Client Testimonials

“Daniel is a photographing genius. He made my house look like a mansion and my guests look like movie stars!!!” – Michael Gamble

“Daniel was both professional and fun to work with. His years of experience really show in how he manages the photo shoots before and after the shoot. He is also a truly kind soul.” – Anne Munson

“Daniel was amazing! He was very supportive and encouraging, which was invaluable to me since I hate having my picture taken. The process was painless and my headshots came out great. I’m a very happy customer!” – Julee LaMure

“Daniel made what is often a dreaded experience into a pleasant one. Even before I arrived, he initiated a conversation about my needs and expectations, which helped me feel empowered and in choice. His studio is clean, comfortable and efficient. It was so helpful to be able to see the results after a few shots, and to make any adjustments. I was happy with the final selection process, and being able to collaborate with Daniel on the retouching as well. I really feel that the image I ended up with represents my authentic self.” – Karen Lievense

“The entire experience with Dan was terrific. The type of photo that I needed was very specific. He had the lighting ready and tested before I arrived. He showed me the photos during the shoot and we achieved exactly what I wanted. His turnaround was just a few days, and he made sure I was pleased with the results. I was delighted.”Benjamin Shield

Daniel is so great to work with! He did amazing headshots for my daughter and the whole experience was fantastic!” Jennifer Jenkins

Daniel’s expertise and professionalism makes him a local treasure.” – Aaron Leventman

“Daniel was great to work with for my book jacket photo. He quickly put me at ease with his gentle inquiries into learning more of who I am. The resulting relaxation made the shoot both short, fun and interesting.” – Larry Glover

“We got a couples portrait taken at Daniel Quat Photography, and we had a very nice experience. The picture came out great, Daniel was really thoughtful about the composition of the photo and all the little details. I was a bit nervous and he was very charming and helped me to feel comfortable. I would definitely recommend this business! – Rosabeth Link

“Daniel was great to work with. He knows what he’s doing and was great at guiding and supporting me as he worked. Love what he captured.” – Holly Nastasi

Fabulous! From conception to completion, Danial was the ultimate professional and creative spirit. He wrangled and won the hearts of my entire staff and gave us an entire portfolio of images for my business website and social media. I can’t recommend him more highly!” – Lesa F.

I had a great experience with Daniel. He was professional, communicative, knowledgeable, organized, and highly skilled. Highly recommend.”  – Niko Hilgerdt

If you are like me, you dread the idea of sitting for a head shot. Daniel Quat converted my loathing for this process in a matter of seconds when he met with me to create a head shot required by my new employer. He knows how to read people and instantly understood me, which put me completely at ease. In addition, his eye for detail, patience in taking as many photographs as are necessary to give the client a variety of photographs to choose from, and his ability to make the process painless, effortless, and truly fun and exciting, was a transformative experience for me. If I could give him 10 stars I would. I recommend him to anyone and everyone who wants beautiful photographs and a memorable experience. His work and his attitude are truly singular in my estimation.” – Renni Zifferblatt

I had the pleasure of doing a photo shoot with Daniel over the summer. I was nervous because I hadn’t had any professional photos taken for literally decades. But I told him what I was looking for and he found the perfect location for us. It was difficult to narrow down the many proofs that I had to choose from but it was a fun chore and I’m really pleased with the results. Daniel is pleasant and kind and easy to work with.” – Michele G.

“We hired Daniel to take headshots for our group. From the minute I started planning the event, to the final proofs, Daniel was fantastic to work with. He is not only extremely knowledgeable, but professional, energetic, friendly, courteous and entertaining. He was able to get our most stubborn people to breakout of their shell and get great photos. I will definitely use him again if we’re in the Santa Fe area again.” – Mike LaCerba

“Daniel is simply FANTASTIC. I went into his studio so uncomfortable and without knowing what to do for my professional artist photo. Daniel made everything easy and made every photo PERFECT! He is a talented artist/photographer who delivers amazing quality and value. He does OUTSTANDING WORK!!!” – Marlena Campbell, Artist

“I have known Daniel for a number of years and have long admired his work. The shots I had seen of dancers were spectacular and powerful. His portraits captured an essence of the persons character in inspiring ways. So I decided to hire him for a party I gave around New Years. Wow, was I in for a surprise. He is a connector, kind and energetic. He is outgoing and he actively facilitated the comfort of everyone present. Daniel got amazing shots of everything. At the end of the party I was delighted with Daniel. And the pictures he took were awesome.” Sean Mary Helen Johnson, Designer, Artist, Photographer, Musician.

