Hi, My name is Danielle and I am a photographer based in Essex but I photograph weddings all over! Even abroad.
For me, a Wedding should tell a story… a story of a couple from day one, of how you got to where you are now, the magic of your Wedding Day and what the future holds for you both.
Wedding Photography should capture this story and re-tell it through photographic memories that you are able to cherish forever. Capturing those real moments of joy, warmth and intimacy between yourselves and your guests, creating images that stir these emotions each and every time you look back on them. Documenting every detail; the dress, the flowers, the rings, the suit, and all the little things that you’ve gone to lengths to put in place, to ensure that your day is just perfect.
And capturing all of these things photographically, to tell your story, is exactly what I do best.
Documentary style is a big part of my work and involves me working quietly, taking natural, storytelling shots as all the wonderful moments of the day unfold. As for creating beautiful portraits together with the two of you, I feel it’s important to take some time to create slightly more guided shots as well. Some gentle direction can create pure, elegant and truly romantic images. I want your photographs to be an authentic and sincere reflection of the day.
I love everything weddings! I honestly feel so privileged to do a job that I love very single day. Weddings are such beautiful, joyous environments to be a part of. To share the happiest day of a couple's life with them is truly special and I am forever grateful to each and every couple for choosing me to be there with them.
If I can offer you one piece of advice when planning your wedding it’s this: never compromise on your memories. Weddings are glorious, joyous celebrations that seem to pass by in a flash for so many newlyweds, as they experience a blissful amnesia for part of it. Authentic and timeless photography allows you to re-live those precious moments and enjoy those you didn’t experience first hand. It’s the one thing you will have to look back on from your day and feel the excitement, love and joy once more, each and every time you look at them!
I love to travel! Get in touch for a bespoke quotation wherever you are.
We have very recently worked with Danielle (May 2018) and have just received our beautiful pictures back. We are absolutely thrilled with the finished items and can’t wait to have them hanging in our home. Danielle was great to work with on the day and was such a trooper taking pictures of us in the pouring rain.
Danielle won us over with her portfolio and her professional and very personal approach. She made us feel comfortable throughout the planning process and on the day. We were able to discuss everything in advance and Danielle had great suggestions for best shots and was very flexible on the day. Danielle and her assistant captured the atmosphere of the day perfectly and made everyone feel at ease. Danielle always seemed to be in the right place at the right time to take the perfect picture whilst blending in with the guests. Thank you Danielle for capturing our day at the perfect moments in the perfect way.
Danielle is a great photographer who captured our day perfectly and exactly the way we wanted. We was at ease from our first meeting and she fitted in so well throughout the whole day. We would highly recommend Danielle Smith Photography and can't wait to use her again for future life events!
We recently had Danielle for our Wedding Photographer, having been recommended her from previous friends and clients. From the initial contact to our meetings before, to the big day and beyond Danielle was just fantastic! Every little detail was covered and nothing was too much trouble. It made our day so effortless and easy. I have had loads of people comment since the wedding how lovely and friendly Danielle was. The photo details are just amazing and she really captures the story of the day not just generic wedding shots. We cannot wait to work with her again for our future moments. The photographic memories she provides are just perfect.
Danielle did a fantastic job of our wedding photos. We are so happy with them, they are a perfect reflection of the day. In addition, she was so easy to work with from day 1. The extra touches she provided throughout the process were lovely, and her calm and friendly nature made the whole process very relaxed and easy, especially as my husband hates having his photo taken and was never asked to do anything awkward or overly staged. I would recommend her to anyone!
Danielle was great from the first time we met her, made us feel really comfortable that she knew what she was doing and we could trust her to capture exactly what we wanted from the day. We opted for a second photographer that Danielle provided and it worked out great, we could capture so many parts of the day and the photos have made a great album that we will cherish forever!
Danielle you are wonderful! Thank you so much for all your hard work and attention to the little details at the weekend. We both loved having you photograph our day, I can't wait to see the photos. From start to finish everything was thought of. Thank you so much. Mr and Mrs Abit.
Hands down Danielle will be the best decision you could ever make for your wedding day! Myself and my husband can't recommend her enough!!! From the initial meeting we instantly felt comfortable with her and we knew that she would be the best person for the job and we we're not disappointed! We're absolutely in love with all our photo's and they're exactly how we wanted them to look, we've also just received our photobook and the quality & design of it is so good!!
Danielle (& Nic), we can't thank you enough for capturing all of our most precious moments on our wedding day we'll treasure our photo's for the rest of our lives! We wish you all the best,
Lots of love Mr & Mrs Carter xox
From first meeting Danielle she shows how professional and dedicated she is to producing the photographs we required. Rob and I asked for more informal and natural photos which she excelled on . We were delighted she joined us on our day and became part of our family. We can't express enough how much we loved the end result and would recommend Danielle very very highly.
Where to start...myself and Mark couldn't imagine having the pleasure of working with anyone more sweet, humble, amazing and talented as Danielle. She was honestly the best photographer and individual we spoke to from start to having being part of our day. From our initial meeting we knew we couldn't wait to work with her and from our welcome pack to our pre wedding shoot to the actual day she was professional and supportive. You not only calmed me on the morning of our wedding but also made sure we got every photo we wanted and MORE. I would recommend Danielle to anyone who is looking for an amazing photographer!! Thank you for being part of our day we couldn't have done it without you!
Chris and I just received our wedding photos from Danielle, and we couldn’t be happier! She has done such an amazing job and it’s so lovely to see how she’s captured such happy memories. We received so many compliments from our guests about how calm and sweet she was on the day and I couldn’t agree more. She has done an amazing job on our big fat Asian wedding, and really captured the essence of the day in such a natural way. Couldn’t recommend her more highly. Nal xxx
Danielle was so wonderful to work with. She completely exceeded our expectations and was not only great fun and friendly but completely professional. Our family and friends thought we'd been friends with her for years when they met her and were very shocked to know we found her through Google, she's just THAT nice! She completely understood what we wanted from our wedding photography and we are in love with the images she's taken for us. I highly recommend her for all future photo needs.
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