wedding + family photographeR, TO SAY THE LEAST

I like when you laugh at my bad jokes, and wearing fuzzy socks. I adore  goofy faces, sweet glances, wild children, tiny toes, bittersweet tears, epic views, rainy days, and so many more simple joys in life. Moments that make you feel something are extraordinary, and you deserve an experience worth remembering. Just enjoy the ride, cherish the messy, and embrace your chaos because it's always the thing you miss the most. 

why i take pictures.

Because I fucking love it. 

what are others saying?

The real shit.

"Dani is uncommonly good. If you're looking for a perfectly posed picture where everyone smiles on the count of 3, she's not the photographer for you. Instead, she'll chase after your kids while they play and capture the most authentic giggles, she'll prompt your husband to retell the story of how you met and she'll catch that moment and the look in his eyes and you'll never feel posed or pretend. That's my favorite thing about having Dani take our family photos. She's done my engagement pictures, boudoir, my wedding, and family lifestyle shoots and I'm always looking for an excuse to book another shoot with her."

Briana + Abel

"Amazing pictures!!!! Dani is great with kids and awesome to work with!! Love her and her work!!!"

Schwarz  Family

"We absolutely love Dani! She's so talented and always has a unique vision! Hands down she's the gal to go to for great pics!"

Ward Family

"My husband and I have been so lucky to share so many of our most precious memories with Dani! Over the last few years she has taken our engagement, wedding, and family photos! Every time she always brings new ideas, an energetic personality, and most of all, patience trying to get the perfects shots! She always makes us feel comfortable and at ease in front of the camera which isn't always easy! And she is AMAZING at what she does! Every time we think about taking new pictures, we always think of Dani first!"

Ashley + Mike

"Seriously Dani is the BEST!!!! She has such a great eye and is oh so talented. She photographed our wedding in June and the shots turned out amazing. We even got a wedding album that came with out session. She was super friendly and made everyone involved super comfortable. Highly recommend her to ANYONE looking to book a wedding or any other shoots for that matter! You the BOMB Dani!!!"

Amber + Scott

"Dani is incredible! She knows exactly how to get real and meaningful captures that tell a story. She is SO great with kids and quite honestly just a super sweet and authentic person. We just love her to pieces!"

Rockey Family

"INCREDIBLE PHOTOGRAPHER! She has the most creative eye I have ever seen! We have shot with Dani for over 5 years and I couldn't imagine my memories without her. She has the ability to capture a child's personality and bring it to life like nothing I have ever seen, looking at the beautiful images she has captured of my girls brings tears to my eyes. She is so good with the kids and keeps them calm and interested in what she is doing. She is out of this world with photoshop. I am a designer of children's clothes, and her creativity in playing with the image enhances and dream I could play up with my clothes. I'm blessed to have the opportunity to shoot with her and will forever be her most leak customer!!"

Hood Family

"A wedding so beautifully captured by Danielle that I relive my entire wedding night every time I look back at my photos. She came by our venue early to find all of the prime photo opportunities and she used them all to the fullest. These pics speak for themselves. 10/10 would recommend!!!"

Mathew + Carter

"Dani is the most amazing photographer! I first used her as my wedding photographer, and have used her to photograph life events ever since! She is now the go to for both my husbands family and mine as well.Not only does she take the most amazing photographs but she keeps it a fun easy and process! She is wonderful with children, and she captures beautiful photographs that you will cherish forever!!"

Ali + Rob

"Dani is an incredible photographer! Her personality, creativity and patience is one of a kind. Every session we have had with her, our photos have turned out better than I could have ever imagined. I can honestly say that we have found our forever photographer! Thank you Dani for being you, you are blessed with a gift!"

McMahon Family

"There's not enough words to describe how amazing Dani is. We met through a mutual photographer friend 4 years ago & I've not only gained an amazing photographer but such a wonderful friend. She has the best personality and will make every photo shoot fun and comfortable for all involved ! I use her for all photo needs and she always goes above and beyond expectations. You will not be disappointed in choosing Dani to capture all your beautiful moments!"

Katelin + Phillip

"Danielle is one of the most talented photographers I've worked with! She's very patient with kids and truly an artist! Highly recommend!!!"

Jacobsen Family

"Dani is truly AMAZING at what she does. She has taken my engagement, and wedding photos. She goes above and beyond to make sure you are comfortable and that she is capturing every moment. She also has a wonderful way of capturing genuine moments.I was truly blown away by our wedding photos they were everything we wanted and more. My husband and I like her work so much that we are willing to travel from the Bay Area to Fresno. I can't wait to have Dani capture all of the big milestones in our lives."

