best southern california wedding photographer


Hi, I’m Dani! I’m a lover of grilled cheese sandwiches, coffee enthusiast, SoCal native, and a sincere Jesus freak. I’ve been married to my high school sweetheart, James, for a year and a half now, and I’m absolutely IN LOVE with him and all things weddings. Like seriously, they pump me up. Expect me to be dancing all day at your wedding. With me, you won’t just get awesome photos. You’ll get adventure, crazy fun times, and a new friend! Because I believe in chasing dreams, exploring until you get lost, and finding adventures in the little things, even new friendships. Let’s talk!

Based in Southern California

Badges & Awards





“Dani is the sweetest, most caring professional photographer I have ever had the pleasure to do business with! She took the time to get to know my husband (then-fiancé 🙂 ) and I before we started our engagement session and got a sense of who we were as a couple and what kind of look we wanted with our photos and afterwards was pure fun and magic! She makes you feel so comfortable and free. I was a little nervous about being in front of the camera but it felt so natural and was a good mix of her directing us yet giving us the freedom to showcase our love. She knew the perfect locations that gave amazing light and was super encouraging when shooting with us. She gives teasers back the next day that are simply GORGEOUS and you just want to post them all! I received SO many compliments over her photos and comments of how great of a photographer she was at our wedding as well. Everyone was telling me how sweet and great she was and it made me feel so proud to have her as our photographer! Every angle, every instant, she was there capturing those perfect moments! You get tons of beautifully edited photos from your perfect day that you will most likely end up printing out a bunch to put in frames around your house (like me!). My husband and I could not have asked for a better photographer! Thank you SO much, Dani!!”

– Lauren Menard

“Dani is a natural. She has a staggering talent and was a total professional from start to finish. Normally, I’m pretty stiff and uncomfortable in front of a camera but she really put me at ease and I love the way our photos turned out because of it. From the very beginning, she was collaborative and accommodating. She was mindful to capture our ‘good side,’ entertained our ideas for fun snapshots and even made friends with our big dogs (she got them to smile and wag for the camera, too). It was a pleasure to have Dani as a guest in our home and after our shoot, I consider her a friend. I’m proud to recommend her without reservation. Whether you need someone to capture your special day, a big event, or a special connection that just can’t be described in words, she’s your gal. We’ll always treasure the photos she captured and, although it surprises me to say this; I’m eager for the opportunity to get in front of her camera again. Thanks for everything, Dani!”

– Chase Cameron

“I LOVED how comfortable she made us feel! During the portrait sessions, the poses felt so natural, and she always reassured us of how cute we looked 😉 I think my favorite part was walking out to the first look. It was a surreal moment as it is, but she had love songs playing on her little speaker, and it made it feel that much more like a movie scene!
Also, I was so impressed by how quickly we got our photos back. Was expecting not to get them for a couple months! Related to that, we LOVED getting some previews the morning after! So fun!”

– Alyssa Christopher