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Happily Ever After Photography

Woodstock , IL
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123 South Johnson Street
Woodstock, IL 60098 US (map)

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815-403-9297

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ABOUT US

Your wedding photos should tell the story of your day by blending candid moments with artistic portraits. My name is Dana Brandt and I'm the owner and photographer at Happily Ever After... Read more
Your wedding photos should tell the story of your day by blending candid moments with artistic portraits. My name is Dana Brandt and I'm the owner and photographer at Happily Ever After Photography in Woodstock, Illinois.
I've worked with hundreds of clients over the years and each of their stories are as unique as they are. Bringing out those stories through each photo is what I love about my job. So much can be told about a moment in time from just a single image, and being able to capture those memories is a true honor.
Having fun and laughing is my way of getting to know my clients, making them feel comfortable and bringing out the natural smiles. I get absolutely giddy when I am taking photos, and love to make the photography process easy and upbeat. I care for all of my clients like they're my family, and my goal is their happiness.

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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Contemporary, Photojournalism, Portraiture, Traditional
What photography services do you offer?
High-Res, Liability Insurance, Slideshow/Montage
What photography items do you offer?
Albums, Digital Files, Prints, Proofs

REVIEWS

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Melissa
Wedding:
7/9/2016
5.0/5.0
From the day we met Dana, we were in love with her! She has the most amazing energy and is passionate about what she does. Dana took our engagement pictures in June of 2015. These pictures turned out so wonderful! My now husband was not into the idea of engagement pictures at all, but halfway through our session with Dana, he said, "this isn't so bad".
We got two outfit changes during our session and Dana even drove to Lake Geneva, where we got married, to do the session.
On our wedding day, Dana came with 2 assistants to photograph our wedding. These ladies were just as wonderful as she was! My bridal party had been up since 5 am and as soon as Dana walked in the room with her energy, one of my bridesmaids said, "she is just what we needed today!".
Dana's work is amazing, and she is wonderful at capturing light in photographs. She is the type of photographer that will roll around on the ground in order to get the perfect shot. Her clients are always first in her mind.
Dana called me two weeks before my wedding to go over timeline of my wedding. She got all the exact details and party members name as well as both of our families names. She asked us what pictures we wanted and made sure to get all of those pictures.
Overall, I would recommend Dana to anyone searching for a photographer. Her work is amazing and all pictures are beautiful.
From the day we met Dana, we were in love with her! She has the most amazing energy and is passionate about what she does. Read more...
From the day we met Dana, we were in love with her! She has the most amazing energy and is passionate about what she does. Dana took our engagement pictures in June of 2015. These pictures turned out so wonderful! My now husband was not into the idea of engagement pictures at all, but halfway through our session with Dana, he said, "this isn't so bad".
We got two outfit changes during our session and Dana even drove to Lake Geneva, where we got married, to do the session.
On our wedding day, Dana came with 2 assistants to photograph our wedding. These ladies were just as wonderful as she was! My bridal party had been up since 5 am and as soon as Dana walked in the room with her energy, one of my bridesmaids said, "she is just what we needed today!".
Dana's work is amazing, and she is wonderful at capturing light in photographs. She is the type of photographer that will roll around on the ground in order to get the perfect shot. Her clients are always first in her mind.
Dana called me two weeks before my wedding to go over timeline of my wedding. She got all the exact details and party members name as well as both of our families names. She asked us what pictures we wanted and made sure to get all of those pictures.
Overall, I would recommend Dana to anyone searching for a photographer. Her work is amazing and all pictures are beautiful. Read less
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Andrea
Wedding:
4/9/2016
5.0/5.0
Dana is AWESOME!! She is bright and bubbly and really knows what she is doing. Her pictures are beautiful and she is so easy to work with. She made everything so easy. She even got my husband to smile!
Dana is AWESOME!! She is bright and bubbly and really knows what she is doing. Her pictures are beautiful and she is so Read more...
Dana is AWESOME!! She is bright and bubbly and really knows what she is doing. Her pictures are beautiful and she is so easy to work with. She made everything so easy. She even got my husband to smile! Read less
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Nicole
Wedding:
12/12/2015
5.0/5.0
