Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by to peruse my portfolio. I am hoping that what brought you here is your interest in hiring a professional photographer with a fresh, unique and refined approach to portraiture.
I believe that a very special relationship should exist between a photographer and their clients. It is important to me that you know me well, before making the decision to invest in my work. You will find I approach photography with the eye of a perfectionist and the dedication of a true professional.
This is what has established Danielle Lavis Photography as a Howard County and Maryland top client choice for custom photography. Recently voted as one of Howard County's BEST photographers, Danielle is the leading choice for custom photography and overall experience.
I invite you to learn more about my philosophies, style and creative approach by following my recent work on facebook and instagram @danielle_lavis_photography
A few things about me...
I am a perfectionist... sometimes to a fault I am a dreamer I always knew I wanted to be a mother. I always had a deep love for animals and have tried to be a voice for their welfare.
I am a Maryland Terp.
Photography, Art & Design have always defined a part of who I am in this world I have loved pictures for as long as I can remember. As a child, I felt the need to have pictures of everything! I kept scrapbooks with pictures I loved, whether they were from my camera or torn out of a magazine. I loved the way they allowed one to relive wonderful memories in life and, in essence, transport you back to a particular moment in time. Even more, I loved to analyze pictures and magazine images, recognizing the art and design behind the work.
I always retained my love of photography. But, after working in Television Advertising and as a Consultant with J&J, my interest in design led me to follow an second education in the field of residential design. Although I enjoyed it, and still do today, I knew I needed something more. My passion for photography began to come back to the forefront when I was married in 2002. I fell in love with my wedding photographer's style and was drawn to his artistic approach. I was inspired to begin slowly cultivating my craft again over the next few years. I took a very serious approach and honed my knowledge, business & technical skillsets and artistry, before officially starting my business in 2006.
As Danielle Lavis Photography, LLC has evolved, I have taken it into new directions. Beginning in 2009, I began DL Couture, beauty inspired portraiture. I was able to offer my clients a completely different session experience from anything else offered in the local market. The DL Couture brand found its feet and led to many other opportunities, including my feature on FOX45 in December 2010; becoming an official photographer for the Maryland Jockey Club & Preakness- photographing Artists Maroon 5, Lorde, Train, Pitbull, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Rodney Atkins, Florida Georgia Line, Vips, dignitaries and other celebrities; as well as high end commercial freelance work.
In late 2010, the wheels started turning again. I knew I wanted to take the DL brand and my work to a new level. From months of research, brainstorming, partnering with amazing people, I was proud to premiere a new, female focused beauty segment in the spring of 2011. It was an exciting opportunity to marry my couture art style with the philosophy of helping our girls and young women to gain a strong and positive self identity. I believe in a refined approach to photographing teens and young women. It is important for young women to feel confident in themselves and believe in who they are and what they bring to this world. The images that are taken of teens and young adults should be tasteful, beautiful and an honest reflection of their character and spirit. It became my passion to make females of all ages embrace their beauty from the inside through my photography and experience. I continue to create an exclusive client experience for tweens, teens and high school seniors that culminates with images that my young clients, as well as their parents, are proud to showcase in their homes. As well, I continue to drive my passion for all women to experience a beauty session that uplifts their spirits and promotes love of self.
In 2012, I proudly opened a full service, boutique studio in Historic Savage Mill. The studio has allowed me to broaden my business segments and expand on my current interests into Commercial Photography.
This is a relationship and a journey. If you feel that my vision and style aligns with what you want to gain from your professional photography experience, I would love to hear from you! For those who feel this is not the right direction for them at this time, I would gladly recommend some of my professional peers in the local market.
Enjoy your visit! xo Danielle
Danielle Lavis is a proud recognized member of WPPI Wedding and Portrait Photographers International
Danielle is a proud member of PPA, MDPPA Professional Photographers of America, Maryland Professional Photographers of America
Danielle is also honored to be affillated with several photographer alliances that strive to maintain the highest standards in the local professional photography community. A strict code of ethics must be followed and maintained for participation in any of these local groups.
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