Carissa White, Photographed by Dan Santoni


Welcome to the world of iconic celebrity, influencer, and musician photography sessions with Dan Santoni.

With over 25 years of experience capturing the essence of renowned figures in the entertainment industry, Dan is your trusted photographer in Los Angeles for creating captivating visuals that tell the unique stories of entertainment personalities, celebrities, bands, and musicians.

Whether you’re looking for studio portraits or electrifying live show photography, Dan’s artistic prowess and deep understanding of his subjects set him apart in this competitive industry.


Whether it’s high-energy live shows or intimate in-studio sessions, Dan’s versatility includes:

  • Exclusive Celebrity Sessions
  • Live Show Photography
  • Personalized Musician Portraits
  • High-Profile Event Coverage
  • Influencer Sessions


In the vibrant city of Los Angeles, where stars shine both on and off the stage, Dan Santoni has become a celebrated name in the realm of celebrity and musician photography.

His extensive conceptual photography portfolio boasts collaborations with a wide array of celebrities and musicians, from Hollywood A-listers to rock legends. Dan’s ability to connect with his subjects on intellectual, psychological, and artistic levels allows him to bring out their true personalities and characters in every shot.


Step into Dan’s world of conceptual studio portraiture, where every photograph of stage, film, and screen stars is a work of art. His studio sessions are carefully crafted to capture the essence of the celebrity or musician in a controlled environment.

With an unwavering focus on lighting, color, and post-production techniques, Dan creates images that transcend the ordinary, delivering striking portraits that resonate with viewers. Each session is an intimate journey into the heart and soul of the subject, resulting in timeless and iconic photographs.

Zack Ward


Dan Santoni thrives in the electrifying atmosphere of photographing live music events. His extensive experience in both in-studio and live show band photography allows him to seize the magic of the moment, freezing it in time for eternity. Whether it’s the raw energy of a rock concert or the soulful performance of a renowned musician, Dan’s lens captures the intensity, passion, and excitement of the live experience.

These photographs are not just images; they are visual stories that transport you to the heart of the performance.

Dan Santoni’s client list reads like a who’s who of the entertainment industry. From collaborating with legendary directors like John Carpenter to capturing the charisma of actors, comedians, and performers such as Zack Ward, Danielle Harris and Margaret Cho, Dan’s work has graced the pages of prestigious magazines and websites.

His ability to conceptualize and execute celebrity photography projects with finesse has earned him a reputation as a sought-after photographer among the stars!


Dan’s work has been featured in renowned publications, including

  • People Magazine
  • Runway Magazine
  • Revolver
  • Guitar World
  • Metal Hammer Magazine and more.

These publications recognize the artistry and storytelling behind each of Dan’s photographs, showcasing his talent to a global audience.


When you choose Dan Santoni for your celebrity, influencer, or musician photography session, you’re choosing a photographer who understands the importance of every frame. Dan’s commitment to excellence ensures that your images will be nothing short of extraordinary.

Whether you’re a celebrity looking to capture your essence or a musician seeking to immortalize your stage presence, Dan Santoni is here to make your vision a reality.


Take your marketing and promotion photography sessions to the next level with Dan Santoni. Experience the magic of his studio portraits and live show photography, knowing that you’re working with a seasoned professional who has left an indelible mark in the world of celebrity photography.

Contact Dan today to discuss your project, and let your journey to iconic visuals begin.


Dan Santoni


Dan has worked on two Academy Award winning films: The Golden Compass and Life Of Pi.

Dan’s awards also include projects with Rhythm & Hues Studios, an Academy Award-winning character animation, visual effects and design studio.

2018 Game of Thrones – Emmy Winner, Outstanding Special Visual Effects
2018 Lost in Space – Emmy Nominated, Outstanding Special Visual Effects
2016 The Walking Dead – Emmy Nominated, Outstanding Special Visual Effects
2015-16 Game of Thrones – Emmy Winner, Outstanding Special Visual Effects

Dan Santoni - Emmy Award, Game of Thrones