Dallas Wedding Photographer
Wedding Photography for DFW Brides & Grooms
George has photographed weddings and events for the last 13 years. You deserve a professional wedding photographer for your Dallas wedding.
Your Most Treasured Day...
As a couple, your wedding photos will be a most prized possession as the years past. Your wedding album, a family heirloom, will be a treasure. Many years down the road, when computers not longer read todays "digital files", your wedding album will be a gorgeous reminder of your beautiful wedding day. Every time you view your wedding album, you will be transported back into time to your wedding day - the feelings of that day will be renewed with each turn of the page. The beauty of your wedding day forever captured by a true professional wedding photographer. Although buying a wedding album is optional, I strongly encourage you to invest in a high quality professional album - an investment you will never regret.
You will put hundreds of hours and thousands of dollars into your Dallas Texas wedding! You deserve an amazing Dallas wedding photographer to capture every detail, every tear, every emotion for eternity. Every little bitty detail, every emotional moment of laughter and tears deserves to be artfully captured. It is my mission to do that for you & your family!
Hire a Professional Wedding Photographer
Every year, I am approached by brides who went the "cheap way", usually a "friend" who is a budding photographer who wants to practice on your wedding. The bride contacts me in desperation to "George, can you PLEASE fix these wedding pictures to look like the ones on your website?". I have to deliver the sad news. I can't fix their wedding pictures in photoshop. Photoshop can't fix bad lighting, horrible poses, improper composition, wrong lens selection, blurry pictures, missed moments, ... the list goes on and on. If you have a "friend" with a "nice camera" who will do your wedding for "cheap or free", let them do an extra engagement session for you to "practice" but don't risk your wedding day to them. You deserve better than that.
You see... after the last dance is over, the last bite of wedding cake has been eaten... only the wedding pictures remain, the eternal legacy of your wedding day. Invest in a professional wedding photographer with years of experience. You will never regret investing in an artist. It is my hope you love your wedding pictures. Even if you don't select me as your wedding photographer, pick on who's work speaks to you. Photography is forever and worthy of your investment.
Your Engagement Session
Most couples start with an engagement session. I ALWAYS recommend do you an engagement session with a wedding photographer BEFORE you book your wedding with them! The goal is to make sure the bride, groom, and photographer are a good match. Although, to be honest, some brides want a different photographer for the engagement session than their actual wedding photographer - this can give your images two different styles and looks. This DOES seem to be more and more popular. It is your wedding so it is YOUR choice. 🙂
One benefit of doing an engagement shoot with your possible wedding photographer is... MANY photographer are "brand new" and are practicing their skills on YOUR wedding. One way to tell is... Does the photographer give clear directions to ensure you look gorgeous OR do they expect YOU to do all the posing? Are they constantly looking at the back of their camera trying to figure out what to change to make the picture better OR are they engaged with you and creating amazing images at the same time! My clients LOVE how I pose, light, and work quickly! A true professional should be obvious and EASY to work with.
Heck, with your engagement session, don't limit you choice of location to just Dallas TX. The world is your oyster. We can do an engagement destination anywhere in World! George has camera and will travel. ✈️ Going to a an exotic destination or even your hometown can give your engagement picturess the look, the feeling, and the story you want. Or we can hit all your local hotspots OR create a themed shoot just for you! As a couple, you have a wide choice of destinations & choices. Perhaps think bigger for your engagement shoot than just the Stockyards in Fort Worth or the Dallas Arboretum in Dallas.
Your Bridal Session
Also, the bridal shoot has been a tradition for many years. Your bridal shoot, if you choose to do one, is done on the day you do a trial run of your make-up and hair. Your wedding dress should be ready by then too. SO, might was well do some amazing bridal portraits. Many brides choose to do their bridal portraits at the wedding venue. Some choose to them at my studio and perhaps a few outside. Once again, your choice. Not every bride does a bridal session. Personally, I LOVE them. There is nothing more beautiful than a bride in her dress!
Most bridal portraits make amazing gifts to the Mom of the Bride! Many brides surprise their new husband with a bridal portrait to be displayed in their bedroom. Many brides will display an engagement picture and a bridal portrait at their reception.
Tell Your Story....
A professional wedding photographer in Dallas or Fort Worth should be able to tell the story of your day with moving wedding pictures that stirs the emotions and tugs at the heart strings. Catching emotions and moments you may not get to see as the bride. Trust me...Your wedding day will go by SO fast! You just can't hardly keep up. The photographer and his team should be able to capture all those little missed moments for you - in addition to all the beautifully planned details of your wedding day.
Next Day Digital Files
The day after your wedding, you will be able to view many of my "favorite wedding pictures" from your magical day on social media.. the images completely edited, posted on facebook or instagram, and ready to show off to your family and friends on any social media outlet your choose. As you are on your honeymoon, I will slowly release more and more beautiful wedding images for you to soak up the emotion. Many couples can't believe how quickly they can view their wedding pictures. I am at your service for life. Even after your wedding, there are moments in your life you will want professional photographed such as the newborn pictures of your first child, family pictures, and eventually senior pictures.
The "First Glance"
OK.. what is a "first glance" or "reveal"? The first glance is a private moment, before the ceremony, in which we arrange for the bride and groom to see each other for the first time in a private setting.
