Best Engagement Photography // 2016

By December 24, 2016Engagements, Features

What a year.  What a year for engagements.  What a year for Danto Photography!  This year marks my 3rd straight year of winning best of The Knot, which is no small feat.  Only the top 2% of vendors on The Knot get this acclaimed award so I’m extra humbled about the win.  To kick off celebrations, I’ve put together this blog post of my favorite engagement photos from the past year.  This years crop of favorites have some of best work as of yet.

Every year I learn a trick or two that help elevate my work and this year I think my post-production editing has been the largest improvement in my set of skills.  I’ve learned how to better fine tune my editing in such a way that the photos are really jumping of the screen.  For example, the first picture below had a ton of adjustments – exposure painting, photoshop body retouching, highlight/shadow adjustments, boosts in clarity and vibrance… the list goes on.  Anyway, I won’t bore you with the details, lets just get to the results!  Scroll on down and enjoy!  Thank you to all my awesome couples this year for letting me join in your journeys, it has been an honor!

Oh and as a bonus, I threw in three non-engagement photos that I took while on engagement shoots.  Just some fun city/scenery shots, enjoy 🙂


Danto Photography is a Southern California-based wedding and portrait photography company. Principal photographer Joel Danto injects a storytelling sensibility into every wedding he shoots. He blends the raw emotion of photojournalism and the seductive aura of fashion photography to create images of romance and substance; a style he has dubbed “Modern Story Photojournalism”. Joel strives to achieve a natural aesthetic that lets the true beauty and enchantment of life speak for itself. His unique approach results in photography that is fresh yet instantly timeless, and differentiates him from the typical Los Angeles wedding photographer

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