Meet the Photographer - Danielle Reeder of Danielle Reeder Photography
Tell us a little about yourself:
I'm a mama to three beautiful girls, and wife to the most amazing husband - he's my absolute rock!
I'm an absolute neat freak , my friends are often winding me up about it.
I love keeping fit but also love chocolate far too much!
I love adventures with my gorgeous family! But I equally love chilled, quiet weekends at home!
Another passion is music, it's good for your soul! We're a household of music lovers and nothing quite beats a kitchen disco! The perfect date night with my husband is heading out for food before going to a concert.
How did you start out offering birth photography?
This is one which I find hard to put into words really. Just over two years ago we had to say goodbye to our identical twin girls during the second trimester of my pregnancy. Following this I completely threw myself into my love of photography and started my business, initially photographing families. Birth photography was something that had always amazed me, I almost feel like our girls pulled me in that direction. I have such a passion for it and feel extremely honoured for each family that allows me to share such an extraordinary time with them.
How would you describe your creative style?
My style is very unobtrusive, candid and relaxed. I like to let interactions naturally unfold, documenting people's true personalities and connections with each other. I want to tell their story for them to look back at in years to come and instantly remember those feelings and emotions.
Where or from whom do you find your inspiration?
I think I pull inspiration from people, my surroundings, feelings, words, music; it's forever changing depending on the situation or what the end result is that I have in my mind.
What is your most memorable image and why?
As I was taking the image below I had a tear in my eye, I think most who were present in the room did. It was such a loving and tender moment between the labouring mama and her first born. It had me straight away and I knew that it would be a favourite from that birth.
The little boy was absolutely adorable with his mummy throughout, he wasn't phased by anything at all and was watching with intent as his baby brother was born.
What is your favourite movie of all time?
I think it's going to have to be The Holiday, I'm a hopeless romantic at heart!
What's your go-to playlist when editing?
I like to listen to something fairly easy going whilst editing; Jessie Ware, The Weekend, Massive Attack. If it's too upbeat I get carried away singing and never get any work done, Fall Out Boy being a prime example!
What are you most grateful for?
My family, my friends and the opportunities that I've had. Life isn't always plain sailing but I'm grateful for the lessons learnt along the way and I hope that I never take anything for granted.