A little about Dan and the work that he has been able to create over the years.
I’m Dan. I had the privilege to grow up surrounded by the natural beauty of Northern Michigan and the kind, welcoming people who call this place home. I am a husband, a father, an explorer, a lover of the outdoors, and a storyteller.
I enjoy a good meal with close friends and family or sitting around a bonfire in the middle of summer. It’s crazy to think for 15 years now I’ve been able to do what I love.
My wife and I met in high school and have been smitten with each other ever since. So much so that we decided to tie the knot and start our family. My wife is my best friend; she has encouraged, pushed, and believed in me since the beginning. She is the reason I pursued photography and have been living my dream. It’s because of both her love—and the love of my Lord and Savior—that I’ve been able to meet incredible couples and families and capture their beautiful stories. It is through her support that I get to cherish these moments with you and many more. I love my family more than anything.
FOUNDER + VISUAL STORYTELLER
"We can’t say enough good things about him, the fun-loving environment he creates while taking photos and the quality of photos!"
- Mere + JOn
A little bit
» I have been married for 13 years! Married my high school sweetheart
» I have two sons, two daughters and a mutt dog.
» I used to make wedding cakes, very short term and many years ago.
» I’ve had many injuries involving stitches. Most recent was my thumb.
» Went to CMU to study film but changed paths to journalism and art.
» I worked as a photojournalist before starting photography business.
» I’ve torn my ACL in both knees playing Ultimate Frisbee.
» I was born in California, raised in Michigan.
» “Ain’t” is a word, and I use often. Oh, “y’all” too.
» I've traveled for 3 months with my family across the country, while living in a camper.
» I love to wrestle with my kids and I typically win. I feel My glory days are coming to and end with 4 on 1 though.
» I'm kind of AWKWARD in front of the camera.
It’s our privilege to spend milestone events with couples and families. We’re committed to knowing you, hearing you, and capturing your moments—big and small—with authenticity and ease.
Our documentary-style approach freezes moments in time, so you can treasure the memories for a lifetime to come.
With an artistic eye and attention to detail, we capture the sweet kisses, the belly laughs, and the small moments that mean the most. We understand the importance of these photographs and the role they play in telling your story.