About Danielle
The Girl Behind the Camera

A photograph is shaped more by the person behind the camera than by what is in front of it

Since you’ll be sharing so much of yourself with me during your session, I figure it’s only fair that I do the same.   Please still hire me.

10 RANDOM THINGS YOU PROBABLY DON'T NEED TO KNOW

When I was 5, I fell off the top of the fridge and broke my arm.  I still have my cast.  Gross, I know (but maybe we should blame my parents for letting me keep it?).

(that's a picture of my mom scratching inside my cast for me while my brother picks his nose and my sister dons her Laura Ingalls Wilder pajamas. Apparently Underoos were my jam)

10 RANDOM THINGS YOU PROBABLY DON'T NEED TO KNOW

My family has a theme song. It's called "The Mighty Santoros." I don't know how it came about, or when we started singing it, I just know it's awesome. Whenever we're together and someone asks us to sing it, we oblige. Because we're the mighty Santoros.

(There are way too many things going on in this picture for me to comment on just one. Also, we're way better looking now.)

10 RANDOM THINGS YOU PROBABLY DON'T NEED TO KNOW

Growing up, one of the more popular games I played with my siblings was called "Rug Burn."  There were no rules, no instructions, no game pieces.
Basically we'd drag each other across the basement carpet until we all had proper rug burns. Fun times.

10 RANDOM THINGS YOU PROBABLY DON'T NEED TO KNOW

I have an ice obsession (those close to me would probably call it an addiction). I really just have an absurd amount of ice molds, because fancy ice makes drinks taste better. Sometimes people like to make fun of me for my fancy ice. Those people usually learn their lesson when I swipe my ice cube right out of their drink with my bare hand.

10 RANDOM THINGS YOU PROBABLY DON'T NEED TO KNOW

My friends from college call me Roxy, but none of us can remember why. We met 20+ years ago at St. Michael's College in VT and still make the effort to get together once a year for Turtleneck Weekends.

10 RANDOM THINGS YOU PROBABLY DON'T NEED TO KNOW

We have an obese yellow lab named Otis.  He's ridiculously handsome. He regularly binges on garbage and purges wherever he damn well pleases. He once puked up a stick of butter still in the wrapper.  I'm convinced he has the canine version of Prader Willi Syndrome.

10 RANDOM THINGS YOU PROBABLY DON'T NEED TO KNOW

If I say too much, you'll want to spend your summers here too, and you can't because we're at capacity.
But it would be weird if I didn't mention this place that holds my heart every single summer.
#newsilver4life

10 RANDOM THINGS YOU PROBABLY DON'T NEED TO KNOW

I regularly send handwritten notes to people-- through the REAL MAIL! I buy stamps and everything! Granted the notes are almost always written inside an inappropriate card, but still.....

10 RANDOM THINGS YOU PROBABLY DON'T NEED TO KNOW

I get unreasonably aggravated (bordering on rage) by whistling and tapping noises.  If you whistle at your session, you'll see what I mean.   Also, please don't whistle at your session.

10 RANDOM THINGS YOU PROBABLY DON'T NEED TO KNOW

Those guys are mine and our everyday ordinary is messy, loud, and usually chaotic. They fight a lot. They each use at least 15 glasses a day and leave them everywhere. None of them know how to change a roll of toilet paper.
Even still, they're wicked awesome, and they will forever be my greatest accomplishment.

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I practice what I preach!  These photos from our three Day in the Life Sessions are everything to me.    It’s pretty cool to have a visual history of my life as a mom.  It’s even better that my kids have actual pictures of me to serve as tangible proof that I was there too, always loving them madly.

Real Life Testimonials

"Danielle always makes life fun and adventurous! But I always feel so bad going to concerts and events with her because I never think she can see over the crowd. A lot of times, she ends up on my shoulders. That’s why our friendship works so well."
-Sandra B. | Essex, VT

Real Life Testimonials

"The Cutest. That's what we call each other, because it's the truth. We've been close friends since college, where we met and found we had a shared sense of humor and love of bad words. She's funny, and good looking, and says nice things about me. That's why she's the Cutest. And so am I."
-Geoff A. | Yarmouth, MA

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Talk to Me!
603.686.2085 | danielle@daniellemacinnes.com