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YOUR LOCAL PHOTOGRAPHER Born and raised in LA – a Southern Californian native – now completely addicted to traveling and taking his camera along wherever he goes.

Daniel initially graduated with an engineering degree and took a job in the oil industry, but later ditched it in order to pursue his passion for photography and people. In the last 5 years of running his own photography business, he has experience shooting everything from live concerts, corporate parties, weddings, high-end homes, studio models, and even automobiles. His thirst for knowledge and new challenges keeps his style innovative, blending techniques and ideas across different genres of photography and style to create his own.

Without a doubt though, weddings are his forte. The opportunity to closely get to know so many people from a wide range of cultures, histories, careers, religions, and beliefs makes for a dynamic experience in which Daniel thrives. Snapmotive was created in January 2008 as Daniel’s second wedding photography venture with the primary purpose to place value on every client; its aim is to capture the very best natural representation of each individual in order to reveal their true beauty.

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Justin S. Married on 05/01/2022
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Rainy memories captured, HOW'D HE DO IT??!

WOW! Daniel is an INCREDIBLE photographer! He was very punctual, and even gave me great tips and suggestions for a timeline since he's done this so many times! Our wedding was absolutely incredible. We expected sunshine, and it turned into a straight downpour from the night before our wedding all the way until the day after our wedding. Daniel was so down to earth, helping all of us bring fun and ecstatic energy while he captured each timeless moment. I still can't believe how our pictures came out, since it was literally down pouring. I am in awe of the moments captured from beginning and end, and would highly recombined his services as he is funny, personal, and professional.
Jeff Married on 09/16/2017
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Daniel has an Annie Leibovitz quote on his site: "A thing that you see in my pictures is that I was not afraid to fall in love with these people."

It's possibly the world's shortest business plan, but this is what sets Daniel apart from most wedding photographers. All these reviews have one thing in common — there is "something else" Daniel brings to the table that transforms the standard couple/photographer relationship into more than just a business transaction and the hope for a few great shots in your wedding album.

You will get amazing, unforgettable photos from Daniel — that's a given. The difference is you will also have fun, be comfortable, learn things about yourself and your partner, and make a new friend at the same time. Daniel's process, from minute one until your final photos are delivered, is designed and executed to make the couple as comfortable and relaxed as possible. He is approachable, fun, friendly, caring, and most of all, extremely accommodating. Using responsive communication and an included engagement session as a primer, you'll be as comfortable as possible in front of the lens by the time the wedding comes around. Being comfortable leads to more natural and relaxed behavior on the couple's part, interacting with Daniel as if he's an old friend while sharing laughs and conversation. The results are a REAL connection and a window into the true personalities of the couple, and that is what comes through in Daniel's images, setting them apart from the pack.

I have been to many weddings where the couple is panicked or stressed about wedding photos, and worse yet, the actual photographer there to record your most important day. A wedding is stressful enough without having to worry about whether or not you will not only "get along" with your photographer, but also if you're going to get a quality product within a reasonable time frame. With Daniel these things are a non-issue, and we couldn't be happier with the experience and results.
Sandi Married on 04/08/2017
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Ryan and I loved having Daniel photograph our wedding! He is truly like family and the photos were amazing. Mahalo nui loa for capturing every detail, special moment, and of course dance offs!
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Solace Weddings Solace Weddings Wedding Videographers

A great company to work with. We highly recommend. Thank you Solace Weddings LLC

Events by Evelynn Events by Evelynn Wedding Planners

I love Snapmotive! Dan is not only a phenomenal photographer, but he is a stand-up guy. As a wedding coordinator, I love working with him because he is on time, professional, easy to get along with, and a team player (hard qualities to find in a photographer!). His photos speak for themselves. Brides, you will be in great hands hiring him for your big, special day!

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