BEFORE WE GET STARTED,
Watch this! It’s pretty much everything you need to know about me. :)
you'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll get messy, and you'll love.
and I'll capture it all.
I’m Dani, and I love Jesus, my husband James, grilled cheese sandwiches, wedding cake, photography, and making new friends!
Speaking of new friends, HI! Here are some fun facts about me that you probably don't need to know but I think are pretty cool to share (lol).
I'm really into watching shows that make me cry because they give me an excuse to eat ice cream and just sob like a fool. If you've watched This is Us or Parenthood, you know what I'm talking about.
I was an extra on Drake & Josh once. It was the best day ever.
I actually started as a wedding coordinator before becoming a wedding photographer! Yeah, I used to PLAN weddings!
Through that experience, I learned I LOVE weddings and love stories... With all my heart. THUS defining what I do now!
I'm super SUPER excited you reached out, and I can't wait to learn more about YOU! :)
Mkay, so real talk:
Why should you hire me for your wedding?
Well you wouldn’t trust just anyone to take your photos, would you?
That’s why you reached out! I would sure hope not! You reached out for a reason, so let's chat. Any professional wedding photographer will tell you that anyone who does NOT have experience in wedding photography, or weddings in general, is bad news. Here's why:
Your photographer is essentially in charge of your memories.
That's right. They are the ones in charge of documenting one of THE most important day of your life. No re-do's. So, although some may be less expensive and on the cheaper side, it will be more difficult to trust them on the day of your wedding. Usually, photographers that don’t charge a lot are lacking in experience - which is something you might not want to gamble with when it comes to your wedding day photos!
your gallery is my priority.
What I mean by that is I customize every wedding gallery based on what’s important to my clients. I make sure that I know you and your love WELL going into a wedding day, and that I can capture every moment that’s important to you. That includes:
Your mom crying as you say your vows to each other,
Your grandma embracing you for the biggest hug,
Your dad bursting with emotion as he sees you for the first time.
These are the moments I’m here for. The ones you get to cherish forever and ever in such a powerful photo!
Think of this as an investment for you and your memories.
Not only do I go above and beyond to make this process as seamless and easy as possible (because let’s be real - wedding planning is STRESSFUL!), but I make sure that you get exactly what you want. YOU are my priority. And you always will be!
for 2020, i’m taking on less so i can focus on you more.
Starting for 2020, I plan on taking on less weddings so that I can give 200% of all my time and effort to my couples who trust me with such an important task. I feel that this will help me serve YOU better, and give you everything you want and more!
Photos that will last a forever.
When you look back at your photos 10, 20 years from now, what do you want to see? Do you want to see a super simple pose the photographer gave you to do so you could get nice pictures? OR, do you want that real love, the excitement that you shared before you got married, the joy and contentment you shared on your wedding day, the laughs, the tears, the sweat, ALL OF IT to look back on? I can tell you which one I prefer. I kid you not, having been married a year already, when I look back at my engagement photos, I'm reminded of the love that I share with my husband, James. And I cry almost every time! That's what I want for you. Timeless photos that will last for years and years, and have your great grandkids saying "OMG you went there and took photos? You two are the cutest and so in love!!!" while still being in love and married for 60+ years. :)
Taking a leap and adventuring to places you have only dreamed.
Do you dream of dancing on the top of Hurricane Ridge, WA or running alongside the cliffs of the Grand Canyon? All I gotta say is, if you've dreamt it, let's make it happen. Travel and adventure doesn't scare me - heck, I ENCOURAGE it! This is your wedding. Your day. You only do this once. So let's make it count! I plan on having us hike out to private places, places where we can be intimate and capture your raw emotions. It's hard to do that in places with lots of people, so I always suggest an adventure! If you're ready to go and want to travel to crazy beautiful places, seriously, let's chat.