Testimonials

Gerritsen Photography has acquired many reviews and testimonials from past clients.  We have also received the Couples’s Choice Award from Wedding Wire, and The Knot’s Best Of Weddings.

Gerritsen Photography The Knot Profile

Gerritsen Photography Wedding Wire Profile

 

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“We could not be happier with the work that Danielle Gerritsen did as our wedding photographer!! Danielle was a pleasure to work with and helped to make our special day top notch. She captured every moment of that day and some we didn’t even know were happening. The photos, albums, and canvas prints were delivered to us in a timely fashion, and in the best of quality. You will be thrilled in the work Danielle does.” -Jeff & Amanda Kasarjian

“It was a joy working with Danielle! From the first moments we met her, my bridal party and I felt completely at ease with her. Throughout the entire planning process, wedding day, and afterward, she was professional, flexible, and incredibly kind. Danielle captured our wedding day beautifully!” -Meredith Laing

“We live in Horseheads and are so happy that we expanded our search to Ithaca and found Gerritsen Photography! Danielle was very accommodating, took terrific pictures of our big day, and even did an extra outdoor shoot since it rained on our wedding day. We highly recommend her!” Thanks again, Joe and Leah Brennan

“LOVE LOVE our pictures! We couldn’t have asked for a better photographer! Thanks again so much!” -Alaina Kelly Matson

“I was just going through your photo albums. You do beautiful work. I was at Erica and Chas’s wedding and I barely noticed your presence and I was sitting very near the front. Yet, you were able to capture some very close up and wonderful shots. That takes a great deal of talent. I’ve been to only two weddings where that has been accomplished. I just want to let you know, you have done a great job! And anyone who is in need of a photographer would be lucky to have you.” Shanna Niemi

“Anyone looking for a great photographer – you NEED to work with Danielle. She is the perfect example of professional and talented. She worked with me to create an amazing set of shots – one of which was used for the worldwide iTunes release of my EP “Alone in Love” . Danielle made the shoot creative, fun, and most importantly – COMFORTABLE! I couldn’t be more pleased with the photos I received. I will definitely be working with her again” -Tyler Done Alone in Love EP

“Getting married up at our alma mater in Ithaca meant we had to find a whole new list of people to work with for our wedding. We have our connections on LI but this required some figuring out and trust in our gut. We came across Gerritsen photography when we looked at a vendor list online. After searching through the website, I feel in love with the classic and modern twist on her photography. Another factor was the personality of the person we were going to work with. We knew the day could be a good kind of stress and having someone there that did not add to that was key. On the day of the wedding Danielle arrived with everything, even preparing for the rain we encountered. Danielle was a pleasure to work with at our wedding. She had a list of pictures we requested and aimed to get them done but never pressured us to do anything but what we wanted to do. She even stood out in the rain and found us places that were covered but beautiful to take pictures in. During the entire ceremony, I never noticed her there but in looking at the photographs, all the key moments were there. Just a week later, we had our photos posted online for us to take a look at. Lying poolside on our honeymoon, we got to see all the pictures. The pictures came out amazing! I had a really hard time picking which to order and which to put in our album. Each time I share them with others, they are constantly impressed about the beauty of the photographs. In creating the album, I had a very specific image in my mind and Danielle worked to create and recreate until it was exactly what I wanted. I really appreciate the beautiful pictures Danielle took as well as working with her on the day of the event. It is so nice to have such a lovely person accompany you on your wedding day and capture all the beautiful moments.” -Sarah Shurpin

“One of the best choices my husband and I made before our wedding was choosing Danielle as our photographer. She was great to work with before the wedding during the planning stages, and exceptional on the wedding day. She was friendly, efficient, organized and flexible, and made sure to ask us if there were any extra pictures we wanted before she left. In the end, the pictures were amazing and the only issue was trying to choose which ones we liked the best! Thanks so much for everything!!” -Julia and Nick Aquadro

“Danielle had great ideas for our engagement photo session and was open to ours, figuring out how to bring our vision to life. We had a lot of fun during our session, but my favorite part was getting our photos back. They turned out so well, and our families love them, too. We recommend Danielle Gerritsen whole-heartedly”. -Liz Lawyer

“Dear Danielle, I wanted to say thank you for all the hard work you put in for our daughter’s wedding. It was a pleasure and I will recommend you highly. The pictures were wonderful. You added to an already beautiful day. Thank you again!” Reg Pruitt

