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The Loves of My Life


The Girl Behind the Lens 

"When you do things from your soul, you feel a river of joy run within you." - Rumi

Hey, you beautiful being!

My name is Daniele Lauren Bernal, formally known as Daniele Sanford, my family & close friends call me Dani and you are more than welcome to as well.

I am 28 years young and totally about living a life that frees your soul. I don't believe in just "working to live". There is NO way we are here to just work, pay bills, and die. No way. I love plants, animals, crystals, nature, all that good stuff. My mom would call me Snow White growing up because of it. I also absolutely love anything Disney! So that might have something to do with it as well. - 

 I have an incredibly, amazing husband who is without a doubt the love of my life, and together we have two incredible little girls. 

My sun sign is Leo & my moon sign is Cancer (I find astrology and other things similar extremely rad). That being said I am a very reserved, passionate, perfectionist. I take a second to warm up & then BAM, that's when the magic happens ;). I don't think I can live anywhere without the sight of nature honestly; I am extremely blessed to be living in the beautiful mountains of Big Bear, CA. I will definitely go to the city, but I don't think you will ever catch me living in a city area. I get slight anxiety in busy, rushed environments.


It may sound cliche, but photography has always been more to me than just a 'photograph'. It's literally freezing a moment in time, & that in itself is magic! I believe in all magic. I loved taking photos when I was younger but didn't actually start taking it seriously until the year of 2017. Before then I had used it to cope & connect with my late Grandfather as he was into photography as well. I just didn't appreciate it as much until after he was gone.  He passed away July 11th, 2014. I (coincidentally) published this website on July 11th, 2018.. & I don't believe in coincidences.


Capturing the world's natural beauty & precious moments for special beings is what feeds my soul; it is my life's purpose. 

Photos by Savannah Rae            & Gianna Christina
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