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J Family Photos | Lombard Family Photographer

Two-and-a-half years ago, I met this sweet family on a brisk fall morning after they had welcomed sweet A for their first family session. Last year in the midst of the craziness, little M was born and we needed to delay newborn photos for safety reasons but we finally got to get together and capture […]

June 9, 2021

Family Photography, Milestone Photography

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Lombard Maternity Session | Danielle Hardesty Photography

Summer arrived…in May! Whew! It was egg-frying-on-the-car-dashboard hot and humid as all get out but you wouldn’t know it looking at these photos from a recent Lombard Maternity Session at the stunning Lilacia Park. Which, if you have ever been pregnant in this Midwest heat and humidity, you know it is a challenge just to […]

June 4, 2021

Family Photography, Milestone Photography

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Spring Mini: Kids Photos | Wheaton Children’s Photographer

Two-thirds of this trio has been in front of my lens before so when I got to see them with their cousin, it only took a little bit of warming up. Their mom reached out to see if I would do a children’s photography session and as a family and newborn photographer with a background […]

May 26, 2021

Family Photography, Milestone Photography

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Bolingbrook Golf Club Bridal Shower | Danielle Hardesty Photography

Hair. Make up. Decorating. A big surprise! Aneri’s sister wanted to surprise her with couple’s portraits before her bridal shower at Bolingbrook Golf Club that she was planning. She hired a hair and makeup artist and myself to give Aneri the pampering she deserves. Aanal thought through every detail that brought a simple elegance to […]

May 17, 2021


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Love on a Smaller Scale | Elmhurst & Aurora Wedding Photographer

Saturday, April 24th, 2021 A quiet church library turned getting ready suite for the bride and bridesmaids. A select few in the room as guests arrived yet it was so quite you could hear a pin drop, between the tears and the laughter as Marea read the letter Arthur had written for her. His heart […]

April 30, 2021


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‘M’ Family Spring Session | Naperville Photographer

Buds starting to bloom and the warm sun glowing between clouds set the scene for a beautiful spring Saturday evening. This family of four was a blast to hang out with during this spring family session in Naperville. We dodged frisbees all while capturing this family’s fun personality! This little guy had all the snuggles, […]

April 26, 2021

Family Photography

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Introducing the DHP Referral Program! | Danielle Hardesty Photography

My business grows because of YOU! Every referral is truly the highest compliment I can receive. As a token of my appreciation for your support, I wanted a way to thank you. Introducing the DHP Referral Program! Here is how it works: ​ 1.) Tell your friends about your amazing DHP Experience! Even those Facebook/Instagram […]

March 18, 2021

Milestone Photography

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It’s My Birthday and You Get the Presents | Danielle Hardesty Photography

If you are like me, it feels like this year has been full of heavy, soul-searching things so I’m here to bring a little cheer because it’s my birthday and I want to share the celebration! GIVEAWAY CLOSED! Congratulations to the winners! Grand Prize: Mini Portrait Session* from Danielle Hardesty Photography 3 digital images included […]

December 11, 2020


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Giving Tuesday 2020 | Danielle Hardesty Photography

Giving Tuesday is an opportunity each year to support those in need locally, nationally and globally. ‘Tis the season for giving! This year, more than ever, more people are in need. I’m providing some amazing organizations that I would highly recommend and already support through DHP or personally. Simply choose one that combines your values […]

December 1, 2020


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Small Business Saturday 2020 | Part 2

As I mentioned in my last post, small business Saturday is a great day to support local each year and help families grow their businesses! Here are just a few of my favorite local businesses that I think you should check out! Tiny Wife, LLC: A local couple that are true artisans in the woodworking […]

November 29, 2020


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