Dan Sauer Photography

Based in Los Angeles, available everywhere.

About this Vendor

Making Art From The Moments That Matter

Hello! I'm Dan, a wedding and portrait photographer. I'm a hopeless romantic, married to my high school sweetheart, and I'm the proudest dad to my son. I love my job. Even after photographing more than 80 weddings, I still get excited to see a groom see his bride for the first time and I still tear up during ceremonies. Being trusted to create a time capsule of memories from such momentous occasions is such a tremendous privilege. The only thing I like better than a wedding is a destination, and I'm so grateful for the opportunities I've had to photograph people all over the world. You can see more of my wedding and destination work on my website. I'd love to meet you and hear your story, so feel free to send me a message through my Contact page, and I hope to talk to you soon!


Photo + Video Styles

Artistic, Classic, Documentary, Dramatic

Photo Shoot Types

Bridal Portraits, Day After Session, Engagement, Trash The Dress

Starting Price Range


Wedding Activities

Getting Engaged, Wedding

Wedding Categories

Destination Wedding Packages, Destination Weddings, Digital Files, Online Proofing, Photo, Printed Enlargements, Same-Day Edits, Second Shooter Available, Social Media Sharing, Wedding Albums, Photo + Video

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Contact Info

Los Angeles, CA Based in Los Angeles, available everywhere. (480) 277-3343

Reviewed on 10/20/2017 Paul F

Dan was an amazing photographer and guide on our special day. His photos were at the highest level of creative professionalism we could have hoped for! He was so kind, encouraging, and calming on that special and stressful day. You (should) only have one wedding day in your... Read More life, and we have absolutely no regrets in choosing Dan as the one to capture that day in photos thats we will have for the rest of our lives! Thank you, Dan!

Reviewed on 3/24/2018 Monica L

I was going through our wedding photos from 4 months ago today and realized I never wrote a review for our incredible photographers! Dan and his 2nd photographer, Jerry, were amazing. They were so kind and fun and easy to work with. They got a ton of great candid shots, as well... Read More as all the regular posed photos we had asked for. You can tell Dan and Jerry love what they do, and they are brilliant at it! My husband and I still talk about how lucky we were to have found Dan Sauer Photography for our wedding (which I like to take credit for). :) Even our guests commented on how much fun they had posing on the dance floor. I would recommend Dan and Jerry in a heartbeat!

Reviewed on 2/22/2018 Afi P

What can I say about Dan? Dan is a gifted and professional photographer. My husband and I worked with Dan for our engagement photos, our ceremony, and reception. Dan was wonderful from the moment we met! During our consultation, he talked with us about our expectations and how... Read More we met and really took us on a beautiful journey down memory lane. Happily for us, Dan is adventurous and met us on a hiking trail in Malibu for our engagement shoot (he was willing to go anywhere we wanted to go!). It was wild and great fun. He even held our radio so we could have background music throughout the shoot. It was a hot and sometimes steep journey but Dan was patient, upbeat, and professional throughout the entire session. Dan was super communicative and accommodating with us and he was the same way with our coordinator. On or our wedding day, Dan was with us at the crack of dawn and was by our side through the late evening. I especially appreciate his courtesy toward our relatives who believed they were the pro photographers - I saw about five of them give him their cameras to take pics of us. Dan just rolled with the punches and took the pics with a smile (sorry Dan!!). Overall, I really appreciate Dan's communication and professionalism with us throughout the process, and his delivery of our pics on time. The pics are so beautiful and capture our love and playfulness toward each other. Dan. Is. The. Man!!!

Reviewed on 12/15/2017 Kristina G

Dan is such an awesome photographer. I love his dramatic photos. He was willing to capture anything I wanted and I valued his input on what he wanted to photograph. He worked on certain shots that we needed. He was by our side every moment. I recommend Dan for any photography... Read More needs

Reviewed on 11/06/2017

Dan was a phenomenal wedding photographer and I would recommend him to anyone. From the very beginning he was easy to communicate with and understood exactly what we wanted for our wedding photos. We also did an engagement session with him, and it was fun and easy. On our... Read More wedding day, both Dan and his second shooter were extremely professional, and captured all of the important moments while staying under the radar (something we both definitely wanted!). Our wedding photos turned out STUNNING and we are SO happy we chose him. He is kind, talented, and easily one of the best values in LA. Thank you for everything, Dan!!

Reviewed on 6/03/2017 Erin Z

Dan!!! We got the email with alllllll our photos yesterday omg!!! Matthew & I were just thrilled to see them all. We both couldn't believe all the rad moments that you captured so perfectly, some we even forgot happened til we saw the photos ha! Thank you from the bottom of... Read More our hearts for sharing your gift of perspective with us in such a real & powerful way. We can't wait til we get the second email so we can download the photos and post them without the little limes on them bahah!! And order some wrapped canvas for our home. You really knocked it out of the park. We sat at Bootlegger's brewery for two hours looking at them and laughing out loud with joy and exclaiming over the various details and just had a blast. Personally, I have never seen myself look so happy. I'm always having fun or hanging out but this was different. You made us both feel even more calm and at peace and it wasn't odd to be having our photos taken all the time, felt normal!! And I never knew I smiled like that!! You caught it all and I'm so glad to see with my own eyes how fantastically he & I bring out the best in each other. Thank you thank you thank you. We wish you a wonderful weekend, and certainly hope our paths cross again!! 🖤🖤🖤 "Laughter is the language of the soul" -Pablo Neruda

Reviewed on 2/14/2017 Mary Clare A

Dan did a great job photographing our wedding! He was very professional and listened to what we wanted. We especially loved the romantic portraits that he took of us and the photos of the details of the day, such as our rings on the pillow.

