The Reveal

About 2 weeks after your shoot, I’ll have you out to my studio for the big reveal of your beautiful images 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.

The Shoot

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! 

The Consult

Once 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 a Client Hub in the the first email from me, that covers everything you could ever think of....outfit recommendations, makeup artists contact info., location ideas ...It even has a checklist for you for session day!

the process




About 2 weeks after your shoot, you will come to my studio in Rockwall to view a slideshow & narrow down your photos. IMPORTANT: all final selections are made at this time and payment is due. This appointment takes 1-1.5 hours and it is a lot of fun! It's generally very helpful to review the collections prior to this appointment to have a thought of what you might like to purchase, then I will help you once you are here.

There is a $200 session fee due at time of booking and a $1000 minimum order at the ordering appointment.

We do offer digital files and apps, but also believe that creating prints and products for our clients is an essential part of the process. We have an A La Carte Menu as well as Collections (Collections offer a significant value) of the most popular items.
Our clients typically spend between $2000-$2500

When/how, will I get to see my photos?

How much will we be spending?

Yes! All collections have digital images included or you can purchase digitals after the minimum print purchase has been made. Special note :: I feel very strongly about professionally printing your products and having them to view forever.

Do you offer digital images?

The earlier the better! I often book out weeks and even months in advance. [I have booked a year in advance numerous times.] Fall sessions are usually booked by summer and spring sessions are usually booked during winter months.

How far in advance should I book?

Submit the form directly below this section OR send an email directly to be sure to include the best number to reach you and I will call you to look at availability and details.

How do I book a shoot with you?

Some like to schedule the session for summer because they will still have a tan, and no school schedule to work around. Others like the fall months because of the weather, or clothing for fall. Others prefer spring. Keep in mind, though, that Daylight Saving Time is March through end of October and we shoot 5-7pm, the other months the shoot time is 3-5pm, typically you would need to miss the last class period or 2 of school if during this time (Nov-Feb)

When is the best time to schedule my pics?

Tuesday,Wednesday & Thursday...the last 1.5 hours prior to sunset.

What days of the week do you shoot?


A $200 session fee is due at the time of booking, and there is a minimum order of $700.
We do offer digital files and apps, but also believe that creating prints and products for our clients is an essential part of the process. We have an A La Carte Menu as well as Collections (Collections offer a significant value) of the most popular items.
Our clients typically spend between $1500-$2500

$1500 - $2500

— 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!

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— 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!

Client Reviews

"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!"

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— 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."

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— 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!!"

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— 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."

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— 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!"

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— 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 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!"

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— 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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