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Danielle Aquiline Photography

Chicago , IL
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What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Contemporary, Photojournalism
What do your packages include?
Digital Files, High Resolution Images, Proof CD of All Images
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
Do you have experience shooting in various lighting situations?
All
Is your media preference film or digital?
Digital
How many photographers do you work with?
Myself and a regular 2nd shooter
Do you guarantee your presence at the actual event?
Yes
Do you sometimes book yourself for more than one event in a day? Weekend?
Day: No. Weekend: Yes.
Do you have a replacement photographer in case you become unavailable on the day of the event?
Yes
What kind of equipment do you typically bring with you on the day-of?
Canon
Do you bring back-up equipment to the event in case of malfunction?
Yes
Do you charge for travel?
Over 30 miles roundtrip
How soon after the event are the proofs ready for viewing?
4 weeks
In what format are the initial proofs offered?
DVD
Do you retain the copyright for the photos?
We share copyrights
Do you reserve the right to publish the photos?
Yes
Do you provide the digital files and/or negatives (or copies of the negatives) to the client?
Yes
Will images be available for viewing online?
Yes
What kind of albums do you offer?
Coffee-table style
When will the client get the final album?
6-8 weeks

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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Danielle was absolutely amazing to work with! From the moment I met her I felt completely comfortable! She was very easy to work with and on our wedding day she really took charge of organizing our very large family! She had great suggestions for our photographs and once in action you truly forgot she was even there! I would highly recommend Danielle to anyone, her pictures are amazing and truly captured exactly what we were feeling on our wedding day. I could not have been more pleased with her!
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Meredith112084
Wedding:
7/10/2011
5.0/5.0
The love for Danielle flows forth. I, too, love Danielle.

Danielle just shot our wedding and I could not be happier with the result. In my dad's words, calling the pictures amazing "is the understatement of the year."

Danielle is amazing at her craft. Her pictures truly reflect the spirit of our big day and frame it all with a deft, artistic touch.

Danielle is a gifted photographer and a warm, wonderful person. I can't imagine there is a better person out there to capture your wedding day or other special event. Very highly recommended.
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MKA5884
Wedding:
6/11/2011
5.0/5.0
Danielle was fantastic!! She not only does amazing work but she is a joy to work with. She is friendly, always quick to respond, and incredibly creative. She is courteous but is not afraid to take charge of a large bridal party or a large group waiting outside the church for the bride and groom to exit. I have now gotten to work with her 3 times: an engagement session, a boudoir session, and our wedding day, and each time she was able to make us both feel extremely comfortable, and each resulted in amazing photos.

The week before the wedding we were unsure of the forecast and Danielle was great at helping me decide on what locations to take our portraits at depending on if it rained or not. She knows what she is doing and was so great at helping me work out our timeline and locations.

The day of the wedding she showed up early and ready to go. We ended up having less time for photos in between the ceremony and reception than originally planned, and she was wonderful about making sure we had every photo that she knew we wanted.

We have only seen sneak peeks from our wedding day but we know the rest will be superb. Choosing Danielle was one of the best wedding decisions we made by far!
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WessmanColeman
Wedding:
10/9/2010
5.0/5.0
I cannot tell you how much we just absolutely L-O-V-E Danielle's photos! We could not be more impressed and thankful. Her talents are truly tremendous.

Photography was one aspect of our wedding in which we refused to settle; we wanted artsy, photojournalistic, and candid. We wanted our story told honestly and as it really happened. After weeks of exploring nearly EVERY photographer listed on The Knot, Googling "Chicago Wedding Photographers," and asking every married couple we knew, we were about to give up...NOBODY had met our criteria---they were either too cheesy, too boring, or too expensive. Then, somehow, in some way, I stumbled on Danielle's website (I'm convinced it was fate!).

