DC 101 Group Session [March 7] | Washington, DC Photography Mentor

Happy Monday loves! It’s time for another edition of Mentor Monday here on the blog :)

I hope you had a great weekend and are ready to tackle the week with enthusiasm- I am! Lol. I actually have an exciting week coming up as I’ll be heading to Chicago to teach a couple classes and shoot a beautiful wedding this weekend. It’ll definitely be a busy week, but I’m looking forward to it.

In the meantime between time, I have mentoring recaps to share! I’m finally (almost) caught up with editing so that means I’ll have to lots to share in the weeks to come :)

Today I’ll be recapping my DC 101 session from early March! I can’t tell you how much fun I had with these ladies- it was a freezing late winter day, but we kept cozy in this gorgeous space with AWESOME light!


Lotsa learnin’ :)


So much fun with our sweet model Virgie, who even brought homemade cookies for us!


When I saw what the weather was going to be like, I planned to do a nice cozy indoor session with her and things couldn’t have worked out more perfectly!


Thanks Valerie for these great behind the scenes shots! I’ve lost count of how many hair fixing behind the scenes shots that have been captured over the years lol.


Ahh! These shots are so cozy! Like they make ME want to curl up and write lol


Quick top change and we headed down to the awesome lobby for a few quick shots with a different look:


Love love loved this record wall!


All in all I’d say it was a pretty fun day :)


Hear directly from the attendees on their experience!

From model, Virgie:
“One of the things I loved most about the experience was seeing how excited the students were about Danielle’s lessons. They immediately saw improvement in their work, and kept oohing and aahing over the natural-light images. It was an honor (and fun!) to be a part of their learning process.

Danielle is so easy to work with, and has an innate sense of how to put together a look and shot. I’d recommend her to anyone.”

From mentee, Valerie:
“Simply put: Amazing and life-changing for me. From start to finish, Danielle was confident and professional. She challenged me, was well-prepared, and her teaching style was easy to follow. I learned so much and am so pleased with the results! I entered into the workshop a complete mess with no motivation and feeling like I needed so much work. But as I am learning, it is not how you start, but how you finish- I feel like a new photograpHER! I am confident. I am skilled. I understand natural light. Aaaaand my focus is on point :) 

Thank you soo much ladies! I really had a great time with you and cant wait to see the 

If you would like to have the DFinney Experience yourself and participate in the next group mentor session, check out full details here, including upcoming cities and dates, and email me today if you’re interested in attending!