St. Louis MO Documentary Wedding Photographer
capturing your legacy in moments big & small
Hi, I'm Danielle! I'm a documentary-style wedding and family photographer based in St. Louis, MO. I'm so glad you either stumbled upon me or sought me out!
Photography has truly been a calling for me - I find it so fascinating. I love the stories photos tell, the moments they capture, and the things they remind us of. I love that I can rely on my photos to take me back to different times in my life - good, bad, ugly and otherwise (even including my high school emo days or my no-teeth-smile childhood). How incredible is it to be able to stop time with a camera and have a moment forever?
In this day and age of cell phones and social media, I think we all take photography for granted and we don't really stop and think about how valuable our photos are. But if you're here now, that means you are placing value on photography at a special time in your life, and I can't wait to hear more about it and hopefully be part of it. I am passionate about what I do - creating beautiful images that you love and cherish will make me as happy as it makes you.
by focusing on connection rather than posing, this approach to photography brings out your authentic emotions and reactions, which make your images more meaningful, memorable, and treasurable.
Simply put, my approach to photography is to capture you and your wedding day (or your session) exactly as it naturally unfolds. No stiff posing, no awkward interruptions or distractions to the flow of events, no pausing to recreate or fabricate a moment. Just witnessing all the genuine interactions and moments that occur on their own, and returning them to you as artwork.
This doesn't mean that we'll never pose any photos or try something more than once - there are essential times for this - but as a general rule, I want to focus on authenticity. I want you to look at these photos years and years from now and still be able to remember how you felt. To fall back into that moment and hear that laugh, or feel that touch. Moments that are so real you feel as if you're there again. Those images are going to mean so much more to you than a "smile and say cheese" ever will.
So happy I chose Fire in the Skies to capture the best day of my life! Danielle was so awesome to work with. She was so quick to respond answering all questions we had, she really knew how to make the whole day so natural and really knew how to get the best and most authentic expressions from everyone. Her work is amazing and will definitely be booking with again to document the rest of our future photography sessions.
- Kelsey, FITS Bride