“Amazing photographer!!! Danielle is very creative and we will definitely be working with her in the future. Our wedding pictures looked as if they came out of a magazine! 🙂 Extremely happy with her work!” -Mandy Jensen

“I highly recommend Gerritsen Photography. Danielle (photographer) was great to work with from beginning to end. She did our engagement photos and wedding photos. For both she was very quick in getting us our pictures. Less than a week for engagement and two weeks for over 1300 wedding pictures. Her work is phenomenal!! I can’t wait to use her for our next big event. ” -Marissa and Jeff Hahn

“I would absolutely recommend Danielle to anyone looking for a photographer for their wedding, or any event. We had her do both our engagement photos and our wedding, and couldn’t be happier with the results for both. She was very easy to work with and made us feel totally at east and confident that we would get great results! ” -Kate Foss

“Danielle is fantastic to work with! Professional and timely and she has such unique ideas in her shoots. My daughter had a great time in her shoot! She’s very professional and also very warm and made us all feel very comfortable. Her pics of my daughter were clear and with beautiful clarity and great backgrounds. Thank you Danielle! Can’t wait to work with you again. ” -Aneesa Williams

“Danielle was so nice and accommodating! She has the patience of a saint! My little guy did not want to sit still so she just let him do his own thing! When she posted the photos for me to view I started crying! She caught his personality and his charm! I would recommend her!!!” -Sheree Mayo

“Danielle, your style was exactly what we were looking for and you gave us much more than expected! You captured every moment and the emotions perfectly. I shopped around and met with about two more photographers and after meeting you I knew I had to book you immediately. You were very understanding of our needs and captured all of the little details. A bride dreams of her wedding day as a little girl and you gave me photos that will always remind me of the best day of my life. My husbands only request was that we would not have an obnoxious photographer saying “ok, love each other a little more” “squeeze in, its the best day of your life”. There was no need for direction because your expertise knew exactly when to get all those great shots. I cannot wait to have a baby so that I can call you to capture those moments as well! Your work is amazing and truly one of a kind” –Kylene Kiah

“Dear Danielle, We wanted to express our sincere thanks for the work you and your colleague did for our wedding. The photos are beautiful and provide a wonderful record of our special day. it was a pleasure to work with you and we are thrilled with how everything turned out. Thank you again! Sincerely, Amy and Josh Kennedy”

 

“Not only do Danielle Gerritsen’s photographs come out beautifully, she is also professional, flexible, and comfortable to work with. It was very important to me that I come off looking relaxed and as beautiful as possible in the photos, and Danielle accomplished that by putting me at ease. It was easy to be myself as she found the candid moments to catch me at my best. She was “one of the girls” at the hotel while my bridesmaids helped me get dressed. She responded promptly and professionally to all of my emails before and after the event. Above all- the photos came out gorgeous! The photos are put on a password protected website so you can share them with friends and family, and you can get custom made coffee table photo books too!” -Hilary Kellner Shaw

Danielle,
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your professionalism, dedication and artistic ability. The photographs that you took at our wedding are above and beyond what we ever could have dreamed of which is a true testament to your skills. You made the whole process as easy as possible with your availability to answer questions with prompt and professional responses. Your sweet and calm personality made our wedding planning that much happier. Our wedding photographs were something that were very important to us and we are so incredibly pleased with the way that everything turned out. Any bride is lucky to have you! Thank you again. -Erin and Kevin Sholette

“Thank you so much, Danielle, the pictures from our wedding are fantastic! It was great working with you; you were so helpful and flexible throughout the entire process. Thanks again!” -Sara Miller Archie

“Danielle, The pictures look amazing, thank you so much! It was really a pleasure working with you, and the end result is fantastic! I can’t wait to get my hands on the digital versions. Thanks again” -Alex Hurd

“Danielle, I just wanted to say thank you again for the awesome job you did with our photos! They came out beautifully 🙂 -Barbara Law”

