My name is Daniella Koontz and I am the owner of Koontz Photography. I am your personal point of contact. I will be the one you speak to, the one who photographs you, and the one who edits your images. I aim to provide a hassle-free experience from beginning to end.
I've been a photographer for over 15 years, and every portrait session or wedding is a unique and fun experience that I enjoy being a part of. I love the combination of storytelling through images, as well as capturing the most beautiful portraits of people. Besides the technical skills that I've developed over time; I can relate to a client's needs on multiple levels. I'm a wife, so I understand the anxiety of planning and organizing a session or a wedding. Being a mother has taught me things like patience and good organizational skills. Owning my own business has given me years of experience in my field to guarantee each client has a good experience from beginning to end. Secondly, I'm a lot of fun and promise to make you laugh!
My purpose is to help you focus on the best parts of your life - your family and your friends. I accomplish this by telling your story through photojournalistic photography, candid photos, and relaxed portraiture. If you are worried about "posing", I've got your back. I will be giving you simple prompts to follow like, "Hold hands and walk towards me while looking deep into each other's eyes." I will always find the most flattering lighting and angles to make you look your best in every photo.
Besides photographing weddings, I've also done a lot of other work including photographing musicians, face and body painting, and cosplay. These photos have been in magazines, books, and merch across the world. But by far, my favorite accomplishments have been being published by the Smithsonian, as well as being included in one of their traveling exhibits.
In my personal life, my greatest joy is being a mother. I love getting to experience life all over again through the eyes of my children. I mean, who doesn't love board games, crafting, and going to museums? I'm sort of a nerd, so all of those things are right up my alley! I enjoy working with people who are full of love for life. Quirky, unique, nerdy - I’m all for it!
Being a mother has really taught me to see the beauty in everyday life. The interactions between people inspire me each and every day, and I am up for any challenges that come along with it. Being a mother has helped train me to become a natural problem solver. When you book with me, you are getting more than someone to press a button, you are investing in a friend. I will be there next to you every step of the way, from choosing outfits, picking out gorgeous locations, to helping you wrangle family members and pets.
On your wedding day, I’ll be there to remind you to breathe, make sure your hair is in place, make sure you stay hydrated, show you how to hold your bouquet, pin the boutonnière on the groomsmen, I will make sure we stay on schedule, help guide you as to what to do next, and be a source of encouragement throughout your day. It’s more than a photo that I’m taking, it’s a memory I’m preserving - and I want only the best memories for you.
When planning your engagement session, a great thing to think about are some of your favorite hobbies. What are some of yours? I love painting. Right now I mostly do watercolors, but I have also done face and body art as well as oil painting. I love incorporating elements of your lives into your photo experience. I'm super excited to get to know more about you. I want to hear all about how you met, how the proposal went, what you guys do for fun, and if you have any pets. So, if you are looking for a creative professional who can get the job done and have fun doing so, you've found me! My company's mission is to capture the moments that captivate your heart.
In addition to photography, I also offer graphic design to help you brand your business. For more help with organizing your brand and with marketing - I can assist you through KimberlyCline.com
If you are interested in the traditional art side of my work check out my work