Dan A'Vard is a professional portrait and lifestyle based in Melbourne. Dan specialises in portraits that tell a story, whether that is a headshot, editorial/branding portrait, lifestyle portrait, or your wedding photographs.
His work has taken him all over Victoria, working with clients in tourism, the arts, engineering, wellness and publishing as well as private clients.
Photographing people is a joy for me. The experience of getting to know my clients and subjects as we work together and their anxiety falls away is heaven for me! I love capturing the essence of a person in a single image and would do that every day for the rest of my life if I could! It's true what they say: if you do what you love , you never have to work a day in your life!
What types of shoots have you done and how did you make them special?
Every shoot I do is special to me. I have shot portraits, headshots, weddings, editorial, fashion, events and even products. For each shoot I like to know (or create) a story to tell in my images. Every shoot is unique, every subject is unique, every story is unique. My tag line is Everyday People, Extraordinary Stories, because that is what I truly believe. Every single one of us is an extraordinary human being and we all have amazing stories to tell if someone will just listen!
Awards, honors, and recognitions received
Nothing as yet, I've been too busy working!
A fun fact about this photographer
I worked in Kenya for 9 months on a medical aid project.