Daniel Stark is an artistic documentary wedding photographer based in Portland, Oregon. Daniel and his wife Lindsay are the award winning husband and wife photography team, Stark Photography. Together they have photographed hundreds of weddings with their artistic, unique and thoughtful style. Before wedding photography, Daniel began his career as a photojournalist, shooting assignments for local newspapers and publications in and around Central Oregon. Daniel was recently named one of the top 50 photographers in the world by Fearless Photographers. In addition, he has been recognized with numerous awards by WPJA, Junebug Weddings, and ISPWP. His work has also been featured in National Geographic Magazine online, the New York Times, Style Me Pretty, Portland Bride and Groom and Oregon Bride magazine.
Award Winning Photos
The Wedding Photojournalist Association proudly recognizes the accomplishments and creative excellence of Daniel. 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.
The following letters are from the clients of Daniel Stark. Click an image to view a larger version.
Ben & Alice
Married 7 years ago
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 did he get that one?!” you made it so easy for us to enjoy our wedding reception while you captured every moment beautifully. We were also amazed looking at your website at how our photos and photos of other couples were all so different. You are not just great at capturing the shot; but also capturing the mood of the wedding. There is no cookie cutter “Daniel Stark style” but there are beautiful photos of our wedding. Neither Ben nor I are the crying type but both of us got teary eyed when we watched the slideshow you put together of our wedding. You really got it. Looking at every photo I see how our wedding felt. You captured the happiness, humor, and warmth of the day in every shot. We really enjoyed having you as a part of our wedding. You and Lindsay have such great personalities to be in this business. You were so kind and fun to work. We got to walk and hold hands as you both took so many great shots. You didn’t bat an eye or suggest we do otherwise when we told you we wanted to wait and do formal shots after the ceremony because we wanted to do things traditionally and not see one another until I walked down the aisle. It was so nice to be able to keep our wishes for how we imagined our wedding while you took care of the pictures brilliantly. Since our wedding congratulations have gone something like this “we are so happy for you...who was your photographer? Your pictures are AMAZING!”. We’ve even had single friends who have firmly stated “I am using your photographer when I get married!” We happily recommend you to everyone who asks. We are already planning on having you do our family portraits when we have children. You are stuck with us as clients for a long time J. Thank you so much!
Alison and Nick
Married 7 years ago
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 taking wonderful pictures you were such a pleasure to work with. Nick and I literally felt like you were a close friend and we trusted you whole-heartedly. On the day of, I was a total wreck and honestly getting my picture taken was the last thing I cared about! You made it so much fun, and had a calming affect for me that day. You are the best and we will continue to recommend you to anyone looking for a photographer!
Wedding Photography Packages
• Engagement session posted on-line and placed on a jump drive • 2 photographers covering 8-10 hours of your wedding day • Blog post with some favorite images just days after your wedding • Custom edited high-resolution images on a jump drive with a reproduction release for personal use. • Password protected web site for viewing & ordering photos on-line • Consultations before and after your wedding to talk over album. • A 12x12 twenty page custom designed Queensbury overlay mat or flushmount album. Each page is printed on traditional photographic paper. The album is covered in a silk or buckram fabric embossed with your names and wedding date, and placed in a display box.