You are unique and your senior portrait should be too.

When I make a portrait, I look for the best in you. 

When I make a print, I draw from  the best in me.

Senior Portrait Gallery

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“I had an AMAZING EXPERIENCE in the studio with John Derryberry this summer. He took incredible photos that truly captured my personality and interests, and each of his photo shoots is entirely unique and catered towards the student. I'm looking forward to using the photos down the line in college and beyond!"

Charlotte Clark - ESD

"Working with John Derryberry was all I could have hoped for when I got my senior portraits done. John worked with me to help craft a vision for what we would shoot, and then worked meticulously to execute it as we'd imagined. I couldn't be happier with the pictures and the experience of getting them taken."

Cian - Greenhill

John’s attention to detail is obsessive and impeccable. His photographs reflected my true spirit and captured a moment in time my senior year. I feel so thankful my parents made sure that I used John to start my new journey in life with beautiful images to use.

Clementine - HockaDay
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About John Derryberry

One of the country's leading portrait photographers, John Derryberry has worked with everyone from U.S. Presidential candidates to Texas cowboys, Japanese puppeteers and Nepalese holy men.

His images have appeared in museums, art galleries and magazines around the world. But he thrives on working with families, children and high school seniors in Dallas, where he’s based.

In the studio, John and his staff combine cutting-edge technology with classical techniques to produce the highest-quality prints. This blend of exquisite photography and superior printmaking makes John’s pictures stand out.


  • John makes portraits on the couture level. Every final image gets his obsessive attention to even the subtlest of details, and he is known for really capturing the personality of his clients. This attention makes his artworks stand apart.
  • He is a true professional whose primary university and post university training has been photography, photojournalism, art and art history. His extensive career has been dedicated to becoming one of the top portrait photographers in the country.
  • He shoots everything himself with an extensive array of top of the line equipment, and he carries backup equipment if the need arises. This saves everyone time.
  • John personally presents his selection of proofs, in a no pressure environment, and helps you think through your choices in image selection, display location, size, cropping, etc. Many find that this speeds up the process and helps them make better and faster final decisions.

Pictured: John standing on his car to get the perfect angle on a ranch photoshoot.

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