Picturist Photography is an exceptional wedding photography company based out of Aptos, California. Owner and lead photographer, Danieka Erasmus, has a distinct style defined by an impressive ability to capture subtle yet powerful expressions as they naturally unfold. Her images are saturated with raw emotion and natural beauty, in both candid and posed photoshoot forms. Her expert use of natural light and vibrant colors illuminate her shots and will transform your wedding day mementos into a collection of personalized art.
Picturist Photography limits its services to one-event-per-day in order to give couples their undivided professional attention. Danieka offers couples a number of special services in order to provide them with a truly exceptional wedding photography experience, including the following:
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Crystal Williams · Married on 06/22/2019
Danieka exceeded all of our expectations!
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. Her system is well organized and she walked us through everything. Her rates are reasonable and affordable in a field where that isn't always the case. The photos we now have are so much more than we could have hoped for. She truly captured our love! The pictures are full of our warmth, laughter and even quirkiness. Plus the pictures are stunning - who knew we could look like that. I would say her photos are poetic! Danieka and her assistant made us feel comfortable and had real skill at being there for everything but never being in the way. Danieka's photography skill is matched only by her thoughtful presence. We wholeheartedly recommend the Picturist!Sent on 09/09/2019
Kate · Married on 06/15/2019
Gorgeous photos; easy to work with; affordable options - highly recommended!!
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!Sent on 09/01/2019
When we were shopping for wedding photographers, Danieka’s beautiful portfolio caught our eye. We reached out and she sent us details of the photo packages she offered, and thankfully, some fell within our budget. I was grateful that we didn’t need to beg for pricing like we did with some of the other photographers. As we searched further, wanting to be sure that we were choosing the absolute best photographer we could afford, I found that we were comparing each other photographer’s portfolio with Danieka’s. That's how we knew we wanted to work with her. After a brief phone meeting, we felt comfortable and were ready to commit. We are SO glad we did.
We met Danieka in person for the first time for our engagement photo shoot at Sutro Baths in SF. Her energy was warm and kind and made us feel very comfortable, and the pictures she took were beautiful. On our wedding day, she took gorgeous, etherial photos, but her presence was unobstrusive--she was right there getting allll the great shots, but her presence was so subtle that we hardly even noticed she was there - the mark of a true professional!
As we got busier and more stressed as our wedding date neared, Danieka checked in with us several times. We appreciated her reaching out to us, and not having to need to chase her down (like we unfortunately had to do with our DJ) as we scrambled to get everything aligned. She showed up early to our engagement shoot and on our wedding day, and responded promptly to all of our e-mails and texts.
We recommend Danieka and her company Picturist Photography with absolutely no hesitation. Danieka is an absolute pleasure to work with, and most importantly, her work is gorgeous!! We are SO grateful we chose Picturist Photography!!
Katelyn · Married on 09/08/2018
She was spectacular!
Danieka was phenomenal. She went above and beyond, showed up bright and early, was creative and resourceful, knew exactly when I was ready to take photos and took subtle cues to when I was over it. The venue pictures were spectacular, as well as all of the wedding party photos, everyone was happy with their pictures. She followed my schedule seamlessly including obtaining venue shots, getting ready photos, wedding party photos, first-look session, wedding, reception, and more. She helped to guide me through the day and calm my nerves. Everyone was impressed with her talent and attitude. I cannot recommend her enough, and would love to hire her again for other family events!Sent on 06/12/2019
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