Introduction: Dauss Miller
Educator. Speaker. Mentor. Coach. I am also an international lifestyle editorial & advertising photographer, and retired luxury wedding photographer with 25 years experience based in Austin, TX. From local solopreneur branding portraits to high-end commercial ad campaigns.
I’m passionate about helping people realize their worth, beauty, and potential. I’m an artist and entrepreneur focused on commercial ad photography, branding lifestyle and portrait photography, and photography/business education. I have a way of connecting with people through calm unassuming energy, authentic relatability, and real heart-centered action. It’s my passion, the heart of what I do. I feel it shines through in my work.
Photography is absolutely a passion and I’ve been at it for most of my life, traveling wherever the art calls me. I feel like I’ve always been a photographer, having a camera in my hands passed down from my father as young as ten. I had my own darkroom in high school. There were always cameras and art around me growing up so it just makes sense. I’m an artist first, and I believe that shows through in my work, I’m where I am today because I made a commitment not to allow myself to stay complacent. I set short and long-term goals based on my strengths and hold each goal as a tangible reality the create the most efficient pathway possible. I realized, with focus on my goals, and making the conscious choice every morning to move into action with integrity, intention, and strategy, was absolutely the way. I concentrate on my strengths and offload thoughts, habits, and tasks that don’t serve me or my path through to my goals. If there’s an item in business that can be done by someone more skilled, I outsource, which affords me more time and energy to devote to my strengths. I have my zone of genius, that’s what makes me unique, that’s what gets my time. Though I haven’t quite “arrived”, this mindset is what keeps me moving steadily along my path to greatness. Where I am today is a blip through my journey to reach and enrich as many lives as I can. And that feels good every day!