Finding the Balance
As a Sicilian olive farmer once told me, life is about finding balance. If you work 8 hours a day at something that you are truly passionate about and love, spend 8 hours a day doing things that you enjoy and are good for you, and get 8 hours of restful sleep,
A Work Trip at Ho Tram Beach
What an awesome way to start 2019. After my busiest holiday season yet taking photo mini sessions for tons of families in the Ho Chi Minh City area, I was ready for a slightly slower pace! I also have been dog-sitting and housesitting since the beginning of November, and
First Christmas Overseas
Well, Christmas has come and gone. It was my first time being overseas and away from my family during the holiday season. Can't say I particularly enjoyed it, to be honest. I knew it would be difficult, but even with FaceTime and WiFi, it just wasn't enough. I will probably do everything in my ability to be with family in the future during the holiday season. However, being in the city of expats,
Vietnam, Round Two!
I'm back!! This is the first time through all my years of traveling, working, and living abroad that I've gone back to a country that I already resided in (except for America, where I grew up and lived for most of my life). I was in Vietnam for over seven months
Fall Fairyland in Upstate New York
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
And that's a wrap, folks! I honestly cannot believe September is about to be over. Where has 2018 gone?!??! It's basically Halloween, which is practically Christmas. So realistically, it's already 2019, and I cannot even handle it.
WAYYY Overdue Update!
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
Stateside Deja Vu
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
I have been in Vietnam for six months today. FYI, that sentence makes me so happy! It, of course, feels half like I've been here for much longer than that and half like I've just arrived. Six months is a
As a freelance photographer, I work with a lot of families and youngsters capturing portraits and family group photos... And kids can be finicky. As you are all very well aware. Any little thing can turn your angelic munchkin
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.