Hello! I’m Dani!
I grew up right here in Fort Wayne. I went to Concordia High School where I was a member of the marching band and the drama department. After graduating from college with a B.A. in Communications, I married my high school sweetheart (the marimba player I met my first day of marching band). We live in Fort Wayne with our two cats. During the week I work in the marketing department at Messenger Stationery, and my evenings and weekends are devoted to portrait photography.
Ever since I was a kid I’ve been fascinated by cameras. My parents were great about documenting our lives on film and printing the photos to put in albums, and I always wanted a turn to take my own pictures. When my family got a little digital point-and-shoot there was no more film to waste, I could experiment as much as I wanted with pictures of flowers, sunsets, and the family pets.
I took darkroom photography classes in high school and absolutely loved them. In college, I took a Digital Photography minor along with my Communications degree and learned about studio lighting and photojournalism. These classes helped me further develop my photography as a skill and as an art, and I realized that people are my favorite subjects.