family + romance

memories and moments

what others
are saying?

My goal is to cultivate genuine relationships with connection, intimacy, fun, and creativity. Your experience is my number one priority. Each time I pick up my camera, it's to capture the humanity of the moment that begins with creating an environment for you to be yourself and share your story authentically.

Photography is about connecting, but it cannot be done alone. In your search for the art that draws you in, be aware of the person behind the lens. Honest images are created through trust, it won't work any other way. I want to get personal, so ask me all the things! Here's a little bit of what my clients have to say!

Did we just become best friends?

BRI + ABEL (WEDDING)

"Dani is uncommonly good. If you're looking for a perfectly posed picture where everyone smiles on the count of 3, she's not the photographer for you. Instead, she'll chase after your kids while they play and capture the most authentic giggles, she'll prompt your husband to retell the story of how you met and she'll catch that moment and the look in his eyes and you'll never feel posed or pretend. That's my favorite thing about having Dani take our family photos. She's done my engagement pictures, boudoir, my wedding, and family lifestyle shoots and I'm always looking for an excuse to book another shoot with her."

Cultivating genuine relationships with connection, intimacy, fun, and creativity is my passion. Your experience is my number one priority. Each time I pick up my camera, it's to capture the humanity of the moment that begins with creating an environment for you to be yourself and share your story authentically.

Photography is about connecting, but it cannot be done alone. In your search for the art that draws you in, be aware of the person behind the lens. Honest images are created through trust, it won't work any other way. I want to get personal, so ask me all the things! Here's a little bit of what my clients have to say!

Did we just become best friends?

Did we just become best friends?

Cultivating genuine relationships with connection, intimacy, fun, and creativity is my passion. Your experience is my number one priority. Each time I pick up my camera, it's to capture the humanity of the moment that beings with creating an environment for you to be yourself and share your story authentically.

Photography is about connecting, but it cannot be done alone. In your search for the art that draws you in, be aware of the person behind the lens. Honest images are created through trust, it won't work any other way. I want to get personal, so ask me all the things! Here's a little bit of what my clients have to say!

ROCKEY FAMILY

"Dani is incredible! She knows exactly how to get real and meaningful captures that tell a story. She is SO great with kids and quite honestly just a super sweet and authentic person. We just love her too pieces!"

Cultivating genuine relationships with connection, intimacy, fun, and creativity is my passion. Your experience is my number one priority. Each time I pick up my camera, it's to capture the humanity of the moment that beings with creating an environment for you to be yourself and share your story authentically.

Photography is about connecting, but it cannot be done alone. In your search for the art that draws you in, be aware of the person behind the lens. Honest images are created through trust, it won't work any other way. I want to get personal, so ask me all the things! Here's a little bit of what my clients have to say!

Did we just become best friends?

HOOD FAMILY

"INCREDIBLE PHOTOGRAPHER! She has the most creative eye I have ever seen! We have shot with Dani for over 5 years and I couldn't imagine my memories without her. She has the ability to capture a child's personality and bring it to life like nothing I have ever seen, looking at the beautiful images she has captured of my girls brings tears to my eyes. She is so good with the kids and keeps them calm and interested in what she is doing. She is out of this world with photoshop. I am a designer of children's clothes, and her creativity in playing with the image enhances and dream I could play up with my clothes. I'm blessed to have the opportunity to shoot with her and will forever be her most leak customer!!"

Cultivating genuine relationships with connection, intimacy, fun, and creativity is my passion. Your experience is my number one priority. Each time I pick up my camera, it's to capture the humanity of the moment that beings with creating an environment for you to be yourself and share your story authentically.

Photography is about connecting, but it cannot be done alone. In your search for the art that draws you in, be aware of the person behind the lens. Honest images are created through trust, it won't work any other way. I want to get personal, so ask me all the things! Here's a little bit of what my clients have to say!

Did we just become best friends?

cHRISTINE + JOHN (WEDDING)

FANTASTIC! We were drawn to her amazing pictures, style, and her awesome personality! We also had the chance to meet her husband who was helping to hold down the booth - which we thought was wonderfully sweet. Once we booked with her – we were so excited! We had an idea for our engagement photos and the location required a 3+hour drive to sand dunes.. but Dani was up for the adventure! After picking her up at the airport, we quickly felt like we were taking a road trip with a friend as she was so easy going, sweet and a pleasure to spend time with. :) During the actual shoot, Dani was a PRO. She was extremely flexible and gave great directions to help capture some amazing shots. I might add, this was during some really strong winds that was blowing sand in all directions and not once did we feel rushed. She really made us feel that the photos were a priority and we appreciated her adventurous spirit. The turn-around time for getting our engagement pictures was fast and the pictures themselves exceeded our expectations! As we shared them with our family and friends, everyone commented on how incredible they were. On the day of the wedding (which can be stressful enough) Dani and her partner’s flexibility, professionalism and “get it done” work-ethic allowed us to focus on our special day. Our final photos were delivered within a great gift package of prints and beautiful personal touches. Everything she does feels like there's a lot of care and attention to detail involved. As my husband put it “she doesn’t just capture images, she captures the feeling.” We absolutely LOVE her and her work – we cannot say enough about how wonderful it was to work with her. We HIGHLY recommend Dani to capture your special moments and we look forward to finding a reason to have her be our photographer again! :)

