Dan started his photography career at the age of eight, encouraged by his mother's instructions on the workings of the Kodak Brownie II camera. He spent the whole afternoon lying on the grass in the late California summer sun taking pictures of his GI Joe figurines in full battle regalia. Little did he know his love of GI Joe was to be replaced with a love of photography. His formative years are now more affectionately referred to as the rangefinder, Polaroid and Instamatic years. He majored in journalism in college, beginning his SLR years. He now has over 20 years experience in newspapers. He swore he would never shoot weddings but finally caved under the pressure of friends and has now shot more than 540 weddings in the past 15 years. He has won numerous local, national and international awards. While lying in the grass at a recent wedding capturing the life-changing event before his eyes, he reminisced about an earlier time when he naively discovered his own lifetime passion.
Award Winning Photos
The Wedding Photojournalist Association proudly recognizes the accomplishments and creative excellence of Dan. The following awards have been earned by Dan from the WPJA. These achievements come with great merit considering the high level of competition that a member faces in the contests.
The following letters are from the clients of Dan Harris. Click an image to view a larger version.
Stephanie & Todd
Married 6 years ago
The wedding photos are AWESOME!! You caught every move of the wedding & reception, before and after. The candid shots with expressions are priceless! We are so fortunate that we found you for Stephanie and Todd's wedding. The family photos you took in your studio are the best we have ever had. The Heirloom PhotoArt ® finish is magnificent! We want to thank you again for your patience and PROFESSIONALISM. Give our thanks to your assistants, as well. The wedding will be a wonderful memory because of you! Sincerely, Sandra (mother of the bride)
Wedding Photography Packages
All packages are customized and initially include: Dan & his assistant, online proofing and ordering website, reprint credit, complete retouching, album design & CD. Some dates or destinations may have minimums.,,