To me, choosing a photographer you vibe with and actually living out your wedding day with that person is only one part of the WHOLE experience. From the moment you click on the contact form to chat with me one-on-one to the day I deliver your album, I want to make sure your experience is a tangible one. I'm a photographer who believes in prints over jpegs, after all!

I also want to be sure your experience is FUN, relaxed, and easy from beginning to end (well, there won't really be an end because we're about to be best friends).

Your wedding day only happens once,  so i want to make sure we capture every delicious little moment of it.



For me, photography always comes back to the story behind the photo. When words fail, photos speak.

i believe in telling really great stories.


This is a special time in your life, but that doesn't mean it has to be 100% serious!

i believe that wedding photos should be fun

All funny business aside, I truly believe that photography is one of the most important parts of your wedding day to invest in. The photos are what you'll have long after the cake is eaten and the music fades. They're what will be hanging on your walls for decades to come!

I believe that everyone should have an heirloom album to preserve these precious moments for years & years to come. That's why I use RedTree albums -- they're handmade in the USA & ridiculously good looking.

I'm a big fan of keeping track of things, so I have a spreadsheet that lists every single wedding I've ever shot or second shot.  That's how I know that as of June 26, 2017, I've shot 86 weddings.  That's 86 love stories and 86 "best day evers."  And I think that's pretty awesome.

Engagement sessions




All of my wedding packages include a complimentary engagement shoot as a thank you for booking!  Plus, it's a great way to get some practice in for the big day AND get to know each other!

these aren't just photos

Ruthie & Brandon

"Shalese was an absolute DREAM to work with. She was so organized, incredibly accommodating, timely, and very professional. She made us feel so comfortable and captured so many authentic, candid moments that we will enjoy for years to come. Shalese somehow managed to make herself invisible while also capturing every spectacular moment. She is a magician, an artist, and an incredible person. You will not regret booking Shalese Danielle Photography, I promise!!"


Cali & Daniel

"If you are looking for an energetic, passionate, fun, and organized photographer, Shalese Danielle Photography is the one for you!"


Miles & alana

"Shalese is a wonderful photographer. She killed it from the very beginning all the way through the end. She's fun, charismatic and has a ton of energy, and I think that resonates not only to her photography, but in the mood of the people she is shooting as well."



marly & jeremy

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meredith & ryan

black tie bride


english tea paperie

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in the press

I've had the honor of seeing my couples & clients featured in places like Style Me Pretty Living, Black Tie Bride, Richmond Weddings, Glamour & Grace, Borrowed & Blue, & Rustic Wedding Chic.

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Wedding coverage begins at $3200 and Portraits begin at $400.  Get in touch to find out more, ask questions, or get a copy of my super sweet, super detailed pricing guide. 

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