Author Archives: dputonen

My Favorite Photoshoot Locations in Sonoma County

With a large number of photographers constantly emerging in Sonoma County, I feel like there is always an underlying sense of competition. Photographers are nervous about asking others in their industry about favorite locations, favorite presets, and other advice we could all benefit from by sharing with one another. I remember when I first started...

Presidio SF Family Photographer, Family Photos San Francisco

Presidio SF Family Photographer, Family Photos San Francisco : I’ve known this family since before baby girl number two was born, and always enjoy traveling to the Presidio to photograph them. While I’m not always crazy about spending time in “The City”, the Presidio is easy access and has so much diversity and beauty to...

Sonoma County Elopement, Backyard Love Celebration Sebastopol

Shaun & Elena wanted to have an “elopement” in Sonoma County, but without any signing of legal paperwork. They’ve been together for years and wanted to declare their love for one another in front of their closest family and friends in an elopement-type ceremony, without any of the legal mess behind it. They rented an...

Villa Chanticleer Wedding Healdsburg: Christina & Kyle

Christina & Kyle were married at the Villa Chanticleer in Healdsburg. I’ve shot quite a few weddings here, so it’s always a nice feeling to return to familiar territory! I loved them off the bat. So positive, fun, laid back and FLEXIBLE. These are the best clients to have, you feel like they’re truly having...

Rosewood Events Wedding: Katherine & Matt

Before I even start talking about this incredible wedding, I have to start by saying the Bride & I go waaaaay back. Katherine and I met our freshman year of college at SSU, and were roommates for 2 years after that. Some of my funniest memories, best times, lowest lows, and most treasured memories are...

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DJ's short for Danielle Joy. I'm a photographer, wife, and dog mom. Lover of golden hour and happy hour.