“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