This is the moment everything changed.
In just 4 short years from this photo we’d have 3 kids under 3 years: our oldest daughter followed but surprise fraternal boy and girl twins.(#tooblessedtobestressed)
I knew I needed to get my business (and lifestyle) in shape. Despite making damn good money in my wedding photography business from year 2, I had nothing to show for it except mountains of debt. Panic really set in when I had a dry spell and didn’t book a wedding for over 6 months.
With no one to blame myself, I used this as the kindling to transform my life, my business and my relationships to make the following years more meaningful, joy-filled, and more profitable than I could have imagined.
And now I’m on a journey to help other photographers discover exactly how to do it their way.
Daniel Moyer (wait, I supposed to write this in the third person?) is a photographer, podcaster, photography business educator, writer and blind optimist in the best sense of the word. He’s your ultimate wedding photography business
coach hype-man and is on a journey to help photographers discover how they can build a meaningful, profitable, and joy-filled business, in their own way.
My family is everything. I’m a high-energy, smitten husband to my bookish and supportive wife Rachel. Before kids, marriage, and a mortgage, my wife was there. I was unemployed and moving back home to my parents house. She’s was there through every I hope this works, what if, and hear me out conversation.
We are spreading our roots in a small suburb just outside Philadelphia. We love our 100 year old home and all its quirks, hosting a good party, the beach, reading, and eating at Olive Garden way too often.
Our first daughter was born in 2016 and then we were blessed with twins in 2019 (though there’s no history of twins in either of our families.) We both came from families of 5, so this is the chaos we were hoping. Between the twin birth and the pandemic, 2020-2022 were very challenging. They were also the biggest catalyst for chat and growth and transformation in my life and business.
When I first started Daniel Moyer Photography it was January 1, 2010. I was living at my parents house and renting a second camera for every wedding. Since then I’ve photographed in Germany, Spain, Cancun, Jamaica, Curacao, and all across the US.
Thanks to Matt Gruber for these photos. June 2022
These lessons took me a long time to learn.
That's why I'm sharing them with you.
Thanks to Joe Dantone for the photo. Jan. 2023
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