Grant Daniels is a super talented fightin' Texas Aggie who's about to graduate and get married this June. We are thrilled for him as he embarks on a great adventure with his soon to be wife. Can't wait to see them come together as a husband and wife photography team. Grant is a natural talent with an incredible eye for composition and light. We love how he sees things through a different lens and the way he truly experiences what he's capturing in camera.
Heirloom: Do you have any morning rituals or things you do to get ready for a long day of editing or shooting?
Grant: YES. As someone who works from home it’s really important to separate the work/home life. There always needs to be clear boundaries set for how you work, when you work, and where you work. I never work somewhere I relax. For example, I never edit in my bed because that’s a place of rest. My mornings always start with craft coffee and time to read God’s Word. I believe he gave me my gifts so I use that time in the morning to re-orient my heart to His glory and not my own. On a wedding day I always stretch beforehand and drink an un-human amount of fluids. I also have a pump up song (but it’s a secret) I listen to as I drive up to a venue on a wedding day.
Heirloom: What do you like to do for fun?
Grant: This season is tricky because I don’t have a lot of free time. I’m wrapping up my final semester at Texas A&M (taking 15 hours), planning my own wedding (going down in June) and shooting full-time (14 weddings between now and when I get married in June!) For me, “fun” in this season means getting little snippets of uninterrupted time with my beautiful fiancé, Laine, or redeeming the final weeks of my college years.
Heirloom: What’s one thing/event/person/place you’ve always wanted to shoot but have yet to do so?
Grant: France or Italy. Would love to shoot a wedding in Europe.
Heirloom: Tell us about your journey into photography? Is there a story?
Grant: My journey into photography began in high school when my photography teacher named Daniel Regalado captivated my imagination while mentoring me in film photography. Reg—as everyone knew him—passed away suddenly last June. His impact on my life was profound, and I would be remiss to not mention his part of my story. Shortly after my first semester in photography class I began shooting senior pictures. Through connections, this passion evolved into a short time with the Texas Rangers shooting baseball senior year, then college came and I began to shoot weddings. More recently, I’ve discovered that I thrive under pressure. Weddings are so unique because you get to be behind a camera and experience every moment as if it were your own. It is as if you are escaping into a different dimension for a split second then rejoining once you capture the frame. I’m passionate about relationships—which are the foundation for my business—and excited to see what the next season holds. My soon-to-be wife and I are joining forces and becoming a husband and wife team based out of Fort Worth!