Aimee & Brandon - Mountain Meadow Maternity Photos

When a gallery is THIS pretty how in the world is a photographer supposed to pick "just a few" favorites for a blog post? Yeah, not possible! Actually, I had the same "problem" (and I use that term loosely here) when I was editing the gallery. I'm known for turning out crazy large galleries because I love all the images so much. But this one was a record breaker. Far and away the largest portrait gallery I've turned out yet. Because I LOVE them all!

What's funny about that is that this is not at all where or how this session was planned. Since it has been so nasty and smoky around Redding we had planned to head North to one of my favorite hidden spots. But half way there a blanket of smoke thicker than the afternoon coastal fog rolled in and I just knew it wasn't going to work out. So I pulled off the interstate and called Aimee and Brandon. She was definitely disappointed we weren't going to be able to go there. But thankfully they trusted me when I suggested that we turn back and head East out of town towards Lassen. 

Until a couple of years ago I used to live up in that area and I'm very familiar with all the good spots to shoot. So I chose one of my favorite hidden locations and we spent about two hours exploring and having a good time.


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.

Danielle & Casey - Maternity Portraits in Redding, CA

It's funny how life happens - I was doing so well at keeping up on my blog until this Spring and now I've neglected it for many months. But all for good reason! I've been very busy shooting a bunch of sessions! Blogging certainly takes a backseat to taking care of my clients and getting work done. So I'm going to try to get a few blogs up, but no promises :)

I'd like to introduce you to quite honestly two of the kindest people I've ever met, Danielle and her husband Casey. These two just exude calm and happy energy and it was such a pleasure to be around them. Their session was very relaxed and we enjoyed playing around in the waters of Whiskeytown Lake on a hot Redding day.

Ladies, please take note of Casey's wardrobe here. If you all can get your guys to dress like this for every photo shoot that would be great! LOL Just teasing of course! 

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.