I have been a photojournalist for over 20 years and consider it a blessing to have had a front row seat to history. My assignments have ranged from Papal visits and presidential campaigns to major sporting events and local community coverage. My expertise is documentary work, and I love to watch the moments unfold and capture the "slice of life" in everyday situations. It is the same approach I take to every wedding I photograph.
My photography has been recognized in international, regional and state competitions. I have twice been honored as a recipient of the Gordon Parks Award for documentary photography, was a contributing photographer to the America 24/7 and New Jersey 24/7 book projects, and the Heart Gallery NJ and Do1Thing projects. My work has been featured in national and international publications. I am a life member and past president of New Jersey Press Photographers, and a member of PPA, and NPPA.
Award Winning Photos
The Wedding Photojournalist Association proudly recognizes the accomplishments and creative excellence of Danielle. The following awards have been earned by Danielle from the WPJA. These achievements come with great merit considering the high level of competition that a member faces in the contests.
The following letters are from the clients of Danielle Richards. Click an image to view a larger version.
Eileen and Kurt
Married 5 years ago
The pictures are incredible!!! We are blown away, and I think we'll have a tough time narrowing them down for the album. :) You did a fantastic job. We will be in touch soon to get started on the album, but in the meantime I'm absolutely going to share your gallery with everyone I know!! Thanks so much, really amazing work! ,
Merry & David
Married 6 years ago
I'm sitting here going through the proofs one by one and all I can tell you is that they are outstanding. You did more than I ever could have imagined to capture our day. I'm in awe. Now that I have real, physical prints in my hands I can see so much better how so many tender moments of our wedding day are captured forever. I'm only halfway through, and I've seen so many gems, I'm sitting here smiling my head off. Your journalistic aesthetic was exactly what I wanted and hoped for. Thank you so much.
Roz & Bernie
Married 6 years ago
We could not be happier with our wedding pictures! You perfectly captured both the sacredness and joy of our ceremony and the fun and lively spirit of our reception. Moments both big and small did not escape your expert eye and we were so delighted to relive special moments between us and our guests as well as those between our guests that we had missed during the frenzy of the day. You somehow managed to make your presence so unobtrusive that we could completely engage in the specialness of each moment and each other without being preoccupied with how we may look. We were especially pleased with the variety of images you provided; ranging from candid shots that are testaments to your strong photojournalistic background to intimate portraits that exude old fashioned romance and demonstrate your artistic touch. We also greatly appreciated the calm collectiveness that you displayed throughout the day as you dealt professionally and patiently with people of variously different temperaments. If we were to relive the experience of getting married, there is not one element that we would change.
Wedding Photography Packages
All of my collections include a custom album, online proofing and engagement portrait session. I am also happy to create unique collections to suit each couple's needs and budget. All products and services are available a la carte as well, please contact me for a personal quote.