Clients & Testimonials
Can/Am Hockey Group
Canada Cup 1991
CBT®-Core Ball Training
Mark V. Gonzales, (Grupo Fantasma and Brownout)
Harry Kalas Memorial Statue
Kate Lee Interior Design Services
Lawrence J. Nowlan Sculpture
Le Yikes Surf Club
Nunavut Stars, Nunavut Canada
Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board
Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site
Association for Public Art
National Press Photographer Association
Philadelphia Photographic Art Center
Preservation Alliance of Philadelphia
Professional Photographers Association
New Hope Arts Center
Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen
Above and Beyond Magazine
Boston Bruins Game Day Magazine
Cool Korea Magazine
In Goal Magazine
National Park Service Publications
New York Times
Sports Illustrated for Kids
“There are fine photographers, and then there's Den Sweeney. One of the most talented and caring people working in the industry right now, Den infuses technical brilliance (from his esteemed background in Landscape photography), raw natural talent, and boundless energy/collaborative spirit. As an artist, Den is one of the exemplary few who possess an incredible mastery of photography, harnessed and distilled in a friendly, open-minded, and accepting space. Professional and courteous, Den possesses creative qualities that any master and great teacher would have. Collaborating with Den is truly a treat, from his great knowledge of a wide variety of art forms as well as his beautiful working space. When working with Den, you will definitely get quality photos - but more importantly, you will find a mentor, lifelong artistic collaborator, and friend."
-Tom Sebi Santos
“Working with Den has been an incredible journey to finding the my own expressions in photos that represent me best. As an artist and musician, photos are one of the largest and most important assets that I can have and the photos that Den has produced are so gorgeous and interesting. Den really takes the time to allow me to feel comfortable during the session and to push my limitations to create meaningful stories in each photo.”
- Timothy Chooi
“Den Sweeney is one of the most passionate, professional, and kind human beings you can ever work with. Traveling from NYC to Philadelphia was worth every second. From transportation to the best hospitality while working in the studio, everything was taken care of by Den. He brings out the best in you. His energy on set is brilliant. As he shoots you're able to see all your takes and see what works and what doesn't. He has a brilliant eye for movement and artistry. Shooting with Den was truly a magical experience, His work speaks for itself. He provides a quality to his pictures that very few photographers can deliver. He understands what it takes to get a brilliant shot. His editing skills are also amazing. I'm glad I got to work with Den. He's not only a fantastic photographer and editor, but now I'm glad to say that he is a great friend of mine!
Book your next photo shoot with Den. It will truly be a unique and spectacular process.”
“Den has photographed our children with stunning results every time. Den finds angles that flatter in posed pictures and freezes precious moments in candid. The portrait of my three children together was almost black and white, with very subtle coloring, and he captured expressions on their faces that made me cry because they were so beautiful. Den is creative and so easy to work with. Den’s photographs are gifts that you will treasure well into the future.”
- Amy Salzman
“Den is one of the most unique photographers I have ever worked with. Of course his pictures are incredible, but more importantly Den is as concerned about his photos as he is about giving his clients a fun, comfortable, and exciting experience.
Being based in New York City, I decided to take a quick trip down to Philadelphia for an outdoor shoot with Den. The trip took hardly any longer than my morning commute – Den picked me up at the Hamilton train station and in no time we were in Philly. Den was also kind enough to allow me to stay at his home the night before the shoot. I felt right at home and truly felt I’d taken a weekend vacation away from NYC.
We spent an entire day shooting all around Philadelphia, capturing the best architecture and scenery. Den showed me around the city, doubling as a tour guide. As we went along I got more and more excited about the pictures we were taking, and the results speak for themselves.
I strongly challenge anyone to find a better photographer and person than Den. You won’t.”
“Throughout my shoot Den kept me laughing and his passion for collaborative art formation makes for a brilliantly dynamic and enjoyable time in front of the lens. I cannot thank Den enough for the shoot we did together. Not only is he an incredibly talented photographer but he is kind, caring, funny and supportive. It should be of no surprise to find every one of Den’s previous models and all those still to come commenting on how easy it was to form a friendship with him. If you’re ever given the chance to work with him, do not hesitate; I can assure you it will be a pleasure.”
- Patrick Shakespeare-Hill
“It’s nearly impossible to detail the tight connection that Den and I shared when shooting together. He communicates an open-mindedness that would make anyone feel as comfortable and relaxed as I did. In front of the lens, the subject is the director, showcasing Den’s impeccable versatility in style. His enthusiasm towards his subject’s visions is the foundation of a long-lasting relationship. It’s truly a privilege to work with someone so talented and I cannot wait to make my trip back to Philly for another round.
Again, thank you so much for all of your hard work and enthusiasm!”
Much love, Joe
I recently had the pleasure of working with Den on a photo shoot. As a professional MMA fighter, my brand represents the hard work, determination and grit that it takes to step into a cage and engage in combat. I've done a number of photo shoots but nobody has ever captured that in an image until Den. He was extremely professional, prepared and his creative direction was intuitive and well researched. I highly recommend using Den Sweeney Photography, particularly for your commercial photography needs.
- Johnny Pecyna, professional MMA fighter and president Team Pecyna.
Working with Den was such a joy. From the moment I walked into our shooting space the energy was so relaxed.
He provided the perfect space for me to breathe easy and start finding what works for me while shooting.
I never felt rushed or that achieving the perfect shot was not just as important to him as it was to me.
That really helped put me at ease.
He also was so gracious and open when it came to receiving my feedback on what I was looking for in my shots. We had such a wonderful time exploring different lighting choices for inside shooting as well as backgrounds for some outside shooting as well. Thank you so much again.
- Joanie Anderson
“Working with Den was an absolute pleasure. He made the photo shoot a relaxing and enjoyable experience. He is extremely talented and very easy to work with. I hope to work with him again in the future, and highly recommend him to anyone looking to have their dream photos taken by a true professional.”
- Mehdi Pedram