TESTIMONIALS

 

WHAT PARENTS ARE SAYING

THOUGHTS FROM COUPLES

THOUGHTS FROM ROCKSTARS

Seattle Family Photography Golden Gardens Park Danielle Motif

WINDEMUTH FAMILY

"I have used Danielle for 3 different shoots now. She is the only photographer I see myself going to. She is easy going, sweet, professional, detail oriented, has an impeccable creative eye and works tirelessly on finding the right moments that bring out the best in her subjects. She starts with planning what type of day would be best, what the weather will be like, location choices, mood of the shoots, advice on clothing... all that good stuff. She leaves no stone un-turned. On the shoot day, she is a breeze to be around and has a way of helping all types feel comfortable in front of the lens. And I normally don't like having my picture taken. Like, ever. The photo session feels like we are all just hanging out so she seems to capture the best of us. The post-session is easy to use, easy to purchase prints and you get all these great moments captured. I should also mention I have two wild boys (ages 5 & 2) and she is not intimidated at all at the idea of wrangling them. She has made herding cats some sort of art. I'm confident that once you book Danielle, you will be a repeat customer just as I am." - Gina Windemuth

Family Photography Seattle Gasworks

RICHARDSON FAMILY

"Danielle was a delight to work with. She was familiar yet professional, able to set our nerves at ease and capture some great family shots. She was easy going and allowing our family, especially our two year old, the natural experience and fun time he needs in order to be captured organically. The entire experience was so enjoyable and oh so worth it! We had such a fun time as a family and with Danielle throughout this process. From the email exchanges, to the shoot and the final product- all were perfect. I was worried that my two year old wouldn’t feel comfortable and therefore we wouldn’t get the family shots we were hoping for- but everything went really well, Danielle was patient and able to coax him into having fun and getting some real and sweet shots. This was our first time spending money on family photos and they were SO worth it! The amount of pics we got is fantastic and their quality is superb. My only “problem” now is figuring out which ones to order and display, since my gut says not to wall paper our home with family photos... but I just might!" - Ashley Richardson

Family Photography Seattle Bailey Farm

ROSSILLI FAMILY

"Honestly I love our photos from this shoot! I would do it again in a heartbeat! And plan to. Danielle was great with the kids, the photos turned out beautiful and I hope we can do it again every year! My only fear was how my kids would behave. But Danielle was wonderful and the kids did really good!  When I saw my images in our gallery I couldn’t stop looking through them. It was like Christmas morning! So much fun to see what was captured. " - Katie Rossilli

Maternity Photography San Francisco

PETERSON FAMILY

"Hire Danielle! She's a gem! Her infectious enthusiasm and spirit made our experience, and you'll love the beautiful results. We wanted a maternity session that felt candid and authentic to us and she delivered what we hoped for and more. We don't often spend much on photography, but for special occasions, we feel good about making the investment. From the get-go, Danielle's eye for detail and professionalism made the day a breeze. She listened to all our preferences and concerns, and at our shoot it felt like we were just hanging out with a good friend who happened to be taking our pictures. She captured our feelings of joy, excitement, and love as we prepare for our baby's arrival. We will treasure our photos for years to come and we hope to work with Danielle again for future family photos!" - Sarah Peterson

Seattle Family Photos Tree Farm

BURNS FAMILY

"Danielle and I were former co-workers when I reached out about a family shoot last Fall. Wanted something outdoors, as "natural" as a toddler and two sometimes frantic parents can be. Danielle is amazing. I knew her dedication and attention to perfection from our days working together but I had no idea there was so much talent and creativity pouring out of her. Her pictures are gorgeous. Her Instagram is insane. We'll be using her again." - Beth Burns

Newborn Photography San Francisco Danielle Motif

BADEN-FOX FAMILY

"Danielle is an absolute TREASURE! She's delightful to work with- from the planning stages to the actual photo shoot, Danielle was nothing but a total pro. She's got a wonderful demeanor that immediately puts you at ease while in front of the camera, something truly essential to the success of the finished product. And the photos are to die for! Danielle did both our maternity shoot + our son's newborn photos and we just couldn't be happier with how they turned out. Stop your search now and BOOK HER. You won't be disappointed!" - Alli Baden-Fox


San Francisco Wedding Photography Ralston White Retreat

BIZZY & NIKHIL

"We knew we wanted Danielle as our wedding photographer from the minute we got engaged. My wife has known Danielle nearly her entire life, and having her with us at our wedding was like having a family member document the best day of our lives. Danielle was present throughout the entire rehearsal dinner and wedding night, capturing all of the moments we never would have been able to see ourselves or even remembered. It was amazing to have a photographic record of everything else that occurred at our wedding since we spent pretty much the whole day in a blur. We are so thankful to have had someone like Danielle document these moments for us to have for the rest of our lives!" - Nikhil Balaraman

