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You made the badass decision to throw tradition to the wind and dream up a wedding day that's completely YOURS. 


I love working with couples just like you...
who love adventure, authenticity and breaking the 'rules'. 

You decided that the 'traditional' wasn't for you

because when you sat down and really envisioned your day, you saw...

Waking up slow. Exploring. Maybe even getting ready together or a unity joint?

Intentional vows that aren't cut short by needing to keep your ceremony short for guests. 

Maybe you saw yourselves getting married in your favorite city hitting those classic spots

but not in a cheesy way. More like timeless and authentic.

Late night pizza in NYC after your elopement. Getting tattoos together after you say ' I do'. 

The ''That's so us" energy. 

Whether your dream elopement involves hiking up your favorite mountain

or exploring your favorite city, having a backyard elopement with just a few of your favorite people

or traveling across the world, you deserve to have a day that is meaningful, heartfelt, and just flat out fun.

You're feeling excited &  over the moon...

it's completely liberating when there are no rules! 

At the same time, you could feel like there are way too many options and you may be feeling overwhelmed and not quite sure where to start.

This is where I come in!

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Hey, I'm Daniela!

but you can call me Dani

I'm a New York and San Francisco elopement photographer,
your memory preserver & new bestie 

who is all about authenticity and adventure.

I am so glad you are here!

I have been photographing couples since 2012 and let me tell two couples are the same! I take that with a lot of heart.


As an enneagram 4, I thrive off of being different from others. I love individuality and authenticity. There's really nothing I love more than when someone sees me for who I really am, and that is what I strive for when I photograph YOU. I want to really see you. I want you to look back at your photos and really SEE yourselves and how you felt that day.


I hate surface level, small talk. I love sharing stories and making a genuine connection. I want to know you both deeply and tell your story in the richest way I can.

I'm also incredibly passionate about high quality experiences and adventure 


(my favorite adventure was doing a polar plunge in Antarctica)! 


I want to help you not only bring who you are into your day but make it fun too!


I am super passionate about elopements because my husband and I eloped when we got married and it was the best decision we ever made!


If you're reading this, I want you to know that you CAN have your dream elopement or wedding, and I would love to help you on the journey of creating it!

photo courtesy of Mallory Munson



That's me on my elopement day! 

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photo courtesy of Mallory Munson

I am so passionate about couples having support when they elope because when my partner and I made the decision to elope, we felt alone, scattered and overwhelmed. What was meant to be the 'stress-free' option, quickly turned into a massively overwhelming experience. I cried many nights in the beginning because I didn't have my family's support. 

I never want my couples to feel the pain and stress I felt. Though I can't take away all of your problems, I want to be there for you in any way I can. I want you to know that your choice to elope is VALID and you can have the best day ever, even if the people you thought would support you aren't.

In case you couldn't tell- I'm an empath and  it's kind of my superpower :) 

This day is about YOU TWO and I want to help you bring your personalities, quirks, hobbies, passions, favorite foods, your doggo...whatever floats your boat... 

into your elopement day.

You don’t have to hike 10 miles for your elopement to be deemed as 'adventurous'.


Truly though. I believe that the people who hike endless miles on their wedding day are totally badass, no question about that. I do however, feel that the word adventurous, is not always inclusive. 


I believe that traveling, and putting yourself out there and

expanding your comfort zone regularly  are what deems a person as adventurous. 

What I love about traveling is the willingness one must have to jump into the unknown, and I think that a marriage is very similar in that way: 
always an adventure.

Whether you want to get married with mountain views or with twinkling city lights behind you,
I've got you. 


What's it like to work with me?
Here's what some of my incredible
clients had to say...


Heather & Laura

I’m SO glad that we had a photographer, and that it was Dani!

Dani photographed my tiny, 3 guest, backyard, pandemic wedding in August 2021. 


Taking photos allowed for us to have time together to let the love sink in. Dani was easy and fun to be around, and joined our gathering seamlessly.


She provided gentle guidance and prompting without insisting on stiff poses, but still suggested slight adjustments and kept an eye out for uneven clothing and hair in your face.


