Hello. I’m Dave. Excited to have you passing through!!

I was born in Orange County and shortly after moved to a small town outside of Austin, TX delightfully named Round Rock. It was such a great place to grow up in! I was surrounded by country and that wonderful southern hospitality. I couldn’t ask for a better place to be a kid. My family and I moved back to Southern California during my early teens and I haven’t been able to leave the area since. Outside of photography, my other passions are surfing, skating, traveling, and ocean dwelling. I’m lucky enough to live in such a beautiful place near the ocean, surrounded by great friends and family.

As a photographer, I strongly believe in building a personal connection with my clients. Having that connection is what makes for impassioned imagery. I strive at producing imagery that is creative while capturing your emotion and those unique moments. Whether it’s a wedding or portrait session, I want you to bring home images that portray your brilliance. Images should last you a lifetime, something you’ll pick up 2 years or 20 years down the road, and melt. And I want you to say, “Our photographer was awesome!” I live for that!

My studies are from photojournalism, so I cling to those roots and offer a candid and natural style to my photography. I also draw an influence from high fashion photography, so I might direct you a bit but it’s to bring out that interaction and the authenticity I see. I want you to laugh, have FUN, interact, and just be yourself. I’ve always believed the most lasting images are the ones that truly capture a genuine moment in time. A look, a laugh, an interaction - they all carry over into memorable images.

Please, take a look around if you haven’t done so already. As you browse through my images I hope my love for life and the art I am so lucky to create on a daily basis shines through.
Reach out to me! I’d absolutely love to hear from you. Feel free to give me a call at 714-353-7717, or shoot me an email. I’m always down for a chat. I truly look forward to hearing from you.

Sincerely,
Dave Marano

PS: Traveling is always a joy for me, so feel no fret with inquires within the states or worldwide. Always willing to work with you for travel.