Thank you, Daniel, for a fun photo shoot. Thank you for your professionalism and talent! AJ Gordon

Daniel did a wonderful job for our corporate event. I was particularly impressed with the interest he took in the event so that he could capture the right moments. The photos turned out beautiful and he had them back to us in a very timely manner. I would absolutely recommend Daniel for any type of event. He is easy to work with and very personable, he really makes you feel comfortable. Thanks Daniel for really doing a great job!” –  Jull Stefanik

“Daniel is exceptional, and I could not recommend his business more highly. I needed a professional photograph for a career milestone, and expected a fine experience but one I’d glad to be done with—I’ve a healthy enough ego, but zero desire to try and play a model I am not. To my surprise—and that of my whole family who was present in the home where we were doing the shoot—it was, oddly enough, a highlight of the trip (we used to be local but now only vacation in the Santa Fe area). Daniel is full of life, the kind of person it’s a pleasure to hang out with on account of a life richly lived. He’s a true artist with a great soul, and, as is obvious from the praise you’ll see if you check out testimonials on his site, Google, or anywhere else, he’s ready and able to photograph anybody and any event to the satisfaction of any customer. Again, I couldn’t recommend him more highly; if you need a photograph in the Santa Fe area, or have the resources to fly this guy to wherever you do, I can’t see why you’d use anybody else.” Stephen Henderson, Attorney, Law Professor, Actor, Singer, Percussionist

It was a pleasure working with Daniel. He’s extremely responsive and communicative. He made sure he understood exactly what I was looking for and took the time to be more than prepared for my session. During the shoot he did a nice job creating a professional environment where I felt comfortable and could be my best, natural self.  He was super quick at getting the final product delivered and was very open to feedback/alterations in post. I will certainly use Daniel again for my future professional photography projects.” – Samantha Christine, Actor, Singer, Percussionist

“Daniel…you and your team are the best at capturing the inner beauty of our elders. Thank you so very much for making them all feel like celebrities. Make-up, Lights, Action. They are truly ageless and unstoppable.”Pam Plaza, Rn. Executive Director, Brookdale Senior Living, Santa Fe, NM

“It was a joy working with you in your beautiful, peaceful studio and I love how the fashion photos of me you took for the International Folk Art Festival Auction came out.  It was so much fun.”Ali MacGraw, Actress and philantropist
“Can’t say enough good things about Daniel’s work. He is the consummate professional: knowledgeable, responsive, easy to work with, quick and just what I was looking for in a photographer. I have worked with many throughout my career in New York, Washington, Chicago and abroad. Daniel is among the best. He delivers. My publisher and publicist were as impressed as I was with his work. He gave me just what I needed in a professional portrait for my book and website. I can recommend him enthusiastically and without reservation.”Paul Laudicina, Chairman of the Global Business Policy Council
“Daniel made me feel at ease. He patiently guided me step by step through the process of getting my headshots. This included preparations before the photo shoot as well as helping me to relax while he took the photos. He was also helpful when it came to making my selections of the photos I wanted, I am appreciative of the time, thoughtfulness and quality of his work.I will be using the photos for my author’s bio for my children’s books.” Maria Dougherty, Writer, Healer, Musician
“Daniel was able to shoot our wedding on very short notice, and the results were FANTASTIC! He is so talented, easy-going, and pleasant. Daniel is truly gifted with incredible vision and an eye for framing shots. He played a huge part in making our wedding special. I would recommend him to anyone!”Richard Bradfute, Las Cruces, NM.