The photos are absolutely stunning, and she sent us an unexpected sneak peek of photos (87!) the day after our wedding. Those sneak peak photos alone were more than worth it!!!


She was also affirming & supportive of our LGBTQ+ wedding & family, and thoughtful and skilled in photographing bodies of varying shapes & sizes.


Alyssa & Elliott

We absolutely hit the jackpot when we found Dani and it’s hard to imagine that we could have found a better person for us and our wedding.

Finding a photographer was the part of wedding planning that we dreaded the most.


Working with Dani was seamless from the first virtual meeting to getting our edited gallery. We had a non-traditional, courthouse wedding where Dani acted as our photographer and witness.


She totally got the aesthetic and vibe we were aiming for and our photos reflect that and us as a couple.


Michaela & Alex

Documenting our day authentically was the most important thing to us and Dani delivered beyond expectations.

Dani shot our elopement this August 2022 in NYC at a few locations and we are so happy to have had her on our special day!


From start to finish Dani curates each experience to be truly amazing.

From the questionnaires to get to know us, to the actual elopement day, we felt completely seen, understood, and cared for.

Eloping was the best choice we made and the memories Dani captured are irreplaceable. Our day felt intimate, exciting, adventurous, and free of stress.

We felt guided to look our best throughout the shoot and comfortable being ourselves, which you can see in every picture.

Her experience and knowledge of elopements really shine through her work and we recommend her to everyone for the best day!


you're not just getting pretty's what else you get:

I am so stinkin' invested in your day and would love to help you with:


  • finding the perfect location for your elopement including personalized location scouting & backup plans in case mother nature isn't having it 

  • making suggestions for activities you can do on your elopement day so your day is fun, relaxing and memorable in your own way

  • curate and execute a timeline that gets you the dreamiest photos and plenty of time to soak up those just married feels!

  • figuring out what permits we need so we can respect the land we're on (and not get our asses fined)

  • vendor recommendations like florist, hair and makeup, styling, etc to create your dream team and take as much off your plate as possible! 

  • being a safe and encouraging space if your family isn't supportive. you've got a friend in me! 

  • being your witness (can we take a photo together after!?) 

  • sending you my 95-page elopement planning guide so you have an idea of  things you might not have thought about! Things like how to hike in your wedding dress, or what kind of things should we pack, and how the heck do we plan an elopement?! 

and of course take breathtaking photos of you

The icing on the cake though...

Something really rad about working with me is that I deliver 10-15 previews of your elopement within 48 hours of your elopement!


This is really important to me because I know what it feels like to have to wait to see what your day looked like when it's just you and your partner, your dog and your officiant. You have all of those giddy butterflies in your stomach and want to share them with you closest family and friends. You just did the thing and your bragging rights need visual proof.  

I've got you!  

There's nothing like those 'omg we're married' feels, especially  after doing it YOUR WAY. It's intoxicating, so I deliver previews lightning fast to keep those good vibes going

You can also add polaroids to your package so you can take home some memories with you the day of. 

Something new and exciting for 2023 is faster gallery delivery times, thanks to my new editor, Jess! You'll receive your full gallery in 6-8 weeks now, instead of 8-12 weeks when I was a one woman show. Yeehaw!

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Photography Packages

My elopement & intimate wedding collections range from $4,800-$14,000.


The average my couples spend is $8,000.

I offer different base packages and then customize for every single couple

so you're getting everything you want, and nothing you don't.


I also offer custom payment plans for all couples,

with the majority of my clients choosing to do 2-6 payments.

Please inquire for a full pricing guide.

Full Day

12 hours of coverage

  • option to split between 2 days

  • choice of engagement session or second photographer

  • travel costs included 

  • access to my elopement guide

  • this collection is best for couples who want their whole day documented or are having activities on multiple days (rehearsal dinners, morning after activities/ adventures, etc)

Inquire for pricing


8 hours of coverage

  • travel costs included 

  • access to my elopement guide

  • This is for couples who want their whole day documented! We will be able to get getting ready, first look, ceremony, have time to adventure for some portraits and document the start of your dinner or evening activity.

