radiant ∙ authentic ∙ refined
The mission of Danielle Hardesty Photography is to love encourage and strengthen families through the art of photography. I capture images for generations to enjoy by providing guidance from styling to locations, engaging children and adults (every personality type) through play and laughter, helping parents re-kindle the spark through couples portraits and capturing the connection of relationships within the family.
I'm a Chicagoland portrait photographer based in Darien serving Downers Grove, Naperville and the rest of western and southwestern suburbs.
My specialty is gorgeous, authentic, people-centered portraits filled with natural light. I promise that every time you look at your images and heirloom albums, you will overflow with love for your special people and be filled with joy...even on your toughest days.
Let’s work together to capture moments you want to remember forever and for generations to enjoy!
Hello, I'm Danielle!
A few things I love...
~Fixer Upper...and interior design
~A quiet day on the water
~Spending time with my sweet hubby
~Jeans, a t-shirt and flip flops
~Leading others in worship
"She was a natural with how she kept my daughter calm and was able to get some wonderful photos... The candid shots she was able to get are ones I'll cherish for a lifetime."
"I recently used Danielle to take photos of our newborn daughter and our family. I had already used Danielle for our son's one year old photo shoot, which she did a great job with. For our daughter's shoot, I was amazed at how well she interacted with her as she was just a week old. She was a natural with how she kept my daughter calm and was able to get some wonderful photos. She also had a great sense of patience with my 2 year old who wasn't too fond of taking photos with his new sister. The candid shots she was able to get are ones I'll cherish for a lifetime.
I highly recommend Danielle to take your family photos!"