We are Daryl and Elizabeth Thornton, otherwise known as the life loving, hubby/wifey photography team behind 1216 Studio. To say we enjoy what we do is a massive understatement. We LOVE our calling and we live and breathe weddings. Something not only beautiful but a bit magical happens on wedding days. All of the emotions, smiles, laughter, dancing, happy tears, and love are what drives us. You can call us cheesy all day long but we feel all of it when we shoot and we want you to look at your wedding album and feel the joy of your day over and over again. Our passion for displaying emotions and individualized beauty aims to do just that. Provide you with emotion-injected memories that will last.
Every wedding is different and we will not treat you like just another Bride and Groom. Your love story and your life as a couple are unique and perfect and deserve to be captured with individualized attention and care. But on that note, we are SUPER laid back and ready to have a great time with you both (and your friends and family!).
Wedding Photography Packages
Full Wedding Coverage $2500
1216 Signature Collection $2800
Elopement Package $1200 (Mon-Thur) $1400 (Fri-Sun)
Engagement Photography Package $500.00
Bridal Package $400
We work with many wedding venders and are always happy to provide recommendations for your big day.
Our Studio is located in New Orleans, LA and we welcome all of our couples and future clients to stop by and meet with us (by appointment only).
1216 STUDIO LLC
Recommended by 93% of couples
Melissa · Married on 10/07/2017
As Mother of the Bride, I can promise Elizabeth & Daryl to be the most talented, honest, loyal, dedicated, modern/classic/creative, hardworking and fun-loving couple you could work with in the city of NOLA for your wedding and bridal shoots. You may find many good photographers, but I assure Elizabeth and Daryl are the most dedicated and reliable.....they were there for us on 10/7 while "whimpy" storm Nate scurried out of NOLA quickly; almost ALL OTHER VENUES & VENDORS were cancelling weddings all over the city, 1216 Studio were the first to call us SAT am to assure us hurricane or not, they would be their to photograph our daughters wedding and they were...any mother or father can understand the importance of having attentive & committed vendors and especially on a day like 10/7/17 when a hurricane is threatening to destroy your daughter's most treasured day. They even offered to return at no charge on Sunday if we wanted some outdoor shots not available to us on Saturday...amazing work ethic and kindness. Because of Studio 1216 and Hotel Monteleone, who also made things happen to make our special day possible, we were the ONLY night time wedding to take place in New Orleans (no thanks to the public officials who could have lifted the pointless curfew hours earlier as the storm changed courses). Amazing photos, extremely responsive the entire year prior to the wedding each time I called or emailed; creative, always flexible; never rushed during photo sessions....anything we needed or asked for, they were willing to accommodate. I promise, this couple is a FIRST CLASS team that will not disappoint. We are eternally grateful to Daryl & Elizabeth....true professionals and now our friends.
Yuri · Married on 09/22/2018
AMAZINGGGGGGG!!! From my engagement shoot to the wedding, they were phenomenal. Most iconic husband and wife duo I’ve met behind a camera lens. Extremely professional, creative, respectful, timely, funny and down right THE BEST IN NOLA. They have forever customers in my husband and I just based off of their service. I know my photos and video will be phenomenal and I’m so happy I used 1216!
Nicole · Married on 04/07/2018
Literally the best photographers to work with! They’re excellent, flexible, and so amazingly helpful throughout the whole process. We couldn’t be happier they were apart of our big day!
There is nothing that excites other wedding vendors more than working with others that share the same passion and quality as we do. 1216 STUDIOS is one of those colleagues! While there are many great photographers that we work with, 1216's photography stands out above the rest!
These are the greatest photographers ever!! We have never brought a couple to them that Didn't love them!! All Day not by the hour!!! Who could ask for more??? Photos are beautiful!!!
1216 Studios really make the bride and groom shine! We love their work, and love working with them!