I’m Daniel and welcome! I’m a professional photographer here in Durham, North Carolina. After working in the corporate world for 15 years, I decided to pursue my passions and return to photography. Its been my passion since I was a kid and I consider myself very fortunate to do this for a living. I absolutely love the clients that come to my studio, and providing them with photography that exceeds their expectations and provides a positive solution for them. It gives me real satisfaction and fuels passion to be the best I can be every day. I enjoy working with all types of clients, from headshots and portraits, to weddings, commercial, and editorial work.
In addition to my studio and wedding photography, I also run a non-profit, teaching photography to underprivileged children in Uganda, and I hope to expand the project to other communities soon.
I absolutely love wildlife and animal photography, and I’ve been lucky to travel and work all over the world, photographing animals for campaigns and fundraising.
I’ve also had the pleasure of working on numerous campaigns and projects, having work featured in New York’s Times Square, Forbes Magazine, Wine Spectator, and numerous books.
In 2019, I directed short documentary about a cattle farm turned animal sanctuary, called Cows Come Home, which received numerous awards, including Best Short Documentary by the Anaheim Film Festival.
I enjoy speaking at events and participating on panel discussions about everything from photography to social justice issues.
If you have an interesting project, or need general photography services, I’d love to hear about it!
What Daniel’s Photography Clients Say
This was an absolute blast of an experience! Daniel knows his stuff and was worth every dollar. I can’t emphasize how much of a joy it was to work with him. Got my final headshots within days and they look great! Thanks Dan!
Daniel is very professional and you’ll have confidence he’ll give you great photos. I needed new business headshots, and he has other services and packages as well. I would definitely recommend. Support local Durham business owners.
Bravo! I met with Daniel after doing an online comparison of photographers local in the area because I just loved his portfolio. I signed up for the full makeup and hair package for my professional photos as I haven’t done them in years, and Daniel and his team over delivered. I love the results and will use them for years to come! I’m sure I’ll engage him for family photos as a next step.
My headshots turned out so nice — Thank-you Daniel!
This was my first time using a professional photographer…Daniel made me feel incredibly relaxed and the results were phenomenal…I can’t sat enough great things about Daniel and the entire process…he took some rather ugly raw clay and turned it into a fantastic finished product that was delivered from start to finish in two days!!! The price point was also very affordable…so if you have any doubts whatsoever, please use him for an unbelievable experience!
Such a talented photographer. Daniel and his team were a pleasure to work with. He is extremely talented and certainly has an eye for what will look best on camera. Highly recommend!
The photos are amazing!!! Daniel was very professional and prompt when I inquired about his services while looking for a photographer for a client. From scheduling the shoot, sending the proofs, and delivering the edits, all in one week, I would highly recommend Daniel for your actor headshots!!!
Daniel is absolutely amazing! A pleasure to work with. I am extremely pleased with my photos for my company magazine and my headshots. I highly recommend him for a professional and exceptional experience having photos made.
My experience with Daniel (as well as with Amity, for makeup and hair) couldn’t have been better. The studio atmosphere is relaxed and friendly, communication before, during, and after the session was excellent, and my headshots came out better than I might’ve hoped. I never enjoy having photos done, but Daniel made the session not only tolerable but an actual pleasure. Highly recommended!
Daniel is the real deal!! Wow I’m amazed of how my son’s pictures turned out, being that my son is very shy when it comes to photos, Daniel was able to make him look, and feel very comfortable, the pictures were for business cards, Daniel made them look very professional and also like modeling pictures! We will be coming back to him for sure! The only thing I regret is not meeting him, my husband and son told me he was very pleasant to work with.
Daniel is the best!!! Everything about this experience exceeded my expectations. I am often nervous in front of a camera, but from the jump Daniel was so kind and patient and created an environment in which I was able to relax and get some shots which truly blew me away. If you’re looking for professional, affordable headshots in the triangle, your search ends here!
Amazing experience! Daniel has a great eye for detail and was super nice and professional.
Daniel was amazing! Did a great ecommerce shot for me for far less than other people I reached out to. Super responsive thru text and friendly to work with. I highly recommend using him!
