About the Photographer

Photography has always been a passion of mine. I received my first Hanimex 110 for my 11th birthday. I had begged and begged to have a camera for years, but was told I was not old enough.  Here I am, decades later, still being driven by my passion for photography.  It is an honor for me to be able to capture a precious moment in time.

I work full time as a mental health therapist, and earned degrees in Spanish, Psychology, and a masters of Social Work.  I travel all over Colorado and beyond to capture precious memories. 

Photography allows me to be a part of special moments while giving the gift of a single picture. My philosophy around providing photography is I strive to make the customer happy and capture the essence of a moment in time.  I offer wedding photography services for small ceremonies (100 or less) and do family, newborn, and maternity photography. I focus less on directing for a pose, but rather bearing witness to the relationship and image before me while snapping the shutter.  I lean towards creative photography while both offering traditional photos as well as creative sessions.

As you may notice I have spent years capturing moments with families, and I am so honored to be considered a family photographer in every sense.  My unique creative skills help me shape the perfect photo as I use editing to enhance to nature tone and essence of each photo. 

I am also LGBTIQ friendly and knowledgeable.  

I strive to bring authenticity and a genuine realness to all my photography, while capturing special moments to share.

Photography on this page of Darlene courtesy of Ciara Messler to the left, and directly above courtesy of Melissa Bernstein-Linan.