Hello! I am Danielle Hankinson.

As a professional photographer, I have the pleasure of photographing incredible people and memorable events. I hope you are moved by the photographs on my site.

Capturing the essence of an individual, a group of people or a special moment in time – is one of the reasons photographs are so treasured. Sometimes, you only have “one shot” to get a perfect photo.

This is where I come in…

If you are seeking a professional high quality photographer, you may want to know the following:

I am a full time photographer – this IS my career. I shoot equally in my studio and throughout the Lake Tahoe Basin. I am both experienced and educated in my craft. I have earned the certification and distinction of being a “Certified Professional Photographer” (translated: I exceed the standards for my industry). I keep current by attending industry workshops, collaborating with creative peers (worldwide) and using progressive techniques and equipment.

I am originally from Australia. This is an incremental benefit for my clients. In the unlikely event we will need to wrestle crocs during a photo shoot – I have you covered.

I have an adventurous spirit, immense patience and lighthearted sense of humor. I climb cliffs, wade in rivers, shoot from boats, trek through snow and work with animals, props and people of all ages.
From a personal standpoint, I LOVE my job. I engage with interesting and inspiring human beings all day long. Every photo session is different and is all about YOU, the client.

What is your vision for a photo session? I would love to speak with you to see what we can create together.

Warm Regards,


Christa Hollander - Thank you very much for the wonderful family photos you took of us this week! The momentary coldness was worth it.April 11, 2015 – 2:33 am

Cathy Arndt - Danielle, I LOVED!!! talking with you today. You remind me of one of my very good friends who loves life, people and enjoys laughing a lot. She and I always have a great time. I’m looking forward to hanging out with you while in Nashville. My phone number (which is the one I called you from) is 801-815-7496 and my email is

I arrive on the 31st of January at 3:00 p.m. at the airport. I’ll look you up once I get there.

Until then my new friend.

Cathy Arndt (Catalina)January 14, 2015 – 6:15 pm

Tim Hyden - Hi Danielle:

My daughter Brett and I (who still calls you “turtle”) are coming up to Tahoe to ski this Saturday, December 13 leaving Tuesday, December 16. I know its last minute (we were not sure if we were coming because of the lack of snow), but would you be available to take our photos for Christmas cards again?

Thanks – Tim

925-786-5213December 12, 2014 – 7:08 pm

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