about dani


I’m native Oregonian who recently transplanted myself, my sweetheart, and my business all the way across the country to beautiful New Orleans, Louisiana.

Photography found me while I was studying graphic design in college. As soon as I picked up the camera, it just felt right. In the years since then, I’ve received a small handful of photography awards, have shown my pieces in a number of art galleries, and found myself published in the Photographer’s Forum’s annual Best of College Photography for two years. As a photographer, my goal is to capture the emotion and beauty of people and their loved ones, the energy of the moment, and the beauty of the details.

Since that time, my business has grown so much, I’ve had to limit the amount of shoots I can accept! I love all of my clients and take pride knowing that I give them the attention they deserve. My business philosophy is now, and always has been, quality over quantity.

I’m comfortable shooting everything from natural light to complex studio setups, inside the studio or outside in nature. I absolutely love working with creative lighting. I primarily shoot with my Nikon gear, but have been learning Canon as well.

Looking forward to working with you soon!

Image by Julie Verlinden
 

awards & recognitions



  • 2014 > Statesman Journal’s Best of the Mid-Valley Photographer: Bronze Medal
  • 2013 > Statesman Journal’s Best of the Mid-Valley Photographer: Silver Medal
  • 2012 > Statesman Journal’s Best of the Mid-Valley Photographer: Silver Medal
  • 2011 > Oregon State Fair’s Oregon Salon of Photography: Honorable Mention
  • 2011 > Momentum: Images of Dance: Second Place & Permanent Gallery Display
  • 2011 > Statesman Journal’s Best of the Mid-Valley Photographer: Silver Medal
  • 2011 > Photographer’s Forum Magazine’s Best of College Photography ’11: Published
  • 2010 > Statesman Journal’s Best of the Mid-Valley Photographer: Silver Medal
  • 2010 > The Everyman Pro Int’l Photography Competition: Second Place
  • 2009 > The Everyman Pro Int’l Photography Competition: Second Place
  • 2009 > Photographer’s Forum Magazine’s Best of College Photography ’09: Published
  • 2009 > Polk County Fair: Best of all Black and White: First Place
  • 2008 > Oregon State Fair: All-Oregon Art Annual: Third Place

brief history



  • Coming Soon: Opening my New Orleans photography studio!
  • August 2016: Relocated my business to New Orleans!
  • 2014: Closed my studio to pursue on-location shoots
  • 2012: Opened my photography studio
  • 2011: Left my day job to pursue Dani Photography full-time
  • 2010: Graduated with a 4.0 GPA from Visual Communications program
  • 2009: Founded my business Dani Photography
  • 2008: Started my career as Photographer & Graphic Designer at a local design studio

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