.
George's command of lighting, artistic insights, and ability to capture our son’s personality in every image far exceeded our expectations."
"If you are looking for an everyday, run-of-the-mill photographer, George Dean is not for you!
With our son entering his final year of High School, my wife and I began an extensive search for someone to take his senior pictures. We looked long and hard in our search for a true professional with a creative flare and strong vision to help us capture this important life event. After speaking with dozens of friends and viewing multiple websites, it was apparent that a vast majority of photographers produce the same dull, memorized, senior pictures. Not George!
Within a few minutes of meeting George, it was clear that he had a creative vision unlike any we’d seen before! His command of lighting, artistic insights, and ability to capture our son’s personality in every image far exceeded our expectations. If you are looking for innovative visionary to capture your special moments, George Dean is for you!
Once again, thanks a million for taking Henry’s senior pictures. Your work is beautiful!
From one photographer to another, thanks for a remarkable experience. We found the entire photographic process to be memorable!
George's Response: Thanks so much for the amazing comments. It is always challenge for me when I photography another photogrpher's child. Thank you for seeing 'behind' every image to see the effort to create the image.
"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 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.
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
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!
"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