Hi, I'm Danielle of Four Jays Photography. I live in Portland Oregon with my husband and four children. My educational background is engineering and I spent 15 years working in that field. However, my passion is photography, and I finally had to make the jump from part time to full time photographer.
My priority is providing a custom and enjoyable experience for my clients. My attention to detail before, during, and after our sessions ensures your memories are captured in the most beautiful way possible. I always bring a sense of calm, structure, and a bit silliness to my sessions. I find this is the perfect combination to interact with most ages and personalities! If you have any questions or want to chat about creating your own personalized session please fill out my contact form or email me! I hope to hear from you soon!
Here is what other's have to say about working with Four Jays Photography!
"Not ONLY is Danielle extraordinarily talented behind the lens, but she is one of the nicest and easiest people to work with, ever. I researched a handful of photographers when choosing someone for my baby, and based on the first email reply from Danielle, I knew she was the one. Cheerful, friendly, informative- she had it all. Not only that, but her prices are competitive and in my opinion, the product far exceeds her rates. We did both maternity and newborn sessions with Danielle, and she far exceeded our expectations. She spent SO much time with us, and was so patient and fun to work with. I'd recommend her to absolutely anyone, and can't wait for my next excuse to see her!"
"We LOVED our session with Danielle. She brought a sense of calmness with her and was just amazing with our newborn. We knew the photos would turn out great, but they came out even better than expected. Her work is *absolutely* breathtaking."
"Danielle beautifully captured our son's hospital birth in a Fresh 48 session. Her images are gorgeous -- although I delivered on a dark, rainy day, she managed to light up the hospital room with warmth and make the surroundings look cozy and inviting. I couldn't believe how beautifully she captured our family of four just 12 hours after my delivery! Although we were all tired and disheveled, the main thing that comes through in the photos is the pure joy we felt at meeting our new family member. But the MOST important thing to me about working with Danielle was her personality -- we are a private family, and I was a little nervous about having a photographer in the room so soon after giving birth. But Danielle's presence was completely unobtrusive and even calming. She has a wonderful way with kids, and even my shy daughter hammed it up for the camera. Danielle's experience as a mom shows, as she is comfortable handling even the tiniest of newborns, and I felt totally at ease letting her hold and document my son. Overall it was a wonderful experience working with Four Jays photography and I will forever cherish the images Danielle captured. Looking forward to working with her again in the future!!!"
"Thank you so much for the WONDERFUL photo session of our newest family addition. You captured baby S so very perfectly, we cannot thank you enough. Your talented eye and attention to detail is beyond incredible -- it's like you're "the baby whisperer"! You have captured such sweet and special moments that we will treasure in our family for a lifetime. THANK YOU! We love you AND your work. Simply amazing!"
"Danielle has certainly found her creative niche-she is such a natural photographer! I feel sooo blessed to have "stumbled" upon her services because the photos she took of our new little one and our family are AMAZING! I couldn't be happier with the moments she captured and just 24 hours after our son was born. Danielle was so friendly and easy to work with during the session and made us feel comfortable. She was patient so she could catch the "perfect" shot and had great ideas based on the room and light. She provided mom and dad direction to make us look our best, which we really appreciated! I can't recommend Danielle enough, she is GREAT!"