Editorial Portrait Photography: Dynamic and Intimate Portraits

I believe that down deep, we all want to be seen. My mission is to find out who you are and show the world your beauty, wisdom, talent and grace.

Be seen for who you are and who you are becoming…I will photograph you in your environment or closeup at your favorite location or in my studio.

A portrait should capture your inner beauty, strength and radiant character. It should portray the excitement you feel at being alive, or the quiet beauty that resides within. And being photographed should be a heart-centered experience that makes you feel seen and heard and takes into account your own feelings about being photographed. I'm sensitive to your part in this process and can guide you to an outstanding outcome. I strive for superior customer service for all my clients.

Whether headshots, lifestyle, editorial portrait, posed or candid photography, your perfect photograph comes from the connection between you and me, your photographer. Together, we collaborate on capturing your inner life force, your essence, not just your physical persona. To read more and see more about headshots, see the head shot page...

Contact me to find out how we can make that happen. I look forward to meeting you for your free portrait consultation.


Portrait Testimonials

“Through this photo shoot I have fallen in love with myself seeing how beautiful and unique of a person that God has transformed me into. For that, I want to especially thank Daniel Quat, with Daniel Quat Photography, in Santa Fe, New Mexico. I was able to see the true beauty radiate from within me and develop that inner peace that I longed for since developing Vitiligo. ” - Angie Lujan

“I have worked with Daniel Quat for group and individual business photos over the last few years. He is so much fun to shoot with! Daniel has the ability to make people comfortable so as to capture the essence of their personalities. Because of his preparation and thorough communication, he gets the job done in a timely manner as well. The finished products are works of art! My graphic designer and webmaster say the files are easy to work with as well. If you’re looking for a professional, modern day photographer who makes the process fun and turns out a high quality product–look no further! Daniel Quat is top notch!” - Haley Ritchey, DDS

“Daniel brings out the joy and the light within each person whom he photographs.” - Francis Levine, President and CEO at Missouri History Museum

“Working with Daniel Quat is pure delight! And the results are the best I've ever had. As a professional actor for forty years, i have worked with many professional photographers in New York and Hollywood. Daniel Quat is the best!!!” - Michael Graves, Actor

 “Daniel is passionate about people, and that shows in his work. I was hardly excited about my photo shoot as I do not like to pose for photographs, but he made me feel very comfortable and by the end of it even “accused” me of being a natural at it! It was all thanks to his sense of humor, great enthusiasm, and really knowing how to make me relax and feel at ease with him. But also, he staged the photo shoot brilliantly, with both the indoor and outdoor shots. And, he accommodated my tight deadline to get the photos all done and sent off to the magazine feature I needed them for. In a nutshell, working with Daniel was a real pleasure and the results were amazing. I very highly recommend him for every kind of photo shoot you may need, whether head shots or action, personal or business, event or interior.” - Kate Rollins, Web Designer and Social Media Marketer

“Daniel just did some business head shots for me. I typically do not like my picture taken, but Daniel made the photo shoot relaxing and fun. His pictures turned out beautifully and I would highly recommend him. He is talented, professional and fun to work with.” - Kelly Heyman, Au.D.

“I recently had business head shots done by Daniel Quat Photography. Daniel made me feel comfortable and at ease with the process. The photographs turned out beyond my expectations. Not only do I have professional head shots for my business, I also have beautiful portraits.” - Kelly Koepke, copywriter

“Daniel is a consummate professional in all aspects of the word. I needed a new head shot in a hurry as I am a professional playwright and had a major opening in Washington and a 20 year old headshot. Daniel consulted with me on wardrobe, make-up, location and all aspects of the shoot. He was great fun to work with. His lively easy banter kept me and the shots looking quite natural. Best of all, he turned the work around in time to meet my schedule as a favor. The response to his work has been terrific. I used his shot on my Facebook page and got about 100 enthusiastic responses…I REALLY needed a new picture. All agreed that Daniel captured my essence and made me look like myself…only better! I would work with him again in a heartbeat. He is the real deal!” - Suzan Zeder, playwright

“Daniel Quat has and achieves a vision beyond just recording an image. He is a master and an artist, even with the mundane. In a photo session with a high school senior (my daughter), he empowers the self-conscious young person who doesn’t like to be photographed, to be a model confident in her own beauty. He is an expert and professional technician from conceptualization to project conclusion. And he is a pleasure to work with. Photography and the modern electronic darkroom are his vehicles but the same can be said for a Sear’s Photo Center, and the difference in outcomes is like a Model T compared to a custom manufactured totally personalized Ferrari or Rolls. There is another difference. His images will remain for a lifetime and beyond. And those images will have always have presence, stature and beauty. Without hesitation we commend Daniel Quat to you. He is a master. Working with him is like investing in several extraordinary works of art.” - David, Lyn and Colgan Powell

