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Last update: November 2023

Danielle Smith Photography is a wedding photography company based in Essex, England. Owner Danielle has been a professional photographer for more than ten years, however, she has always loved photographing genuine memories. She is passionate about her work, not least because it has given her the opportunity to work with some truly incredible people. Danielle loves documenting those precious moments that are both the fabric and the foundation of a couple’s love story. Her approach is creative and photo-journalistic, so she can artistically capture your candid emotions as your day unfolds naturally. She will endeavour to create an authentic wedding collection that can accurately recall all of the love and joy from your special day.

Services Offered

Danielle Smith Photography is looking forward to your big day. Danielle prides herself on offering a straightforward and stress-free experience. She covers events in Essex, London, Hertfordshire, and across the United Kingdom. She is also available for weddings overseas. Easy going, relaxed, and patient, Danielle can assist you with anything you need throughout your momentous day. She will be on hand to provide tips and tricks to making the most out of your photography sessions. Her range of wedding packages include pre-wedding consultations, a private online gallery, and a

  • Woman-owned

Frequently asked questions

What services do you offer?

Photography
Pre wedding
Post wedding
Albums
Mini albums
High resolution photos

What does the wedding package include?

- Coverage from bridal preparations until the first dance (and just after) - Pre-wedding consultation to discuss your needs - Private online gallery to share with family and friends - Luxury Keepsake

How far in advance should I contact you?

As soon as possible to avoid disappointment! Couples tend to book 12-24 months in advance. But please always contact me at any time to check availability

Do you cover more than one wedding a day?

No

Can you travel?

Yes, whole of the UK and worldwide! I love to travel

What is the charge for travelling?

Most Essex, London, and the home counties weddings are not charged additional travel. If your celebration is to take us further afield then please get in touch for a bespoke quote

What style of photos do you take?

Traditional
Photo journalism
Fine art photography

What kind of technology do you use?

Digital

Do you use a specific technique or innovative approach?

Being a good natural photographer is more than just capturing what’s happening. It is about translating something completely intangible into a photograph- capturing the atmosphere and the emotion

What kind of equipment do you use?

I use mirrorless professional cameras and use small lenses to take a discreet approach

Do you offer any tool to display the photos online?

Yes, a private online gallery for you to share with friends and family as you wish

What's the delivery time for a photographic report?

2 months

Do you send all the photos taken?

No

Do you work alone or do you have a team of professionals?

Alone

In case of unforeseen circumstances, do you have a replacement photographer?

Yes

Do you have the rights to publish the wedding photos?

No

Do you charge per hour or per event?

Per event

If needed, would you be able to work extra hours?

Yes

How do you charge extra time?

Additional time is charged by the hour. Please get in touch for a quote

What are the forms of payment?

Bank Transfer

How do you work?

I work in an unobtrusive way throughout the day. I like to capture the moments without intruding too much and capturing the emotions and sentiments

Served in

Essex and West London

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Chloe S. Sent on 06/02/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Wedding may 2022

We would recommend Danielle Smith Photography to anyone we absolutely loved working with Danielle and she captured our wedding day so beautifully. Danielle works within the crowd so you wouldn't even know she was there taking the most beautiful natural pictures.
Chloe
Chloe P. Sent on 10/01/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect wedding photos

Danielle captured our wedding day perfectly, the photos truly reflect the joy we felt and it feels like we're re-living it every time we look back through them.

She was a dream to work with, listened to what we wanted, gave us advice where needed and was super accommodating when we had to postpone our wedding.

We were a little worried about feeling awkward in front of the camera but Danielle made us feel super comfortable throughout the day and the photos turned out so natural.

We're really pleased we chose Danielle to be our wedding photographer, couldn't have asked for anyone better! She's professional, friendly and above all, amazing at what she does. Highly recommend!!
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Melissa G. Sent on 26/05/2023
5 out of 5 rating

So happy we chose Danielle as our photographer!

We chose Danielle as our photographer as we loved her “natural” approach, she was very attentive & responsive both in the lead up to the big day as well as afterwards.
We felt so at ease & comfortable with Danielle & we are just so happy we chose her as our photographer!
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Chantelle Sent on 01/12/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing beyond words

Danielle captured our wedding day in Spain perfectly! She is such a lovely person who allows you to feel so relaxed and in turn captures pictures that really illustrated our personality as a couple. She also blended into the day seamlessly which ensured she got lovely candid photos of our guests which were amazing. Leading up to our wedding she met with us to ensure she understood the running order of our day and what we wanted from her which was so comforting because I will admit, I was a nightmare when it came to my stress levels around our wedding photography. The teaser photos she sent came just a few short weeks after our wedding and were incredible, and the rest were no less amazing! Finally the personal touches Danielle puts into her marketing and the high tech capabilities of her business (website, photo sharing etc) are extremely impressive.

I couldn’t recommend Danielle enough! Thank you beyond words!
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Emma Sent on 07/06/2019
5 out of 5 rating

An amazing photographer

After some searching and finding Danielle's work through a mutual friend of mine, we decided to ask Danielle to be our photographer for our wedding which took place in March 2019. We have been blown away by her approach to photography, she blended in with the crowd and we honestly forgot she was there, her style is amazing, exactly what we wanted, she is brilliant at catching those candid moments, even the obligatory group photos were great, she is a lovely lady with exceptional talent. She makes you feel at easy, will get to know you to find out what you are looking for and will answer any questions you have. She is great at finding the best natural light to compliment your photos. We highly recommend Danielle and can't thank her enough for capturing our day.
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Megan Sent on 09/08/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Beautiful, elegant photography

If you are looking for the perfect wedding photographer look no further than Danielle Smith. Danielle captured our wedding just a few weeks ago and wow were we pleased. As the bride I found it very hard to choose a photographer, how do you choose someone to capture the best day of your life? It's a lot of pressure to find someone that suits your style and that you feel comfortable with in person. Danielle very quickly put me at ease at our first meeting and took the pressure off straight away. I had every faith in her and was so relieved to have found someone.

