I’m Danielle, a Brisbane-based photographer who sings to my cats (much to their dismay), breaks out in dance for no good reason and always refers to my car by name (currently my 4WD, named Xena). I could eat Mexican food every single day of the week and happiness is throwing on my pyjamas for a lazy night in with my wife, chilling with a bit of Netflix.
It's hard to pin point exactly where my love began, but I believe it had something to do with an album my Grandfather kept (much to the disapproval of my Grandmother) with portraits of each of his girlfriends. Cover to back with black & white portraits of the most glamorous beauties, flowers in their hair, flowers around their necks. I spent many an hour pouring over this album, taking subtle clues from each portrait as to the varying personalities of each woman. More than any other item at my grandparents’ home, I regarded this as the most prized possession.
My first camera was a cardboard pin-hole creation courtesy of a Grade 9 assignment where my first images told the stories of my young school friends, the places we played in, the spaces we learnt. As a kid, I keenly observed people and transformed these observations of daily life into many a short-story and for a while there, was convinced my calling was in the written word. I studied at the Creative Industries faculty at the Queensland University of Technology before embarking on an overseas adventure at twenty-one, forfeiting many a lunch to save what I needed to see as much of Europe as I could. A cheap digital camera in hand, I found myself less drawn to capturing those iconic landmarks but more the everyday details of each destination. The people – their interactions and pace of life – in their own environments.
After eight years residing in Scotland, I returned to Brisbane with my wife in 2010. Today, with vegetable gardens in the front yard and rescue hens in the back, we are fortunate to live the simple, beautiful life.
This intense love of home constantly fuels my drive to capture other couples and families in their own environments, documenting the details of daily life. Today, whilst I’ve upgraded my equipment from the humble pinhole, I remain enthralled by the art of photography, the experiences I get to share with my clients and always, always the magic of story.
From lazy Sunday morning breakfast-in-bed sessions to epic weekend getaways in the country, all love is great and all stories magnificent. In exchange for a wonderful sense of adventure, trust and willingness to really show the love you have for the one another, I'll tell your story in the most authentic, emotive and meaningful way.
Wedding photography collections start at $2500, with all collections including a 48 hour sneak peek after your big day, complimentary engagement experience*, high resolution digital files of all final images from your wedding, web optimised copies of all final wedding images perfect for social sharing, feature blog to share with family and friends, and an image reveal session where you get to kick-back and enjoy reliving your wedding story for the first time together.
*Engagement session includes a beautiful 8x10" matted print valued at $150 and additional prints or files can be purchased separately after your session.
A session fee of $200 is due upon booking to secure your session date and time. This fee includes a 90 minute photography session, a beautiful 8x10" matted fine art print to get your collection started, a 48 hour sneak peek on Facebook and Instagram, feature blog to share your story with family and friends, and an image reveal session where you can preview all the final images from your session and choose the perfect way to enjoy your images today and in years to come.
A range of options are available to suit all homes and budgets, from digital only collections through to wall art, prints and albums.
I pride myself on offering stunning, ready to go products that you can start enjoying immediately.
There are a range of stunning products to suit all budgets and styles and at your personal image reveal, design and ordering session, you can sample all the wonderful ways to display and preserve your memories. Getting your absolute favourite images up and on the wall around your home is one of the best ways to enjoy your images each and every day. Simply choose from canvas or framed art and be safe in the knowledge that all come with an unconditional quality guarantee. And for all your other images that you love? Why not consider putting all your other memories into a beautiful fine art family album, or a classic boxed print collection to share for generations to come.
There really is something to suit every home and every budget. All clients can take advantage of interest-free payment plans on all orders.
Whether it be a canvas collection, a story-board or a framed hero piece, wall art is a classic way to enjoy your images each and every day. All products are handcrafted to superior quality standards and come with unconditional guarantees.
Single pieces start at $700 and collections from $2000 (the above Signature Collection is $2500).
The Family Album
The family album is a timeless heirloom that your family will treasure for years and years to come. All albums feature layflat design on thick cotton rag, archival inks to last a lifetime and customised covers available to reflect your family story.
Family albums start at $1000 for 10 spreads (20 pages).
Fine Art Prints
For ultimate flexibility, a print collection is perfect. You can either frame yourself and hang them on a wall, or put them into your own album or box to make perfect gifts for family. The more images you purchase the more cost effective they are.
Single prints $150 and collections of 5 or more start at $700.
what is your style?
I have an overall documentary style and my clients want me to capture organic, naturally occurring interactions between one another, their families and if applicable, their wedding guests. Sure, I will grab a few posed, smiling photos to delight the grandparents (who still desire these photos more than anyone!) but mostly, it's all about letting you connect, laugh and love in the most natural way possible.
what is we are really awkward in front of camera?!
There's nothing to be nervous about, I promise. My approach is to blend in with your day and capture everything as it happens naturally. I’ll give some gentle direction when we take portraits, but my goal is to give you a collection of photos that reflect what it really felt like on the day. You don't need to think about posing, I’ll help you relax and we'll take some beautiful, creative images. Really, it's the in between shots that I'm after. Those are the ones full of real smiles and personality.
how long does it take to receive my photos?
Within 48 hours of your wedding day or session, a sneak peek will be available via Facebook and Instagram. This is a fantastic way to not only see the goodness that is coming your way, but to share this with your family and friends.
Newlyweds will be invited in for their image reveal session no later than six weeks after your wedding, and portrait-session clients will be invited no later than three weeks after your session. All orders must be placed within 5 days of your image reveal appointment and delivery of your full order will be 3 weeks following placement of your order.