“Working with Daniel is an invitation to authentic presence. Joining him in the creative process invites the fullness, and depth of one’s humanity. I am utterly awed by the beauty of the moments shared, that he has crafted into images. I am also deeply honored : ‘You never fail to evoke a smile that wraps around my heart!’ Daniel really sees into his subjects; he allows space for their essence to come forward.” - Olivia Hope Morgaine, writer, counselor

"Working with Daniel is a delight. He knows how to make you comfortable and does fantastic work. Love the results." - Jennifer Grant, Train Your Best Friend, LLC.

“We had a wonderful relaxed, intimate, and fun day. Daniel was calm, professional yet personal with us. Our great experience came through in the photos. We have had a real hard time picking out our favorite photos because we love so many of them.” - Destiny Allison and Steve Ewers

“Daniel captured the intimacy of our relationship with creativity, love, dignity, and joy in timeless photos.” - Randy Miller and Partner

“A Fabulous experience! It was a wonderful, fun experience to have Daniel photograph me and my teenagers. He was professional and light humored which warmed up my two kids who were reluctantly participating. We have wonderful professional family pictures that will last a lifetime.” - Jordan Minkin, Santa Fe, NM

“ I did a photo shoot with Daniel and I wanted to say if you need anything to do with photography whether it's a headshot or a wedding, Daniel is the man. Daniel is very professional and communicated with me every step of the way. I knew exactly what to expect. On the day of the shoot everything was ready to go. Daniel quickly put me at ease to make the shoot a more natural look. The pictures turned out great and when I showed others they were amazed at how good they looked. I think he made me look better than I am. I appreciated his staff that was in the studio that made the session go quickly and effortlessly. I would use Daniel again which to me is the highest compliment I can give a business." Martin Herrera, Fitness Coach

“Thanks to Daniel Quat, photographer extraordinaire. He made me feel not only at ease, but even beautiful and true to myself all at once.”- Stefany Burrowes, Actress and Coach

“Daniel was fantastic to work with and is an amazing photographer. He possesses a rare blend of artistic vision, people skills, professionalism and fun. The turnaround time was very fast and he was always accommodating and flexible throughout the process. He is truly a pleasure to work with.” – JJ Tellatin

“Daniel was a delight to work with—start to finish. He knew just how to set me at ease and keep my spirits high while he worked his magic with the camera. He was exceedingly responsive to my needs and concerns, and his advice and guidance were consistently spot-on. Most importantly, he produced exactly what I was hoping for: beautiful, professional portraits that capture the essence of who I am. I recommend him most highly.” - Mercedes Kirkel, Author

“Daniel, Thank you for such an amazing day!! I loved every minute of it! Loved loved loved. A big thank you for your perseverance. … you are an incredibly talented photographer and made me feel that whatever we accomplished was great. Much like a seasoned teacher. Wow!” - Karen Lindeen, School Director and Teacher

“Daniel did a terrific job working with us on business and personal photos. He was very professional and personable, which helped us feel comfortable with him. We couldn’t be happier with the outcome. We recommend him highly and have already done so several times.” – Carolyn Stewart, Managing Partner, Red Mountain Energy Partners

“I highly recommend Daniel Quat Photography. Daniel is a pleasure to work with from start to finish. He is thoughtful, punctual, organized, energetic, creative, great with his portrait subjects and provides a level of customer service that far surpasses his competitors–and his finished photos are beautiful. I would work with Daniel again in a heartbeat and hold the utmost confidence that he will exceed my expectations time and time again.” – Mariann Minana-Lovato, Development Officer, Museum of New Mexico Foundation

“Daniel has a combination of artistry and heart. He has a unique ability to see his clients through the lens of love and passion which seems to draw out the best parts of them. We highly recommend his photography to people that want to be seen for their true essence.” – Jan Stringer and Alan Hickman, attraction-based marketing

“Thanks so much Daniel! Everything you are doing is beyond amazing.” – Sophia Alba, Model

"We are so grateful to Daniel for his exquisite perception into our world and work. He has an amazing talent for exposing the essence of who we are as a couple and as healing facilitators, bringing that spirit to the photos. Thanks, Daniel, for your compassionate heart that makes the process fun and easy." - Joseph C. Duda, RA, NCARB, M. Arch Sustainable Love Training & Guidance Center