the essence of potential

My vision for my senior clients is to capture the spirit of who they are right now, before moving forward in life and fully becoming who they will be. There’s an individuality and energy surrounding high school students that sometimes morphs in the process of becoming an adult, and capturing that before it changes is so important.

I take it upon myself to offer my seniors an epic and unique experience, while offering parents a window into who they were before they become who they will be.

how it works

the Consultation  |  First things first, let’s get to know each other! We’ll meet somewhere comfortable and just chat, talking about likes & dislikes, locations, ideas. Then we’ll decide on a session plan and start scheduling!

the Shoot  |  The big day, the model experience, the epic beginning of a senior memory! We’ll spend a couple of hours together with whoever you want to bring with you and create some beautiful images, and have some fun!

the Reveal  |  About two weeks after your shoot, we’ll meet up again and spend some time looking through your final images. This is nearly as fun as the shoot! Here you’ll decide which images to include in the products that come with your collection, as well as any extra items you didn’t know you wanted until you saw the amazing images!

Sound like what you’re looking for? Reach out to me and let’s start the process!

  • Barb

    Dan was completely professional and able to work with the props we brought to the shoot, including our dog. He had a complete plan in mind so that we could maximize the daylight and sunset. He took the time needed to “get it right”.

    The method of viewing and paring down the finished pictures was very helpful allowing us to go back and review very easily. Probably the best feature was getting a photo app that allowed us to post on facebook and instantly send to friends and family.

  • Julie

    Dan Shallenberger photography has been so professional in delivering his talents when he took my daughter Kalyn's senior portraits. Anyone who has seen the pictures comments on how professional and awesome they are. Kalyn was so pleased with how they turned out and shared them with others immediately. Dan’s pictures far exceed our expectations of talent, professionalism, and portraits we will cherish for many years to come.

    Thank you Dan for all you do in making memories come alive through your creative presentation and excellent professionalism through the process.


My process doesn’t involve a “session fee” per se, as my collection price is all inclusive. I wanted your booking experience to be as simple as possible, so I offer one collection for $395.

the Digital Collection  |  This collection includes your own personal senior portrait mobile app, customized  just for you, filled with 15 of your favorite images from your session ready to share to your hearts content on your favorite social media platform. You will also receive those same 15 images as high-resolution digital files ready to use however you want… prints, canvas wraps, albums, whatever you want!

Additional digital images and products are available, but are completely optional.

how do I book?

If this sounds like what you’re looking for, reach out to me! Either head over to my contact page, or just fill out the quickie form below. Additionally, feel free to text me at 513-258-9250. I can’t wait to hear from you!