Danielle Price Photography has rebranded and formed a new business called Thoughts Brewing, LLC. All inquiries will be processed through the new business.

My Story
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Since elementary school, when I received my first film camera (probably dating myself a bit), I have been fascinated with capturing moments via photography. Before that, I enjoyed just looking at photos - I would flip through any photo albums I could find. I love how photography can capture a moment in time and freeze it there - the image, the emotions, the people, the memories, the smells, the textures. Looking at a photograph is like traveling back in time.

Over the years, I improved my photography skills and eventually obtained a digital camera. Getting a digital camera was huge for me because the film was expensive to develop, and I had to be cautious about how many photos I took. Having to pay for the film development led me to start my entrepreneurial journey at age 10. But with a digital camera, I could take as many photos as possible, opening up a whole new world.

Around 2009, I found a passion for macro photography of flowers. I was delighted to get an intimate view of something naturally beautiful and see exceptional detail features I would not usually observe. I found a secret world in macro photography. During this time of discovery, my grandfather became a great inspiration because the flower photos brought him so much happiness and joy.

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After my grandfather died, my passion for macro photography also died. I no longer focused so heavily on macro flowers but tried turning my skills toward other styles of nature photography. The years passed, and I was able to experience many wonderful and amazing outdoor adventures, all of which I, of course, captured through my photography.

At the end of 2017, I struggled with intense workplace stress as an ER/Trauma Registered Nurse. On New Year's Day of 2018, I started the 52 Hike Challenge. Hiking has also been a lifelong passion of mine. While as a nurse, I found getting out in the mountains - away from the masses, immersed in nature - became my therapy, decompressing and maintaining my sanity. The hiking challenge forced me to do two things I already had a powerful passion for - hiking and photography.

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At the beginning of 2018, I struggled to find the time, energy, and hiking partners to keep up with the once-a-week hiking goal, and I quickly fell behind. I eventually decided I needed to make a job change. I left one hospital for another, but before starting the new job, I took a four-week break in July, during which I hiked 16 times for a total of 73 miles. One of the most significant changes during those 16 hikes was that I finally did a solo hike - this unlocked another whole new world for me. Hiking by myself allowed me to stop and capture 1,000 photos of a particular flower if I felt like it without feeling guilty about making my hiking partner wait for me. Throughout my hiking journey, my passion and love of macro photography became renewed, and even though my grandfather wasn't around anymore to see them in person, I knew I could properly honor him by continuing to capture the images he so enjoyed.

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As I completed the 52 Hike Challenge in 2018, many truths about my life became clear. First, I wanted my focus to be on spending time with my loved ones and caring for myself. Because unfortunately, my years as a nurse caused me to neglect my chronic health condition. I, therefore, recognized that I could not continue nursing if I wanted to maintain a healthy work/life balance. And honestly, if I wanted to remain free of any permanent harm. As an RN, I had been physically and verbally battered and assaulted by patients and patients' family members more times than I can recount. I consider myself very lucky not to have sustained any long-lasting damage.

In February 2019, after countless hours of discussion with my husband and deep thought, I submitted my resignation from my nursing job. I embarked on a different journey to establish a photography business - Danielle Price Photography.

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Danielle Price Photography has been so rewarding and successful, and I am so grateful to every client. So, in July of 2022, my husband and I decided to form a new business where we combined our skills to offer our clients a wide variety of photography and IT services. Thoughts Brewing, LLC was born.

With my passion for the outdoors, I help my clients capture and create their memories in nature. Nature portrait photography is something I deeply enjoy, and I hope you will as well.

Interested in capturing and creating your own moments in nature? Don't hesitate to contact me at dpp@thoughtsbrewing.com.

Danielle Price Griffin