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Melissa & Lee

It is an absolute honor and privilege to get an email after a meeting and see the words, we would love to book you. And that is really how you all put it. It’s not we want to use you, it’s not consider yourself booked, or I am sending you the contract, it is almost always something like we would love to book you, we can’t imagine our day without you. It’s truly the best email I get…aside from the last one, where you tell me how much you love your photos. Anyway, off topic. It’s already an honor and privilege to be booked, but when your own industry peer tells you that he and his wife are expecting and would like you to do their maternity photos, you get a way bigger warm and tingly feeling inside…while most of it is excitement, the other part is nervousness. No matter what, you own the fact that you were the one they picked so you must be doing something they love. So, we set up the session, and even though we were hoping for soft yellow glowy light and the day gave us clouds, we decided to make it work – because like Lee said it’s not always about that gorgeous magical light – sometimes it really is just about the moment and this stage in life. And I am pretty sure because he said that, the clouds parted to end the session and gave us some epic soft sun and beautiful skies to close out with. Melissa is absolutely stunning and glowing and I am so excited that these two are welcoming this little one and cannot wait to talk constantly with Lee at weddings about his little Elliana Grace.

Yeah…what’s the phrase? Rolling in the hay? Well, since that has already been done, Lee decided to play on it. I think he looks like Tony Hawk. Just needs a little skateboard.

  • September 10, 2014 - 7:26 am

    Steven Brown - Great, great pictures Dani.

  • September 10, 2014 - 8:19 am

    Brea - Dani!!! These are downright magical. You did an amazing job for them, capturing their love and excitement perfectly. This is easily my favorite session of yours and not just because I know them! Beautiful!

  • September 10, 2014 - 8:20 am

    Elle Ellinghaus - Awwww Lee & Melissa!!!! Awesome photos, Dani! Melissa you look so beautiful!

  • September 10, 2014 - 8:25 am

    kathy - Really beautiful session!! I’m loving all the ones in the stream and the ones in the field with the hay are just lovely!

  • September 10, 2014 - 8:49 am

    Amy Dunkel - Beautifulness!!!

  • September 10, 2014 - 8:49 am

    Emily - So many favorites from this session! I love how you captured not only just beautiful moments, but also their personalities!

  • September 10, 2014 - 10:17 am

    Jaime - Epic! You always make big open fields look as gorgeous as the couple! And I love how you make the best out of the surrounding scenary!

  • September 10, 2014 - 12:12 pm

    Anna - i love them all. i love what you wrote at the beginning. i love the way melissa looks into your camera. i love them in the water. i love your creeper-through-the-weeds shots. i love lee’s jumping shots (okay, really, he’s going to be one amazing dad – those photos prove it). and i really really love the two photos at the very end of the post…they look so in love and that baby is going to be so loved. it’s perfect.

  • September 10, 2014 - 12:57 pm

    Tara - Beautiful session Dani!! Such a gorgeous and awesome couple 🙂

  • September 10, 2014 - 1:32 pm

    Caitlin - first- they are the cutest couple to ever exist. second- she is so insanely pretty. that is going to be one beautiful baby!! amazing photos!!

  • September 10, 2014 - 2:32 pm

    kathy - Love Lee jumping ….you brought out Melissa’s best smile ….This is one lucky baby!
    Great work Dani!

  • September 20, 2014 - 7:52 am

    Claire - Gorgeous, love the dad to be jumping off the hay!!! Dani, what type of camera do you have? and what’s your go to lens?

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