Thanks so much for taking the time to check out my website! I specialize in fine art and editorial wedding photography, and personal brand photography. My mission is to capture photography with passion, causing people to cherish each other in new ways, and to make people feel valuable along the way.
How did you get to where you are today?
From as long as I can remember, I’ve had an innate desire to create visually, from drawing at 3 years old, to taking painting classes in high school, and then majoring in digital media in college. In high school, I bought my first 3 megapixel kodak point and shoot camera, which soon led to buying my first canon dslr camera. I took pictures as a hobby, purely for fun for a few years and then worked at a couple of youth camps all summer in 2011, a year after graduating college. During that summer, the parents of the kids took notice of the pictures I posted on the camps facebook, and from there I had a line of jobs awaiting me that fall when I came back home. That year, I officially started Daniel LaBelle Photography and since then have grown it into a flourishing full-time business.
Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
In life, there are events, and there are processes. An event is winning the gold medal. A process is waking up at 5 am and training for 3 hours, four hundred mornings in a row. In the beginning, I spent too little time in the process. One of my biggest challenges was developing the habits that are necessary to run a great business, and having the faith that they would pay off. I’ve now seen first hand that tiny habits, done consistently, day after day, lead to massive results. I’ve also learned that you have to genuinely put others interests first. I’ve learned that smiling improves a clients mood. I’ve learned that if I’m wrong, I need to admit it. I’ve learned to listen and let others talk about their interests. I’ve learned that great photography is important, but the way you make someone feel matters even more.
What were you like growing up?
I’ve always enjoyed things that challenge me physically. I was the kid climbing the trees, making the obstacle courses, and building the bike ramps. Later I become a serious distance runner. I’ve also always been into creating. I grew up drawing, making movies, and taking pictures. Personality wise, I always enjoyed being around friends and expressing my humor with them. I enjoyed getting to know people on a deeper level too.
Pricing varies depending on your unique values.
Weddings start at $4000.
Personal branding sessions average $1500-$2000.
Creating dreamy and soft backdrops with the whimsical nature of water.
Adding the magic of light to create the feels of dreamy fairtales.
Capturing your gorgeousness. Beautifying your brand.
Capturing moments of feelings, moments of emotions, moments of beauty, moments of love.
Creating moody vibes.
High speed running backwards, jumping gaps and climbing trees. Whatever it takes to capture the best.
500-700 moments captured with heart and beauty. It is my goal to intentionally seek out the moments that matter, the moments that tell your story in an engaging way; and to capture them in an artistic and beautiful way.
I also seek to capture the charm, and beauty, and elegance in you as the bride and groom. I seek to capture you at your best. I think about the lighting and the posing and the backgrounds that make you look stunning.
Apart from photography, I strive to include an exceptional, pleasant, and cheerful experience before, on, and after your wedding. I’m here to serve you, and to serve you well.
Of course I have options for albums and prints and more but I always want to focus on what I feel like I provide, that can’t easily be replicated. I seek to provide irreplaceable value, not an 8x10 that can be printed at Walmart.
Yes, for weddings and full personal branding sessions!
Simply put, images that make you feel beautiful and images that help grow your business.
Images that set you apart and encourage others to stop scrolling and look deeper into your product or service. Images that are clean, crisp, striking, and beautiful; images that will cause others to feel a personal connection with you.
Images that capture you at your best; images that make you feel ravishing, stunning, gorgeous. I think about the lighting and the posing and the backgrounds that make you look and feel your best.
Personal branding sessions include a short consultation to plan your session tailored to your unique desires.
*Though I focus most of my energy on the photography part of personal branding, I highly encourage you to look into professional hair and makeup beforehand. I also encourage you to think deeply about your outfits. Do you feel beautiful in them? Do they match your brand?