Cultivating genuine relationships with connection, intimacy, fun, and creativity is my passion. Your experience is my number one priority. Each time I pick up my camera, it's to capture the humanity of the moment that beings with creating an environment for you to be yourself and share your story authentically.

Photography is about connecting, but it cannot be done alone. In your search for the art that draws you in, be aware of the person behind the lens. Honest images are created through trust, it won't work any other way. I want to get personal, so ask me all the things! Here's a little bit of what my clients have to say!

Did we just become best friends?

lAUREN + ANDRES (WEDDING)

Dani's enthusiasm is what made me so calm, confident and excited to book her. She loved my "vision" when I was even a little nervous to tell her I didn't want the typical wedding photos. The coloring, depth and feeling you get looking at her photos say it all - just go look at her instagram account that's all you need to know! I have never seen anything look as beautiful as it does through Dani's lens, including myself. Thank you for all the self love!

Cultivating genuine relationships with connection, intimacy, fun, and creativity is my passion. Your experience is my number one priority. Each time I pick up my camera, it's to capture the humanity of the moment that beings with creating an environment for you to be yourself and share your story authentically.

Photography is about connecting, but it cannot be done alone. In your search for the art that draws you in, be aware of the person behind the lens. Honest images are created through trust, it won't work any other way. I want to get personal, so ask me all the things! Here's a little bit of what my clients have to say!

Did we just become best friends?

Castaneda FAMILY

Dani has been photographing my family for a few years now including our maternity session, family sessions and also a newborn session. When it came time to think about who was going to photograph our wedding in Yosemite, Ca, of course she was the first one I thought of!! She is seriously the best out there. Her patience, grace and eye for photography is like none other! She is the most artistic photographer and it has been a pleasure getting photographed by her every year. Our three girls (under 7yo) have such different personalities, but Dani is able to make them feel comfortable and get them out of their little shell they're sometimes in and capture their true personalities. I can't thank her enough for capturing all of those beautiful moments that will last a lifetime.

Cultivating genuine relationships with connection, intimacy, fun, and creativity is my passion. Your experience is my number one priority. Each time I pick up my camera, it's to capture the humanity of the moment that beings with creating an environment for you to be yourself and share your story authentically.

Photography is about connecting, but it cannot be done alone. In your search for the art that draws you in, be aware of the person behind the lens. Honest images are created through trust, it won't work any other way. I want to get personal, so ask me all the things! Here's a little bit of what my clients have to say!

Did we just become best friends?

CASILLAS FAMILY

Dani is the most outstanding photographer & person! She always goes above and beyond in every shoot that we’ve done in the past 4 years. Always making everyone comfortable including the kiddos & capturing all the best moments! I will continue to use Dani for all the years to come & will always recommend her to family & friends.

Cultivating genuine relationships with connection, intimacy, fun, and creativity is my passion. Your experience is my number one priority. Each time I pick up my camera, it's to capture the humanity of the moment that beings with creating an environment for you to be yourself and share your story authentically.

Photography is about connecting, but it cannot be done alone. In your search for the art that draws you in, be aware of the person behind the lens. Honest images are created through trust, it won't work any other way. I want to get personal, so ask me all the things! Here's a little bit of what my clients have to say!

Did we just become best friends?

SAMANTHA + GREG (WEDDING)

Not only is Danielle very professional, but she has a sharp eye with her surroundings. She made my husband and I very comfortable and asked permission each time an idea came to her mind. She is extremely talented and I have and will continue to recommend her services to friends and family.

Cultivating genuine relationships with connection, intimacy, fun, and creativity is my passion. Your experience is my number one priority. Each time I pick up my camera, it's to capture the humanity of the moment that beings with creating an environment for you to be yourself and share your story authentically.

Photography is about connecting, but it cannot be done alone. In your search for the art that draws you in, be aware of the person behind the lens. Honest images are created through trust, it won't work any other way. I want to get personal, so ask me all the things! Here's a little bit of what my clients have to say!

Did we just become best friends?

