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Ali, Nick and Now Nolan


I got to meet baby Nolan yesterday when I was photographing the family pictures for Ali and Nick. What a guy he is.


Happy Birthday At 100 Years | A Panoramic Group Portrait

100 year old birthday party panoramic portrait

Back in August I was asked to photograph the birthday party for Phil who was turning 100 years old on the deck of Anthony’s on Lynwood. It was a beautiful August Sunday and everyone looked grand.

OLOT 2015


Here is a group of Lakeside students  going to OLOT dance last Saturday evening.



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Child and Mother portrait – Ariel and Heidi

Mother and daughter portrait

Ariel and her mom Heidi were a lot of fun photographing recently.



Photograph by Daniel Sheehan Photography who specialize in people and portraits and travel everywhere to shoot weddings in a photojournalist style that is real, straightforward, subtle and unobtrusive. Daniel was named the best wedding photographer in Seattle  by the Wedding Photojournalists Association.

All photographs on this website are by Daniel Sheehan © 2014. All Rights Reserved. Please inquire for permission to use.

Moving – Seattle Photographers Blog Now Has New Address

Jurgen Moltmann

My photography blog, Seattle Photographers, is ending here at WordPress.com. I have relocated it to a new address right on my website at click here: Daniel Sheehan Photography . Please go to Seattle Photographers and set your bookmark to continue to follow my editorial and corporate photography at the new location A Seattle Photographer.  At A Beautiful Day Photography Daniel Sheehan creates people and wedding photography in an artistic, editorial fashion with classic photojournalist style.  I have started a new expanded Seattle Photographers blog called eyeshotphotos. It will be a mix of my editorial and corporate work along with my wedding photography and jazz photography all in one blog. So come and see the new site with a newly redesigned blog format at EYESHOTPHOTOS

Jürgen Moltmann, a German Protestant theologian, was in Seattle for a talk, not long ago and I was assigned by Seattle Pacific University to photograph him for their alumni publication Response. He was very interesting to photograph and I enjoyed hearing him speak about his book Theology of Hope.

His liberation theology is also interesting as it includes an understanding of both the oppressed and the oppressor as needing reconciliation. “Oppression has two sides: on one side there is the master, on the other side the slave… Oppression destroys humanity on both sides.”

Photograph by Daniel Sheehan Photography who specialize in people and portraits and travel everywhere to shoot weddings in a photojournalist style that is real, straightforward, subtle and unobtrusive. Daniel was named among the best Seattle wedding photographers by the Wedding Photojournalists Association.

All photographs on this website are by Daniel Sheehan © 2010. All Rights Reserved. Please inquire for permission to use.

Happy Holidays

Daniel, Jana, Ema and Claire, wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. We were lucky to get our picture taken by a photographer’s photographer Michael Craft. Photos for this holiday’s posting are from the Studio of Michael Craft.

A Seattle Family Portrait

Danielle, Anders and Greg Clark outside their Seattle home.

Just a note about this picture. It seem it is the time of year for making family pictures again. The Clark family is an old client going back to when I photographed their wedding years ago.

Family photograph by editorial photographer and photojournalist Daniel Sheehan who covers j creates portraits for publications and corporations and is also a Seattle Wedding Photographer at A Beautiful Day Photography, a wedding photographer with an artistic photojournalist style.

Irving Penn Is Dead at 92

Another giant of photography Irving Penn has passed away. What an incredible gifted, hardworking influential master photographer.
“Irving Penn, one of the 20th century’s most prolific and influential photographers of fashion and the famous, whose signature blend of classical elegance and cool minimalism was recognizable to magazine readers and museumgoers worldwide, died Wednesday morning at his home in Manhattan. He was 92.
His death was announced by Peter MacGill, his friend and representative.
Mr. Penn’s talent for picturing his subjects with compositional clarity and economy earned him the widespread admiration of readers of Vogue during his long association with the magazine, beginning in 1943. It also brought him recognition in the art world; his photographs have been exhibited in museums and galleries and are prized by collectors.”
Continue reading the NY Times article By ANDY GRUNDBERG –  Irving Penn, Fashion Photographer, Is Dead at 92

Jazz Portrait Jerry Dodgion


Jerry Dodgion has some gigs lined up in the San Francisco Bay area and needed a new portrait for publicity so we got together and made this portrait. Jerry is an American jazz saxophonist and flautist.
Jerry Dodgion, alto saxophone, flute, arranger and composer, hails from Richmond, California on San Francisco Bay. He gained early experience in 1950s with bay area bands of Rudy Salvini, John Coppola/Chuck Travis and Gerald Wilson as well as brief appearances with the Vernon Alley quartet which included backing Billie Holiday in 1955.
Dodgion joined Benny Carter, on Gerald Wilson’s recommendation, for the opening of the “Moulin Rouge” in Las Vegas ‘55. Jerry joined the Red Norvo quintet [`58-’61] which included long stints in Las Vegas at the “Sands Hotel.” Many tours accompanying Frank Sinatra ‘59-’60 plus touring as part of the Benny Goodman groups of ‘59-’61 which incorporated the Red Norvo quintet into Goodman’s ten piece band (including Flip Phillips, Bill Harris and Jack Sheldon) and subsequent versions which included Zoot Sims, Carl Fontana and Charlie Shavers.

After a long career as a side man, Dodgion’s first release as a bandleader arrived in 2004 with his ensemble The Joy of Sax, featuring saxophonists Frank Wess, Brad Leali, Dan Block and Jay Brandford, pianist Mike LeDonne, bassist Dennis Irwin and percussionist Joe Farnsworth.

Fred and Jenn Portrait


Fred and Jenn, were married a few weeks ago at the Asian Art museum. I was a happy Seattle photographer, to get this shot of the two of them after the ceremony. What a great couple they they are. Fred is one of the key people vital to the running of the annual Earshot Jazz Festival among other events they put together.