Artist - Photographer - Director (Daniel j Hadley)

If you are looking for an artist who takes an unconventional approach to photography by discovering your visual greatest self, even when you do not see it, then you have found the right man. My name is Daniel Hadley and I have been a professional photographer for 16-years here in North Carolina. God gave me a unique gift of being able to capture the best in people photographically. I love visualizing the best in people and showcasing their greatest self, through my style of photography. Photographing people is by far my favorite thing to do on this planet. Fortunately for you, I am a people person too. I love to start up conversations with total strangers, simply because I love the uniqueness and spiritual beauty of all people. I do what I do for a living because I am passionate about being an artist and that will always come before being a businessman. I feel the Lord gave me natural ability, spiritual ability and the skills and equipment to provide this craft to people. My drive will never be the financial gain, but instead the challenge of being the best possible artist I can be, as well as to bring out the best in people photographically.


Acrylic abstract painting by: Daniel j

Something unique about artists is that they have multiple artistic interests and talents. My experience is that these unique combination of artistic talents creates an incredible blend of talent that transposes each art uniquely. For example, my artistic passions in photography are influenced by my passion for modern abstract and portrait acrylic paintings, illustrations of people, song writing/ composition/ and recording, guitar and vocal performance, graphic design, interior design, and web design. All of these artistic forms bleed into one another, in a rich synergistic way that makes each artist unique.


A fundamental element about me personally, is that I am a devout Christian who makes God my first priority. I believe that I have a gift of vision that correlates directly with my photographic craft which allows me to capture the best of people in front of my lens. It is by far the greatest gift that the Lord has given me. The reason I feel this is important to you, is because my faith is my foundation of everything I do. It defines every aspect of my ethics, character, professionalism, and my interaction with the people in my life.

My approach to photography revolves around first making an immediate personal connection with my subject. I do this with my outgoing personality and confidence in the mastery of my craft. I am also extremely visual, so I pay attention to details that amateurs frequently miss. I direct all aspects of the photoshoot to guarantee the results that I'm looking for. I do this by offering outfit recommendations based on body composition, variety, complementary colors, etc.... I also instruct ideal posing, facial expressions, and hand placement.


In my opinion you come to an artist because you like their style and you want to personally have that same quality experience as the people you see in their portfolio. People have described my style of photography as very modern, New York/ Los Angeles, Passionate, Intense and even Sexy. Check out my Boudoir, Glamour, Headshots, Modeling Photography, Portraits and Commercial Photography.


Daniel Hadley - Christian, Father, Artist, Photographer, Director, Singer/ Songwriter, Guitarist, Abstract Painter, Former Marine, World Traveler, Libra, Purveyor of Truth, Integrity and the depths of the human heart, Outdoor Enthusiast, Target Shooter, Animal Lover and Jeep Owner.

Dan Hadley Selfie

iPhone selfie for fun! (Personal instagram is: MadManPhotographer

Daniel j Studios - 29 S Front St, Suite B, Wilmington NC

Daniel J Studios located in the heart of historic commercial downtown Wilmington. This home based studio space is located in a condominium loft styled apartment located at the corner of Front and Dock St between the Husk Bar and Fortunate Glass Wine Bar. The studio is comprised of approximately 1500 sq feet inside and a private outdoor 300 sq foot patio surrounded with vaulted stucco walls. Sets inside are upscale and versatile including plush chases, exotic lighting, picture windows, etc... The main room has 30' ceilings for an open artistic feel.


The studio is designed to be versatile, and can accommodate portraits, Boudoir, Glamour, Headshots, Modeling and select Commercial Photography.