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Danielle Defayette

It wasn’t so long ago I was in your shoes. I remember what it was like to plan my own wedding. I was excited to marry the love of my life, but overwhelmed by all that there was to do!

I’m a planner and not having a plan or any guidance on how to take on that monumental first was incredibly stressful.

But your wedding doesn’t have to be that way.

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’ll be there throughout the process to offer you guidance to make sure your wedding day and your images are everything you’ve always wanted.

i'm Danielle

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Bella Belle to be exact.

designer shoes

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from my littlest love, Warren Emory.

goofy smiles

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from my hunky husband!

kisses

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all fifty shades of it!

The color white

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I've traveled abroad so many times in the last six years and I can't get enough!

Visiting Europe

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I will never forget the beautiful canals and colorful buildings of Venice!

gondola rides

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The more dramatic the better.

Bridal Portraits

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So much so that I've found myself with four dogs and a cat!

furry friends

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I start counting down the days as soon as the last Autumn leaf hits the ground!

SPRINGTIME

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I haven't met a beach I didn't like!

The ocean

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I found myself falling in love with photography slowly. Initially, I was captivated with photography because it allowed me to relive my whirlwind adventures across the globe -- from the colorful streets of Notting Hill to the view of the Parisian skyline from atop the Arc de Triomphe.

Eventually, my love for photography grew into something more. My use of photography has become second nature to me and I find myself searching for the human connection in every image.



As an artist, I’m driven by a single mission: 
 To live and lead a life of joy.

I want to experience and spread joy each and every day. No matter the hardships we endure, a life with even a spark of joy is one worth embracing. 

I strive to capture that spark of joy in every photo I create and transform an otherwise ordinary love into something truly magical.

That's so cool

I found my ordinary and extraordinary love nearly ten years ago somewhere in between college classes and weekend rendezvous. We locked eyes in the middle of a street in downtown Johnson City and it wasn’t too long before Albert was in hot pursuit and, if I’m being honest, it was a pretty short chase. Through date nights in dorm rooms, we formed a love that still sets my soul on fire--one that happens in the tiny, little everyday ordinary nothings that makes up our whole lives together.

Flash forward nearly ten years...

I'm a southern girl, wife to my college sweetheart, mama to a pretty cool kiddo, dog owner (x4), and a lover of the written word. I’m prone to wanderlust and have visited over 6 countries and 30 states -- I’m so blessed that my job allows me to capture images around the world!

My Story

See my work published in a wedding magazine

Do a photoshoot in front of the Eiffel Tower. 

Learn to shoot film photography from some of the greats.

Photograph a destination wedding in Europe.

Learn to make homemade pasta (& other Italian dishes)

Road trip out west to the Grand Canyon

Travel internationally... for work!

Sip Limoncello underneath the stars in Sorrento 

On My Bucket List...

My Timeline

where I've been

1997

Picked up my first camera (it was a pink polaroid... but I was a natural for sure!)

2009

After high school I went straight to college to study nursing. My five year plan was to be a nurse practitioner one day!

2011

Took a break from studying just long enough to meet Albert. It was love at first sight...JK!

2013

CAREER GOALS SHIFT. I finally took the leap of faith and turned my passion into a business!

2014

Wedding bells! I married the love of my life in the middle of June in pouring down rain. 

2015-2018

Albert and I spent our free time traveling the world together! I photographed couples in love throughout our journeys!

2018

We welcomed our beautiful baby boy and our lives were forever changed! 

2020

Photographing weddings for amazing couples while raising my little boy and still finding time to travel the world!

Books

Movies

Friends

The Office

Lobster Rolls

the best thing ever!

level of love for...

LONDON

The Beach

LITERATURE

cups of coffee per day

~4

Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Brew, please!

I super love...

travel

my Kiddo

community

our pets

Gelato

champagne

pretty good at...

Celebrity
Trivia

Witty Humor

Gardening

Dieting

“In a World Full of Trends I Want to Remain a Classic.”

– iman

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