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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.

Earshot Jazz Festival Week 2

The Washington Composers Orchestra presented an evening of music specially suited for the gorgeous acoustics of the Chapel Performance Space at the Good Shepherd Center as part of the continuing Earshot Jazz festival which is now in its second week.


Robin Holcomb conducting Wayne Horvitz’s concerto for clarinet “River of Whiskey,” featuring guest clarinetist Beth Fleenor.

Robin Holcomb, Wayne Horvitz, and Tom Varner lead this adventurous 15-piece ensemble which featured top-flight Seattle improvisers and composers including Mark Taylor, Thomas Marriott, Eric Barber, Byron Vannoy, and Phil Sparks. Approaching the traditional jazz big band as a “pocket orchestra,” the program featured four extended compositions by Holcomb, Horvitz’s concerto for clarinet “River of Whiskey,” featuring guest clarinetist Beth Fleenor, and Chris Stover’s “The Murderess.” The program will also include the Seattle premier of “Laredo,” written for saxophone quartet by Holcomb, and commissioned by the Rova Saxophone Quartet.


Wayne Horvitz at the piano.

Also last night at the Triple Door Earshot presented Meshell Ndegeocello
Meshell Ndegeocello at the Triple Door Tuesday night

Earshot Jazz Festival presented the endlessly inventive bassist, composer, singer, and bandleader Meshell Ndegeocello who incorporates elements of soul, rock, jazz, funk, and hip-hop to express “the love I’ve felt and the energy I’m surrounding myself with.” She possesses a deeply expressive musical perspective and a fierce intelligence. The Triple Door was sold out including standing room only and everyone was so into Meshell and her mesmerizing performance.


Deantoni Parks, drums, Chris Bruce, guitar, Keefus Ciancia, keyboards, Ndgeocello, and Mark Kelley bass.


Ndegoecello’s debut album Plantation Lullabies came out like a breath of musical fresh air in the early 1990s, combining the crisp danceable production of modern hip-hop with funky, old-time soul. A major talent in many areas, from her nimble finger-funk on the bass to her breathy, robust vocals and her continually developing, passionate songwriting, Ndegeocello has excelled as a bandleader, drawing on the talent of jazz musicians such as pianist Geri Allen and saxophonist Joshua Redman for guest spots. Ndegeocello frequently ends up guesting on albums by artists including The Rolling Stones, John Mellencamp, and Rahzel of the Roots, but her excellent work as a musician never detracts from the direct, polished quality of her solo albums, which continue to evolve and improve. On October 6, she will release Devil’s Halo, her eighth studio album. The 10-time Grammy nominee co-produced the new album alongside guitarist Chris Bruce. Photographs by Seattle Photographer Daniel Sheehan specializing in portraits and photojournalism for publications and corporations and a Seattle wedding photographer, shooting weddings with artistic documentary Seattle wedding photography.

Earshot Jazz Festival opens with Garfield HS and MIGUEL ZENÓN


GARFIELD HIGH SCHOOL JAZZ BAND, With SPECIAL GUEST MIGUEL ZENÓN, under the direction of Clarence Acox, opened the 2009 Earshot Jazz Festival Friday night to a packed house at the Triple Door. What a great vibe to begin the festival. It is amazing to see some many talented young musicians coming up here in Seattle. What a fantastic show.


Miguel and all of those student sax players were a delight to hear. Photographs by Seattle photographer Daniel Sheehan, a photojournalist specializing in jazz photography and portrait photography for publications and corporations and a Seattle wedding photographer with a story-telling approach creating award winning wedding photography.

Night View


This is the exterior of the house on Sunset Hill which has the view of the Olympics and Puget sound from the bedroom and the outside terrance on the top floor which you can see to the left. This is the last photographs from the shoot of Seatle homes for the Seattle interior designer Robin Chell Design. Robin Chell Design provides complete residential and commercial interior design services, including design concept, space planning, interior specifications, furniture, finish and fixture selection, custom furniture design, art procurement, and lighting specification. Photograph by Seattle Photographer Daniel Sheehan specializing in photojournalism, portraits and photography for publications and corporations, and photojournalistic Seattle wedding photography.

A Tree in Wallingford

I was photographing the group 2nd Century Savage, at the Earshot Jazz concert series: Jazz: The Second Century at the Good Shepherd Center in Wallingford last Thursday, and it turned out not to be as hot as it was on Weds. There was a cool breeze drafting in the windows as the Good Shepherd Center sits on top of a hill and the space is on the 4th floor with a view of the sun setting over the Olympics. I was taken by the backlighting on this tree and focused on it rather than the sunset. Photograph by Seattle Photographer Daniel Sheehan specializing in photojournalism, portraits for publications and corporations, and photojournalistic Seattle wedding photography.

Salmon Bay Dorothy’s 1st Grade and Kindergarten Class Photograph 2009


Here are all of the Kindergarten and 1st grade students in Dorothy’s class out in front of Salmon Bay School at the end of another school year. Dorothy is second from left.

Red Mountain Red Wine

I had an assignment over in the Yakima Valley recently an I stopped off to take some panoramas of one of my favorite sources of red wine, the Red Mountain appellation. It is early in the growing season but the vines look very promising this first half of June.