Danielle Defayette

with photo heirlooms


Give your Family
the gift of


Asheville Portrait Photography

ust like you, I’m a parent who truly understands wanting classic family portraits to shine with the ones taken on my wedding day. You’re looking for photos full of joy and all the precious moments you want to hold close forever.

Your asheville Family Photographer

featured in

Magnolia Rouge
South Magazine
Style Me Pretty
Belle Lumiére
Southern Bride
Betrothed Magazine 


I wholeheartedly believe that memories are special and worth preserving. I will guide you through the process and provide you with timeless images that will be beloved heirlooms for years to come. 

Meet me »
Hi, I'm Danielle!

Timeless • Modern • Heirlooms

From planning your session through guiding you on where & how to hang your artwork,
I am there with you through every step of the process. You're in great hands.

Danielle is a phenomenal photographer! Her photos are timeless. She has an eye for not only wedding photography, but capturing family moments as well! She is so friendly and always makes us feel so comfortable during our photo sessions. She is also super organized and professional which we appreciate! We love having Danielle capture all of our special family moments and would recommend her for any occasion!

Family Session

Andrew & Tara

Danielle’s patience and kindness set such a positive tone for our newborn session. She worked around the chaos in our new home to get the nursery + newborn shots of my dreams! I will always treasure the timeless photos she captured of our new family.

Lifestyle Newborn Session

Grace & Sam

Working with Danielle was such an easy, fun process. Not only did we get beautiful pictures, we also made memories while taking them and will cherish these forever. Danielle was very accommodating and lovely to work with!

Lifestyle Newborn Session

Amy & Jerad

We first met Danielle for our engagement photos in 2016. Since then, she has captured our wedding day, maternity photos, and most recently our lifestyle newborn pictures. She is always professional and makes us feel so comfortable and at ease. We are so grateful for these pictures and cannot recommend her enough!

lifestyle newborn session

Evan & Stephanie

Danielle exceeded our expectations as a photographer! She was fun, funny, professional, and made us feel so comfortable! I wanted someone whose style was light and beautiful and that’s exactly what she is! Our maternity photos were a dream and she made me feel beautiful and I love looking at them all the time!! Thank you, Danielle!!

Maternity session

Josh & Leah


Equity & Inclusion

At the core of this business, I believe in equality. Equality for all human beings regardless of race, gender identity, sexual identity, or physical & mental ability.

I stand against discrimination and racism of any kind and I am dedicated to actively fighting to make this world most just - through my work and through my personal endeavors, because to me, those are the same thing.

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Thank you for checking out my work and getting in touch! I truly appreciate the opportunity to capture the special moments in your life.

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