Today our spotlight is shining on Danielle Leslie Photography. And we are very excited to introduce you to this wonderful human.
Photography is pretty much all Danielle has ever known, and she is passionate about making your time with her easy and enjoyable, whilst creating the most gorgeous, cinematic images, with soft tones, and allll the feels!
She believes that making memories should be easy with zero stress, and no feeling awkward in front of the camera! She’s been there, bought the t-shirt, seen it all, and promises all her couples a set of badass memories that will be loved forever. And if you’re bringing your fur baby along for the ride, even better!
Tell us more about you. How did you get into wedding photography?
I started my photography career working for a high street studio, which taught me so much but was eventually too restrictive for me. I wanted to spread my wings.
Going self employed allowed me to do that. I am 9 years in, and have almost completed my busiest wedding year to date. However, wedding photography did not come naturally to me… having to round up 120 guests into a photo was the scariest thing ever!
I’ll be honest, it took a lot of lady balls to throw myself at that every weekend. But damn I got good at it, and now I have finally found my people and it makes that old daunting task one of the more fun things now. Yes, I said that, fun. It’s highly rewarding shooting a wedding, but for the most part I’m just another guest who gets to photograph the whole day… see you on the dance floor!
What do you love most about your work?
My work feels like it is always evolving. There really is no better feeling than when you take a picture, look at the back of the camera and can’t help but say out loud “daaamn girl you’re good!” …and my clients will vouch for that – I am not only my own cheerleader, but I am all my clients’ biggest fans too.
If you ever need a positive affirmation or two, come at me! I am fully loaded!!
Who, or what inspires you?
100% the people I photograph. I love to figure out what kinda people you are, what your quirks are as a couple and what makes you, well, YOU!
It makes my job so interesting, figuring out your dynamic as a couple and how to capture what makes your relationship so unique. Being lovely dovey 100% all the time or PDA ain’t for all my couples, so I like figuring out how to capture your true selves and that’s what keeps me excited and the passion thriving, it’s you!
Where do you see yourself in five years’ time?
Okay, nothing wrong with dreaming here. I have a studio in Ellon, Aberdeenshire but let’s make that one my prop closet and I will have a studio four times the size, with multiple rooms please. A full time assistant, perhaps Sarah, my virtual assistant would like the promotion…?! I would love to have her all to myself.
I will be 35 by then, so I probably shouldn’t say more fur babies, perhaps a couple of actual human babies? But…maybe some more fur babies too…?
…should have answered this with a simple “sipping a cocktail on a beach in the Maldives”.
Tell us a secret…
That photography job, the one I told you about at the start..? I quit that job because they wouldn’t renew my parking permit and I didn’t want to have to pay to park for work. Oh to be 19 and as impulsive as you like… I’m patting past Danielle on the back right now. Good job hun.
On a day off, we’ll find you where?
What’s that..? Joking! I am a homebody but on the odd day that both myself and my partner have off, we like to make plans that involve our chihuahua Holly.
We like to take her everywhere we go basically so, quite often we hit up Aberdeen beach and looove to grab some vegan food from Roots Catering, and we can’t miss out on the best flat white in Aberdeen at Cairn Coffee.
Anything else you would like to tell us?
If your dog is coming to your wedding, you basically have to book me, aaaand if you’re not getting married but have a dog anyways, just… book me still!
What Danielle’s couples say:
“As soon as Stuart & I were making wedding plans, we KNEW we had to book Danielle for our photos. She is the most chilled and lovely person, who made us both feel at ease on our special day. It felt like it was a good friend taking our photos, and the experience was so relaxing & lovely. We adore our sneak peak pics and cannot wait for the whole gallery. Wouldn’t recommend anyone else for photos that capture true happiness and love!”
“Absolutely adore Danielle’s photography & we are absolutely delighted with the gallery from our wedding. We couldn’t have asked for a better photographer! Danielle is very laid back, which is exactly what you need on your wedding day. I hate getting my picture taken normally, but honestly enjoyed getting them taken on the day & we had a good laugh. Highly recommend, if your looking for amazing pictures, get booking with Danielle.”
“Danielle did our wedding photos, and let me just say a massive THANK YOU for doing such an amazing job!!! There is not one photo I don’t like, what an AMAZING job she did, and such amazing pictures of the kids (Which was a big task because my two don’t pose)! You truly captured amazing moments that we will never forget, and the photos you took of Michael and I are amazing! It was a lot of fun getting them taken & we truly had a great laugh with Danielle! It’s going to be tough choosing a selected few for print, as definitely a job extremely well done!”
Obsessed with Danielle’s unique, magically tonal wedding photography? Yep, we get it! To see more of the dreamy images she creates head on over to Danielle’s website to see more.
This is a sponsored post written by We Fell In Love. And it was very easy to create, because we are delighted to have Danielle in our handpicked wedding collection.
Photos by Danielle Leslie Photography.