Hi! I'm Danielle.

I'm a Midwest elopement and intimate wedding photographer. Currently based in a small suburb just outside Detroit, Michigan, but available for travel anywhere!

I have had a love for creating for as long as I can remember. When I was little, I drew everything as I saw it and I think that's why photography feels so perfect. It's an absolute dream to be an artist by trade and capturing special moments is a job I take to heart.

One of my favorite things in life is a good love story and I am on a mission to prove that real people can have the kind of love you see on television or in the movies. You know, the love like Noah and Allie have in The Notebook, or my newest favorite tv couple - Claire and Jamie Fraser!  

I want to tell the story of your wedding day in a completely raw and authentic way by capturing all the details and emotions in the moment. My style is real and unposed, but I will give you a small bit of guidance so you never have that "what do I do with my hands" feeling.  

Elopements and intimate weddings are amazing because you can truly focus on your love and commitment to each other in a way that is uniquely you - and what a perfect love story they make!

Some random things about me

  • Travel makes my heart sing
  • My favorite place in the world is Costa Rica
  • Speaking of Costa Rica, their coffee is my absolute favorite
  • Summer is my favorite season, but I think fall is the prettiest
  • I could live on tacos, pizza, and cereal. Why are there even any other foods?
  • The Walking Dead is my favorite show, but Schitt's Creek and Outlander are tied for a close second

The Great Lakes State

Michigan is my home and is a perfect place to get married!

With it’s 3,288 miles of shoreline and over 100 state parks and recreation areas, Michigan is a hidden gem for one-of-a-kind elopements in any season.

Learn More About Michigan's Parks!

Michigan is perfect for elopements

We take photos as a return ticket to a moment otherwise gone

- Katie Thurmes

Some of my favorite places

Being a good steward to our land is so important to me because of my love for the outdoors. I want all the couples that I photograph outdoors to be able to go back to their special spot, time and time again, and have a wonderful experience each time. For more information on how to Leave No Trace during your elopement, request my guide.



Cat & Ben

Cat & Ben

Not only does Danielle have an amazing eye, but she did what no other photographer has ever done for me-make me feel comfortable while being photographed. I always hate my photos because I get incredibly awkward as soon as a camera is in sight, and I have zero idea how to position myself. Danielle not only made me feel good and confident, but she managed to make me look good! Rather than being an anxiety ridden mess, the experience turned out to be fun & full of laughter. Even when we almost got rained out!

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