I began my career photographing beautiful landscapes and editorials for a medley of brands, while producing visuals full-time for an art museum. I later opened a creative shop space, started a travel blog, and went on to produce content for agencies, magazines, and national apparel brands. There has always been a desire to find a new way to approach making — by relying on the moments of magic in front of me and discovering how to illustrate that in a genuine and meaningful way.
As soon as I photographed my first wedding, the love for capturing love was born. It is so wonderful to not only celebrate you in your most special moments, but to document and deliver beautiful imagery for you to frame and hold forever and ever. Throughout these years, I have had the wonderful opportunity to capture exceptional couples at their exceptional weddings, as they celebrate their marriage and begin their next chapter of exploration, love, and deep life experiences.
With capturing images, I blend a photojournalistic approach with an editorial eye — marrying candids with direct posing so that you have a full story to relive over and over. It’s important for me to capture all the moments, from the joyous tears that well in your parents’ eyes, to the big belly laughs during your best friend’s toast, to the sweet simple kisses you share together in between each moment. Your story is meaningful, and will be captured with an intentional thread of creativity and soul.
When I’m not photographing around the world, you can find me in the hills of California, painting a new watercolor piece for my home, cuddling with my animals, sunbathing in nearby desert resorts, and hosting dinner parties with my dearest friends.
There is nothing more special than traveling, seeing new places, and experiencing other cultures. I grew up in California and Mexico, and have always had an appreciation for travel. Places up next on my list: Morocco, the Amalfi Coast, and Madagascar.
I love them. In my home, outside of my home, on a safari, during a scuba dive, at photo sessions. I grew up with so many animals and I suppose that's what made me want to become a vegetarian, donate to conservation and rescue efforts, and launch print sales where proceeds benefit animals in need.
I love a good road trip. I've driven up the coast of California, through both islands of New Zealand, and around the whole country of Iceland. I think there is something so special in driving to a good playlist, with endless opportunities to stop and sight-see.
Hiring the right photographer was so important to me that it was my top-priority vendor. Dani is talented, confident, and calm. Her pleasant, calm demeanor on such a chaotic, high-energy day was so appreciated, and I will be forever grateful for her. She knows exactly what she is doing, and I did not have to worry about a thing. Dani is the ultimate wedding film photographer for classic, timeless photos of your biggest day, while also being sure to cater to each couple by capturing their authentic and unique love for one another.
I knew right away I wanted Dani to be alongside us on our wedding day. She’s the sweetest and most professional photographer and I couldn’t have asked for anyone better to shoot the most special day of our lives!!! I highly recommend her and lucky we locked her down!
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