Monterey Bay Wedding Photographer



Every couple and their wedding is unique. I would love to talk more about your wedding photography needs.



Every couple and their wedding is unique. I would love to talk more about your wedding photography needs.

Picturist Photography is the premier Wedding Photographer in Santa Cruz & Monterey Bay.

Frequently Asked Questions

What safety measures are you taking?

I follow all state guidelines for safety. I wear a mask during all my shoots, even though I'm fully vaccinated. I social distance and keep shoots outdoors where possible.

Have you received the COVID-19 vaccine?

Yes, I have received both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. I do still take safety precautions like wearing a mask and washing my hands.

What are you doing to support couples during the Covid-19 Pandemic?

I offer free rescheduling to all couples who need to reschedule their wedding due to the pandemic. No Fees! I'm also offering a free mini shoot on your original wedding date.

Will Danieka be photographing our wedding?

Yes! While I work with different second shooters and assistants, I will always be the main photographer at your wedding or engagement shoot.

Will there be a second shooter?

Yes! All my packages include a second photographer. I work with a handful of carefully selected second shooters.

Do you shoot destination weddings?

Yes! I love destination weddings! I shoot a limited number of destination weddings each season. Please get in touch with me regarding the location and date of your destination wedding.

Do you Shoot Elopements and Intimate Weddings?

Yes! I have photographed numerous Intimate weddings and elopements even before COVID.

Would you create a custom Package for my wedding?

Yes! Every Couple is unique and so is every wedding. Wether you are planning in intimate wedding with only 12 guest or multi day wedding celebration, I'm here for you. Let's chat more about what your needs are for your big day.

Do I have to order prints through you?

No, you are welcome to make prints at your favorite print store. However, there is a great print store available in your online gallery with many different options. Each client receives a private online gallery which can be shared with family & friends. Orders can be made with ease and shipped right to your door.

What kind of gear do you use?

I use a Nikon Z series mirrorless camera bodies and various lenses from Nikon's Nikkor series or Sigma's Art series. I use Nikon speedlights and pocket wizards for off-camera flash when needed.

Bride and Bridesmaids tossing bouquets in the air at their Santa Cruz forest wedding.
Lesbian couple wedding portrait at sunset with sun flare in Santa Cruz.
Groom and Groomsmen being silly in the forest at their Santa Cruz Wedding