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WHAT WE're ABOUT

I got you, mama! From helping you choose your outfits, to finding the perfect location, to giving you advice on what to bring to the shoot, and where to print those beautiful photos. I am here for you, every step of the way. 

Your session will be relaxed and super easy! Together we’ll create a variety of both beautifully posed and natural portraits. I will guide you and your family throughout the session so you'll never be left wondering if you're doing it right. No awkward moments, ...okay, maybe a couple when I get you to love on your husband for a few shots ;)  But believe me, your finished gallery will be images full of love, life, and meaning!

Like a good pair of fitted jeans, warm apple pies, and Sunday afternoon naps, This is the real deal.

THE Experience

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Forget the frills and fancy props. The images you will fall in love with are the simple ones.

i BELIEVE IN SIMPLICITY &
MINIMALISM

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That's the goal of every session. Relaxed and super easy!  We'll make it comfortable for the kids to be themselves.

THERE'S NO SUCH THING AS TOO MUCH LAUGHTER.

 Over the years, I've been fortunate to meet and photograph so many lovely families. Being able to capture all the milestones and life seasons from your maternity, to your first baby and then document the early years is a complete privilege.

beautiful families
photographed

It's been a heck of a journey for me! I bought my first  Canon Rebel T3 camera  in 2011. That was the day I decided I was going to start a new hobby. 7 years later that hobby has turned into a full blown passion that allows me to be creative every single day. 

Newborns

years capturing memories 

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snuggled in the studio!

by the numbers

LaNishka & Sarai

"thank yoU for youR patience and warmth with the kids. you were a dream send and was able to perform the ultimate feat, getting the boys to smile!"

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Becks, Pete &  little miss Bea Bea

"From the first email contact you have been fantastic, so helpful with my crazy questions! And flexible with timings. You made us feel at ease as soon as we met you. You had bounds of energy that made it fun for us all"

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angelina nikkel

"She has the patient of a saint (my 7 year old daughter just wanted to frolic in the water, but Daria was able to make the shoot fun for her, and hold her attention). She was also super helpful even before the shoot - so happy we took her fashion advice!"

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The Tangs

"She was amazing with our 3 and 1 year old daughters. She got beautiful shots of my girls and of my husband and I AS SHE was holding onto my 1 year old!! She even got my 3 yo to smile in the pictures- which never happens!"

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Sarah madison

“She gave us guidance on time of day, where to take the pictures, outfit ideas, etc. She was fantastic with the kids. It was a fun experience, which is very unusual for us with family pictures. Daria was patient and let the kids be kids. She never rushed us. She had great ideas to get the kids to play along and make it fun for them. She let us interact and yet gave us guidance on where to look, tell each other funny stuff so we laugh and smile."

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Dixon family

“She made us, as new parents, feel at ease. She was patient and the upmost professional (even when our our boy left a few special surprises on her props!)

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Prinsloo family

"thanks again for the session on Friday evening, Johann said it was his favourite one so far, he normally isn’t as keen on doing them so wanted to pass on the compliment! It was just so nice and breezy and relaxed."

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Laurenson family

"She was very understanding with our little 2yr old whom for no apparent reason didn't want to take anymore photos. But Daria made her so comfortable they ended up being friends! Truly appreciate all your work and talent put into capturing our little family"

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Scarff family

"Mila is your biggest fan. Her newest word is photographer, because she obviously wants to be on! Bed time conversation was about the photo of mila and daria and who would take it"

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REVIEWS

kristy & Sean

Lemonade & Lenses

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Tanya & Skyler

Beyond the wanderlust

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Caroline wysocki

MoZI Magazine

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in the press

I've been proud to see my clients' weddings and portraits featured in a number of publications. Some of those include: The Knot, Mozi Magazine, FORBES, Lemonade and Lenses, Maharani Weddings, Beyond the Wanderlust, The Edge, The Resident, Cayman Parent, Ritz Spring Magazine.

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investment

  Collections range from $250- $700.  Just get in touch for all the goods, find out if we're a good fit,  or get my bangin' price guide! Invest in your portraits, mama! Your family is totally worth it!

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