Photographs you feel...

Focused on imagery that is both honest and classic, Danielle balances the candid with the composed; presenting her couples with a fulfilling and complete story of their day. Her clients enjoy natural and unassuming moments, as they look and feel like themselves, not someone else. As she captures and collects those fleeting moments, her couples’ emotions are embodied in a tangible way, forever. This work is accomplished with a purpose - encompassing both compelling composition and documentary techniques to showcase her clients at their very best as they commit to experiencing life side by side. Both Danielle and her couples are thankful for the recognition of this unique blend of artistry in her work. 

Wedding Experience

Danielle James


You don't just want pretty pictures - you want an artist to help tell the story of your day with classic, romantic, and natural photographs that truly represent the two of you.

You care about the've put a lot of thought into the guest experience, your style, and what you want your event to say.

Your event is going to be a celebration! You're ready for a night on the dance floor with a glass of champagne!

The Danielle James Bride...


Your wedding gallery will be delivered to your inbox where you will be able to download images straight to your phone or computer. Your gallery is also linked directly to my print lab so that you can easily print images to display in your home!

Enjoy for a lifetime!

The big day!


I will collaborate with your planner to ensure that your timeline is ideal for our photography needs. My focus is on making sure that the two of you have space and time to enjoy one another, your day, and your guests without feeling overwhelmed or rushed. Each timeline is built around the best lighting for your couples photos so we can capitalize on that romantic golden hour glow. 


My tailored collections are designed to meet the specific needs for your celebration! Each collection includes wedding day coverage with Danielle, styling assistance for optional portrait sessions, collaborative timeline preparation, and a private gallery delivery. 

On the Calendar



I'm so glad you're interested in working together to honor your wedding with images that are full of meaning and depth! I only take on fifteen weddings a year so that I can provide the utmost level of attention and creativity for all of my couples and their events. Please send me an email or fill out my contact form to inquire about my availability. 

the wedding experience

step by step, here's what to expect

Choosing Danielle James was easily one of the best decisions we made for our wedding! From our first meeting to receiving our wedding photos, the process was so fun and easy with Danielle! Our wedding photos are everything and more than we could have ever dreamed of! Our photos were even published on Borrowed and Blue! How awesome is that?!? We can't express our gratitude enough, that we get to relive our wedding day everyday through Danielle's incredible photos!


When we were looking for a photographer, we were looking for someone we could trust for our wedding and what we found was a photographer for all future life events. My husband and I hate having our pictures taken. We have always felt awkward about where to stand, how to smile, and what to do with our silly hands?!? Danielle immediately put us at ease, as if we were old friends just hanging out. She captured the light, our surroundings, and most importantly both of our personalities and our bond perfectly and effortlessly. On our wedding day, Danielle not only captured the special moments we hoped to remember forever, she captured the impromptu moments we didn't remember at all. Our guests raved about how they barely noticed she was there. 


Danielle took our engagement pictures and our wedding pictures and I truly couldn't be happier. I am three months past my wedding day and I find myself lost in my wedding pictures just reminiscing about one of the best days of my life. Your wedding day goes by so fast and it is so hard to remember every moment but Danielle captured every little detail. The thing I love most about Danielle was how she was able to effortlessly capture the little moments.. the looks, laughs, and kisses shared between me and my husband, bridal party, family, and friends. The most reoccurring compliment I received about our pictures were how natural and happy we and everyone else looked at our wedding and that is all thanks to Danielle. Our smiles on our pictures are real and not forced and faked. 


So much love here

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Raleigh, NC

gadsden house wedding 
Charleston, SC

Virginia estate wedding
leesburg, VA

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