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Danielle Defayette

Destination & Elopements  •  Inquire

Weddings •  starting  at $3900

Investing in your wedding photography is choice you will cherish for your lifetime and for generations to come. I wholeheartedly believe that your wedding is more than just a (amazing, incredible, super important) day -- it’s the first day of your marriage, your forever, and your life as being one. Monumental first moments like these deserve to be documented with the utmost excellence, care, and artistry. My goal is to capture photographs that are timeless, editorial, and incredibly personal to you & those you love. 

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the wedding Process

step by step, here's what to expect

one

He's everything you've ever dreamed of and, now that you have that bling on your ring finger, it's time to start planning the wedding you've always wanted!

I always love any excuse to grab a coffee and discuss wedding day details, so let's pencil in a date! I want to hear about your story and what you've envisioned for your special day.


Let's hang out!

two

You’ve officially booked and I couldn’t be more excited! All of my couples feel like close friends to me and I can’t wait to take part in this journey with you.

In the months leading up to your wedding day we’ll work together to choose the ideal locations for photos as well as create the perfect wedding day timeline.


On the calendar

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On your wedding day I want you to be captivated and present for every incredible moment.

I'll be there to help make your wedding day stress free and to capture every big moment and all of the little ones in between.

The big day!

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You’ve said “I Do!” and you are officially married! As you’re being swept off your feet on your honeymoon, I’ll be busy hand choosing each image to include in the wedding gallery. 

Once you return and settle into your newlywed lives, we’ll pencil in a time to view your finished gallery! 

GallerySelection

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.

We were passionate about finding a photographer who would capture timeless, elegant, classic photos on our wedding day. We found all of that, and more, in Danielle. She has a rare talent and ability to see the beauty in seemingly simple poses or backdrops. She will make you feel natural and at ease, especially if this is your first time taking professional photos like us! Her calm demeanor, attention to detail, and expertise is much appreciated during the hustle and bustle of a wedding day. We hired Danielle for our wedding, but ended up with a friend who we will trust to capture our biggest moments in life for years to come!


— Alex & Nicole

Downtown Raleigh & Cary, North Carolina

"We ended up with a friend who we will trust to capture our biggest moments in life!"

"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 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 cannot say enough good things about Danielle. As a fellow wedding photographer it took me a long time to pick someone and I say at least once a week to my now husband how glad I am that we went with her. As a bride there is so much stress and so many decisions going on and you really need an advocate and someone to guide you through the day and make the whole day sail smoothly. For me that was Danielle. She was so kind, patient and positive throughout our entire time. She truly made me so calm and collected which was so important for me. Her photos are so breathtaking and she guides you through each pose with ease.

— Candace & Zach

Cades Cove, Tennessee Elopement

"She truly made me so calm and collected which was so important for me"

"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!"

"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 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!"

What more can I say about Danielle and her team?! She is the most FANTASTIC wedding photographer. After seeing her work from a friend's previous wedding, I knew from the start that I wanted to book her! From the beginning, she was professional and always there to answer questions or provide suggestions. I appreciated her sweet spirit and this attention to detail. On the big day, I had absolutely nothing to worry about! Danielle is a dream! Thank you for capturing all the moments from our big day that we will cherish for years to come!!


— Ashley & Brandon

Whitestone Country Inn, Knoxville, Tennessee

"AFTER SEEING HER WORK FROM A FRIEND'S WEDDING, I KNEW FROM THE START THAT I HAD TO BOOK HER!"

After our first Zoom meeting, my fiancé and I just knew she was going to be a great fit! She was extremely professional, touched base quickly answering any questions, and I just always felt she sincerely wanted our business! She was excellent in planning our timeline, getting things organized ahead of the date, and on the actual day she captured so many great moments of our wedding--both posed and candid. She also did a great job of guiding us into what to do in photos and they just turned out great! I can't stop scrolling through our gallery! I would highly recommend her!!! 

— Antoine & Kimberly

Hotel Roanoke Wedding, Roanoke, Virginia

"...on the actual day she captured so many great moments of our wedding--both posed & candid!"

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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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