The Ultimate Senior Portrait Experience
Like Stepping Out of a Magazine
Welcome to the Ultimate Senior Portrait Experience in McKinney. For your senior pictures, do you want something that is going to be truly unique and different? Something that will be timeless, top quality, and that wows your classmates?
We specialize in a magazine inspired High School Senior pictures and sports portraits with a focus on men’s photos. Inspired by some of the best photography in the world like you would see in the pages of Vanity Fair, Sports Illustrated, GQ, and more brings a creativity to our work that is hard to find elsewhere. The possibilities are endless, which allows us to make every photo shoot truly unique to the student.
What does this all mean for you? Well, let’s dive in deeper on this page to answer all of those questions for you, and show you why you should schedule your consultation for pics with us!
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Welcome to Jeff Dietz Photography, the home of Fashion High School Senior Sports Portrait and creative Senior Pictures
We are located right near the border of McKinney and Frisco, within about 2 miles of Heritage High school and Independence High School in the Frisco ISD system. Only about a 10-minute drive from the Eldorado and McKinney High School area. Our studio is conveniently located next to several middle schools and parks that would work well for outdoor portrait locations for your senior pictures.
What makes Jeff Dietz Photography different
Our attention to detail and customer service is what truly sets us apart. From the moment you fill out our contact form, to the time we deliver and hang your artwork, we will go out of our way to provide you with an experience you will never forget. With a fun shooting environment, you will feel at ease and relaxed through your photo shoot. With our world-class quality artwork, you will feel assured that the investment you are making will last a lifetime.
Look & Feel of your Senior Pictures
We specialize in a fashion and magazine style to our photographs. What on earth does that mean? The best way to describe it is that they have an editorial approach to them. Inspired by fashion magazines like GQ, Vanity Fair, Vogue, Sports Illustrated and others. The lighting plays a big role in the look and feel of this style of senior pictures. We have studied for over 15 years to become a master of lighting portraits, having learned from some of the best photographers in the world, even including someone that worked alongside Annie Leibovitz. I have always been inspired by the great portrait photographers of our time like Richard Avedon, Joey L, Irving Penn and the list goes on forever. Proper lighting can make or break a photograph, as well as the pose, wardrobe, and expression. Don’t worry, of course, we will be here to help you with all of that.
We specialize in Sports Fashion Portraits
One of the things you will see that we specialize in is High School Sports Portraits. These were modeled after the ideas we would see in GQ where an athlete would mix their sport into the world of fashion. Like you see in some of the photos here of a high school football player, the styling, and lighting and is just spot on to present a luxury feel to your sports portraits. As we know, sports are a very important part of a Texas High School students life. These shoots are perfect for both seniors and juniors. When we looked around at what others were doing for high school sports in the area, it was either very posed and uniform in nature or was made up of a composite with a ton of photoshop work. We wanted to present something different. A clean, timeless photograph, that looked like it could be published tomorrow in your favorite magazine, or look like it was your press release photo for entering professional sports. The fun part is that anyway can participate in a photo shoot like this. You can do it as a time or as individual players who want to have something on the next level. We will leave the more standard and posed group team photo and live sporting photos to someone else.
Men’s senior portraits take a particularly important position at our studio
We also have a specialty for Men’s senior portraits. Photography men, and truly giving them a luxurious and fun experience that they will love, really is something that is overlooked in the industry. Men are treated as if they don’t care about the photoshoot. We believe differently. We believe that men, just like women, want to have fun with their portrait session, and let’s be honest, they want to look good! We have brought on board a stylist that can help you select clothes for your photo shoot that will fit you well and make you look your best. We also have partnerships with local businesses if you are interested in getting a fresh haircut or shave for your senior pictures. Not only do we have photo shoots that are catered towards the men, but we are also developing an entire exclusive line of artwork just for the men, handcrafted for us in Italy. We will post more about that as it develops.
Do you photograph women as well?
