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If you're looking for a wedding photographer who values prints over jpegs and moments over poses, you've come to the right place. If you're ECSTATIC to be getting married, you're also in the right place! 


Florence, Italy Travel Blog — Shalese Danielle Travels

Filed in : Travel

America needs high speed trains.  Yes, I get that our country is MASSIVE, but we should make travel easier between cities and states!  Imagine how much more of our own country we could explore if we were set up for trains like Italy.  I mean, even if you live in Rome, what’s your excuse to […]


The Weekender

Filed in : Personal

Helloooo Monday!  Something about this day seems significant.  Maybe because my sister’s wedding is exactly 2 months away!  Shanna, Jesse, and Colton came to Orange yesterday to check out the venue and our new AirBnB!  One of the first things Colton told me is that he’s WRITING a chapter book.  That’s right, he’s a little […]


White Oak Canyon Waterfall Engagement Photos | Lea & Zac

Filed in : Engagements

The best way to start this blog post is probably to tell you that when Lea and I became friends in high school, I found my soulmate.  We were hands down the weirdest, coolest, loudest, hardest laughing girls on the gymnastics team.  We both love telling the story about the time our team bus driver […]


Historic Mankin Mansion Wedding | Samantha & Reilly

Filed in : Weddings

The first wedding of 2018 is going to be hard to beat!  I love a Historic Mankin Mansion wedding, but when there’s SNOW in APRIL . . . . that’s one for the history books.  I had been watching the weather somewhat obsessively and praying it wouldn’t rain all day as expected.  “Samantha and Reilly […]


The Weekender

Filed in : Personal, Sneak Peek

You guyssss!  This past weekend was so crazy and amazing, I don’t even know where to start.  I’ll start with shooting Lea & Zac’s engagement session on Saturday!  Lea is one of my oldest and dearest friends — we lived together at JMU for 2 years.  She and Zac are super adventurous and outdoorsy, so […]



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