Napa, Sonoma, Bay Area, Sacramento, San Francisco, CA
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Photo Shoot Types
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Digital Files, Online Proofing, Photo, Wedding Albums
Photo & Video Styles
Getting Engaged, Wedding
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Reviewed On 8/18/2022 by Julia S
We loved Holly from our first phone call with her. I fell in love with her photography style and website and then loved every minute of working with her. Holly is sweet, friendly, and incredibly talented. She really understands wedding photogr...
aphy, brides and their needs. Holly made every shot I dreamed of a beautiful reality. She listened to my ideas and found ways to make them happen. She was responsive, attentive, creative, and flexible. She even got up on top of a wall to take a picture I absolutely had to have!
Her turnaround time was incredible! I was so surprised and happy to look at our pictures on our honeymoon… and of course to hear from Holly. Our videographer loved working with her as well.
Completely friendly, completely professional, and completely talented! You couldn’t ask for more! I still look at our pictures every single day!
Reviewed On 5/17/2022 by Nicky R
Holly and her second shooter Luis took beautiful photos of our wedding. They were prompt, communicative, friendly, and an all-around pleasure to work with.
We had a stellar set of wedding vendors, but Holly might have been the most organized a...
nd hardworking of all of them. She even put together a proposed timeline for our entire wedding day!
Holly suggested all sorts of great places to take photos as well. She proposed two beach locations for our engagement shoot at Half Moon Bay. Our wedding was at the Chabot Space and Science Center and she knew all the best spots and how to get the lighting just right. She had a beautiful redwood area picked out for the first look pictures, too. Holly went above and beyond throughout our wedding day, from showing up early on our wedding day, to pulling things like bobby pins to fix the bride’s hair out of her emergency kit. She is an incredibly warm and thoughtful person and helped keep everything calm and fun when we took photos with her. The photos turned out AMAZING and we and our family are so grateful that we have such beautiful pictures with which to remember our wedding day.
Reviewed On 4/29/2022 by Justin H
Holly D Photography’s work speaks for its self. It screams: Quality and Value. I recently got married this year and Holly took our engagement and wedding photos. The location recommendations , quality of service, professionalism , value, and r...
esponsiveness were absolutely wonderful. Holly greatly surpassed our expectations and we absolutely love all the photos taken. I really can’t thank Holly enough. Now my wife and I will have record of great memories that will last a life time.
I highly recommend Holly D Photography!
Reviewed On 4/25/2022 by Courtney A
I reached out to Holly in a moment of desperation. Our photographer did not comply with the venue vaccination requirements and I was informed less than two months before our wedding date. I called Holly to (hopefully) see if she had availabilit...
y, and by miracle or divine intervention she did! She called back promptly and we got straight to business sorting out what kind of photos we wanted and those that she suggested. She went the extra mile, attending the walk-through we had scheduled for the NEXT DAY following our initial phone call and also participated in our tech rehearsal. We had consistent communication via her online portal (through email) and she was also open to texting for quick questions. Holly was instrumental in finalizing our schedule for the day. Her experience really helped us understand how long each step in preparation was going to take. She is a preferred vendor at our venue (Chabot Space and Science Center), and with good reason. The photos she took for us in the redwoods and in the planetarium were actually out of this world, so she is excellent at shooting in dim or unusual settings. Her second shooter worked with the groom and groomsmen while she focused her attention on the bride and bridal party. She returned the photos to us within three weeks through her online portal. I can't recommend Holly enough. In addition to having very reasonable pricing, she is so professional and has amazing products that perfectly captured our big day.
Reviewed On 1/08/2022 by Melissa W
Holly is the type of wedding vendor that you will NEVER have to worry about. From her responsiveness, quality of work, and professionalism, she will put you at ease immediately. Taking pictures with her is fun, easy, and will make you feel be...
autiful. They will be pictures that you cherish forever. Holly is always on time, on task, and transparent with her products and pricing. I absolutely loved working with her, and would recommend her to anyone getting married.
