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LOndon and Essex Creative documentary wedding photographer. available for weddings accross the UK and destination weddings worldwide

 
 
 

INVESTMENT  |   THE FINE ART STORYBOOK ALBUM  |  YOUR PRE-WEDDING PHOTOSHOOT  |  WEDDING VENUES  |  DESTINATION WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY  |  FAQ's

I’m a big believer in all that is honest, sincere, pure and beautiful and my candid approach to photographing a wedding reflects this. I want to capture your memories in a way that stirs warmth and sentiment from your wedding day and allows you to feel those emotions 30 years from today. I take a creative documentary style, naturally capturing the moments as they unfold and gently directing when necessary. My knowledge of light and composition will help make you and your photographs become their most beautiful! 

I am passionate about what I do and I’d love to present you with images that you will cherish forever from your wedding day too.


Remember this...

If I can offer you one piece of advice when planning your wedding it’s this: never compromise on your memories. Weddings are glorious, joyous celebrations that seem to pass by in a flash for so many newlyweds, as they experience a blissful amnesia for part of it. Authentic and timeless photography allows you to re-live those precious moments and enjoy those you didn’t experience first hand. It’s the one thing you will have to look back on from your day and feel the excitement, love and joy once more, each and every time you look at them!


Investment

Of course I’m biased, but I truly believe photography is one of the most significant investments you’ll make when it comes to your wedding.  The value of your wedding photographs will only increase over time as the memories of that precious day become more and more cherished to you and your family.

The Complete Wedding Collection- £1650

I’m yours for the entire wedding day, from the bridal preparations right through to first dance in the evening. This collection includes all of the following:

- complimentary pre-wedding photo shoot for us to get to know one another a bit more before the wedding day

- a pre-wedding consultation a few weeks before the event to discuss all your wedding photography wishes

- a private online gallery from which family and friends can also view and purchase prints

- a bespoke image viewing session and album design consultation after the wedding

- all of the edited digital files from your wedding day on USB including all personal printing rights

- £300 credit towards your chosen fine art storybook album

 

Travel costs are usually included but if your wedding is to take us further afield then a bespoke quote can be arranged. If you’re looking for shorter coverage please get in touch and I’ll be happy to offer you a quote too.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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The fine art storybook album

Remember those times when you’ve stumbled across a box of old family photos? Photos of your parents as children growing up in different times, your siblings as babies and all those precious moments your family shared and captured over the years. The kind of photographs that make you laugh, make you smile and stir a feeling of warmth for the people you love and the good times you’ve shared together. It’s these memories that mean so much to people and this is the reason you will never regret creating a wedding storybook of your own.

I am passionate about wedding albums! Every wedding has a story to tell and stories are best told in books. There is a romance and quality that comes from seeing your favourite photographs professionally printed and bound in a hand-crafted storybook album. I’d love to customize for you a gorgeous, fine art quality, custom heirloom that you can share with friends and family time and time again and maybe one day share with your grandchildren. 
 

These fine art books are hand made in the UK using the finest materials and archival quality inks. The fine art paper will give your photographs a quality matte finish with a vibrancy and clarity that traditional photographic prints and albums cannot match. With a variety of fine leather and linen cover options to choose from, your Fine Art book can be customized to your taste. Your images are printed directly onto the page and each double spread opens out flat with an almost invisible crease. This allows for your favourite photographs to be printed across the whole width of the book, to create stunning double page spreads. These albums really are a luxury product made to stand the test of time and have to be seen and held to be appreciated.

All albums are designed by Danielle herself and are built with great attention to detail. Parent's copies and bespoke framed prints and wall canvases are also available.

 
 
 
 

get in touch

If you are looking for a beautiful collection of natural, romantic photographs from your wedding day then I'd love to hear from you! The best way to get in touch is via the contact form here or email me at danielle@danielle-smith-photography.com. Alternatively give me a call on 07706 251262. I can’t wait to tell your story!

 
 
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Wedding venues

 
 

Here are just some of the beautiful wedding venues I have been lucky enough to work at over the past couple of years. Located all over Essex, Kent and London I welcome you to take a look and be inspired.

 
 
 
 
 

Destination wedding photography

 
 
 
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Travelling is a real passion of mine so to be asked to document a wedding overseas would be a dream come true! One of the many benefits of having me photograph your destination wedding is that we can meet beforehand to discuss all the details and what you hope to capture from your big day. It’s also a great opportunity to ensure that you are comfortable with your wedding photographer and start building a relationship before jetting off. When choosing a wedding photographer abroad I appreciate that this can be difficult to arrange.

I am currently offering an exclusive deal on all destination wedding bookings so if you are planning a destination wedding I’d love to hear all about it!

 
 
 
 

get in touch

If you like my natural style and are interested in having me document your wedding day story I’d love to hear from you. The easiest way to get in touch is to fill out my contact form here or email danielle@danielle-smith-photography.com. Alternatively give me a call on 07706 251262.

 
 
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Frequently asked questions

In which areas do you photograph weddings? 

Everywhere! I'm based in Essex, and have photographed weddings at many local venues, including The Fennes, Down Hall Country House, Houchins, Maidens Barn, Gaynes Park, Mulberry House and many more. I’ve also worked at Cooling Castle Barn and other venues in Kent as well as many London wedding venues. I would be thrilled to be asked to hop on a plane to document a love story! So if you’re planning to tie the knot overseas please contact me for a bespoke quotation.

What is your style of wedding photography?

Documentary style is a big part of my work and involves me working quietly, taking natural, storytelling shots as all the wonderful moments of the day unfold. As for creating beautiful portraits together with the two of you, I feel it’s important to take some time to create slightly more guided shots as well. Some gentle direction can create pure, elegant and truly romantic images. I want your photographs to be an authentic and sincere reflection of the day.

What is your aim when photographing a wedding?

Documenting wedding stories is by far the most challenging and rewarding thing I know, which is why I love it so much! I want to discover the real you, your character, your personalities in a beautiful yet honest way, creating sentimental images that will last a lifetime. I work in a relaxed manner, helping you to feel completely at ease, ensuring your photographic story is natural and true to your emotions of the day. I love to work with natural light and combine traditional elements of photography with a modern essence. 

What about all the wedding details?

I appreciate the importance of details and the time and thought that has gone into every little aspect to make your big day complete and perfect. I will always be sure to take the time to capture these details and preserve them as memories for you.

What happens before and after the wedding day?

There's a lot more to wedding photography than just taking beautiful photos on the day. Firstly, we can plan your complimentary pre-wedding photo shoot at a location of your choice. We will also arrange a pre-wedding meeting so that we can discuss your wedding ideas and photography aims, and so that I can gain more understanding of how your wedding day will pan out. You can rest assured that from the pre-wedding meeting to the post-wedding process of selecting and editing photos and designing a beautiful wedding album, you have my full commitment.

What happens at the complimentary pre-wedding photo shoot?

These sessions are a really good way of us getting to know each other a bit more before the wedding, as well as you getting an idea of how I work and becoming comfortable with me taking photographs with the two of you. It also gives me more of an understanding of how you guys work and what you are comfortable with before the big day. This session can take place at a location of your choice and can reflect your personalities or hold a significant meaning for the two of you.