Danielle is the best photographer! My husband and I both hate getting our pictures taken, but Danielle's personality made us comfortable. I am not photogenic, yet I was amazed at how many wonderful pictures there are to choose from, and there are several of myself that I am proud to show! I especially like her process of providing the photos on CD and via Shutterfly. Our immediate and extended families have enjoyed viewing the photos and ordering their own prints. I cannot thank Danielle enough for making the experience so easy, pleasant, and affordable.

Natalie - August 2013
All our photos look great! I especially loved the pics of the 4 bridesmaids posing against the wall of the church. The pics of the flower girl looked great too! My favorite is probably the one of my husband and I in the trees at the reception. She was really easy to work with. She knew what photos she needed to get and easily directed people as needed. She asked what we wanted and was happy to take whatever huge family photos we suggested. We didn't even notice her taking pictures at the ceremony. We had a lot of portrait photos of the bridal party as well as candids. The candids caught special moments when we weren't posing and they give you a look at what was really happening that day. She also used the light of the sunset at the reception to take some shots of my husband and I that are really beautiful. I was very comfortable with Danielle. She stayed in touch with me throughout the planning process. She put me at ease on my wedding day and even offered to help me with bustling my dress! She was a great photographer and I would highly recommend her to anyone planning a wedding in Mansfield, as well as the Elmira - Corning area and beyond.

Heidi - July 2013
It is really hard to pick a favorite. There is a close up of my husband and I where we are just about to kiss which I love, there is also a great photo with my bridesmaids where Danielle posed us like the poster from the movies Bridesmaids which is hysterical. She did a great job of capturing our entire HUGE wedding party in each photo

Danielle did not disrupt our day at all, in fact I would say that she helped move it along more smoothly. There were a few times when I was getting ready that I looked to her for advice. She got great photos of our ceremony while still sitting with the rest of our guests. Her assistant, Adam, also did a great job and I know that my husband and his groomsmen felt comfortable with him as well. Danielle is really friendly, personable, and natural. I think all of us felt like we could be ourselves around her and Adam. They helped make our day great!!

Katie - July 2012
My absolute favorite wedding photo was a family photo of my husband, myself, our two beautiful little girls, and our american bulldog named Meaty who sat with us and posed perfectly for the picture. Both of my daughters were looking because Danielle promised to let my oldest take a picture with her camera if she smiled pretty for a few pictures and she did. It was a great picture and now all of my family wants a copy of it!

Danielle was excellent as pointing out little details that many of us in the wedding party would not have noticed, like for instance she took my hair band off of my wrist. I always have one there so I would not have thought about that, but I surely would have noticed it in photos. She definitely did not disrupt my day in any way. Her experience improved it! There were numerous candid, action, and portrait photographs that my family and I adore. I can't wait for huge canvas prints to hang all over my house!

Danielle made my family and myself feel comfortable because we have known Danielle through her photography business for close to 4 years now. She was the photographer at my sisters wedding, then our family had a few photo sessions with her, and I had a maternity session, and newborn session so I was extremely excited to have Danielle be part of my wedding day as well. The day was beautiful. The location was beautiful. My bridesmaids were beautiful. My daughters in their flower girl dresses were also beautiful. Danielle captured every moment beautifully. I am excited to have these photographs, memories, moments captured in time displayed on my walls at home. I look forward to having Danielle capture more beautiful family moments together in the future.

Kelly - September 2012
I had so many favorite photos, like most of Danielle's clients, it was hard to choose! However, I narrowed it down to three. First, I love the photo of my husband, Jay, and I on the rock at the park. The colors are incredibly vibrant and the angle captures the moment in such a way that it leaves me breathless. The second favorite among my many favorites was the photo that we chose for our canvas print. Jay and I are kissing in the front of the photo with our wedding party looking on at us in the background. Danielle fit our party of ten in between the triangular formation effortlessly. In this photo, Danielle captured the feeling of delight that surrounded Jay and I that day. Finally, I absolutely LOVED the black and white shot of our nephews in the back of the truck. With their tiny hands stretched over the sides of the truck in their tuxedos they look like little men. Danielle was able to catch one of Tommy’s many playful faces in her lens. Jay and I laugh aloud each time we see this photo, we know they’ll see the humor in it one day, too.