Reviewed On 11/18/2021 by Jennifer B
We used Holly for our family photos and we are beyond happy with them!! Our whole experience with her was amazing, she answered all questions promptly and made it so easy to choose a package that worked best for us. She helped us pick the perfe...
ct venue based on the look we had in mind and it came out better then we could have imagined! She was super patient with our two youngest and we loved all the moments she captured! We can’t wait for our next family photos with Holly 💕💕
Reviewed On 11/14/2021 by Adrienne C
LOVE her work! Holly has a unique way of capturing more than a picture~she captures personality! Her photo sessions deliver above and beyond expectations time and time again. She brings life to photos in such a way that they tell your/our uniqu...
e stories memorializing a moment in time. Pleasant professional and prompt it’s a pleasure working with her and trusting her with the most special occasions. ⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 💯
Reviewed On 11/01/2021 by Amanda D
Holly was absolutely amazing! Her and her assistant were so warm and helpful the day of the wedding. We’re so excited to see her pictures!
Reviewed On 10/22/2021 by Mackenzie P
Holly was INCREDIBLE to work with!!! I cannot recommend her enough. Throughout our entire planning process she was so helpful, reliable and fast — not to mention she drove to do a walkthrough of our venue the month before our wedding!
eone with photography and photo editing experience I am super picky — Holly's work is so exceptional that I promise she will make you look and feel amazing in every picture. She was also just a joy to work with! We had so much fun taking photos together and I'm really grateful she was there to capture our day and celebrate with us. I would also recommend you get her beautiful wedding album — it is amazing and will certainly be a family heirloom. Thank you Holly!!!
Reviewed On 8/19/2021 by Marie B
Holly was the BEST to work with. She was so patient when answering my millions of questions and she always responded promptly. She worked with us when we had to reschedule again and again. You can tell how much she loves what she does. She mad...
e sure everyone was comfortable when photographing everyone and gave amazing posing cues. I absolutely love how our photos came out and I could not recommend Holly more. She has a gift and we are so thankful we got to work with her. I would work with her over and over again if I could!
Reviewed On 8/11/2021 by Linda L
Holly is as sweet as the syrup for our waffles and pancakes themed engagement photo shoot. Holly was also the photographer for our wedding and we couldn't be happier with our choice. Holly truly wants to capture the moments when he clients are ...
happy. We highly recommend Holly!
Reviewed On 5/18/2021 by Freddie H
This review was long overdue! Holly was our photographer for our wedding on September 19th, 2020. My wife and I had our wedding planned on May 30th 2020, but obviously due to Covid, we had to postpone this date. Holly was very flexible with acc...
ommodating our wedding date change, even with her busy schedule. Holly had everything organized with a full itinerary of our timeline for our wedding day. During the photo shoot a few hours prior to the wedding, she was very attentive and detail-oriented with her picture-taking. Holly was very professional and had great ideas on where to take pictures, along with the best background, and made my wife and I feel comfortable with the photos. When my wife and I received our photo album from Holly, we absolutely loved it! Even though my wife and I weren’t able to celebrate our wedding with all of our family and friends, the wonderful pictures that Holly took was able to portray me and wife’s special day!
Reviewed On 5/03/2021 by Keith R
Holly was introduced to us by our wedding coordinator, Tan Weddings and Events. Our first impression of Holly was that she was an incredibly kind and professional individual. At our engagement session, we had no idea what to expect, as that was...
our first professional photography session. The end result was a fun and memorable afternoon. We were immediately impressed by the fact that Holly went out of her way to accommodate our busy work schedules. She took it upon herself to hike up a mountain and scout the area an hour prior to our arrival, to find the perfect spots. Holly has a knack for making people feel at ease and turning each session into a natural, enjoyable experience. We continued to see Holly’s passion and dedication in her profession through our Wedding Day Shoot. It was an amazing experience seeing Holly work her creative angles throughout the day and being an awesome team player while working with our videographer. When my wife and I received our engagement and wedding photos, we saw the level of detail and artistry that Holly exemplifies. Every photo we flipped through was filled with emotion and meaning. We are so happy to be able to relive every moment of our special day through these photographs. Not only is Holly a talented photographer, she is also a positive person who brings great energy to the day. We, without a doubt, would recommend Holly in a heartbeat!
Reviewed On 5/01/2021 by Yesica S
The best photographer I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with! Natural talent that shines through her work. Definitely makes you feel comfortable and confident which is what anyone and everyone wants and needs during these intimate and speci...
al occasions. 10 out of 10!
