Danya

This chica is as kind as she is a fierce artist. With a BFA in Photography from San Jose State University, she exploded onto the wedding photography scene years ago and we're over here with heart-eyes each time we see the latest wedding that she masterfully captures with such a natural, emotive grace. She's a woman of passion both on and off the job: game night is her favorite pastime with friends. She's been known to ruin games by winning too much, so watch out! 

WHAT IF I TOLD YOU THAT YOU COULD TRAVEL ANYWHERE RIGHT NOW?

I'm ready! Let's go! I'm hopping on a plane straight to Hawaii! Even though I've already been before, I'm always so calm and happy in the Hawaiian waters. There is just something in the air that makes you feel so care free!

IN WHAT HISTORICAL PERIOD WOULD YOU MOST LIKE TO HAVE LIVED?

Ok, confession time: I didn't pay attention to my history classes... Can I go into the future?

WHERE ARE YOUR FAVORITE Bay ARea HANGOUTS?

WHERE DO YOU FEEL MOST INSPIRED?

If I'm out, I'm usually at a sushi restaurant eating a chirashi bowl, grabbing a bowl of pho, or grilling meat at a KBBQ restaurant. The best way to hang out is around a table of food!

Being outside is so inspirational when it comes to my art. Being able to observe the light and the different personalities it has during the different times of day. Aside from the sunlight, I'm always so enamored by the beauty of nature. From the view of large forests to the tiny details of a leaf. 

what is your idea of perfect happiness?

My home. I am a proud homebody and I can spend all day in bed lounging in my pj's. It may sound confining, but I've been blessed enough to make my home my happy place. It's where I can dance like no one's watching, sing off the top of my lungs, and be 100% me! 

Go-tos

Indoor plants

Bringing the outside inside. I love watching my plants grow!

MY PET RATS

I know it's uncommon to have pet rats, but they are honestly the best pets. Their personality is a mix between dogs (playful and interactive) and cats (naps all day), making them the perfect pet for me. Plus they're pocket sized!

Hydroflask Waterbottle

Can't catch me out the house without one of these. Stay hydrated!

PLANNER

I am a classified type A personality. I plan and write everything down in my planner. Everyone suggests I move to digital calendars, but there's something about planner notebooks... 

Chunky Knit Sweaters

If I could wear a cozy knit sweater every day, I would. I love being warm and comfy!

Cookies

I’m a hard person to get a gift for, but one thing I’ll always love… cookies!! Chocolate chip, oatmeal raisin, white chocolate macadamia, the list goes on.