Daniel is an accomplished photographer with 22 years as a professional capturing images that ranged from military operations in real time, to coverage of the President on behalf of the White House, to family photographs in the back yard, to the solemn home going ceremonies of military Veterans. His unique ey and technical skill has made him THE Go To photographer in the communities in which he has lived as well as on behalf of the organizations he has been a part of. His ease and wit and and ability to connect with people manifests itself in the confidence and beauty of the portraits he has taken over the years. As a top rated Washington DC area wedding photographer, Daniel captured the intimate and powerful moments of couples and families starting their lives together for more than a decade. He brought that same passion to his work at the US Department of Veterans Affairs where he was recognized as one of VA's national photographers and went around the country to tell visual stories on behalf of the federal agency. He has also worked with businesses great and small including DuPont, Jameson Whiskey and the Ratner Companies serving as their official photographer.
The ability to connect with people and capture what is truly unique and beautiful about them. I'm often told by clients that, when they look at the pictures, that it's them...but it's a side of them they didn't see before. I love getting that reaction and the confidence they receive when I show them the images on the back of the camera screen in the middle of a shoot.
What types of shoots have you done and how did you make them special?
The shoots I've done have run the gamut from technical to simply fun - especially family shoots and headshots for actors, business, and everyday people. I strive to make everyone feel like a star and that I am their personal paparazzi. I also don't rush people...especially children. I've found that if you just let a kid be a kid you will get the most out of them. The same goes for big kids (i.e. adults).
Awards, honors, and recognitions received
Member of Professional Photographer's of America Selected as Veterans Affairs National Photographer Selected by the White House to shoot official presidential and vice presidential visit images Have had images used by CNN and national and regional news outlets
A fun fact about this photographer
Before I was a photographer I was an artist - which I think helps me to "see" things a little different than others. I'm also an accomplished writer and poet and have performed spoken word at multiple venues.