8 featured reviews
Member Since: 9/29/2010
We became fast friends with Dana from the first time we met her. From our engagement pictures to our wedding pictures she did an amazing job.
We ran behind on our ceremony and she was still able to get beautiful pictures in a short amount of time before the reception.
I will be using her in the future for any other occasions where I may need a photographer
Member Since: 7/3/2012
Dana is a truly amazing person and photographer! She incoorporated all of our weirdness and special requests without hesitation! She has such an amazing eye for capturing the perfect moment. Seeing as I live in Tennessee, this amazing lady traveled all the way down here from Illinois to capture our special day! I wouldn't have wanted it any other way! Everyone from my bridal party, to guests of the wedding, commented on how nice and enthusiastic Dana was, and how amazing the pictures look! I'm beyond satisfied, thrilled actually, and would recommened Happily Ever After Photography to everyone I know! :)
Member Since: 6/24/2010
kristin was amazing she was so layed back and really captured our day so well!
Member Since: 11/4/2009
Dana Brandt is someone you want to work with you on your wedding day! She is very sweet and pleasant and knows a lot about wedding photography. She does a beautiful job capturing your day and gives you the copyright to ALL your photos on cd so you can print any photo any size whenever you want. She also make a really great photo slide show on DVD to the music you select. For a bride on a budget Dana Brandt is the best choice for your photographer!
Member Since: 1/2/2012
Dana was more than I could have ever asked for. I was able to have her for both my engagement session and my wedding for an INCREDIBLE price. Happily Ever After is beyond the best value for top notch quality. For our engagement session she didn't rush us at all and gave us the right direction and yet still didn't make us feel too posed. For our wedding she was practically part of the family (while still extremely professional). She is able to blend in and document the wedding without sticking out. She really gets to know not only the bride and groom but the whole wedding party and immediate family. I would recommend her to anybody - Dana is wonderful!!!!
Member Since: 12/9/2011
Dana was an amazing photographer! She took over 1500 pictures in the 8 hours that we booked her and we did not have to worry about a thing! She was on time, helpful and great at getting my bridal party to smile and relax! She was also fun to be around and did not make me feel uncomfortable at all (I don't really enjoy posing for pictures).
Member Since: 8/25/2011
Dana was really great. She got awesome pictures for are engagement and wedding! It ended up storming down town Chicago we were all late to the shoot but she still came and ran with us in the rain and she still made the pictures look great!!!! I couldn't of ask for better pictures to remember everything. Also her personality tops everything off. She loves what she does and you can defiantly see it. What a great person!
Member Since: 8/18/2012
Decent to good photos, very poor attitude. Be prepared to take directions and not ask for a photo that you want. Was really disappointed. I rarely give a bad review, but I feel the need to tell people of her lack of professionalism. I have never seen such a lack of professionalism in any type of business. I was in shock and didn't even know how to respond. Who knew people could be like that? I was glad when she hardly said good bye and ran away. She really likes hip pops too, and nobody likes that unless you are a 12 year old middle school girl.
Basically, she took way too much control to a point of almost dictatorship, either forgetting how to have any people skills or forgetting who was paying whom. She was very close to walking out of our wedding after the ceremony and not even coming to the reception. Thankfully, she showed up with a fake smile and tried to act like nothing happened (after the bride had to give her a pep talk and blame everyone else for what was clearly her fault). Everyone, and I mean everyone, who saw what happened tip toed around her as to not make her angry on her big day.
Her average pictures are not worth her attitude, look elsewhere.
Oh, and she forgot the guestbook photo for everyone to sign at the ceremony.
And she was late. True professional.
You deserve the fairytale.
Photographer Dana Brandt is the areas most beloved and sought after wedding photographer, offering packages from affordable to elite. Expect your wedding photos to capture the laughter, love & feeling of your day. You deserve Happily Ever After because it's not about a picture, it's about a moment.
- Starting Price Range: $1,000-$1,999
- Other Styles: Boudoir, Trash the Dress
- Specialty: A Variety/Blend of Styles