Danielle was extremely professional. She came a little early and was prepared with a list of photo ideas and subjects that I'd discussed with her prior to the big day. The portraits were beautiful, many exceeded my expectations. There are many awesome candids and action shots that truly exemplify Danielle's creativity, experience, and talent. Danielle made us feel comfortable by being prepared and having confidence. She had a positive attitude and a fabulous sense of humor. Seeing her previous work was also true testament of her talent!

Noell - August 2012
I can't even pick a favorite wedding photo! There are way more than just ONE photo that I love! Danielle is TRULY talented and has a gift for capturing those PERFECT pictures that you WISH you could get (especially of our daughter)! If I had to pick just ONE of Tony & I, it would be the one where we were walking in the field across the street from our home hand in hand. In that moment she said "just walk and be yourself", so Tony whispered something to me in his famous British accent and we both started laughing! She CAUGHT IT! It was just a little moment that I would've probably forgotten, but because she captured it, I will FOREVER remember it! I couldn't be happier!

Danielle couldn't disrupt your day, because she just radiants positive vibes! It's almost like she's a long lost friend and you're so HAPPY she's there on your big day. She was amazing with all of our guests and whenever they wanted her to snap their picture, she was right there for them! The one thing I absolutely LOVE about Danielle, is that she knows how much we adore our daughter. This wasn't just our big day, but hers too! She took SO many pictures of our daughter and the other kids dancing the night away, and I love EVERY SINGLE ONE! She caught her twirling and twirling. Those pictures are the most precious to me! I had every single guest tell me how AMAZING, FRIENDLY, KIND, and TALENTED she was! Everyone adored her and couldn't WAIT to see what she captured!

We have a pretty big family, all Italians at that! So we can be a rowdy bunch. And not one of us knows how to pose for a picture! My husband and I are usually quite shy and laid back, especially if there's a camera out! She made us feel so comfortable with ourselves that it was like I didn't even realize we were getting our pictures taken. She helped us all pose, and was extremely patient and just had a way of making you feel comfortable! She knows how much our Dylan means to us and 100% of our attention goes on her. Dylan (our daughter) remembered Danielle from our previous session with her, but she just has a way with children (because most are usually shy and run from the camera) that they would just warm up to her quite quickly and let her snap away. Our families LOVED her and LOVE her pictures. They will now ALL have Barden Photography work ALL OVER their walls! AMAZING!

Heather - December 2011
I have looked through my wedding photos countless times since Danielle shared the album with me and I still have yet to pick a favorite. I LOVE the photos with my bridesmaids and I showing off our boots, I LOVE the shots of my husband and I with our cows, and I LOVE the photos of our bridal party in the cow barns. I seriously cannot pick just one because each time I look though them I fall in love with another one. Danielle was great at getting beautiful shots while allowing our guests to have full vision of our wedding as well. In my opinion, Barden Photography excels in posed/portrait style photos the most and also does an excellent job with candid/action shots. Danielle graciously brought along a second shooter for no charge and even stayed a bit past the time she was scheduled to leave to ensure I got all of the shots that I wanted! Danielle worked amazingly with our family. She introduced herself to our families and the bridal party and made sure that everyone had the photos taken that they requested. Throughout the entire day Danielle had a smile on her face, was very friendly, and definitely professional. Danielle is AMAZING with children! Our flower girl is very shy about meeting new people, but Danielle was able to gain her trust and capture amazing shots of her. Also, our ring bearer was very energetic and Danielle did a perfect job working with him.

Janice - September 2014
Wow! I absolutely LOVED all of my wedding pictures! Not just one but all! If I had to choose and narrow it down, my favorite would be our family photo! The one of Josh and I in the winery basement with their huge wine barrels is another favorite! During dinner, Danielle took us out in the sunset and took these silhouette shots that were stunning!! Love them!

