If you want senior pictures that look like they came straight out of a magazine, you should definitely consider me! I've been published in over 20 fashion magazines & am ranked one of the Top 25 Teen Photographers in America by Modern Teen Style magazine.
I will capture the best of you in unique photos that show your true identity, while bringing out your inner fashionista. These photos will be passed on for generations to come; might as well look like a model for the day!
90% of the girls on this site had never even done a shoot before, but thanks to my pose coaching, some of them have even used their senior pics to get into modeling. This is the experience you've been waiting for!
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behind the scenes
Here's how our sessions work. After you book, we'll email you a questionnaire so we can learn more about how you've always dreamt of being photographed.
dream shoot questionnaire
During the wardrobe styling phase, we'll send you our shopping guide full of outfit ideas and you can text or email photos of items you're considering for additional help.
The day of your shoot, our amazing licensed artist will do your hair and makeup.
hair & Makeup
You won't have to worry about how to pose. The photographer is a former model & used to teach at a modeling school. She will demonstrate exactly what to do all the way down to your fingertips & facial expressions.
By request, sessions can include a 30 second behind the scenes or movement video.
About 1 week after the shoot, we'll do an online viewing where you'll have the opportunity to purchase any additional products you may want such as more digital images, prints, wall art, or albums. Everything will then be delivered within an additional 3-4 weeks.
Years ago, I never would've done something like this, ever. I gagged at even the thought of makeup, dresses, & pictures. I felt like I wasn't what worth nice pictures, clothes, & make up. I felt disgusted with myself and it seemed like nothing would ever change. But here I am, feeling the complete opposite of whoever I was years ago. I have come to terms with who I am. And I love this me. I feel okay with this me. I AM okay with this me. I AM okay with my body & everything about me. I AM confident in me, myself, & I, and I would never change anything because who else do I have to be other than me? Thank you Beautiful You Studios for helping me to break through my shell and giving me the confidence I've always needed & wanted through these senior pictures!
with how i look
I'M FINALLY OK
giselle, youtube star
WOW! Candace was so lovely and kind. I had an absolute blast and I loved every photograph. These senior pictures look so professional yet capture real live moments in action! These were some of the best photos I've ever had done - and I've been in Seventeen Magazine. She really does an amazing job and makes sure you're comfortable at all times when taking pictures. Would highly recommend!! :)
the best photos i've ever had
i loved every photo
After receiving blah senior photos from another photographer, I hired Candace & I couldn’t be more pleased. The pictures are fantastic, professional, and capture Jordan's youth and beauty perfectly. From the makeup artist, to the location, to the photos, the follow-up, everything, Candace does a Class-A job. She has a true skill with photography, light, color, location, timing, pose, everything. She made the experience a bright and beautiful day in our memories that we can experience again and again through the photos. Job well done!
day in our memories
a bright & beautiful
Working with Beautiful You Studios was an amazing experience. Candace & her team really worked with us through the whole process, picking out clothes, picking out locations...she really took the time to get to know Kaleigh, to really learn about her personality & what makes Kaleigh so beautifully unique. If you’re looking for a senior photographer for your daughter, I would highly, highly recommend Candace & her team!
makes kaliegh beautifully unique
SHE CAPTURED WHAT
I will admit that I have self-confidence issues, I never think I look good in photos. But Candace made both my boyfriend and I feel like models during my prom pictures. My boyfriend is not a fan of photos in general but he LOVED them! He was comfortable and did not complain at all! This is my third prom photography session and all three of them were with different photographers. Candace was my number one favorite and I would go to her again for another session. These are the BEST prom pictures I have now!!
SHE MADE US FEEL
We had the best time with my daughter's senior pics. We loved nearly every photo and it was hard to narrow down to 40 pics from 800. Candace is amazing!
it was hard to narrow down
so many great photos
I remember my first photoshoot; the photographer just told me, "Go stand over there," then never gave any direction after that. I felt really awkward & as a result, there were only 1 out of 100+ photos that I liked. This is NOT how I work. I direct you all the way down to your fingertips. Even if you've never done something like this before, you don't need to worry with a modeling coach (I used to model) by your side! Additionally, you won't have to wait until your viewing to see how beautiful you are as I will show you the back of my camera during the shoot. A lot of photographers don't want you to see un-retouched photos, but I believe that showing them during the shoot helps women become more comfortable in their own skin based on my own experience in front of the camera. Gradually, as I show you great picture after great picture, your confidence will increase which will lead to the dreamy photos you've always wanted. Most of my clients end up wanting ALL of the photos that I take. :)
Q: I've never done something like this before & have no idea how to pose...will my pictures turn out ok?
