the drp experience
…You want the Danielle Real Photography Experience.
As an experienced DC wedding photographer, I create peace of mind leading up to and during your wedding day, so you can receive photos emulating pure joy and happiness. The kind of photos that rush you back to the moment and reflect the magic of your day.
the drp experience
On the day you’ve been planning for months, no aspect or family photo combo should be missed. From the time you choose me as your photographer, I’m part of your team, working to make your day everything you envision it to be. From well thought-out timelines, to learning the names of your family and bridal party, to reminding your bridesmaids to remove their hair ties, I’m as adamant about the details as you are.
Dress fluffing. Sweat blotting. Hair pinning. Light shining.
Whatever it takes to get the shot and show you at your best.
After the wedding has ended and the flowers have faded, photographs remain that will help you revisit the best day of your life.
I encourage you to view this not as an added expense but as a valuable investment.
Depending on your vision for your day, I offer three experiences to choose from whether you plan on keeping it simple or want nothing but the best.
As a photographer, I’m always observing—the nerves as you begin walking down the aisle, the tears that fall across your groom’s cheeks, the delight of your guests in the background as he dips you during your first dance. These moments are what make up your day, and alongside all your beautiful portraits, they’re what you’ll find in abundance in your final gallery.
SHE LEARNS THE NAMES OF YOUR ENTIRE FAMILY AND WEDDING PARTY, WHICH JUST MAKES THE WHOLE EXPERIENCE SO MUCH MORE PERSONAL.
— MARY K.
SHE TOOK PICTURES OF EVERYTHING, FROM PEOPLE'S EMOTIONS, TO THE DECORATIONS... NOTHING WAS MISSED.
— KATHLEEN B.
Here's an overview of what you can expect working with Danielle. She is known for her personalized approach and her attention to detail.
After inquiring, we’ll schedule a time to get to know each other better over a drink in-person, or on Zoom.
If everything resonated with you on our in-person meet or zoom call, I'll send you over a contract to sign, and a 20% deposit.
Once you've signed your contract, and if you've included an engagement session, we can start planning. I have an engagement guide available that offers outfit inspiration, suggests potential locations, and provides tips on how to prepare for your session!
Couple months before your wedding date, we'll schedule a phone call to draft your photography timeline!
I show up ready to work, on top of my game, and ready for whatever the day and night brings.
Anywhere from 4-6 weeks later, you’ll receive a link to your full online gallery, as well as your keepsakes.
WHAT TO EXPECT
EXCEPTIONAL SERVICE & COVERAGE
Having shot 400+ weddings in more than 8 years of professional experience, you can rely on me to deliver the genuine, candid, real emotion you’re looking for. I’m there to create a warm, nurturing, and inviting space where you can be yourselves.
HEIRLOOM QUALITY WORK
Timeless and true-to-color, with a style that’s been described as not too light & bright nor too dark & moody—just perfectly inbetween.
Operating in honesty, kindness, and trustworthiness, delivering for my clients comes without compromise. Your love for each other, your friends, and your family is what drives every image I take — it’s an honor to play a role in your day.
Ready to make it official? Inquire below and we’ll plan a time to meet over a glass of wine (or chat online) to ensure you’re as confident in your choice of photographer as you are in who you’re marrying.