I've spent the last 7 years perfecting the art of visual storytelling. It's the secret sauce behind leaving a lasting impression, evoking incredible emotion and crafting a legacy. I truly believe in the power of stories and purpose behind the images we share. It is not until our story is told that we begin to live fuller, laugh louder and truly connect with the world around us.
Blending skills and experiences across my business degree, a decade in customer service and love of human connection has led me here. Please, make yourself at home here on my website and learn how we can partner.
An opportunity like this doesn't come about very often. One where you know in your heart that we were mean to cross paths, though we haven't formally met. You are here for a reason. You've clicked through my portfolio, you've read the reviews and you're picturing all of the ways our relationship will impact your wedding day, and life afterward. So, I'm asking you one very simple question. May I have the honor of telling your unique wedding story? Can we drink fancy coffee and plan your timeline, eat wedding cake at your reception and pop champagne while we watch a slideshow of your wedding highlights?
Beautifully branded - that's the goal. We'll work closely to curate cohesive images that attract and convert your business ideal client. You are more than just a business owner. You have a unique story and mission behind why you wake up every morning and serve your clientele. Let me help you share that story in a way that supports business growth, brand awareness and meaningful connection with your clients.
A personal project inspired by my out-of-the-box heart and lifestyle. Shame, entitlement and laziness are often associated with millennials - but I'm here to change that.We have a unique opportunity to challenge perceptions by creating meaningful impact. May this blog act as a resource to propel the millennial generation toward meaning, purpose and preparedness of the future.
"Darion is absolutely amazing! For someone like myself who isn't always the most comfortable in her skin, Darion makes you feel at ease and her professionalism shines through. She was detail orientated, scoped out some BREATHTAKING spots, and was just an all around joy to be around. Having just done our engagement session today, we have already received STUNNING photos that I could not be happier with."
"Darion was the photographer for our daughter and son-in-law's wedding on April 28, 2018 - also did their engagement photos in fall of 2016. The wedding was in Jasper at Pyramid Lake and at the end of April, weather still can be hit and miss in the mountains. The weather gods were generous that day and it was a perfect day for an outside wedding by the lake. The photos are spectacular! Words can not do justice for the images captured by Darion. Her zest for life, good times, creating beautiful memories and love of four legged family members are magnified in her work. Book her if she is available for your photos - you will not regret it."
"When Darion is shooting photos, she's in her element. I hired her for a branding session, and she took TONS of images. I am extremely detail-oriented and particular about what I want in photos. I communicated this to Darion, and she took MANY pictures for me and sent me a complete gallery within two days of the session for me to favorite the images I liked the most. I appreciated that I was able to personally select the images that *I* liked, and that fit in with my vision for branding. This ensured that every single image I purchase is one I am completely in love with. I have worked with numerous Edmonton photographers, and each is uniquely talented in their own way. The best way that I can describe Darion as a photographer is open, soft, and natural. She was open to my own suggestions of things I wanted to try in the shoot. She was soft and natural in the sense that her presence was comfortable. It felt like I was hanging out with a friend when I was with her. We had some good laughs during the session. My branding says strong, bold, confident - so usually I look very serious in my images, which expresses my brand, but also only one side of my personality. The other side is outgoing, smiley, and bubbly. I love that Darion captured my boss babe side, but also some of the natural moments where she made me smile and laugh and it wasn't posed or fake. Her style as a photographer is bright and airy. She also will take the time to sit down and meet with you over coffee far prior to the shoot to ensure that she understands your vision and that you both feel like a good match for each other. Thank you for a fun branding shoot, Darion!"
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