Most Popular

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4 hours of coverage

  • travel costs included 

  • access to my elopement guide

  • limited availability

  • This is great for couples looking for something short and sweet.

Limited Availability

Inquire for pricing

All Packages include: 


Sneak peek photos delivered within 48-72 hours after your wedding day so you can share with your loved ones your most favorite adventure yet. 

Unlimited guidance and assistance with planning (locations, permits, vendors, timelines and more!) to take hours of planning googling off your plate so you spend more time on your weekends exploring! 


 Friendship! (Did we just become best friends!?) 

A safe space for you to be yourselves (I want to see your weird side!) 

Posing guidance so you never have to ask what to do with your hands and

can focus your attention on each other 

My travel costs so you don't have to worry about extra hidden fees.

50-100 hand edited, high quality images per hour of coverage

for you to pass down for generations to come

Your own personal online gallery that you can share with family and friends

and order prints and albums from


Timeline examples

12 hours

This is the actual timeline from one of my couple's intimate wedding day! 

09:00 AM: Photographer Arrival Time

09:00 AM - 09:30 AM: Details @ Kat's Airbnb

09:30 AM - 10:30 AM: Kat & her gals Getting Ready Photos 

10:30 AM - 10:45 AM: travel to Alex's Airbnb

10:45 AM - 11:00 AM: Alex Gets dressed 

11:00 AM - 11:15 AM: Getting Ready photos of Alex, his dad, brother & Kat's brother

11:15 AM: Kat’s HMU complete

11:15 AM - 11:30 AM: travel back to Kat {Airbnb}

11:30 AM -12:00 PM: Kat gets dressed 

12:00 PM Depart airbnb for First Look location

12:30 PM -1:30 PM: First Look & Portraits 

1:30 PM - 1:50 PM: Travel to Fable Farm

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM: Family photos at the farm 

3:15 PM - 3:30 PM Ceremony 

3:30 PM - 5:30 PM: Cocktail hour 


5:50 PM: Entrances, first dances, toasts

6:30 PM - 6:45 PM:  Sunset photos

6:45 PM - 7:20 PM: EAT!  

7:20 PM - 8:00 PM Dancing and hanging out/ candids 


8:00 PM - 8:20 PM: Bonfire with s’mores & desserts 

8:20 PM - 8:45 PM: Star photos 

9:00 PM: Photographer Departure Time

8 hours

This is the actual timeline from one of my couple's elopement day! 

12:30 PM: Photographer Arrival Time / Get Set Up / Scout Property


12:45 PM - 2:45 PM Getting Ready & Details 


12:45 PM - 1:00 PM: Photograph Melanie finishing makeup & details 

01:00 PM - 01:15 PM Walk over to Pat’s getting ready location

01:15 PM - 01:20 PM Pat’s Details 

01:20 PM - 01:35 PM Pat Puts On Attire

01:35 PM - 01:45 PM Candids of Pat & his getting ready crew

01:45 PM - 02:00 PM Walk back to Melanie’s getting ready location

02:00 PM - 02:15 PM Candids of Melanie & her getting ready crew

02:15 PM - 02:45 PM Melanie Puts On Attire 

03:00 PM - 03:15 PM: Ceremony 

03:15 PM - 03:30 PM First dance & parent dances in the backyard  


03:30 PM - 03:45 PM: Family Portraits


03:45 PM -07:00 PM Couple Portraits 

03:45 PM -04:00 Portraits at Airbnb

04:00-04:35 PM Drive to portrait/adventure location

04:35- 05:45 PM explore the area, take portraits

05:45-06:00 PM set up picnic 

06:00 PM -06:30 PM enjoy picnic

06:30 PM - 06:45 PM pack up and get back to car 

06:45 PM -07:15 PM drive to dinner location

07:15 PM -08:30 PM toasts, private cake cutting, candids

08:30 PM - 08:45 PM night photos 

08:45 PM - Photography  coverage ends 


Does all of this sound perfect to you?

First things first, you'll fill out my contact form and tell me some things about you two, your love story, and the day you're dreaming up. 

