People Behind RSD: Dan Elliott

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Join me in welcoming our newest photographer, Dan Elliott!  

dan pic 2.jpgFor Rebekah Scott Designs, it is crucial for our pictures to showcase the woman wearing the purse, and not just the purse itself. This isn’t easy for a photographer to pull off, but Dan said, “Challenge accepted!” (Don't the photos on the right look great?!)

If you look at his website, Dan is clearly a skilled photographer. And even more, he is intentional and explicit about using his gift to the praise and glory of God. 

I am so looking forward to working with Dan! I hope you enjoy getting to know him a bit through this interview. 

What is your role at Rebekah Scott Designs?

I’m the photographer for fashion and product photography.  

dan pic 1.jpgWhat is one reason you are working for RSD?

I really like that she is so encouraging to women and she puts her faith in the middle of family and work.

Tell us a little about your family.

I grew up in Wyoming as the son of a coal miner, and my wife is from Brandon. Her dad owned the steakhouse in town. We met and married within one year at 19 years old. We have two kids,  ages 20 and 17. One is in college and the other nannies and works for Plums kitchen. Our entire family moved to Haiti in 2011 and lived there on and off as missionaries for five years.  

Where is your hometown?

Gillette, WY. 

What are some of your hobbies?

I love photography and videography so much that it’s what I do in my down time, so it’s not really work for me to do what I love. I’m also infatuated with woodworking. 

Do you own any RSD products? If so, what do you use it for?

I do not own any RSD products, but my daughter loves them. 

We’re curious about a few of your “favorites:”

Favorite book: Anatolé and the Fall of the Golden Leaf (because I authored it with my daughter)
Favorite movie: Jeremiah Johnson and Lonesome Dove
Favorite restaurant: 1481 Grille in Arlington. I know the owner and we worked together way back as cooks together.
Favorite place you've traveled: Forever and always the Bighorn Mountains in Wyoming. Heaven to me will look just like those mountains.

What is your vision for photography?

To glorify God. He is the true artist and I try to just capture His handiwork already in progress. I try to always meet and exceed expectations, to provide images that are timeless.