Danielle's style of photography is absolutely beautiful, she is extremely talented. As the bride and groom you miss several moments throughout the day, but Danielle has captured so many priceless moments for us. Your wedding day is quite simply the best day ever, and being able to re live the day through the photography is everything. I can not recommend Danielle enough, she helped capture our fairytale wonderland wedding perfectly. Some of the pictures brought me to tears, they enabled me to re live the day. The best thing about memories is making them, but having a talented person to capture those very special moments means you can re live the memories over and over again. A keepsake you can cherish forever and share with friends and family.

From the bottom of our hearts thank you Danielle. The newlyweds Megan & Richard x
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Eleanor Sent on 19/03/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Danielle is a fantastic photographer

Danielle is a fantastic photographer - we are so lucky that she was available for our wedding. We would highly highly recommend her. We knew she was fab after the test photos when the day was grey and the park was wet and cold...but the photos were amazing.

Needless to say, Danielle’s photos caught fantastic moments on our wedding day and the album is better than we could even hope! She is also incredibly relaxed and fun - it was wonderful to have her around on the day. Thanks so much Danielle!
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Chris Sent on 22/05/2017
5 out of 5 rating

Thank you

Thank you, thank you, thank you for making and capturing our day perfectly. We had so much fun from start to finish working with you from the original photo shoot in Southend On Sea to our Big Day @ Houchins in Coggeshall. You did everything and listened to everything we wanted to try and create and did it and more. Even from helping Cristina in the morning get ready to getting the grooms party and ushers into line. You are such a fun and happy photographer and can only recommend you to everyone that is looking for a hard working, fun, helpful and smiley person to capture the best day of your lives!!!! We will be using you again for future events and will be recommending you to all friends and family. Thank you so so much.
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Louise Sent on 22/05/2017
5 out of 5 rating

Lovely Photos

We chose Danielle to capture our wedding day at mulberry house and we are so pleased with our lovely photos in fact I just got tearful looking at them bringing back such lovely memories of the day! Thank you so much Danielle for capturing such lovely photos and making us feel calm on the day....we had some good laughs! I'll be recommending you to all my bride to be friends. Love Louise, Ian, Bobby and Rosie.
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Josephhine Sent on 22/05/2017
5 out of 5 rating

Fantastic photographer

Absolutely fantastic photographer! FIVE STAR! From the moment we first contacted Danielle we were certain that she would be the right photographer to capture our vintage inspired wedding! She just 'got us' as a couple and our vision! Danielle was a delight to work with; professional, approachable and very enthusiastic, with such an attention to detail. The complements that we have received from friends and family who have seen our photos and stunning wedding album (which is an absolute must have) has been so overwhelming! We can't wait for Danielle to capture pictures of our new arrival due in May!
Danielle, thank you, thank you, thank you for all the hard work and effort you put in to capturing our day so perfectly!
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Aimee Sent on 22/05/2017
5 out of 5 rating

Couldn't have been happier

I couldn't have been happier to have Danielle photograph our wedding. From the moment I contacted her, she was flawless! Always kept in touch, answered many silly questions and always did it smiling! Danielle made us and our guests both feel so at ease on the day, laughing with us while getting the shots - it was like being photographed by a friend! This weekend we received our photos and I am overwhelmed with how amazing they are! Beautifully presented and perfect parts of the day captured. So thank you Danielle for giving us the perfect photographs that I'll be able to look at everyday! Xx
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Emma Sent on 22/05/2017
5 out of 5 rating

So professional

I couldn't think of a better person to take our wedding photos! Being a photographer myself photography was so important to me, and I knew Danielle would be perfect! So professional from start to finish and made us feel at ease on our special day! I couldn't recommend her enough!
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Anonymous Sent on 02/12/2019

Absolutely perfect in every way possible

We were fortunate enough to to be recommended Danielle through a friend 18 months before our wedding date. As soon as we met Danielle we loved everything about her style and story telling approach to wedding photography. We got married in August 2019 and since receiving the wedding day pictures back we have been inundated with compliments about how beautiful they are. As expected Danielle captured our day absolutely perfectly and we could not recommend her enough. Absolutely perfect in every way possible.
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Anonymous Sent on 02/12/2019

We can't put into words how amazing she was

Danielle was truly amazing at capturing amazing memories for not only our wedding day but also of our daughter when she was newly born. She had so much patience when the little one was playing up and caught some great reality shots without us even knowing that looked beautiful. We can't put into words how amazing she was and she truly went above and beyond to make our Wedding day perfect and with no stress. We loved how she made us feel relaxed and at ease and that's including our little girl who was just loving having her photographs taken. Danielle put her heart and soul into every little detail and it really showed with the final photographs. The photo album is fantastic and so are all the pictures you have taken. All the little extras like the chocolates and the beautiful box you sent them in make it all the more special too. And we will also definitely be in touch when we decide to have baby number two. It was great having you in our home capturing those very special moments!
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Anonymous Sent on 02/12/2019

Danielle really exceeded our expectations

I couldn't have picked a better photographer. Danielle really exceeded our expectations and captured our day beautifully. Her style is so timeless which is the very reason we picked her. She was there every step of the way which meant no moment was missed. So many people have complimented on how good she was, no part of the day went by without her being there. On top of being a very talented photographer, Danielle is the kindest person. We are so glad we met you Danielle. Lots of love The Lowes x
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