We knew we were taking a big risk by only having one photographer (and no videographer, etc.), but after discovering Danielle, I had fallen in love with her photos. There was no one else I wanted to photograph my wedding day---it had to be Danielle. And, quite honestly, it was hands-down one of the best wedding decisions we made. :-)
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Manditchka24
Wedding:
8/14/2010
5.0/5.0
I came across Danielle early in my planning and booked her as soon as we met, even though I had not met with any other photographers. I’m so happy we did! She is very reasonably priced and her work is fantastic. She worked with us to fit in an engagement shoot in our busy travel schedules that produced many beautiful photos. The sneak peak I have seen of our wedding photos on her blog are incredible, and I have received tons of compliments already. The day of the wedding she was on time and ready to work. She took it upon her self to get started shooting details (shoes, etc) when she arrived and I was having my makeup done. She directed everyone so well and very gracefully handled a sticky situation between my husband’s mother and step mother during family photos. If I had to do it all again and could only have one of the vendors we used it would be Danielle.
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June 18 Bride
Wedding:
6/18/2010
5.0/5.0
I am absolutely in love with Danielle's work; I have been since the day we met! Danielle arrived promptly at my house and her second photographer (Jake Pouhl's) arrived to Mark's house to start photographing the wedding preparations. Our wedding day was insanely HOT and then turned into a monsoon! This definitely put a damper on our options for photos in-between the ceremony and reception. On our ride to DiNolfo's, we were having a blast in the trolley, and luckily, Danielle was following right behind us, so Jake hopped in the trolley with us to capture some of the action. He did! We were so grateful to have him there because I'm sure he got a lot of cute pics! And, as luck would have it, when we got to the reception, the clouds broke and the SUN came out! Danielle rounded all 23 of us and got us outside for some awesome photos! I was so excited that we were able to get the outdoor pictures, because I never ever thought we'd have that chance. Danielle sent us our "sneak peak" of photos only 2 days after the wedding, I was so pleased with Danielle & Jake, and would absolutely recommend them to ANYONE and EVERYONE looking for a wedding photographer!
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Brie2010
Wedding:
5/8/2010
5.0/5.0
I cannot speak highly enough of Danielle. She was an absolute dream to work with throughout the whole planning process!

When we first booked Danielle, we were out-of-state and couldn't meet her. Her website portfolio is great, and she offered me plenty of (glowing) references as well as access to some of her full wedding galleries. We did everything via e-mail, and she was awesome--I never had to wait more than a day for a response to any of my questions.

Our engagement shoot was fantastic. We used the results on our save-the-dates and got tons of compliments, and have several of the shots framed in our home now. She was really organized--we are both camera shy and don't consider ourselves particularly photogenic, but we both felt like models in these pictures.

On the wedding day, Danielle arrived early and called to confirm that she wasn't parked too far away so she could get to the reception on time after the ceremony. She is fantastically kind and bubbly, but unobtrusive. I barely noticed she was there unless we were taking portraits. I was really impressed that she'd brought some reference shots she wanted to try on her iPhone (that turned out really well.) I also had some crackpot ideas of places I wanted to shoot (such as Barnes & Noble) and she secured permission with the manager in advance for us. These pictures wound up being some of our favorites. We had 21 beautiful sneak peeks back the next day, and she asked permission before posting a "getting ready" picture where I'm not totally dressed yet. As much as we loved our engagement photos a year ago, it's obvious that she's really developed her talent a lot and the quality is fantastic.

We actually don't even have our full wedding photos back yet, but I am not hesitating to post this because honestly, I would still give Danielle 5 stars even if those 21 shots were the only ones we had from our whole wedding. Book her! You won't regret it.
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cocob2000
Wedding:
3/27/2010
5.0/5.0
Danielle is amazing... her work speaks for itself. She did my wedding at The Newberry Library and it was a blast... the bridal party was very impressed with her... she was everywhere.. and she caught the smallest, yet most important moments of the day!
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Bubbles11
Wedding:
9/19/2009
5.0/5.0
Everyone raved about Danielle, from the Brookfield Zoo coordinator, to our bridal party to our other vendors to our guests.

Danielle is the first vendor I booked about a month after getting engaged, and I can say she was one of the best decisions ever! She is so talented and sweet. It really is true, when choosing your photog, that person is going to be around you for hours and hours and interacting with some of the most important people in your life, you want someone who has not only talent to get good pix but also someone who is polite and has a great personality. Danielle puts everyone at ease while directing them into a better light or getting them to smile without being pushy or rude.

We also had our engagement shots done with her, and we have used them for everything from Christmas books for our parents to things relating to the wedding. We are the most unphotogenic couple and she somehow makes us look good!

She is very responsive in emails throughout the whole process, has great ideas for photos and really sees the details in everything and is able to accent that. We know several of our guests plan on making appointments with her for family photos as well.
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MS
Wedding:
7/4/2009
5.0/5.0
Danielle was an amazing photographer to work with! Not only are her pictures amazing, but she was great to work with as well. She was calm amid all the wedding chaos, gave direction when needed but was also really open to any ideas we might have. Before the wedding, I was able to give her samples of the type of photography I liked and she used those to give me exactly what I wanted.

To top it all off, she is also probably the friendliest photographer ever. She put me and my husband at ease right off the bat.

