Baby M - Newborn Baby Pictures in Redding CA

This was an extra special session for me, as Baby M is the son of my cousins. We were all so excited to meet him!! 

Admittedly his Mom was a little nervous because big brother Max didn't want to sleep for his newborn photo session. But Baby M was a total dream! He didn't so much as make a squeak the entire time I was with him. Since he was totally zonked out (seriously, the kid was a total limp noodle) I was able to do a lot of poses that I don't get to do very often. Heck, we did every single pose I could think of! 

Check out his adorable super squishy cheeks and baby rolls. Could he BE any cuter?


Dani D specializes in fine art style portraits of seniors, expectant mothers, newborn babies and children. Based in Redding, CA she also serves the greater north state area of California including Chico, Red Bluff, Anderson, Mount Shasta and Cottonwood. If you would like to schedule a session for your growing family please click here.

Magic - Maternity Photos in Red Bluff, CA

Sometimes during a session it's like the stars align and pure magic happens.

Several months ago I happened upon a really unique location near Red Bluff. Featuring a beautiful plateau view and a really dramatic old oak tree it has quickly become one of my favorites. Since the day I discovered it I've wanted to go back on a day where there were big pillowy clouds in the sky.

On a cool January evening when the weather man called for passing thunder storms I took a beautiful expecting mother with me to model at this magical location. Let me tell you those clouds did not disappoint and the light was FANTASTIC! The warm glow of the last sunlight as it slipped behind the mountain tops was everything I could have hoped for and more.


Dani D specializes in fine art style portraits of seniors, expectant mothers, newborn babies and children. Based in Redding, CA she also serves the greater north state area of California including Chico, Red Bluff, Anderson, Mount Shasta and Cottonwood. If you would like to schedule a session for your growing family please click here.


Meek Family - Family Portraits in Redding CA

I feel like I never really know what to write for these things. Obviously I'm a visual artist, writing is not exactly my strong suit...like at all. So here goes...

What do you think of when you imagine family photos? Probably everyone posed neatly together, facing the camera with big cheesy smiles. That's all fine and dandy I suppose. I have several images like that hanging on my own walls. But are they my favorites? No, not at all. 

The images that I love, that I look back on years later and smile, are REAL moments. Moments that capture pure emotion. Moments that make me feel something every time I look at those images. Joy, love, laughter, tenderness, excitement. I mean that's why we do photography anyhow, right? That's why we're taking pictures on our cell phones all the time. Because we want to capture memories, moments, how we really are.

That is what I want for my clients. Sure, I'm happy to send you home with a few of the traditional poses. After all, they do have their place on holiday cards and as gifts for Grandparents. But I want you to have MORE than just that. I want you to look back on these images and think about how much fun we had during the session, the joy you felt playing with your children, the gentle touch of their hands, and the love you feel for your partner.


Dani D specializes in fine art style portraits of seniors, expectant mothers, newborn babies and children. Based in Redding, CA she also serves the greater north state area of California including Chico, Red Bluff, Anderson, Mount Shasta and Cottonwood. If you would like to schedule a session for your growing family please click here.