After I receive your inquiry, I do a happy dance and send you a pricing guide that's customized for your specific location, as well as a link to schedule your initial consultation call with me! 

We hop on zoom, my Golden Retriever makes a cameo, we become best friends and we dream up your big day together. It's starting to feel real now! 

After our zoom, I will send your contract and invoice. It's all done online and is super quick and easy, so we can focus more on the adventure we're planning than paperwork! 

And then, the fun part begins, we start making your dreams a reality! 

I will send you a handful of questionnaires throughout our planning process, as well as my 95-page 'How to Elope' guide, exclusive to GSC couples. 

We meet up for your engagement session have the best time. Think of this like me third wheeling you on your ideal date! 

Then your best day ever arrives and it's better than you could have ever dreamed! 

You'll finish this experience with photos to pass down for generations to come (NBD)

and a boatload of memories to go with them.

How does that sound?

Same! I can't wait to get to know you two and document your most special day! 


When will I receive my photos?

You'll receive a sneak peek of a few photos within 48 hours of your day (I know you're anxious to 'gram!). Engagement session photos are delivered within 4-6 weeks. Weddings & Elopements are delivered within 6-8 weeks.

How many photos will we receive?

You can expect to receive 50-75 final hand-edited images per hour of coverage! after your wedding day, I'll remove any photos you wouldn't want or need (blinking, blurry, etc) and that don't meet my minimum standards and edit & deliver the rest! Don't worry, I won't withhold any images I think you'll want.

Do you travel?

Heck yes I do! I am down to travel literally anywhere, and offer other pricing guides for different parts of the world so my travel is included in your package fee. If you're curious about a certain place, let me know and I'll send the pricing over. 

Do you give us the raw files?

Nope! I don't send any un-edited/raw files! Most of the magic happens during the editing process, so without that step your photos are only halfway done! This is why I only deliver the final product, which are hand edited, high quality, print-ready, jpegs. 

Do you photoshop your images?

I am a firm believer that everyone is beautiful how they are. I do not edit or alter your images to drastically change your appearance. However, I do use some skin smoothing and blemish removing techniques and will also remove any major distractions from the background. As far as photoshopping tummies, chins, arms, etc, I don't do that. Instead, I work to pose you in ways that are natural, relaxed and flattering. 

What is an adventure session?

It's essentially an engagement session but they can also be used for anniversaries, day after sessions, or just because! What makes them adventurous is the location we choose and the activities we plan! I always tell couples to make their engagement photos like a date that I'll be 3rd wheeling on. Maybe we go for a short hike to an epic view and then head to your favorite brewery. 

Where are you actually based? NY, Philly or CA?
Are there travel fees to either of these places?

I know it can be confusing when a photographer is based in more than one location! You want that local pricing! I totally get that. Full transparency: I am currently living on the east coast and my husband and I are planning to get an additional apartment in NorCal this year! So, I will truly be able to serve both places with ease. I am SO flipping excited to be serving my two favorite places that I know like the back of my hand.

There are NO travel fees for
eastern NY, eastern PA or the Northern CA *happy dance*

What if we don't know where we want to elope yet? 

This is one of my favorite questions!The only solidified information I need in order to get booked is a date and a general region of the world. For example, "we want to get married somewhere in the PNW in July, but we're not sure where to start". I send you my availability for July, we get you booked! A major part of my process is guiding you through finding the perfect place for your elopement and curating a timeline that gives you ample time to do the things you care about while also getting the best light for portraits. I have a super in-depth elopement guide I send to my clients after booking to help with the planning process. I am here for you!

My location is not on your travel schedule, can we still book you?

Yes! My travel schedule is not always firmly set and I am almost always more than happy to add in a new location! Please don't hesitate to reach out so we can see if it can work!

We are having more than 50 guests, can we still book you?

I have found that the environment my work and I thrive best in is elopements and intimate weddings. Keep in mind that a traditional wedding timeline may not afford us the time, flexibility or locations that an elopement or intimate wedding can. It's honestly a totally different experience. I will however, take on a maximum of 5 larger weddings per year. If you feel we would be a good fit, please reach out so we can schedule a consultation!

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