Photographer, Print/Web Designer, Songwriter
Dan is a photographer, singer/songwriter, graphic/web designer based out of Lancaster, PA where he was born and raised. Attending college at Eastern University he graduated with a bachelors degree in Communication with minors in Cultural Anthropology and Leadership Studies.
While at Eastern he met his wife, Lauren, who became his teammate in music and songwriting and eventually assistant to the photography business. The Revive Project (2011) and All My Hope (2014), produced and recorded in Nashville, TN, are non-profit albums to benefit the poor and needy in Reading, PA. Dan and Lauren helped plant Reading City Church in 2010 and started ‘The Revive Project’ in hopes of helping to bring awareness to Reading’s struggles and bring an end to her poverty. To hear their music visit www.DanandLaurenSmith.com.
Back to the story: Moving back to Dan’s hometown of Lancaster in 2007, Dan found a job as the Creative Director for two companies in one. Upon picking up a camera for liesure, Dan fell in love and found a gift in photography. Since then, Dan has developed his skills in print and web design, portrait and commercial photography, and marketing and branding.
Dan and Lauren are parents to an almost 4-year-old boy, Andy, and an almost 2-year-old girl, Lilly, and reside a couple miles north of Downtown Lancaster. Dan’s office/studio is located downtown across the street from the Lancaster Train Station and directly above Lancaster’s iconic ‘Comic Book Store’.