Daniel Portalatin Photography

Scotch Plains, NJ

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About this pro

How does your service stand out?

Our pictures tell your love story so you can relive your special day forever! Along with timeless pictures, we will help navigate you throughout your your wedding day to help make it extra special. It's all about you!

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

Having the privilege of being a part of such special moments and being able to retell them through pictures. To us its a passion and privilege and we have so much fun along the day.

Location

Scotch Plains, NJ 07076

Background check

Complete

Years in business

8

Number of employees

4

Times hired on Thumbtack

56

Reviews

30 Reviews
  • cher F. Oct 3, 2016
    Best photographephotographer!
    My husband and I wedded on August 27th 2016 and wanted no other photographer but Daniel, why, becauae he has the natrual ability to capture your moment, our pics came out so very beautiful we were able to see how we felt as well as the guess, it was like watching a video. The pics are very clean, the colors came through the natrual ligh so spectacular. We are very greatful Daniel, thank you for bringing our big day to life....
  • Denise E. Nov 23, 2015
    Wedding Photography
    Verified Review
    Daniel was wonderful! He has the best attitude and was up for anything we wanted to do. He had great suggestions which were more than the usual poses. We had a few unforeseen changes in venue and he just ran with it. I would definitely recommend him and use him again.
  • Cindy M. Sep 20, 2015
    Our thanks to Daniel Portalatin photography for doing an awesome job of capturing our wedding. We were just amazed by their ability to disappear into the crowd but still very comprehensively document our day. The photographers were very professional, friendly, patient and so easy to work with. A great service, we would definitely recommend
  • Jennifer F. Sep 19, 2015
    All I can say is EXCELLENT. They were professional, fun and got every shot I could want and more. They were just wonderful!
  • Michelle D. Sep 17, 2015
    Thank you for making our special day extra special! Daniel & Liz are so talented. I would recommend them to anyone. Thanks!
  • Laura N. Aug 19, 2015
    Wow! Love my wedding pics. All the moments of my wedding were captured beautifully in a way that puts me back to each particular time. What more can you ask for? Thank you for being so easy going and having a smile on your faces throughout. Thanks again!
  • Jessica S. Oct 27, 2014
    Wedding Photography
    Verified Review
    Daniel Portalin did a great job covering our wedding. He is a very talented photographer. Am so happy we chose him!! We will now have beautiful photos documenting the special day.
  • Amanda S. Oct 25, 2014
    Wedding Photography
    Verified Review
    Daniel is FANTASTIC! Such a pleasure to work with and he is super fast and efficient. It's nice to find someone who makes you feel comfortable in front of the camera. Cant wait to work with him again. Amanda S.
  • Julie C. Oct 15, 2014
    Wedding Photography
    Verified Review
    Daniel Portalatin photographed our wedding at The Colony Club in Springfield, MA in early October. We absolutely loved working with him and his wife. They exceeded our expectations in making us feel comfortable and taking care of every one of our needs. They were on time and always getting the exact shot we wanted before we ever had to ask. Can't wait to get our pictures! Thank you so much!!!!
  • Camila C. Sep 20, 2014
    Wedding Photography
    Verified Review
    Daniel was amazing! We had a very small and private wedding and he was able to accommodate to our needs and make the most out of it. He made us look like rock stars and feel like ones too. We have yet to see all our pics but he what he sent us is superb!!! He was very creative and had very good ideas:) We are sooo happy with his work that he is already hired to photograph all our main future events. Daniel was very professional and friendly that we highly recommend him.
  • Patricia A. Sep 17, 2014
    Wedding Photography
    Verified Review
    Daniel was our photographer for our wedding in Stony Point, NY on August 31st. Him and his wife were an amazing team to work with. They were very friendly, professional and down to earth. Our families and bridal party are a lot to handle and they were able to keep everyone on point and capture the moments that we wanted. His wife even managed to get us some extra time for more pictures for me and my husband because the venue was rushing us to get back. I was very grateful for that as those were moments that I really wanted to capture. I would certainly recommend him to anyone for any especial occasion and would definitely use his services again. Thank you so much for making our day extra special.