“Daniel had come very highly recommended for our corporate group and head shots. He was a pleasure to work with and we got a number of great pictures. He was even able to work with us to have our dogs in some shots. Anyone looking to have totally professional photographs for their website or other corporate purposes should look no further than Daniel Quat. He is not the least expensive, but you definitely get what you pay for and then some.” – Bruce Cunningham, Great Ideas Santa Fe

Daniel was fantastic. I was lost about what to wear and he gave me very sound advice to achieve to look I was aiming for. His years of experience shines through. I would recommend to anyone looking to get a professional headshot. Thanks again Daniel!” Brynda Gonzalez, State Farm Agent

“Daniel is funny and very easy to work with. He even had an app with dog squeaky toy sounds to get our lab’s attention when he was looking away. It was a great experience; one I would love to do again!”  – Carol Rose, Amanda’s Flowers, Santa Fe, NM.

“Daniel is a fantastic photographer to work with. I asked for and received a beautiful portrait. He was very prompt in getting back to my questions prior to the shoot and he provided very knowledgeable pre-shoot guidance so that it would be a success, and was very efficient in getting excellent picture choices for me to choose from. I highly recommend him.” – Tess Zangrilli

“Daniel Quat is a very talented photographer in Santa Fe, New Mexico with a remarkable aptitude for capturing the essence of the people he is photographing. His warm and playful personality, combined with absolute professionalism, immediately puts people at ease allowing for a more successful and interesting photo shoot. I hired Daniel to work with a team of clients who are real estate brokers. They enjoyed working with him and were very happy with the final product. I will continue to refer clients to him in the future.”Candy Brenton, Photographer, Media Consultant

Our company has utilized Dan for several years to be our official photographer. He always comes through with professional quality images for portraits and other photos. He is a delight to work with and makes himself easily available when a new staff member comes on board and we need their portrait. He took a series of photos of our beautifully landscaped grounds that we use regularly in our ad campaigns. Any special community events we create he is usually there pro bono to help us promote with visual images. We appreciate his professionalism.”  – Bob Clifford, Exec. Dir. Operation, Rivera Family Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens

“Daniel took amazing photos of me. He knows how to get right into your soul and bring out your highest beauty. He’s the only photographer for me. Super fun to work with and puts you at ease!! I got some awesome headshots from this shoot. Don’t go anywhere else!” – Kelley Rainwater

“I hired Daniel to shoot a three day incentive trip for a group of 75 people. Daniel got to know me and me team from the moment I contacted him and spent many hours in the weeks leading up to my event to make sure he had all necessary details to shoot my event successfully. All 75 trip attendees, including myself, live out of state so Daniel planned meetings with the hotel and offsite locations on his own to familiarize himself before I even arrived in New Mexico. Daniel made guests feel comfortable and captured wonderful memories of the entire weekend. We were pleased with the hundreds of photos captured at the end of it all.” Madison S. Dallas, Program Management Coordinator

“After a lifetime of having my picture taken by my photographer mother, I had never imagined doing a very distinct professional photo shoot. Daniel’s photo session came as a beautiful surprise. Before the photo session, we met to discuss the idea and the theme. He took me to his dear friend’s to borrow jewelry, and again we chatted about how the shoot would go. In a very kind and encouraging way, he was able to meet me where I was at, alleviating both fears and insecurities, while inspiring me to go beyond my comfort zone. Thus, by the time the day came, I felt safe and, for the most part, relaxed. Then, he put on some nice music and, for the first time, I was able to dance freely in front of a camera. Lights and setting would change, different outfits were worn, jewelry was adjusted, pauses were allowed, laughter and shyness emerged and faded, one hour led into another, until our session came to completion and we shared our experience over lunch.