“Gerritsen Photography (owner Danielle) was fabulous from beginning to end. Danielle always responded to emails and questions quickly and clearly. She listened to exactly what we asked for, and delivered. She was there for all the important moments of our wedding, but blended in seamlessly. She was pleasant, professional, and completely relaxed. We never felt rushed into photos, or pressured to pose for any photos we weren’t interested in. Prior to leaving for the evening Danielle checked in with us to see if there was anything else we’d like her to shoot, just to make sure we were comfortable, and at that point we decided to take a few more staged couple shots, which she was completely willing to do. We received an email about our photos being ready a mere 3 days after our wedding, as Danielle was going on vacation and wanted to make we didn’t have to wait based on her personal plans, which we greatly appreciated. We would and will recommend Danielle in a heartbeat – our photos were one of the easiest parts of the entire wedding planning experience. We have had a number of friends whose photos have been lovely, but really looked like anyone could have taken. We are thrilled with the artistic quality of Danielle’s photos – they captured our day perfectly. Use her. You won’t be disappointed.” -Emily Thomas

“The experience with Danielle during our wedding could not have been better. She is everything I wanted in a photographer: talented and professional, and a lovely person as well. I very much enjoyed all of our interactions with her, and our engagement and wedding pictures are more beautiful than I could have imagined. As someone who does not know very much about photography, I feel incredibly fortunate to have found a photographer as talented and gracious as Danielle. I would wholeheartedly recommend her to anyone needing a professional photographer.” -Sandra Marshall

“Dear Danielle, Thank you so much for being there to capture our special day! The pictures came out amazing! We have so many awesome pictures that we couldn’t even has asked for! We love looking through all of them and remembering how perfect the day was! We couldn’t have been happier with the way they turned out!! Thanks for everything!” -Melissa and Shane O’Neill

“Danielle did such a wonderful job with our wedding photos! She was calm and professional (qualities any bride would LOVE on their wedding day). She was very organized with the photos that we had requested (and we both have huge families, so there were a lot)! Our wedding day turned out to be a little rainy, but that didn’t phase Danielle. She worked with us to get some gorgeous photos in front of the lake! The photos came out AMAZING! I love all of them and have looked through all 923 at least 20 times! I can’t wait to display all of my favorites around our house! I would recommend her to any couple!” -Courtney and Kyle Austin

“Dear Danielle, Thank you for your professionalism and calming presence throughout the wedding day. We feel lucky to have found you (and Michaleen’s). Please feel free to use us as a reference and best of luck to you and your husband.” -Sue and Paul Fischer

“For our wedding, the photographer was the most important decision.  The dress would get stored away and the cake would get eaten but the pictures would last forever.  That’s why we couldn’t be happier that we found Gerritsen Photography.  Working with Danielle was a true joy.  From the beginning, we appreciated her prompt responses, and the variety of packages she offered. She was professional and very sweet, flexible and accommodating, and most importantly the pictures were truly beautiful.  She was perfect at making sure she got every picture that we wanted along with truly special moments that we didn’t plan.  There were so many unexpected touching moments during our wedding and Danielle was not only able to catch them all, but capture breathtaking pictures that we will always cherish.  We would recommend her to everyone, we truly couldn’t be happier with her stunning pictures.” -Paul and Colette Chadick

“Danielle, Adam and I just want to thank you again for your beautiful work you did photographing our wedding.  Your creativity, artistic eye, patience, and flexibility were more than we ever could have asked for.  We are so happy with the way our photos came out and are having a hard time choosing our “favorites” to have printed because there are so many we love (over 150!!!)!  One of my bridesmaids said to me, “You know she is a great photographer because she doesn’t take a million photos, rather she waited for the right moments to take the shots so she could capture beautiful memories,” and we couldn’t agree with her more.  I can tell you that I will not hesitate to bring your name up to anyone needing photos taken; you were a pleasure to work with and you do amazing work.  Thank you so much, and we hope to have a chance to see you again someday!” -Amanda and Adam Kellerson

“I would recommend Danielle to any bride I know. She was sweet, relaxed and a pleasure to work with … all very important qualities in a photographer, as you will be spending a large part of your special day with her. I’ve been in weddings where it seemed we spent hours taking posed pictures, Danielle offered suggestions but worked with our timeline and we were really able to enjoy our wedding and our guests. To top it all off we ended up with over a thousand gorgeous pictures, I found it very difficult to narrow my favorites to an acceptable number for an album. Danielle was excellent, Ithaca is lucky to have such a young talented photographer.” -Carrie Richards McGowan 

