Danielle Harris is an enthusiastic, phenomenal photographer -- our wedding photos exceeded all possible expectations! My husband and I chose her as our photographer because she works as a team with her husband, she responded within a MINUTE of me initially contacting her, and she was very clear and direct about how she works and the type of photography she will do. My husband and I were impressed with how organized and on top of things Danielle was at all points in the process. I respect that she has high expectations of herself, her clients, and her work. She did not disappoint!
We purchased the package that included an engagement session, which we didn't think we needed since we booked her 3-4 months before our wedding, and we had been engaged for several months already. The benefits of doing the engagement session cannot be understated -- we are so glad we did it! The experience gave us an opportunity to mutually understand each other. Never having had professional photo sessions before, this allowed us to understand how Danielle works and how to pose for the camera. Danielle was interested in us as people, not just clients, and she worked hard to get to know us and put us at ease.
The day of the wedding, Danielle was so enthusiastic and present in the moment that I still have people commenting on her enthusiasm 6 months after the wedding! She clearly loves what she does, and it shows in the quality of her work. She gave me her undivided attention and helped me navigate the very emotional build-up to the wedding service, ensuring that I was eating and drinking water, had used the restroom, and reassured me that everything else was going according to plan (I'm a control freak, so this was very helpful while I was confined to the Bride's room before the wedding).
During the wedding and reception, we barely noticed Danielle and her husband as they took photos. They obviously know what they are doing and how to blend in to get amazing shots! Danielle went above and beyond to creatively include all of our family members in photos and completely exceeded our expectations. Danielle was willing to do a variety of locations the day of our wedding and appreciated that we wanted her to take as many photos as possible. She had innovative ideas of where to pose us...including in the middle of a crosswalk at a red light downtown!
My husband said he didn't understand the value of good photographs until he saw our wedding photos -- they are simply fantastic. We were blessed to have Danielle as our photographer to capture such a special day.