LACEY + RAUL (ELOPEMENT)

Wow. I have worked with photographers before but Dani was my favorite. She is one of the sweetest and most fun people I have ever met. She knew just what to do and made everything so easy and effortless for our elopement photos. I will be working with her again for sure!

Cultivating genuine relationships with connection, intimacy, fun, and creativity is my passion. Your experience is my number one priority. Each time I pick up my camera, it's to capture the humanity of the moment that beings with creating an environment for you to be yourself and share your story authentically.

Photography is about connecting, but it cannot be done alone. In your search for the art that draws you in, be aware of the person behind the lens. Honest images are created through trust, it won't work any other way. I want to get personal, so ask me all the things! Here's a little bit of what my clients have to say!

Did we just become best friends?

KIMURA FAMILY

Dani is amazingly talented in the world of photography. She has an incredible eye and ability to effortlessly capture those precious moments. To simply put it, she knows what she is doing and is really really good at it! We first used Dani for a newborn session almost 5 years ago with our second daughter and we've used her every year since for all our photography needs. My girls just adore her and she is so good with them making the sessions as fun as possible. She's always been a pleasure to work with and I have absolutely loved all our galleries. Seriously the most unbelievable photos you will ever have taken. I only wish we had found her sooner.

Cultivating genuine relationships with connection, intimacy, fun, and creativity is my passion. Your experience is my number one priority. Each time I pick up my camera, it's to capture the humanity of the moment that beings with creating an environment for you to be yourself and share your story authentically.

Photography is about connecting, but it cannot be done alone. In your search for the art that draws you in, be aware of the person behind the lens. Honest images are created through trust, it won't work any other way. I want to get personal, so ask me all the things! Here's a little bit of what my clients have to say!

Did we just become best friends?

maci + brandon (wedding)

Where do i start? 5 stars does not do Dani M enough justice. She deserves 10 in my option and my experiences with her. I will never use another photographer for my photos because she's just the best there is. From our amazing engagement session where she scouted beautiful areas to capture us, to working with us on all of our changed wedding plans due to Covid. We had to replan our wedding 3 times and every single time she was so understanding, there for us and willing to work with us whatever the outcome of our day ended up being. Dani even sent us a care package on a particularly hard day when our plan B wedding fell through. Who does that!? She is the kind of person that shows up for you and truly loves her clients like they are part of her family. The week of our wedding, i freaked out when i drove past the church we were getting married at that Saturday because the outside of the church had a sea of tents in the courtyard (due to mass being held outside because of Covid). I texted Dani very worried that we wouldn't have a good back drop for pictures after our ceremony. She assured me that she would find a beautiful place and sure enough, she scouted the most beautiful areas that i would never even have found. She has that eye and creativity. When she got to my sisters house on the day of our wedding to start shooting, i immediately felt this sense of calm and peace that she was there and that we had the BEST person to capture the best day of our lives. We truly consider her family now and i could not recommend her more!!

Cultivating genuine relationships with connection, intimacy, fun, and creativity is my passion. Your experience is my number one priority. Each time I pick up my camera, it's to capture the humanity of the moment that beings with creating an environment for you to be yourself and share your story authentically.

Photography is about connecting, but it cannot be done alone. In your search for the art that draws you in, be aware of the person behind the lens. Honest images are created through trust, it won't work any other way. I want to get personal, so ask me all the things! Here's a little bit of what my clients have to say!

Did we just become best friends?

espinoza family 

I don't even know where to begin with how awesome Dani is ! She has done three sessions with us over the last two years . We are out of state so she travels up here to do the shoots! The process is effortless , she makes everything so easy and is always trying to make sure everything goes smoothly from payment to scheduling to outfits and shoot locations ! She takes the stress off of the client which is what we most need when dealing with family pictures ! Now let's talk talent .... I have used MANY different photographers from Different parts of the world to take picture over the years and Dani is by far the almost talented ( hence why we keep flying her up here ) . Her pictures not only are breathtaking they capture true emotion which takes skills . She is incredible and patient with kids , and makes her sessions fun which is HUGE when you have a husband and kids that hate pictures but they now get excited when they know she is coming ! Thank you Dani for the best experience and the most amazing pictures we get to keep forever ! We love you and will always be loyal clients !!!

Cultivating genuine relationships with connection, intimacy, fun, and creativity is my passion. Your experience is my number one priority. Each time I pick up my camera, it's to capture the humanity of the moment that beings with creating an environment for you to be yourself and share your story authentically.

Photography is about connecting, but it cannot be done alone. In your search for the art that draws you in, be aware of the person behind the lens. Honest images are created through trust, it won't work any other way. I want to get personal, so ask me all the things! Here's a little bit of what my clients have to say!

Did we just become best friends?

Show up in every single
moment like you're meant to be there.

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