Reviewed On 11/30/2020 by Hailey W
Holly Drennen the best photographer in the world. We used her for engagement and wedding photos in Texas. Some have asked why I would fly a photographer in for my wedding... One glance at our photos and you know they are hers, you know why. She...
is an amazing talented unique one of a kind signature photographer. Amazing. Highly recommend. Will use her forever.
Reviewed On 9/07/2020 by Shelene M
Holly was incredible to work with and was able to capture so many special moments of our Big Day! When our plans completely changed due to COVID-19, Holly was very flexible and worked with us to ensure our day was just as special. On the day of...
our wedding, it felt like we had another good friend or family member there, who just so happens to be really good at taking photos.
We have already recommended Holly's services to friends and family and will continue in the future.
Reviewed On 3/30/2020 by Emilee M
Holly was absolutely wonderful to work with! After booking my venue, I knew the next vendor I wanted to find was my photographer. I am so thankful Holly D Photography was listed as a Preferred Vendor by my venue because she was the absolute be...
st! Throughout the entire process--from planning, during the wedding, and post wedding follow up-- she was reliable, timely, and thoroughly professional. Additionally, she is such a kind and warmhearted person you will love working with her. Her genuine passion for wedding photography is infectious and makes everyone around her have a great time. And perhaps most importantly, she is an incredibly talented photographer. Both my engagement and wedding photos turned out better than I ever could have imagined. I will happily treasure these moments captured by Holly forever. If you are looking for a photographer, I highly recommend Holly D Photography!
Reviewed On 12/27/2019 by Caitlin D
This review is long overdue but my husband and I could not be happier with everything that Holly did for us for both our engagement pictures and wedding! She made the process absolutely seamless and went above and beyond in everything she did! ...
Her work is absolutely breathtaking and she is amazing person to work with! Her positive attitude is infectious and she made our experiences with her completely stress free! For anyone looking for a photographer, we cannot recommend Holly enough!
Reviewed On 12/02/2019 by Danielle D
Words can’t fully explain how amazing Holly’s talent is! She definitely enhanced our wedding memories through her photography. Her customer service is on another level! So professional, so kind and caring, throughout the whole day. Holly even p...
articipated in the gift exchange between my “husband to be” and I, and memorized that experience with every snap of the camera. I’ve been told that some photographers want to capture “their vision” and sometimes forget the couple. Holly takes in consideration all elements of the couple, the family, venue, preferences and makes sure it’s captured in such a beautiful way. My wedding day has past and I am still looking over the photos! The venue didn’t have many options for what many would call for beautiful backgrounds, but Holly made it seem so picturesque. I am soo glad that Holly took our photos. We looked at her work for some time and sorta picked our wedding date based on her availability. It was definitely worth it. Thanks Holly!!!
Reviewed On 11/22/2019 by Alexandra L
Holly is absolutely amazing to work with! She is so friendly, professional, creative and produces the most amazing photos! I hired Holly for engagement photos and wedding photos. She is so detail oriented and fabulous with posing, lighting, etc...
. She always made us feel so comfortable and provided a lot of guidance which we totally needed! It was so nice to have an organized and talented photographer who could facilitate a 14 person wedding party seamlessly. I was also shocked with how quickly she turned around our wedding photos to us. I've heard horror stories of people not receiving their photos for 4-6+ months. It was so amazing to return from our honeymoon and have the photos only a few days after we returned! My friends and family continue to comment on how they've never seen more beautiful wedding photos. Thank you Holly!
Reviewed On 9/26/2019 by Keshawna G
Holly D, is one of the best photographers I know. My husband and I chose Holly to be our photographer for our Louisiana, May wedding when observing how flawless her photos came out to be when viewing them on Facebook and Instagram. While weddi...
ng planning we learned how sweet, organized, creative, and kind Holly is, which made the planning process seem to go smoother. We were also provided with a few sneak peak photos from the wedding, which helped ease some of our excitement to see them !
