As Jay-Z once said- “allow me to reintroduce myself.” My name is Danielle but call me Dani! It’s my birthday month, so I wanted to take this opportunity to share more about who I am, what I love & my favorite items at the moment. It’s always nice to put a face to the name and understand the person you are entrusting with your photos. I aim to genuinely connect with my clients and be friends instead of just a random photographer. SO, without further adieu, let’s get into what I’m loving and have a “get to know me” moment!
The face behind the lens
First things first, I’m a wife, dog mom, annnnd I’m currently growing a tiny human, so I’m lucky enough to get the title of momma in the next couple of months! I was born and raised by the waves, so home is wherever the ocean is closest. Thankfully I married a guy who lives in So-Cal, so the ocean is not far! I’m naturally not a morning gal but trying to be (it’s a work in progress)! One of my favorite things to do is get outside, walk with my pup “Blu,” and feel the beaming sun on my skin. Besides being outdoors, I love having my camera on hand and capturing those candid moments that make time stop at a standstill.
What I’m wearing: A summer wardrobe
Loose. Pants. Period. Wearing these will give my belly room to grow and shine! The set I’m wearing is from Anthropologie. As soon as I saw it, I KNEW I needed it!! This outfit gives plenty of room for my belly to grow, and I will definitely be wearing it after baby is here next summer! I’m definitely adding this to my “go-to beach outfits”!
What I’m eating: A smoothie recipe must have
There’s nothing more refreshing than a nice cold smoothie for breakfast, especially in the summertime. The pineapple coconut combo gives a refreshing tropical twist, and the spinach is a perfect way to get your greens in. Not to mention the protein powder is excellent…well, for protein! (it’s totally optional tho ;).
I dropped the smoothie recipe below. Give it a try; you won’t regret it!
Favorite Summer Smoothie Recipe
A scoop of vanilla protein powder
*hot tip* in an ice cube tray, freeze the coconut milk/cream, and use that for your smoothies to make them extra yummy!
What I’m doing: Beach Shoots & Summer Sessions
Okay, let me set the vibe- a summer shoot with your boo, what’s not to love?! Sunshine on your skin, the days are longer, and it gives you an excuse to get outside!
I had my sister-in-law shoot this session for Max and I during our family vacation in Maui. It was so fun just getting to splash, swim, roll around in the sun and have FUN. There was no real reason why I wanted to take photos except for the fact that I just wanted spontaneous beach photos to look back on. Little did I know it would be my last time taking photos with Max before being pregnant! You don’t need a special reason for photos-they can be just for fun! Getting some cute candids of you and your lover is always a good idea!
A note to you!
Thanks for stopping by! Your support means the WORLD to me. Being able to do what I love and make it a job is the ultimate blessing; all thanks to my wonderful clients! If you want to learn more about me- let’s connect and create memories together!