Hi! I'm Daniel Solomon Jackson, a wedding photographer and pencil artist based in Chesapeake, VA. It's great to have you here! Whether you're engaged, looking to learn some more about photography, or just have a hankerin' for some beautiful images, you've come to the right place! So grab a glass of eggnog (or your personal beverage of choice), get comfy on the couch, and enjoy visiting my online home! 



Hi! I'm Daniel Solomon Jackson. It's great to have you here! Grab a glass of eggnog (or your personal beverage of choice), get comfy on the couch, and enjoy looking through my online home.

A soft fire crackles to the left, emanating a warmth perfectly contrasted by the cool cup of eggnog in my right hand. My grandmother sits feet from me, telling me once again of past adventures. I've heard most of them before, but that's okay. She likes to tell it and I like to listen. She's my Grandmom, and in that moment I couldn't imagine a more fruitful way to use my time. I listen because the words matter. Because love is often shown most strongly in the simple act of being there. I listen because I love. And soon, her voice may not be around to be heard.

my view on love

and so i listen...

For me, photography is about way more than just taking pictures! Where the cake decorator and florists drop off their work and are finished, photographers are there till the very end. I get to console the bride when things get behind, and I am there to laugh with the groom when he loses his socks. I am a photographer. Yes. But more than that, I am a participant in the beginnings of great couples, and that's why I do it all. Because at the end of each wedding, I know that my being there not only produced great work, but far more importantly, my presence added life to the day in a way that no one else could.

why weddings?









... your friends love that you're together.

... snuggling is a central part to any successful date night.

... eggnog season truly is the most wonderful time of the year.

... being kind to each other is more important than being funny.

... reading together is just as exciting as a night out dancing.

... impromptu Taco Bell dates are a natural way of life.

... family is as important to you as each other.

... love isn't so much a feeling you have as it is a decision you've made.

... the prospect of a long, undisturbed walk together is exciting.

... you believe that your relationship is truly worth it.

... you've each got goals that you work towards together.

you may be a djs couple if...

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Katherine & Ethan

"Working with Daniel was an absolute joy! Our hour and a half with him felt more like a date where someone just happened to be following us around with a camera. He is such a genuinely kind person with a heart full of passion for what he does!"

Taylor + Mike

"with everything that I needed to organize and decide for the wedding, you were the one thing that was set, organized, and I was 100% confident with."

Andrew + Taylor

"Daniel makes photography come alive by leaving behind something that many photographers capture, but forget to have themselves: a smile!"

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