Danielle Vennard Photographer
Danielle made our wedding day a day to remember. She captured our special day beautifully. I was able to relax knowing Danielle wouldn't miss a moment. She was never in our face, or making us do weird poses, yet she managed to always know where the perfect shot was. She was even prepared for any mishap that happened, and was able to react quickly. My wedding dress ripped & before I could say anything she whipped out a needle & thread and sewed me up! She was so easy to work with from start to finish. Danielle was very professional, but fun at the same time. After our wedding, we had a lot of people commenting about how much they liked our photographer. I could not have imagined a more perfect photographer for our wedding day. I have already recommended her to several people knowing she will not disappoint.
Danielle did a phenomenal job photographing our wedding in July. Her flexibility was amazing because while preparing for our wedding we were 1500 miles away in Texas and she was able to keep in constant contact with us to ensure we had everything down and ready for the big day. She was extremely attentive and even when something went wrong on our big day she was able to help us get through it and back on schedule to make sure we got every shot we had discussed. Overall Danielle is so sweet and extremely easy to work with. She really is there for YOU and while you are busy she is there capturing every special moment, even the ones you may have missed.
Once we received our photos and our album we couldn't believe the talent she truly has. Everything turned out better than we could have imagined and now we get to always enjoy looking back on that day, all because of Danielle's hard work.
We would HIGHLY recommend Danielle to anyone. Your photographer is the most valuable person on your wedding day and the quality of service that Danielle provides is exceptional.
When planning my wedding I had very high standards on what I wanted in a wedding photographer. I looked at portfolio after portfolio of wedding photos, but I just didn’t find what I was looking for. Being a photographer’s daughter, I knew to look for great lighting and composition, but it was only Danielle’s portfolio that captured something other then just the basics. I could tell she had an eye for moments; the kind of moments that could be captured or missed in a few seconds.
Danielle is very professional and easy to work with while also keeping our budget in mind. She exceeded our expectations with a personal website and a personalized photo box including a hard drive of our spectacular photos. My husband and I would recommend Danielle Vennard to anyone wanting to document a special event.
If you are looking for someone that not only captures the moments you had in mind, but also is able to capture those tiny details you didn't get the chance to notice on your big day then Danielle is the photographer for you. Danielle made it a point to be in regular contact with us from the moment we first met. She not only acted as a wonderful resource when it came to the photography aspect of our wedding, but offered herself as a sounding board for other of pre-nuptial stressors. She took the time to sit down with us and explain her style of photography, photojournalism, which I've decided is the ultimate style...at least for a wedding. Danielle is a true artist that takes such special care of her craft that you can't help but be in awe by her passion.
Danielle was thorough in learning from us exactly what kind of photographer we wanted her to be on our special day. She happily snapped the "must-have" family photographs and then magically snuck into the background where she continued shooting our celebration. Our entire family loved having her around, as she was eager to take a particular photograph when asked. She is kind and thoughtful, and maintained a professionalism that I don't think we observed from any of our other vendors.
We trusted Danielle with our engagement photos, our wedding photos, and we will certainly call upon her next time we need someone their that knows how to capture those special moments. The quality of her work is unmatched. She organized thousands of photographs in a flash, far exceeding my expectations for when we'd see them. Not only did she get the photographs edited and uploaded quickly, she created a special website for our family and friends to view, she created a special slide show, a hand-crafted personalized box that holds a CD and thumb drive of our wedding photos, AND a gorgeous wedding album.
We cannot say enough about Danielle. No one wants to be stressed out on their wedding day and Danielle does everything in her power--photography related or not--to make your day as special as possible. She is an amazing photographer and we recommend her without hesitation.
Danielle did a fantastic job of capturing our wedding moments. She was able to choose the perfect angles/ spots for our pictures. We were really happy with how they came out!
I cannot say enough about the quality of service provided by Danielle. I don't know how she did it, but she truly captured every moment of our wedding day despite never being seen. We were worried about the fact that we chose not to hire a videographer, but once we received our photographs, we realized that it really wasn't necessary. Every single moment of our day was captured in a snapshot. Danielle is an amazingly talented photographer who will capture all of the beautiful and REAL moments of your day. We just received our photo album and we LOVE it. I love being able to show it off to my friends and family who are all equally "wowed" by it. It is something that I will treasure forever.
Danielle is exactly what we were looking for in a wedding photographer. Her photojournalistic style captured our big day in a way that the photographs really tell the story of our wedding. They’re not just formal posed images of people who were there (although we did a few of those, too).
