Dan Watson is the owner and principal photographer of Watson Studios. He has been obsessed with photography since the age of 18 when he took a darkroom photography class in high school. After studying Photography and Studio Art at Clark University, Dan went on to teach photography for several years and then received his Master of Fine Arts degree in Photography from the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2005.
Since 2007, Dan has been photographing weddings with a style that emphasizes the beautiful, timeless moments that are present at every wedding. Dan is passionate about weddings and his work has been featured in wedding numerous international publications such as Southern Weddings Magazine, Style Me Pretty, The Knot, Ruffled, Once Wed, Weddings Unveiled, Wedding Flowers Magazine, PDN Magazine, among others. He won First Place in the Top Knots International Wedding Photography Competition for Details and Watson Studios has been voted Best Wedding Photographers in Knoxville, TN several years in a row.
As a wedding photographer, Dan has had the privilege to photograph weddings in and around Knoxville, TN, Nashville, TN, Chattanooga, TN, Atlanta, GA, Asheville, NC, Highlands, NC, Charleston, SC, New Orleans, LA, Los Angeles, CA, San Francisco, CA, Mendocino, CA, Napa, CA, Seattle, WA, Portland, OR, Naples, FL, Ocho Rios, Jamaica, and Providenciales, Turks and Caicos. We are always looking for new places to visit and photograph, so please let inquire with with us about your Tennessee wedding, out of state wedding or destination wedding.
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Alexa Ortiz · Married on 08/31/2019
Wonderful Nashville-Based Team!
Dan and Kelly are both so kind and talented, and were a joy to work with. We booked Watson Studios more than a year and a half before our wedding date, and throughout that time they were always responsive to my many questions and thoughts. We could not be happier with our engagement and wedding photos and would highly recommend them for anyone getting married, whether in Nashville or elsewhere!Sent on 11/09/2019
Jenny · Married on 06/09/2018
Having Dan and his lovely wife at our wedding was like having two more friends there. They were easy to work with and the results were perfect! They captured the day in the most beautiful way. They are so incredible at what they do and as people who work in film, we were so impressed with the eye for composition, color, light, and spontaneity. Everyone looks beautiful, happy, and natural in our wedding photos. My husband says the heat was so intense and they were real troopers. He was in Starship Troopers and had to get a reference in since Dan and him are both sci-fi fans. highly recommend you use Watson Studios for all of your photography needs.Sent on 07/09/2018
Corrie · Married on 10/06/2017
I’ve never received so many compliments about anything as much as I did with my wedding photos! They exceeded my expectations and I’m so happy with my wedding photos:-)Sent on 01/02/2018
Absolutely Amazing Photographer!
Watson-Studios has shot some absolutely beautiful pictures at Club LeConte and we love showing their work to potential clients. Their Photoblaster is so much fun too!!
Does wonderful work! Their pictures are very clear and capture the moment. Love displaying in our studio and on our social networks!