  • Alicia M. Jul 12, 2014
    Wedding Photography
    Verified Review
    Daniel took the photographs for my wedding ceremony. Daniel did an absolutely fantastic job. During the ceremony, he took some breathtakingly beautiful shots that captured candid moments between me and my groom and also with our guests. The shots are so well framed they look staged, even though they were completely natural. He was also unobtrusive and didn't impede anyone's view of the ceremony, which was really important to me. After the ceremony Daniel worked with us and out families to take some stunning shots. They are crisp and clear and the colours are extraordinary - we married in a garden and Daniel's photographs captured the relaxed, outdoors feel of our wedding. Daniel also took time and care to make sure everything was perfect before the shots were taken - from my hair to the placement of our hands, and even the way we are gazing at each other. I've only seen a small sample of our shots so far but what I have seen took my breath away. I can't wait to see more!
  • Jasmin M. Jul 9, 2014
    Event Photography
    Verified Review
    Flexible, creative and detailed!
  • Jen R. Jun 3, 2014
    Wedding Photography
    Verified Review
    I just had this awesome husband/wife team shoot my Wedding at the 76 House this past weekend, and I couldn't be happier! They were extremely professional, punctual, and creative! My husband and I are totally clueless on posing, and they were able to position us, and come up with some great ideas. They totally put as at ease. Everyone at my wedding thought they were great, and I will recommend them to anyone in need of photography for their event. I can't wait to see what the pictures look like! ~Jen
  • Mandi A. Feb 20, 2014
    Wedding Photography
    Verified Review
    Daniel and his wife Liz were an awesome team who did an amazing job on our wedding!! We were so happy to have found Daniel to capture the best day of our lives!He was punctual, patient, friendly and even stayed later with no problem since the ceremony started later than scheduled.He worked within our budget and listened to our wants, needs, and requests. Great photographs, great photography! Already recommended him to a friend with an upcoming wedding and We will definitely be hiring him again!
  • Lizvette P. Oct 27, 2013
    Portrait Photography (Custom)
    Verified Review
    Daniel was amazing. He was patient, kind and so understanding. He made my family and I at ease at all times. Never stopped taking pictures. Can't wait to get our wedding photos!!!
  • Shawna B. Oct 16, 2013
    Wedding Photography
    Verified Review
  • Nicolle V. Sep 24, 2013
    Love this husband and wife team! They arrived early to the shoot and were very creative with the wedding shots, which is what I wanted!! They had the perfect mix between classical shots and trendy shots. They were very friendly, professional and courteous and didn't make any discruptions during the ceremony or the reception. They were able to make us feel comfortable behind the camera and eased many of my worries about the pictures. Many of my guest complemented me on them and asked for their information for future events. They are wonderful and I would highly recommend them to anyone!!
  • Christine J. Aug 23, 2013
    Wedding Photography
    Verified Review
    Daniel was on time, friendly, professional, and an all around nice person. Can't wait to see the photos!
  • Maria B. Aug 16, 2013
    Photography
    Verified Review
    Daniel took wonderful photos of our family event. He has an amazing ability to capture the essence and beauty of the event and people without being intrusive. He is very professional and reliable. We definitely will ask him to come back in the future and recommend him highly. Maria, Rye, NY
  • Latoya P. Aug 14, 2013
    Wedding Photography
    Verified Review
    We hired Daniel Portalatin to photograph our quaint wedding at a Brooklyn restaurant and were beyond satisfied with his level of professionalism, eagerness to capture our special day and positive nature. He came to the venue early, quickly set up and went to work. Prior to the event, Daniel stayed in constant contact, even accepting a list of "must-have" shots from us. One of the things that impressed us was that he needed little to no direction during our wedding. We were very much overwhelmed and preoccupied with the wedding but Daniel was always nearby taking pictures, capturing important moments and coordinating shots that we may have overlooked or not even thought of. I would highly recommend for your next event. You will not be disappointed!!
  • Janet S. Jul 10, 2013
