My philosophy around capturing families is simple. Natural, organic looking backdrops, good light, minimal ‘posing’ and lots of cuddles hugs and laughs. As a Mom myself, I know how valuable it is to freeze time while kids are growing and changing so quickly.
The best shoots happen for those that come with a ‘go with the flow’ mentality. Kids will be kids and I want to embrace that, not force them into stiff smiles. Poised and perfect isn't what we’re going for. If you're worried about the kids holding still smiles or keeping their clothes clean, I might not be the right photographer for you. I want the in between moments. The messy real family love. Bear hugs and goofy faces.
Let the kids run, let them get their jeans dirty, bring the dogs, bribe them with ice cream.
No balloons, no props. Nothing formal or stressful. These aren't your Walmart portraits. Forget proper and polished, just have fun.
We are going to get some gooood images of you and your spouse without the kids! We all need those images too.
"Danelle did such an amazing job with our family photos. She is very knowledgable, down to earth and great with kids. Danelle made a typically painful process so easy and comfortable for everyone, even my husband!
The photos are absolutely beautiful and we will always remember that afternoon of fun down by the river. Great experience!"
"We can't even put into words how much Danelle captured OUR family. We didn't want typical boring family poses. We wanted US and that's what she captured for us. Highly recommend and will always call on her when we need memories captured xoxo''
''Our family has never taken professional family pictures before as we always thought they would feel so forced, but when I came across Danelle's website site, I fell in love with her style and we booked a newborn/family lifestyle session.
Danelle was very comfortable to be around and super easy to talk to - like talking to a really good friend. She was very relaxed and took her time in between diaper blowouts and feedings, and never once made us feel like we were rushed. Even our four year old who is usually super shy around new people opened up to her within minutes.
We cannot wait to see the gallery from our session so we can cherish the pictures forever.
I will definitely be using Danelle/Wild Theory Weddings again and would recommend her to all our family and friends.''
I'm going to create a session that leaves you and your children with good positive vibes, bringing back memories of a fun time together. Some pictures perfect for your walls, but all as a collection set for a Family album filled with little gems, pictures for your home that you'll never what to forget.
Delivered in an average of 2-3 weeks. You can also expect to see some previews within a day or two of your session on my instagram and facebook page. Sessions come with a minimum of 50 digital images in an online gallery where you can download, share, print and make family albums from.
No family session takes the same amount of time, because no family is the same. I shoot until I know I have what I need. If it’s just Mom and a young baby in her arms then it might be really quick. But if you’re a family of 5 and toddler number 2 is shy or having an off day, then it’ll take a little patience and time. Generally nothing goes over an hour though. I want it to stay fun and engaging for everyone!
I’ll find us an amazing location and let you know when the magic ‘golden hour’ is on your chosen date.
The way I shoot really focuses on the subjects and their connections.
Good light and space to roam in a natural setting away from crowds is priority to me. I’m not big on urban city scapes.
I prefer un-groomed fields, meadows, rivers, lakes and forests and will suggest a location. My favourite locations all revolve around where we can find the best light and open space to roam. I’m always on the hunt for new gems and it definitely changes with the seasons.
The next step is to click the book now button let me know a couple dates that work for you. I will set you up with a contract + Invoice to book your date.
Then after all the business is looked after. I will help and send out a Questionnaire + Planning Your Family Session Guide link to get you all ready to go!
Two people in love, no matter reason. Document that shit out of that because it's yours. Wedding anniversary or just because there aren't enough pictures that exist on the two of you. (I'm totally in the boat too!)