D. Willey Photography | About

About Danielle


Belly Laughing, Coffee Drinking, Book Loving, Baby Whisperer.


Danielle Willey is the owner of Rifle, Colorado's only Family Portrait Studio specializing in Maternity, Newborns, Babies & Children. Voted Local's Choice Photographer in 2016, Danielle is known throughout the valley as being kind, affectionate, professional and great with children and babies. 


Danielle completed the photography program at The Art Institute of Colorado in 2001 and soon after, gave birth to her own daughter. It was then, Danielle decided she wanted to specialize in portraiture but it took almost twelve years before she realized her true calling was in working with newborns and smaller children. 


In 2015, Danielle opened her studio in Rifle and gave Western Garfield County its very first photography studio specializing in little ones. In addition to a professional DSLR, Equipment, Props and everything else that makes for cute photos; Danielle is also insured, regularly attends workshops and conferences, is Newborn Posing Safety Certified through APNPI (Accredited Professional Newborn Photographers International) and CPR Certified (Infants, Children & Adult). Danielle takes this job seriously and wants her clients to feel secure, knowing they've hired a professional who truly cares about their children and in capturing their most memorable milestones.


When she's not working, Danielle can be found spending time with her family (which includes a hilarious, handsome devil of a husband, her sassy and smart mouthed teenage daughter, her two equally sassy stepdaughters, a rambunctious BullPug, two cats and eight chickens). She also loves reading a good Crime Thriller, drinking lots of coffee, listening to music, camping, ice fishing and more!



The Studio


Located on the first floor of the Mercantile Building on 3rd St., between Blush Salon and Miller Dry Goods.


We have over 1500 square feet of useable space dedicated to not only newborns but children, mamas and families as well! There is a coffee bar stocked with light snacks, water and, of course, coffee. We also have a seating area for parents and siblings to relax and even watch a little television or read. 


I cannot wait to show you around the studio and get to know you a little more! 

My main objective is to personalize each photo session I shoot so that it's unique & reflective of your personality & interests. 

We will work together to select the perfect locations, props, and/or concept for your shoot.