pocket full o' sunshine!
kristina danitz, or better known as DOLLY, is a wedding, portrait, and concert photographer who loves to forage for mushrooms, bust a move, decorate her home with veggie plants, and spend time with her baby+signifiant other. She is based out of northern illinois, has a passion for finding new light, introducing new ideas, and letting her creative juices flow.
dolly has worked with hundreds of kids, couples, babies and animals to put together a diverse portfolio to please an eye of any taste. Most of her work would be considered "documentary-style" or "day in the life" sort of photography.
dolly has worked with musical acts such as the avett brothers, edward sharpe and the magnetic zeros, yonder mountain string band, railroad earth, greensky bluegrass, moe., umphrey's mcgee, toots and the maytals, trampled by turtles, the wood brothers, big gigantic, keller williams, and many many more.
in addition to kristina "dolly" danitz photography, dolly also works for jambase, an online music publication with 600,000 monthly viewers.
if you are interested in a photo session with kristina "dolly" danitz photography, please contact her here.
"Kristina "Dolly" Danitz is not only an absolute delight to work with, she captures everything from smiles to design. She's photographed my family, my wedding, and my kitchen and bath design work, She's absolutely remarkable!"
-Randi (& Darren) Ribar
"Kristina Danitz shot our wedding this past June.. She showed up in the middle of a tornado warning and basically took the most beautiful pictures I could have asked for. You would have never known of the unfortunate rain because when the rain let up she took some of the most natural photos using the scenery of the farm we were married on. Before our wedding she asked me what I wanted..and I was grateful when she accepted my challenge to just photograph what she felt would capture the day. I hardly saw Dolly throughout the ceremony and reception.. She was hidden.. When I received the pictures I couldnt believe what she shot.. She blended in instead of making things awkward for my guests. I wanted her to document the day without taking too many posed shots.. She did both with kindness and a smile. I trusted her creative vision..and this was one of the best decisions I made because what she saw is what I did not. Her view of one of the best days of my life is something I will treasure forever. Truly an artist. Thank you Dolly."
-Amie (& Lance) Kennedy
"Kristina is AMAZING. I've relied on her for my engagement photos, wedding photography, and family portraits, and she's always produced stunning work. She has a knack for documenting small details beautifully and capturing the essence of any event, and is wonderful at using light and editing magic in her photos. I 110% recommend her!"
-Jessica (& Nate) Kandler
"We couldn't be happier with our wedding photos! They're perfect. Kristina has a gift for capturing special moments in a beautiful, natural way."
-Bridgid (& Craig) Coleman
"The beautiful and Whimsical Dolly did a top notch job on our June 2013 wedding. We had lots of small details that I worked really hard on for our wedding and she made sure to get it all so every time I look through my wedding album it's like reliving the best day of my life. Not to mention the big moments were captured perfectly from every angle. Do it, you will not be disappointed she is truly talented and loves what she does."
-Jason & Stacy Brennan