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Images by Daniel Michael is an award-winning wedding photographer based in Cincinnati, Ohio, serving the Tri-State area and beyond. They expect to deliver a first-class experience with stunning wedding photography in a reasonable, all-inclusive wedding package.

But most importantly...

They are here for you. This wedding planning process is confusing and at times, challenging. They would like to guide you through it step by step to ensure a flawless feeling on your wedding day. A lengthy and thorough teaching program ensures each Images by Daniel Michael photographer is experienced and ready to give you nothing but the best. Each of the photographers has mastered a variety of styles and techniques to capture the unique aspects of your day. This allows a simplified package including full-day coverage, fully edited photos, and a copyright release standard. Full-size weddings include a three-person team standard as well.

The three-person team is designed to guide you through your day so you can savor the little things while they capture them. While the artistry can be breathtaking, it's capturing memories and relationships that make your photos truly unique. It is NOT each individual photographer's style that matters; it is their interpretation of your styles and capturing your memories that matter.

Images by Daniel Michael Photography was established in 1999 and has become the most-awarded Photography Studio in all of Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky. Our focus is to create a no-pressure environment with natural interaction then blend a variety of styles and stunning techniques to capture those moments for you to cherish for a lifetime. Our number 1 priority is making sure your day is perfect; then, we can capture it in stunning images.

Services Offered
Images by Daniel Photography provides a wide array of photography services. Their services include:

  • Additional hours are unnecessary since the day is all inclusive
  • Custom graphics are generally not needed due to the timeless editing style
  • High-resolution files of all images, fully edited and ready to print
  • Multiple locations
  • A one-event-per-day policy
  • Second shooter

Other services
Although weddings are their specialty, Images by Daniel Photography offers additional services. These include:

  • Boudoir portraits
  • Engagement portraits
  • Family portraits
  • Newborn portraits
  • Trash-the-dress portraits

Areas covered
Images by Daniel Michael Photography services the following areas:

  • Cincinnati
  • Kentucky
  • Indiana
  • Destination Locations Around the World!

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the starting price for your wedding photography services?


Which of the following are included in the starting price?

2nd Shooter
Add'l Hours
Engagement Shoot
High-Res Images
Multi. Locations
One Event / Day
Digital Files

What is the price of your most popular wedding package?


Which of the following are included in the price of your most popular wedding package?

2nd Shooter
Add'l Hours
Engagement Shoot
High-Res Images
Multi. Locations
One Event / Day
Digital Files

What primary photographic style do you identify with?


What photography services do you offer?

Additional Hours
Boudoir Shoot
Destination / Travel
Engagement Shoot
High-Res Images
One Event / Day
Second Shooter
Wedding Portraits

What photography items do you offer?

Digital Files
Flush Mount
Matted Prints
Save the Date
Thank You Cards
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Marjorie Z. Married on 04/14/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Eric was amazing!

The whole team at Images by Daniel Michael was professional and helpful! Eric our main photographer answered all our questions over the months leading up to the wedding! The day of the wedding they were punctual and helped keep us on schedule. They were even down to help us sneak away from our reception to take beautiful firework photos! They were open to our ideas and feedback, would highly recommend!
Alex Married on 10/21/2022
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Don and his staff were amazing

Loved working with them. Don and his staff did an amazing job.
Marion L. Married on 09/16/2022
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Marion & Bryan Wedding

Johnny is absolutely amazing to work with. He went out of his way to make sure we loved our engagement photos and were comfortable with taking photos. He was a lot of fun to work with in the year leading up to our wedding. Johnny and Rick were a great team on the day of the wedding, making for a lot of amazing photos being taken. We couldn’t have asked for a better experience and love how all our photos turned out, especially the wedding day ones. We would recommend Images by Daniel Michael, especially Johnny Darwish, to anyone looking for a photographer.
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Daniel Michael
Daniel Michael
Master Photographer

The driving force behind everything I do is the relationships I have and will develop. I love our couples, their families and friends. Our photographers and all our team members are like family. Capturing those relationships is an absolute joy. There is no type of photography more personal than your wedding photography and that starts with your relationship with your photographer. Everything we do from hiring, training, packaging and style is designed to make create a personalized experience with photos that showcase you, your style and your memories.

Artistically, my greatest strength is being able to identify your personal and stylistic preferences and then blend your style and mine to make photos that are not just creative but completely unique to you, your day and the relationships you have with the people you've invited to your wedding. You are one-of-a-kind and I expect your wedding photos to reflect that.

A little about me, I was born and raised in one the west side of Cincinnati and attended Oak Hills High School. I then received my degree from the University of Cincinnati which is when I discovered my love for photography. It wasn't something I dreamed of as a child. It's something I didn't find until I was already in college. I would have never dreamed then that I'd ever be running the #1 rated Wedding Studio in the tri state.

