Danielle Defayette

Wedding photography is more than just a service, it’s investing in memories you’ll have for a lifetime. Because, just like your marriage will outlast your wedding day, your images will outlast the moment. And I want to be there to capture all of them. From the small in between moments to the big firsts, I’ll be your eyes on your wedding day.

Our experience together starts long before your big day. It’s incredibly important to me to build a relationship with all of my couples so that you feel comfortable around me. I want my couples to trust me because it’s that trust that allows me to capture the truly genuine, beautiful moments that you’ll show your grandchildren one day.

Wedding Experience

Danielle Defayette


You know a marriage is about so much more than the wedding, but also the first day of your marriage, your forever, your life as being one.

You're not just looking for an Instagram-able shot... you want to create family heirlooms for your children, grandkids, great-grandkids, and so on... 

Your event is going to be a PARTY. When the reception comes, you'll be ready to let your hair down and celebrate! 

Your event is going to be a PARTY. When the reception comes, you'll be ready to let your hair down and celebrate! 


 The Danielle Defayette Bride...

the wedding experience

step by step, here's what to expect


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!


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


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!


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! 

Gallery selection

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You're worth more than a one-size-fits-all wedding day. We will customize a hand tailored package to create the wedding photography experience you've always dreamed of!

Each Package Hand Crafted by You

Wedding coverage begins at $1,450. The average wedding costs between $2,500 and $3,500 for wedding day and engagement session coverage. 



"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

Browse the Portfolio

If you've ever wondered what a fairy tale wedding would look like--this is it! Cody & Courtney tied the knot at The Colonnade at Revolution Mill in Greensboro, North Carolina and it was truly wonderful!

Cody & Courtney

You don't want to miss this truly incredible wedding atop the Blue Ridge Mountains in East Tennessee! Featured on Southern Bride Magazine, this couple's reception style was impeccable! 

josh & mollie

Make sure to take a look through this gorgeous summer wedding at the charming Dara's Garden in Knoxville, Tennessee! These luscious outdoor landscapes will have your jaw dropping!

Abreanna & Roman

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In order to ensure each of my couples get the utmost excellence, artistry, and care deserving of a truly incredible wedding day, I only accept a limited number of events each year. 

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