-Rick and Susan J (Awesome Parents of a Bride)
Hi, I'm Dan, and I am really excited you are here; I know how important photography is to you and your wedding to capture these moments. My love for photography started in 2008 taking epic landscape photos and dramatic aviation shots while serving in the US Army overseas in Germany and the Middle East. Within the first year I had already shot my first wedding, as a gift, for one of the Soldier's that worked for me. I immediately fell in love with it, the stories, the beautiful backdrops, the families and friendships, the celebrations...
Charleston, SC is an amazing place to have a wedding. I shoot here, the surroundings communities, as well as travel to other states for weddings. I will not just capture the magical moments at your wedding, I will bring that magic into your photos. This takes not just the journalistic style provided by so many wedding photographers, but also an artistic eye behind the lens. My eye. I want your shots to feel like they should grace the covers of magazines and articles and still feel authentic to you; I will be there capturing the organic moments of your wedding, the guests, the bride and groom, the details, the kiss, and everything in between, as well as creating those shots that can truly define and represent the magic that is taking place all around you.
I'm married to my beautiful wife Laura, who also happens to be my awesome assistant and is fantastic at helping out on wedding day as an unofficial photography oriented event planner to keep your photography on track. I have a 3 year old son who I'm willing to rent out as an adorable ring bearer, and a one year old daughter who, well, let's face it, is only going to be able to help you by bringing a smile to your face.
I've shot in places from Arkansas to Austria, from South Carolina to Italy, famous churches, friends farms, grand hotels, and backyards; I've shot weddings in 3 states and 2 countries and am excited to continue adding to this. I've been fortunate that my unique, personal style blending artistic, cinematic, and journalistic photography has graced magazines and won multiple awards in real, judged competitions including one grand prize that gave Laura and I an awesome honeymoon to Italy (wine and chocolate tour!). This style and unparalleled customer service is what you will get from me. Every time.
* Laura told me I should throw this image in for fun (She took it; by the way she will also be taking photos for you at every wedding, and she's pretty good herself). This was taken in January 2015 on Bull Island, SC, just outside of Mount Pleasant and Charleston, SC. When I'm not out shooting weddings and other romantic engagements, I like to take my gear outdoors and, well, see what I run into.