Afeku Maternity | Washington, DC Maternity Photographer

Last, but certainly not least, for today is the Afeku family! Can I tell you how easy they were to photograph? Their love for one another was a true joy to document 💙

Bessie is a fellow photographer, and I have to be honest when I tell you there's always a bit more anxiety than normal when another photographer trusts you with taking their photos, let alone documenting something as important and exciting as a pregnancy! Once we met though, I knew the session was going to be a great, and it was!

It is one of my favorite things to photograph families with a more natural style and truly just capture them in a warm and loving manner. I was able to do just that with the Afeku family :)

Check out some of my favorites from their session:

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If you’re interested in a maternity session, I would love to document this exciting time in your life! Email me to schedule yours today! Currently booking: June, July, and August dates.

Vaughn Maternity | Washington, DC Maternity Photographer

Next up for today? Ron & Imani!

Adrian and I shot Ron and Imani's wedding back in 2012 (post originally formatted for my old blog), so I was very happy when Imani reached out to schedule a maternity session!

As the day for their session neared, the forecast called for it be a rainy and stormy day :/ So we planned to shoot at the National Portrait Gallery. The portrait gallery ended up being THE perfect location for them, so I am actually thankful to the rain for moving me in that direction lol.

Just as I remember from their wedding day, Ron and Imani are such a warm and loving couple and it was an honor to document this new chapter of their journey 💛

Here are some of my faves from their session!

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If you’re interested in a maternity session, I would love to document this exciting time in your life! Email me to schedule yours today! Currently booking: June, July, and August dates.

Watson Maternity | Washington, DC Maternity Photographer

Happy (Maternity) Monday to you! 

I've been meaning to blog these sessions for weeks now and today I finally sat down and got it done! 2017 so far, has been the year of bellies :) I have had more maternity sessions since the start of 2017 than I have in all of my years taking photos! So today I want to share some of these gorgeous photos with you!

First up? Sharon & Clarence! We got together on what ended up being a very mild February day and had a sweet mini maternity session. It was an absolute joy capturing their love for one another 💕

Here are some of my faves from their session!

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If you’re interested in a maternity session, I would love to document this exciting time in your life! Email me to schedule yours today! Currently booking: June, July, and August dates.

#talkaboutuncomfortablethings | Gallery Opening

Happy Monday to you!

Unlike this past week has been for me, today actually IS happy lol. I made it out of bed before noon, and even if I don't get as much accomplished as I would like to, I'm already happy that this week is shaping up to be better than the last :)

Today I am SUPER happy to share with you something that I can't even believe is happening... I'm having my first gallery exhibit next week!!

You guys. 

You guys.  I canNOT even begin to explain to you the levels of nervousness and excitement that are present.

It has been a desire of mine to have a gallery exhibit for yearsss. But I'd honestly given up on seeing it happen because I didn't think my work was "cool" enough to be in an art gallery, nor did I really see myself as an artist. I have a complicated relationship with that term. I always thought of artist and made the mental connection to fine art- those who can paint, draw, sculpt, etc and I could do none of those things. It wasn't until a few years ago that I expanded my view and begin to see myself in that light as well. I knew I was a creative, I just had trouble with calling myself an artist.

The more I began to take on creative and personal projects, the more I was able to see myself in that light because i wasn't just bringing to life a client's vision, I was bringing life to my own ideas- and one of those just happened to make this whole thing possible!

My beautiful friend and fellow sistog, Takiyah (an amazingly talented serial entrepreneur!) is opening her own gallery space, The PASS THRŪ Gallery and I am honored to be the first exhibit! 

My exhibit #talkaboutuncomfortablethings will run from May 3 through June 3. This project means a lot to me. After my diagnosis last year, I began talking more openly about mental illness and how it looks for me using the hashtag #talkaboutuncomfortablethings. I was also doing small photo projects here and there inspired by this as well... So, to now have my personal project in an art gallery? I can't even explain how that feels. It's still so very surreal and (currently) I am probably more nervous than I am excited about it. This feels like a new level of vulnerability and I need to pull it together before May 3 lol.

What makes this even more exciting to me is that this exhibit will be during Mental Health Awareness Month! I started talking about my struggle a little over a year ago in hopes of (in some small way) challenging the stigma surrounding mental health, and I hope to continue to talk about this for as long as I can.

So, if you are in or near Dallas (or want to take a trip :), we will be having an opening reception and artist talk on May 3 from 7-9p and I would love to see you there!

-Danni

Henderson Family | Washington, DC Family Photographer

*peeks in*

Happy Friday all! 

It seems that I'm averaging about a month in between posts, so I'm not even going to pretend that you guys can expect more regular blogging from me at the moment lol. My days and weeks have been running together, but I do have tons of photos I'd like to TRY to share with you over the next few months :)

Today I'm excited to share a super sweet anniversary/family session that I photographed in February! We had a random semi-warm winter day and it worked out perfectly for us! This was a 10 year anniversary session and I seriously love how these photos turned out!

Nikki did such an awesome job coordinating her family's outfits and I took it from to there to make sure the locations were a perfect fit! I love when it all comes together :)

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They have the sweetest daughters! Baby girl is FULL of personality and I loved capturing every bit of it! 💕

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Happy (Belated) Anniversary to you two!! Wishing you both many more years of happiness to come! 💙💙💙


If you’re interested in a session for your family or to commemorate your upcoming anniversary, and would like to have the DFinney Experience yourself, email me and schedule yours today! Currently booking: June and July dates.

2017 SPRING MINIS! | SPECIALS

UPDATE: 3/23: All 10 of the spots have been booked! Thank you for selling out the minis in 4 days!

Happy Wednesday!

TODAY is the day you get in on the action- Spring Mini Sessions are here!

Those who signed up for our mailing list got exclusive access to book beginning Monday- a full 2 days before anyone else- and as a result, just 2 spots remain!

Please please don’t wait because if Monday was any indication, these will go fast as well! So grab one while you still can!

Mini Sessions are $295 and include the following:

• Professional makeup application for 1
• 30 min photo session for up to 4 people
• 1 outfit
• Custom editing of the best 15 images selected by the photographer
• 1 mounted 5x7 print
• Private digital proof gallery for ordering

Additional prints and digital files are sold a la carte.

To make sure everyone looks as fabulous as can be- makeup is included in the session fee! That way you save a bit because it would be an additional $40 if you paid for makeup separately. You can expect the same flawless look for your photos that you see on my site because you’ll be working with my favorite makeup artist- Denyelle D. Beauty :) 

To take advantage of this special mini session offer, you must be located in (or willing to travel to) Washington, DC. Your session must be booked no later than April 10, 2017 for a session to be photographed on May 6 or 7, 2017. All mini sessions will be photographed at an awesome location in the city!


All set and ready to book your session? 
EMAIL ME to snag your spot!!


DON’T DELAY! These spots will go quickly and once they’re gone, they’re gone!

Lots of people have been asking about them, so I know the remaining spots are going to go quick!

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Have additional questions?

Please view the FAQ section and if you have a question that is not answered there, please feel free to email me: danielle@dfinneyphoto.com.   

I look forward to working with you, and creating beautiful things with you :)

-Danni