Dana was simply amazing. She made me feel like we were the only two people in the world. She's enthusiastic about each shoot she does & the energy she has takes all the pre-ceremony stress away. She will be my first call for any photos needed in the future.
Dana was simply amazing. She made me feel like we were the only two people in the world. She's enthusiastic about each Read more...
Dana was simply amazing. She made me feel like we were the only two people in the world. She's enthusiastic about each shoot she does & the energy she has takes all the pre-ceremony stress away. She will be my first call for any photos needed in the future. Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
7/17/2015
4.9/5.0
I haven't even had my wedding yet and I'm already so happy with my choice of photographer. Happily Ever After Photography has been very flexible in booking times for our engagement photo shoot. And our photos from the shoot turned out very well and she got them back to us in a very timely manner! Working with Happily Ever After has been very easy from the get go, it was clear within a few minutes of meeting with Dana that she was our first choice in photographer. Her fun-loving personality clicked with my fiancé and me right away!
I haven't even had my wedding yet and I'm already so happy with my choice of photographer. Happily Ever After Photography Read more...
I haven't even had my wedding yet and I'm already so happy with my choice of photographer. Happily Ever After Photography has been very flexible in booking times for our engagement photo shoot. And our photos from the shoot turned out very well and she got them back to us in a very timely manner! Working with Happily Ever After has been very easy from the get go, it was clear within a few minutes of meeting with Dana that she was our first choice in photographer. Her fun-loving personality clicked with my fiancé and me right away! Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
7/10/2015
5.0/5.0
Dana was AMAZING!! From the moment we met her we knew we wanted to work with her. She was so fun and down to earth. We met a few other photographers before Dana, and they were not very personable. I knew i wanted someone who would be fun and upbeat, and that is exactly what Dana was. She is super nice and very quick to respond to any questions. Harper was our second photographer and she was equally as great. We just recently got our pictures and i can't stop looking at them. I would recommend her to anyone, and plan on using her services in the future!
Dana was AMAZING!! From the moment we met her we knew we wanted to work with her. She was so fun and down to earth. We met Read more...
Dana was AMAZING!! From the moment we met her we knew we wanted to work with her. She was so fun and down to earth. We met a few other photographers before Dana, and they were not very personable. I knew i wanted someone who would be fun and upbeat, and that is exactly what Dana was. She is super nice and very quick to respond to any questions. Harper was our second photographer and she was equally as great. We just recently got our pictures and i can't stop looking at them. I would recommend her to anyone, and plan on using her services in the future! Read less
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Valerie
Wedding:
6/14/2015
4.9/5.0
I absolutely love Dana! When my husband and I were looking for a photographer we knew we wanted someone that not only had a lovely portfolio of photos that met the style and quality we were looking for but we knew we wanted someone personable. Both of our brothers had recently gotten married and with two very different types of weddings. His brother's photographer was so friendly and easy to get along with and excelled at capturing "moments" in his photos extremely well, whereas my brother's photographer was gruff and stagnant with his poses and just came across as very unfriendly overall. So we knew we wanted someone that was going to be a friendly fit, someone that was going to mix with our family and friends and be a part of things capturing the moments and feelings instead of ending up obtrusive. We contacted Dana based on her reasonable pricing and her online portfolio of photography having a feel that we liked. And then after speaking with her and getting to meet her we knew we'd made the right choice. She was so upbeat and jovial and had a way of making us feel right "at home" and at ease--which is very important during all the stress of wedding planning! She's very easy to work with other than the fact she can get a little busy sometimes just because she is doing so much by running the Woodstock Wedding Network as well as just her photography itself! But you never feel cast aside and she will always respond back asap, which is never long! We were sad to find out that she, herself, would be unavailable on the day of our wedding but we got to work with Ashley, her assistant, instead and she was super friendly and easy-going too. They're a great team and I definitely would recommend them: I already have! We love our photos and we loved working with Dana. I feel I've made a definite friend from the whole experience! She's great!
I absolutely love Dana! When my husband and I were looking for a photographer we knew we wanted someone that not only had Read more...
