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Intro


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Intro


 

MEET DANIEL, Portraits & Commercial

I've spent 12 years of dedication to the art of photography as a professional in the industry. I've grown very passionate and I've learned a lot over the years. Though I'm experienced, I believe in continuous education. I'm a graduate of the New York Institute of Photography and the Lamarr Williamson School of Photography, and I receive monthly education from Professional Photographers of America and Professional Photographers of South Carolina.

Some have asked if photography was my only career in life? The answer is no. I have served in the United States Air Force for about nine years as a Security Forces Non-Commissioned Officer. I loved it. Now, I'm excited to serve you even more with my photography services.

Thank you for your time! Please enjoy all the works that I have created. To learn more about my business history, please visit my about page

Daniel J. Smith, GradCertPP
President and Founder for Daniel J. Smith Photography LLC
Art & Design, Business Occupational Advisory Committee for Erie County Technical School
Midlands District-At-Large Director for Professional Photographers of South Carolina
Student Activities Director for Lamarr Williamson School of Photography

 
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MEET AMBER, Graphics & Advertising

I've been working in marketing and advertising since 2009.  Right now, I specialize in working with local businesses to promote their presence in the community by means of creating effective advertising campaigns through print and online mediums. I'm a 2011 graduate of Edinboro University. During my time there, I was actively involved in promoting student activities on campus. In addition, I gained valuable experience working with alumni and local organizations through my job in the Alumni Relations department for the University. I was honored two times as a "Best Local Graphic Designer" Finalist by Erie Reader's Best of Erie 2016 and 2017.

Currently, I'm a Pre-Physical Therapy student at Edinboro University. My passion is helping people achieve great success with their businesses. In the future, I wish to help people with an improved healthy lifestyle by working in the field of Physical Therapy. Thank you for this opportunity to share a bit about myself, and I look forward to working with you and your business!

Amber C. Smith, BFA Applied Media Arts, Graphic Design
Advertising Executive and Vice President for Daniel J. Smith Photography LLC
Art & Design, Business Occupational Advisory Committee for Erie County Technical School

 
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Awards & Honors


Awards & Honors

Awards & Honors


Awards & Honors

 
 
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"Earning Top Pro status is no small feat — less than four percent of all pros qualified based on their 2017 performance. Together, Top Pros represent the highest level of service and customer care, setting the bar for what's possible on Thumbtack."

 

Marco Zappacosta
Co-founder & CEO

 

 

Awarded Thumbtack Top Pro two times IN A ROW IN 2018. 

Nominated for Creative Entrepreneur of the Year at the 2017 Disrupt Erie Awards. 

Awarded 2nd Place for Men's Portraits at the 2017 PPSC Annual Photographic Competition.

Awarded Best Photographer in Edinboro and McKean by the Edinboro News-Journal Reader's Choice 2016.

Awarded Thumbtack's Best of 2016 - Photographer.

Awarded Professional Photographers of America Charities Scholarship in 2016.

Awarded in 2017 and 2016 as a Finalist for Best Local Graphic Designer by Erie Reader's Best of Erie.

 
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Support Our Troops


Supporting Our Troops.

Support Our Troops


Supporting Our Troops.

DURING NINE YEARS OF SERVICE...

I've served in Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), Operation Unified Protector (OUP), and Operation Odyssey Dawn (OOD). I was directly involved with the Hurricane Sandy Relief (HSR) mission, that helped the citizens of New York City, NY recover from such tragedy. I have dedicated two years on the Homeland Response Force (HRF) in Pennsylvania, that conducted Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosive (CBRNE) response to incidents in our region. I have served with special anti-nuclear readiness operations, such as Key Resolve, Foal Eagle, and many others. I've worked on support missions that supported the United States Secret Service. During my military career, I also served as a member of the United States Air Force Honor Guard.

I'm truly grateful and honored to have served in all of these duties as a United States Air Force Security Forces Non-Commissioned Officer. Some will say to me that I've done a lot during my service in the military. I don't believe that at all, because there's more to be done. There's men and women out there that have served longer and have sacrificed a lot more than I ever had while serving. After my military service, I've made it a mission in my life to continue serving by supporting my fellow troops the best I can. I know being a business owner can help that voice in order to support the troops that are currently serving today, and that have served in the past. Please help me, help them.

Daniel J. Smith, SSGT, USAF Vet

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Professional Headshots


Professional Headshots


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Commissions


Commissions


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Food and Beverage


Food and Beverage


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Fitness


Fitness


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Community


We Give Back

Community


We Give Back

Community is important within our free enterprise America. Supporting local families, higher education, the youth, the environment, Veterans and their families, and people with medical disabilities. We do more than just photograph. We give back to our community.
— Daniel J. Smith

PPA Charities

American Legion

Veterans of Foreign Wars

Veterans Miracle Center of Erie

Edinboro University

The Salvation Army

National Wildlife Federation

Hope on Horseback Therapeutic Riding Center

Fallen Soldier Picnic

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Contact Us


Let's work together!

Contact Us


Let's work together!

Booking a photography session?

Fill out the form, and give up to 24 hours for a response during weekdays, and up to 48 hours for a response on weekends.

Interested in graphics and/or advertising?

Fill out the form, and give up to 12 hours for a response during weekdays, and up to 24 hours for a response on weekends.

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Edinburgh


Edinburgh