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In December I had the honor of helping Edmond with his plan to propose to his gorgeous, now-fiancé Erin, at the legendary Nikita Malibu Restaurant. It was the most perfect Malibu evening complete with nothing but the sound of the ocean, just under the most romantic candle lit scene. I had a blast being a part time ninja in hiding and then coming out from behind a tree to document such a sweet moment. Edmond and Erin, thank you so very much. I’m very much looking forward to what’s ahead!

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Josh and Amanda have been longtime friends of ours who are also our road trip buddies. And for the holidays, we headed to San Francisco with a few planned photo stops in between of this gorgeous couple. The Golden Gate Bridge, Marin Headlands and Sutro Baths were just some of the adventures we had with these great friends of ours, along with eating our way through the city of course! Always thankful for these two.

  • Love these! That light is gorgeous!!!

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Stephanie and CJ’s engagement session took place in the beautiful Wrightwood Mountains, and it was just an amazing time to really get to know this beautiful couple. They are such kind and sweet people, and I felt overwhelmed with joy to be able to have the honor of documenting their wedding in 2 weeks, at the Anaheim White House! This shoot could not have been possible without the help of my good friend, and talented stylist/design, Kaleb Norman James Design. Thank you Stephanie and CJ for making my job incredibly easy. Love you two!

  • Holly

    Most Amazing, Gorgeous pictures ever!!! I love the lamp pictures!

  • These are gorgeous!! way to go!

  • Amazing photos.

  • Stephanie

    Love these photos!! The blog looks awesome!

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I had an amazing day documenting some of my closest friends, and fellow photographers, Tim and Jess. Your friendship is a blessing!

  • We love all of these so much, Daniel! Thank you for these treasures :)

  • Love these Daniel, the colors & lighting are so perfect! Gorgeous family session! :)

  • This family look so happy. Beautiful photos of an adorable family :)

  • Wow, what a gorgeous session! The family, the location, the light… all so beautiful!

  • This makes me want to be friends with them… You absolutely captured their personalities, and this backdrop + their outfit choices make this perfect!!! And, that last pic is super awesome.

  • Oh my gosh, all of these are so lovely! What a beautiful family. LOVE this rustic location, too. So sweet! Great work!

  • What an awesome session! I love everything about this. Truly an amazing job!

  • SO gorgeous. Beautiful light, color, and beautifully full of life!!

  • Great light, personality, and what a sweet baby! All around fabulous!

  • You’ve got it going on. These photos are amazing!

Late last year Donal Doherty, an awesome photographer in Ireland, contacted me to set up a session of himself and the beautiful Margaret. Little did she know, Donal would be proposing the evening of the shoot. Together Donal and I picked the location, the talented Jace Brooklyn to provide a sweet serenade, the perfect makeup and hair work of Amy Clark and the man Jacob Nichols to film the whole day. Throughout the day I knew Donal would be nervous, but as the evening approached, a calming overcame the land for the most beautiful proposal, atop the hills of Malibu.

While I knew Donal briefly from industry conventions, it was such a blessing and honor getting to know both him and Margaret, and celebrating their engagement at WPPI. They’re both such uplifting and beautiful people, who are such a blast to work with. Thank you Donal and Margaret for your friendship and everlasting laughter and love!

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  • Joel

    Awesome location, interesting style. Love that they got a guitarist for the shoot!

  • awesome moments captured!! I’m sure they will treasure this for life. Awesome job!

  • Great captured moments, Daniel. I love her outfits, too!