my expertise, your story

Danielle Real is a Washington DC - based visual storyteller capturing candid and romantic portraits filled with depth, emotion, and natural light.

That's what it's all about

For the family-oriented, drinks flowing, fill-up-the-dance-floor, every-detail-has-meaning
type of couple. I’ve got you.

Getting to know you and playing a part in one of the biggest days of your life, is something that I’ll never take lightly. All of my photography experiences go beyond just the day-of and start with connection. Whether we’re talking about local Michelin star restaurants, the best wineries in the area, how you met, how he proposed, or where you’re going on your honeymoon, this season is about relishing in your love and your life together. 

Hi! I'm Danielle Real

And really, it’s fate that I’m a
wedding photographer…

While working as a flight attendant in Dubai, I was introduced to a local photographer who was looking for an assistant. I figured I had nothing to lose, and photography was taking off in Dubai, so I went for it. I soaked up all the information and experience from him that I could. After returning home to the Philippines, I continued learning and eventually started shooting weddings full-time.

Enter the part where my (now) Filipino-American husband, who had been serving in the United States Navy, happened to be invited to the same friend’s wedding where I also happened to be the photographer. A month later, he proposed, and I found myself in the U.S. on a 90-day fiancé VISA. Soon after, we got married and I’ve now lived in the D.C. Metropolitan area for more than 8 years. I’m a mom of 3 and get to spend most of my time at weddings, telling other people’s love stories through my camera.

FULL CIRCLE, RIGHT?

FUN FACTS, WHY NOT

I'm A night owl (catch me editing at 2am)
loves making tapas or a cheese board
fridays are reserved for date night
bottle of district winery rosÉ, please
ALWAYS wearing black
have been to 65 countries
last name is pronounced'ray-all'

- Molly g.

She accomplished SO much by herself because she works SO hard. She is truly someone you want to have documenting your special day!! Her bubbly personality is contagious and she becomes a friend & she is someone that we will always cherish for giving us the most amazing pictures on the best day ever. If you're deciding between photographers, do yourself a favor and book Danielle. You will not regret it.

She is a true expert at her craft. And what's even better? She is the kindest soul around. I'm telling y'all she is so special. I received so many compliments from our family and friends at our wedding how professional, outgoing, and sweet our photographer was.

Danielle is extraordinary!! She surpassed my expectations of capturing my wedding day. The pictures she takes are captivating, elegant, playful, and unique.

- allison c.

I am so grateful to have chosen her as my wedding photographer (and my engagement photographer). Danielle brings a new meaning to photography with her shots that are brought to life! I truly cherish my wedding photos as they allow me to relive that magical day for the rest of my lifetime!

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The DRP Experience

With 3 collections and à la carte offerings to choose from, I look forward to helping you select the photography package your day deserves. 

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