Hello friends. Who would have thought that I would be titling one of my posts around a global pandemic? This has turned into a very hard and strange year, in a very quick amount of time. I am writing this from the safety
For almost all of this past February, I was traveling across the country in India for a US-based nonprofit called Homes of Hope India. Some of you may recognize that name; I photographed for them last year, as well. They financially support and help construct schools and orphanages for young girls who are
I recently returned from a photo trip to northeast India, and it was everything. I went to that little section between Myanmar, Bhutan, and Bangladesh.... wayyyy up there. It was remote, it was challenging,
For those of you who don't know, I was born and raised in Syracuse, New York until the age of 11. My parents have an insane amount of siblings and cousins that mostly still live in the surrounding areas of upstate New York, and we would go up at least once or twice a year after we moved for holidays and vacations in the summer. My parents have an old cabin
Oh, I've been a bad blogger the past couple months! Sorry guys... My bad. Apparently coming back to the States has been more distracting than I imagined it would be. So let's see, I came to Washington, DC after almost 8 months in Vietnam and had the opportunity to housesit
Well, I'm back in America after seven months in Southeast Asia. I decided to take advantage and leave for a bit because of a few things happening in Saigon: it's still rainy season, and I'm over it; a mass amount of people leave for the summer, mostly expats, which means my client base dries up a bit and work is slower; and I
It is so important to get off the beaten path when you travel. While Chiang Mai was absolutely lovely and extremely relaxing, it was also full of westerners! Like sooooo many foreigners who all had the same uniform of elephant pants, dreads, tattoos, and
I love being in a country when a holiday occurs. It is so fun learning about their customs and traditions that everyone participates in. Tet, or the Lunar New Year, is pretty much the biggest celebration throughout Vietnam and other parts of Southeast Asia. This year, it
I've had a slight delay in writing this next post because life has felt settled and not as noteworthy, which is a fantastic feeling, yes, but I was waiting for more things to happen to write about. Then I remembered that my day-to-day may become regular to me,
This is the first of many new posts regarding my life transition to becoming a full-time freelance, traveling photographer who works remotely and works with nonprofits and great organizations.
So, I successfully made it to Vietnam! My journey started Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at 6am in North Carolina with a
Danielle Desnoyers is a traveling freelance photographer with a focus on humanitarian, travel, and family photography. She currently splits her time between the United States and Vietnam with travels to other countries as well.