Danielle is no novice when it comes to photography. She is an artist who takes pride in her work. She has a knack for finding interesting shots and has a great sense of composition, color, and light. The quality of the finished product is amazing. Our album is beautiful: leather bound, sturdy pages, stunning color… it is an archival-quality, heirloom piece that we are proud to show to friends and family. We have also been able to share the images through the web album that Danielle created for us. Everybody loved seeing the photos so soon after the wedding (less than two weeks as I recall). We were still on our honeymoon when Danielle emailed the online gallery to us.
Beyond the great quality photos and albums, Danielle was absolutely wonderful to work with. She communicated with us regularly before the wedding to ensure that she knew what we were looking for. She was always available by email and by phone to answer our questions and alleviate concerns. She built a custom package for us (very reasonably priced) that suited our needs perfectly, and we were never uncertain about what was included or what to expect. On the day of the wedding, Danielle was outstanding – professional and unobtrusive (friends refer to her as the ninja photographer because you never really knew she was there), yet friendly and responsive. She worked well with our guests as well as with the other vendors on site. The service didn’t end there. She personally delivered our gorgeous album to our house along with a CD of all the images in a personalized box. She really went above and beyond in every way.
We were so delighted with our wedding photos that we subsequently commissioned a pet photo shoot with Danielle. She pretends not to be a pet photographer, but she is great with animals and is definitely an outdoorsy person. We had a fun time wandering around in the woods and fields with her and our dog. Again, the photos were stunning, and we received them quickly.
Overall, Danielle is remarkable. I am pleased to recommend her as a wedding photographer without...
Danielle Vennard was the perfect photographer to photograph our wedding. The photography was important to my husband and I because we knew it was the one thing that we could keep and cherish from our wedding long after it was over. The photos she took for us really captured the essence of our day because she was able to catch special fleeting moments that happened and all the details that made our day unique.
Not only do we love the images that Danielle took for us, she was awesome to work with - throughout the planning and on the big day. She is calm, laid back, and personal, but also very professional. You can tell she loves what she does and that she pours her heart into every wedding she photographs.
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Hey Sarah! Thanks so much for taking the time to tell other brides and grooms about your experience with me as your wedding photographer. It meant a lot to me to be able to capture your day after reconnecting after so many years.
Thank you again!
Danielle was wonderful with every aspect during our wedding weekend. From the rehearsal dinner to our wedding/reception, she was able to capture all the amazing moments. She brings great attitude and experience to her work. With her documentary style of photographing, my husband and I can experience our wedding day every time we view our photos. You will not be disappointed with any aspect of her work, from the big day, to the quality of the pictures, as well as the great work on her albums and prints. I would recommend Danielle to anybody who wants to capture a special day!
I can not say enough about Danielle! She is such a talented photographer and she captures everything from the big moments (first kiss, first dance, etc) to the smallest (little ones telling "secrets", a loving glance from the parents, etc). The most amazing part is that you don't even realize you're being photographed, so she truly captures the real emotions of the day. I highly recommend Danielle and as I have told her many times, she is my photographer for life!
Danielle was a delight to have as our photographer and very professional through and through. She was available for candid shots during the preparation for the wedding and took fantastic shots throughout the festivities and made everyone look good. She even caught shots which we had no idea would end up as some of our favorite photos of our big day. She was joy to have around throughout the day. We would like to share our highest regard for Danielle and the work she did, and would absolutely recommend her to anyone who could utilize her photography talents for an event in the future.
We love it!!!! It's absolutely perfect!!! Thank you soooooo much!!! You've made my day!! (You even made me cry! But in a good way. :-D) Spencer said to tell you his five words are "Amazing, Fantastic, Incredible and Thank you!" :)
Wow! We absolutely LOVE the pictures!! I can't tell you how many compliments we have gotten on the slide show and it brought me and both moms to tears because it was so touching!!! You were amazing and I just can't tell you how much we love the pictures.
Thank you again for everything. You truly have a talent and we will definitely treasure these pictures for the rest of our lives-you caught every special moment!
Thank you thank you thank you,
Leslie and Brian
How beautiful!!!! I just watched the slideshow three times and your photos are amazing. You captured the love and joy of that day in every photo.
Compliments and thanks for your artistic photos. I know I'll also look forward to seeing the entire album, but this slideshow is a treasure.
Your pictures were superb! Yeah! You did an awesome job. I am so excited and pleased with the results.
I was so super pleased with the pics I can't wait to have my comp up and running to watch it over and over ;) (I did watch it 3x at the library though!)
Thank you ;) Your pictures are just amazing and I'm so glad you were able to photograph for us!
