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.
-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