Daniel Stark

There are those rare moments when you know the truth of something because you see it clearly for the first time. Cartier-Bresson called it the "decisive moment" when a photograph suddenly reveals itself to you. That moment came to me at a wedding. As I put down my glass of champagne and picked up my brother's camera, I saw the simple truth: two people joining together with families and friends to celebrate a beginning, a next step, a new life. I'm Daniel Stark, an award winning documentary wedding photographer. I see wedding photography as simply capturing a love story through the lens, documenting a new life, revealing those "decisive moments." Some of my work has been featured in National Geographic Magazine online as well as a number of regional publications. Weddings have even taken me abroad - the best of all worlds since I love travel and culture. I also break dance with my twin brother once in awhile. And I have the photos to prove it.

Photographer Daniel Stark 
Location Portland in Oregon, United States
Starting Rates $3500+ (USD) 
Website starkphotography.com 
Photos 6 Contest Winning Photos
Client Letters 2 Client Letters
Blog starkphotography.com/blog 
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The Wedding Photojournalist Association proudly recognizes the accomplishments and creative excellence of Daniel Stark. The following awards have been earned by Daniel from the WPJA. These achievements come with great merit considering the high level of competition that a member faces in the contests.

2012 Q2 9th Place - Portrait of Bridal Party
12th Place - Toasting/Speeches
Q1 10th Place - Lit Portrait
15th Place - Lit Portrait
2011 Q1 20th Place - Creative Portrait
2010 Q2 13th Place - Ceremony

The following letters are from the clients of Daniel Stark. Click an image to view a larger version.

Ben  &  Alice

Ben & Alice
Married August 15th, 2009
"Thank you so much for the amazing work you did at our wedding. Our pictures are beautiful. After looking at your previous work we were expecting a lot from our photos and we were completely blown away when we received them. There are so many shots where my husband and I turned to each other and said “when...more "

Alison & Nick

Alison & Nick
Married July 18th, 2009
"We want to thank you so very much for capturing every special moment of our wedding day. Looking at the photos months later I still get choked up! I can’t tell you how many compliments we have gotten on the pictures, my favorite is that they are “emotional and artistic.” So true. Besides...more "