J DANIELLE

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I go by Danielle... and Jenni, Mama, Baby and any other name you can throw at me. I'll literally answer to any voice that is audible in my direction. Just dont call me Daniel. I am not now, nor have I ever been a boy. Boys are stinky and make messes.

What does one say about themself? I was born and raised in Atlanta, GA. I grew up wanting to become an architect, but when I reached an age of reasoning, I realized that my incredible lack of mathematic skills would prevent this from ever happening. I still continued to draw outlandish blueprints on notebook paper throughout my teen years, but set my realistic goals on becoming a singer/songwriter/fashion designer/model. When a modeling agency alerted me to the size of my nose and (at the time) teen acne, I realized yet another dream would be stifled.

It wasn’t until I was unemployed for a brief 6 month period in 2001 that I realized my love for photography. I spent a considerable amount of time searching used book stores for any books written about photography. Although I’m sure some of these books made sense to someone, they might as well have been Japanese to me. I figured I would never be able to grasp that technical side of photography due to my numerical dyslexia disease. So I let that dream burn low for a while… Well, in 2006, after having a gargantuan revelation about my dissatisfaction in working “for the man”, I decided to go to back to school. I took my butt up to Gwinnett Technical College and enrolled myself in Commercial Photography. 2 years later, in September 2008, after more blood, sweat, tears and money than I ever thought possible, I marched my weary yet excited bones from the building holding my God-blessed degree. It was one of the hardest, but most awesome things I’ve ever done.

After shooting weddings for 6 years, I needed a change of pace. I got rid of 2/3 of my belongings, said goodbye to my friends and family and moved across the country to Costa Mesa, CA to be with the love of my life, Jim. Although I would have gladly stayed in California, we moved back across the country again in order for Jim to receive his Graduate degree from The New School in Manhattan, while living in the trendy area of Park Slope, Brooklyn. There, we gave birth to two wonderful girls, Violet and Emilie, 10.5 months apart (yeah, we were busy!).

Although my 2.5 year hiatus was amazing and filled with so many life changing events, I am ready to get back to doing what I love.

We currently live in Marblehead, MA.

 

And sometimes, I make music.