My name is Daniela, although I prefer going by Dani. I grew up in the serene beauty of upstate New York and pursued my college education in San Francisco. My personality is an amalgamation of city and nature, which is why I find immense joy in capturing weddings of all kinds. My portfolio includes everything from intimate city elopements to romantic vineyard weddings, as long as the atmosphere is authentic and relaxed, I'm in.
My photography style is candid and journalistic, with a touch of gentle posing. I understand that having a camera pointed at you can be unnerving, which is why I make sure to create a comfortable and safe space for you. I offer subtle guidance and encourage you to reflect on your journey, reminding you of the significance of the moment, so your true self can shine through. Ultimately, creating magical moments is a collaborative effort.
While my photography journey began as a young child, I honed my craft more thoroughly at the San Francisco Art Institute, receiving a BFA in 2017. I was fortunate to study with and among leading artists and artistic minds. I bring this experience and perspective to each and every shoot.
Any and all tea | Essential oils and non-toxic living | Gilmore Girls, New Girl, Harry Potter & Twilight | Noah Kahan & Maggie Rogers | The New York Mets | Sushi | Plants | Crystals | Spirituality | The city, the ocean + the mountains | biking, hiking, rock climbing + yoga | My hubby Nick | My golden retriever Cooper
Fun fact: I've been to 6/7 continents! Yes, I've been to Antarctica and I did a polar plunge while I was there. Asia is my last continent, and we are planning to go to Japan in spring 2025!
When my husband and I made the decision to elope, we were immediately filled with so much stress & a million different opinions being thrown at us.
We were overwhelmed to say the least. I never want my clients to feel the way we felt. I want you to have the support and resources you need to make your dream day come true. Whether that's helping you craft the perfectly balanced timeline that gives you time with your loved ones and ample alone time, offering vendor recommendations, or being a mama bear on your wedding day helping protect you from other people's negative energy, I am here to help you create the sacred, safe space to be yourselves.
We meet on Zoom and my golden retriever makes a cameo. You'll tell me all about your dreams & I'll map out a plan to make those dreams happen! We determine how much photography coverage you need, choose your date and then you'll reserve your date by signing a contract and paying your retainer!
I am here to help with all of the planning from timelines, to permits, to locations, to packing lists & guides and more! I want to take as much off your plate as possible so you can focus on each other. I love meeting my couples before the big day so let's grab drinks before your engagement session and get to know each other!
We laugh, we cry, we smile til our faces hurt. We explore, we spray some bubbly and have the best day you could ever dream of! And I take photos of it all! You'll then get to relive your special memories forever with high-res digitals of your photos and endless options for albums, prints, and more!