I stumbled across Danielle's website when searching for a local photographer for a professional headshot. From first contact she was extremely professional, highly communicative and a pleasure to work with. When I arrived at Danielle's studio on the day, she was all ready to go and had been looking at the website of the company I work for, to get an idea of what I was after to tie in nicely with the rest of the photos already on the website. As someone who doesn't love having their photo taken, Danielle made me feel comfortable in front of the camera, providing plenty of direction. Only a few hours after the shoot, Danielle had already sent through the finished product and I couldn't have been happier. Would highly recommend to anyone looking for a photographer.
Michelle - Contemporary Women's Portrait
“I have learnt to Love myself again”
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.
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!
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.
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!"
"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.