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!
Artistic, Classic, Documentary, Dramatic
Bridal Portraits, Day After Session, Engagement, Trash The Dress
Getting Engaged, Wedding
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
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 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!
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 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!
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 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!!!
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 needs
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 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!!
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 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
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.
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, 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.
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 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!
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.
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!
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 use Dan Sauer. Nowadays, it is hard to find photographers who are patient, kind, professional and do an AMAZING job!
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!
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 recommend him enough!
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 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!
Danny is an excellent photographer and calming presence! Trust his artistic eye, and you will not be disappointed!
Meet The Owner
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.