Daniel Motta Photography | Dallas Photographer
Dallas Portrait Photographer
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My name is Daniel Motta, and I’m a professional Dallas photographer.

I specialize in work as a commercial photographer, editorial photographer, wedding photographer, headshot photographer, portrait photographer, and event photographer. My clients describe my work as improvisational, polished, candid, fun, minimalistic, and organic. In the Dallas-Fort Worth area, my photo studio, Daniel Motta Photography, is located in Downtown Plano, Texas, though many of my shoots take place, on-location, throughout the Dallas Metroplex.


In my decade as a Dallas wedding photographer, I’ve blended a polished, creative approach with equal parts posing and documentary to create an aesthetic I’m truly proud of — one that has thoroughly pleased my 100-plus clients in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, and at wedding ceremonies and wedding receptions in Plano, McKinney, Frisco, Prosper, Allen, Aubrey, Addison, Irving, Las Colinas, and beyond.

Brides, grooms, and engaged couples usually relate most to my candid weddings, and get a kick out of my focus on genuine, irreverent moments, as well as those “look — this is our wedding!” shots that end up in magazines, hanging over fireplace mantles, or preserved in professionally created albums.

When I’m hired to handle your wedding, the images I take will tell a story that’s entirely your own, from those first moments when you’re preparing for the big day, to the ceremony itself, to the family portraits, and through all the joyful, candid action of the reception. Years from now, these images will let you and your family recall the wedding day in vivid detail, and will add to memories that will live on for a lifetime.

Please take a moment to review my portfolio of wedding photography. The most important thing is that you find something in my images that resonates with you and your own personal aesthetic. If you don’t, no hard feelings. If you do, please feel free to contact me about my Dallas wedding photography packages, and I’ll be more than happy to answer whatever questions you might have. I am also available to lend my experience and knowledge to the logistics and timeline of this special occasion.

For the time being, please refer to my personal planning guide for helpful tips and observations on every stage of the wedding day process. I think you’ll find answers to a lot of questions you might have on how everything works from a wedding photographer’s point of view, as well as things you may not have even thought about in the first place! I’ve included sections that focus on the whole day, from beginning to end, including: The Wedding Timeline; Getting Ready; The First Look; The Wedding Party; The Ceremony; Family Formal Portraits; and The Reception.


A single professional headshot can speak volumes about a Dallas-based business person or entrepreneur. Likewise, a collection of professionally treated headshots of an entire workforce creates a professional level of consistency that maximizes a brand’s message and boosts morale. In short, they come off as polished.

Over the years, I’ve developed a streamlined system for gathering business headshots at shoots for companies large and small. My methods maximize the quality of the final professional pictures, while always respecting tight schedules and delivering by strict deadlines. As far as I’m concerned, your business shouldn’t have to think about its photography needs any more than it absolutely has to; that’s why you’re hiring an experienced Dallas headshot photographer to take care of the details.

My corporate clients usually have some questions on how they and their employees should prepare for their session. If you need anything before the day of the shoot, please let me know, and I’ll be happy to help out however I can. I do have a handy resource here, however: a list of preparation tips to review and share with your employees as necessary.


Even in a large city like Dallas, it’s not easy to find a portrait photographer who can handle your unique needs with consistency and professionalism. Therefore, finding a Dallas portrait photographer whose work resonates with you is the most important thing; when you “click” with a portrait photographer, something inside of you stirs that says, “This is a person who can take an idea, and make it become a reality in a way that feels authentic and original to me.”

For these personal, commercial, editorial, and family portrait services, the process is simple — we meet to discuss and collaborate on what you have in mind. I’ll elaborate on how these loose thoughts can be translated into an image, and once we’ve settled on a direction, we’ll set up a time, date, and location.

For answers to any questions you may have on portrait photography in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, feel free to get in touch. I’ll be glad to share my years of experience over a complimentary consultation.


Whether it’s for an intimate affair or an all-out celebration, a Dallas event photographer’s job is to document a collection of personalities that have gathered in the same place for a specific purpose. Oftentimes, photographing an event in the Dallas area involves documenting certain intangible elements as well — a product or service that serves as the reason the event is taking place to begin with.

When I arrive to photograph your event, we will have already discussed your specific needs well in advance. All that’s left for me to do is check in, get to work, and collect a selection of images, both posed and candid, that speak to the unique style of your guests. No event is too large or too small, so feel free to reach out to me if you’d like to discuss event photography packages, or just need some advice on setting up your party.




Although I'm based in Dallas, I serve all of the Dallas Fort-Worth metroplex including cities like Addison, Allen, Anna, Arlington, Aubrey, Celina, Coppell, Corinth , Denton, Farmers Branch, Flower Mound, Fort Worth, Frisco, Garland, Grapevine, Hurst, Irving, Las Colinas, Lewisville, Little Elm, Mansfield, McKinney, Melissa, Murphy, Plano, Prosper, Richardson, Rockwall, Southlake, The Colony, Trophy Club, Wylie


If you're looking for a fun and creative Dallas photographer and you would like to book me, please contact me for more information. I would love to work with you!


I've hired Danny 5 or 6 times in the past few years for a variety of jobs. My first impression of him was fantastic- quick to reply, easy to work with, accommodating, and just really really talented. So I hired him again for a similar job and the results were event better- so I hired him 2 more times, did some headshots with him, and then hired him again for a completely different job and the images just blew me away. This is the type of guy you want to work with. Instead of just a one time transaction, we've built a relationship- a guy who not only knows what to do with a camera, but knows my brand inside and out, knows what potential clients want to see, and nails it with little to no direction from me. This allows me to focus on growing my businesses, and that any time Danny shows up, I'll have a ton of amazing content to keep me going for years to come. I absolutely love working with him and consider him a crucial part of my business's success.

- Dan Quinn | Southlake, TX

Danny Motta is seriously the most talented photographer I know. I was so excited to have him booked for my graduation photoshoot not just the first time but my SECOND time. He's a great person to work with. He makes you feel comfortable, has a keen eye for details, and just has a fun upbeat personality. He is also professional, punctual, and very patient. He takes his time to understand what his clients want and makes them come to life through pictures. I definitely recommend him for your next event!

- Neelma Mirza | Dallas, TX

I cannot thank Daniel enough for the amazing photos he took for my corporate headshot. He made great suggestions and listened to what I had envisioned as well. I am absolutely thrilled with the finished photographs and I really dislike having my photo taken. Daniel was incredibly professional and made me feel comfortable throughout the entire experience. We will definitely be booking family photos with him and would recommend his photography to our family and friends. If you choose Daniel Motta Photography, you will not be disappointed!

- Carissa Frederick | Dallas, TX

Daniel is that consummate professional I look for when I use a service, any service. He immediately helped me feel welcome, relaxed, and happy to be there and know that this would be my best head shot yet.... and of course, it was. He understood my business and client type so he could make adjustments to my stance and how to light-shadow me to best communicate my abilities and personality that those people want to those people. He kept making adjustments in all of that until he knew it would be the best picture possible. Daniels' written communications were just as good enabling me to easily access the pictures and add edit requests. Well within 12 hours he had my selected photo with edits to me. All of this at a reasonable price. Thank you, Daniel!

- Jim Berrong | Dallas, TX