J. Daniel Cloud Portraits and Weddings

Location: Hattiesburg, Mississippi, United States

Saturday, April 16, 2011


Praise from Katie (Belding) Christiansen: "I loved the way my wedding photos came out. Daniel is very easygoing and had no problem with me telling him to take a thousand pictures of the same thing to make sure we got what we wanted. He has a great style -- artistic and whimsical. I couldn't have asked for better. Highly recommended!"

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Ashley, Isle of Palms SC

Ashley! It was hot, sticky, generally difficult-to-shoot-in weather, but went without a hitch. Ashley's bridal portraits are beautiful -- but it would have been hard to make her less than lovely.

Noah, Hattiesburg MS

First portrait I've shot since moving to Mississippi. Little boy named Noah. Borrowed a local private garden (Thanks!!) for the shoot. The parents were included in some of the shots, but the official portrait was of Noah. Turned out well, I think.

Thornwell and Virginia engagement portrait

Shot at the South Carolina state mental health facility. Thornwell and Virginia didn't want a standard engagement shot, so I told them I'd do something more like my art photography, but they would be included.

I think I managed that, and they seem to like the photo.

I also shot Thornwell and Virginia's wedding about two weeks ago (last weekend of March) and will post some photos of their wedding when I finish them up.

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Trinity and Mark

Mark and Trinity were married in Gillette, Wyoming. In the color photo, Trinity is smiling at Mark. I like the cowboy hat in the b/w shot.


Getting ready for the wedding, held in north Georgia, Becky spent a few hours at a salon. Hair, nails, the works. I'd say the time was well spent. Beautiful!

I also really dig the elephant in the background in the salon.


Bridal portrait shot six months or so before the wedding, in January 2008.

Jennifer and Charles

Jennifer and Charles were married at the Riverbanks Zoo in Columbia SC. The two individual portraits of them are from their rehearsal dinner. My favorite is the one of the two of them walking down the aisle after the ceremony.

Katie and Nate - Columbia SC

Saturday, September 06, 2008


A kiss after the ceremony

Katie and Nate -- sparklers

Katie and Nate engagement

Charles and Jennifer engagement

Bob -- Mobile, Alabama

My wife's uncle, Bob Norris, at a crawfish boil in Mobile. July 4, 2005. Shot on my 1940s (1946?) Contax IIa, with a 50mm f. 1.5 lens. Ilford Delta 400 film. Wonderful little camera.

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Willie Nelson on tour bus after concert

Norah Grace

New Orleans musician silhouette

Mixing bowl kiss

Monday, May 15, 2006


Drive-in movie cowboy

Clanton Austell BMW shop


Norah Grace


Dalton Mosque

Jimmie Vaughn



Brad on Boat