My name is Dave Harrell and I am a story-teller at heart. I pursue authenticity through portrait, lifestyle, wedding, and travel photography that highlights life in Northern Michigan. My primary goal is to capture real emotions between real people. I seek out those moments in life that produce the most beautiful and evocative photographs.
Before picking up photography in 2015, I spent 10 years as a professional photographer focusing on education and archival photography. This background enables me to find fresh and creative ways to photograph people in order to tell their story.
I grew up on film photography, my grandmother an avid photographer after the death of my grandfather (a professional photographer in the Detroit area). So my editing style reflects those slightly faded photographs stored in my grandmother's closet or the archival collection of the various museums I worked in.
At 46-year-old, I am starting a new photography business, The Crooked Porch Photography.