A lil' bit about me

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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 or traveling, you can likely find me on my couch with a cup of coffee watching Schitt's Creek or The Office.

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.

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"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

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Darien is a fabulous photographer. She made me feel so comfortable during the whole day. I felt like I was hanging out with a friend. Darien was extremely easy to work with and was very flexible with all of the changes I had to throw at her due to COVID. She never once made me feel like I was inconveniencing her but instead she was there to help! The pictures that she produced were more than I could have ever dreamed! She highlighted our day perfectly and captured so many great moments that I can now relive through her pictures. I am so grateful for her talent! I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a wedding photographer!

Mallory & Ryan

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Darien is the BEST photographer. I picked her out before I had even met my husband, knowing she was “my person”. From the first message response from her I knew she was a dream come true photographer.

For starters, we live in Jacksonville, FL and she scheduled her vacation near where we live so that we could have engagement photos taken in the middle of the pandemic. Within two hours of us finishing our engagement shoot we had sneak peaks sent to us and the full gallery shortly thereafter. She went above and beyond from the very beginning.
 

On wedding day, she showed up on time and had the BEST attitude. It was very apparent she loved her job and that she was happy to be there. She was also a true professional in organizing and gathering family members for family photos but also knew exactly how to get the best/funny photos with our bridal party. Her entire demeanor that day put me at ease knowing she was getting everything we could ever want and more; thus, allowing us to enjoy our wedding day. Our wedding gallery was a dream with every picture perfectly edited and organized into respective folders. Overall, she was the BEST investment we spent on our wedding. I would recommend her to anyone for any photo shoot and we are looking forward to working with her for years to come.

-matt & lexy

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!

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