Photography Session Gift Certificates | Christmas ideas | Cleveland Ohio Photographer

There are only 50 shopping days until Christmas. It might sound like we have tons of time but for some reason every year it creeps up and I’m still out shopping a few days prior. Don’t forget Photography Sessions are a fun and unique Christmas present that I’m sure would love. The gift certificates offered are $25, $50 and $100 value and can be used on any type of session.

Click here to purchase your Gift Certificate today with Danelle Joy Photography.

Photography Gift Certificates

Now Booking Christmas Tree Farm Minis | Cleveland, Ohio | Mini Photography

I am excited to announce I am now booking Christmas Tree Farm mini sessions at a local tree farm. The sessions are for 20 minutes and you will receive 12 digital images. They are 1 day only.

Please contact me if interested in booking a session.


Christmas Tree Farm Mini Sessions

Fall Mini Photography Sessions | Cleveland, Ohio | Lake County, Ohio

Its that time of year again with the cooler temps, leaves changing and shorter days. Even though I really love summer and that will always be my favorite time of year. There is something about the start and feel of the fall and holiday season. For me it also starts the busy my busy Family Photography Session season. I am usually busy all year round with newborns, milestone and family photography. The fall is my favorite time to host a few mini photography sessions. I only do about 3-4 per year and its a great time for families who only want a few pictures and a quick session. What is a Mini Session? And how is it different than a regular family session?

My regular family sessions can be booked at anytime throughout the year. I am always happy to work with the family picking the best day, location and of course outfits for their photoshoot. With my regular family sessions there is one price and in that price it comes with 50-60 digital images with copyright. The family also gets to choose any location they would prefer. Urban, beach, park or even their own home is an option.

My Mini Sessions are only done a few times during the year. The date and location is chosen by myself. The session is only 20 minutes and the family usually receives 10-12 digital images with the option to purchase more. Are the minis meant to replace a full family session. Not usually… There is no way I can photograph in 20 minutes what I would normally shoot in a full 1 -1 1/2 hour session. The minis are short and sweet but nice for families who like to get pictures done every year:)

For my Fall 2019 Mini Photography Sessions I am booked for October. I have a couple openings for a full regular family session. I will be announcing my Christmas Tree Farm Mini Sessions soon. These will take place in November. If you would like to be added to my email list please contact me. I notify all clients via email first about mini sessions and then I announce on social media.

Fall Mini

The benefits of Newborn Lifestyle Photography | Cleveland, Ohio | Lake County, Ohio

Those tiny toes, the fluttering eyelashes, the way they grasp their parents’ fingers. These are the moments that parents want to record and keep forever.  There really is two different types of Newborn Photography today. There is the traditional Newborn Photography which is the type of photos you see with babies in baskets, bowls and backdrops. I currently offer this type of photography and is done at all of my newborn sessions. I also have a variety of “high-end” wraps, headbands and accessories to choose from while customizing your session.

The second type of Newborn photography is known as Lifestyle photography. So what exactly is this? This is more like photojournalism in that it is designed to tell a story, and document the baby with their new surroundings. These tend to be shots that are more real and less staged, designed to capture the essence of having a newborn. This is truly my favorite since it allows poses to be natural, unposed and artistic all at the same time. The true benefit of Lifestyle photography is the session takes place in the comforts of your OWN home! How great is that! Especially after coming home from the hospital, who really wants to leave to go get pictures taken. I am happy to bring everything to you! At my Lifestyle sessions, I bring all of my props, swaddles and accessories with me. I do a combination of traditional newborn poses so you don’t miss out on those plus lifestyle photography throughout your home. No worries if you have high energy toddlers at home too. I will capture those true smiles and laughs all while incorporating the newest member of your family:)

I currently blend in a 3rd option with all of my newborn sessions. I have become known as the “unposed” Newborn photography style. This typically is a white sheet with a white wrap flowing around the baby. I love this new unique style that looks as it should. Unposed and 100% natural at the same time. Please look below for examples of my most recent lifestyle session that took place.

My spring calendar is filling up, Contact me today if your interested in booking your Newborn Session today!

