danell beede photography

about me


     This might sound like a cliche, or something I’m supposed to say here, but I genuinely love what I do. I also—and this is important, because I want my clients to understand it—love having fun in the process.

I approach photography the way I approach life, and my work is essential to my happiness. I’m an artist and an optimist, momma of a curly-haired wild child, and a lifestyle photographer of babies, kids, families, brides, and the world around me. I believe in watching the birds, driving with the windows down, backyard gardens, sleeping in the desert, outdoor showers, pulling off a really great practical joke, adventures with my daughter, cooking dinner with friends, fall colors, and giggling till you can't breathe.

     I bring all of these beliefs (and more) to my work, and I collaborate with my clients to understand what they love, so their truth shines in every photograph.


It is one thing to make a picture of what a person looks like, it’s another thing to make a portrait of who they are
— Paul Caponigro