Durango Senior Photographer

You are Unique.  Your Photos Should Be Too!

You are unique.  Your photos should be too!


Working with Gary VanDenBerg is about much more than just senior pics. Seniors have a lot going on during their senior year, but we believe that the experience and memories they make with us are worth their time.

Gary VanDenBerg as been awarded as one of 100 Best Senior High School Senior Photographers in the Nation by multiple Industry publications including Senior Style Guide (2020) and The Twelfth Year Magazine (2019). Gary offers professional photos that can match the expectations of both students AND parents.  Even better, there are no limitations when it comes to outfits or locations.  This means our seniors can get glorious traditional photos that appeal to most parents and students can go for the more trendy editorial look that we all see in magazines like Seventeen, Vanity Fair, Vogue, etc.

For students who are looking to shoot a lot of different looks, our subscription based rep program guides them through a series of monthly shoots that allow our clients to get a WIDE variety of looks in multiple environments and at different times of the year.  We emphasize this experience throughout their senior year by having a variety of themed shoots and opportunities to get photos taken - making our program unlike other senior portrait options out there. Don't worry... we know that seniors are busy.  Our clients get to decide how often they participate so they can still juggle all that senior year throws at them — no pressure.


If fun is what our clients are looking for, they will find that with us too! We'll create bonds of friendship during senior year.  We will rack up the fun and laughter and leave clients with a smile on their face.

We also love travel, so as you can imagine, destination shoots are our jam. So far we have had photo shoots on the Lava fields of Hawaii, the distinct beaches of the Oregon Coast (as well as Portland); The Bisti Badlands, Meow Wolf, Bonanza Creek Ranch, and Shiprock of New Mexico; the Las Vegas Strip, The Valley of Fire and Nelson Ghost town in Nevada;  The University of DePaw Campus in Greencastle, IN and have even shot a fashion campaign in downtown Chicago with seniors.  We also own and operate a full time studio in sunny Scottsdale, Arizona and are just a short half day drive away from warm summer days -- even during the middle of winter!

This year's trips are still in the making and pending given COVID-19 restrictions, but we do know we will spending time in our own backyard, shooting in our glorious high-mountain deserts of the Rocky Mountains.

Picking up what I'm putting down? Let's set up a meeting so we can see if we get along in the real world.  Every senior has unique ideas that they want to convey to match their aesthetic, and Gary is truly THE BEST at helping clients to achieve a wide variety of looks!

Class of 2022 - brace yourself - This is going to be GOOD!