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Compare the photos on this website to anyone else’s and you’ll see the difference in a very big way.  Your portraits will be better than you ever imagined.  You will Love your images or we’ll give you your money back.  No other studio is bold enough to make that guarantee.


Selecting a photographer who is fun and personable makes a big difference in your finished images.  When you’re relaxed and comfortable and having fun, it shows in your portraits.   Tyson has a way of making even the most camera-shy seniors feel and look great.


Most studios take the same poses for everyone, resulting in cookie cutter senior pictures.  Not at Zahner Photography.  Tyson will treat you like the unique individual that you are.  He listens to your ideas.  He asks lots of questions and he makes an extra effort to make your senior portraits creatively unique unlike anybody else’s.


First and foremost, Tyson listens to your ideas and is willing to discuss exactly the kinds of photos you want. You can bring pictures to show him what you like. He listens!      (Oh—and he listens to parents, as well.)

During your photo shoot, you will be amazed as Tyson performs his magic. Every pose, every expression is natural; it just feels right.  Of course there are a lot of people out there with ‘nice cameras’.  But you and I both know  it’s not the camera that takes the pictures—only the skill, knowledge and creativity of the person behind the camera can get the shot.  This is what separates Tyson and this is why it’s never a good idea to trust your once-in-a-lifetime portrait to a once-in-a-while photographer.


Your photographer, Tyson Zahner, is recognized as one of the top senior photographers in the country. His extreme talents and broad experience in working with seniors will help you to feel completely relaxed and comfortable at your session.

If you feel good while you’re being photographed, you’ll look great in your portraits! Tyson has a way of making even the most camera-shy seniors feel and look great.

In fact, many seniors frequently tell us how relaxed and comfortable they feel. You’ll never feel rushed or tense at Zahner Photography.

Most studios take the same poses for everyone, resulting in cookie-cutter senior pictures. Not at Zahner Photography! Tyson will treat you like the unique individual that you are. He listens to your ideas. He asks lots of questions so both you and your parents get exactly what you want.

And most importantly, he makes the extra effort to make your senior portraits creatively unique, unlike anybody else’s.

Check out the photos on this website.  Compare them to anyone else’s and you’ll see the difference in a very big way.  Your portraits from Zahner Photography will be better than you ever imagined.

You will Love your images or we’ll give you your money back.  No hassles, ever!  No other studio is bold enough to make that promise!

In addition to all the variety you get in your photographs, you also have more choices than anywhere else in selecting the portraits you want to own. At Zahner Photography, there are no minimum orders—you get exactly what you want, with no hassles, no high-pressure sales, ever.

You may choose gift portraits individually that start at just $45. Basic packages range from $349-$649, or you can get all-inclusive packages beginning at $1095 that include a full range of gift portraits, wall images, photo books, wallets, collages, and even graduation announcements. Some seniors spend $400, a few spend $4000—but what you get is up to you!


Tyson Zahner Photography—Lauren Eby, Sikeston
"You only have senior pictures once.  Tyson was worth every penny"

A good camera can’t take a good portrait; only a trained, talented and experienced professional photographer can. Would you let someone cut your hair just because they have a nice pair of scissors? Or make your prom dress because they have a fancy sewing machine? Or work on your car because they own a set of wrenches? Of course not. A camera is only as good as the person behind it—and Tyson is one of the best in the country. Don’t trust your important senior portraits to anyone else!  Lorie Moore, one of our mothers from Bloomfield told us this story, “My daughter had a friend that had two sets of portraits done by non-professionals.  She wasn’t happy with either set.  The lighting was off and the colors were faded.  A Professional understands how to use the camera and lighting to their advantage.  Anyone can take a picture, but it takes a professional to make a portrait.”

Many people do. But listen to what Tonya Uelsmann (Brock’s mom) from Scott City said: “Getting your picture taken can be intimidating.  Tyson has the ability to make you feel comfortable while doing your session.  My son felt at ease.  He didn’t know what he wanted, but Tyson had a vision, he took control of the session and gave suggestions to help the process go so much easier. “  Madison Smith from Sikeston HS commented, “My session was very relaxed, and I felt comfortable.  I didn’t feel rushed and it was actually a really fun atmosphere.”

With session fees of only $75, print packages starting at just $349 and three month payment plans, you can afford Zahner Photography’s quality. We know that senior portraits are important, so Tyson works hard to make sure you get what you want while staying within your budget.  We bring the best value in the area for high quality senior portraits. Shelby Starzingerfrom Jackson HS said, “It’s definitely worth the money to capture this once-in-a-lifetime moment.”   This is one of the few times in your life you will get a professional portrait.   Chuck Hagerty(Chase’s dad) from Cape said, “Don’t waste your time and money on something ‘close’ enough.  This is your child and only the best memories are deserving for them!”

If you like what you see here better, cancel your appointment and schedule at Zahner Photography. Take a very close look at the creativity, clarity, color and variety of the portraits you see here. Note how relaxed, comfortable and just plain good everyone looks. Now look at the pictures from any other studio’s flyers.  When you compare, there’s really no comparison. Zahner Photography will rock your senior portraits—call today for your appointment!

Each module allows for 2 outfits. Most clients choose 2-4 modules for their photo shoot. (Prints are purchased separately)


Traditional, casual or formal poses in our camera room with state-ofthe-art lighting. Most seniors choose Studio for one of their shoots.



Shoot in any two outdoor locations up to 5 miles from our studio in Jackson. Fields, creeks, parks, back alleyways, Railroads, fences, uptown and more can all be found within 5 miles from our studio.



What’s your thing? Sports, music, pets, hobbies or any other activities done in the studio only.



Want to get away or shoot somewhere exclusive? With the Excursion, we can travel to farther locations like historic downtown Cape Girardeau, Bollinger Mill or we can even shoot a location that’s unique to you such as your home or a family farm. Travel distance includes up to 15 miles for this unique and personlized session (extra distance can be added for a fee).



On-location dramatic shots of you doing what you do best. Slam dunk on the court. Swimming in the pool. Rocking your instrument on stage. Unique magazine quality images you’ll treasure for the rest of your life!

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Tyson is a full time photographer (in addition to being a full time husband and father) in Southeast Missouri where he lives with his wife, Rachel and their two children. Tyson has been photographing portraits and weddings since 2006. He is one of the most sought after portrait photographers in the area.

He is also recognized by his photography peers as one of the leaders in the industry. He’s always on the cutting edge of new photographic styles, lighting and editing techniques. His work has been published in magazines and he strives to give every client a unique, personalized experience while providing tremendous value, amazing photos and incredible customer service.


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