Hi, I'm Destin

I'm a wedding and elopement photographer who specializes in working with adventurous couples. I'm not afraid to get wet or dirty if that's what it takes to get the best photo.


I thrive on adventure, and I work best with clients who feel the same way. I believe that photos turn out best when your photographer feels like a friend, so I like to spend some time getting to know my clients before I ever point a camera at them.


You want to climb a mountain and elope? Spend a day chasing waterfalls for your engagement photos? Need a photographer for your traditional wedding who will also go out on an adventurous outdoor portrait session the following week? I'd love to chat with you about the possibilities and help you plan something extraordinary!


A self-portrait of Destin Danser, the owner/photographer for Adventure Ahead Photography

New York State and Beyond

My location near Rochester, New York gives me easy access to the gorgeous waterfalls of the Finger Lakes region and sweeping vistas of the Adirondack Mountains, but I'm always willing to travel anywhere in pursuit of photos and a great adventure!


Whether you're planning a traditional wedding, a mountain top elopement, or something in between, I would love to discuss the possibilities with you!


"If happiness is the goal - and it should be - then adventures should be top priority."

— Richard Branson