    I have been looking through the pictures that you took at my wedding. I cannot express to you my emotions when I look at these photos. I feel as if those moments will always be with us and the memories have been somehow captured. Thank you for sharing your gift. I know I will always have these pictures with me. I want to also thank you so much for coming to central NJ to capture the highlight of my Wedding. I am SO pleased with the photos! Everyone who has seen them think that they are fabulous. You are truly a gifted photographer and my husband and I feel so lucky that our path's in life crossed and you were able to capture the happiest days of our lives. Your passion for photography is overwhelming, as is your talent!!
  • Donna M. Jun 25, 2013
    Photography
    Verified Review
    excellent, he really listened to what I wanted and made taking the pics fun I will be recommending him
  • Jessica A. Jun 25, 2013
    Words can’t describe how wonderful Daniel and Liz are! As a husband and wife team, they were able to capture all of the special and intimate moments of our wedding down to the smallest detail. They were very professional, sweet, courteous and friendly and guided us through the entire picture taking process by showing us various poses and making sure everyone’s clothes and hair were styled properly. I also loved the portrait shoot they set up in the back, with an amazing background, to capture fun and memorable pictures of our guest. They are absolutely great and would recommend them for any event. They have easily become our family photographers and we will be using them for many more events in the future.
  • Rosario C. Jun 12, 2013
    Portrait Photography (Custom)
    Verified Review
    I hired Daniel Portalatin for our intimate spring wedding. It was very nice to see that he and his assistant were there 30 mins. before the ceremony had started. He was very friendly and courtious with us and all of our relatives. We loved the fact that he was willing and ready for all the craziness that my family asked of him. He was a pleasure to work with along with his assistant. We are so excited about the final results that we can't wait to see the final edited pictures. I am sure that we will treasure them for years to come.
  • Susan K. Jun 3, 2013
    Wedding Photography
    Verified Review
    Daniel was great to work with. He arrived promptly at my wedding site (which was probably at least one hour away) and was very friendly, professional and easy to work with. Every time we said, oh can you take a picture of my 2 nieces, or oh, can you take a picture of me and my best friend, or any request, he did it right away. He took table pictures which are always important so you can always have great memories of who was at your wedding. He was so easygoing that he put me at ease, even at the beginning when there are so many pictures to take and you want to make sure you get everything in. I will get the pictures in about 4 weeks and I can post again then. But I do highly recommend him. Susan
  • Brittany S. May 21, 2013
    My fiancee and I hired Daniel to photograph our engagement party. I did not have to ask for anything to be done he was right there capturing every moment whether it was action shots on the dance floor, or a laugh between a friend or relative. His work is outstanding!!!! I highly recommend him!!!
  • Teresa H. May 19, 2013
    Wedding Photography
    Verified Review
    Daniel took photos of our wedding in Yonkers. He was very professional, punctual, pleasant, reasonably priced. We were very happy with the photographs he took and we would definitely recommend Daniel for any occasion. Thank you Daniel for capturing our special day.
  • Sarah K. May 18, 2013
    Event Photography
    Verified Review
    He did an amazing job and was very thorough with his photography and the photo booth was lots of fun he definatly knows what he's doing when it comes to photography eventa
  • Deborah S. May 16, 2013
    This photographer, by far, way exceeded our expectations. My husband and I were so pleased with his perfectionism as well as his professionalism. He was on time, spent lots of time capturing one of the most important days of our life, very reasonable in price, unique poses, very friendly and down to earth and is truly the BEST of the BEST. I hope to do more work with him in the future. Thank you Daniel for everything you did to capture each moment of our special day.

Q&A

Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
Over the 4th of July weekend we were privileged to capture a beautiful wedding in the low East Side of Manhattan. This beautiful couple, bride from Australia and the groom from England were very much in love and in showed in their beautiful photos. Their parents also met for the first time on their wedding day and this was special to be a part of. Just a great day!
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
What makes a great photograph. I believe a good photograph portrays the universal moment. Something that everyone can relate to on their own level.