About Photographer South Lake Tahoe

Dan is an award winning photojournalist with 25 years experience whose expertise and professionalism set him apart from other photographers. He not only has the skill and ability to anticipate those ideal moments during your wedding, or event, but he also possesses the style and creativity found in a true artist. Dan's exquisite images tell the story of your wedding or event in a fun, creative way that allows you the opportunity to relive the excitement and joy of your special day. His classic, timeless style harmonizes perfectly with his natural, candid images. Dan's light-hearted, easy-going personality is sure to put you at ease in front of the camera. I only wish I could have had him as my photographer at my wedding; it would have been difficult ... he was the groom.

Dan graduated from Northern Arizona University with a degree in Photojournalism. He began wedding photography in earnest in 2009 after having been employed at the Tahoe Daily Tribune for more than 16 years as a photographer. He then started to branch off into Wedding Photography, Family Photography, and Portrait Photography.

Dan Thrift is a 20 year resident of South Lake Tahoe, coming to the South Shore to work at a local newspaper as a photographer where he discovered his passion to capture the extraordinary beauty of the Lake Tahoe region. His wife Rebecca accompanies him on most assignments providing additional photography and technical support.


We hired Dan to shoot our winter wedding at Lake Tahoe. Dan's prices were really reasonable. He also provided an engagement shoot in our package and spent a few hours with us moving from location to location ensuring we got plenty of great shots. We were thrilled with our pictures!! Dan is a professional and provided so many quality pictures that I had difficulty picking a favorite. When I began looking for photographers, Dan's work stood out from the rest because he can capture the feeling in the room and candid moments. I will cherish our photos and can't recommend him highly enough. If you are getting married at Lake Tahoe, call Dan Thrift Photography.

-Ellen F. South Lake Tahoe, Ca

Dan photographed both our engagement and wedding photos. I saw some of the pictures he had done in the fall and wanted to emulate the same with the fall colors and such. I was more than happy with our results for our engagement photos. He really tried to capture our best sides and create what I had imagined in my head. Our wedding pictures turned out great! Dan's easy going demeanor was awesome with our families and friends and I really like how he tries to capture the unconventional photo when people are acting natural. We were very lucky to have an amazing sunset the day we got married and his photography really accentuated the colors in the sky. We are very happy with our photos and our experience with Dan and will use him in the future for our family photos.

-Anneliese T. South Lake Tahoe, Ca
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