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HI!

I’m Dani

TODDLER-MOM, WIFE, ANTHROPOLOGIST, PHOTOGRAPHER, AND (REAL) MAPLE SYRUP ENTHUSIAST.

I am also many other things, as we all are. Our pasts shape our present; the wins, the hardships, and the people in our lives all contribute to who we are and how we see and experience the world. I’d like to share a bit about who I am and where I come from because my experiences have, in no uncertain terms, shaped the way I see the world through my lens.

I AM CANADIAN.

I miss many things about home including its large swaths of larger-than-life nature, super nice people, Tim Hortons, real maple syrup, but mainly, I miss my family. We’re a small but mighty bunch.

I AM RESILIENT.

My parents divorced when I was 18. My dad remarried and made a new family. My mom started and lost a business, and subsequently our home. This led to seven years of self-destructive behaviour. In short, I did a lot of stupid things. After a life-altering trip to Vietnam in my mid-20’s, I started university as a mature student. Over the course of earning my bachelor’s degree in International Relations, I also ran a student organization, planned and led over eight international trips for over 100 students. I’m deeply proud of overcoming the challenges I faced and working to positively contribute to the world. 

I AM AN
ANTHROPOLOGIST.

I spent three months serving up french fries alongside a fierce female entrepreneur in Kibera, Kenya. Why? To observe and learn how she used mobile money to support her business. Over the course of five years, I built trust with a mother by the name of Mary. Her son, Edward, was epileptic. She treated him with medication when she could, but also, she believed taking him to church would cure him. I eventually understood why. 


This background equipped me with the unique observation skills I use today. I see things others don’t. (Plus I have some really cool stories to tell.) 

I AM A MOM.

And when I became a mom I struggled with postpartum anxiety.


Photography had always been a passion, but during this time, it had a purpose. It became an outlet for my anxiety and my photographs became physical proof that my daughter and I were in fact safe. This is what began my transformation into a family documentary photographer.

I AM NOT

 

into making trendy photos that look like everyone else's. 

THIS IS WHY.

 

Dani was the first person to come to our home just five days after I had given birth. Dani was warm, easy to be around and so professional; she made us feel totally comfortable from the second she arrived.

FAMILY DOCUMENTARY PHOTOGRAPHER SERVING TEL AVIV AND SURROUNDING AREAS

 Photographer specializing in newborn photographybaby photography, motherhood photography, candid photography,  maternity photography family photography, documentary photography and small event photography,  Sessions are available anywhere within one hour of Tel Aviv, Israel.