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
“Their gift to beautifully capture pure & candid moments did not go unnoticed!”
- URSULA + JACK
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 is an honor to be a part of your big day. We’re committed to getting to know you, understanding your vision, and capturing your once in a lifetime moments with authenticity and ease.
Our documentary-style approach allow you to be preset in the moment so that you can treasure these memories for a lifetime.
With an artistic eye and attention to detail, we capture the sweet kisses, the heartfelt vows, and the intimate moments that mean the most. We understand the importance of your wedding photographs and the role they play in showing your love story.