Hello! I’m Danielle.
Photography is and has always been a huge part of my life.
As a family we are all pretty artistic, but my Dad in particular was a very keen amateur photographer with a passion for travel and documentary photography. From the tender young age of 6 years old, he inspired me to explore and express my creative heart by buying me my first camera.
As I grew older, he sh0wed me how the best photographers in the world line up their shots, and how they use them to tell a story and as I progressed, we made it a game between us. We’d compete against each other for the best family stories, and it was an amazing feeling when I finally felt like I was starting to reach his standard.
Not long after my 19th birthday, Dad contracted cancer and seven months later he passed away. Since then, I have travelled the world with him in mind. His constant presence makes me feel like he’s still with me and I see him in every picture I take. To him, seeing the world in all its truth and to see the hidden beauty inside was the most fascinating and important thing. I carry his lessons with me and his love of adventure and fun to every session.
In 2012 I started on my journey as a freelance photographer and began taking photos for pretty much anyone who needed them. I quickly found my passion as a family lifestyle and documentary photographer and in between moving countries, having 2 babies and studying, I started my lifestyle photography business early 2017.
I’m an unabashed Mum with a camera, with a passion for capturing the unique and beautiful connections we all share within our families. Bizarre, tense, goofy, loving, crazy, stressful, tender, peaceful, and sweet as I’ve heard many of my families describe themselves, I’ve never heard the word ‘Perfect’. I’m a Mum on a mission to capture the true stories of your family’s love and connection and turning your stories into beautiful art that your family can hold and treasure forever.
I’m so glad to meet you.
WHAT KIND OF PHOTOGRAPHER ARE YOU?
My work is best described as very natural, fun and with a fine art quality. I combine documentary photography techniques with some traditional posing for fa’mily portraiture to capture beautiful images for you to treasure forever. Imagine your family as fine art. As your photographer, I will provide a generous gallery of images that can be displayed in your home as pieces of art or archived in a custom album to be treasured for generations. These photographs will be an investment in your family history. Images from your session often tell a story, capturing a treasured moment in time. I do not try to make you look perfect, stiff, or unnatural. I am not after that "one" shot with everyone looking at the camera and smiling. Sure, we may get some with everyone looking and smiling, but I promise if we do, it will be because it happened naturally, not because it was forced.
WHERE WILL MY SESSION BE HELD?
I am a natural light and on location photographer. Together we will choose the perfect location for your session. Newborn sessions are held at your home.
WHEN DO NEWBORN SESSIONS OCCUR?
I like to do newborn sessions within the first two weeks of birth.
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?
I am on hand on the phone and email to discuss styling with you. I’m happy to help you achieve the style and look you want, but I always advise my families the following. Be comfortable and be yourself.
WILL I GET MY DIGITAL PHOTOS AFTER THE SHOOT?
Photographs grow in value over time and become family treasures. I know the importance of archiving and saving digital images. I offer one simple, all-inclusive collection where you receive all the high resolution digital files delivered via direct download and a print release. A minimum of 50 digitals files will be available to you, in both colour and black and white. You will also have the option to buy additional prints and boutique products.
WHEN, HOW AND WHERE CAN I buy ADDITIONAL Prints AND PRODUCTS?
Within four weeks of your shoot, you will receive a link to a private online gallery. You will have one month to order additional products.
HOW DO YOU CHOOSE WHICH IMAGES IN MY GALLERY FROM OUR SHOOT?
I look at each and every image I capture at your session and hand select the best images. I am looking for images that represent me as an artist and your family, as each is beautifully unique. I guarantee minimum of 50 images, but there are usually many more included. Lucky you!
HOW FAR OUT ARE YOU BOOKED?
I typically book one to three months in advance. If you are interested in newborn portraits, please inquire while you are pregnant. Already delivered? No problem. I try to leave openings in my schedule for last minute newborn sessions.
DO YOU OFFER MINI-SESSIONS?
Sorry No. Mini-sessions are not conducive to my style. I am not after that one great shot but rather a collection of images for lifelong appreciation.
HOW MUCH DOES ALL OF THIS COST?
My pricing is all-inclusive. You pay ONE price for ALL of the digital files. Total cost is £625 for newborn, maternity or family sessions, £525 for my engagement/ couples session. A £200 deposit is due when booking to secure your session date.
HOW DO I BOOK A SESSION WITH YOU?
I am so glad you asked! You can e-mail me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or via the contact tab above.