I'm Danielle, but you can call me Dani.
I'm a conceptual thinking goofball who is inspired and dedicated to photographing and documenting real, raw and authentic moments. To say that I love what I do is an understatement, to me being a creative isn’t a job it’s a lifestyle. I currently reside in the south suburbs of Chicago with my husband Corey and our dog Wrigley. I love being able to meet new people and showcase everyone’s personal narrative. Some other things that I love: NPR, coffee, design, coconut milk, The Devil Wears Prada, a solid IPA-especially if it’s a double, musicals, hiking, cooking, Instagram, marketing and advertising, church, Parks & Rec and the Chicago Cubs. Feel free to bond with me over any of the aforementioned items. I’m sure we’ll get along.
The Process is Simple
I want to not only capture your moment, but showcase it, by making it into a work of art.
Genuinely listening to your story.
Conceptually think through how to best showcase & document your narrative.
Create timeless moments in an artistic and stylized way.
What I Offer
From start to finish I seek to give you the most genuine and enjoyable experience possible.
When working with me you're guaranteed a quick turn around time with photos to last you a lifetime.
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How would you describe your style?
I would descibe my style as a balance of editorial documentary with an artistic intentionality. I definitely have a candid approach to documenting love stories. Of course I always knock out all of the formal shot lists, but those authentic moments are what I love documenting to make your magic moment truly fit to who you are.
What do your packages include?
I provide a variety of different packages to fit your needs. If you're looking for an adventure session it's broken down by time, location and other details. These types of shoots could include engagement, family, maternity, newborn, the sky is the limit!
Elopement and destination packages are styled to fit a variety of commitment day needs. It's totally cool that every wedding is different so I wanted my packages to reflect that. They can range from 3 to 2+ days, and the option for a second photographer and videography is always available.
All booked shoots and packages also include high-res digital images with print rights.
If needed we can mix/match and tweak your package to fit you!
How long till we get our photos?
For a wedding, turn around time is typically around 6-8 weeks. The contract states 8-10 just to cover the bases and depending on how busy the season is delivery time may vary slightly, but you'll never wait more than 2 months for your photos! For mini or hourly shoots the turn around time is between 4-5 days.
When working with me, you will always receive a full digital gallery of your edited images. If you booked an adventure session you will be able to choose your images allotted in your package there. If you have an elopement package you will receive ALL images within your gallery. With any package you have with me, you will always have full printing rights. (that's right, you can do whatever you want with them!). Within your gallery you can easily order your prints as well.
How do travel fees work?
There is no additional travel fees within your package, it's always all inclusive.
What kind of gear do you use?
How many images do you deliver?
Adventure sessions can range from 8-80+ photos depending on what specifications you have for your session, the more time we spend together, typically the more photos you're allotted in your package.
When it comes to elopements/weddings we give you everything we shoot! Typically that ranges from 350-900 images depending on how long we spend together.
Do I have to order prints through you?
Not at all, and there's no pressure to! You are given all rights to your photos to do whatever you would like with them. BUT when you receive your gallery from me you are able to order products right from your gallery if you choose.
Okay! I want to book, what do I do next?
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and to work out a quote to fit your specific needs, whether that be for a family shoot or elopement. From there, a signed contract and a 50% non-refundable retainer exclusively holds your wedding day or photo shoot time slot.
Have more questions or want a quote?
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If you've made it to this part of my website, it means that you've in one way or another connected with my work - and that alone means the world! Whether you're wanting to book a session, work on a project together, ask about pricing, or get to know me a little better, I'm excited to know your name & hear your story!