While my last name is actually pronounced “Ray-all” (gives it a nice flair, don't you think?), it’s more than a point of identification for me. It’s a guiding force behind my work, and representative of the incredibly authentic and joyful couples I get to serve.
A Danielle REAL photo is a photo you can feel.
And really, it’s fate that I’m a
While working as a flight attendant in Dubai, I was introduced to a local photographer who was looking for an assistant. I figured I had nothing to lose, and photography was taking off in Dubai, so I went for it. I soaked up all the information and experience from him that I could. After returning home to the Philippines, I continued learning and eventually started shooting weddings full-time.
Enter the part where my (now) Filipino-American husband, who had been serving in the United States Navy, happened to be invited to the same friend’s wedding where I also happened to be the photographer. A month later, he proposed, and I found myself in the U.S. on a 90-day fiancé VISA. Soon after, we got married and I’ve now lived in the D.C. Metropolitan area for more than 8 years. I’m a mom of 3 and get to spend most of my time at weddings, telling other people’s love stories through my camera.
FULL CIRCLE, RIGHT?
I'm A night owl (catch me editing at 2am)
loves making tapas or a cheese board
fridays are reserved for date night
bottle of district winery rosÉ, please
ALWAYS wearing black
have been to 65 countries
last name is pronounced'ray-all'
danielle's photos are natural and authentic, capturing real moments instead of forced poses.
— Stephanie r.