#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 THRΕͺ 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!


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 :)


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


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

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.


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:

β€’ Professional makeup application for 1
β€’ 30 min photo session for up to 4 people
β€’ 1 outfit
β€’ Custom editing of the best 15 images selected by the photographer
β€’ 1 mounted 5x7 print
β€’ 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!


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 :)


Kimberly | Washington, DC Lifestyle Photographer

Last, but certainly not least, for today is Kimberly!

She wanted a fun, classic photo shoot that highlighted the celebration of her 30th, and I think we did just that :)

The day of her session, storms were threatening in the distance and it was crazy windy, but that didn't stop the show! I love that I was able to capture Kim's wonderfully bright personality (in all its many facets) in these photos β™₯  


How did she feel about her DFinney Photography experience?

"I am so happy with how these turned out! The picture of me dancing makes me crack up every time I look at it lol. Thank you again so much! You have no idea how much I enjoyed the process, and how much I appreciate the work you've put in."

If you’re interested in a just because photo session (or a session to commemorate an important time in your life), and would like to have the DFinney Experience yourself, email me and schedule yours today! Currently booking: May, June, and July dates.

Atkinson Boys | Washington, DC Child Photographer

Next up? A fun session with the Atkinson brothers :)

These two are the most gorgeous boys ever! And full of personality, so they totally made my job easy lol.

Check out my faves from their mini session!


How did mom feel about their DFinney Photography experience?

"Danielle! WE LOVE THEM ALL!!!!! You have an amazing eye. Thank you again for this entire experience. You are running a well oiled machine and should be very proud of what you have built. Best of luck with your business and we will definitely be in touch for additional photo shoots as the boys get older!"

If you’re interested in a session for your little one(s) and would like to have the DFinney Experience yourself, email me and schedule yours today! Currently booking: May, June, and July dates.

Mommy & Me: Mareba | Washington, DC Family Photographer

Happy Monday to you and welcome to Spring! ^_^

Today it's officially spring, and although that would seem exciting, this crazy weather has been on its own schedule, so I'll be happy when I see consistent spring temperatures in the forecast lol.

In the meantime though, I have some spring imagery coming your way :) In honor of the Spring Mini special (booking opens to the mailing list today, and everyone else on Wednesday), I'll be sharing lots of sessions with you this week!

First up: a sweet mommy & me mini session with Mareba and her daughter!

I cannot tell you how much I enjoyed working with these two! Such a beautiful and gracious pair they are; it was an absolute pleasure to document their love β™₯ 


How did mom & daughter feel about their DFinney Photography experience?

"I could not be more pleased! The photos are simply gorgeous and I can't thank you enough. My little one thinks we should take photos every weekend now...lol!”

If you’re interested in a mommy & me session with your little one and would like to have the DFinney Experience yourself, email me and schedule yours today! Currently booking: May, June, and July dates.

Spring Newness- Lots of it! | News & Updates

Good Monday afternoon to you β™₯

Just stopping in with a few updates to begin the month! This post is packed with info so here's the rundown:

β€’ Express Headshot Special on 4/8   β€’ Spring Minis: Booking begins 3/20
β€’ Limited Spring Availability  β€’ Upcoming Models Needed

Express Headshot Special on 4/8


DFinney Photography will be partnering with Angel of The Spice Suite (check out the post right below this one for more info on how amazing she is :) for a pop-up Photo Bar on April 8, 2017!

These express headshot sessions are perfect for creative professionals looking to update their online presence with dynamic photos that truly showcase their personality! I am a firm believer that you #donttakeboringbusinessphotos :) Angel partners with lots of local small businesses so I'm super happy to bring the DFinney Experience to The Spice Suite!

Interested? Check out full details and booking info HERE!

Spring Minis: Booking opens on 3/20


Spring is in the air and booking for Spring Minis begins in two weeks!

Spring Minis this year, will be held on May 6th and 7th. Booking is available to the mailing list first, and 2 days later, to the general public. So first, sign up for the mailing list if you haven't already, then mark your calendars, because on MONDAY, MARCH 20, you can book your Spring Mini session! Spring Minis are one of the most popular specials and tend to book very quickly (last year all of the spots were gone before booking opened for the general public) so be sure you're near your email Monday morning on 3/20  to snag a spot :)

You can view package and pricing info HERE. (scroll to the bottom) Details listed are for fall (until next week), but the package and pricing info is the same.

Availability Update: DC, Dallas, ATL...


First? A huge thank you to all who have secured their upcoming Spring sessions! I was a bit nervous about beginning travel after taking a break last year, but you guys have been so awesome and I am incredibly thankful for such wonderful clients β™₯

Now for the availability update:
Dallas + DC mentoring sessions are booked. There is one seat remaining for the ATL session (5/19), and two seats remaining for Charlotte (7/21).

There is very limited availability for travel mini sessions on the following dates:
Sunday, May 21: Atlanta
Saturday, June 3: Brooklyn
Sunday, July 23: Charlotte

As for DC, I have about 4 remaining dates for Spring... So if you are interested in scheduling a session, I do not recommend waiting until the last minute.

If you are interested in scheduling a session for DC, Atlanta, Brooklyn, or Charlotte, shoot me an email ASAP so we can get you on the calendar :)

Note: If you are in CHI or LA and interested in a mentoring or photo session, shoot me an email as well! Those are the only two remaining cities that I may be traveling to this year- in the fall- depending on interest.

Upcoming Models Needed

And last, but certainly not least, we need models for all of the upcoming mentor sessions!

Models are needed in:
Dallas, TX (4/14)
Washington, DC (4/29)
Atlanta, GA (5/19)

View the full details HERE and please feel free to share with any who may be interested!

Whew! That's a lot for today! I just want to make sure I keep you in the loop :) If you were on the mailing list, you would have the goods delivered directly to your inbox lol.

I hope you have a wonderful week and I look forward to hearing from you if you'd like to work together soon β™₯