"Danielle was so easy to work with. She made us feel so comfortable, and was SO good at directing our family and making sure everyone was engaged. I am generally kind of camera shy so I was worried that would come across in photos and it didn't at all! I felt so comfortable. It was such a fun experience going through the photos. Our jaws dropped and eyes filled with tears when we first saw the preview and then we spent hours flipping through the gallery just stunned at how beautiful everything turned out. Everything was worth it - if anything I wish we had booked more hours for the surrounding events." - Bizzy Balaraman

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ASHTON & JEREMY

"My wife and I were traveling from across the country to elope in Seattle, and were lucky enough to find Danielle through a mutual friend, and we could not be happier with our photos. Not only was Danielle kind enough to help us find a great location for our ceremony, but her personality and photo ideas on the day itself were just what we needed. So happy to have her as part of our wedding, and she is highly recommended!" - Jeremy Schaffer

Danielle Motif Wedding Photography Seattle Volunteer Park

KELLY & NATE

"I know it seems ridiculous to give all 5 stars, but Danielle truly earned every one of them. She was able to take the most important day of our lives and make it even more special. She has an air of calm that put us at ease, laughing, and allowing complete trust of her creative process. I mean, we were slow dancing in a public park without a clue anyone else was around. At the reception she was able to capture so many special, candid moments of our friends and family that we are taken back to that day every time we look at her photographs. Danielle was a joy to share such an important day with, and expertly captured the memories." - Kelly Guiney

San Francisco Wedding Ralston White Retreat Danielle Motif Photography

KIANA & SEAN

"Besides taking vivid and emotion filled photos, Danielle makes you feel like a star as she gushes and marvels at the wedding couple on their special day. You don't even notice Danielle capturing every angle throughout the day, (except for the couple shots after the ceremony), and then a month later you get the collection of photos and experience a rush of euphoria at the beauty of your wedding day. I give her my highest recommendation!" - Sean McCormick

Seattle Wedding Snohomish Craven Farms Danielle Motif Photography

CHELSEA & DARREN

"I felt so lucky to have Danielle as my photographer for my wedding. Not only is she incredibly nice but she is so down to earth and genuine. She made my planning up to my wedding and especially the day of as stress-free as it could have been. I felt completely taken care of the whole time and knew that she would get the shots that I wanted. She asked me ahead of time for a list of pictures I for sure wanted that way they would get done since sometimes the day of can get a little crazy. She not only captures beautiful pictures of the bride and groom but she was able to get pictures of the whole day and encompass the joy that everyone was having. The day goes by so fast that having pictures of everyone that attended was so nice to have. Both my husband and myself were incredibly happy with our choice to go with Danielle and I would highly recommend her to anyone who was getting married." - Chelsea Keblish


Seattle Portraits

LELIA

"If you're looking for a photographer who can capture your spirit in the most beautiful candid way, Danielle is your girl! She has a unique eye in the way she photographs, people, spaces, landscapes, objects, everyday moments, special occasions... really anything. Aside from the authentically gorgeous images she produces, her positive, vibrant energy puts you at ease. She has a way with connecting with her clients on photo shoots and making them feel comfortable and special even those like me who don't feel so photogenic. As a result, she's able to capture the most special candid moments. Danielle's images have helped build my new home interior decorating business and visually tell my brand's story. She's a great collaborator... she listened to my needs and vision and executed beyond my expectations. I'd be happy to hire her again. The only concern I have with spending money on photography is can I afford it because with being a new business creative, my budget is very tight. But I knew that photography was a good investment in building + marketing my business." - Lelia Tran

Seattle Creative Portrait Designer

ALEXANDRA

"I met Danielle through local Seattle creative group and had her shoot my home office (and some portraits), for my budding new business and am so thrilled with how they turned out! She was incredibly professional, thoughtful, thorough, and made me feel like I had a new BFF right from the start. I really value and appreciate working with creative's (and anyone, really), that are personable and *fun.* She even asked me to play my favorite playlist while she went to work ... How cool is that? Loved the morning — loved her. Since I'm a designer, I have a specific vision for projects. I was slightly fearful that what I hoping for wouldn't come to life, but I'm happy to say that Danielle achieved my vision and more." - Alexandra Collins

Seattle Lifestyle Portrait Photography Danielle Motif South Lake Union

ALEXA

"This woman is sunshine. I hired Danielle to shoot some professional photos for me -- ones I could use for my website, LinkedIn, short bios, you name it. The shoot was super fun and Danielle has that marvelous ability to put you at ease almost instantly. She believes in letting your natural personality shine. In short: she makes you look like the best version of yourself." - Alexa Shoen

Seattle Lifestyle Portrait Photography Danielle Motif Capitol Hill

CATHERINE

"From the moment I met Danielle she greeted me with a big hug! She really took the time to get my vision by creating mood board and then researching some great spots to take my head shots at. We joked and laughed the whole time. Danielle made me feel comfortable and made me look more glamorous than I feel on the inside. She was such a sweet spirit. She's the kinda person I'd love to hang out with every day! Personality aside, she takes great pics, which duh...is obviously what we're here for!" - Catherine Hildner