“Danielle is every bride’s dream photographer.  She takes AMAZING photos and she is an equally amazing person.  She took every photo we asked for and more and they all came ot stunning!  Danielle has such a wonderful and sweet personality.  She keeps everyone around her at ease and is terrific to work with.  We would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a photographer.  She even ran up three flights of stairs for me to get my garter when I realized I had forgotten it!  We couldn’t be happier with our pictures, and can’t thank Danielle enough for her wonderful work.” -Jilene and Jeremy DeMont

“Danielle was a wonderful photographer to work with!  Her photos were stunning.  But even more importantly, she take the time to understand each couple’s wants and needs and make them a reality.  She made us, the bridal party, and our friends and family feel incredibly at each and comfortable throughout the entire wedding day. We will definitely have Danielle play a part in out future, documenting celebrations and family milestones throughout the years.” -Sarah and Travis Andree

“Dear Danielle, Your photographs are absolutely beautiful-of the bride, groom, wedding party, the gorgeous location and especially of the attending families.  You were very professional, unobtrusive, and gracious in making sure that you got special pictures of everyone who attended the most romantic wedding I have ever been to.  We were all very pleased with the lovely pictures and I have just requested that you could re-release the photos since more of the family has asked for copies.  I wish you a long and successful career.  Any bride would be fortunate to have you photograph one of the most important days of their lives.  Sincerely, Joanne Horchreiter”

“I would highly recommend Gerritsen Photography.  Danielle is amazing.  She is kind, creative, and always willing to take any shot you want.  Not to mention she is timely in getting photos back to the bride and groom.  Our wedding day would not have been a success without Danielle.  Our wedding day was very hot and humid and Danielle was kind enough to ask repeatedly if anyone needed to take a break or need water.  She was the first and only person we would have taken our professional pictures.  Danielle is the best!” -Cricket and Marcie

“Dear Danielle, Thank you, thank you, thank you!  What can we say?  You did an excellent job and we couldn’t be happier with the results!  Wow, every photo is beautiful.  We received so many compliments on your work.  We loved working with you.  Thank you for coming early and staying late.  Thank you for working from our list and getting every shot.  How did you do it?  You were amazing!  We love you for it!!  Forever grateful!  Thank you for everything! Love Carolyn and Jonathan Walezak”

“Danielle, I can’t thank you enough, but just wanted to send you a note to let you know how much we love our pictures!  Also, we really enjoyed having you as our photographer-you were so patient, professional, and easy to work with.  Everyone is raving about the pictures and we will be sure to recommend you to everyone we know.  Thank you so much!  Fondly, Kerry and Joe” -Kerry Elsasser

“Dear Danielle, Thank you so much for the excellent photography services for our engagement and wedding photos!  It was a pleasure working with you and we are extraordinarily pleased with the number and quality of shots you provided to us.  We would highly recommend you to others due to: 1) your professionalism and reliability 2) your impressive photography skills-you captured all the important “wedding day” moments beautifully, and your candid shots reflect the emotions and memories of the day expertly! and 3) (most importantly) your helpful and pleasant nature that made this portion of wedding planning FUN and not stressful.  We just can’t tell you enough how pleased we are with Gerritsen Photography.  Not only are we thrilled with the photos, but working with you felt like we were working with a long-time friend!  Thank you!” Sincerely, -Jessica and Jason Long

“I highly recommend Gerritsen Photography for any of your photography needs. She took pictures at my wedding. She was very professional, and was sure to work with me to take any picture that I may have wanted. She’s the sweetest person, and has a very calm persona, so she’s able to sooth away those wedding jitters.  When I viewed the pictures, they were gorgeous. They turned out better then I ever imagined. We were even honored to make her webpage. I assure you that Danielle is the “real deal” and she will honor you the best she can.” -Julie Hatfield

“Thank you so much for doing such an amazing job with our wedding photos.  The photos you took are such a reflection of what a truly fantastic and happy day it was.  All our friends  keep saying what a great job you did, how friendly and easy-going you were, and how you managed to be right up in the heart of things without ever being obtrusive….it was as if you were an extension of the wedding party!  We couldn’t be happier and would gladly recommend you to anyone!  Thanks again, Danielle.” -Sarah and Clint Wattenberg