Haley + Clayton

"Dani has a unique way of making everyone feel comfortable while she’s shooting. We first met Dani when she did an epic location shoot for our engagement photos many moons ago. Since then she has shot our wedding, both my pregnancies, my newborns and countless family photos over the years. She is the photographer who becomes a part of the family. My husband (Mr. “Are We Done Yet”) enjoys our shoots with her because he knows she will capture the true, loving moments of us as a family. My kids love her because they know she will make them laugh and chase them around to get the absolute perfect shot of their personalities. I love working with her because she invests so much of herself into being able to give me the shoot I envisioned. She spends time going over pre-shoot planning like location, mood, wardrobe, shoes, and so much more with me while I’m getting everything ready on my end. No matter if we are shooting in town or if it’s an epic adventure shoot (which I like to do often) she is always going above and beyond to capture my family and our love for each other. I can’t ask for a better photographer for our family."

McFarland Family

"We have had the pleasure of meeting Dani a few months ago when she did our maternity photo session. She is truly talented and so comfortable and fun to work with. She has also done multiple friends photos and we continue to recommend her to other friends. Most recently, she did our Christmas photos and they turned out great!!"

Halstead  Family

What’s it like to shoot with me? My goal during any session is creating comfortability and capturing truth. I want you to remember how you felt when you look back on photographs we take together, and it’s my job to create an atmosphere where those real moments can thrive. I provide style guides if you need suggestions on what to wear to compliment the location, and you can count on easy communication from the very first email to assure smooth sailing! Life should be about adventure and passion, the photos are a bonus for the memory!

The most important thing to me is connection. I'm a drinks and appetizers kind of girl, so wedding bookings are immediately followed with a fun get to know you date, on me! I want to gain your trust and friendship so we can create some magic that represents your story truthfully. (Face Time counts too for destination weddings!)

Once we've had that opportunity to get to know each other is when the beautiful pieces can fall into place! I am very hands on, and thorough with clients to ensure good communication and no misrepresentation. SO, if this sounds like your vibe, send me a note and let's hang out, connect, and chat! Smaller budgets can still inquire because I can customize collections to fit your specific needs. 


Investment

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5-8 hour options, engagement add ons, location knowledge, best digitals

6-10 hour packages, complimentary engagement sessions, photo booth and print credits, two photographs, all best digitals. $1000 non refundable retainer required. 

90 minute session, location options, all best digitals and only $100 non-refundable retainer to book it!

3+ hour options, 24 hour turnaround, backdrops and props available upon request. Non-refundable retainer only $100 to book it!

Take a look at this guide to help you navigate styling for your shoot! I'm available to create custom mood boards specifically tailored to your style and location!

POLICies

RETAINERS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE. INVOICES ARE SENT OUT IMMEDIATELY UPON BOOKING. RETAINERS MUST BE PAID WITHIN 24 HOURS, OR THEY AQUIRE A $25 LATE FEE WHEN LATE. INVOICES ARE SUBJECT TO CANCELATION WITHOUT NOTICE IF UNPAID (NO REFUNDS). Please pay your invoices immediately to secure booking date and time. Balances are due on the first of your session scheduled month.

INVOICES

If you have any questions or concerns about my policies and faq's please inquire BEFORE you book!

RETAINERS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE. Cancelations made within the 7 days leading up to your session date will inquire a $50 rebooking fee for future sessions. There are NO REFUNDS for canceled sessions at any time. NOTE: If you change your mind after receiving your invoice, or ignore communications, please be advised that you will automatically go to the end of the list for any future booking. Communication is priority and I turn away clients, so please be serious when I get to the point of receiving your invoice. 

CANCELATIONS

Images take time, and that time varies from season too season. Weddings take about 8 weeks to finish and deliver, and at busy seasons please expect 10 weeks. Lifestyle sessions take 2-3 weeks to finish and deliver depending on the demand and time of year. During the spring and fall months please understand delays happen, but it's rare and I always try to get images back as quickly as I can. I am just as eager to deliver as you are to receive! PROMISE! 

TURN-AROUND

RETAINERS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE. CANCELATIONS MADE AT ANY TIME ARE STILL NON-REFUNDABLE. When you book a session, you are entering into a contract, and are obligated to fulfill your commitment just as I am. Options to reschedule sessions are available if it falls within the policies of rescheduling and pending availability.  If you paid your balance on the first of the month and need to cancel your shoot, you are not entitled to any refund, and subject to unavailability for rescheduling. 

