Meet Your Photographer!
Hey, I'm Danae! (She/Her) One of the first questions I get asked when I meet with clients is: "umm, so how do we say your name?"
I figured I'd just help you out right off the bat; it's pronounced Duh-nay. But honestly, I'll likely respond to anything close ;)
I'm so incredibly lucky that I've found what I love to do. That doesn't mean it's always easy, but every day I'm striving to produce my
very best work and the best possible experience for my clients. I'm committed to continuing education and always learning and growing.
I specialize in weddings and telling the story of your big day. You work so hard to create the perfect wedding day and it's my job to capture
all the little details and those fleeting moments while you relax and enjoy your guests and the bliss of being newly married.
I love getting to know my couples and finding out their stories - shoot me an email, I'd love to hear yours!
I am based in Milwaukie (Portland), but I'm frequently found working in Albany, Salem and the rest of the Willamette Valley -
Well, all over the Pacific North West actually! Traveling is my favorite activity, followed closely by photography.
The times I get to put those things together makes me immensely happy. So, please don't hesitate to contact me even
if your wedding isn't near by. I have a camera, a passport, and I can get packed in 10 minutes!
As you'll see by my portfolio, I also enjoy hanging out with families and seniors. It's so fun for me to watch kids grow up as I take pictures
of the same families year after year. Some of those kids have then come to me later for senior photos! Senior sessions hold a special place
in my heart, I love the chance to spend some one on one time with my seniors and get to hear their stories and see their personalities.
On the personal side of things;
Andrew and I have been married for 13 years - we were both studying Political Science and met working at the
Oregon State Capital during the 2005 legislative session. I took a darkroom class and got super distracted by photography and
15+ years later I'm still at it. Andrew stuck with the political side of things and now has a career in elections.
We love exploring Oregon both on foot and on via the expansive network of public forestry roads - always searching for
that perfect dispersed camping spot! One of our Covid-quarantine discoveries is that we really enjoy gardening
so we've been spending lots of time in our yard and subsequently in the kitchen cooking what we've grown.
Our 12-year-old Dachshunds Brodie & Porter generally tag along for most of our activities.
So that's a bit about me - now it's your turn!
I'd love to meet you and hear your story. Hop on over to the contact page and we'll set up a
time to chat more over Zoom, phone, or however works best!