I am crazy passionate about photographing seniors, obsessed with beautiful, dreamy light! I love having the ability to bring out the best, real you, and photograph that. My goal is that within a few minutes of beginning, you feel comfortable, like you've known me a long time (it usually happens!). It is SO fun to guide you through this process, the styling tips, make up and hair, molding you into flattering poses for your body, then showing you on the back of the camera how it’s going…..ahhh it's the BEST part! In that small window of time, if I could have some influence in you seeing yourself in a wonderful way, well that’s just awesome!
I'm a talker, I talk fast, and a lot, lol and I LOVE to laugh! So expect that on your shoot, even if you aren't a big talker...I've got you covered. Something funny about me - I love keeping up with fashion trends but don't love to shop, lol, so I'm a big fan of boutiques through Instagram. Most of all I want you to know that if we get to work together, we are going to have a GREAT time! It's so fun to focus on you, and this moment in your life, and preserve it as a memory forever!
About 2 weeks after your shoot, I’ll have you out to my studio for the big reveal of your beautiful senior portraits and your ordering session. We will watch a slideshow of your images and you will narrow down your selections. Don't worry, I'll help. This appointment usually takes about an hour and a half. It’s so fun to see them all! All selections are made at this appointment.
We will meet up at your location of choice to begin. Wondering about posing? That’s what you have me for!! I know tons of ways to position you based on your body type and what you are wearing. The slightest movement one way or another, can make the biggest difference on how you look on camera.
Most of all, we will have FUN!
Once your senior portrait session is booked, we'll have a phone consultation so that I can get to know you and your style. I want your session to be as uniquely you as we can. You'll also receive an online Client Hub from me in an email that covers everything you could ever think of....outfit recommendations, location ideas ...It even has a checklist for you for the day of your senior photos!
— Stacey H
My daughter and I had the BEST experience with Cindy! I was completely blown away.... she was so great from the very beginning - suggestions with wardrobe, make-up and hair studios and the shoot location that best fit my daughter. And I don't want to forget to mention how kind, sweet, and knowledgeable she was. BUT, most importantly, the pictures are stunning.... she was able to bring out the inner beauty in my daughter and capture it with her photos...The pictures were FABULOUS - they could be put in any magazine - anywhere! I would highly recommend Cindy! You won't be disappointed!
— Riley H.
I found Cindy through instagram and immediately knew I wanted her to do my senior pictures! We booked almost a year in advance. My shoot was amazing! I had so much fun with her and she made it so easy, she knew all the right poses and places to shoot. It couldn’t have gone better. The packages she offers are great too, there is variety and an option for everyone. 10/10 recommend Cindy Swanson Photography!
"every question was answered by cindy before i could ask. I knew i was giving my daughter the special shoot she had hoped for! she took the time to get to know my daughter, and the shoot was effortless, they got along like old friends. My fidgety, self conscious daughter was posing & following directions like a pro.
I stayed back and watched in amazement!
pricing was organized & upfront. She has a few methods that help tremendously with selecting images. which was great because they were all so beautiful. A great experience!"
— Lisa T.
"We loved every minute of our photo session with Cindy! she not only captured my daughter’s natural beauty but her fun loving personality as well. The time we spent with Cindy flew by as we laughed and became fast friends. I highly recommend Cindy to anyone seeking an awesome experience with a photographer who has an eye for capturing the essence of the whole person."
— Mia A.
"Shooting with Cindy was a dream! I found her my freshman year of high school and had been hoping to take my senior pictures with her ever since! The shoot was a blast & the photos more amazing than I ever could have imagined. They’re effortlessly beautiful & show my personality & style! She is truly amazing - nobody better!!"
— Kelly L.
"If you’re in the Dallas area and are looking for a personalized, relaxed, and fun senior portrait experience, Cindy Swanson’s the one! Her streamlined process and experience made this a great senior memory for my daughter and me - and the images are second to none."
— Izzy I.
"Cindy Swanson is the best there is! It's a blast shooting with her as she makes you feel totally comfortable being your self. I loved everything about it!"
— Denese D.
"Cindy is incredible, I had some anxiety about senior portraits, but she made it so easy & effortless. I LOVE HOW SHE really GOT to know MY DAUGHTER'S PERSONALITY BEFOREHAND & HELPED TO FIND A LOCATION BEST SUITED TO HER.photo selection was a breeze because of her organization.
The bottom line is my daughter loved the process and the photos were beautiful. I would not hesitate to recommend Cindy Swanson Photography to anyone!"
— Nicole S.
"Loved every minute of the session! I was worried about feeling awkward and uncomfortable but she made it so fun and enjoyable the whole time! It was one of the best experiences I’ve ever been a part of."
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