I'm Dani, a wedding photographer based in Northern Virginia.

I am all about capturing lighthearted moments & joyful celebrations. The DZP wedding experience includes thoughtful planning, stress-free posing, and professional guidance every step of the way.

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Lighthearted moments = beautiful memories

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I am very passionate about my work. Every time I have a chance to use my skills to brighten a couple's day, I am full of gratitude that I get to do this for a living. My #1 priority is to deliver photos that bring tears of joy, and customer service that leaves no room for doubts. And I think that this should be a fun process too!

P.S. My name is Daniela Zapata (pronounced: Zuh-Paa-Tuh) but my friends call me Dani!

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A hybrid of documentary-style photography for the candid moments,

Above all, I respect your vision, and the way you choose to celebrate your big day.  The wedding experience starts with a consultation call so we can brainstorm exactly how to bring your vision to life.

The Wedding Experience

and tasteful, guided posing for a                 touch.


“Daniela is one of the most talented and artistic photographers I've had the privilege of working with in years! She truly has an eye for getting the best shots, and I love her use of bold and vibrant colors. Daniela is also a sweetheart to work with and I really appreciated how easy going and low stress she was throughout our special day."


kristen & thomas

I will provide step-by-step guidance from inquiry to bringing your photos to life with prints and heirloom albums. I'm excited to learn about your wedding day vision!

As Seen on The Knot

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The first step is to meet via video chat to get a true feel for how well we can work together. During our consultation, we will dive into your wedding wants & needs, and you will receive a custom proposal with the best options for you. The average couple's investment is $5,100.

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"Daniela is amazing! She has the most amazing energy and is so amazing to work with. We will 100% be coming back to her for our future family photos!"

"Daniela has such a way with her photos. Not only does she make you feel super comfortable during the session, but the final product is something you never thought you could look like!"

- allely family



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