REFUNDS

RETAINERS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE. Session dates are available for change 7 days prior to scheduled booking. There are no guarantees of availability within that same month and will still be at my discretion. If rescheduling is made within the 7 day period you will be required to pay a NEW non refundable retainer for a new session. There will be no refunds in the event I have no availability, however, your session payment will still be honored for that calendar year. THERE IS NO RESCHEDULING FOR EVENT MINI SESSION DISCOUNT DAYS, OR SPECIAL EVENTS. If you book on a mini session discount (fall or easter annual specials) there is no option for rescheduling under any circumstances, and there is no refund. All discount event invoices are set to autopay for balances, and if you have to cancel within the 7 day period you are still required to pay your balance. Specials and event bookings are non transferable because they are rare, one day only deals. The only exception is putting it towards a regular price session on a different day that is not part of the original special, but it still requires a new invoice with a new retainer and the forfeiting the original retainer that was paid.  

RESCHEDULING/TRANSFERING

PLEASE READ INVOICES. Your session starts at the time scheduled. Try to arrive 10 minutes early to avoid being late. I do not add time to end of sessions due to tardiness. If your scheduled at 5pm for a mini session and arrive at 5:30pm, you will be responsible for another session fee for my time. This is something I take very seriously, and hope for understanding as my time is important. I often reward clients for arriving early and being on time by being flexible on the duration of their sessions. So it pays to be on time! 

SCHEDULED TIME 

Should there be weather delays I do not implement any fees for rescheduling. However, while I do set dates aside for "rainy day delays" I still cannot guarantee quick availability and contract out the work should this occur to photographers I trust and work with regularly. You must reschedule with me, no payment will be returned. 

WEATHER

NO REFUNDS OR RE-SHOOTS for clients that simply aren't happy with their images. Sessions don't always go to plan, and when you enter into a booking you are responsible for accepting that risk. While it is HIGHLY rare that I am unable to capture images you'll love, when it does happen it is for reasons out of my control. Sessions with uncooperative kids, windy situations, uncomfortable weather, late arrivals etc, are not subject to automatic re-shoots. Re-shoots are rare and only at my discretion. NO REFUNDS for unrealistic expectations regarding my style and editing. You are responsible for viewing my work prior to booking me for a session!

UNSATISFIED EXPECTATIONS

UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCE is it permitted to alter my photos in anyway. This includes, but is not limited too, retouching or photoshopping, adding filters or personal presets, or cropping. Please be respectful of my style, artistry, and time. Clients who filter or alter my images in any way, and are uncooperative in removing it, will be automatically unable to book any further sessions. All images are the property of Dani M Photographs, and cannot be used for financial gain or defamatory situations. Images are permitted to be used in contests, and on social media with the proper credit given. (Please advise if unsure regarding this policy) 

COPYRIGHT

POLICies

If you have any questions or concerns about my policies and faq's please inquire BEFORE you book!

IMAGES ARE DELIVERED WITHIN 2-3 WEEKS VIA ONLINE GALLERY DOWNLOAD. You will be sent your link via email, and have 7 days to download your images before they expire. The platform I use can get slow for all my clients if I didn't set a deadline as there is not an unlimited amount of space. The more sessions that are active, the slower the download can be for everyone! Re-uploading galleries is MY LAST PRIORITY if you fail to download your gallery within that timeframe. Be advised a new gallery link could take another 2-3 weeks depending on the season.

DOWNLOADING IMAGES

ALL CONTRACTS ARE SENT WITH INVOICES! Please read and understand your contract before signing and paying. I am not liable for anything under the terms of our agreement after payment is received. You accept the accountability of reading through all of my policy and FAQ pages prior when you enter into an agreement by signing your contract. 

CONTRACTS

Discretion is always determined by communication. Please communicate promptly with any questions, concerns, changes or late payment arrangements that you need to make. My response time is commonly within an hour. You are required to let me know of any changes within the acceptable time frames. "Ghosting" is NEVER appreciated, and it is my biggest pet peeve! Please let me know if plans change because it happens and always better to be honest! 

COMMUNICATION

Clients agree to hold harmless myself,  my business, and all affiliate photographers that work for me in any disputes regarding events where the client and/or your family/friends should become injured during the session. I am not liable for loss or damage of any personal property during your session, or at any event location. I do have liability insurance for this reason as well to provide to venues or any interested parties. 

LIABILITY

FAQ

A LOT OF FREAKING FUN! I have no shame, will do anything for a laugh from your kiddos, play hide and seek or tag until I gain their trust! I'm easy, and try to bring out the authenticity of who you are! 

WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT AT A SHOOT? 

INVESTMENT



I understand that these things happen, however, regardless of a sickness you will still be responsible for rescheduling in a timely manner. Fee's may be applied at my discretion. All balances possible fees are still due in order to reschedule to a new date. 

WHAT IF SOMEONE GETS SICK?

I allow 6 or fewer people per session or mini session depending on the event, style, or season. I do large family shoots to extra fees per head or hour. Just inquire for a quote!

HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE ALLOWED IN A SESSION?

There are no refunds or reshoots for uncooperative kids. You don't always need to smile to get something meaningful and memorable! The best thing you can do in this situation is breath and trust I got you!

MY CHILD DIDN'T SMILE, 
CAN WE RESHOOT?

I try host discount events, or parties for my best clients! I also offer incentives for repeat clients, and discounts for clients that book me 4+ times a year. But this is in no way obligated or required of me at any time.

ARE THERE DISCOUNTS FOR REFERRALS OR REPEAT CUSTOMERS?

ALL payments are done electronically. You can alter payment to Venom or Paypal only. Cash is ONLY accepted if dropped off on your due date. (I do not pick up payment) ALL balances must be paid prior to your session. Cash is not accepted the day of your session.

CAN I PAY CASH?

I will always try to work with my clients. While retainers will ALWAYS be at least $100, I do offer payment options for balances as long as it's completed on the due dates prior to your session date. No payment options to continue after you scheduled session. 

DO YOU HAVE PAYMENT OPTIONS?

You do have that option! Or you can put it towards the next event. It's rare, but sometimes it happens but I would NEVER not give you an option for a refund when I am responsible for the conflict. 

DO I GET MY MONEY BACK IF YOU CANCEL AN EVENT?

I've compiled a list of frequently asked questions over the years to help simplify the booking process!  You are responsible and required to acknowledge and read through all policy and faqs before booking! Hopefully these are helpful to answering all of your questions, let's make some magic together! 

WEDDING FAQ

Wedding retainers are $1000 to secure your date. 

WHAT I NEED TO RESCHEDULE MY WEDDING? 

The only reason for missed these portraits is generally rainy days. It is rare that I am unable to get all the shots on your wedding day, but it can happen due to rain. I have packages for rainy day bridal portraits where my couples can have the opportunity for a reshoot of the bridal portraits. There are additional fees because I am not liable for weather issues during any wedding or session, but they include hair and makeup and a suit rental considering most couples return theirs after the wedding! Inquire for pricing! 

WE DIDN'T GET BRIDAL PORTRAITS, WHAT NOW?

All payments made for weddings are typically done electronically. I accept Venmo or PayPal as alternative options if discussed ahead of time and due on the contracted due date. Cash is accepted as drop off only on contracted due date or in person meeting. No arrangements will be made to pick up payment. 

WHAT TYPE OF RETRAINER IS REQUIRED FOR BOOKING?

I include engagement sessions in ALL my packages. It is not just written into the price, but it is something I think is highly valuable to getting to know my clients. There is no discount for not wanting your engagement on any collection price. You can still opt out, but it's an important way to become more familiar and comfortable with me before your big day, so I wouldn't suggest it! Who doesn't want extra photos? 

CAN I PAY CASH?

Absolutely. I charge $600 per hour with a three hour minimum for any wedding. You still receive all the best digitals. 

WHAT HAPPENS IF WE GO OVER SERVICE HOURS? 

RETAINERS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE. In regards to rescheduling your wedding, there are a couple scenarios. If event is postponed, all services will cease at time of notification of postponement if no determined new date is provided and available. Balance payment of initial booking will be required to reschedule. There will be a $300 rescheduling fee.

WHAT IF I DON'T WANT AN ENGAGEMENT SESSION?

I like to create custom collections, but the most effective way to get a discount is by attending a bridal show. I always do giveaways and offer discounts to brides who leave their information. Prices also vary for Friday dates or at different times of the year. I do not advertise specials on weddings, so inquire and ask and I could be!

HOW CAN I GET A DISCOUNT? 

Retainers are always a flat fee of $1000 no matter what package you book. (Hourly bookings are 50% down) Balances can be split up to 4 payments depending on how far out your wedding date is. 

DO YOU HAVE PAYMENT OPTIONS?

If you book a collection, I am lenient on extended services to a certain extent. Weddings sometimes always run behind and I don't mind staying a little bit late. Hourly bookings will have acquired charges for extra time needed. You will receive an invoice to be paid immediately following the wedding before any photos will be released to your gallery. 

DO YOU OFFER HOURLY RATES? 

WHAT ARE YOUR TRAVEL FEES?

All of my travel fees within an hour of my location in Clovis, CA are included in my collection pricing. Travel fees are based on distance or air fair and hotel requirements. 

DO YOU EDIT AND RETOUCH ALL THE PHOTOS?

All of my photos are batch edited for cohesion. Retouching goes on images for album purchases, but there is very little retouching done on full galleries. I try to keep things authentic and stay away from backgrounds that need things removed if I can help it. I also retouch blemishes and general things to help highlight the best parts of you!

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