Clev Media Productions was founded in 2021 by Dante, (that's me!). I named the company after my mother, Clev, to forever keep her name and memory alive.
I built Clev with one dream, capture the moments that make people FEEL. By day I'm a full time mental health therapist. I operate a private practice and commit my heart and soul to the emotional needs of my community. When I'm not in the therapist chair I spend my time as a husband, a dog dad, and behind the lens of my camera.
I edit photos after typing client notes. I treat my photography clients like my other clients: real humans. I bring a therapeutic aura to every shoot. A calm presence. At times I'll breathe with you, and at others I'll be helping you smile. I've also been told I should take up comedy part time and do my best to make people laugh, not just smile.
My mission, our mission: live with you and act as though the camera isn't there.
Hi, I'm Dave. I'd like to call myself more than a second shooter. I'm your partner for the day. Dante is a best fiend of mine and gave me an opportunity to show the world my creativity and talents, but most of all my personality and energy that I bring to each shoot.
Managing this company is a wonder. I help keep the books straight, the dates in order, and love spending time at events, especially weddings. I take pride in assisting the clients with all the nuances of a photography shoot, from holding a baby to fixing your hair! I keep the objects safe, and help ensure the environment stays clear of distractions while we work as a team.
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"Dante and Dave were absolutely incredible. They shot our wedding on 10/16/2021 and we couldn’t be happier! Not only are the pictures amazing, the whole experience with Clev Productions from that first phone call was unlike anything we have experienced with other vendors. Dante just got us, we talked for over an hour, not only about what we wanted photo-wise, but about life, love, and everything in between. Whatever you do, just make sure you hire them!"
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"We cannot stop raving about how incredible and amazing Dante was. From start to finish having hm around for the entire wedding day was something special. He kept us laughing, organized, and on time! He got us drinks while shooting candids we never knew were being taken. I don't know how he did it but the 500 photos he took were so so so good we had each one of them we printed!"
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"One of the best decisions I’ve ever made. As a guy looking for an engagement photographer, I didn’t have the slightest clue for how to go about planning the whole thing. I needed someone who would be there to capture the cherished moment when two people realize they want to commit themselves to one another for the rest of their lives."
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"Dante was absolutely fantastic throughout the event, and never broke a sweat when running in all different directions to capture all our special moments for my sons 1st birthday. He was super thorough from the initial booking and quick to respond to all of my questions."
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"Proposing can be nerve racking and while I wasn’t nervous, I’m lucky to have chosen a photographer to make the occasion that much easier. Dante is a great communicator and understood completely how I wanted the special moment to go down. My fiancé was beyond surprised and so glad it was all captured on camera. Dante is super friendly and made us feel 100% comfortable from start-to-finish. I would totally recommend him to others!"
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"If you are looking for a photographer please hire Dante. My husband and I hired him for our anniversary party and we couldn’t be happier. Even our guests commented on how great and friendly he was."
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"Dante and his partner were amazing!!! My bridal shower pictures were everything and more. I am so happy with the way they turned out and I can actually look back on these pictures and feel beautiful. I glowed in every picture. For the price I paid, they were amazing! I even wanted them for my wedding. They were awesome! Highly recommend!"
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"Dante is personable and easy to work with. He bounces around amazingly well to capture precious moments! His energy and enthusiasm is great! He puts you at ease that he's got this, your event is well covered and he's capturing your memories! His work is warm, appealing and special, and makes you smile. Dante is now our ongoing photographer for future events!"
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