Finally, she is a great find in terms of cost. For those of you want amazing photographs but can't afford to spend half your budget on photography, Danielle is definitely the way to go.
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MSchwab
Wedding:
6/27/2009
5.0/5.0
Danielle is truly beyond exceptional -- she's the PERFECT photographer. She's timely, available, flexible, helpful, and an unbelievable photographer. Viewing her website alone was enough to get us (and our families and our friends) overwhelmingly excited to see our photos, but what we got so far surpassed our greatest expectations that we honestly feel like we landed the big prize. To have her eye to capture this day is the absolutely best way to hold onto the memories. We struck gold and anyone who can book her should feel lucky.
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Jenn
Wedding:
6/21/2009
4.8/5.0
Danielle did an amazing job at our wedding. She is really fun to talk to and has a great sense of exitement about what she's doing. Her pictures are beautiful. She seems to have been everywhere at once. The only criticism I have is that due to being everywhere at once, she's in the way in some of the pictures my guests took. Luckily, this is an nonissue because it is so easy to share her pics on my dvd, or give friends the password to my proofs on her website. I have gotten so many compliments on these - especially the ones we took outside on the Kinzie bridge!
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Nikki
Wedding:
5/30/2009
5.0/5.0
Danielle was possibly one of the best vendors that I booked. I knew in an instant that I wanted her to do my wedding photos...first by looking at her amazing pictures on her website & second after meeting her. She is easy going, friendly, professional, quick to respond, & just down right loves what she does. She made my husband and I feel so at ease & so comfortable. Our engagement photos & wedding photos turned out fabulous & were delivered in a timely fashion. We could not be happier with them! I would highly recommend Danielle and hope to work with her again in the future!
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mduncan
Wedding:
3/7/2009
5.0/5.0
Danielle Aquiline and her photography have exceeded my every expectation. From the time I first met her to the last hug I gave her at my wedding, I could not have asked for more. She is truly an artist with an exceptional eye who is able to capture her subjects and their emotions beutifully.

In addition to being a fantastic photographer, Danielle is also a fantastic person to be around. After meeting other photographers, I realized that a wedding photographer will be by your side during your entire wedding day. In such an intimate role, I wanted to make sure my photographer was someone whose company I really enjoy. Danielle is just that. My family and friends fell in love with her and, in fact, all of my friends have since hired Danielle for their own photos because they were so impressed by her and her work.

Finally, Danielle's photography is priceless. It is comparable to the most expensive photography services out there. However, the value that Danielle gives her brides is unmatched. She provided an extra photographer at my request. I had my wedding photos three weeks after the wedding as she promised. She gave me each and every proof on a CD disk. She designed a beautiful wedding alblum. To this day, I cannot believe that I got all of this for the price I paid. It was an incredible value that I will treasure always.

I cannot recommend Danielle enough. She is an absolute gem.
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Andrea
Wedding:
1/3/2009
5.0/5.0
I think I am one of Danielle's biggest fans- she was flawless the day of our wedding and I can't help but stare at the beautiful pictures we recieved from her. She is truly talented and I am so glad that we found her to document such a wonderful day. Even when the church coordinator originally told us we had over an hour to take pictures only to tell us after the ceremony we only had 15 minutes, Danielle was great and got all the shots. I tell everyone I can about her and I look for reasons to use her again! If you haven't already, go look at her website. The pictures there are a true representation of what you'll get on your CD. She works hard for you and it shows. Thanks Danielle!
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herclover
Wedding:
8/10/2008
5.0/5.0
When I started looking for a photographer, I was worried that I wouldn't be able to find anyone in our price range, but Danielle's prices were exactly what we were looking for. We had so much fun with her and took so many fantastic photos that we decided to also use her to take our family photos after our daughter was born. She's so personable and easy to work with that we will continue to use her services and recommend her to others!
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sapgirl
Wedding:
11/17/2007
5.0/5.0
Danielle Aquiline was an absolutely amazing photographer. I feel very lucky that I found her when she was just starting out because she's in such high demand now that I never would have been able to book her for my wedding. She's an incredibly sweet, easy-going, fun person with a real gift for photography. Her communication was always polite and professional, yet personable. I never had to worry about her being on time or anything- I knew she had everything under control. And, the end results were beautiful.
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Sweets0916
Wedding:
9/16/2006
5.0/5.0
I fully endorse Danielle Aquiline for any of your photography needs. It was the best decision I made for my September 2006 wedding. Of all of the things you worry about at your wedding, this was not one of them. I am not creative, so Danielle worked with me to get an idea of what I wanted, and she ran with it. I couldn’t have imagined more perfect pictures. She went above and beyond what I had in mind. She is completely professional, yet funny and warm, making my wedding party, family, and friends feel at ease. Her results far exceeded my expectations, yielding little works of art for me to treasure forever. I have received many compliments on my pictures, and I feel indebted to her for capturing my memories so perfectly. This will be one of the best decisions you can make for your wedding or any other special event! You will not regret it.
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