testimonials - DAGphotog

Daryl is a beautiful artist and turned my wedding into my dream wedding! She captured the classic vibe I have always dreamed of. I say she's the best of the best in all aspects. Very thankful for DAG Photography!

- Julia Burrows // NYC Actress + Holistic Activist


There is NO ONE like Daryl. I wish there were more than 5 Stars, bc that's the rating she deserves. Her professionalism and artistry is beyond anything I've ever experienced. She has an impeccable eye and sense of the personality she is capturing, and with every single second makes you feel free to breathe and truly be yourself. I spent a mere 2 hours with her that felt like 5 minutes and would have happily spent 10 more! Words do not come close to expressing how remarkable a talent she is nor would they ever do her justice. If you're anything like me and HATE being behind the camera, do yourself a favor and book her NOW! As a Casting Director / Director in the theatre industry, I will be sending everyone I know to work with her.

- Anthony C Daniel // Casting Director


I cannot sing the praises of Daryl loudly enough! Daryl photographed a close friend of mine's wedding two years ago at which time I fell completely in love with her both as an artist and person. So when my husband and I got engaged, I IMMEDIATELY contacted Daryl to book her for our wedding. She first took our engagement pictures in New York City (which we quickly became obsessed with) and then worked with us closely in focusing on our vision and the timing throughout the entire wedding day. Daryl came out west for our Lake Tahoe area wedding weekend and worked tirelessly to photograph all of the wonderful moments along the way. Daryl is wonderfully detailed oriented and organic in her style and made us feel at ease. And when we received our photos, she blew our mind with each stunning image. Booking Daryl was truly the BEST decision we made for our wedding and I know we will be admiring her work for years and YEARS to come!

- Christina Schubert // Physician Assistant, Miss Nevada + Finalist for Miss America


Daryl has twice now taken the best photos of me that ANYONE has ever taken. I'm an actress and host and have worked with numerous photographers because of that. I've never felt so relaxed with a photographer and I love her vision for every shoot: specific, creative, on brand for me and what I need. She never micromanages me when we shoot but I always feel really taken care of, and that trust is a really difficult thing to find in a photographer. More than that, I have had so much fun shooting with her and been really blown away with what she gets out of me in photos. Go to Daryl now before she becomes too famous for any of us to afford her.

- Risa Sarachan // Host + Celebrity Interviewer for Hello Giggles 


Daryl is a GIFT! She is a consummate professional and artist. With all that talent, you would think she would be unapproachable -- but she is SO down-to-earth, so kind, and puts you at ease INSTANTLY. I appreciated our pre-wedding meeting, to discuss needs and expectations. (We hit it off like old friends!) What you see is what you get from Daryl. My husband is not a fan of taking photos, and she made him feel so comfortable -- a DIFFICULT TASK! Also, her attention to detail is incredible. Daryl has the ability to capture the candid, priceless moments in an efficient way. She communicated clearly, and she was able to capture the warmth and intimacy of my wedding. I am forever grateful to her, and will no doubt, think of her for all my precious life events. On top of all that, the turn-around time to receive the photos was so SPEEDY. Daryl is A++++ in my book, and I have met many a photographer living in NYC. I am so lucky to have had Daryl as my wedding photographer! Thank you so much. DAG Photography

- Liz Casasola // Co-Founder Broadway Barcada 


I have never been more comfortable taking headshots in my life! Being a natural mover, I tend to get tense in front of the camera particularly while taking posed headshots. Daryl sensed that immediately and got me to breathe, relax and bring my authentic self to the shoot. She is incredibly encouraging and calming and was able to bring the very best of me out. She captured my true personality and made me feel beautiful!

- Tara Palsha Moats // Actress + Dancer - Trip of Love, NY


Daryl is the rare photographer interested in not only capturing her subject's uniqueness but telling a story with pictures. She always manages to pull something out of me that I wasn't expecting. She makes her subjects look beautiful. Plus she's a cool chick and fun to hang out with. 

- Austin Miller // TV + Film + Broadway Actor


She makes me feel very comfortable and relaxed while shooting. Her ability to catch the best moment in natural light is unbelievable. I love all of her work: headshots, dance,  events, and art. 