Daniel is a very professional photographer. I highly recommend him if you want excellent service and high quality photography. His touch-up is superb.
This was my first time taking any kind of professional photo and Daniel was so patient with me! He gave really good instruction and made me feel so much more comfortable behind the camera. Definitely will go back for some glam shots.
He did an amazing job, and was very accomodating with the appointment.
Daniel is an excellent photographer and an excellent person all around! He knew exactly what we needed and was very accommodating and friendly. My sons headshots came out AMAZING!!!! I would recommend him for all of your photography needs!!
Daniel is THE BEST – I needed professional headshots taken in a very short time frame and he delivered. The session was both fun and comfortable, even for someone like myself who usually hates having their picture taken. I heard about Daniel through several friends and after seeing their photos knew that I needed him to take mine as well. I am thrilled with how they turned out – he comes with my highest of recommendations and if I ever need more headshots or photos I know where I am going.
I wish I could give more than 5 stars. Daniel is incredible. He is completely professional, so talented and helped me feel at ease from the moment I walked into his studio. His online booking process is so easy and I received beautiful proofs the same day as my headshot shoot. Daniel’s photos gave me a lot of confidence going into my job search. He is efficient and talented while also being incredibly kind. You won’t regret hiring him for your next headshot or portrait!
There are so many “extras” when you choose Daniel for a branding session: prep & planning, creative input, honest feedback, a 5-star makeover, and a relaxed, unhurried session to bring out your best. If you want a creative partner to bring out your unique personality, I highly recommend contacting Daniel and his team.
So happy with my headshot experience! Daniel is very attentive and makes sure you feel comfortable throughout the entire process. He brought out the best photos of me. Definitely recommend!
Very professional, friendly, fast turnaround, great value. Would highly recommend.
Daniel was AMAZING! I needed a very specific style of “modern” headshots and he delivered EXACTLY what I was looking for. I love how Daniel listened to my wishes while still bringing his creativity and professional expertise to the table. It felt like we were two artists collaborating to come up with the best possible result!! He made the experience so comfortable and fun. Daniel went above and beyond and took his time during our shoot to make it perfect. I also received my photos SO fast! 10/10 recommend! Talented artist and wonderful person.
This is the second time I’ve asked Daniel to do my photos and he has consistently delivered. Cannot recommend him enough. He makes you feel at ease and makes great suggestions for your shoots. He’s a photographer, art director, fashion consultant, all rolled into one!
A very professional and pleasant experience for people like me who are not comfortable in front of the camera. Daniel explained the whole process very well, and was very responsive. Great photos in a very short time.
Absolutely loved my maternity shoot with Daniel. Hes a terrific photographer with wonderful quality work. Worry every penny!
Fantastic experience and wonderfully executed session. Daniel is talented, committed to the final product, and dedicated to his craft – a true artist. Thanks so much for the great results!
I’m very pleased with the photos Daniel took. I needed a headshot for my upcoming book, and Daniel did a wonderful job. He is professional and pleasant, and was happy to answer my questions before and during the session. An excellent photographer.
This was a great experience, and I’m very happy with the photos for my online portfolio!
I had the amazing opportunity to work with Daniel for my 37th birthday photoshoot. He was able to execute my vision perfectly! I had no experience in front of a camera but Daniel and his team made me feel so comfortable.
Daniel made me feel at ease. He is very skilled in bringing out your best image and his product is exceptional!
Full disclosure, I do not have much experience with professional photography, but even I could tell Daniel is a phenomenal one. He was professional, friendly, and helpful throughout the process. I thoroughly recommend him.
Daniel’s photography is unmatched. His ability to tell stories through this medium is remarkable, and he has moved countless hearts and minds towards a better tomorrow. Whether joy or sorrow, Daniel captures what it’s like to experience this planet. If you’re looking to share something with the world through a visual experience, look no further.
I went to Daniel to get professional headshots for my company’s website and I could not be happier with the experience and results. Great experience from beginning to end!
I cannot stress enough how happy and satisfied I am with Daniel and his work. I was so nervous about getting my headshots right, but he managed to make me feel comfortable and the results were way beyond my expectations.