I have since moved to the east side and then to northern part of Cincinnati. I have three kids who are all growing up way too fast. I enjoy boating with family and friends, water skiing and floating on the water with a quality bourbon and cigar as the kids play on the rafts. I'm a big sports fan starting with the Bearcats but also love catching the Reds, Bengals, FC Cincinnati and on occasion the Cyclones. I like to travel though I primarily go north to the French River in Canada or Niagara Falls or south to Cumberland, Lake Norris, Florida and the Caribbean. I absolutely love taking cruises and meeting new people and seeing new places. I have yet to travel out west but it's on my bucket list! I'd love to get to the Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, Hawaii and Alaska. I love a good discussion with someone who has a different perspective than my own as I don't know how to grow without hearing different perspectives. I view our studio approach the same way. I like hosting events and being with the people I care about. I'd love for you to be one of those people!!

--Daniel Michael, Photographer, President
--14 Straight Knot Best of Awards
--13 Straight Wedding Wire Couple's Choice Awards
--Knot Hall of Fame Inaugural Class
--US Commerce Association Hall of Fame, 10 consecutive years

Don Schvart
Don Schvart
Master Photographer

"The photograph embraces the moment with the promise of offering it again."

Quite a responsibility, if you ask me. This is one of my loves, along with my wife, kids, baking bread, raising chili peppers and so on. Wedding Photography has offered me an opportunity to incorporate my passion for “painting with light” while blending in as part of your wedding day capturing the little candid moments as well as the major events. I want to incorporate the traditional as well as the trendy and dramatic. I want you to see the love you have for each other as well as your family and friends blended with your style and mine captured forever in breathtaking images. It is my duty to tell the story of what makes your wedding unique. What truly makes your wedding photos unique is YOU.

Personally, I'm married with grown kids and live near our studio in Reading. I was born in Romania and have lived in several countries and speak 5 languages. I was a chef and worked in the hospitality industry quite a few years before pursuing photography full time. I still love to cook and grow as much of my own food as possible in my backyard garden. I love learning about different cultures and especially love cooking and eating Indian cuisine. I love wine but really enjoy a nice bottle of Chianti.

Don Schvart, Master Wedding Photographer
--2011 Photographer of the year
--2012 Photo of the year Bronze Medal
--2013 Photo of the year Silver Medal
--2014 Photo of the year Winner
--2014 Daniel Michael Award for Excellence
--2015 Don Schvart Award for Excellence (Newly named in appreciation of Don's talents efforts to improve our studio)
--2015 Photo of the year Silver Medal
--2016 Photo of the year Bronze Medal
--2017 Photo of the year Honorable Mention
--2018 Photo of the year Bronze Medal
--2019 Photo of the year Silver Medal
--2019 Employee of the Year

Johnny Darwish
Johnny Darwish
Master Photographer

I pursued my passion for film photography at The Ohio University, graduating with a Bachelors in Digital Media and a second in Film Photography Studies. I am always excited to chronicle the happiest day of your life as your wedding photographer. I strive to find those details, those moments that set your wedding apart from any wedding I've photographed in the past. No two weddings are alike, and I love it! Your photos will do more than just document your big day; they will capture the relationships you have with the special people that celebrate your day with you so you can relive your wedding for many years to come.

Personally I became a first time dad to an amazing daughter in July of 2020. She is my world and when I'm not photographing you, I'm playing with or photographing her! I'm a passionate Star Wars fan as well as quite a few other science fiction movies. Ask me and find out which!

Johnny Darwish, Master Wedding Photographer
--2014 Photojournalist of the Year
--2014 Photo of the Year Honorable Mention
--2015 Photo of the Year Winner
--2016 Photo of the Year Winner
--2016 Photographer of the Year
--2017 Photo of the Year Silver Medal
--2018 Photo of the Year Silver Medal
--2019 Photo of the year Finalist

Professional Network & Endorsements

21 Endorsements
Benken Florist Benken Florist Wedding Florists

Great to work with and very nice pictures!

The Woodlands The Woodlands Banquet Halls

Daniel Michael Photography is simply the best. Daniel is a great person and has an awesome staff. Very professional with your best interests in mind.

Douglas Adam Entertainment Douglas Adam Entertainment Wedding DJs

What can you say about Dan & his whole crew that hasn't been said by the 100's of couples and vendors before. He is as close to automatic as it comes. What I mean by that is, when you know you are going to be working with Dan or his team, your stress level goes down. You know you are working with a true pro who "Gets It". Here's to many more years working together....

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