Living in Peru, many months passed before I was able to sit with Daniel again, over tea, and view the fotos for the first time. Again, I was surprised. Little by little, as I picked my favorites, I began to see myself, as he says, through his eyes. To see myself through another’s eyes, through these pictures, is a deeply healing experience. “Capturing Essence” rightfully describes Daniel’s work. In all the movement, laughter, dance, and hours spent… little moments of essence emerge and are captured in time. I am so grateful for his expertise, and I know my children and family will be too. Bless you for the work and service you do! Much love and gratitude, ” – Sunday Law, MS Integrative Health Promotion, Co-Founder of Sradhavan Eco Yoga Center in Cusco, Peru

“Daniel is very professional and makes having your photograph taken an experience to remember. He is warm, welcoming and fun to work with. I have used Daniel for my professional photos and headshots for years and would highly recommend him.” Kelly Heyman, Audiologist

“Daniel is top notch. Quality photos and excellent communication. I plan on using him again for our next project!” Tony Patryn

“We were very happy with his work. He’s enjoyable to be with as well as skilled and knowledgeable, and we were very pleased with the headshot results.”  – Emily Kahn-Freedman

“We are so very lucky to have found Daniel. Surfing the internet for Santa Fe photographers, my husband came across Daniel’s website. He immediately showed me the photos of Daniel’s previous photo shoots and I said “We’ve found our photographer!” Daniel has that natural talent of capturing his clients in poses that actually do not look “posed” or fake. Of course, the fabulous backdrop of Santa Fe is a photographer’s dream. We loved Daniel’s personality and we have also made a lifelong friend. Thank you sweet Daniel for “capturing the essence” of our 25th wedding anniversary. You are simply fabulous.”  Charlene and Jerry Bolton

“Daniel’s work on my professional headshot was excellent. I understand that these are as important as updated resumes and am very satisfied. These are important photos for my career as they present, for many, the first impression people will have of me. I cannot thank him enough for his time, attention, and very caring work. He was able to capture me as both professional and approachable– which is important in my line of work.”  – Angelia Moore

“Daniel is the best! He took my professional portrait and headshot and I couldn’t be happier with the result. He is so friendly and warm that its hard not to smile! The finished photos were ready less than 24 hours after the photoshoot, which I really appreciated. I would highly recommend Daniel for all your photography needs – plus he’s a great guy to work with. After just a half hour, you’ll feel like you’ve known each other for ages!”Joanne Brown

“I did an internship with Daniel for about 4 months and assisted with multiple shoots in his studio and on location. My experience was wonderful and I learned so much from him and all the years of experience he has with photography, working with people and understanding how to make a connection with them and help them feel relaxed and enjoy being photographed. Attentive to client needs, intuitive and knowledgeable to correct lighting and composition, professional and personable. I recommend Daniel wholeheartedly.” Rachael Urquidez

“I enjoyed my recent experience of being photographed by Daniel Quat for a local publication. Before the shoot date, Daniel scheduled a time to meet so he could learn about me and listen to my ideas for how I wanted to be represented by his photos. We also discussed clothing choices, which was a relief to me and helped me feel more relaxed when it came to the shoot date. Daniel is kind, patient and professional. I recommend him! PS: He got me to laugh and relax when it was time for the shoot, so the experience was enjoyable and fun (and I he made some great photos, too!).” – Luisa Kolker

“Daniel’s excellence in photographer shines through in every image, whether they be of nature, animals, dancers or…. well, anything he connects to through the lens. My needs were around photos representing me personally, and as a business professional. Being a little camera shy, i was rather anxious about the shoot. Daniel did a FABULOUS job of putting me at ease and creating an experience that was both creative and pleasurable. The photos were so much more than I ever expected. His patience with a reluctant subject was invaluable. The reviews from others viewing these photos are over the top. Thanks, Daniel… we’ll do it again sometime!”  – Jamie Klein

“I was met with so much love+kindness by DANIEL and his amazing team. I can’t recommend him highly enough. What a great experience!” – Quinn Fontaine

