Hi, I’m Barb!  I’m the photographer behind Danielson Photography.  I am an artist, mommy to Genevieve and Cain, and wife to Ryan.  I am so lucky to be a wedding and portrait photographer.  I work from home during the week, so I’m able to be with my family, and spend my weekends celebrating couples beginning their lives together.

Photography has been a part of me since I was a little girl, and I strive to share my art with the world through preserving the new beginnings of your family legacy.  As a wedding photographer in Eastern Iowa, I specialize in the new beginnings of your family.  I take time to get to know my clients, so that you have an amazing custom photography experience while you are trusting me with your most prized treasures: your family and memories.  Some important things to know about me:

​1. I earned my BFA in Photography from the University of Iowa. My art school background is the backbone of my business. I create art pieces for your home that your family will treasure for years to come.

2. In addition to my portrait business, I have an active career as a fine art photographer. My work has been displayed throughout the country and internationally. You can view my Fine Art CV here.

3. My husband, Ryan, is a fellow artist and writer. You may see him tagging along as my assistant and second shooter from time to time.

4. What am I doing when I’m not shooting? Playing with my family, binge-watching Bravo shows, drinking all of the Diet Coke, and trying to master the art of organization.


MIFA Moscow International Foto Awards, Moscow, Russia 2016
“Country: Portraits of an American Sound,” Annenberg Space for Photography, Los Angeles, CA 2014
Life Framer Alternate Lives, Menier Gallery, London, England 2014


Let's Chat!

Now that you know a little about me, let me get to know you!  I meet with all of my wedding clients before booking so that we are able to make sure I’m the perfect fit for you.  I love everything about weddings, so I would love to hear more about what you are planning for your dream wedding day!  And the romantic in me is a total sucker for how you and your fiance met.

Contact me here to schedule a time to meet for a chat.