we were together. i forgot the rest. - walt whitman
You've seen my work and now you want to book your engagement + wedding + baby's birth + family lifestyle session. I couldn't be more elated or honored!
What is required to book? A signed contract, a retainer of 50% (if it's a wedding or birth) with the remainder due 30 days prior to your date. If it's a lifestyle session, then a session fee to reserve your day and time are required.
How long after the wedding/birth can photos be viewed? My turnaround time is 4-6 weeks. Engagements and family sessions are 2-4 weeks.
What exactly is a family lifestyle session? It's where your family has an activity planned (a baking project, a day at the zoo, backyard fun). I arrive and become a fly on the wall to capture your family's activities. It is not posed photography. It is very casual and family interactive.
How are digital photos delivered to the client? I send clients an online link to a gallery for viewing-ordering-downloading. The best part is that the link can be shared via email. facebook. pinterest. Weddings receive a custom USB with all your high resolution photos for personal printing use.
How many photos can you expect to receive from your wedding? Each event can vary depending on location. number of people. etc. Typically, I photograph 50- 75 images/hour at your wedding. A family lifestyle session is 50-75.
Do you offer albums? Absolutely! I offer beautiful leather and linen albums in 8x8. 10x10. and 12x12.
Can you show me an example of an album? Yes, I'll bring one to our meeting.
If I order my album the day I book my wedding-birth-lifestyle session, will I get a discount? Yes.
After the album is ordered, how long does it take to receive it? Approximately 6-8 weeks.
Can you advise me on what to wear for my engagement or lifestyle session? Absolutely. I'll send you some helpful information via an online link.
Do you have insurance incase a venue requires it? Yes. (and most do require it)
How long is an engagement session? Plan for 1.5 hours
Do you have other questions not listed above? Click below to ask me.
There are so many exciting times in your life that should be captured! (engagement, wedding, maternity, birth, family sessions)
Before deciding on who will capture your special moment, please consider the following;
Why hire an experienced professional? A professional photographer knows light. If it's a dark venue, they know how to create light too. A professional knows their gear and how to use it. If you have a toilet problem, you don't hire your friend because they have a plunger. You hire a professional plumber who knows how to fix the issue. The same can be said with any professional service.
Price is only a part of the equation. There are lots of photographers with different styles, personalities and techniques. Find a photographer whose work speaks to your heart. When you find a photographer you click with, then you'll feel good about your decision.
What is YOUR story?
What is YOUR story?
Since I was a little girl, I always remember my Mother having a camera in her hand. I have inherited boxes and boxes of tangible photographs documenting my family's & my journey through life. My Mother captured everything just as it happened. Real life. Real moments. Real time. Those photographs are priceless. They tell stories and capture emotions that words cannot express. One could say she passed the photography gene to me. I've always needed some form of creativity in my life (i.e., sewing, playing instruments, singing, dancing, painting). 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.
For me, photography is about capturing the moments in between the moments. It's capturing love and light from different perspectives. It's printing your photographs and filling your walls full of sweet memories. It's a tangible statement in a visual form.
Patient. confident. humorous. adventurous. spontaneous. outgoing. determined. focused.
I am a Canon Shooter
I love to sew
I started taking photos at age 12 during girl scouts to earn a badge
I believe prints matter
I have a rescue dog [Newt], who is spoiled
I love handmade quilts
I'm addicted to Lipsense
I like to encourage people to believe in themselves
I love the sound of a thunderstorm and rain
I prefer a tangible pen and paper over electronic devices
I know my directions (north+south+east+west) very well
I love fruit tea
There's nothing more beautiful than the glow of an expecting mother
I believe you should create photo albums to pass to the next generation
I dream of going to Ireland one day
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Your engagement - wedding + lifestyle session is extremely important to me. It's essential for me to get to know my clients as soon as possible. Please take a moment to fill out my questionnaire. I will send you a PDF with wedding packages and pricing.
Darcy serves the greater Nashville, Tennessee area + U.S. destinations 931.674.1747