Danielle James is an artist first and photographer second. A part of her entire life, it wasn’t until she began both shooting and developing film in college that her greatest passion, photography, emerged. Danielle is devoted to honoring and sharing her couples’ stories and capturing them in an honest and classic way, that feels like it should. 

IMAGES YOU FEEL, NOT JUST SEE

Her philosophy of “images that you can feel, not just see” stems from this devotion. Her clients’ imagery is art first and a photograph second and is respected as such. 

i'm DANIELLE.

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Learn how to speak French.

Experience NY Fashion Week.

Purchase the perfect vacation home in Colorado.

Bake an amazing cake or just successfully bake something. (I leave the cooking to other people)

Go on a Safari in Africa!

Start a non-profit that supports young artists.

On My Bucket List...

the journey

2021

Stay tuned for some exciting news  for Danielle James Photography this year.

2020

We welcomed Levi Ray into our lives and he was worth all 31
hours of labor.

2016

Kevin and I got married on November 5th, 2016 and then spent two wonderful weeks in Italy.

2015

I photographed my first wedding and knew I would never look back.

2013

2009

Met Kevin! We had our first date at The Flying Saucer in Raleigh.

2002

Started photographing for friends and family - never thought it would become my career.

1992

Picked up my first camera (it was a toy... but it counts...)

Went to college to study English and Photography. I thought I wanted to be a teacher.

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travel

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personal

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How I Got Here (My Story from Corporate Executive to Editorial Photographer)

Business

Favorite Personal Blogs

more on the blog

Downtown session
Raleigh, NC

gadsden house wedding 
Charleston, SC

Virginia estate wedding
leesburg, VA

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