About Me


Hi there!

My name is Danielle Joy, but you can call me DJ

Wife. Dog Mom. Photographer. Pretty much in that order. 

I took a few photography classes over the years, but it wasn't until a friend needed a photo for a save-the-date back in 2010 that I fell in love with the camera. I picked up my (now) mother-in-law's film camera, played with her lenses, snapped a couple shots, and the rest is history! Well not quite that simple; it's been a long (and at times bumpy) road since then, but I was able to make this my full-time job in 2016 and have never been happier. It sounds cliche, but it really is true--when you love what you do, you can't even call it work! 

I am THE definition of a people person! I love meeting people, talking, and learning what people are really about (guess that explains why I got a BA in Psychology). I have developed amazing relationships with my clients, many of them become great friends! That’s the best part about what I do—meeting people and making connections.

I love the Boston Red Sox, DOGS, caffeine, shoes, sports, concerts, traveling, and all things rose gold. 

I’m originally from Santa Cruz, then lived in the Central Valley in Merced for my teen years, eventually moving to Sonoma County to attend Sonoma State University. I fell in love not only with the area, but also with a man named Joe, so I’ve decided to stick around. Joe & I have been together 7 years, and we enjoy camping and spending time with our black lab, Dakota. 


About Me