A little bit about me...

I'm a Leo, fan of woodland creatures, travel, and nice people. I believe in the power of a well crafted cocktail and the perfect song to change anyone's mood and there's rarely a day when I don't stop to smell the roses.  I've lived in the Midwest, Texas, Canada, and California but I've called the Pacific Northwest home for 12 years and I absolutely love it here.  I live with a rather clever house tiger and live each day creating photos & good vibes.


A little bit about what I do...

I have a background in film production & critical studies which led me to producing for a good part of my career.  During that time I fell in love with entertainment design, experiences, spaces, design, and storytelling.  Now that strategic brand nerd has combined forces with my passionate creative side and there's been no looking back.  I've fallen head over heels for lifestyle photography to channel my creative spirit.  In my grandfather's final years he taught me the importance of documenting our time here.  For me, it's the in between moments and the silly faces, it's the places we gather to eat, to laugh, and to dance.  It's the trips we take around the world and the staycations we have at home.  From coffee shop sketch sessions & dinner parties to weddings, I aim to always bring that candid and authentic approach to my photos while also having a blast styling and incorporating the environment.

That's me!  I'm happy you're here. Thanks for stopping by.


xo, Danielle


What's motif all about?

I'm glad you asked. No, it's not my last name (that's Elliott).  I gravitated towards using "motif" to describe my work largely in part because my creative interests through the years have spanned many disciplines and genres, and the one constant has been me. Since motifs are recurring themes, it seemed like the perfect way to describe the thread that runs through each project I work on.  Plus, it's a pretty word don't you think?