Reviewed On 9/25/2019 by Samantha U
My husband and I got married in June in Carmel and Holly was absolutely amazing! She went above and beyond for our wedding exceeding all of our expectations. Holly felt more than just a vendor and more like a friend that was capturing our entir...
e day. She was so patient, responsive and enthusiastic throughout the entire process and I knew from the first phone call with her that I wanted her as our photographer on our wedding day! She knows exactly how to make you feel comfortable in front of the camera and helped us enjoy being in the moment. We also did engagement pictures with Holly and they turned out beautifully. We will have no hesitation having her as our photographer again in the future for other exciting events in our lives. We love you Holly!
Reviewed On 9/25/2019 by Amanda K
Holly is a funny, talented, and compassionate photographer. She was so helpful through the entire wedding process, from planning to Printing photos. She was patient with my little ones and captured even the most stubborn little smiles. I would ...
recommend her over and over and will definite be a repeat customer!
Reviewed On 9/25/2019 by Rita K
Holly was great to work with for our 25th wedding vow renewal. She made sure to get to know us and our wishes for the event on forehand even though we live in Norway and all contact was through phone and emails and 9 hour timedifference. She ha...
s a pleaseant personality and made us all relax and act natural in front of the camera. We had pictures taken of us as a couple and our 4 kids ages 25, 22 and 14, as well as family pictures. The pictures are wonderful and easy to download and get printed. We recommend Holly warmly.
Reviewed On 9/25/2019 by KA B
- Excellent with communication
- Very fast at getting photos post-wedding
- Made everyone feel comfortable day of!
Reviewed On 7/19/2019 by Angela B
I really cant thank Holly enough. For me when all is said and done, the wedding photos are the thing i look forward to most in weddings, and knew that it would be the most important part for me too which is why i was nervous and careful to choo...
se the best photographer possible so i would never ever have any regrets. Ive seen some beautiful weddings get some pretty lackluster treatment by photographers, ive also seen some very lovely photographs from weddings but that didnt evoke much from me, if that makes sense.. but Holly's are the most beautiful and inspiring ive ever seen, i truly cant get enough and i mean that. The way she understands how light and color work sounds like something any photographer should understand but they just dont have the grasp she does. And the way she knows how to bring out genuine emotion in her clients when she takes her shots.. im seeing these photos and remembering EXACTLY how i was feeling in that moment because my face says it all.
(And this is just an extra TMI here that im sure you all have heard before but as someone thats insecure with her body, knowing i would be photographed at every angle and knowing i wasnt at my ideal weight, i had fears that i would look back at wedding photos and be so upset with how i looked.. shallow i know, but Holly made me feel so confident and comfortable and beautiful, and she looked out for me and helped me show my best self, I dont feel anything other than positivity and happiness and love seeing these. And that is extremely extremely rare for me!!)
The little personal touches she adds to your experience with her, too, like the quality of the photobook... I dont know if i can say it enough but thank you thank you thank you Holly.
Thank you for being someone i will always remember and be grateful for saying yes to being involved in my wedding. She really deserves every bit of praise that comes her way and more. I hope this helps more people find her as their photographer, because they deserve to be as happy with my choice as I am!!
Reviewed On 6/28/2019 by Carmen H
Working with Holly has been amazing! She was so good that we booked her twice! Once for our City Hall event and then for our actual wedding day. I’m so glad that I was introduced to her by my best friend. I followed her work on Instagram and af...
ter seeing some of her photos I wanted to set up a call. Ever since our initial meeting, I knew right then and there that I wanted Holly to be our photographer.
Throughout the whole experience, she was professional from the beginning to the very end. We set up a meeting in Pleasanton to do a quick walk through of the venue to scope out the area. She shared with us her vision of where and what she wanted to shoot. On the actual wedding day, we did all of that and more. Along the way we had to make some quick adjustments which she accommodated.
I could go on and on about all the details from our 3 months of being in contact with each other, but to sum it up, Holly made us both feel very comfortable and relaxed. She took the time to hear our story and to keep things fun. We all know taking photos does have its awkward moments, but hey, we do it for the gram. To top things off, she even surprised us with a little gift at the end.
Thank you Holly! (And you too Tony!!)
