Monday, February 25, 2008


I'm having SO many issues with my e-mails ending up in spam folders in the last few weeks... Not sure why this is such a huge problem lately but I think I may have resolved it this morning. If for some reason you haven't received a reply from me; please check spam/junk mail! I've answered all e-mails that I have received... I'm panicked that I have unintentionally made some feel ignored... If you haven't received a reply from me; please write or call again & we can chat :)
thank you so much & I'm so sorry about this!

Sunday, February 24, 2008

lauren + dave . the wedding

Lauren + Dave were married at the Calamigo's Equestrian Center this past Fall... I LOVE the rich red coloring throughout the event; so sophisticated and beautiful...

Monday, February 18, 2008

Ceremony magazine . OC edition published!!!!!

This was so exciting to open up a package this week to find two Ceremony magazines; one being the OC edition and the other the SD edition for 2008... My work was featured on the pages of each; featuring a wedding, a boudoir session, and a trash the dress session! Below is the OC feature; the SD edition is shown in the previous post!!!

Ceremony Magazine . The SD edition... published!!!!!

So cool to open up Ceremony magazine's San Diego edition to see a featured wedding, boudoir session and Trash the Dress session inside... Yippeeee!

Friday, February 15, 2008

Pasadena magazine . the LOVE issue

Pasadena magazine's February issue was inspired by Love; including a 'gifts for him' section. I was thrilled when the editor called to include my boudoir photography within the pages of this beautiful issue!
In case you don't have eagle eyes :) here's what they wrote:
You know those Poloroid shots buried in the drawer, the ones that make you look a little green and a lot like someone who'd be mortified if they fell into the wrong hands? Replace them. Photographer Danielle Biel can make a girl-next-door a vixen or vice versa, depending on the kind of breathless "wow" you plan to elicit. Each session includes 144 shots, a hair and make up sesion, and negatives.

Saturday, February 09, 2008

curves ahead . the beauty of colleen

[boudoir photographs are always kept private unless a signed model release has been obtained. these images have been approved and released by the client.]

Thursday, February 07, 2008

liz + greg . the wedding

Liz + Greg had an ultra cool wedding at the newly renovated Pasadena City Hall. Since Liz is Executive Director of The Race to Erase MS Gala, I knew she'd have the entire event under control and extremely stylish...
Their friends and loved ones were present as they shared their vows; then mingled during an extended cocktail party filled with yummy passed hors d'oeuvres... Following the formal event; everyone was invited to party at the wine bar Greg owns-- the fabulous, Bodega Wine Bar... within walking distance of the Hall.

Sunday, February 03, 2008

the belated (very belated) holiday recap

We had a nice relaxing holiday season. Close to Christmas, we headed to The Gentle Barn (home to rescued and rehabilitated animals), then to Disneyland for a couple of days... John's extended family had a big dinner at El Torito, then on Christmas day, we hosted Christmas dinner to both of our immediate families which was fun. I made another turkey; this time it was a little dry but still edible. It was a really nice season... I had so much fun. Lucas just went wild over everything; loved it all. the animals, disneyland, opening presents... so fun.

this one above just makes me smile so big, it's cuter larger. click to see the larger version.

and while most were ringing in the new year with parties and cocktails... guess what i did?! nothing :) absolutely nothing and it was all i ever hoped it would be. i was by myself ringing in the new year... john and the baby went to visit family and i elected to stay home to veg out. During those two days I crammed in all kinds of things I love doing yet don't find time for: reading, writing, going to the movies (Juno), drank hot chocolate on my patio at dusk under the Xmas lights, sat around and SLEPT IN.

it was wonderful. :)

here's to an amazing new year (can't believe we are already two months in!)