Danielle Gardner Photography - a photojournalistic wedding photographer - shoots weddings in the Albany, New York area. This photographer finds the stillness and emotion in moments that appear otherwise chaotic during the couple’s big day. The photographer works with all types of couples and all types of weddings, whether it’s a grand celebration or an intimate gathering.
Danielle Gardner, the founder of the photography company, worked for six years as a photojournalist and multimedia photographer at Sun-Times Media in Chicago. She also worked for ten years at a fine art wedding photography studio in the windy city, before following her dream and starting her own studio. With a master’s degree in environmental studies and national recognition for her work, this photographer is always eager for her next project.
Capturing candids allows this photographer to make permanent the memory of a couple’s wedding. Danielle Gardner Photography offers the following services:
The photographer understands that photographing a wedding is a form of fine art. She offers her artful photographs in the following formats:
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Emily A. · Getting married on 05/07/2023
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Danielle was the BEST! We use her for our engagement photography session a few weeks back. She was accommodating due to the weather & the pandemic, and was so kind about the whole thing! The pictures are beautiful & everything we wanted. We cannot recommend her enough!!Sent on 08/17/2020
Danielle Gardner Photography's reply:Thank you so VERY much, Emily!!! Taking pictures with you, Michael, Nacho and Alex was so much fun and didn't feel like work in any way at all : ) Many many thanks and I would absolutely love to work with you two again!
Jill G. · Married on 03/11/2021
Absolutely the Best!
I truly cannot say enough wonderful things about Danielle! She was absolutely incredible before, during, and after our very unusual event. She photographed our son’s very small and intimate bar mitzvah ceremony. Danielle was completely open and receptive to learning all about our faith, culture, and traditions. She was endlessly flexible as our plans continually evolved, and she answered my many, many questions. I sometimes sent her more than one email a day, and she never seemed to run out of patience. She met with us for a tour of the synagogue months before the event (her idea) so she would be familiar with it, and she then suggested a different location for our preparations which was perfect and a wonderful setting for the photos. Throughout all of the planning process, Danielle was my rock- she was always there, always calm, always supportive, always enthusiastic, always accommodating. I was continually grateful that we’d chosen her as our photographer.Sent on 04/19/2021
On the day of the event, Danielle was amazing! She was completely unobtrusive, no one noticed her presence, and yet she was everywhere and captured absolutely everything, even moments that we didn’t know had happened. She is an incredibly hard worker, totally focused on her craft. Danielle was also very sensitive and knew when to just remove herself from a situation (like when I completely freaked out because the sanctuary had not been arranged as requested). She was very patient and polite to family members who were umm, rather irritating. Everyone looked good in the formal portraits, which is absolutely incredible! We have family members who just don’t seem to ever be able to look in the direction they’re told without blinking, but somehow, everyone’s eyes were open and they were smiling! Her relaxed demeanor helped everyone else feel calm and look their best. Our gallery of photos is gorgeous and includes such a perfect mix of formal and spontaneous images. The photos she took really bring me so much joy. The photos overflow with emotion, everything we were experiencing comes shining through.
After the bar mitzvah, she shared highlights of the gallery sooner than we had expected, and it was not long after that before all of the photos were available. She provided a wonderful online gallery, easy to share with others and order prints. She continued to answer my many questions and helped me determine what kind of paper to order for the prints- the most difficult decision was figuring out which ones to choose! The images are so gorgeous; it’s now a month later and I still can’t stop looking at them all. Danielle is a true artist, a talented photojournalist, and the ultimate professional.
Danielle Gardner Photography's reply:Jill, your review brings tears to my eyes and leaves me speechless. I'm so grateful that I had the honor of documenting E's bar mitzvah. Your family's love and care for one another, as well as the bar mitzvah service itself, were stunningly beautiful and truly a joy to document. I'm forever thankful for the opportunity to work with you and your family and for your incredibly kind review! I treat every event I get to photograph as if it were my own and you are so very thoughtful to recognize and appreciate that. Many many thank yous always and I hope I get to work with you and your family again sometime soon!🧡📸
Melissa · Married on 10/10/2020
Danielle was wonderful to work with from the moment we reached out to her. We first met with Danielle in person to discuss our wedding plans back in January 2020 - she asked thoughtful questions to help understand our vision for our wedding day. Danielle had previously photographed two weddings at our venue and was able to offer useful suggestions based on her experience. As our plans became uncertain due to the pandemic, Danielle stayed in touch and was very understanding. Fortunately, we were able to pivot our plans and still hold a safe, joyful celebration on our original date. Leading up to the event, Danielle shared an extensive questionnaire that allowed us to decide on the schedule for the day. She was realistic about timing to ensure she could capture the important moments and provided valuable insight. We were immensely grateful for this planning on our actual wedding day - no aspect felt too rushed or stressful, and we were truly able to take in each moment. Danielle has a calming presence and an eye for creative, beautiful images. After our wedding, Danielle shared the wedding highlights through her password protected online gallery within a few days. A few weeks later the full gallery was available and we truly LOVED the images Danielle photographed. From the small, memorable detail shots to her stunning ceremony images, we could not be happier. In addition to the original engraved wooden box with prints that we had ordered when we signed our contract, we also ordered three large prints for our home. Danielle was again very timely in having them shipped to us and the each arrived carefully packaged. Throughout the whole process, Danielle has communicated clearly, mostly via e-mail, though she also sent a few sweet notes in the mail. We highly recommend Danielle and are looking forward to staying in touch with her in years to come.Sent on 01/09/2021
Danielle Gardner Photography's reply:Melissa, your review means so much to me! Working with you and Geraint, from the moment you reached out until now has been such a joy. Your attitude and flexibility in handling changes from the pandemic was an inspiration as was your vision for your unforgettable day. I'll always remember the incredible sunset light during your ceremony, the peak fall colors, your adorable portraits with Ramsey and your and Geraint's deeply heartfelt first dance. What a stunning day. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for trusting me to document your amazing day and for your kind and thoughtful review - it means the world to me.