Reviewed On 3/16/2019 by Amy M
Holly was absolutely fantastic. We hired her to shoot our wedding at Chabot Space and Science Center because she'd done some promotional shots for the venue and I was worried the lighting would be tricky in the planetarium. She did a beautifu...
l job with all of the photos and had creative ideas for many different areas to take photos in. We had originally planned to do photos before the wedding outside, but it ended up raining all day. Holly quickly changed the plan and found some amazing locations within the museum for all of the photos. All of them came back beautiful. All of the photos we own and were able to download right away in our own computers. You can also buy prints directly from her website, which I plan to do soon. The prints were also available within 2 weeks of the wedding - super quick turn around. Overall, we couldn't have asked for a better photographer. Her second photographer she brought, Tony, was also fantastic and he took some great shots of my husband and also had some great ideas for locations inside the venue.
Reviewed On 11/27/2018 by Elizabeth G
I am so happy I found Holly on Instagram! She is an absolute sweetheart and was amazing to work with. We hired Holly to do our 10 year wedding anniversary photos in Napa. These pictures meant so much to me since I didn't have a wedding photog...
rapher for my wedding. We had such a nice time and she made us feel comfortable. I am a wedding photographer based out of Miami and I know first hand how important it is to have your clients trust and make them feel comfortable. We love Holly and she will always have a friend here in Miami!! I can't express how happy we are with our beautiful photos!
Reviewed On 10/09/2018 by Sheila C
Holly's talent is amazing all the way around. She's the definition of what a wedding photographer is all about. I've had the privilege to see her work with many couples over the years and she's one who really cares about her clients experience ...
from start to finish. You can't be disappointed with her work. To describe Holly... she's sweet, genuine, honest, has many years of experience with proofs of amazing photos, she's professional, passionate, dedicated to her craft full time. She's one who will always go the extra mile to ensure your wedding day photos will be cherished and loved forever. There are just no regrets when you book Holly. So Thank You again Holly for being you and capturing moments my husband and I are cherishing forever.
Reviewed On 10/02/2018 by Kelvin J
Photography isn't about being able to point a camera and press a button; photography is about capturing and bringing to life a moment so that 20 years into the future you'll remember it like it was yesterday. That's the mark of a true photograp...
her. Anyone can pull out their cellphone and snap a shot, but not everyone knows how to create memories and have them frozen in time forever. Holly D. and I have known each other for years and I've had the privilege of watching her develop her craft and her eye, all the while admiring her professionalism and kindheartedness. So it was a no-brainer to have her capture one of the most prolific moments in my life: my wedding! She captured every feeling, emotion, and glimmer of happiness -- and nervousness -- of both my wife and I. All while being able to somehow remain unobtrusive when the moments were personal.
Not only did she capture the memories that will make my wife's eyes light up when we get old and grey, but she was able to help us begin our newest chapter of life, together, in a way that we'll always be able to look back on and remember the love we shared. With our family, friends, and each other. Thank you so much Holly D for your eye, your talent, your professionalism, your kindness and of course: our memories!
Reviewed On 10/02/2018 by LaToya J
Holly is absolutely fabulous!! She took pictures for our engagement and wedding. She captured so many great shots of us! I loved them all. She has definitely become our go-to family photographer for all occasions 😊I highly recommend her for he...
r professionalism, friendliness, great eye, and sweet personality.
Reviewed On 10/02/2018 by Leaishah T
There’s so many things I can say about Holly ! My husband and I are very happy with our photos by holly , we had the pleasure of having holly not only do our engagement photos as well as our wedding day photos , and I mean she got both events a...
t all angles I literally was looking at the album like “when was she over there, to get This picture standing over here” it’s amazing , she literally never misses a shot ! , communication was 100% all the time , we are not picture takers and we are very silly so getting serious shots I was surprise but holly made us so comfortable and the best experience ever , every chance I get I’m showing some one my engagement and wedding photos , and as a surprise to me holly also did my bridal shower my friends had for me and those picture were all so nice as well , the way holly takes pictures it makes me feel like “now this is the true meaning of , a picture is worth a thousand words !” Because she literally gets every moment , I love Holly !
Reviewed On 9/19/2018 by Earl O
Holly is an amazing photographer! She has an eye to pose you in the right location and right position that will flatter any body type. She captures the moments artfully with focused attention to details. She is very pleasant to work and puts yo...
u at ease from the beginning. Her photographs of my daughter’s wedding are breathtaking! She captured the event so beautifully for my family to remember in the years to come. You will not be disappointed with Holly as your wedding or portrait photographer. Hire her to document your special day and you will be amazed!