Don't worry, I do wardrobe consultations! After you book your session with me, I'll email you my What to Wear Guide which includes advice on how to choose the best outfits for your body type (you might already have pieces you can use in your closet!), direct links to various items you can buy, & links to some of my favorite online stores if you need to go shopping. If you need advice, you'll also have my personal cell phone at your disposal to text photos of items you're considering during business hours.
Q: i have no idea what to wear...HELP!
My goal is to help you feel beautiful in your own skin. That being said, everyone wants to feel like they stepped out of a magazine & delivering a polished image is part of that feeling. So yes, I do minor retouching in Photoshop. I will polish your natural beauty in the most natural way possible so that you still look like you. However, it's against my morals to do drastic retouching. If you're a size 12 for example, I won't slim you down to a size 2. If that's what you're looking for, I'm not the photographer for you. :)
Q: I HAVE ACNE, DARK CIRCLES UNDER MY EYES, ETC. DO YOU PHOTOSHOP ALL THAT?
Q: EVERYONE ON YOUR WEBSITE LOOKS LIKE A MODEL. I'M REALLY PLAIN... :(
That's what a lot of the girls you see on this website thought about themselves, too. NONE of them had ever done a professional photo shoot before, & Mona shared that prior to doing a session with me, she didn't even feel that she was worth fancy clothes or makeup, but doing a session completely changed how she felt about herself. You are NOT plain - you are beautiful - and I'd love the honor of helping you see that!!
Q: I WANT TO DO MY OWN HAIR & MAKEUP...IS THERE A DISCOUNT?
I'm hoping you'll book my team & I for the full experience. However, I understand that you might have reasons for doing your own hair & makeup. While there are no discounts for doing so, you're welcome to it, just let me know when you book that you won't be using my artist.
Q: DO YOU DO SENIOR SESSIONS OUTSIDE OF DALLAS?
YES! I LOVE to travel & usually plan a trip to at least one city outside of Dallas per year to photograph new clients. Kaleigh did some epic senior photos in Colorado, even though she's from Dallas. Current destination shoot goals include LA, Vegas, Ireland, & Greece. I'm also willing to come to you anywhere in the US at no additional cost if you + at least 2 friends purchase a package. Or, I'll come just for you if you cover my flight, hotel, & purchase a package. Contact me for more info!
Q: HOW WILL YOU CHOOSE THE LOCATION FOR MY SENIOR PICTURES?
After you book your session, I’ll send you a fun questionnaire that contains photos of location options. You’ll pick your top 3 choices, and then I’ll begin scouting spots around Dallas that look like what you love. Also, if you have someplace specific in mind that you want your senior pictures to happen, that's even better as not having to scout for your session will save me a lot time. Just let me know! :)
Q: I’ve seen some photos on Pinterest that I want to try; can we?
AWESOME! You're a step ahead of everyone else & the kind of client I LOVE working with! I’m not one of those photographers who insists on following my vision for the shoot. This is all about YOU. In fact, I LOVE it when clients send me their Pinterest boards or text inspiration photos as it helps me get a clearer understanding of what you want your shoot to look.
Q: WHAT'S THE BEST TIME DO DO SENIOR PICTURES?
The best time to start shooting falls between 3 & 6 pm, depending on the time of year as I shoot 2 hours before sunset. This ensures beautiful lighting & no squinty photos. The best time of year to shoot in Dallas is September-May. I don't do senior sessions June-August due to the heat (dripping makeup, frizzy or damp hair in photos just ain't cute in photos!) but if you’re flying me out of state, we can shoot anytime that’s good for you. :) Keep in mind that you will need to plan ahead if you want your photos back in time for yearbook. For example, if yearbook photos are due in September, you’ll need to shoot by the end of May at the latest. If you don’t care about yearbook, we can fake summer photos any other time of the year. I also do fall, winter, & spring senior sessions. Oh and this should go without saying, but I'll check the weather forecast the morning of your shoot; if it’s going to rain, we’ll reschedule. :)
You should bring someone with you if you're under the age 18. And you're welcome to bring up to 2 guests, but please leave larger groups at home as I need your full attention. Also warn your guests that I may enlist them to help with reflector holding. Finally, choose guests that are really cool & not distracting, backseat driver types as we will only have 1.5 hours to get the photos of your dreams.
Q: How many people can tag along?
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