I don't just show up on your wedding day, take some photos, and leave. I hype you the heck UP before you walk down the aisle. I get DOWN on the dance floor with you. I take silly photos with you in the photo booth. That's because to me, you're not just "another client." To me, you're a friend. I take time to get to know you, so that on your wedding day, I'm genuinely excited to celebrate with you and watch with happy tears in my eyes as you start this journey in life.
Getting your photo taken should never feel boring or awkward. I do my best to bring an adventurous spirit and show off my goofy side while working. You're free to be your true self around me. I approach my business the same way I approach life. I want myself and those around me to experience as much joy and love as possible! When we're truly vibing together, and it feels like friends hanging out, that's when my creativity is the most fired up.
Growing up, I was the kid who took as many art classes as possible. I went to UConn, where I got my B.S. in Health Sciences (putting that to good use...) and rediscovered my love for photography in an elective photojournalism class. Now, I've photographed over 100 weddings and elopements since 2018! I never imagined that I'd be able to create full-time as an adult. I feel so incredibly lucky to call this my career! The best part about being a Colorado wedding and elopement photographer is that it's TRULY such an honor. I get to be alongside you as you experience one of the most exciting and meaningful days of your life.
At the beginning of 2020, I moved to Denver, Colorado so that I could spend more time doing what I love most - hiking, camping, checking out wildlife, and just generally soaking up as much sunshine as possible. It ended up being a strange timing for weddings (and life in general), but that led to my love of capturing adventurous elopements in the mountains! Being a wedding and elopement photographer in Colorado allows me to explore so much of this incredible state. I spend a ton of time exploring the outdoors, which doubles as location scouting for amazing photoshoot spots!
If you want to work with a photographer who will laugh with you, cry with you, make you feel comfortable + confident, and dance the night away with you, you've found your girl. I'd love to document this time in your life, and capture you and your love in a way that authentically shows who you are.
I do my best to make your photo time genuinely fun! Most of my clients come to me saying that they're super nervous, because they've never had their photos taken professionally before. Let me ease your mind right now - I got you!!
I gently ease you into photo time, and guide you along the way, so you can relax and just focus on your connection. You'll be laughing together and having such a great time, you'll forget there's even a camera anywhere in sight! My clients always tell me that their session was so much easier and more fun than they were expecting! That's what I love to hear :)
+hiking. Twin Lakes has my favorite hiking trails
+going to concerts. Any Goose fans out there?
+rock climbing. Catch me at Movement - let's climb together!
+camping. Crested Butte might be my favorite area in CO
+traveling. South Africa and Nepal are my favorite places!
+exploring with my partner Jamo and our rescue dog Kira (she's also a goofball)
+tattoos. Currently working on filling up my arms!
+connecting with my queer community. This biz is proudly 🏳️🌈 owned!
+dancing the night away with my friends
We all have different lives and different stories. But at the end of the day, we're all humans just trying to enjoy our time and figure out life. That's why I absolutely love documenting special moments, especially when I get to do it for amazing people who share love for so many of the same things!
If you love some of these things too, I'm pretty sure that means we're a match made in photography heaven. I love connecting with my clients through fun activities. I've rock climbed, gone to concerts, gone to house parties, and even gone on vacation with past clients. I truly mean it when I say I love to become friends with my clients!
I was born and raised in Connecticut, but a love of travel and creativity has carried me much farther throughout my life. Spending lots of time in Cape Town, South Africa (where my mom is from) while growing up taught me a deep love and appreciation for wildlife, the outdoors, and diverse cultures.
I knew I wanted to become a professional photographer while traveling through South East Asia for a few months in 2017. Traveling through Nepal, Cambodia, and Thailand got me absolutely hooked on portrait and landscape photography.
I moved to Denver, Colorado at the beginning of 2020 so that I could spend more time hiking, exploring the beautiful west, and to focus on photographing elopements and weddings in the gorgeous mountains of Colorado!
Every different location and every couple brings out new aspects of my creativity, and this job fuels my soul in ways I can't describe!
On your wedding day, I'm the calming presence you need when your nerves are high, and the hype girl getting your wedding party pumped up for super fun group photos. I'm the human wrangler, making sure none of your family members miss out on important photos.
I use a mix of guided posing and a photojournalistic, documentary approach to capture all the important moments on your wedding day, big and small. I'll be there with you all day, from getting ready, til people start showing off their hilarious, cocktail-fueled dance moves. You can rest assured that all of the effort you put into creating your wedding day will be well worth it, and you'll be able to remember your special day forever, with timeless images that you and your family will always cherish.
From photographing elopements in remote mountaintop locations where it's just me and a couple, intimate weddings with 20 guests at airbnbs, to weddings with 200+ guests and massive wedding parties at fancy venues. With experience working in Colorado, Arizona, Oregon, Mexico, the North East, Utah, and Wyoming; navigating rain, snow, wind, bright sun, and dark rooms. I can handle any situation on your wedding day with complete confidence, because I've truly seen it all, and have the experience to navigate any challenges with ease!
Dani made us feel so comfortable and all of our photos truly show our personalities. She’s seriously the only person I’ll let take professional photos for any of our future needs!!
"Dani has been absolutely amazing. Quick to respond, helpful, an amazing eye, and open to do whatever she needs to do to bring our vision to life. We truly have been blown away with her at every step of the process."
Dani put us at ease and perfectly captured our most natural and intimate moments. She gave us the direction we needed while still allowing us to be ourselves. Dani is not only incredibly talented, but a lovely person to be around making the experience that much more enjoyable.
Send me a message through my contact form, and we'll set up a time to chat. I'm happy to answer any questions you may have!