Reviewed On 8/29/2018 by JIAMIN W
Holly is just amazing! She’s got everything you need for a perfect wedding photographer. We can’t be happier with her. Her work is outstanding, we absolutely loved every photo she took on our wedding. Most importantly, she’s an amazing person t...
o work with. From our first phone call, her warmth and being so easy to communicate made me so comfortable. She is so professional. She communicates with our wedding coordinator so well to make sure the time frame and everything goes smoothly. She even went to our venue to check out the good spots for photos. It was truly a fantastic experience working with Holly and we would definitely recommend her to our friends!
Reviewed On 6/29/2018 by Stacey P
Holly is simply amazing! She is very professional and does her job extremely well. White taking pictures myself and my husband; who hates getting pictures; felt very comfortable and Holly made it fun for us both. One thing i loved is i prefer a...
side like most women do, and she worked all the pictures to make sure my "good side" showed. Which made me more relaxed in the photos. I would recommend her to anyone who wants great pictures for their wedding! She is great!
Reviewed On 6/07/2018 by Angela Y
I don't know where to start when I describe how much we love Holly. From the very beginning of our wedding planning journey she has gone above and beyond to help us prepare for our special day and have fun doing it. Holly has the ability to mak...
e you feel comfortable and have fun taking photos, even if it's in a crowded touristy area like the Palace of Fine Arts. No matter how gray the weather is or how gloomy a room might look, Holly manages to make the photos she takes turn out bright and beautiful. You can instantly tell when you meet her that she truly loves what she does, and this is certainly visible in her work. We are so glad we got to work with Holly for one of the most special days in our lives!
Reviewed On 2/24/2018 by Jeff H
As a groom, you never expect to pull together your wedding. But my wife was still overseas and it was up to me. There are a few choices that are keystones to any wedding and your photographer is one of them. Not knowing the area I was totall...
y dependent on her recommendations and her feedback on choices I needed to make. I could not have found a better photographer. She made me a hero in the eyes of my bride and guests. I can not thank her enough. Holly, you are truly a lifesaver and a friend for life.
Reviewed On 2/18/2018 by Zachary M
Holly did a wonderful job! She knew how to make us feel special and comfortable on our big day. She made us and everyone around us enjoy every moment of our day. She was well prepared for every situation small or big, and was professional throu...
gh the entire process. If anyone is looking for someone to take amazing photos I would ONLY recommend Holly! Thank you for the amazing experience!!!
Reviewed On 1/25/2018 by Kylie R
My fiancé and I won an engagement photo session at a bridal fair we went to. Holly was so nice and helpful from the very beginning. My fiancé and I had a great time at our photo session. Holly made us feel very comfortable! And our pictures cam...
e out amazing! I would recommend her to anyone!
Reviewed On 9/05/2016 by Krystle O
Words can't fully describe how happy I am to have worked with Holly for our wedding photos! She went above and beyond what I could have ever expected in a photographer. First off, she is such a kind and warm person and her passion for photogr...
aphy and for her couples is so evident from the first time you speak with her. On top of that, she is suuuuuper responsive and organized which really kept me at ease throughout the entire process. Holly is also extremely skilled in finding the perfect setting, lighting, angles, and poses to capture all of your special moments so beautifully. My husband and I were at first a bit nervous we were going to feel and look awkward, but Holly gave us direction when needed and seriously made it so fun. Both our engagement and wedding photos were delivered to us really quickly and were even more amazing than I could have imagined. Holly is seriously the best :)
Reviewed On 3/08/2016 by Quinn V
Holly is a joy to work with! She has an amazing energy that makes you feel at home as soon as you meet her. Her smile is contagious and her portraits are stunning. I would recommend her without a doubt to anyone in need of a photographer. She i...
s deftly skilled at candid shots and composing beautiful portraits. She is punctual, respectful, and amazing. Thank you, Holly!
Contact Info for Holly D Photography
Napa, Sonoma, Bay Area, Sacramento, San Francisco, CA