from past clients
"Shooting with Daytona was so empowering. She makes sure you are super comfortable and she creates a safe place to really allow you to explore your own beauty and self. And she captures it so well! She is fun, professional and above all, incredible talented."
"Daytona is one of the most genuine people I've ever come across, meeting and shooting with her was absolutely amazing. Her ability to capture people as their true selves is a rare thing to find and my favorite thing about her photography. I absolutely love the photos from our session together."
"Working with Daytona was amazing! As a fellow photographer, I had worked in my space many times and have struggled coming up with fresh vibes. Daytona came right in and quickly knew what she wanted to shoot, finding gems in my own backyard that I had never noticed before. She made me feel so comfortable and beautiful: probably the bet coaching I've had during a shoot from a photographer. All around wonderful experience and I wish we still lived close because I would shoot with her all the time."
"As someone who had a difficult time adjusting to their pregnancy body and the changes that came with it, shooting with Daytona was an eye opening experience. The setting and her warm demeanor made shooting a very comfortable and inviting experience. I was able to relax and embrace my body and I truly believe that my photos show that. Looking at them, I am able to see the beauty in my pregnancy and am glad I decided to have photographs taken of this wonderful time in my life. Daytona made me feel beautiful at a time when I had doubted that and the fact that she does this all on film is an even bigger testament to her true talent."
"Daytona is a warm and gifted photographer. I instantly felt comfortable working with her-like taking pictures with an old friend. Throughout our shoot, she kept the lines of communication open, asking questions and checking in with me. She has an amazing eye for what will translate in a photo. I trust her completely behind the camera, especially in such an intimate setting. I'm so happy with the result; these are some of my favorite photos of myself."
"It was pure magic. You made me feel like the mundane things I did were the most beautiful thing you had ever seen. I truly felt like a piece of art. my photo shoot with Daytona was a divine experience. she is so incredible. she took mundane things, like my glance out the window and turned them into a stunning portraits. she made sure I was comfortable at every moment. she was honest. if she had an idea, she would work to pose me, and if it ended up not looking the way she envisioned. she was so good at making she I knew I was a piece of art. she contorted her body in weird ways to get the perfect angle to capture my essence on film. this shoot was my gift to the woman I've become, and she made sure it was a masterpiece."
"Working with Daytona was an incredible, stress-free experience. She took care of every single detail and made me feel so comfortable. She brings this awesome energy to the photoshoot. It feels like you're hanging out with a friend that you've known forever. She strikes this cool balance between capturing you organically, and giving you the perfect amount of instruction to get you into a pose that looks effortless. I love that I see myself exactly the way that I am in these photos. Looking at them makes me feel proud of my wild hair and my uneven boobs. Booking with Daytona was exactly the act of self-love I was looking for, and then some.
“From the moment I walked in to the moment I walked out, you made me feel like I was the most beautiful woman you had ever seen. Although I was nervous because I had never done anything close to this, I felt comfortable because of your confidence. You made one of the most vulnerable thing I have ever done the most amazing experience of my life.”⠀
“Shooting with Daytona was literally a dream. From her creative space to her relatable approach everything was a breeze. The entire experience felt more so like hanging out with one of my closet friends instead of someone i was meeting for the very first time. Definitely would do it again and again and again.”⠀
“I wish I was able to list what exactly was so refreshing about working with her, but it really is not just one thing. There’s a certain feeling that she brings to a shoot. Working with Daytona makes you feel like you’re hanging out with your best girlfriend, but having someone there to capture all of those moments that you truly feel beautiful. The way you stretch, or smile, or glance over your shoulder, the beauty she sees in you will translate impeccably onto the film you receive from the session. ⠀
When you have those “what-do-I-do-with-my-hands” moments of self doubt, Daytona is able to shift seamlessly from comfortable conversation to concise instruction that will remind you that she is there to ensure that you are celebrating yourself.⠀
The finished prints were more than I could have asked for. The colors, the lighting, the silhouettes? I feel like a Matissian goddess— I cannot wait to work with Daytona again.”
“My body has always been a tool to me. A medium, a canvas, a castle, a home. I have used her and I have hated her and I have put her in danger over and over and over but look at her. She dances and she sings and she laughs and she has not crumbled in front of you yet. For a long long time my body was my enemy and I wanted to be somewhere else. I wanted to burst open and hide her away I didn’t want to be seen I didn’t want to be stared at with a watering mouth. I cut off my hair and wore baggy clothes and forgot to brush my teeth and my hair and my nails were dirty with greed and shame and guilt. I neglected her. I didn’t want to kill myself so I was slowly hacking away at her. Cutting off limbs replacing them with those I loved and lost because their arm is not my arm they can’t love me if they can’t reach out and touch me. ⠀
Thank you, Daytona, for seeing me inside of my body and shining light on her. Thank you for wiping off the dust from the windows. Thank you for your magic and your energy and your love. You inspire me and..everyone you touch.”
Working with Daytona was everything I didn't know I needed!! Maternity photos had not been something I initially wanted, but after meeting Daytona, seeing her work and learning more about her experience - everything changed. While she was photographing me, I felt so taken care of, heard and beautiful! I whole-heartedly enjoyed our time together... it will be a part of my pregnancy journey I'll remember forever. Then the photos were beyond incredible!! Oh my goodness, I am so in love with them. SO so thankful I decided to get these photos done and so grateful for Daytona's talent and heart. What a gift the whole experience was!!
"Working with Daytona was a dream! She is so kind, thoughtful, direct, and magical. I will definitely have another session in the future."
Working with Daytona was an INCREDIBLE experience. She pays attention to every detail, collaborating with you before you even show up to your session so she knows exactly what you want. From the moment I arrived at the shoot, she made me feel like a queen! Any nerves I had were instantly eased with her friendliness and excitement for my session. The shoot was SO much fun! I was happy in my own skin and I left feeling empowered. The session reveal left me in awe. Daytona not only captured everything I wanted, the shoot exceeded my expectations. The whole experience gave me a new found confidence that has spilled out into all areas of my everyday life.
I have sat in front of many cameras in my life, but Daytona captured the most beautiful photo of me to date. When I saw my images, I was moved to tears. She was sent from heaven to remind me of my beauty and the complexity of my personhood. The work that she is doing in this world is necessary and healing. She gave me the gift of rediscovering authenticity, and I love her forever.
GODDESS VIBES. I knew going in I wasn’t in the best place physically or emotionally but within just a few minutes I was so comfortable. You can literally see my confidence change one photo to the other. By the time we got to the end, I felt like I’d shimmied out of a constricting bond of body shame and embraced the fierce woman I am. The body part I dislike the most is on full display in the photo I love the most.
Working with Daytona is a dream. Even sick as can be, she showed up for me and for our collaboration. When two artists get together, you know something beautiful will come out of it - but Daytona really is charged on another level. She made me feel safe and cozy, enchanting and holy. There is something special about two women honoring each other as the divine works of art and nature that we truly are. I went into this experience hoping to feel more at home in my body. I am an actor, artist, and poet. I spend so much of my time focusing on women empowerment and women's bodies, but felt a disconnect to my own. Seeing my photos for the first time gave me just that - a feeling of coming home. Daytona is a safe haven for the feminine, a gifted photographer, and an energetic breath of fresh air. I would recommend her to any woman for any reason. There is never a bad time to honor all the beautiful, messy, naked, glowing, scrappy parts of you. Book now, book often, stay blooming.
I have been “overweight” most of my life. I have shied away from photos, and ducked out of candids to avoid seeing myself in pictures more times than I could count. But seeing the art Daytona has captured makes me feel like a ethereal renaissance goddess. My body has seen love, trauma, laughter, and loss. She has carried a daughter and traveled from coast to coast, but most importantly this body is MINE to love. Daytona, thank you for the girl magic you serve every session. I truly hope every women at least once in their life gets to feel the way I felt in front of your lens.
This was my first boudoir experience and I was equally nervous and excited. As a photographer I am rarely on the other side of the camera. Daytona immediately eased my nerves and walked me through the whole process from start to finish. She made me feel so beautiful, so cherished, and so seen - a truly luxurious experience from beginning to end. Boudoir is an invaluable gift you can give yourself. I am eternal grateful for how Daytona's artistic eye and kind spirit has helped me see my own body and love it even more.