BRAVE BOLD FEARLESS
My name is Dani Smith and I launched Koa Photography in June 2016.
My love for photography started at a young age. As a child I remember poring over my grandmother's photo albums and reading the captions written on the back. As I paged through the memories I felt a strange sort of connection to her.
I have become obsessed with Photography ever since. Photography has given me a sense of purpose and a way to express my longing to create. It allows people to see things through my perspective. I delight in the simple things. I love watching a moment come together through the viewfinder and the click of the shutter as it is captured.
Koa is a name that means brave, bold and fearless.
My hope is to create bold images that will be treasured and provide a link for generations to come. Images of high quality that encapsulate real emotions and moments
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