Sunday, November 24, 2013


I have finally committed to making the leap over to word press for my photography blogging. I will no longer be writing and posting here for Joyful Steps Photography. If you would like to check out some of my work please visit 

Also I have officially launched my new website check it out!

Thank you for your love and support and following these past two years. I am blessed beyond belief to start this new journey. I will still be here to post for women, beauty and yummy recipes when I can!

With love-
danielle's joyful steps

Monday, November 18, 2013

'Tis the season with the Harris'

The weather is cooling and the holidays are coming. This means time to get comfy and cozy. Claudia and Tanner have been married for almost 4 months now and they did just that. This couple has been a great joy to have as neighbors these past few months, they are kind, loving, crazy and love coffee just as much as we do. So we made some coffee and goofed off a little for their holiday pictures. 

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Gender Reveal

There is a first time for everything and this wonderful couple is about to have their first baby and I had the privilege of shooting my first gender reveal. Chelsea and Carlos are goofy, kind, love Jesus and are so excited to be parents!


Thursday, September 26, 2013

Fall is here

I love the colors of fall. The deep oranges, greens, browns, mustard yellow. My house has many of these colors year around in the decorations and even more when fall comes. Last year I began a project that was put on hold for a long time and I was finally able to complete. After being inspired by Southern Sotelo's recent blog post about her fall wreath I decided to finish mine! Read her blog post here

My husband and I were married in October of last year and we decided to save money by decorating our wedding with all fake flowers. After the wedding I was left with hundreds of beautifully colored flowers and I could only put so many around our one bedroom home. So they were left in a box in our storage (I did get the please of using them once to help decorate a friends wedding in April which was a lot of fun). When it came time to decorate our home for fall, I wanted to use them to make a wreath. I had some troubles figuring out how to make it without using a base and found it impossible. By the time I figured it out and found a base fall was over and my excitement for the project was no longer on the top of my list. 

But I am excited to say it is done and I love it I might even keep it up more than just in the fall since it matches our home so well! I use a wreath base, a glue stick and countless flowers and less than 2 hours of time. It was easy and fun to make and I am already making a second for a friend. I know wreaths are usually set on the outside of the door but it is so fun on the inside we are going to keep in here!

Happy fall everyone!

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

After a year adventure...

My year adventure is coming to a close and I cannot help but feel bitter sweet about it. I decided to take a nanny job October 2012 for a 5 month old little girl named Claire. I have cared for her this past year and have seen her grow so much. I've seen her go from rolling over, to crawling, to walking and now running. I've spent hours teaching sign and words for her to say, and excitedly watched her learn and use them to communicate. I've dressed her,  bathed her, fed her, swam with her, played with her, read with her, danced with her, napped with her, walked with her and watched her grow into a crazy and sweet little toddler. I've spent more hours with than with anyone else in this past year and though it hasn't been all happy easy moments, I couldn't be more blessed to call her my little best friend.

She of course a full of personality! She expresses everything through her face expressions. She is kind and sympathetic when you are hurt, she always speaks her mind, she wants to be close to others (holding hands or being held is best), she wants to learn and be just like you, and she wants to do it on her own because she knows she can. She is shy when she feels like and forward making new friends most of the time. She is intelligent and defiant because of her strong will. A few of her faborite things are: She loves to dance, read on your lap, play with any kind of technology, wave and say hi to anyone she meets. She loves climbing and going down the slide, and she loves cheese. She wants to be barefoot as often as possible and her favorite games are chase and peek a boo.
Obviously we have had a lot of fun together over the past year. Here are a few memories from our time together: