Rising Star Photography

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Why Our Clients Love Us

We care. We want to know you. How did you meet? What is your love story? What is your proposal story? We are as invested in your wedding as you are. This comes across in the way we interact with you before, and throughout, the big day. We know the pictures will be good. We want to make sure you enjoy the process of getting those once-in-a-lifetime shots.

To say that they go above and beyond would be such an understatement.

From the very first phone call that I had with Darren, I knew that he was the one that I wanted for our big day… I can’t explain to you how important it is to have photographers that arrive early and help in every way to make your day exactly how you want it…Darren is passionate, extremely talented and has an incredible amount of experience. He loves his job more than anyone I have ever met. Erin is seriously a rockstar… from her positive attitude, innovative ideas and incredible support.

"I’m not even sure where to start. Darren and Erin are incredible. To say that they go above and beyond would be such an understatement. From the very first phone call that I had with Darren, I knew that he was the one that I wanted for our big day. It’s crazy to think that they were able to soar above my high expectations so effortlessly. Since we were doing a “first look”, it was important that we feel comfortable with them. When we left, we felt like we had been to dinner with our closest friends. On to the wedding day. They showed up EARLY, and didn’t miss a beat for 12 hours. I can’t explain to you how important it is to have photographers that arrive early and help in every way to make your day is exactly how you wanted it. Erin is seriously a rockstar. From her positive attitude, innovative ideas and incredible support, all the way to her emergency pack containing eyelash glue, (yes, girls! EYELASH GLUE!), she really helped everything run smoothly. Now, let’s talk about Darren. This guy is passionate, extremely talented and has an incredible amount of experience. He loves his job more than anyone I have ever met. He got us access to a country club close by (in a beautiful gated community) where we took our first look pictures and wedding party pictures. Seriously, this place was amazing. This team really knows how to roll with the punches and get the job done. They were moving tables, standing on chairs, lying on the wet ground (because it rained THE WHOLE day)… They would literally do anything to get the perfect shot. And it really paid off. Our photos are AMAZING! We had them back in TWO weeks, and we have been in awe ever since! Everyone from our wedding can't stop talking about these two, either! They were just blown away by how awesome Darren and Erin are, and am I. Darren and Erin, thank you for making our day so special. We will be forever proud of the photos you took for us, and we can’t wait to use you again. We love you!"
Meghan & Kyle

Simply amazing!

I feel there are no words for how amazing they made my wedding day. Fun, organized, professional, passionate are just a few words to describe them. Darren was so helpful in regards to recommending locations for our pictures, to having a consultation before the wedding to go over everything to ensure a smooth day. For weeks after our wedding we still had people coming up to us saying, “who were your photographers, they were awesome!!” Our pictures turned out better than I ever could have imagined. 

"Darren and Nickie are so incredible I feel there are no words for how amazing they made my wedding day. Fun, organized, professional, passionate, are just a few words to describe them. They were so incredible every step of the wedding planning process. From the minute we met with them they were genuinely excited to be a part of our big day! Darren was so helpful in regards to recommending locations for our pictures, to having a consultation 2 weeks before the wedding to go over everything to ensure a smooth day. And smooth it was!! The chemistry Darren and Nickie have is amazing and they really bring that to you for the day of your wedding. Not only are they amazing photographers, they are amazing people who you just want to be around. For weeks after our wedding we still had people coming up to us saying, “who were your photographers, they were awesome!!” Our pictures turned out better than I ever could have imagined and it is so fun looking through the album and reliving the wedding that they did such a great job at capturing. Simply amazing!"
Liz & Brian

Blown away by his professionalism and honesty.

When we first met Darren, we were blown away by his legitimate interest in our love story. He asked questions about how we met, how long we had been dating and what we envisioned for our wedding…. Throughout the entire process, Darren and his team made us feel so valued…Rising Star Photography is the only choice due to their professionalism, ability, personality, and willingness to go above and beyond to make your wedding day spectacular. 

"My wife and I got married on August 3rd, 2018 and used Rising Star for our photography. Darren and Erin were the photographers and truly made our experience with them SPECIAL. When we first met Darren we were blown away by his legitimate interest in our love story. He asked questions about how we met, how long we had been dating and what we envisioned for our wedding. He made such a great first impression and we were blown away by his professionalism and honesty. Throughout the entire process, Darren and his team made us feel so valued. My wife and I both felt that Rising Star Photography wanted our day to be an event of a lifetime. Whenever we had questions Darren always emailed back promptly with answers or suggestions which helped with the stress of planning a wedding. On our wedding day, Darren and Erin were so professional and FUN. You could tell they LOVE what they do! They worked so well together and had wonderful ideas for our photos. Additionally, they made sure to get all of the shots that my wife and I wanted. They asked us multiple times throughout the day if we needed anything which was so thoughtful and caring. Darren and Erin felt as if they were family the way they connected with us, our wedding party and most importantly our family. When we got our photos back we were blown away by how wonderful they all came out. It was so much to fun reliving every moment through our amazing pictures. When our family saw them they said the same thing! We could not have picked a better photography team and in our opinion Rising Star Photography is the absolute best. If you are planning your wedding and value photography, Rising Star Photography is the only choice due to their professionalism, ability, personality, and willingness to go above and beyond to make your wedding day spectacular."
Jessica & Mike

Darren sincerely wants to see your wedding day be perfect…

Picking a wedding photographer is a big decision…the photographer spends more time with you the day of your wedding than anyone. From the moment we met Darren, we knew that we had found the perfect person for this task… He always has a smile on his face, and takes the stress out of the wedding! Working with Darren was such a blessing, and we will forever be grateful that we had him with us on the biggest day of our life! 

"Picking a wedding photographer is a big decision. Not only are you entrusting someone to capture pictures of a once in a life event, but the photographer spends more time with you the the day of your wedding than anyone. From the moment we met Darren, we knew that we had found the perfect person for this task. He is so talented at photography, every photo turns out amazing, and instantly bring a smile to your face. He truly preserves the precious moments in time with the photos he delivers! He is also the nicest person EVER! He always has a smile on his face, and takes the stress out of the wedding! He is also very very knowledgeable. Not only about photography and what photos will work best, but also about things that you never thought of until it was happening (he talked us through cutting out cake because we didn't know how to cut into a tiered cake). He sincerely wants to see your wedding day be perfect, and will give guidance any way he can. Working with Darren was such a blessing, and we will forever be grateful that we had him with us on the biggest day of our life!"
Emily & Jeremy

I can’t say enough about how spectacular they are.

They have the ability to make everyone extremely comfortable during such a busy day…Darren took note of some must-have shots we suggested at our meeting and made sure to capture them all. They have such great creativity, attention to detail, and just a positive vibe about them; it’s hard not to smile when you’re in their presence. You can tell they really love what they do. We’ve gotten so many compliments on how gorgeous each and every picture is and we wholeheartedly agree. 

"Darren and Nickie were honestly the best decision we made in our wedding-planning process. I can't say enough about how spectacular they are. As soon as we met, we just clicked! The entirety of our day, they kept us laughing and stress-free. Our wedding party had a blast which resulted in such amazing photos! They have the ability to make everyone extremely comfortable during such a busy day which was a breath of fresh air. So many people have asked who our photographers were because they liked them so much. Darren took note of some must-have shots we suggested at our meeting and made sure to capture them all. They have such great creativity, attention to detail, and just a positive vibe about them; it's hard not to smile when you're in their presence. You can tell they really love what they do. Darren was super responsive to my emails and truly cared about our day. The experience felt like they were part of the family. Our guests had nothing but wonderful things to say about how well Rising Star worked with everybody and captured the day flawlessly. The quality of the photos is insurmountable. We've gotten so many compliments on how gorgeous each and every picture is and we wholeheartedly agree. We honestly cannot thank them enough for the incredible job they did capturing these memories. My husband and I highly recommend Rising Star! Darren and Nickie, we love you guys and can't wait to work with you in the future!"
Nicole & Marc