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Danielle Richards Photography

North Jersey , NJ
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North Jersey, NJ 07666 US (map)

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201-745-7679

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ABOUT US

Laugh. Cry. Love. Live. Remember.

And leave the last part up to Danielle Richards Photography, LLC. With over twenty years experience and a fresh modern perspective, Danielle... Read more
Laugh. Cry. Love. Live. Remember.

And leave the last part up to Danielle Richards Photography, LLC. With over twenty years experience and a fresh modern perspective, Danielle is the ideal person in whom to entrust Wedding Day memories.

Schedule your personal consultation today. Danielle, an award-winning photojournalist, brings her passion for visual storytelling to weddings and civil unions. Serving all of New Jersey and the tri-state area, she is also available for destination weddings. Affiliations include: Wedding Photojournalists Association, Editorial Photographers, Professional Photographers of America, NPPA, and Digital Wedding Forum.

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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Contemporary, Photojournalism
What do your packages include?
Albums, Digital Files, Flush Mount, High Resolution Images, Prints, Thank You Cards, Video Montage
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
Do you offer special techniques such as hand-coloring or toning?
I offer simple, elegant, story-telling album design. I do convert images to black and white if it adds to the aesthetic.
Do you have experience shooting in various lighting situations?
I have experience in every conceivable lighting situation, from non-existent, (pitch blackness) to professional stage lighting, to high-noon on the beach -- and everything in-between. I love to shoot with available light, and also have a full complement of supplementary lighting to add as needed. My lenses/cameras are great in low-light situations, which is important since many houses of worship won't allow flash photography.
Is your media preference film or digital?
I prefer digital, but will shoot film if the client requests it.
How many photographers do you work with?
For large events, I will hire a second photographer to work with me. They are all primary shooters, not apprentices, who have a style similar to mine.
Do you guarantee your presence at the actual event?
Absolutely. When you hire me, you get me.
Do you sometimes book yourself for more than one event in a day? Weekend?
I will NEVER double book the same day. The purpose of a retainer (booking fee) is to reserve that date for the client and no one else. I will do two weddings over the course of a weekend, but only if they are in the same general location, with no travel involved.
Do you have a replacement photographer in case you become unavailable on the day of the event?
Yes. I belong to several professional forums and have access to emergency replacement lists, as well as a close network of colleagues I can call upon in an emergency. And if I have hired a second photographer in advance, that person is fully capable of carrying on as a primary.
What kind of equipment do you typically bring with you on the day-of?
Two cameras, several lenses and an assortment of lighting gear, as well as plenty of memory cards and batteries. I also carry a third set of complete back-up gear (another camera and primary lenses, plus lights.)
Do you bring back-up equipment to the event in case of malfunction?
Absolutely, see above. I also have liability insurance, which many venues are requiring of outside vendors.
Do you charge hourly or full day?
Full day, (8 hours) but custom quotes are available.
Are you available to shoot extra hours? If yes, how much do you charge for extra hours?
Yes, I'm available for OT, and the hourly rate is $150.
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you require a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
One for a meal (when everyone else is eating, so not to miss any action).
Do you charge for travel?
Anything more than 75 miles incurs a travel charge.
How soon after the event are the proofs ready for viewing?
Online viewing is up within a week -- many couples see it on their honeymoon. Paper proofs generally take two weeks to be delivered.
In what format are the initial proofs offered?
Initially, online viewing. 4x6 photographic proofs in a presentation box are delivered approximately two weeks after the wedding.
How long can the client keep the proofs?
Forever.
Do you retain the copyright for the photos?
Yes, but client has a license to print for personal use.
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?
Digital files are included with an album purchase, and are also available a la carte.
Will images be available for viewing online?
Yes. Family and friends can also order reprints from the site.
What kind of albums do you offer?
Every album is custom made, and I offer flush mount as well as single image per page styles.
When will the client get the final album?
The final book is delivered 4-6 weeks after the design is approved by client.

