Daniel Cruz

PHOTOGRAPHER, DANIEL CRUZ PHOTOGRAPHY

I'm a wedding + portrait photographer with over a decade of experience, here to make sure you effortlessly enjoy and remember every moment of your special occasions. I love what I do, and I have a lot of fun!

What inspired you to start your business?

I started my business when I realized I never wanted to work for anyone again. I worked at a couple of restaurants as a server when I graduated high school, and it taught me a lot on how to be a great people person. I always knew there was something more for me, even now.

What is something you would say to someone who is struggling in their first few years of business? Is there something you struggled with and learned from in those first few years?

In my first few years of business I didn't know how to properly value my time and skill. I was in a money bracket where people didn't value my time and skill either, and as I become even more knowledgeable and skilled, I came closer and closer to my ideal clients.

What hobbies, causes, or activities are you passionate about aside from your work?

I have way too many hobbies to count. haha I'm a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu practitioner at Gracie Jiu Jitsu, a dirtbike rider, health nut and musician to name a few. Spreading cancer awareness via my cancer journey has been everything to me as well.

Most importantly, I really enjoy being a new dad after all my wife and I have been through. We didn't think we'd be able to have kids after chemo - our daughter Grace is God's miracle. :)