Monterey Bay Wedding Photographer

Client Reviews

“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

“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

“"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

“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

“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

“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 that she could bring ideas that would make every moment OURS.”

—Liz Miller

“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

“"I have a lot of experience with photo shoots, having been an actor and singer in LA for a while, so I can say with confidence that Danieka is as professional as professional gets. AND she is very kind, humble, likable, and easy to work with. Our shoot was fun, natural - it felt effortless - and the pictures were absolutely stunning. It is rare to get so many perfect images from one shoot. Danieka is top-notch and I will definitely be going back to her when it's time for more beautiful pictures"”

—Carrie Arlah Burr

“Great photographer and great person. Thank you for capturing my wedding day so beautifully!”

—Petro Booysen

“"Danieka went above and beyond on our wedding photography last September (2018). I could not have asked for better pictures from my wedding. The venue was way out in the middle of the woods and she completely accommodated us with no fuss. She arrived early, stayed late, and was thorough in her work. I honestly feel like she became my go to person the day of my wedding. She kept me on track and calm. I look forward to working with her again in the future for family photos and other events. Highly recommend!”

—Kate Keller

Not just a photographer, an artist creating unique and meaningful images in the Monterey Bay and San Francisco area.