I absolutely love Dana! When my husband and I were looking for a photographer we knew we wanted someone that not only had a lovely portfolio of photos that met the style and quality we were looking for but we knew we wanted someone personable. Both of our brothers had recently gotten married and with two very different types of weddings. His brother's photographer was so friendly and easy to get along with and excelled at capturing "moments" in his photos extremely well, whereas my brother's photographer was gruff and stagnant with his poses and just came across as very unfriendly overall. So we knew we wanted someone that was going to be a friendly fit, someone that was going to mix with our family and friends and be a part of things capturing the moments and feelings instead of ending up obtrusive. We contacted Dana based on her reasonable pricing and her online portfolio of photography having a feel that we liked. And then after speaking with her and getting to meet her we knew we'd made the right choice. She was so upbeat and jovial and had a way of making us feel right "at home" and at ease--which is very important during all the stress of wedding planning! She's very easy to work with other than the fact she can get a little busy sometimes just because she is doing so much by running the Woodstock Wedding Network as well as just her photography itself! But you never feel cast aside and she will always respond back asap, which is never long! We were sad to find out that she, herself, would be unavailable on the day of our wedding but we got to work with Ashley, her assistant, instead and she was super friendly and easy-going too. They're a great team and I definitely would recommend them: I already have! We love our photos and we loved working with Dana. I feel I've made a definite friend from the whole experience! She's great! Read less
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Jillian
Wedding:
4/11/2015
5.0/5.0
Dana was absolutely amazing!! The energy and enthusiasm she has you will never find in another photographer. I guarantee it! She will do anything to get the perfect "moment" if it means rolling around in snow or dirt. You name it! She made taking photos actually fun. It was an amazing wedding day and I am glad I had someone so passionate about their work to capture those memories I will now have forever. Every time I look through them I feel like I am back on that day!
Dana was absolutely amazing!! The energy and enthusiasm she has you will never find in another photographer. I guarantee Read more...
Dana was absolutely amazing!! The energy and enthusiasm she has you will never find in another photographer. I guarantee it! She will do anything to get the perfect "moment" if it means rolling around in snow or dirt. You name it! She made taking photos actually fun. It was an amazing wedding day and I am glad I had someone so passionate about their work to capture those memories I will now have forever. Every time I look through them I feel like I am back on that day! Read less
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Linda
Wedding:
7/26/2014
5.0/5.0
Dana gets 10 stars in my book! She is a fantastic photographer who really knows how to put people at ease and get the right shot. We worked with her for our Engagement Shots, our Wedding Shots and I even did a Boudoir session with her. Everything that she did was fantastic and I couldn't be happier with the results. Do not hesitate to work with Happily Ever After Photography. It was a great experience, all around!
Dana gets 10 stars in my book! She is a fantastic photographer who really knows how to put people at ease and get the Read more...
Dana gets 10 stars in my book! She is a fantastic photographer who really knows how to put people at ease and get the right shot. We worked with her for our Engagement Shots, our Wedding Shots and I even did a Boudoir session with her. Everything that she did was fantastic and I couldn't be happier with the results. Do not hesitate to work with Happily Ever After Photography. It was a great experience, all around! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Dana really knows how to make you feel comfortable. Very friendly outgoing girl who will just make you day run so smoothly with her knowledge on photography. We had so much fun! I could not have been more happy the way my photos came out!
Dana really knows how to make you feel comfortable. Very friendly outgoing girl who will just make you day run so smoothly Read more...
Dana really knows how to make you feel comfortable. Very friendly outgoing girl who will just make you day run so smoothly with her knowledge on photography. We had so much fun! I could not have been more happy the way my photos came out! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Dana and Ashley did a fabulous job at our wedding. Dana's personality is fun and creative, we truly enjoyed hanging out with her while she took some amazing photographs. We highly recommend her and will use Happily Ever After anytime we need professional photographs.
Dana and Ashley did a fabulous job at our wedding. Dana's personality is fun and creative, we truly enjoyed hanging out Read more...
Dana and Ashley did a fabulous job at our wedding. Dana's personality is fun and creative, we truly enjoyed hanging out with her while she took some amazing photographs. We highly recommend her and will use Happily Ever After anytime we need professional photographs. Read less
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