Danielle Defayette


DaniellE Defayette


Danielle Defayette Photography is a Virginia based wedding photographer serving couples in East Tennessee, Southwest Virginia, and beyond.  I believe in providing an incredible wedding photography experience for each of my couples, in addition to capturing classic, luminous, editorial images that make you fall in love all over again. I travel worldwide photographing captivating love stories in a way that's both beautiful and meaningful.

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Beyond providing you images captured with authenticity and grace, I want your photography experience to be one of the highlights of your wedding day. I am there with you throughout the entire process to offer guidance and assistance, to make sure your wedding day and your images are everything you’ve always wanted.

Having a close connection with my couples is what allows me to create images that capture the emotions and most special, unexpected moments from your wedding day. 

My gifts?

I’m obsessed with couples who are madly in love and one of my favorite parts of being a wedding photographer is getting to connect with my clients to truly understand their story and who they are as individuals and as a pair.

I strive to show others the beauty within themselves. 

dreamer, encourager, and storyteller behind the lens

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"Danielle was so much fun to work with! She is so personable and easy to get a long with, which made posing in front of the camera much less intimidating! She helped coach us through the poses and has a wonderful eye for locating the perfect back drops. She took the time to get to know my husband and I as a couple and made sure to know what we wanted to have highlighted for our big day! I have so many compliments on our wedding photos and would recommend Danielle time and time again!!" 

— Cody & Rachel

Silver Hearth Lodge, Roanoke, Virginia

I am so thankful for all the memories she has helped capture for us to look back on for years to come!

"Danielle did such a great job capturing our engagement session and our wedding! She always responds quickly and is very flexible! My husband and I felt very comfortable with her during each of our photos shoots, which I believe to be very important. She knew exactly how to pose us for photos, which made our special day stress free!"

— James & Michelle

214 Martin Street, Raleigh, North Carolina

"She knew exactly how to pose us for photos, which made our special day stress free!"

"I can’t say enough about Danielle and her services. She was accommodating, professional and her work speaks for itself! Her bride’s checklist and questionnaire are so thorough and puts every stressful bride at ease. Our first session made me feel as though I’ve known her for years - she’s so warm and thoughtful." 

— Kevin & Kristen

War Memorial Chapel, Blacksburg, Virginia

"Our first session made me feel as though I’ve known her for years."

"Danielle was such a pleasure to work with. She was professional, timely, organized and FUN! I will forever cherish the pictures from our engagement session and our wedding day. I loved that she took the time to capture guest couples at our wedding as well. She was very honest and upfront about the price and deliverables we would receive. I look forward to hiring her again for family photos in the future!" 

— Cody & Courtney

Colonnade at Revolution Mill, Greensboro, NC

"I will forever cherish the pictures from our engagement session and our wedding day."

"Danielle did such an amazing job capturing my husband Evan and I's wedding day! She is so amazing to work with. Her patient, calm demeanor helped keep me calm throughout the entire day! She was so personable, and made Evan and I feel so comfortable. We loved both our engagement and wedding photos! Evan and I both agree that Danielle Defayette Photography was our favorite vendor to work with. Such a great experience!" 

— Evan & Stephanie

The Carnegie Hotel, Johnson City, Tennessee

"Evan and I both Agree  that Danielle was our favorite vendor to work with!"

"Danielle has an eye for the perfect photo! She provided us with not only some of the most beautiful engagement photos, but photos that are timeless. Danielle is very professional, flexible, and detail oriented! These are all qualities I would want in a photographer for my big day. She is also super sweet and down to earth. She made us feel super comfortable. Thank you for providing us with photos that will forever hold a special place in my heart and all over my walls!"

— Andrew & Tara

Steele Creek Park, Bristol, Tennessee

"Danielle is very professional, flexible, and detail oriented!"

So much love here

With authenticity, grace, and so much joy, I photograph an enduring record of your magical moments. I become your eyes, freeing you to be present and captivated in the magic of your wedding day.


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