About Dan

Alaska Photography Experience

Daniel has a professional photographer in Eagle River, and freelance photojournalist since 2001. He has won several Alaska Press Club awards for his photographs which have been published in the Alaska Star newspaper. Daniel is a graduate of the professional photographer’s course from the New York Institute of Photography.

From planning the coverage, scheduling the shoot, to the delivery of your images, you can count on Daniel’s undivided and personal attention. Daniel is a long time Alaskan and has discovered his life’s passion is capturing a moment in time in photographs that can be shared with others for a lifetime. Contact Dan for your Eagle River Highschool Senior Photo shoot today!


We have known Dan for over 14 years and were very familiar with his work from our son's graduation pictures and action hockey shots. Dan was the first and only person we thought of when it came to our daughter's wedding pictures. He spent the entire day with us capturing moments that are very precious to us. Dan and his team worked so tirelessly they didn't even stop to eat some dinner. Dan, we will never forget how wonderful and special you made the day for us. Thank you for helping us to preserve the memories.
- Pat and Wanda

"We could not have found a better photographer anywhere for our daughter's wedding reception. Dan Shepard creatively captured photos of every person, every family group, every facet of the celebration. The results, all handed to us on disk to circulate where ever wanted, just blew us away beyond our expectations. Thanks!"
- From Larry and Beth Smith and Family, 2008

We chose Dan Shepard (Moonlight Photography) to be the photographer for my daughter’s wedding because we were familiar with his work and knew he would do a great job and also because we wanted someone who would be flexible and would listed to any requests that were made. My daughter and her fiancé do not particularly like their picture being taken and they did not want a lot of posed pictures. They wanted to capture the event in pictures without feeling like they were being imposed upon or constantly posing. Dan did a fantastic job and the pictures turned out great.
- Sally

Since I've never gotten my picture taken professionally, I didn't know what to do or what to expect. Mr. Shepard was full of recommendations, and guided me through the photo shoot. His good ideas on backgrounds and poses produced fantastic results. Overall this was a stress-free and pleasant experience for me.
- Caitlyn Novy-CHS 2008 Graduate

"Very friendly... We had a much time as needed for different poses and outfits. We did not feel rushed to get through pictures. He took the time to try new lighting techniques to make some pictures more dramatic. Very fun experience, with some very nice pictures! Thanks Dan!"
- A. Wrenn

I absolutely loved the way my photographs turned out after the glamour shoot. This was my first time taking these more mature types of photographs, and I was definitely nervous at first. However, during the shoot, Dan was really supportive and made me feel comfortable on set. Dan took plenty of shots from different angles in as many outfits as I wanted (and I brought a lot!), so I had a huge assortment of photos to choose from in the end. In no way did I feel uncomfortable with Dan and with wearing the clothes that I was modeling. Dan had many helpful suggestions and recommendations on how to pose during the shoot, which was very helpful on getting that perfect shot. I had so many favorite pictures that I couldn’t settle for just a few. I appreciated that Dan took the time to sit with me and help put together an album so that I can look back on this fantastic, fun experience! And, my boyfriend really loved the pictures!!
- Katelyn

"I am so happy with the way Dan's photos turned out. I couldn't help but be effected by his enthusiasm for photography, which made for a fun experience and fantastic photos. High heels and makeup are not usually part of my wardrobe, so I was a little nervous about the photo shoot at first, but Dan's professional, encouraging attitude helped me relax and have fun. I left the shoot feeling like a supermodel. (I have the pictures to prove it!) Dan was very generous with his time, talent and energy. Thank you, Dan, for the good experience and for the great photos!"
- Katie