Our three year old little boy was staring at us on the dance floor as we did our first dance and did not move. He didn't know to cry or scream or laugh, he just stared as we danced our first dance together as husband and wife! Danielle captured this shot perfectly! It was adorable!! Danielle didn't to help wherever it was needed. She captured all the perfect moments! She's amazing!

Danielle is just a genuine, kind person and you can tell by the way she helped and listened and was so caring about our photos. She was so polite and friendly to everyone. We had a huge bridal party and EVERYONE had nothing but nice words to say about Danielle! You can tell she cares and loves what she does!! I have been in 4 weddings in the past two years and a lot of my girlfriends have been disappointed with their wedding photos. I was nervous, I won't lie, but I talked with her up until the wedding and he just knew exactly what I wanted! She nailed every shot I asked for and was so creative with her ideas, everyone was stunned! Danielle, I can't thank you enough for your hard work! You are an inspiration!

Katelyn - May 2014
I have to pick just one favorite photo?? There were several to choose from as she had so many good shots! Being in my wedding and having a second shooter to help out definitely decreased the selection of the shots that I had to go through, but I think I can pick 3 of my faves: There is a close up of my husband and me where we are about to kiss. There is just something about that photo that I LOVE! My second favorite would be one of the 2 of us dancing, she truly captured the happiness of the day in that shot. And I love the shot of all of the guys showing off their funky socks that were a wedding day gift from Scott. There are more I could list, but I feel that these are top slots for sure!

Being friends for so long, I had to put Danielle in the position of being in my wedding and doing my photos. I just couldn't bring myself to choose between the two as they both were so important to me. She found a trusted fellow photog and friend to come help do photos where Danielle just couldn't do it being in the wedding party. I never once saw Megan in the background during the days' festivities. Her and Danielle were both so well at getting people to be where they needed to be with the posed shots and did such a great job getting those candid shots as well.

Being long time friends (we met in her first semester in college) she knew most of my family already. We all love her! And Megan just fit right on in as well. It's like I had known her just as long as Danielle.

Trudy - October 2011
It's impossible to pick one favorite photo, I have about 50! The one that first took my breath away was a candid that Danielle snapped as my husband and I were walking down the aisle after being pronounced man and wife. My youngest brother reached out to squeeze my arm, and I smiled at him. The moment passed so quickly, but Danielle captured it. I love the one of Kevin and I on the couch in the lobby. We look relaxed and comfortable, and the whole look of the photo is stunning. In another, we are sitting on the front steps of the church and he is kissing my forehead. The perspective of the shot shows the whole large cross on the front of the church. I love that you can see the beauty of the church. I also love the many detail shots she took, especially my shoes in the sunrise, and the bridal portraits in front of the stained glass in the church. I could go on and on and on. I love the photos so much! And I have had tons of people comment that my wedding photos are the most beautiful they have ever seen!

Danielle is a true professional. She was always where she needed to be to get the perfect shot, but you almost never noticed her. She's so likable that it's like having another close friend experiencing your wedding day with you, and she's great at getting everyone where they need to be to capture great photos in a small amount of time. I think her strengths as a photographer are many, but I was especially impressed with her attention to the little details and her ability to make any setting look stunning.

I have known Danielle forever since we grew up in the same church, so I felt instantly comfortable with her. It was great to see an old friend! I was incredibly impressed with how she got everyone else to feel comfortable too. She was so flexible with the portraits and timing that nobody felt rushed or under pressure. She was so calm and helpful and willing to lend a hand in any way possible, all while capturing beautiful candids, portraits, and detail shots. Everyone from the bridal party to the extended family commented about how wonderful Danielle was. A Barden Photography wedding is worth every penny!

Carla - October 2011
We really love our wedding photos! Our favorites were the ones taken on the giant chess board at our venue! Danielle was right there to get every shot but was never in the way. She was willing to help with anything, even bustling my dress! All while getting so many lovely photos! We have received so many compliments on the quality and beauty of her work! The time we had for pictures was really limited but she was able to get so many pictures of everything we wanted. Danielle's attitude is professional yet casual. We felt comfortable right away with her!

Lisa - October 2011