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Christine
Wedding:
7/12/2014
5.0/5.0
Danielle Richards was such an amazing photographer! She was very flexible with everything. All of the pictures came out perfect! I am beyond happy with her services! I would 100% recommend her for capturing your event!!
Danielle Richards was such an amazing photographer! She was very flexible with everything. All of the pictures came out Read more...
Danielle Richards was such an amazing photographer! She was very flexible with everything. All of the pictures came out perfect! I am beyond happy with her services! I would 100% recommend her for capturing your event!! Read less
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Danielle Richards Photography responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much! Having your ceremony on the boat was incredible, and I'll always remember that amazing full moon. It was a pleasure working with you, and I wish you and Pat a lifetime of happiness!
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Laurel
Wedding:
6/7/2014
5.0/5.0
Danielle did a great job with our wedding. We chose her based on a family friends referral. We loved here photo-journalistic style for our pictures/album. My husband tells everyone that "the best wedding photo!" was one where Danielle captured a child crossing our path and looking up in wonder. And I thought the moments captured with my mother and sisters dancing were wonderful. She also took our engagement photos at at the Grounds for Sculpture in NJ and they were lovely.
As far as leading up to the wedding, Danielle was great with communicating. Any time I sent an email, it was answered promptly. She made sure I thought about & let her know what photos I definitely wanted (so important to make sure you do this!).
Danielle also has a very warm and open personality which was perfect for a shyer person like me. I felt very relaxed around her and was able to enjoy the wedding day.
Overall we were very happy with Danielle! Our album is beautiful and on display in our home :)
Danielle did a great job with our wedding. We chose her based on a family friends referral. We loved here Read more...
Danielle did a great job with our wedding. We chose her based on a family friends referral. We loved here photo-journalistic style for our pictures/album. My husband tells everyone that "the best wedding photo!" was one where Danielle captured a child crossing our path and looking up in wonder. And I thought the moments captured with my mother and sisters dancing were wonderful. She also took our engagement photos at at the Grounds for Sculpture in NJ and they were lovely.
As far as leading up to the wedding, Danielle was great with communicating. Any time I sent an email, it was answered promptly. She made sure I thought about & let her know what photos I definitely wanted (so important to make sure you do this!).
Danielle also has a very warm and open personality which was perfect for a shyer person like me. I felt very relaxed around her and was able to enjoy the wedding day.
Overall we were very happy with Danielle! Our album is beautiful and on display in our home :) Read less
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Danielle Richards Photography responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much Laurel. You and Andrew were wonderful to work with, and I loved how you incorporated your zest for Battlestar Galatica into your centerpieces - some very inspirational quotes! And Nassau Inn in Princeton is one of my favorite venues! Best wishes for a happy and healthy life together!
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Stacy and Stephanie
Wedding:
9/22/2013
4.8/5.0
Danielle was an amazing photographer and business woman from the moment we met her. We had so much fun taking our engagement photo's. Danielle was everything we wanted on the day of the wedding. She is very creative and has an eye for detail. The photos came out beautifully and it was hard to choose. We hope to have Danielle take more family photo's in the future?
Danielle was an amazing photographer and business woman from the moment we met her. We had so much fun taking our Read more...
Danielle was an amazing photographer and business woman from the moment we met her. We had so much fun taking our engagement photo's. Danielle was everything we wanted on the day of the wedding. She is very creative and has an eye for detail. The photos came out beautifully and it was hard to choose. We hope to have Danielle take more family photo's in the future? Read less
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Danielle Richards Photography responded with the following comments:

Thank you ~ I am honored to have you as my clients, and look forward to doing your portraits as your family grows. It's one of my favorite parts of the job!
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Chris & Wai
Wedding:
7/20/2013
5.0/5.0
Danielle is an excellent photographer. She is very personable, she provides excellent customer service. She is extremely sensitive to the client's needs. She photographed our same sex wedding on the beach in Cape May, NJ on a particularly hot weekend. Everyone of our guests loved her. But most importantly, we have stunningly beautiful keepsake photographs and a wedding album that is a joy to behold.
Danielle is an excellent photographer. She is very personable, she provides excellent customer service. She is extremely Read more...
Danielle is an excellent photographer. She is very personable, she provides excellent customer service. She is extremely sensitive to the client's needs. She photographed our same sex wedding on the beach in Cape May, NJ on a particularly hot weekend. Everyone of our guests loved her. But most importantly, we have stunningly beautiful keepsake photographs and a wedding album that is a joy to behold. Read less
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Danielle Richards Photography responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much! I truly enjoyed working with you and your guests, and the entire wedding weekend was one of the sweetest and most beautiful I've had the honor of documenting. Best wishes for a wonderful life together!
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Annette
Wedding:
7/5/2013
5.0/5.0
Danielle was wonderful, from the moment we met her at her studio through till receiving our album just the other day. Our wedding day was probably the hottest day of the summer, and Danielle handled it with grace and professionalism. We also had seven flower girls, it was very important to my husband and I to have a photographer that was comfortable around children.
Danielle captured every moment of our wedding we wanted, although I did provide her with a list of photos I wanted to make sure we got, she did an outstanding job of catching the perfect moments. My husband and I are thrilled that we had her as a part of our day - we wouldn't have been happy with anyone else. We look forward to working with her in the future when it comes time for family portraits!

Thanks again Danielle!
Danielle was wonderful, from the moment we met her at her studio through till receiving our album just the other day. Our Read more...
Danielle was wonderful, from the moment we met her at her studio through till receiving our album just the other day. Our wedding day was probably the hottest day of the summer, and Danielle handled it with grace and professionalism. We also had seven flower girls, it was very important to my husband and I to have a photographer that was comfortable around children.
Danielle captured every moment of our wedding we wanted, although I did provide her with a list of photos I wanted to make sure we got, she did an outstanding job of catching the perfect moments. My husband and I are thrilled that we had her as a part of our day - we wouldn't have been happy with anyone else. We look forward to working with her in the future when it comes time for family portraits!

