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about DEAN

"When I was 2 years old my mother handed me a camera and a roll of Kodak "Instamatic" film... the rest is, as they say, history." - Dean Thomas

Dean graduated from Chapman University in 1988 with a double major in Communications and Art, and a minor in Photography.  After apprenticing with a highly regarded photography studio in Southern California, Dean opened his own studio on April 1st, 1990 (No Joke!)


"I like getting to know my clients.  It's not only what makes my job interesting, but I believe it plays a vital role in helping me create images that mean something to them as well".


"My First love, photographically speaking, was the work of Ansel Adams (I know that sounds like such a cliché).  I'm also a fan of Norman Rockwell's illustrations.  Whenever I can, I like to incorporate elements of both in my work".

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