At this time, the groom gets a few private moments for him to tell his bride how beautiful she is, then there's some hugging, sometimes tears, giggles, kissing, and all that good stuff. Some couples exchange letters or small gifts.
And as all this is happening, I'm capturing the moment. I get shots of the bride's face as she's excitedly approaches her groom from behind. His expression as he's feeling a bit nervous, then as she taps him on the shoulder (or I instruct him to "turn around and see your beautiful bride for the first time")... my shots will show the love on his face when he turns around and sees his bride for the first time. The joy and relief as the two take a moment to soak in the emotion of this magical event. A look at each other taking it all in. All along, I'm right there capturing those beautiful shots.
The first glance offers many emotion filled shots. If you want the MOST genuine reaction from your groom, do a first glance. Do you think its easier for the groom to allow emotions to flow in a private "first glance" moment or while the entire church is staring at hime? And the truth is... this reveal doesn't take away the emotion from the wedding ceremony at all. The first glance has helped the bride and groom a chance to de-stress a bit, so as the ceremony starts the couple is able to focus a bit better, and that moment that a groom sees his fiance walking down the aisle is a moment he will never forget whether or not he has seen her prior to the ceremony. Then after the ceremony, there's not nearly so many pictures to be taken, so the two of you can head off to enjoy your reception a bit quicker.
Brides... doing a first glance usually means, more time with your guests, more wedding pictures taken, the ability to take the edge off before the big event, and the chance to spend a private moment with your groom. If you think about it.. when will get a private moment alone with the groom?? Answer: When the day is OVER! Brides and grooms truly are thankful and treasure the "first glance". Give it some thought.
So for the couples who are open to it, I definitely recommend doing the first glance (also sometimes called the "first look"). There are many photographers who require a first glance as a part of the photography package because allows for a much more relaxed photography schedule on the wedding day. However, I don't require it. If a couple chooses to forgo the first glance, I'll respect their wishes, and we'll still have an awesome wedding day with amazing photography. But if a couple decides that the first glance isn't for them, I want them to make that choice fully informed, so that's the purpose of this discussion. If you have any questions about the first glance, feel free to ask me. Call George at 940-300-5347
Your First Family Portrait
You will day will be your FIRST family portrait! Please take the 5-20 minutes to do family portraits at your wedding. You will never regret doing family portraits. I am QUICK.. trust me. We WILL knock them out. Although doing this MIGHT seem old fashion, you will treasure these photos as time passes and members age through time.
I have been a photographer long enough to know you want to do all the family portraits on your wedding day. Let's make everyone happy with a quick snap of the shutter. A few of these images make the wedding album but the rest are for history. Give grandma a few copies. Give your mom copies. It makes great Thank You Gifts too! I am very fast and efficient with this. It never takes more than 15 minutes or so to do them!
Although I will never proclaim to the best Dallas wedding photographer in the world, I might be the best wedding photographer for you! You will be treated with love, care, and special attention a bride deserves with the patience of a coach and the passion of an artist. You see, I coached girls high level competitive gymnastics for 20 years BEFORE becoming a professional wedding photographer. My dance and gymnastics background has been critical to my success as a portrait artist. Instinctually knowing what "looks good on YOU" builds your confidence in my skills as an artist and helps create beautiful bridal, engagement, and wedding pictures.
With 13 years of experience as a professional wedding photographer, you will get the unique experience and perspective you deserve on your wedding day. Many brides love my calm in the middle of the storm and my reassurance they look amazing. The speed of my workflow ensures the bride and groom gets maximum time with their guests and not their wedding photographer! I am there to capture the event, not monopolize it. I feel I am on top of my game pushing through creative barriers every wedding. There has never been a better time to book me to be your wedding photographer.
George Dean's Style of Wedding Photography
The style of my wedding photos is a modern, clean, well posed, well lit, magazine cover style of wedding photography. My style isn't cheesy - it's real and authentic with great care taken of the details of each photo. Sometimes, what isn't in the photo is as important as what it. The angle, the zoom, the blur, the focus, ... all the wedding photos are created with artistic intention and purpose. Some of my wedding pictures have been featured by many of the top wedding venues in Dallas, Plano, Frisco, McKinney, Denton, Grapevine, and Fort Worth. Although it is an honor to be featured, I don't like to brag about it nor do I think it makes me "something". I simply want to create amazing work for my couples! My focus is on YOU - not the awards.
With So Many Dallas Wedding Photographers, How Do You Pick One?
There are many top notch wedding photographers here in Dallas. One of my best pieces of advice when selecting a professional wedding photographer for your wedding is to create a google account JUST for your wedding! Then, create a google document to help yourself stay organized. Copy and paste each website you like. And, go 2-3 pages deep into Google to find a possible hidden gem. AND... here it is... the MOST important advice I can give you.... pick a photographer who's work SPEAKS TO YOU. Nothing else matters. Not even price. If you LOVE their work, go sit down with them and see what you can work out! It is better to have an amazing photographer for 4 hours at your wedding, because that is all you can afford, than having an "OK" photographer for 12 hours. The quality of the work should dictate your choice!
Personally, I don't like email. If you like my work, please give me a call or text. I will respond as soon as possible. I do own a full service portrait studio right off I-35E. Although I am busy in my business, I will alway carve out a slice of time for a bride! Contact George to discuss your wedding and desires for professional photography. Contact George Dean: 940-300-5347