“I am happy to be a reference for you ANY time you need one. Your work is very artistic, very subtle, but very profound. It amazed me how “invisible” you seemed, yet you were everywhere. I also truly appreciate the family shots that you took for us…it makes my mom VERY happy to see everyone together. Mostly, I love the fish-eye shots of the ceremony and also the sunset shots in the old mill…all of which are just beautiful. I envy your talent and your eye! GREAT JOB!..They are WONDERFUL! You did a fabulous job and we are so very pleased” -Jane Regan

“We absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE our pictures!! Thank you so much–you did an amazing job capturing our day! : ) We’re both just getting back to work and definitely had an unexpected surprise when you had the pictures posted before we even got home! We’re already picking out spots for them on our walls and with all of the wonderful pictures we’re not sure we’ll have much wall space left. Everyone in the bridal party and the guests at the wedding had so many great things to say about you so I’m sure they’ll be blown away when they see the pictures! Thank you so much!!!” -Jamie and Chris Robertson

“We were so impressed with the outcome of the pictures, literally every single picture was amazing!  We received so many compliments on how great the pictures were and no one even noticed Danielle was there taking the pictures.  She has a true ability to capture the perfect moment when no one else even realized how special the moment was….I couldn’t be more happy with her work and artistry.  Danielle was very professional and easy to work with which resulted in amazing pictures that we will cherish forever from our wedding day.” -Staci Muzzy Kurik

“We just wanted to thank you for being a part of making our special day amazing.  You captured the memories of that day beautifully, and gave us something to look back on and cherish for years to come.  The blend of serious and humorous shots that you did for us captured the spirit of the day to a T, and the pictures themselves turned out beautifully.  Thank you again, we will be sure to recommend you to all of our friends taking the plunge!” -Jason and Stephanie Michalec

“Gerritsen Photography made our wedding day perfect.  She took all the pictures we wanted and they were amazing.  She was open to going to different places to take fun pictures.  The best part was that we didn’t even know that she was there.  She took pictures that I didn’t even know she was taking.  It was perfect!  I would use her again for any event for my family.  She was an amazing person to work with and took amazing pictures.” -Abby Murphy Tormey

“We and our families were so happy with how our wedding photos turned out.  Danielle has been great to work with since our first correspondence.  She was organized, helpful, and responsive leading up to the wedding.  On our wedding day, Danielle was very professional and full of ideas, as well as relaxed and fun.  We are extremely appreciative and highly recommend her!” -Anne and Anthony Gainey

“We loved your work. You were the perfect fit for our wedding. You were not in the way and you caught so many aspects of our wedding that we missed. The formal and informal pictures were all great! We’ve gotten so many compliments on our photos. You worked very quickly and for a very reasonable price. We’ve already recommended you to friends getting married. Thank you so much for everything!” Warm regards, Rachel and Will Baldini

“After looking and interviewing over a dozen photographers, we took a chance on hiring you, even though we had never met you before, based on your website and email responses.  You were such a joy to work with on our special day.  You were also very hard working and took lots of great shots!  Thank you again for making our day so very special!”-Lorran Garrison and Justin Tracy

“You did a fantastic job on our photos, and we have been addicted to pictage since receiving the notification, thank you!!! Everyone raved about how sweet and unobtrusive you were on our wedding day, and we both wholeheartedly agree. We are so pleased with the photos you took, from the stunning formals to the fun and touching variety of candids you captured throughout the evening. You are one of only two of the wedding professionals we hired throughout the process that we were truly pleased with, and in fact, you exceeded our expectations. We will fondly recommend you to friends and aquaintances.” -Scott & Melissa Hegarty

“My husband Travis and I were married on September 20, 2008, and Danielle did an AMAZING job on our photos. From the first day I met with her, I knew that I did not have to stress about the photography because she was so professional and helpful. I spoke with Danielle MANY times before the wedding day to talk about pictures and she was always there with answers to my questions. When the wedding day finally arrived, Danielle made it a very calm and enjoyable experience. To be honest with you, there were times I didn’t even realize Danielle was snapping a picture, and those tended to be my favorites. My husband was very nervous about getting his picture taken. He is not a big fan of cameras, but Danielle reassured him that it would be quick and painless. Believe it or not, he actually enjoyed the whole experience. Danielle picked amazing backdrops for our pictures and to this day, friends and family members are still raving about how beautiful all the pictures came out. We couldn’t be happier to have had Danielle taking the pictures at our wedding. We are so thankful to her and her amazing talent! Thank you Danielle; WE LOVE YOU!”      -Travis and Jennifer Sandsted

