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The Kvia’s family portraits

The mornings are my favourite time of day and I’m so happy that I was able to spend this one with the Kvia Family at this empty beach just 15 mins north of Byron Bay.

They’re such a beach loving family; a morning adventure by the shore fit these guys perfectly!

We wanted to create some images of the Kvia’s having fun, enjoying the beach and ultimately freezing a few moments of their love for each other to share with family and friends for generations to come.


“Doing a photo shoot with Daniel was an absolute pleasure. Having seen Dan’s previous work, his love of nature and eye for detail I knew he was the photographer to capture our family with his photojournalistic style.

Dan’s calm vibe and ease when giving instruction meant that the joy of the morning far outweighed any sense of self consciousness or stress involved in a photo shoot. Plus, our 9 year old stayed enthusiastic too.

Thank you Daniel, the photos are simply beautiful.”

-Leilani Kvia





The Monticones in B&W

Such a pleasure to share a beautiful morning full of good hearted fun with the Monticone Family. I love the playfulness they bring to life and I’m very thankful they can share it with me and the lens.

“Love, Love, Love the family photos! Thank you so much for the effort you put into this album, the photos are amazing and something we will hold onto forever! We had such a positive and enjoyable experience during our family photo shoot with Daniel. He has a really beautiful sense of people and captures just the right moment, while also getting the composition perfect. Very creative, and artistic, Daniel was able to really let our relationship with each other shine through and capture the real “us”. All the pictures are incredible.” – Aysha Monticone








Salty Stoke

Satlstein, Norway


For me, travel, surf and photography fit perfectly together.

So when I was flown to Norway to shoot a wedding last year, I planned to explore the Nordic surf scene while I enjoyed the Scandinavian experience. Fortunately, I didn’t have to venture very far to taste the surf, the groom Espen Evertson, surfs and his home break (Saltstein) is in his back yard – Larvik.

A photographer and sponsored surfer, Espen’s a former grommet of Saltstein and has the place dialed when its on. So, fortunately we were able to score some Nordic summer surf before the wedding. The wave on this day was inconsistent, onshore and not at all epic, but nonetheless I was so happy to be there. After experiencing the stoke and dedication of these guys, I feel an immense passion to post a few shots of their slice of paradise.

Maybe it was the 2 cups of coffee we had beforehand or maybe it was because everyone was super excited about the wind swell. Either way, being out in the water with these salty Vikings felt like riding a wet roller coaster with a wet suit on.

So, I asked my friend “what’s the best tide to surf on here?” His reply came with a puzzled look “Best tide?? We just surf when there’s waves for as long as we can!”

– Love the simplicity in that!