BRAVE BOLD FEARLESS
I’m Dani the photographer behind Koa Photography. Meeting new people and hearing their stories is what I am passionate about.
Photography gives me the opportunity to tell those stories.
I believe the best photographs are the ones you never even knew were being taken. The ones that document the real moments of joy.
Thank you for stopping by, I look forward to hearing from you!
WHAT CLIENTS HAVE TO SAY
I honestly could never have found a better photographer than Dani! In debating whether to have my wedding in the States or South Africa, I looked at many photographers across these two countries. Dani's work stood out to me and every time I saw a new blog post of a wedding she had just shot, I was even more impressed. Meeting Dani several times and being able to bring her my schedules for the day and ask her any question I had was the icing on the cake. If you want an incredible photographer who feels like a friend, hire Dani. You won't regret it.
Dani, we can't thank you enough for your kindness, fun attitude and energy while taking our wedding photos! Your confidence while at work put us at ease, and we had a lot of fun despite not usually enjoying the limelight. The photos you captured blew us away. Thank you for finding the balance between taking poignant photos and still managing to get those documentary-style shots of people enjoying themselves.
Working with Dani was an absolute treat. She went above and beyond during the planning phase of our wedding, helping us with timings etc. On the day, Dani and Dev kept us totally calm, they were so complimentary and had us laughing all day. We LOVE the images that we got, Dani really captured the energy and atmosphere of our wedding.
Dani was a pleasure to work with. She was always professional and friendly. Her photo's were of high quality that managed to capture the feeling of out day perfectly. Thank you Dani for giving us a memory of out day forever.
We couldn't have imagined anyone else capturing our special day. Dani was incredibly professional, but also warm, gracious and joyful. Her attitude and love for her work is so evident and put us at easy throughout the planning and wedding day. She took the time to understand us and the important parts of our wedding day. We would recommend Dani to anyone planning their wedding.
So happy that Dani captured all the special moments on our big day! Photos are stunning & she is such a pleasure to work with! Really made everyone feel at ease & was super friendly & accommodating with all our requests. Couldn't ask for anything better! :)
I would recommend Koa Photography to anyone! She is very professional and makes you feel so calm and comfortable in front of the camera. I loved working with her.
Dani instantly felt more like a friend than a service provider. You won’t even feel like being photographed, moments and emotions are captured so authentically. Dani was able to encapsulate every image so purely that we feel every emotion all over again just by looking at them. Shots not of what it looked like, but what it felt like. Dani's photography resembles every of her client's stories more perfectly than any of us would ever be able to just remember it. Our engagement and wedding photos are both albums full of images that we will treasure forever.
It was so important to both Chris and I that we had a photographer who took natural, radiant photos that really captured our wedding as the incredibly happy day that it was and, luckily for us, we found this in Dani.
She was incredibly attentive to our likes and dislikes and really listened to what we asked for, while obviously still adding her brilliant talent and creative touches. Dani was able to flawlessly capture every moment and, although Chris and I are both somewhat uncomfortable in front of the camera, she made us feel completely relaxed and at ease, resulting in photos that reflect our personalities and relationship perfectly.
I should also add that Dani is incredibly efficient and professional. We received our photos just 5 weeks after our wedding, beautifully packaged and presented.
Thank you, Dani, for your incredible service and for giving us photos that we can look at over and over again and re-live the most special day of our lives - what a wonderful gift to us and our families.
JESS AND BERNIE
Dani is the real deal when it comes to capturing special moments! She is passionate, approachable and creative - a true professional to work with. We were amazed at the quality and calibre of our wedding photos, especially because our wedding was the first that Dani had ever shot. We still ogle over them today, more than 3 years later.
We absolutely loved Dani. From the moment we met with her, we felt comfortable and knew that we would love the photography process. These photos are ones you keep for the rest of your life and we are SO happy that these are the photos we get to keep. One of the biggest highlights was how discreet she managed to be in the actual ceremony because for us we really wanted that to be the main part of our wedding without anyone being distracted. We really appreciated Dani's easy-going but professional nature.
I would recommend Dani and Koa Photography over and over again! We loved having her as our photographer and are so pleased with the photos she and the second shooter took. She really cares about her clients and this was evident when she even packed snacks to share during the 'couple shoot' part of the evening- every detail was taken care of! We found the process of booking, meeting, shootings and receiving the final images to be very smooth and efficient. Thank you Dani!!
Dani was the first service provider we booked. We knew from the moment that we got engaged, that we wanted her to capture our special day. We knew she would understand us as a couple and we knew her photography would display the authenticity that we were looking for in our photographs. She was willing to listen to what we wanted, but was also so wonderful in giving her advice too. This made us feel even more safe in her hands. We were both so happy with how our photos came out (It was the best surprise getting a sneak peak on our honeymoon) Dani, you are a wonderful human being and I am so grateful that we chose you! We will treasure our photos forever! - Lauren and Darryn