 

“Danielle was everything you’d want a wedding photographer to be and more – unassuming, almost hidden, yet always capturing the right shots. Her professionalism and sweet personality made her both a delight to work with and have around the day of the wedding! We love our photos and have Danielle to thank for so successfully capturing the most important day of our lives. She went above and beyond to meet our every wedding photo wish. Being able to have a CD and a website with all photos on it, in addition to our very own album with each print were great perks of our package. We are so pleased with the results and very thankful we chose Gerritsen photography for our special day. Thanks, Danielle!” -Mallory Moyer and William Egert

“We absolutely loved working with Danielle.  She has photographed every wedding we’ve been to in the past year…I don’t think we can go to weddings without her anymore!  She captured every shot we wanted, but was very unobtrusive throughout the event.  Our families and wedding party felt very comfortable with her, and the photos turned out great.  It’s obvious that Danielle enjoys photographing weddings, and it make the experience a lot of fun.” -Dawn and Matt Stever

“Danielle was such a wonderful photographer we would recommend her to anyone. She made the day of the wedding and the planning prior such a great experience. Not only is she very professional but also so pleasant to work with. The pictures to us were such an important part of the day and they are absolutely beautiful they are everything we hoped for and more. She is also so well organized and experienced that we didn’t even have to stress whether or not we remembered all the pictures we wanted taken. We hope that she realizes how great it was to have her be such an important part of our day. We can’t thank you enough Danielle you are truly an amazing person and photographer. If anyone out there is looking to have Danielle as there photographer not only for there wedding but any event, don’t even second guess it you will be overly satisfied. Thank you again Danielle.” -Kelley and Rick Neville

“The photos from our wedding were gorgeous.  Danielle took multiple shots of the same poses which ensured at least one photo where everyone was satisfied with how they looked.  She not only provided us with great posed photographs, but she somehow managed to capture candids of people laughing, dancing, and having fun.  These photographs have allowed us to relive our wedding day and we could not be happier with the end result.” -Kimberly and Jon Bowman

“Everyone in the wedding commented on what a great job you did and how much they enjoyed working with you.  The pictures turned out amazing, I couldn’t even believe how many there were!  We have great shots of every important moment, and it was also nice to see parts of the day that were missed in all the excitement.  The pictures were one of the most important elements of the wedding for me because at the end of the day that’s all you are really left with-I’m so glad that we have such amazing pictures to remember our day with.  You were so much fun to work with too, I think your calm personality was a lot of the reason the day went so smoothly.  We just had an amazing day and I’m so glad you were a part of it.” -Jennifer Austin

“I was really pleased with your services and would recommend you to other brides.  I was impressed with the quality and clarity of all the pictures and reprints.  I especially loved the black and whites.  You and your assistant were helpful and unobtrusive at the event.  You were really pleasant to us and our families, and that means a lot on your day.  I met some other photographers and they seemed so gruff and business-like and didn’t genuinely seem happy for you and to work your event…..Planning a wedding is stressful with so many decisions, and your friendly, calm, professional manner goes a long way.” -Carol Corbin


“We could not have asked for a better photographer than Danielle for our wedding day.  She has an incredible talent for snapping phenomenal photos and is a true professional.  She captured every moment and didn’t miss a thing-and amazingly did it all without us even noticing that she was there.  We give her our highest recommendation.  Thank you Danielle!” – Clare and Charlie Ulrich

“Danielle was great.  She was extremely professional.  She made sure to take all the pictures we requested as well as capture some very special moments.  The photo albums she provided were fantastic.  We plan to tell all of our friends to give her a call.” -Cara and Eric Nichols

“There are so many decisions to make when planning a wedding, but for my husband and I the photographer was such an important piece because we knew the photos would be there to preserve the memories of our special day.  Danielle really seemed to understand this.  She not only took the photos we wanted of family and friends, but she also caught those moments we missed in the excitement.  Danielle was very professional, yet so friendly that even the most camera shy people were comfortable.  The quality of her photos is excellent, and we were able to choose the finish, as well as black and white and/or color prints.  I especially loved that she let us keep all of the photos which she had organized in an album, plus the negatives for future use if ever needed.  Danielle was a great asset to our wedding day in many ways.  We have since hired her for other photo needs and have had the same attention, thoroughness and care.” -Mellora Paucke

