I’m danielle, going by dani more often then not.
I do not like capital letters all the time, so from here on out, note it is a prefrence, not a lack of english skill or education.
My favorite color rotates between green, blue, or pink – depending on the day. But I am most definitely a greenish-blue person.
I. love. chocolate.
I got me a group of the 12 best photog’ friends I could ever ask for. And one’s a dude who will, because of us: either A. make a great husband or B. never get married.
I used to be embarrassed that I totally still think Beavis and Butthead was funny until my bff Amy roared her way into my life and I found someone to share the joy with. AHOOOOO!
Fact: I’m a very good ice skater – I’ve traded my figure skates in for hockey skates in past years and spent several years teaching kids how to skate to play hockey!
I shoot Canon.
Favorite lens is the Canon 50mm 1.4 – fave aperture being 1.6. If you want to buy me the 50mm 1.2L, I’d be okay with it. No, really. I would. It’s fine, go ahead…
Incase we’ve never met - I was born and raised in Fremont, OH specializing in child portraiture (newborn to age one) and love to dabble myself with families who love eachother and dont mind showing it. I currently serve the Fremont area and it’s surrounding cities all over northwest Ohio, but have served clients from all around - from California to New Jersey. No, that doesn’t make me some nationally known photographer, because I’m not – but it’s a pretty sweet thought to think of work I’ve produced being in a home states away. I do not have awards to hang on the walls, a college degree in photography, nor am I perfect. I am well aware of the talent around me, and grateful for any inspiration I get. I’ve spent many years learning, reading, working to master the craft of light and the mechanics of how to accurately reproduce it not only correctly, but with a vision of my own.
Sometimes breaking the “rules” IS a rule. There are times when the focus, the depth, the toning, the direction of light being manipulated just out of standard can change the way a simple image is perceived; it can convey drama, emotion, truth, and love. I will never cease trying to find those things in all that I do.
Here at the blog you will find sneak peeks into current sessions or projects, as well as information pertaining to DLP and personal ramblings about this and that. I live at home with my wonderful Husband and our two children, and our third child – a 4 year old beagle, named Cody.
My new office here in Fremont houses a beautiful natural light shooting area that I affectionately call my studio. It is bursting with pure light and endless possibilites with a room full of studio strobes to meet your creative needs. Here, in person ordering sessions and viewings are available as well as newborn up to very small family sessions. I’d love to share it with you should you decide a studio session is right for you.
When not caring full-time for my children, spending time with my husband, coaching youth softball, or photographing – you’ll find me here with you, talking about it.
I understand portrait photography is quite the investment. Please do not base your portrait experience on price alone – a true professional will charge you what they are worth – this includes their expenses to give you a top-notch experience. I used to consider portraits expensive and would back out of spending, but then I realized I was willing to spend $100 to cut and color my hair every 1-3 months, and on repeat! I pay a lot for something I have to continuiously replace… and portraits are permanant and a visual of who you are/were at this point in your life (lives). I pay my stylist what she charges, because I know I cant get the blonde color from a $5 kit at the big box store… and I’d have to pay them to fix it if I tried. Just a thought to ponder I believe in the treasure of a computer full of images to have at ones leisure, but remember – you cant hang a cd or digital file on the wall. Make prints, enjoy them. Value them, they are the digital version of negatives.
If you ever feel so inclined to comment, please do – I treasure them, and so do the families of those who are in the images.
I look forward to working with you,
…and as always, silly faces welcome. shoes not required =)