Newborn Lifestyle Photography, Cleveland Ohio, Concord Township, Ohio, Lake County Ohio
Lifestyle Newborn Photography, Cleveland, Ohio, Lake County Ohio
LIfestyle Newborn Photographer, Cleveland, Ohio Lake County Ohio

Best of Painesville 2018 for Photographer | Lake County, Ohio | Cleveland, Ohio

I was recently notified of winning the “Best of Painesville 2018 for Photographer”. I was very honored and humbled to hear of this recent award. This wasn’t something I applied or submitted for but simply received the news yesterday of my award. Each year, in and around the Painesville area, the Painesville Award Program chooses only the best local businesses.  The Painesville zip code encompasses a few different zipcodes and was very honored to help serve these communities. The companies chosen exemplify the best of small business; often leading through customer service and community involvement. Each year, the Painesville Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Painesville area a great place to live, work and play.

The Painesville Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community's contributions to the U.S. economy.

A very special Thank You to all of my families who have continued to trust me and allow me to capture these precious moments on film for them. I look forward to creating many more memories in and around the surrounding counties for many years to come. Thank you!!

Best of 2018 Painesville, Photographer, Best Cleveland Ohio Photographer, Family Photographer, Child Photographer, Newborn Photographer

50% OFF all Professional Prints | Cleveland, Ohio | Mentor, Ohio

Professional Photography is an Investment. From start to finish there is a lot of time, thought, and cost involved while having professional photography done. The time is spent researching the perfect photographer, the outfit and finally the cost of the the photography package. You need to ask yourself after all the time and money has added up, why would you cut corners with printing the final product for your home? All of my photography packages include the “original resolution” images. That is an amazing offer since this allows the client to print poster size images without pixilation and as many times as they would like. The client now owns the digital rights to the images. However, when your end goal is to display a beautiful piece of artwork in your home, why would you settle with cheap prints. I can not stress enough the importance of high quality printing.

Many stores such as Walgreens and Target offer printing, but its low cost and low quality as well. Their colors are not always true, calibrated and will not equal professional quality. I am also not responsible for any printing errors that take place at 3rd party printing facilities. That is why I am happy to announce a savings for my customers with my professional print company who I collaborate with.

I am now offering 50% off on all prints, canvases and metal prints (excludes digital images) to all of my clients who purchase a regular priced photography session. While choosing to print with my lab, I can guarantee the colors are calibrated, true and will be high quality.

After all, if you are investing in Professional Photography you should not only start with the best but finish with a beautiful piece of artwork. Contact me today to get started on your next photography session.

Cleveland Family Photographer, Newborn Photographer, Printing your photos, artwork

Fall Family Mini Sessions at Squires Castle | Willoughby Hills, Ohio

It was such a beautiful fall day at Squires Castle to have the fall mini sessions. The family mini sessions are great for couples, kids, families and high school seniors looking for a quick photo sessions. My mini sessions are 20 minutes and the clients have the option of picking 5 digital image package or 10 digital image package which also comes with singed copyright release on digital images.

For more information regarding my mini session package and pricing please contact me at

Fall Mini Sessions | Squires Castle | Cleveland Ohio
Fall Mini Sessions | Squires Castle | Cleveland Ohio
Fall Mini Sessions | Squires Castle | Cleveland, Ohio

Fall Mini Photography Session Giveaway | Cleveland, Ohio | Family Photography

The wait is over the time has come!!
I am excited to announce I am offering a 
FALL MINI SESSION GIVEAWAY (valued at $125) !! This will take place on October 16, 2018 at 6:30 PM in Lake County.

I am so very thankful for all the families who have trusted me with their newborn, children's, family and senior photos over the last 18 months! I never thought this little idea of opening a small business would come true.
Its my turn to give back to the community and offer this free photography session.

How to Enter: 
2) SHARE this post
3) Comment your name or private message me why your family should be chosen

You can nominate your own family or nominate another family that may have went through a hard time this year and could benefit from a beautiful fall photography session! 
Contest will run from 9/27-9/30 at Midnight. The winner will be announced Monday October 1st!

Mini Session Giveaway, Cleveland, Ohio, Mentor Ohio, Family Photography