“Danielle did a great job!  Having high-quality prints was important to me, so the fact that Danielle uses both conventional film in addition to digital was a real plus.  All of her photos were available in color and black and white, and she includes prints of every photo, negatives and cd’s.  This is also a plus, since not all photographers are willing to give up their negatives!  She took tons of great pictures, so we have plenty to choose from when we make our final album.  Danielle is so easy to work with, and is very professional and organized.” -Dana and Joe Podwol

“Our experience with Danielle was wonderful from start to finish.  She made us all feel so relaxed and was particularly patient with our two young daughters.  She was able to capture the best of all of us, and I have the pictures to prove it.  There were so many spectacular shots, I found it hard to choose just a few to put up on our wall!  She is a gem!” -Angela Ciamarra

“I felt incredible comfortable with you (as if I’d know you for years!).  I loved the black and white photography, especially the candid shots.  You blended in with the day…I never felt like you were in my face saying “SMILE, SMILE, SMILE!”.  I loved that you were with me taking shots while I got ready.  I loved that I had soooo many photos to choose from!” -Kristin Foo

“Gerritsen Photography is truly the find of a lifetime.  Danielle, the owner of the studio, has taken photos of our family since our granddaughters were born, and we have been thrilled with the results.  Friends from across the country have complimented us on Danielle’s ability to capture natural poses while working with small children.  Our granddaughters love her, and she is wonderful with them.  She also did our family Christmas card which turned out to be our family’s favorite portrait.” -JoAnn Mancini

“As far as my pictures go, they were wonderful.  I appreciated your patience with my sometimes out of hand relatives…You were able to get some great shots and we didn’t ever feel like you were in the way or posing us every second.  I’ve been to some weddings where the photographer was the center of attention, and this was not the case with you.  You had a quiet way of getting around the wedding and had an awesome sense of humor, and an ability to work with everyone that we really appreciate, which is why we highly recommended you….We’ll definetly contact you for any future photography needs!” -Chrissy and Doug Boles

“Thanks Danielle!!! We just got back from our honeymoon! We really enjoyed you taking pictures for us and the pictures on the pictage site are amazing!!!  I can’t wait to see the rest!  Thanks again you captured amazing pictures of our day!!!” -Amy Bowman

“Dear Danielle, Ross and I, once again, would like to thank you for being our photographer.  We received the dvds and are still going through the pictures, so many to pick from, and so many great ones.  If you would like you are welcome to use any of our photos.  Thank you so much for everything!” -Ross and Mary Ricco

“Danielle is an ideal photographer. She is professional, creative, respectful, patient and lovely, all while having a wicked artistic eye. For our wedding we wanted shots at the venue (my parents house), at the lake, at our own house with our pets and of course, more of the reception—she did all with grace, humor and a unique perspective. She went above and beyond my expectations, was present for important moments but never obtrusive, gave wonderful suggestions and captured images that could be in a gallery! We enthusiastically recommend Gerritsen photography to anyone looking for amazing photographs—everything she does is gorgeous! Thank you Danielle!” -Jess and Brian Bartholomew

“Working with you was great, You were able to capture all the moments posed and unposed better than we could have imagined, and all of that for an such a reasonable price! We couldn’t be happier with how you captured our special day and we will treasure those memories forever.” -Thanks, John & Shannon Constantino

“Danielle, Asa and I wanted to express our sincere thanks and gratitude to you for the absolutely phenomenal job you did photographing our wedding!! The pictures are beautiful and it was a joy and a surprise to see the moments you captured. Our guests also commented on how talented and professional you are. We look forward to working with you in the future.” – With gratitude and appreciation, Christina and Asa

We recently received the finished album from our daughter’s wedding this past summer and my husband and I were thrilled with it. The beautiful photographs depict how the day unfolded. The album tells a story.

“My first meeting with Danielle was a year before the wedding. Danielle came to that meeting with samples of her work, along with a completed wedding album. She was extremely professional, listened to all our questions and was careful to pay attention to our individual needs. Our daughter lives far away, and Danielle was willing to meet with her at another time when she was in Ithaca. As she did not know the venue in Skaneateles, she made a trip out there beforehand so that she could scope out places to take the photos.

