The New Daniel Family

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I met and fell in love with Adrienne 3 years ago through work friends at Activision. It was the scene in a movie at a work party where one girl turns around to see her future wife, their eyes meet, and everything changes for the better. Luckily, she loves me as much as I love her, and she is now the newest member of the crazy Daniel family, and my sweet, bright, and beautiful wife.

We are heading to Europe for a well deserved month long honeymoon after all of her hard work making games and lots of photos and video work for me. A break and many traveling celebrations are in order. Thank you to all of our friends and family who have celebrated and given us love, rainbows, and sparkles. We are here and together, because of you. We feel so fucking lucky.

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First 6 months of life.

Documenting babies and kids over periods of time is such a happy photo project for me. They grow and turn into amazingly unique humans so quickly, and to see the transformation through images is one of my favorite things ever. I just adore this baby and his sweet family, and I can't wait until our next shoot to continue this adorable series!

A whimsical artist and her culinary wizard.

Happy Anniversary to these talented lovebirds, Wendy and Ryan! Their proposal story may have centered around an emotional game of Magic the Gathering and they took games and a console with them on their honeymoon...let's just say they are a match made in gaming heaven! 

Wendy is an artist at DreamWorks and also posts her fantastic personal work here-WendyDoodles. One of her pieces featuring Superman is my favorite so far- adorableEnjoy!



Wedding to Baby-> Two Moms, happy kiddo.

I got to document these lovely women get married a few years ago, and recently I met and took photos of their sweet little girl who was so eager to meet her Moms, she decided to come extra early. This kid does things on her own terms. Welcome to the world little (in pounds, not spirit) Charli! We are all so happy you are here!

Reader, Gamer, Future Ass-Kicker!

I predict that this bright kid will innovate and create BIG things in the very near future. At our last photo shoot we spent way more time playing games, laughing, and chatting than taking photos. She is a wildly impressive reader, a strong big sister, and a totally badass gamer who loves competition and swift critical thinking while simultaneously being patient and kind. 

It is hard for me to think about having kids until I have certain things just right. (I'm sure my sweet Jewish Mother just rolled her eyes and sighed a long, heavy sigh.) That said- I'll admit that this smarty makes me SO excited at the thought of someday teaching and growing with someone who's creative thinking blows my freakin' mind.

With kids on the brain, I want to invite you to checkout an amazing therapeutic child abuse prevention/intervention program I had the pleasure of working with years ago, The Child Development Resource Center of the Central Coast. They are an amazing nonprofit and community program providing tools, therapy, and support to strengthen families and help them feel/be safe. You can donate towards therapy sessions for kids and parents in scary situations, volunteer/play/make art with the kiddos, and send over art supplies, books, etc...  

Check these lovely angels out!! --> (CDRC FB) (CDRC Twitter) 

<3 Samaria

Backyard wedding in Los Angeles- Shelby loves Kari!

This was a wonderful day in Los Angeles surrounded by a newly joined glee filled family and two beautiful women so in love it was contagious. Thanks to the happy brides, their families, and their lovely/talented kiddos for having me along for the joy fest.


CocoRosie | Photos for NBC's music blog, SoundDiego!

Here are some photos of the energetic and eccentric band, CocoRosie. These sisters stole my heart a few months ago after a friend highly recommended their interesting "freak folk" sound. After a tasty and surreal show at the Belly Up, I'm totally hooked. Bianca (Coco) and Sierra (Rosie) are with the talented people at Sub Pop Records, who obviously know how to find incredible artists (The Postal ServiceDum Dum Girls, Fleet FoxesThe Shins!!) I took these for NBC’s music blog, SoundDiego! Checkout the full gallery here --->(NBC SoundDiego)


Here are a few of my favorites...




Small San Diego Wedding | Sweet Erin+Dom

This couple makes me smile. Erin sends me photos of cute puppies while I am working late. Dom and I nerd out over great light, cameras, and how awesome Erin is. Hope you enjoy these people…I sure do! Checkout the medium format film images from this day too! photos in the forest wedding san diego

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Here are some behind the scenes photos lovingly provided by one of Erin’s adorable and kind Grandmas! Thanks Brenda! =)

Congrats Erin and Dom…and thanks so much for being my friends.

Erin+Dom’s Wedding on Film | Sunset Cliffs

Here are a few photos from my Mamiya, which is a highly addicting medium format film camera that tempts me to put down my digital cameras completely. The digital images will be up soon from this sweet and small wedding on the cliffs. I am so thankful for these people.

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Erin’s sweet Dad--->

Here’s a few of their digital photos that I posted last week…SO much color! (Erin+Dom | a few frames)

Kiddo Party! Film and Digital Images.

Almost two years ago I photographed Natalie and Josh's wedding and had so much fun with them and their families. A few weeks ago, I got to take photos of their nephew's first birthday party and see some of the family again!  It was the shared party of two charming little boys Carson+Braxton. Enjoy! medium format photos families children weddings music

Beautiful Natalie below...

Mamiya photo of Natalie's sweet Mama and her Grandbaby, Carson!

Mamiya photo of Taryn...Carson's quiet, but very photogenic big sister. I like the concentration on her face while playing in the sand.


Mamiya shot below:

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