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  • 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!

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Wedding Planning & Design: SPark Event Consulting  l  Hair & Makeup: Kelly Zhang  l  Catering: Feast Catering  l  Floral Design: Heavenly Blooms  l  Music & Lighting: Honored Occasions  l  Wedding Venue: Annenberg Beach House  l  Ceremony & Cocktail Music: Cello Guy  l  Ceremony Officiant: Hollywood Lutheran

  • Wow, you guys! These are amazing! I especially love that wide shot of her sitting on the railing….the building behind them look so amazing!!!! Inspiring. :)

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!

Kirsten and Daryl are such a great example of why I document weddings. The best possible outcome after a wedding has passed is to become friends. And how they’ve blessed me! I first documented their engagement session at Disneyland about a year ago (here), and followed up with their beautiful wedding in Tahoe last year (here). Each time we’ve re-connected it’s been such a fun time.

This time around I was blessed to document their 1 year anniversary in San Francisco. Though it was a rainy day, we sure did have fun and grubbed on some epic food. In short, do not get “The Mighty Moose” from Jack’s. Unless you have a bottomless stomach, you will be defeated.

Here’s a few favorites from our time with them just a few weeks ago!

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