Picturist Photography is a wedding photography company based out of Aptos, California. Owner and lead photographer, Danieka Erasmus, is adept at capturing candid and dramatic moments as they unfold. Her distinctive style is characterized by its combination of photojournalist, cinematic, and contemporary aesthetics. Saturated with raw emotion and illuminated with vibrant colors, her images are sure to delight you and your loved ones.
Operating under a one-event-per-day policy, Picturist Photography guarantees that each wedding they serve will receive their undivided attention. Danieka can be joined by a second photographer upon request and offers additional hours for couples who want every magical moment captured. An array of photography items are available, such as albums, canvases, digital files, and prints. Danieka is also happy to conduct portrait and engagement photoshoots.
8 Reviews for Picturist Photography
Recommended by 100% of couples
5 User photos
Liz M. · Married on 12/12/2020
Wow! WOW! WOW!!!!
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. She has this incredible thread of creativity, sending me sample photos and inspirations of shots that were unique and not like the standard "cheesy wedding pose photos" you see all over Pinterest. 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. While others just sent us previous portfolios...Danieka was sending us examples of sets and set ups from editorial spreads along with examples of other amazing moments she had created with other couples.
I am a bit of an organizer, and poor Danieka got spreadsheet upon spreadsheet of photos, requests and detail. She was just lovely...all smiles and laughter as I just kept color coding tabs. Poor Danieka! LOL!!!
On the day, she was in all the spots to capture all THE moments. We ended up getting "married" on Zoom on the original date we had picked that, thanks to Covid, swerved our plans sideways. So instead of a wedding ceremony...we just pretended it took our guests MONTHS to drive to the reception. She was there, without question or hesitation, rescheduled and ready to roll...with an eye for every moment of joy and celebration.
I can't say enough about Danieka other than this...you WILL NOT REGRET having Danieka be part of your day. She isn't just there to snap photos that look like everyone else's wedding album. She is there to capture YOU and all the joy, laughter and special moments that will happen between you and your friends and loved ones.Sent on 05/08/2021
Picturist Photography's reply:Thank you so much for your sweet words, Liz! I'm so lucky to meet so many amazing people doing what I love. Meeting you and your friends is definitely a highlight for me. Thank you! ❤️
Kp · Married on 06/01/2020
Flexible Service and Amazing Pictures!
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 and most importantly, like ourselves. Don't hesitate to work with such a sweet and professional photographer!Sent on 05/25/2021
Olivia A. · Married on 02/15/2020
kind and a great eye!
Danieka has a great eye for candid moments. She won't tell you how to stand or which way to look, but she will capture the emotion of the event. 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!Sent on 05/05/2020
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