A VERY WARM
Hi! I’m Danie and I can’t wait to work together! I hope you find everything you are looking for here. I find that my first-time clients are more comfortable if they know a little about me before they stand in front of me for a couple hours to strike a pose and pretend it’s all totally normal! First, I want you to know that I don’t really love to have my photo taken either (I know, I know!), so I can empathize with those who feel the same. Don’t worry, you don’t need to know how to pose, I’ll help you with that!
When I am not a photographer, I am married and a mom to a bunch of kids who are the biggest source of joy, and, if I can be honest, also frustration. We live busy, fun, and wild lives together and I wouldn’t have it any other way. When I get the chance to be a real grown up (alone!) I spend my time outside as much as I can. Hiking the trails, swimming in the ocean, and riding my bike keep me sane.
I became a photographer because I love capturing the connections between people, at all stages of life. I love to watch the adoration between partners, the tender intimacy between mother and child, the playful laughter between siblings, and the chaotic love in families. Though my favorite, by far, is capturing the awe and joy when a newborn joins their family.
I know you want to capture these moments too, and treasure them forever. I am here to help! I don’t want you to worry about the process. I want you to not only love your photos in the end, but enjoy the session too. My goal is to help you in whatever way I can to make you feel at ease. Please reach out with any questions before or after your shoot, so we can make capturing these moments an enjoyable experience!
I’ve been fortunate to work with the most wonderful people here in the South Bay. While most of my clients have been from Palos Verdes, Torrance, and the Beach Cities, I often travel all over the Los Angeles area, as well as Orange County. I’m lucky to call so many of my clients friends. I can’t wait to meet you!
patient and tallented
Danie took our holiday photos two years in a row...She is talented, patient, & great with kids! Compared to other photographers, her prices are very reasonable. My family and I love working with her because she is so easy going and a pleasure to be around. My pictures turned out so great that I don't hesitate to share my experience with others. Looking forward to working with her again!