One of the many things I am grateful for this season is the wonderful photographs you have taken of my horse Tupelo and I. Your photos capture the essence of my relationship with Tupelo and how much I love him. The cover shot of the December issue of Eldorado Living takes my breath away. A friend told me she could “feel my heart beating” through that photograph and she’s right.
You don’t simply capture images but emotions and feelings as well. I look forward to the next family photo shoot with my pup Sadie. I will continue to recommend you to everyone I know. Thank you.” – Pam Kellett

“I hired Daniel Quat to photograph candid and group shots at two corporate special events. He provided a proposal promptly and negotiated fairly on services and pricing to fit our budget. Daniel worked hard to understand the intricacies and time schedule of the events. During the events I received many positive comments about Daniel as he made people laugh and have fun while having their picture taken. In the end, the photos we received were superb, he made it hard to choose even five favorites much less one! He definitely has the eye for composition, background, and lighting to ensure you get good photos.” – Linda Hurtley, Meeting Planner

“Daniel photographed my wedding in Santa Fe. I found him on the Internet and could not believe I found such a treasure! He met with us before the wedding to get to know each other before our ceremony. He is such a warm and friendly person dedicated to make a special memory. I just loved him and felt an immediate connection. After we received our pictures, I was so taken back by the incredible art in our selection! It was so hard to choose! He is not just a photographer but a true artist and captures the moment in time. The quality of the pictures will awe you. I feel so lucky to have found Daniel Quat!” – Deb Williams

“There is a reason that many friends and acquaintances in the Santa Fe business world have had professional photos taken with Daniel Quat. He’s good! From the consultation over tea to discuss what I needed in the end product to the day of the photoshoot – complete with great music and a playful attitude – I was impressed with his skill, his eye, and his ability to put me at ease. All of these quailities are critical pre-requisites to a high-quality head shot! I don’t hesitate to recommend Daniel Quat Photography.” – Jennifer Polle, owner Santa Fe Buzz

“Daniel is a true artist. He has a vision for each photo session that is founded in his desire to capture the perfect moment that expresses your individual essence.” – Marcie Davis, Working Like Dogs

“Daniel Quat 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, he empowers the self-conscious young person 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. His images will remain for a lifetime and beyond. And those images will 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 Powell

Daniel did a fantastic job of capturing both of my boys’ personalities in their senior photos, and he made it fun! Beautiful work!” – Carol Luttrell

“I really enjoyed working with Daniel on his project. He moved through my studio with his camera and captured a sense of my world that really reflects me. As an artist, I like the way he notices things that most people miss. I look forward to working with him in the future!” – Lisa Smith, Ceramic Artist

“Daniel puts his heart and soul into his work and he knows how to capture the heart and soul of his subjects in his pictures. I’ve done 2 photo shoots with Daniel and LOVE the photos that resulted. He is a high energy & high integrity professional and artist. Definitely recommend him!” – Lianne Joy

“Thank you Daniel Quat, photographer extraordinaire. He made me feel not only at ease, but even beautiful and true to myself all at once. As a consequence, I have the best portrait/head shot ever. I recommend Daniel without reservation. He is a joy to work with.” – Stefany Burrowes

“I highly recommend Daniel Quat Photography! Daniel truly captured my daughter in her senior photos and graduation photos. I will always treasure these special moments Daniel created through his lens. He is a joy to work with, a master in all the details and an amazing photographer! So many thanks Daniel!” – Katrina Darco Feldman

“Daniel took a series of photographs of Our Lady of Light Historic Foundation’s Luminaria Night that captured the charm of the night time event. The Foundation still uses the photos. The dignity and antiquity of the old mission chapel stands out clearly in every photograph.” – Connie C. Doughman

“What an magnificent artist this man is! Both behind the camera and in bringing the picture to life. It’s been a great experience to work with him.”  – Vivian Waters

