Danielle Bacon



fine art
wedding photography based in southern california

Documenting with delight

The way I work

I’m a film wedding photographer who believes wholeheartedly in the power of joy. While I bring unwavering expertise and poise to our time together—more than anything, I aim to cultivate a laid-back environment where you can feel, look, laugh, and love like your best self.

Experience-seeker and total family person who believes today’s love is tomorrow’s legacy

I enjoy making people feel confident and beautiful. My grandparents put a 35mm camera in my hands when I was 11 and it's been a beautiful love story ever since.

Over the years, my passion and artistry have grown. I am obsessed with capturing beauty and light, preserving memories, and telling the honest and complete stories of what are often short-lived celebrations. I enjoy making meaningful connections that act as the catalyst for incredible images. I show up intuitively and emotionally for the couples I serve—to calm their nerves, anticipate their needs, and foresee the moments that are begging to be captured. More than anything, I want to be the photographer that allows you to let your hair down and have fun knowing your legacy is in excellent hands.

I have a lifelong thirst for knowledge and am never quite done taking workshops or embarking on mentorships with top industry talent. With almost ten years of experience and an approach that stems from merging expertise with ease—I pride myself on ensuring our time together is as enjoyable as it is intentional.


Meet the artist

A green smoothie lover and total health nut, piling my plate high with nourishing and delicious food is always on my to-do list.


I’m never too busy to stop and smell the fresh, exquisitely-arranged flowers. Delicate and fragrant florals will forever make me weak in the knees.



I’ll never turn down an iced coffee, a restorative spa day, or time spent outside under big, blue skies.



When I’m not capturing couples or continuing my education—you’ll find me at home or on the beach, nose-deep in a good book.



My family is everything—bring on nights under string-lights, movies on the couch, and belly laughs around a messy table.




I have a honed eye for the most minute details—I’ll get that rogue piece of hair or wrinkle in your clothing out of the way, while preserving the flow of your day.



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You believe in the beauty of balance

You work hard and play just a bit harder. You appreciate understated elegance but know how to push the aesthetic envelope. You’re decisive but laid-back, thoughtful but intuitive, a host who knows how to elevate discerning design with unforgettable experiences. You want to look amazing in your photos and feel like your most authentic self as they’re captured.

Most of all, you’re seeking a California wedding photographer who brings the highest level of acumen—and a spirit of ease—to the process.


From ethereal Wine Country wedding weekends to intimate coastal celebrations, I’m honored to have the opportunity to travel the breathtaking California coast to capture inspiring love stories. Follow along to see the rich range of landscapes, architecture, and lighting that amazes me and informs my work.


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