Of course! Just because we specialize in men, does not mean we don’t love working with high school women as well. We take the same approach with the ladies, where we put your photoshoot together based on your own personal style, and what together we think will make you look awesome and have a great time. For the ladies we offer full professional hair and makeup, using a team of artists who have experience working on fashion photoshoots. Our stylist can also help you with wardrobe selection as needed.
Studio or On location Senior Portraits
The decision to have your senior pictures taken in a studio setting or outside on location is something that we will talk about at your consultation. There are several factors that may play into this, but ultimately it’s your decision as to the look and style you would like to have your pics. Our studio is in our home environment in McKinney Texas is right off of the corner of Independence Parkway and Westbridge Rd. In the studio, we have several backdrops that we can match to your wardrobe choice, as well as all the studio lighting we would ever need and various things to pose and sit on. Remember, that our style is going to be like a Hollywood or model photo shoot.
If you decide to go outside on location, the ideas are really endless. There are local parks in both McKinney and Frisco as well as being able to use local athletic fields at your schools for the sports portraits. You likely have ideas for outdoors that we haven’t even thought of. We encourage you to discuss this at our consultation and think of areas that have a special meaning to you. We can actually go anywhere in the world for an outdoor photo shoot (some travel costs may be added). And when we mean anywhere in the world, we are not kidding. What about going to Venice Italy, Barcelona, or Paris France for your senior portraits? We have a passport and are ready to go!
You can read more about our history in the about us section of the website, but here are a few quick things. Jeff started in photography about 16 years ago when he was working with managing local rock bands. He started taking their photographs for their press materials and loved it. We then went on to study with some of the best photographers in the world and quickly became one of the leading Wedding Photographers in the entire east coast of the United States. We went on to win multiple awards in photography, published in national and local magazines and taught other photographers all over the country. Approximately two years ago, we decided it was time to take a change from mostly photographing weddings, and to focus more on the portrait experience. The reason behind this is because we really enjoy having the time to develop through the day of the photo shoot in a very relaxed pace and environment. It gives us the opportunity to create a deeper experience than just that of taking the photos itself. Even with our Forever Session (couples), or family portraits, it’s about creating an amazing experience, not just taking your photo. Portraits allow us to slow down and really go all out on that experience.
Change of Direction
Approximately two years ago, we decided it was time to take a change from mostly photographing weddings, and to focus more on the portrait experience. The reason behind this is because we really enjoy having the time to develop through the day of the photo shoot in a very relaxed pace and environment. It gives us the opportunity to create a deeper experience than just that of taking the photos itself. Even with our Forever Session (couples), or family portraits, it’s about creating an amazing experience, not just taking your photo. Portraits allow us to slow down and really go all out on that experience.
Throughout the year we love to give back to our local community as much as possible. Not only the charities that we try to give to each year but also being able to help you raise money for your special event, charity or club. If your sports team, cheerleaders, club, or other activity is looking for ways to raise money, please let us know how we can help out.
The completion of your photo experience with us is with the presentation of your photographs at the photo premiere. Here we will help you select your favorite photographs and design artwork that will live in your home forever. We have everything to offer from absolutely stunning Wall Art collections and individual art prints to handmade Italian leather albums and print boxes. We even have our team in Italy hard at work on a product line specifically for our company that is certainly going to wow you!
Time to get booked and started right? Right!
So what do you do if you want to start your awesome Senior Portrait Experience with us? Simple, just give us a call at 214-998-7001 or fill out the form below and someone will reach out to you within 24 hours (normally less than a few hours) to schedule your complimentary consultation. In order for us to give the best attention and experience to everyone we work with, we do take a select number of bookings each year. So make sure you are one of them and contact us today!
Sign up for your free consultation
The best way for us to get started is to plan a time to have a conversation on the phone, or to schedule for you to come by and see our design gallery and all of the amazing artwork options that we have available.
All times are by appointment. We are located on the border of McKinney and Frisco near Independence High School and Heritage.
We are excited to meet you!