more about me
some fun fact....
the Jonas Brothers and Disney Tunes will all get me up and off my feet...
you can usually find me walking our little pupper Moira
searching for the best dessert menus
asking for more foot rubs from my partner James.
re-watching Disney parades on Youtube
running in the morning air every other day
If you haven't guessed, I'm kind of obsessed with Disney and everything Puppers.
you may not know...
I am a Film Studies Major and Post Production Graduate.
My freelance career was filled with amazing jobs from big companies to small editing houses.
I then became a dog walker while building my photography career you see today. I took photos of all the puppers!
I grew thinking I would be a teacher.
I have a horrible habit of drinking too much Diet Coke.
and I sometimes dream of getting a second pupper for Moira to have a friend
I HAVE A JAMES AND A MOIRA IN MY LIFE
family is everything to me.
disney world is my happy place.
from the lovers
kind words from
"Danica was our videographer for our wedding last year and she did such a terrific job! Danica was so lovely to work with and easy-going. We love how enthusiastic and versatile she is. Danica worked seamlessly with our photographer and really added to the fun of our photo/video-shoot! We had a very non-traditional wedding and she was on board for all of the silliness!
Danica also had lots of suggestions and ideas of shots to get which was very helpful and creative of her! The moments that she captured and the final edit of our videos were absolutely amazing!! (That Darth Vader intro was brilliant lol) We recommend Danica for any special event whether it be traditional, non-traditional, or anything in between! Thank you again Danica!!"
— AMANDA & STEVEN
“Danica was our wedding photography this past April 2019 and from the initial booking to receiving our final engagement and wedding photos she did a spectacular job. All of the photos she took were fantastic - she has a way of making you feel comfortable and excited and she totally captures it in her photos! Danica is so creative with different settings, poses, and angles that make for a diverse collection of photos with lots to choose your favourites from, and she goes the extra mile to get those good shots. I also really like the online gallery tool she uses to share photos with clients - it makes it easy to pick your favourites and share any or all with your family and friends. We are so happy with our wedding photos and 100% recommend her!!"
— CRISTINA & SHAWN
"Danica is amazing! After receiving a recommendation, we chose Danica as our wedding photographer and we’re so happy we did! She captured countless beautiful, natural shots both in our engagement session and on our wedding day. She was an absolute pleasure to work with. Her passion shines through, her turnaround time was quick, and quality was not comprised. We are truly grateful."
— SARAH & LIAM
"Danica, you are so easy to get along with and very personable. The quality (and quick return!) of the videos themselves was very impressive, on top of the fact that you somehow captured all of the most important moments in your creation of the videos. You worked so well with our photographer even though the two of you had never met. You were timely, organized and your second shooter was great too. As you mentioned in one of our meetings, you were very discreet in capturing our love in a way that allowed us to focus on the moments (but you somehow also captured the best parts, that's skill!). We would gladly choose Danica Oliva Photography and Videography in the future and highly recommend you to anyone."
— NICOLE & CONNOR
"Our wedding photos we received are beyond amazing. Danica outdid herself and captured every important moment, from beginning to end. She helped us create memories that will truly last a lifetime. We received so many compliments from our friends and family, both on the quality of the photos and professionalism and kindness of Danica at the wedding. The photos aren't overly posed and I can't find one where my husband and I aren't smiling. She captured the joy we felt that day and for that I am forever grateful. Thank you Danica, we love you!!"
— JUSTINE & MICHAEL
"Danica was our videographer for our wedding in June 2019. Right from our first meeting over a beer, she made my husband and I feel so relaxed and comfortable in the planning process but most importantly, on our wedding day. Danica and her second shooter blended into the background, just naturally capturing all of our special moments. She has the most natural, easy-going personality. Her pricing was exactly what we were looking for for a video and the turnaround was super quick. We loved the end result and I swear I have watched the video 100 times and still cry every time I watch it. Thank you for all your work Danica! We are so grateful."
— KATIE & MARK
"Danica was my wedding photographer this past year. She was everything we could have wanted and more. She was professional, organized, down to earth, and honest. Both for my engagement and wedding photos, she was able to provide all pictures when she promised, and in good time. She made us both feel so comfortable and was able to capture the most beautiful and candid photographs. Danica has the ability to catch a moment with a photo so perfectly. My wedding photos were so incredibly done. We have so many beautiful, candid pictures that remind me of some I’ve seen in a magazine. Not only is she talented, but she is so kind hearted and such a hard worker. We had the best day and part of that was thanks to Danica."
— NICOLE & SHANE
from pup parents
kind words from
"We loved working with Danica as she was extremely sweet, kind, patient, and professional, from the outset. She took the time to answer my questions over the phone, and also sent me samples of her work. After looking at her work we decided to do our photo shoot at Evergreen Brickworks. We have two puppies, a goldendoodle and an aussiedoodle who were about four months old at the time of the shoot. Danica was extremely patient with them and us during the shoot. She took her time to make sure if you got high quality photos. Although it was a hot day, she did not rush through the shoot, and went above and beyond to capture special moments, such as a family portrait. We are extremely thankful to have worked with her. We highly recommend her if you would like to work with someone who is friendly, approachable, kind, patient, and adept behind the lens. We hope to book another session with her soon!"
"We love working with Danica! She’s an amazingly talented photographer and is so cheerful & friendly that both Daisy and I instantly felt comfortable around her and in front of her lens. She listens to what you're looking for so that she can catch those perfect moments for you and succeeds in capturing our personalities in every shot; this is what makes Danica & her work so special. Her passion for animals and photography is obvious and it’s just a joy to work with someone who truly loves what they do. If you’re ever looking for a dog or pet photographer for you and your furbaby, Danica is your girl!"
"We've had the pleasure of working with Danica and Dawson modelling for her easter shoot. She is organized and professional. She is also creative in the ways she promotes herself, coming up with new shoot ideas, and designing a great newsletter program for her fans. Her photos show her style and passion for the subjects and the art. Would 10/10 recommend you booking with her!"
"We love the photos!! We love her style, that’s more natural and candid. The photos captured Argo’s playfulness so well. And we had fun working working with her. She’s so patient with our puppy, and quick at snapping any cute moments. Not only we’d recommend her for sure, we will definitely work with her again!"
"Our photoshoot with Danica was awesome! From the beginning, Winnie loved the environment and was very comfortable with Danica. The entire process was smooth, fun and hassle free for our very energetic dog. Winnie's pictures turned out better than expected. We highly recommended Danica for any pet photoshoot!"
"Danica went above and beyond to accommodate our busy and changing schedule. Cheery, professional and was able to make sure that we got the most out of the session. It is clear that she has a real eye for photography and love of pets! Thank you for a wonderful experience, and even better photos!"
"Danica was super friendly and fun. Up for anything with regard to where to shoot, and most noticeably, contorted herself, to get just the right angle! Very thankful of Danica for working with big 'ol Beau. Danica's fifteen minutes in the office brought the morale up 10 fold. Thanks!"
"Danica is super easygoing and friendly, and my shy pup was comfortable with her almost right away. She made our photo shoot really enjoyable and she was very open to different ideas throughout the session. What I really liked was how she customized each session based on each dog and owner's level of comfort and personality, and the photos from every shoot looked a little different even when they all used the same studio space and props. Thanks, Danica!"