On the wedding day, Danielle arrived in plenty of time to take many more pictures then she had included in the contract. I remember her saying, “It was just so beautiful; I couldn’t stop shooting!” My daughter and her fiancée were a bit concerned about being the center of attention, but Danielle was great with them. She was soft spoken but fun. She helped them to feel at ease, was calm and professional, and did not take over. She stayed in the background during the reception while capturing fabulous shots.

Once Danielle sent us the photos online I was overwhelmed with which ones to pick for our album. Danielle spent extra hours guiding me through the selection of photos and the design of the album. We were thrilled with every aspect of Danielle’s work on this very important day!” -Nancy Marino

“I did a LOT of research before my wedding, and Danielle was recommended again and again by her past clients and wedding pros in the area.  A year after the big day, I know that hiring her as our wedding photographer was one of the best choices we made.  From our first email to finishing our wedding album, she has been a pleasure to work with throughout the entire process. Many couples don’t realize that on their wedding day, they might spend more time with their photographer than they do with anyone else! It makes such a difference in the middle of that crazy day to have Danielle documenting the whole thing: calm, professional, collaborative – but never intrusive.  She has a unique perspective, but is also very open to input from her clients. The photographs from our wedding captured the day better than I could have hoped. The best advice I can give other couples is that the event itself lasts only one day – but Danielle’s photos help you remember it every day for the rest of your marriage. I couldn’t be happier!” -Sarah Sternick

“I know I’ve already said it so many times, but THANK YOU! I’m in love with every single picture, you are so very talented, and have made memories that we now have for a lifetime.” -Jess Svobda

“I cannot even begin to put into words the amazing talent that Danielle has – she is truly an artist! Having seen her work before, getting Danielle as my wedding photographer was as important, if not more so, than having our first pick in venue..thankfully we had both!! From the creative and artistic shots that belong in magazines, to the black/white and color-enhanced after editing, we have the most professional and beautiful photos to cherish. When I look back upon them in years to come, I know that not only will I remember our wedding day, but I will remember how kind Danielle was and how comfortable she made us feel and I will always be thankful that she captured our “special day” in such a unique and special way. Thank you, Danielle!!” -Julianne Costa

“Danielle was absolutely amazing to work with for my wedding!!! She was the perfect photographer–not only did she take amazing pictures, but she was pleasure to be around during the wedding. She was very calm and mellow as we were getting ready for the ceremony, which was perfect (not to mention she saved my bridal party by tying all of our sashes with expert knots!) She was quick during the formal portrait time (which was important because we were all hot and wanted to get to the reception), and she was completely unobtrusive during the reception–she took so many great candids! Also, we worked on a shot list before the wedding, and she made sure that we took all the shots I wanted (no small task, since we got rowdier as the night went on…) 

Before my wedding, I didn’t realize how important it was to LIKE your photographer–but they really are with you the entire night! I’m so happy I went with Danielle–she was sweet, professional, and an amazing photographer–I would recommend her to anyone!” -Jenelle Menendez

“We were looking for a photographer who would give us a copy of all our photos at a reasonable price, and Danielle was the best of the people we had interviewed with. What struck me about Danielle from the beginning was her eye for detail (her signature shots of the shoes and the backlit photos of the bride are stunning), her photojournalistic style, and sense of fun. She’s open to trying new things: My husband and I wanted to play with huge bubbles for our engagement shots and she shot some amazing photos. Our wedding day album is filled with beautiful memories shot from the time I got ready until the sendoff at the end of the reception. She was about 7 months pregnant at that time and could still keep going even when our energy was flagging! She was really a pleasure to work with, and I’m trying to find excuses so that we can work with her again!”-Sue Nee Tan

“Simply put, Gerritsen Photography ROCKS. Danielle’s photos are stunning. Her warm professionalism is top notch. I tend to be a little self conscious taking photos, but Danielle has a calming direction that made the entire event a breeze!” -Arianna Almedia

Danielle was an absolute joy to work with. Right from the start she was beyond professional. She always was very quick to respond to any of my emails. The day of the wedding she was able to capture so many special moments and was never intrusive. The pictures we have gotten back are breath taking. I would highly recommend her to anyone in search of a photographer.”-Shannon Antuna

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