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Danielle Richards Photography responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much! I loved working with you because you truly enjoyed your day, and make it fun for everyone. You embraced everything about your day - it was a true celebration of love and life. And those green wedding shoes rocked! I'm looking forward to family portraits when the time comes.
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karuk777
Wedding:
6/2/2012
5.0/5.0
The more we look at our photos from our wedding day, the more we love them. Danielle captured the tone of our day right from the start. We have the posed pictures, which are just what we wanted, then there are the candid ones, which are amazing. Danielle was professional and unobtrusive throughout the whole day, gently reminding us to look at her camera when our guests pulled out their cameras; the cake cutting was like being surrounded by the paparazzi. Danielle captured the essential moments and we could not be happier!!! Our engagement session was also amazing - we felt comfortable with Danielle right from the start. We didn't even meet with other photographers that we had set up appointments with, because we knew that she was the photographer for us. One piece of advice to future brides; the wedding planning process can be daunting and overwhelming, so keep it simple by going with someone when you love their work and their personality. For us it was one and done!!!!
The more we look at our photos from our wedding day, the more we love them. Danielle captured the tone of our day right Read more...
The more we look at our photos from our wedding day, the more we love them. Danielle captured the tone of our day right from the start. We have the posed pictures, which are just what we wanted, then there are the candid ones, which are amazing. Danielle was professional and unobtrusive throughout the whole day, gently reminding us to look at her camera when our guests pulled out their cameras; the cake cutting was like being surrounded by the paparazzi. Danielle captured the essential moments and we could not be happier!!! Our engagement session was also amazing - we felt comfortable with Danielle right from the start. We didn't even meet with other photographers that we had set up appointments with, because we knew that she was the photographer for us. One piece of advice to future brides; the wedding planning process can be daunting and overwhelming, so keep it simple by going with someone when you love their work and their personality. For us it was one and done!!!! Read less
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Danielle Richards Photography responded with the following comments:

Thank you ~ I can't tell you how much I enjoyed your engagement session and wedding. You and your guests shared such joy, and it was contagious!
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jhynes3
Wedding:
5/18/2012
5.0/5.0
Danielle was wonderful! We really enjoyed working with her. She made us feel totally at ease and people that saw the "engagement session" that we did with her, commented over and over at the quality of the pictures.

During the wedding and the reception, she was unintrusive and was very flexible around different group shots and rounding up people for them. She was patient and willing to do whatever we were looking for. We have not gotten the photos yet but can't wait as we know they will be superb.

We talked with a couple of other photographers before we selected Danielle and even though her costs were slightly higher than most, the quality, the professionalism, the flexibility, and her personality were well worth every penny. You won't go wrong using her!
Danielle was wonderful! We really enjoyed working with her. She made us feel totally at ease and people that saw the Read more...
Danielle was wonderful! We really enjoyed working with her. She made us feel totally at ease and people that saw the "engagement session" that we did with her, commented over and over at the quality of the pictures.

During the wedding and the reception, she was unintrusive and was very flexible around different group shots and rounding up people for them. She was patient and willing to do whatever we were looking for. We have not gotten the photos yet but can't wait as we know they will be superb.

We talked with a couple of other photographers before we selected Danielle and even though her costs were slightly higher than most, the quality, the professionalism, the flexibility, and her personality were well worth every penny. You won't go wrong using her! Read less
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Danielle Richards Photography responded with the following comments:

Thank you! It was an honor to be a part of your celebration, and I can't wait to work on the album with you. And I'm so glad the timing of your engagement portraits worked so well with the spring blooms!
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Natasha
Wedding:
11/5/2011
5.0/5.0
She was wonderful. Her pictures are so beautiful and of highest quality.
She was wonderful. Her pictures are so beautiful and of highest quality.
She was wonderful. Her pictures are so beautiful and of highest quality. Read less
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Danielle Richards Photography responded with the following comments:

Thank you! I love winter weddings, and yours warmed my heart. I am so excited to start the album process with you!
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Speerchez
Wedding:
5/1/2011
4.9/5.0
Danielle was amazing to work with. She made us feel at ease and her work is unique and beautiful. I highly recommend her services!!
Danielle was amazing to work with. She made us feel at ease and her work is unique and beautiful. I highly recommend her Read more...
Danielle was amazing to work with. She made us feel at ease and her work is unique and beautiful. I highly recommend her services!! Read less
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Danielle Richards Photography responded with the following comments:

Thanks you so much ~ I loved the movie premiere them and all the love you put into the details. And you album is one of my favorites!
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CF0430
Wedding:
4/30/2011
5.0/5.0
Danielle is a pleasure to work with. She is reliable and forthcoming with information. She also has great artistic ideas about the photo shots to include and a lot of great advice about how to make the day run smoothly. Our photos came out incredible and really capture the beauty of the day!
Danielle is a pleasure to work with. She is reliable and forthcoming with information. She also has great artistic ideas Read more...
Danielle is a pleasure to work with. She is reliable and forthcoming with information. She also has great artistic ideas about the photo shots to include and a lot of great advice about how to make the day run smoothly. Our photos came out incredible and really capture the beauty of the day! Read less
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Danielle Richards Photography responded with the following comments:

Thanks for your kind words - I really enjoyed working with you and your album is one of my favorites this year!

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