AND HER FAMILY
HI SWEET FRIEND, I'M DARCY.
I'm a wedding and portrait photographer in Chicago. I've been photographing families and weddings in the city for over seven years. My work has also taken me all over the country and a couple places outside our borders.
I love what I do and I always aim to make this the simplest, most pleasant photography experience you have ever had ... with some incredible photos of course.
When I’m not behind my camera you can find my wild man and I roaming lincoln park,
Back on our family farms in nebraska, hiking mountains, or traveling the world with our ladies.
I'm an adventurer & storyteller
Maybe youre in the same boat, about to be, or just want to get to know me a bit better.
Here are some of our favorite memories we've had since we embarked on this parenting journey four years ago. Maybe it will inspire you!
I was worried that the adventures would stop after we had our first baby. They didn't. Maybe slightly. Trickier, but they didn’t stop.
We embarked on the ultimate babymoon traveling through 8 different countries in my first and second trimester. From pre-natal appointments in Callutta, India, swinging on coconut trees in the Phillipines, and floating through the limestone mountains of Ha Long Bay.
When our oldest daughter was less than one we camped with her in Montana and Idaho 18 nights ... and when she was just under 2 ... 19 nights. No grizzlies spotted.
Mexico, baby! Traveling with two kiddos is no joke! But, we did it and spent 4 months in Mexico with a 3 month old and 3 year old. Exploring sandy beaches and soaking in the salty sea air.
Because I believe all special moments deserve to be captured too, we always do a family photo session when we are traveling ... even if it means getting ready at a campsite!
I photograph weddings too! When I was 36 weeks pregnant with our first, I photographed the best couple and remember feeling my girl bouncing around as I was doing what I love. And when lady no. 2 was about to arrive, I shot the most fun secret/surprise covid nuptials!
Sometimes the sweetest journeys start at home. My heart exploded when my girls met each other for the first time. Adventure buddies for life.
We love to be home and connect with our neighbors. The joy of having a friend right across the street is just the best. Each year, we bring melons straight from our family farm in Nebraska to enjoy with our neighbors at our Watermelon Block Party!
Every photo session has a memory attached to it. Like when we did a mother daughter shoot in Telluride or when my big girl wouldn't cooperate in the Sawtooth mountains. But, cooperation or not ... our annual shoot in front of the city skyline can't be beat.
We had one of our first pre-natal appointments in Calcutta, India where we heard our baby's heartbeat.
We attended a Kumbh Mela, the largest human gathering on earth, in Allahabad, India.
We took trains, planes and rickshaws from northern India to Southern India.
We climbed mountain's in Vietnam.
We explored the Tangalle rice fields outside Ubud, Bali.
Swang from a coconut tree in the Philippines.
We floated through the limestone islands of Ha Long Bay, Vietnam
We trained through the famous tea field mountains of Sri Lanka.
We road tripped from Chicago to Glacier National Park where we did our maternity photos.
We camped (in a tent) for ten nights when I was 30 weeks pregnant.
I photographed a wedding 36 weeks pregnant.