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Brinley::One Year Old


Does it ever get easier or slow down? I doubt it. This smiley, sweet and sometimes sassy baby girl of ours is now 1 year old! We had fun celebrating her with family and a few of her friends. It was such a casual day and I lovingly told Pinterest to go eat dirt.

Brinley laughed loudly and danced in her seat while we all sang her Happy Birthday–it was adorable and I will always remember that.


Brinley is choosing walking over crawling a bit more but if she needs to get somewhere quickly, she still chooses to crawl. She doesn’t talk much besides saying “dada” but I think this is just her happy word. She says it all the time. She signs “all done” and waves “hi” and “bye”. Her kisses are the best slobber kisses and she loves following her big brother around–and he loves the attention.

Brinley is starting to climb things(which is giving me grays) and she loves it when I forget to put my phone up high so she can snag it and carry it around the house with her. She is still a paci girl and I am dreading getting rid of that thing. It is an easy plug when she has a bad case of the whines. She has two teeth on the bottom, two on top, and two more coming in on the top.

Ever since the morning of her birthday, it seems like she has grown up. She started walking super fast and all of sudden is much more giggly and social–although she really has always been great with people.

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We love you, Brinley. We pray this next year of your life is full of many, many blessings!


I hope you are all having a great weekend!

To add to the fun, I am doing a GIVEAWAY for one Mini Portrait Session! Head on over to my Facebook Page to enter!

And because these photos of my two kids in a “rocket ship” are cracking me up, here ya go. My daughter is full of sass! Look at that face! 😉


Deadline to enter is Monday at 12pm. Winner will be announced Monday afternoon! Good luck and thanks for joining!

Welcome to my new space!

Welcome to my new website and blog!

This is super exciting for me as this has been a work in progress for some time and is quite frankly long overdue. I wanted my website to reflect not only my style but complement the style of my artwork as well. Classic, fresh and beautiful. And my husband said it looks “fun”.:)What do you think?! (only tell me if it’s nice. k?)

When someone is researching who they want to trust with their family’s portraits, a website is their first impression of your work. As a photographer, your website is your face!

(Side note:: The reason I put makeup on when simply going to the grocery store is because I will, without a doubt, run into a client if I DON’T put any make up on. Without. a. doubt.)

Anyways, some fun things to point out–my blog is now located on my website! This makes for an easy way for my clients to see all of my work in one space. Cool right? Maybe it’s just me…but I’m geeking out!

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Another exciting thing is that I am now strictly photographing Portraits, Births, and Fresh 48 Sessions. All of my galleries are updated and you can view all the pretties on my website!

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If you’re thinking “Oh my gosh! Danielle took my beautiful family’s portraits and they aren’t on her site!” Well, I’m slowly adding to my galleries as this takes time and I am in the middle of my busy season. So, thanks for your patience. I get to take photos of so many of you pretty people, how can I possibly showcase all of you?! 😉

Thank you so much for you support of my business! I can not thank you enough or with the right words but I truly wouldn’t have this business if it weren’t for YOU trusting me with you memories. You’re great! I am very, very thankful and blessed to have such a fun, thoughtful, beautiful group of people backing me! I continually thank God for this space here. It has opened many doors and fostered even more relationships that wouldn’t have otherwise happened.

With that said, don’t hesitate to email me with any questions that you might have regarding your Portrait or Photography needs.


See you around…(that wasn’t meant to sound creepy)

Chico, CA Fresh 48: Twins G & B

Congratulations to this sweet family on the arrival of their twin babies! These perfect little ones were great models. What else could I expect coming from two beautiful parents?
And just a warning to you before you scroll down…these two will undoubtedly give you baby fever. You’ve been warned.
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Chico, CA Birth Photography:: William David

August 19th, 2015
Well, all that is really going through my mind is how grateful I am to have been able to make it in time for baby’s arrival! This sweet boy made a beautifully quick entrance into the world–one that I can confidently say none of us were expecting.
And I often say that I will let my photos tell the story because words don’t quite suffice. There is just too much emotion, too much goodness.
Congratulations to this sweet family on the arrival of your precious baby boy. Thank you for inviting me into your family–I adore you all!
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