Monday, June 11, 2018

The IN-side... NOT Photography!

Flashback... Comics and cartoons...

Cartoons were one of my earliest inspirations to pursue a creative career. And I'm sure they gave many creative children inspiration. Pursuing illustration and graphic publishing led me into digital graphics, where I worked as a communications designer nearly ten years - for the prison industry. I got to design marketing materials and newsletters, nation wide recruiting campaigns, direct photo shoots and produce videos for training and promotion. I love to create robust marketing content libraries!

Here is a little piece of something that never saw the light of day. I illustrated and colored these on my own time, working with some talented and creative writers as well, hoping to lighten the mood in the prison industry! We proposed them for a newsletter, but they didn't make the cut.

After the event, 2017, Nashville

Event Photography is about the entertainment value as much as the pictures later.
The photographer's job is to make people feel good and have fun... and to make that memory last beyond the event with memories.

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Monte James' New Album Cover...

About a year ago, I took spent some time shooting Monte James as he performed his live country music show in Nashville. Well, he has been working with some talented song writers locally, and a great producer. The title track from the album was featured on the radio recently, so keep your eyes and ears open for more!

We got to work together a little bit since then, and he asked me to photograph some portraits for his new album at a bar in Nashville! Here are a couple of the portraits I shot for the CD or album jacket!

Working as a photographer is fun when you are shooting an artist who has some idea what they want, but they trust you to capture the best portrait. Thanks again, Monte!

Looking forward to the new Album! ( You can find more info at  .)

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Monte James - one of Nashville's great showmen!

Country Music singer, songwriter, band leader... Monte James!  I enjoyed watching him perform and play with the crowd this evening and look forward to his new album coming soon!

To learn more about Monte James and hear his music, you can find him online at Reverb Nation...

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Great times at the Nashville Beer Fest!

I had the privilege to photograph the fun people and events at the
Nashville Beer Fest this year! What good times we had. I really appreciate how people
are willing to chat about their visit to Nashville and pose for great shots!
And thanks to Avista Media for inviting me to shoot with the team!

(more information and image rights at avistamedia

Friday, August 5, 2016

9-month-old family portraits at Arrington Vineyards

Enjoyed the company of this happy little guy last weekend, with his family at Arrington Vineyards, just south of Nolensville, TN! Scheduling family portraits sessions for the fall in Nolensville, TN - send me an e-mail or contact me on FB.

See you soon! -Daniel

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Brazilian lady with Black and Brown eyes! Amazing!

This great portrait of Patricia was shot in a simple moment between poses, and between downpours of rain and hair and makeup fixes! I'm so glad I caught this shot. It highlights an amazing and captivating physical trait I had never seen before ----

She has one black and one brown eye! 

Let me know when you're ready for your portrait in Nolensville, Franklin, Nashville, Brentwood, Murfreesboro,... You get the picture!