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Our Favorite Photos Of The Criminal Minds Cast

Photography by Matt Hoyle.

A look back at some of the best Criminal Minds cast photographs

As the longtime hit procedural drama series Criminal Minds gets ready to say farewell and wraps up its final 15th season, the creative team at Watch! investigates their favorite photos of television's badass FBI profilers.

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Watch all-new episodes of Criminal Minds on Wednesdays at 9/8c on CBS and CBS All Access.

Dr. Spencer Reid knows how to relax

\u200bMatthew Gray Gubler of Criminal Minds lounging in armchair at the a bar.

Photography by Christopher Ross.

See a totally different side of the beloved BAU squad—like Matthew Gray Gubler, who has played quirky brainiac Dr. Spencer Reid since season 1—showing us his best model behavior for this smoldering shot.

Christopher Ross, the magazine's Director of Photography, jokes that: "This was one of the last shots captured and I think MGG was going to kill me if we didn't wrap soon!"

He adds that the Criminal Minds star certainly earned this moment and it's one of his favorite outtakes from a memorable shoot. "He never once complained about being outside in the freezing cold on a mountain in Park City all day, not exactly dressed for the weather either. Here he finally got to warm up with a Moscow Mule."


Looking good, Luke Alvez!

Adam Rodriguez sitting in the passenger seat of a hot rod.

Photography by Michael Parmelee.

"Date night anyone? I love a good prop car to go along with our incredibly talented actors like Adam Rodriguez!" — Alice Ross, Deputy Photo Editor

Dr. Tara Lewis sending out the smoke signals

Aisha Tyler standing on train platform.

Photography by Robert Trachtenberg.

"We were aiming for a nostalgic and visually thrilling film noir environment. Aisha Tyler played the part with a confident brilliance—all in a small, 4-foot-wide space filled with smoke. This was such a moody and sexy image that really set the tone for the shoot." — Ed Mann, Creative Director

Jennifer "JJ" Jareau mesmerizes in Monaco

A.J. Cook lounging on her side, a marina in the backdrop.

Photography by Christopher Ross.

"A.J. Cook's cerulean blue dress perfectly complements the French Riviera! She was such a good sport for letting us pull her away from the Monte-Carlo Television Festival in Monaco to get a few quick portraits." — Alice Ross, Deputy Photo Editor

Matthew Simmons is right on track

Daniel Henney leaning out the back of a vintage train car.

Photography by Robert Trachtenberg.

"This year, I finally had the opportunity to work with Daniel Henney ... such a cool dude. Robert Trachtenberg photographed and the two of them made some serious magic together. The location was the Travel Town Museum in Griffith Park, but visually it felt like the Roaring 20s by way of steam! A timeless shoot for us." — Christopher Ross, Director of Photography

No perp is safe from pretty Emily Prentiss

Emily Prentiss in a leather trench coat.

Photography by Matt Hoyle.

"Such a fun shoot! We hired photographer Matt Hoyle for a very cinematic look. Paget Brewster totally got into her espionage character and every setup was like a movie still. I think this one might need a sequel ..." — Christopher Ross, Director of Photography

David Rossi has got the look

Joe Mantegna sitting in front of a vintage train locomotive.

Photography by Robert Trachtenberg.

"This was the second time I had the honor to work with Joe Mantegna. The first time was on a golf course some years ago. But like a pro, Joe went the extra mile, and scaled the front of this vintage engine. He pulled together a glance that commands wisdom, sophistication, and drive." — Ed Mann, Creative Director

Cool and chic Penelope Garcia

Kirsten Vangsness in black trench coat.

Photography by Robert Trachtenberg.

"Kirsten Vangsness owned this moment on the edge of this vintage train car. Her poise is on point, so perfectly composed. You would never know that the photographer was hanging from the opposite car with light and smoke being streamed in her direction." — Ed Mann, Creative Director

Dr. Spencer Reid, aka James Bond, is a smooth criminal

Matthew Gray Gubler in a black tux in the snow in front of helicopter.

Photography by Christopher Ross.

"No Photoshop here. The pilot signaled to see if we were ready to shoot and we signaled back. He fired up the propellers and just before the snow went EVERYWHERE and we almost got knocked over, I snapped this shot." — Christopher Ross, Director of Photography

These BAU beauties set the scene

Paget Brewster, Kirsten Vangsness, and A.J. Cook having martinis at a hotel bar.

Photography by Matt Hoyle.

The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner in McLean, Virginia was the perfect luxury backdrop for this shoot. The ladies' elegance fit right in! — Alice Ross, Deputy Photo Editor

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