The Team

Our
History

The Luxury Level began over a chance meeting between co-founders Jeremy Blair and Joel Danto at a Los Angeles real estate shoot. Well… it wasn’t so much chance as in fact they had met many times over the years shooting for the same agent.  It just wasn’t until Joel casually mentioned during one of these shoots that he wanted to go off on his own and start shooting homes for himself that any kind of business relationship began in earnest.

They say every good partnership is a yin and yang and boy is it ever with Joel and Jeremy.  Regardless of the fact that Jeremy comes from the videography world and Joel the Photography world, their personalities are polar opposites and are largely what makes The Luxury Level as successful as it is today.

The Luxury Level is imbued with Jeremy’s enthusiastic personality which shines through his dogged salesmanship and forward thinking.  While Joel’s intense hunt for quality and consistency and level-headed business sense tempers it all to create the amazing results you see on this site.

It’s been a journey now 5+ years in the making but as of today we have over 15 team members and are constantly looking to expand and grow into new territories.  What awaits us who knows, but hopefully many amazing homes captured to perfection and more…

Jeremy Blair

Jeremy Blair Jeremy Blair

Co-founder and CEO.

Jeremy has been in and around the entertainment industry since age 11 and has called Los Angeles home for over 15 years. He helped start the Film Program at Woodbury University and has a BA in Film Production and several certificates in his area of expertise.

Your property has a story to tell and deserves, “The Luxury Level”. When he’s not in creative mode (which is hardly ever) he is enjoying life with his two beautiful daughters and lovely wife.

Since he hails from Ohio, he is a huge fan of Ohio State University and regularly teases Joel whenever their two teams meet.

Joel Danto

Joel Danto Joel Danto

Co-Founder and Creative Director.

Originally from Michigan, Joel moved to California in 2006 to pursue work in the film industry. While doing so he shot hobby photography, honing his skills and gradually taking on more ambitious projects.

His passion for photography grew to a point where he started to professionally shoot weddings. To make ends meet he shot real estate photography on the side. The goal was to shoot real estate until the wedding work became full time but he flipped the script! Now he’s one of the most sought after real estate photogs in Southern California and loves every minute of it (especially twilights!).

When he’s not shooting homes he’s spending time at home playing with his newborn son, eating carbs, playing tennis with his wife or obsessing over his college team the Michigan Wolverines.

SHEA D'AMORE SHEA D'AMORE

SHEA D'AMORE

Quality Control Coordinator
Photographer & Matterport
Lic. Drone Pilot
RICHARD LUU RICHARD LUU

RICHARD LUU

Photographer & Creative
NICK VAN DER VEGT NICK VAN DER VEGT

NICK VAN DER VEGT

Videographer & Creative
Lic. Drone Pilot
SAM WOOSLEY SAM WOOSLEY

SAM WOOSLEY

Videographer & Creative
Lic. Drone Pilot
KELLI HAYDEN KELLI HAYDEN

KELLI HAYDEN

Photographer & Matterport
Lic. Drone Pilot
JENNIFER MANN JENNIFER MANN

JENNIFER MANN

Operations Coordinator & Book Keeping
JULIAN BARRAGAN JULIAN BARRAGAN

JULIAN BARRAGAN

Videographer & Creative
Lic. Drone Pilot
BRANDON STANLEY BRANDON STANLEY

BRANDON STANLEY

Photographer & Creative
Drone Pilot
FREDDY KIM FREDDY KIM

FREDDY KIM

Photographer & Creative
Drone Pilot
DAVID NORWOOD DAVID NORWOOD

DAVID NORWOOD

Photographer, Videographer & Creative
Drone Pilot
RICHARD CRANOR RICHARD CRANOR

RICHARD CRANOR

Videographer & Creative
Lic. Drone Pilot
GLORIA MESA GLORIA MESA

GLORIA MESA

Photographer & Creative