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Meet Danielle Day

Today we’d like to introduce you to Danielle Day.

Every artist has a unique story. Can you briefly walk us through yours?
Throughout high school, I worked in a photography studio as an office staff member, but it didn’t take long before I realized I preferred to be in the studio! I loved learning the about how the studio lights worked and how to create moods with certain lighting combos. As I started shadowing at weddings and doing outdoors senior sessions, I was in awe of all the new things I could learn about natural light. After years of observing, being a second-shooter, and learning lighting, posing, and editing techniques from numerous photographers I admired, I was excited to move into working solo! I dabbled in a little of everything my first few years – from weddings, to families, to seniors, to in-hospital newborn session! When we moved to Texas from Washington state 3 years ago, it was a whole new challenge to learn to work with another new type of light and environment! As I was getting my business re-established in a new town, I realized that as a mom of 2 boys myself, I really wanted to specialize in newborn, children, and family photography!

Please tell us about your art.
My passion is capturing families interacting, as they do day-to-day! All our kids grow so quickly and can be different every day, and I desire for my clients to have memories they want to display and remember for a lifetime. We may be out in a field in the middle of nowhere or we may be in the middle of a busy park, but I love when families cuddle, read, have a tickle fight, or whatever it is that makes their kids feel most comfortable and at home! I also love to be goofy and make kiddos laugh – I’m not afraid to make a fool of myself to get a giggle out of a toddler! I love hearing from parents that their kids recall their session as a fun time they had together, and I especially love when parents or other family members gush about how naturally I captured their loved one(s)!

Do you have any advice for other artists? Any lessons you wished you learned earlier?
I’d say investing in yourself to learn more skills is so important! I didn’t value this at first, but now I love to take continuing education classes and learn as much about my trade as time will allow! I also appreciate other photographer friends speaking into my work and helping with advice and feedback as I grow my business.

I also think that when I first starting photography, I wanted to do everything and I had a hard time zoning in on what I really wanted to photograph! But once I determined which sessions brought me the most joy and have focused my energy on marketing to those clients, I have enjoyed my work and results so much more!

How or where can people see your work? How can people support your work?
People can see my work on my website: www.dayplusmedia.com. They can also check out my Facebook or Instagram pages @dayplusmedia.

I so appreciate your support! A quick like on my social media pages is so helpful! Also, if you have a friend or family member looking for a family photographer, I’d also love for you to share my profile(s) or my portfolio directly with them! I’d love to connect and by able to capture your family!

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Image Credit:
Personal photo by Ashley McCauley Photography.

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