What makes you happy, what do you envision for your wedding, tell me how much you love each other, all the things!

we do an engagement session to get you primed & ready to work with mE on your wedding day

I strategically get to know all the important things about your wedding so that everything on the day of is stress-free and magical

this is easy: you show up for your wedding, i show up for your wedding, and together we have the best time and make the best photos. whatever happens, i've got it

together, we will create an album that will help you hold onto every single moment you loved, from the mimosas before you put on your dress to the 6th tequila shot your wedding party took before hitting the dance floor for the cupid shuffle. not to mention amazing and romantic portraits of the two of you


I will challenge your guests to a dance off (and probably win) and I'll STILL get the best damn  party photos you've ever seen.

I'll make your wedding look SO GOOD and SO FUN you will need to order a big ass wedding album to contain all the amazing photos. 

I will defeat any obstacle you throw my way: rain or shine, perfect sunset or complete darkness, poppin' dance party or intimate celebration. 

Moral of the story: Pray for rain on your wedding day.

I'm an international, award-winning photojournalist and no matter what, the photos I make for you will capture the insanely fun (emphasis on the insane), die-hard love you have for each other and your friends and family.  In Iowa, El Paso, or around the world. 

Why me? 

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air warning: Only the most badass couples will be able to hack working with me. (Wilting flowers need not apply.) 

If adventure is your middle name, if you're preparing for the party of a lifetime, if you are all-in on this being the best day ever, we should talk.

Wedding coverage starts at $3250. Nicely equipped at $4500. 

Special Rates for Destination weddings.



What past clients have to say

What can I say about Dan that I haven't said a million times?! That he's the most amazing photographer ever! I know that one of the best decisions for my wedding was picking him as my photographer. He not only captured the best moments, he captured them beautifully. We're keeping Dan around for the rest of our special moments, not only for his photography, but because he's an amazing person to hang around with. Thank you for all of the lovely moments Dan!


What past clients have to say

One of our groomsmen just said, "Dan Dalstra is the most perfect human being ever." Your photos are universally loved and everyone thought you were "nuts amazing".  Nathan and I both agreed that you were probably the best/easiest/most worry free decision we made about the wedding!

- Sydney -

What past clients have to say

Dan is the MAN! In fact, all of the wedding guests, my wife and I affectionately nicknamed him Dan "THE MAN" Dalstra! Dan traveled to Cancun with us for our wedding. He has a way of capturing the most intense love and laughter shots between not only the couple but the wedding group as a whole. Dan used many of his awesome talents and jumped right in to help take all the worries and stress away from our big day. 

- SEAN -

What past clients have to say

Dan Dalstra is HANDS DOWN the best in El Paso! He's fun, personable, and unbelievably talented. Wedding pictures are a big sentimental investment, you will be thrilled with the final product from Dan. 


What past clients have to say

WOW! There are not enough words I can express for how amazing and grateful I am to have had him photograph our engagement & wedding. He truly went above and beyond for both myself and my husband. He is so outgoing and can make anyone feel comfortable in front of the camera. He really has an eye for detail and captured our love in such a unique and memorable way. He is willing to work with you and also gives a great deal on destination weddings. He is a MUST have photographer who he really puts the bride first! 


What past clients have to say

We could not have been happier with Dan's work! His personality and enthusiasm for his clients alleviates the usual stress of wedding planning and choosing a photographer. His work is amazing, the best in the west! We are happy with the photos and would hire him over and over again!



Let's grab a coffee or beverage of your choice. I can't wait to learn more about you and we can craft the perfect photography package just for you! 

GIVE ME A CALL. I'm REALLY FRIENDLy and happy to help yoU!

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With over 10 years of photography experience as El Paso and Iowa photographer, I am considered  an expert as an El Paso and Iowa portrait photographer, El Paso and Iowa Commercial photographer, El Paso high school senior portrait photographer, and El Paso and Iowa headshot photographer. I also have an extensive portfolio as an El Paso and Iowa wedding photographer, Las Cruces wedding photographer, Cancun wedding photographer, Mexico Wedding Photographer, Houston wedding photographer, Hawaii wedding photographer, Huatulco wedding photographer and a destination wedding photographer. While I am physically located in Texas and do 50% of my wedding and portrait photography in El Paso and Las Cruces, I also travel out of state and out of the country for the other 50% of our clients. Since the invention of these things called cars and airplanes, I have found that my physical address hardly matters when it comes to taking amazing photos of awesome people. I also am delighted to be a same sex wedding photographer and have photographed my same sex couples in the US and would love be honored to photograph more of these amazing unions.