...and I'm so glad that you're here. Please know your photography experience with me doesn't start when I arrive with my camera. It starts as soon as you inquire. Great communication between us is how I discover what your needs and wants are. I'm genuinely interested in who you are as individuals and a couple.
I was born and raised in Northwest Wisconsin. The north raised me to appreciate the beauty of its four distinct seasons; with a reminder of how quickly each season passes. I always remember my Mother having a camera in her hand and she often still does. I have inherited boxes and boxes of photographs documenting my journey through life. Life was captured just as it happened. Real life. Real moments. Real time. Those photographs are priceless to me. They tell stories and capture emotions that words cannot express. My Mother passed the photography gene to me. The bug bit me as a twelve-year-old girl scout needing to earn a photography badge and then again in high school. The feel of film. The darkroom. A blank piece of photo paper one minute and then a tangible, developed print minutes later. In all honesty, photography was never going to be a part of my plan after high school. I moved south to Nashville to pursue a career in the music business. I worked in the business a few years before God revealed that He had other plans for me. For me, photography is about capturing the moments in between the moments. It's capturing life, love and emotion from different perspectives. It's printing your photographs and filling your walls or an album full of sweet memories.
If you are planning a wedding in a different state, country or remote location, I do travel and love adventure! Photographing couples in a setting with a connection adds an extra dimension.
Pictured are views from two of my favorite wedding venues located in Colorado with gorgeous mountain views. The top photo is one of two ceremony sites at Wild Basin Lodge in Allenspark, CO and the bottom is a view from Strawberry Creek Ranch in Grandby, CO.
I truly believe rescue dogs are the best breed. My dog, Newt, is a rescue dog, but I didn't rescue him. He rescued me. Newt, already named, when I adopted him, is named after the character Rick Schroeder played in the western movie "Lonesome Dove". He's an old soul, gentle, tender-hearted and almost as stubborn as I can be.
There are also a couple local organizations I work with helping to get dogs adopted. Are you looking to rescue a dog? There's one for you!
The moment that makes me feel warm and fuzzy is when my client's prints and albums arrive for delivery. To be able to touch and share a tangible memory from a wedding or family session is priceless. My walls are filled with family memories and I want the same for my clients. We live in a digital age, where memories are stored on our phones, Ipads and computers. Yes, digital files are a great way to share images, but these moments also need to be on your wall or in an album. You deserve to look at these memories and smile.
Honored is how I feel when I'm chosen to document a couple, a wedding or family portraits. Photography is so much more than just taking a picture. It's about relationships. Every time I hold a camera, it's a reminder of why I love what I do. I'm a photographer because I cherish people, how we relate to one another and how we express ourselves with emotion. Once a photograph is printed, it's the only tangible thing you will hold that allows you to remember your past. There is so much value and worth in who you are. You deserve to have prints and albums as memories and a legacy of your life.
Every client is unique and has different needs and wants. Once you submit an inquiry, we set up a time to talk. Relax. There are no hard questions. It's very casual. This is how I get to know what you need. Plus, it's so nice to talk on the phone instead of going back and forth multiple times with emails.
Full day wedding packages include...
-Online gallery of edited images for viewing and sharing
-An engraved wooden photo box with matching USB containing your edited, full resolution digital photographs
-A print release for personal prints
Wedding coverage begins at $2300.
Family sessions are $275 with prints, frames, albums and digital files purchased separately.
Not every wedding client desires traditional full day coverage or has a weekend wedding. If this is your scenario, please contact me anyway. I'd love to hear about your unique wedding celebration.
I am beyond grateful for my clients. Having me as your photographer means a few things...
I am transparent. You can ask any question and you will get a no B.S. answer.
You are V.I.P. and so is every guest at your wedding and in your family. Respect is given from age 5 to 95.
You are going to have fun and laugh because that's just the way I roll.
I'm calm and stress free. I have photographed weddings in all types of weather and chaotic family dynamics.
If the kids fall down in mud puddles during your family session.... it's ok because that's real life and I photograph life just as it happens.
I have creative ideas and your input is just as important. Tell me your thoughts. I listen.
The best advice I can give you is to embrace your day and every element. Just celebrate!
Darcy is such an amazing person and a beyond talented photographer. We felt blessed to have her photographing our wedding. We recently received our photos from our wedding and we are completely in love with them. Darcy truly captured the essence of a relationship (the love, humor and our uniqueness) as well as every beautiful detail of our wedding.
We absolutely LOVED working with Darcy. We fell in love with Darcy's work after seeing our friends' wedding and engagement photos. Darcy made the experience so much fun and made our day so intimate and personal.
Darcy was so awesome! Fun, nice, encouraging, positive, talented, go with the flow, down to earth... I would use her again without a doubt!
Darcy is bad-ass. - Stephen
I cannot say enough good things about working with Darcy. Our wedding was planned in three months due to the military. The day I met Darcy, I knew God had sent her to us. From her calm and collective attitude and being able to hang and actually get pics of military men proves she can handle anything thrown her way.
It takes a special talent to capture these priceless memories. Darcy was never intrusive. She was reassuring and complimentary of any ideas we had. She was a very good listener and made us feel as if we were enjoying the company of a special, new friend. I cannot recommend her highly enough.
Darcy did a great job of understanding what our vision for the photos were and asked a lot of great questions. She achieved the casual, more candid look we were hoping for and we have so many beautiful shots from our special day. She was fun, laid back and made the whole experience easy.
I cannot thank Darcy enough for the phenomenal job she did capturing all the energy and excitement from our wedding day. I can't stop clicking through all the amazing photos. I thought it was impossible for me to look normal in candid photos, but Darcy captured so many great candid shots. I love some of the artistic/creative shots she did too. Darcy was so easy to work with and she has such a positive energy. It was great to get to know her before and during the wedding. We can't recommend her enough!
Darcy was an absolute delight to take pictures and to have on my wedding day. She made me feel comfortable and relaxed. She is very easy going. I didn't have much experience on taking pictures and she walked me through the process effortlessly. She is such a joy to be around. If you love to laugh and feel at ease, Darcy is your photographer.