Why I started Danyele Vaughn Photography..
You guys, this is my very first blog post ever.. and I’m kinda freakin’ out inside! I can’t even believe I get to use this space to share, and connect! I’m just so excited. So why? Why did I start out on my photography journey? Well, to be honest.. I had no intention on doing this as a profession. I bought my first “real” camera shortly after A & M (for those of you who don’t know.. A & M stand for Allie, and Mason- my twin girls!) were born. My want and basically need for all the candid baby pictures was a MUST in my book. Sure, I had my phone but I wanted more then that. See, I don’t have a ton of baby/childhood pictures of myself.. My mom passed away tragically in 2005. I was also an early 90’s babe, back then (haha) we had just the plain ole Polaroid cameras. Don’t get me wrong, I kind of wish it was still a thing to use a polaroid! Instant pictures! We didn’t have the luxury of being able to save, and share like the way we do now. Photographs are memories we can all look back on, and to me that was and still is one of the most important things to me to share with my girls.
Shortly after buying my first camera, I fell in love. Just snapping pictures of my girls and activities we did I started getting asked by family and friends to photograph them! I started out with just bringing my camera everywhere! Then, hearing and seeing the reactions from family and friends when they would see their images led me to work harder, and to share more! I started researching, and started really building my portfolio! All the while, every session I kept falling harder and harder in love with photography. So I decided.. this is it! I’m going all in.. and here I am.. writing my first ever blog post, on my first ever website, for something that I can say I am completely 100% in love with.