Hi, I’m Dan

I've been a storyteller all my life. It's that keen interest in art and embracing my creativity when I was a child that blossomed into adulthood. This allows me to capture the love between two souls. Anyone can take a picture, but not everyone can tell a good story. Your big day should be one to remember and one that should be captured in true fairytale fashion.

I’m madly in love with Val my incredible wife and am the proud daddy to our amazing son Luke Gerard. They are my world and inspire me to do better each day. I give praise to the Lord Jesus Christ each day with a spirit of joy and thankfulness. I am honored that you have taken the time to find out more about us and our services, Be Blessed!

Dan

My Artistic Style(s)

The images I create tend to be a warm & creamy panache. They pop with yellow and orange tones and present a soft glow. I also enjoy shooting dark & moody images which exude passion and mystery through deep shadows and muted colors.

Backstory:

  • I am an avid weightlifter and consider the gym my second home
  • My BA is in Audio & Video Production
  • I am wrapping-up my MFA in Film & Television Script & Screenwriting
  • The next steps in my educational journey are towards my PhD
  • I love destination travel with my family, especially international locations
Val

Bonjour, I’m VAL

I believe in love at first sight and falling in love quickly. I know it’s real because I have experienced it firsthand with Dan. Every love story is unique and special. As an interracial family I can appreciate the beauty between every loving couple we work with. In my home we embrace love, laughter, and the Lord. You can be sure that I bring that same spirit with me when supporting your enchanted day. I find joy in assisting my husband cultivate a blissful experience with wedding film and photography knowing it will grace your home for years to come.

Backstory:

  • My first language is French
  • I am a native of Cameroon Africa, and a proud American citizen
  • I have my BA is in Marketing
  • I LOVE being a mom to the dynamic Luke Gerard aka, “The Schmoo”
  • I’m an active model with a flair for fashion and a fondness for interior design

Working With Us

You’re engaged and you’ve started this new grand adventure together. Wedding planning is so exciting, albeit sometimes a bit overwhelming. It is in these moments that the magic and expertise your vendors provide will make your experience even more enjoyable and memorable.

From your initial consult to your engagement session and beyond, we will be here to guide you through the photography or videography process. Below you will find an outline of the different stages we will work through together, and the services we provide that we feel set us apart from other photographers.

We work with couples who trust us and feel confident in our ability and expertise to tell the story of their wedding.

Reach us by phone @ 855-833-4567 and email @ dan@valdanfilms.com

Family

The Prep

Your wedding day is unlike any other day of your life. One of our favorite parts of the day is bridal prep. All your best girlfriends will be in matching robes, drinking mimosas, getting their hair & makeup done, doting on you, and the wedding day excitement buzz will nearly be palpable. We absolutely love that wedding day buzz; it’s a rare flavor of excitement that only comes around once-in-a-lifetime. We feel so honored to get to capture this amazing time for you.

The Ceremony

It is a sacred event to document the intimacy of a wedding ceremony. Nothing will pull at the heartstrings more than the tears of your groom as he looks at you, his beautiful bride, or the faces of your parents as they watch you, their beloved daughter, saying your vows. As parents ourselves, we know the bitter sweetness they are feeling as they go through the videos and photos of your childhood and young adulthood to now. These emotions are what we love to capture.

The Reception

Your reception will be full of once-in-a-lifetime sights and sounds. Every wedding reception is full of magical surprises; like your priest swing dancing with your maid of honor and your uncle on stage singing a ballad with the band. Knowing the emotion your parents have during those mother-son/father-daughter dances is what inspires us to engage with every moment. Every parent will remember bringing their baby home from the hospital during these dances. That is why we are there, to capture that nostalgia and emotion.