Please excuse the state of my website – I’m in the middle of an update and everything is a mess! I promise I’m a better photographer than a webmaster!

I’m Danielle Donders, a photographer, blogger and storyteller based in Manotick near Ottawa, Ontario.  I love to capture the little moments in a family’s life and turn them into beautiful and lasting memories for you.

upper home page collage

As the mother of three (not so little anymore!) boys, I find myself drawn to candid portraits of kids and families interacting and at play. Please do get in touch if you’re looking for a family photographer with a playful streak and an overdeveloped sense of the delightful!

I love photos that tell a story. Rather than a traditional portrait session, consider inviting me and my camera along to document your family’s everyday adventures – apple picking, making dinner, a picnic, a day at the beach, a walk in the woods, a visit to the farm. Let me capture the magic of your family being themselves in a photojournalistic style!

On this site you’ll find some of my favourite pictures in my portfolio gallery. I also license some of my photographs commercially and you can see how they’ve been used in magazines, websites, catalogues and more in my commercial gallery.

candid family photography by danielle donders

You can also find out more about me, or visit my blog, Postcards from the Mothership, where I talk about photography, mothering and raising a family in Ottawa.

Thanks for stopping by!