Daniele and Luke Miljour
Daniele had been in Southern California for most of her childhood and Luke is a born and raised Yooper. Serendipitously, they both ended up in the Metro Detroit area in February of 2005 and have been together ever since their first coffee date. Daniele and Luke have been married for nine and a half years, and reside in Negaunee, MI, with three beautiful kids, Miriam (8), Silas (7), and Asher (2).
Daniele Carol Miljour (Tedeschi) is Owner and CEO of the Daniele Carol Photography Company. She attended Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara California, she’s been a member of the PPA (Professional Photographers of America) since 2004 and works as a Certified Professional photographer in the community. She donates her time and talent to local fundraisers every year such as “Marquette County Mom Prom,” “DWOS,” the “WSG Police and Fireman’s Ball” and this year “May the 4th for the 4th.” She’s been the Director of Photography for the DWOS event for seven years and has been looking forward to her time to fundraise for hospice and dance for the cause. Back in the day she might have been a bit of a stage performer, as well. Her high school years took her all over So Cal performing and singing competitively. When she’s not busy with the business she’s hard at work at home with their three kids. Their favorite activity over the summer is hitting up the beaches, all day long.
Luke Miljour was born and raised three miles South of Palmer, along M35, in an unincorporated area called Suomi. He was a 1995 graduate of Negaunee High School, and a December 2000 graduate from NMU with a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Technology. While a student-athlete at NMU, he was a four-year football letterman, two time all conference linebacker, and was selected as one of four team captains in 1998. Luke has spent the last 18 years in various management/sales’ roles at GM Powertrain, Cliffs Natural Resources, Five Guys Construction and Beauchamp Plumbing & Heating. He also spent three years (2014-2016) as a volunteer Assistant Freshman/JV Football Coach for the Miners. Supporting the local community through volunteer and charitable organizations is very important to Luke. He grew up with great role models (parents/grandparents) who have spent their lives giving back to the local community through the local St. Vincent DePaul organization and others. Luke is excited to be participating in the DWOS event to raise money and awareness for the great work of the U.P. Hospice Foundation.