“I had the pleasure of meeting Daniel Quat at a horse show in Santa Fe. Most event photographers are direct to the point of being rude and hasty in their shots… not Daniel! He took the time to ask me to ride a certain direction so he could get a beautiful shot that illustrated the connection between me and my horse. I loved the shot and bought it! Not only can he artfully capture moments, but he can do one hell of a job editing. He took unwanted boxes out of the background and made the shots overall much cleaner to look at. He quickly responded (even when I didn’t!). He went above and beyond. I received three fully edited, focused, beautifully shot moments in time for the same rate I normally pay for one, un edited event picture (that usually isn’t even well taken). I would happily recommend Daniel’s services to anyone. I plan on booking him in the spring and already have a list of clients that are going to do the same. Thank you!!! I am so impressed and happy with your work!”  – Ashleigh Willems

We had a wonderful experience having our son’s senior portraits done by Daniel Quat. Daniel is great at making people feel totally at ease during the photography session and he does an amazing job of capturing the essence of a person through his photography. The entire experience left our son feeling incredibly special and truly seen by Daniel in a very uplifting way. We highly recommend Daniel Quat Photography!” – Jacob Wilcox

I highly highly recommended! Daniel not only is an amazing photographer but he’s also an incredible person. He photographed our wedding in Santa Fe were he made use both feel so comfortable…he’s a true artiest…his attention to detail is unbelievable.” – Julie Jensen

“Daniel did my corporate headshots, and frankly helped me see myself in a whole new light. I was so happy with them, I felt they captured my eyes, my smile, my intention with such clarity and beauty. I was really quite surprised to feel so good about them. Daniel is easy to work with, he knows how to help you relax, he knows how to draw the real you out. He works at helping you prepare so that you are ready to have the image you want captured. He is truly an amazing photographer and person. The finished product feels like a gift! I highly recommend Daniel for any kind of event or need, corporate head shots, weddings, special occasions. He will leave you with images you’ll cherish always.” – Kelly M. Stanhope

“Daniel photographed our wedding in Santa Fe in July. I had no contacts in Santa Fe, destination wedding. He was recommended by a friend in the area. From the very start, he was interested and passionate about capturing the images we wanted to remember our special day. No cookie cutter wedding photos-special, intimate, beautiful, timeless images of a day that we will never forget. HIRE HIM!!!” – Deb Cole, Colorado

“Daniel is without question one of Santa Fe’s top photographers. His talents as a photog extend to portraits, events, editorial work, real estate/architecture, landscape, food…there’s nothing Daniel can’t capture beautifully. He’s great to work with and has a wonderful sense of humor and professionally.”
Guin White, Sales Director, Sunrise Springs, Santa Fe, NM.

“What a joy to work with you, your stylist and your assistant. Your professionalism and good humor was so greatly appreciated by both me and Josh, the owner. And the shots look fantastic!” – Alex Hanna, Art Director/ founder Invisible City Designs

Daniel is professional and respectful and was just a delight to work with. Photos came out very nice and we really enjoyed the experience.” Vicky Baca

“As a marketing professional who’s been working with Daniel Quat in a corporate setting for the past two years, I HIGHLY recommend him. He’s an ultimate professional, and he DELIVERS! From the first day we began our working relationship, Daniel has repeatedly shown me extraordinary professionalism, integrity, respect, kindness and a professional generosity that is truly rare. His 30+ years of “big city” experience reflects his talent, vision, deep knowledge of the art and science of photography, and an uncanny ability to bring something magical out of his subjects. Throughout the 4 corporate shoots that involved dozens of employees and two personal portrait shoots, I’ve been consistently impressed with his impeccable timing, attention to detail, relentless energy, and his unusual sensitivity to the emotional needs of his clients – rare in a world of photographic divas. Simply put, Daniel is exceptional. Do yourself a favor and book him for your next shoot.” Nancy Nielsen, Marketing Director, Divine Dental

“This is our first experience in working with a photographer. The day of the photography shooting Daniel added such fun, flair and excitement for the project. Everyone left that day feeling as if they were a movie star. The end results are that the pictures are great and we can hardly wait to see them up on our home webpage. Thank you, Daniel” Anna Bell Hesche, practice/office Manager