Reviewed on 2/13/2017 Ben S

Dan is an extremely talented and dedicated photographer! My fiancee and I had our engagement shoot in Sedona, AZ against the majestic red rocks. Dan did an incredible job of using the surrounding natural beauty as inspiration. His photos captured the majesty of the scenery,... Read More while ensuring my fiancee and I remained the focal point of the shoot. Dan easily meshed his style with our demands and taste. Working with him was very fun, enjoyable, and stress-free. Dan is everything you want from a photographer: creative, dedicated, and professional.

Reviewed on 2/12/2017 Jenna B

Dan is an excellent and professional photographer. As a photographer myself, I was a tad hesitant to put my trust in someone to capture great images. The moment we met for the photo session I knew it was going to be great! He made my boyfriend and I feel very comfortable. It was... Read More such a special day; Dan really did capture our love connection! I was very impressed with his artistic eye and his ability to capture the beauty of nature AND the beauty of love. I will treasure these photos forever. You will not regret your decision to have Dan as your photographer!

Reviewed on 2/02/2017 Rachel C

Dan was incredibly easy to work with. He did a nice job trying to learn the story behind our relationship and transferring that to a photo. He has a great eye for detail and using natural elements to help highlight the couple.

2017-02-03T17:12:49 Response from the vendor

Thank you for the review Rachel! You guys were awesome and I'm so happy we got to shoot together!

Reviewed on 1/30/2017 Peihan O

Dan is an amazingly talented photographer- his work is beautiful. But even more importantly, Dan is easy to work with and quickly puts you at ease for real laughs and natural poses- no stiff, boring portraits here!

2017-02-03T17:09:40 Response from the vendor

Thanks for the review! I'm so glad you were pleased with my style of shooting.

Reviewed on 1/30/2017 Sandra R

Dan Sauer Photography did a photo session for my daughter in Nov, 2016. Dan was so creative with the pictures and knew exactly which moments to capture. Needless to say, I plan on using him again and highly recommend anyone that wants those special moments forever captured, to... Read More use Dan Sauer. Nowadays, it is hard to find photographers who are patient, kind, professional and do an AMAZING job!

2017-02-03T17:08:31 Response from the vendor

Thank you so much for the kind words. The photos turned out amazing and I look forward to working with you in the future!

Reviewed on 1/30/2017 Gabriela T

Dan was wonderful to work with and I LOVE the photos he took. He was so helpful and professional before, during, and after the wedding. His style captured our wedding perfectly!

2017-01-30T18:20:43 Response from the vendor

Thank you so much Gabriela! Your wedding was such a fun event and I am so happy you loved your photos! Wishing you and JP the best :)

Reviewed on 1/28/2017 grace b

Dan's greatest gift as a photographer is his ability to capture not just the way a moment looks, but even how it feels. This enables him to create images that serve as poignant and tangible memories for years to come. He goes above and beyond in every way possible. I can't... Read More recommend him enough!

2017-01-30T17:25:24 Response from the vendor

Thank you so much for your kind review! I am so glad you appreciated the photographs.

Reviewed on 1/27/2017 Shannon S

Dan was amazing! He spent time visiting our reception venue and nearby potential shot spots weeks before our wedding day. We scheduled an engagement shoot with him that was fun and gave us some incredible photos to use for pre-wedding use. The day of the wedding he and his... Read More assistant spent time photographing preparations and were so comfortable to be with. Dan stayed until the wee hours of the night making sure to capture every moment. He created a beautiful album for us to have and every picture he took is accessible on a link. I enjoyed his easy-going yet highly professional presence during this very important day of my life. Thank you Dan Sauer!

2017-01-30T17:26:20 Response from the vendor

I really appreciate your kind words. You two were truly a delight to work with and I am so happy you liked your photographs!

Reviewed on 1/26/2017 Rachel H

Danny is an excellent photographer and calming presence! Trust his artistic eye, and you will not be disappointed!

2017-01-30T17:26:51 Response from the vendor

Thank you so much Rachel! Your wedding was a dream and I was privileged to capture it for you.

Meet The Owner

Dan Sauer

Hello! I'm Dan, a wedding and portrait photographer. I'm a hopeless romantic, married to my high school sweetheart, and I'm the proudest dad to my son. I love my job. Even after photographing more than 80 weddings, I still get excited to see a groom see his bride for the first time and I still tear up during ceremonies. My background in fine art gives The only thing I like better than a wedding is a destination, and I'm so grateful for the opportunities I've had to photograph people all over the world.