About danielle

My introduction to photography sprung from my desire to travel abroad. I quit my boring 9-5 job and jumped head first into a three-month trip of a lifetime that took me to Hong Kong, the Philippines and Costa Rica. Having no other way of communicating with loved ones in the states, I took a camera with me to create a visual diary of my adventures. Upon my return to the states I wanted to continue to the momentum of photographing the world at large. When you have such beauty in your own backyard, it became a bonus and not a necessity to travel abroad. Being a Colorado native, I have been lucky to be surrounded with astounding beauty everywhere I turn.

I like long walks on the beach and candlelit dinners … just kidding. I enjoy outdoor oriented adventures that have been engrained in me since I was a child. I love traveling as if that wasn’t obvious, the occasional binge shopping at Target and classic rock. I enjoy the company of my 2 rascally dogs (Buster the boxer & Levi the lab) with my husband and brewer extraordinaire Branden.

Through the years I’ve seen how people acquire their news and indulge in their pop culture and fashion. I’ve seen people push the limits of photography and be able to publish their lives and keep their business livelihoods alive through the power of social media and blogging. My professional work includes taking the best of all of the above, using travel, leisure and lifestyle photography as a tool for editorial, advertising, publication and marketing. I strive to continually take photos that not only speak to me personally but with the hopes that the viewer also has that sense of “I wish I could be there right now.”

Through it all, I am still the same light hearted girl who is always looking for my next big adventure and who always tries not to take myself too seriously. I love to find humor in everything and I live by the words of Jimmy Buffett who said, “If we couldn’t laugh, we would all go insane.”

Please contact danielle@daniellemondragon.com for inquiries.