- Kei Tsuruharatani // Broadway Dancer  in The King and I, Miss Saigon


Working with Daryl is amazing. She makes you feel so at ease, and comfortable in front of the camera, which is very important while taking pictures. I would use Daryl for any shoot I needed in the future!

- Jenn Gruener // New York City Dancer - Trip of Love, NY


Daryl is much more than an expert photographer. She is a kind, holistically generous visionary who can create a unique photo experience. She cares about what her clients care about. She is a precious, authentic gem who captured parts of my soul that i'm not sure i knew were there.

- Cathy Emmett // The Desire Map


I could not be more satisfied with the work of DAG Photography; from collaborating on ideas in the initial stages, to the styling, and to the actual shoot, Daryl was professional, knowledgable, and absolutely amazing. I felt comfortable, taken care of, and confident that my photos would come out amazing. And they DID!!! I'm highly critical of most photographs of myself, and I am utterly in love with the work Daryl did for me. Her skills are out of this world; her attention to detail and eye for a great shot are superb. I cannot wait to get to work with her again in the future!

- Ashley Timm // Broadway Wardrobe


I can't express enough how amazing it was working with Daryl. She made sure I instantly felt comfortable and my truest self is portrayed in each and every picture. Finding my "favorites" was way too hard! She is a true gem and this will be one of many. Book with her NOW! You won't regret it.

- Alexa Marie De Barr // New York City Dancer, American in Paris National Tour


I cannot say enough amazing things about Daryl. I have done a variety of photo shoots with Daryl -- lifestyle, fitness, family -- and in each one she has brought my vision to life. She is always able to translate my ideas and inspiration on to film and exceed my expectations. I love her aesthetic, her photos have this beautiful ethereal quality, very dreamy. She captures your best self! She is creative, talented and insightful. Shooting with Daryl is like hanging out with a great friend, always relaxed, comfortable and fun. Daryl is the BEST.

- Melanie Milton // Barre + Yoga Instructor / Actress


Daryl really captured the spirit of our relationship, while making us feel completely at ease. She taps into her performance experience to create a beautiful story. We cannot recommend her enough.

- Ryan Dean Albers // Musical Theater Actor 


I can't express how incredible Daryl was for our wedding! My husband and I were absolutely blown away by the photos and Daryl's ability to capture every precious moment, every amazing emotion. Daryl is truly a gifted and loving photographer and knows how to tell a story beautifully. She made us feel at ease and so comfortable during the day. I cannot recommend her enough, she honestly made our dreams come true!

- Jenna Tereski // Actress + Manager for Anthropologie


My husband and I are two of the most camera shy humans on the planet. We were absolutely dreading having our pictures taken on the day of our wedding and put it off to the last possible moment. Enter Daryl. From day one, Daryl made Colby and I feel so incredibly at ease from the moment we met her. She made sure that we were comfortable, talked about her own wedding and experiences and seemed like a totally chill and down to earth person that you just want to hang out with. When we arrived at the farm on the big day, her ease and grace made us forget about any possible camera shyness we may have felt. She kept it fun, she kept spirits up, and she looks amazing in the cutest romper I've ever seen. Knowing how difficult being in front of the camera is for us, she took the best care of us and checked in throughout the entire night which made the whole thing so personal and wonderful. She also captured some truly unique and beautiful moments that other photographers would have missed. Her humor, her heart, her talent, all of it wraps up into the beautiful package that is Daryl and you would be so ridiculously lucky to have her capturing your special moments.

- Ally Bonino // Actress + Baker 


Daryl is incredibly talented and such a wonderful photographer and person to work with. She recently photographed our wedding and we have the most beautiful pictures to remember the day by. Daryl was able to capture the special moments, small details, and the feeling of the day. I love that I'll remember what I was feeling and the moments I laughed because of the pictures that were taken. Daryl really got to know us and asked about our story and made that an important part of the day and all of the pictures that were taken. Numerous friends and family commented on how great Daryl was and everyone loves the photos that were taken! I would recommend Daryl to anyone and hope to work with her again!

- Jessica Martone


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