Curtis Dahl brings his signature style to every portrait he shoots: smile a lot because it is contagious, shoot as many combinations as possible, play with the kids/ play with the adults, and shoot the kind of family shots that Curtis has of his own family all over his  home.

Although many families want the family portraits to be at their home, Curtis also knows some of the most beautiful locations in the southern California area.  The engagement portrait gallery of this website is an especially good place to get ideas.

Curtis Dahl photographers combine a traditional portrait background with a loose, playful, photojournalistic style that fits the California lifestyle. Classic portrait experience includes an ability to work with umbrella portrait lighting with the ability to do interesting family group posing. The photojournalistic style includes capturing a special moment, getting different perspectives, and making the photography fun.