Congratulations on your engagement!  I’m so glad you’re here!  I’m Barb, the owner of Danielson Photography.  I’m an artist, a wife and a mother, and I get to spend my days celebrating love as I help couples celebrate the biggest day of their lives!  I provide a high end, client-centered wedding photography experience focused on documenting your unique love story through timeless photography and heirloom albums that can be passed on for generations.  I might be the photographer for you if:
  • you believe building a strong marriage is more important than the wedding day.
  • you appreciate the finer things, but don’t get too caught up in the details.
  • you are already planning how to hide your ugly cry face (don’t worry, I’ll be tearing up, too).
  • you can’t wait to celebrate on the dance floor!
I would love to get together at a local coffee shop and discuss your dream wedding day (although, I’ll admit, I’ll be drinking hot chocolate or Diet Coke). I can’t wait to get to know you!
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It matters not who you love, why you love, or how you love.  It matters only that you love.  

-John Lennon


Each couple I photograph is unique and so is their ideal wedding day.  Because of that, I have several collection options to perfectly fit your needs.  I offer complimentary consultations in order to discuss what your ideal wedding and photography coverage looks like to you.  Full day wedding coverage begins at $2800.
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Engagement session in the countryside of Galena, IL.
Wine Tasting Engagement Session in Galena | Galena Wedding Photographer
When Cassidy contacted me about her idea of going to Galena for a wine tasting engagement session, I responded with "SIGN. ME. UP." Galena has a special place in my heart. I can't tell you how many times my husband and I have discussed the logistics of moving there. The quaint downtown, the bluffs, the history...we love it all. So, give me an opportunity to head over and be a Galena wedding photographer for a day and I'm all over it. Plus, I love wine. I've known Cassidy for almost nine years now. She was one of my trainers when I worked at Bennigan's back in my college years and we became fast friends. Life has thankfully slowed d ...
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Bridal portrait of bride and close up of pink bridal bouquet outside St. Raphael Orthodox Church in Iowa City
St. Raphael Orthodox Iowa City Wedding | Mr and Mrs Arndt
When I was contacted about this Orthodox wedding in Iowa City by the groom, I was so excited. I love getting to learn new wedding traditions. It's a perk of my job! Since this was my first time attending an Orthodox ceremony, I prepared by emailing with Fr. Ignatius at St. Raphael to make sure I understood the traditions and was respectful of the ceremony. I always especially look forward to weddings where my primary contact has been with the groom. 99% of the time I almost exclusively talk and plan with the bride, so I get super pumped about the groom taking charge in the photography area. As I got to know Matthew and Katherine, I lea ...
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Quad Cities Family Farm Wedding | Mr and Mrs Geier
Samantha and Curtis' Quad Cities family farm wedding can be described in one word. FUN. These two were such a pleasure to get to know, from their lighthearted snowy engagement session to all of our planning check ins leading up to the wedding. I don't know how I somehow get the most relaxed couples, but I love it so much. The two of them were just so excited to get married, they didn't let themselves get bogged down with all of the planning stress. I love how much their celebration on Sam's dad's family farm really revolved around family and having fun. I think you will see from the pictures that this group was definitely having a great ...
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