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People, Places, Stories

Take a look around the site and the places I post regularly and you’ll see 3 things:  Amazing Places, People, and Stories about Inspiring Businesses and Entrepreneurs.  I’m passionate about each and would love to work with you to showcase the beating heart of your business in photos.


Who is Dan?

I'm based in Portland Oregon and I love telling great visual stories about how it feels to be in this place, at this moment, with these people. 

My style and approach is direct, clean, classic, and true.

I love authentic moments and beautiful - natural light. I spend an awful lot of time hunting them down, but I'm not afraid to make my own if it will help tell the story!

Oregonian for life, Coffee Nerd, Curator of Breakfast foods, Lover of music with a groove. Husband to an amazing woman named Emily, Dad to Caedon- DJ and electronic music lover, Aislynn- the princess of crafts and spicy cheese, and Gavin- who schools grown men in the art of gaming. Also, we all belong to a crazy Chocolate lab named Bailey that thinks she's a human.


"Dan is totally accommodating, got some great shots and got the job done well.  Seriously folks, if you need to 'know a guy' in photography, Dan is the man for the job."

--Philip DeSemple, Financial Services Professional

“Dan is everything that you’d want in a photographer…skilled, smart and easy to work with. In short: awesome!”

-- Brad Smith, Executive Director, WebVisions


"Dan is really friendly and approachable, and he made me comfortable during our shoot. Because he took the time to get to know me in advance, he captured the essence of my character. If you need someone to help you tell your story through images, I highly recommend Dan for the task. He’s a solid choice."  
-Mark Wyner, UX/UI Designer, Developer, Speaker, Writer

“I have worked with Dan on multiple occasions as a business photographer. Each photo shoot has demonstrated his ability to listen, ask the right questions about the brand, and get it right every time. His ability to find the beating heart of a business and bring it forward in photography is what sets him apart, not to mention his easy, straightforward manner and honesty. I would highly recommend Dan if you want to take your business to the next level by demonstrating what you do and who you are as a brand.”

- Veronica Bishop, 5S Organizing Consultant | Digital Marketer

"Dan is so easy to work with and really cares about creating a great experience. He was able to create perfect photos of my space, team, and even capture some video, all in one session. I appreciate that he has a business background so he understands his clients' perspective and keeps it professional. Highly recommend."

Ciara Pressler, Founder, Pregame

I am one of those people who generally dislikes having pictures taken of themselves. My experience with Dan completely changed that impression!  The session was comfortable and relaxing. The portraits are some of the best, if not best, that I have had taken of me. He really captured me at my best. I am impressed with his "eye" and skill. Overall, a truly wonderful experience.

Scott Musch, Executive, Cambia Health Solutions