illinois photographer

© 2020 by Darien Carter Photography

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A lil' bit about me

Thanks for visiting my website!! I'm so excited you're here. I'm Darien! I live in a small town in southern Illinois. I am a wife, and mom of three kids under four. Let's just say I have no trouble keeping myself busy!! I was born and raised in the midwest but the beach is where my soul belongs. When I'm not shooting, you can likely find me on my couch with a cup of coffee watching The Office or Friends.   

If you are looking for someone who is a master of third-wheeling, dad jokes, and chasing sunsets, I'm ya girl. I love what I do and I put 110% into my business and clients. I love developing friendships with my clients and feel super blessed that I have a job that allows me to do so.

"We were absolutely delighted at how the photos turned out! Darien did an amazing job capturing our venue and made everything SO easy for us on a whirlwind of a day! We are super please and extremely thankful for Darien's hard work. The day was a bit of a whirlwind, but the photos that were taken will always make the memories come back to life and will last a lifetime. From our engagement session at Starved Rock State Park, to our wedding in Plainfield, IL, Darien took her time with us and made everything perfect. We could not have asked for a better photographer and are very thankful for Darien's amazing work! 

TRUST DARIEN WITH YOUR BIG DAY, YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED!"

-Kate & Kevin

My ultimate goal for every session is to truly connect with each client. I work very hard to deliver my best work every session, and I thrive on the positive reactions I get from my beloved clients. I strive to capture your authentic selves, whether that's while you are all dressed up at one of your favorite places, or cozied up in your home snuggling with your boo. As your photographer, I want to create the most genuine and memorable experience for you!

Now that you know my story, let's get started on yours!