Monterey Wedding Photographer

Client Reviews

“We had our closest friends and family join us for our very own fairy tale wedding in the woods, and Danieka captured every single moment of it so beautifully. I found her through simple searches while planning, as I am not from the area. I loved her work and contacted her immediately. My husband and are not the “pose for photos” type. Danieka made it so easy. She directed us perfectly, yet also allowed everything to magically flow. She promised to tell a story and to me, it’s the best story ever told…”

—Megan & Carl

“We had the most beautiful day and Picturist Photography only added to the warmth, charm and magic of the moment. From first introduction to the big day - Danieka and her assistant were so thoughtful with every click of the camera and took great care of us. Thank you so much! The pictures are amazing and a sweet reminder of our wedding day.”

—Melanie & Shem

“Amazing! Danieka took our engagement and wedding photos. She was so kind and professional that we felt so comfortable with her. She has an amazing and unique eye for photography. She truly captured beautiful moments of our wedding to look back send relive over and over again.”

—Maria & Tony

“COVID-19 had us changing and updating our wedding plans almost up until the day of! Throughout all of it, Danieka was professional, flexible, thoughtful, and responsive. While we were unsure of many details, we were never unsure of our decision to work with her! We were delighted to go through the pictures and see the thought that went into capturing the big moments and little details of our day. We were nervous about being in front of a camera, but Danieka did an excellent job of making us feel comfortable”

—Kyler Potter

“Our wedding was perfectly photographed and every moment captured beautifully. When we got the photos back my wife and I were blown away and taken back to our special day. Danieka was phenomenal, made the whole process so fun and enjoyable, and, honestly, was hardly noticeable in the best way. We could not have asked for a better photographer!!”

—Devon & Nick

“Danieka was so fun and a joy to work with. She captured the most amazing moments for our wedding. Could not have asked for a better photographer. We loved her!”

—Dayana & Rodolfo

“Danieka exceeded our expectations on our wedding day, she was somehow everywhere at once and captured all the moments we asked for and then some. We were overjoyed opening the album with family and recalling all the funny and candid moments, exactly what we wanted to feel. I would recommend Danieka to any engaged couple. She is so talented and kind and so easy to work with. Planning a wedding during these times can be really stressful but if all vendors were like Danieka it would be a breeze.”

—Audrey & Mathew

“Danieka has a great eye for candid moments. In addition to taking wonderful photos, she is a kind and accommodating person. She drove about an hour away to a place she'd never been for our engagement shoot, even going before to scout out some good spots. She listens to requests very well, and got all our "must-have" photos for the wedding, along with a bunch of really great guest photos from the reception!”

—Olivia Ady

“My partner and I feel so very lucky to have found the Picturist to document our wedding. We interviewed quite a few photographers and honestly we didn't feel like we found a match until we met Danieka. There were folks that were supposedly well know and sought after but we didn't get a genuine or caring vibe from them. Danieka was responsive, thoughtful and just plain enjoyable to connect with from the beginning. Her photos are honest, full of emotion and truly capture the moment.”

—Crystal Williams

“My fiancé and I came across Danieka's portfolio via The Knot and immediately reached out. Not only was she very responsive via email but she made it such an enjoyable experience. She did such a great job editing the photos. I would highly recommend Danieka and her work! She was so easy to work with and we love our engagement photos.”

—Kim & Ben

“With an intimate family wedding of twelve people, we knew that whoever we hired as a photographer would need to be someone who would honor and weave themselves into the celebration. Danieka was even more than we could have ever dreamed. Not only did she mesh so well with our families, but she also was a stealthy magician blending in without anyone noticing. Her lifestyle art of capturing our day was exactly what we had in mind.”

—Samantha Billups Wallace

“We could not be happier with our experience with Danieka of Picturist for our June 2019 wedding in Mill Valley!! From our first interaction with Danieka through receiving our full set of wedding pics after our big day, each interaction was prompt, professional and left us feeling confident with our decision to choose Picturist, and grateful to work with such a skilled and kind wedding photographer. Most importantly, our wedding photos are STUNNING. And so are our engagement pictures!”

—Kate Molloy

“From our very first call, I KNEW Danieka was the photographer for us. She was flexible -- and in an age of COVID and crazy planning, I can't stress ENOUGH how important flexibility and empathy has been -- and really focused on what WE wanted. Unlike other photographers we talked to, Danieka was more concerned about our style, our goals and what we wanted...so that she could bring ideas that would make every moment OURS.”

—Liz Miller

“"The entire wedding from start to finish went by so fast - and these beautiful, unique and honest photos tell a very special story and have captured our personalities and love for one another and our friends & families so well, a big heartfelt "thank you" Picturist for being such a big part of our special day!"”

—Roxanne Storm Ihlenfeldt

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