which is amazing because that love had been lost for so many years!!
You gave me that back Danielle
Michelle, 47- Mother of two
The Orfanidis Family
I can highly recommend Danielle Benson Photography. We had such a wonderful morning having photos taken in our home and on location. When it was time to view the photographs we had a difficult time making a selection as there were so many fantastic photos to choose from. With the help and patience from Danielle we made a beautiful selection which we absolutely love. Thank you Danielle.
Danielle,it was such a pleasure to meet you. Thank you for making the process so enjoyable and putting my
family at ease in order to capture some beautifully natural shots. Much appreciated. You have a wonderful talent.
How on earth you managed to get such sensational photos from a photo shoot that had our 3 boys/anarchists wreaking havoc we will never know. Eternally thankful!!! Patient, friendly,
professional, and bloody talented! Cheers Dani! Can highly HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
We had the most delightful session with Danielle. It was such a fun experience, filled with many laughs along the way. Danielle's nature just makes you feel comfortable and at ease & bonus was she was absolutely wonderful with our little guy too. We would highly recommend her work!!
A photography session with a two and four year old would be most people's nightmare, but Danielle managed our two very energetic children with ease. Danielle had a clear vision for our shoot and the children's favourite playground was the ideal spot to achieve this. Danielle's relaxed style of photography was unobtrusive and she achieved beautiful, natural shots of the children and our family. The viewing process was done with ease due to Danielle's use of the latest technology. Our only problem was which of the beautiful shots to choose!
Danielle and I have been friends for many a year now, however I have never let her photograph me – such is my dislike of the camera! However due to the sudden and unfortunate diagnosis of my husband Eddie’s Cancer, like many people, I realized that we really needed some current family photos, even Eddie and I last had professional photos taken of us when we were married many years ago, the rest although lovely are just our holiday snaps or the trusty iPhone shots - not the quality or subject matter I wanted for family history and memories.
So I called Danielle up and explained the situation knowing that both as a friend, a professional photographer, and also going through the same situation with her Mother for many years that she would be the right person to capture us as a family and couple.
It was a very hot Summer’s Day, and there were many combinations of family photos to be taken, but it was fantastic to be able to capture the moments with each other and our children, and Grandchildren. These are photos that will last a lifetime, and be forever part of our family history.
Thank you Dani for your laughter, understanding, and compassion in capturing our family on the day.
The dreaded day was here. Danielle Benson was coming to take photos of my two young adult children, one of whom loves the camera and the other putting it mildly, does not. From the moment Danielle began until the end of the shoot, my children and my-self had an amazing, relaxing and unifying experience. Danielle was professional, efficient and humorous. She had just the right questions to ask to stimulate happy memories and therefore smiles when needed.
We were so delighted with our experience we took Danielle out for a coffee afterward. The after shoot service was just as meticulous and professional with many beautiful photos to choose from, not a long wait from ordering to receiving and presentation of our final products was expertly put together. I walked away more than satisfied with every aspect of our experience. Visitors can't help but be impressed with our photos, and both my children are happy with the results. I can't recommend Danielle Benson Photography more highly.
In the words of a friend who loves our photos – "The photos don't look staged, you all look so natural. It looks like you have been caught having fun with your children. They are awesome!"
Bree & Richard's Wedding Day
Hi Danielle, We can’t thank you enough for photographing our special day. We have the most beautiful collection of photos from many amazing locations. The thought and planning that must have gone into finding and photographing these pictures is incredible. And to combine that with working through a typical Melbourne day giving us all 4 seasons in a matter of hours! Your organization and patience with us ensured that we ran on time all day (even squeezing in a quick drink and photo opportunity at Young and Jacksons!).
We are so grateful for all your help. The pictures we have to remember the day by are truly well beyond our wildest expectations. You and your team were such a pleasure to work with. We hope you had as much fun as we did. We couldn’t be happier with our stunning album. Thank you so much Bree & Rich xx
"Gabby" Martyn Pet Portrait
I employed Danielle to photograph our family dog the lovely “Gabby” a Weimaraner for my husband’s surprise Christmas Present. Danielle met us at my house and we spent an enjoyable time photographing “Gabby”. Danielle spent time photographing Gabby in various locations throughout our house & by the end of our time Gabby was exhausted and Danielle got a great shot of Gabby crashed out on her ottoman.
We are so proud to know that Gabby helped Danielle receive a Silver Award at the Victorian and Professional Prints awards, and then went on to win Silver with Distinction at the Australian Professional Print awards.
I recently asked Danielle to take some photographs of my husband, our dogs and myself. Danielle asked insightful questions about how, and where the sitting was to be done, the theme of the sitting, and how we wanted to use the final photographs. Danielle had a delightful and empathetic approach, and the dogs responded to her quickly. It was a very enjoyable and spontaneous sitting, firstly indoors, and then outdoors in our favourite park. The final photographs expressed the true essence of each dog, and their distinctive personalities were captured in many candid moments.
I commend Danielle to you as an adept and highly skilled contemporary photographer, and I trust implicitly her expertise and guidance. Her level of service, timely completion and the very high quality of our final product allows me to recommend her without hesitation.
Five and a half years ago on 5 March, 2009, we celebrated one of the most amazing days of our lives... Our marriage. The day was filled with so much love, laughter and intimacy that we could have ever imagined. All those that we love and cherish dearly were there with us to share in our magical day.
Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances, our reflections upon the day are mostly committed to memory. In the small amount of photos that we received only a very small handful reflected the moments that show the incredible amount of love we have for one another and the amazing relationship that we have. We had always discussed that one day we would try and not necessarily recapture our "wedding day", but more to capture the love that we share still to this day and that we always wanted to have in "hard copy" to show off from our wedding day.
With the view to make our family grow sooner rather than later, the following May (just over a year after we got married) we welcomed our beautiful little girl Chloe. Nineteen months later our gorgeous boy Oliver & 20 months thereafter our little surprise and ever cheeky, Mason. So the option of ever getting to have those moments recaptured seemed to be fading with how busy life had become and to be honest I never thought I would be able to fit into my dress again. However through a mutual friend, we were presented with the opportunity we had dreamed of for so long with Danielle and with only 7 short weeks I pushed myself harder than ever to fit into my dress and when the day came it fit like a glove. Danielle and her assistant Jodie, were absolutely amazing.
We had such a fun day (especially on the golf carts) and not only did we get to capture the most amazing photos that show exactly what we were after of us both, but we got to involve our children and capture the amazing love we share with our kids and together as a family. We could not have asked for a better photographer to give us this unbelievable gift that only ever seemed to be a dream that might never come true. She has gone above any expectations than we even thought possible on our actual wedding day. The photos reflect exactly what we had hoped for if not more (if that could be possible). I have been brought to tears with so many of them at how magical they truly are.
I don't think we could ever thank you enough for what you have done for us Danielle. We feel truly blessed.