Thanks again and we'll be in touch,
Danielle Vennard is a Southern Chester County, Pennsylvania, Area Professional Photographer in pursuit of moments in wedding photojournalism. She offers couples a unique experience by documenting their day without interfering or directing. Your story is presented on a private online gallery but to truly relive your experience it is laid out in a custom, one of a kind, designed wedding book for you to share with generations to come. This is not a job, but a passion. She is honored to capture and preserve your moments in a real and original style. Packages start at $2600. 6 packages offered but will work with you to build your own custom package with the options of A La Carte. Based in Chester County, PA but will travel to any destination.
For examples of her work please visit the portfolio section or simply visit her gallery page on her website at: http://www.daniellevennard.com/#/gallery-moments/
Contact Danielle for a consultation and event availability via phone or email or fil out your information on her Contact page: 717-701-0363 or email@example.com or http://www.daniellevennard.com/#/contact/
About Danielle "DZ" Vennard
Words that define who I am:
Wife, Mom, Friend, Artist,
Rock Climber, Trail Runner and Mountain Biker
Anyone who knows me would say that I am a bit long winded but if they were being nice they would just say that I am passionate about being thorough. Writing a concise about page is a pretty tough task for me but here goes nothing.
I am married to a pretty cool dude, Dann, who supports anything and everything that I am about but is willing to push me farther than I thought I ever would go. We have a son named Graeme (pronounced the same as Graham) who at 2 years old has mastered the iPhone but spends most of his time riding his bike anywhere and everywhere he can, even in the house. I am proud to say that even though he looks like a direct copy of my husband Graeme at least ended up with my coordination (apparent when he is playing fetch with our two Australian Cattle Dogs, Font & Hueco) If Graeme decides to be like me there will be 3 pointers raining down on the basketball court in the years soon to come. We are both rooting for him to love rock climbing since that is the sole reason that the two of us met in the first place. I am also hoping he will love to join me for a trail run or a mountain bike ride through the White Clay State Park every once in awhile as those are two other sports I am pretty dedicated and passionate about when I'm not being a wedding photojournalist.
A little background on how I came to be a wedding photographer should be useful. I have been an artist all my life, taking after my father who taught painting, drawing, and photography while also teaching others fine art at my high school for 30 years. I went to undergraduate at Kutztown University and received my Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. I attended the University of Delaware for my graduate degree in Master of Fine Arts. While attending UD, I met my husband, Dann. Our second Christmas together he converted me from a film photographer to a digital photographer with my first DSLR. We hired a professional wedding photographer for our wedding who then became a great friend and pushed me to explore wedding photography. I second shot with him for a year while being a part time high school sports photojournalist for a local studio. With the help and support of my husband, I opened my wedding photography business in 2009 and continue to evolve not only as a photographer but as an observer of life. My pursuit for real, emotional, timeless images is a never ending story.
I am a member of the Professional Photographers Association (PPA), the Wedding Photojournalist Association (WPJA), the Southern Chester County Chamber of Commerce (SCCCC), the Young Professional Network (YPN of New Castle Chamber of Commerce) and the leader of the Better Together Newark Fast Track Photographers Group.
I dedicate time each year to a couple charities that I have a connection to. I photograph Light the Night events for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Central Pennsylvania Chapter. My father passed away from Leukemia in 1999. I also photograph and support the Andy Towne 5K Walk/Run. Andy Towne is my best friend's brother who passed away from complications with diabetes.
If by chance you care to read a really cool article on the short version of my life story by a fantastic writer, Richard L. Gaw, head on over to the Landenberg Today HERE (page 24)
What is Wedding Photojournalism?
Wedding photojournalism is photographing wedding moments in a documentary style. The images tell the reality in a truthful way with an emotional tie. It is art and reality existing together.
A wedding photojournalist observes and captures once in a lifetime moments that cannot be predicted. A true moment is one in which the subject is so involved in what they are doing that they are unaware of the presence of anyone recording it.
Longer lenses are preferred to create more space between the photographer and their subjects. Natural light is relied upon for as much of the day as technically allowed by the capabilities of the camera. The cameras of choice would be able to produce photographs in low light situations without the use of flash though in extreme situations an added flash could be used to bounce light.
With any wedding there is a time for taking family portraits. A wedding photojournalist does not forsake these historical photographs. The relaxed portraiture will be taken in a timely manner to insure a couple is enjoying as much time as they can with their friends and family.
What is NOT Wedding Photojournalism?
Wedding Photojournalism is not photographing wedding moments in a directive and intrusive style. The images are not staged, recreated or done from an extensive shot list. If a subject is aware of the photographer's presence and acting for the camera it is not a real moment and therefore not wedding photojournalism. Shot lists with many locations for posed portraiture are against the rules of wedding photojournalism. (It also takes a big chunk of time out of living it up with friends and family during the cocktail hour and reception.)