Dara Blakeley Photography

400 South Harrison Avenue, Cary, NC 27511 Map · Phone number
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About Dara Blakeley Photography



Dara's love for photography began at ten years of age while living abroad in Germany. Traveling with her family, camera in hand, she was encouraged to photograph while exploring new cultures. Dara made her first pinhole camera at the age of fifteen and from there she realized her passion pursuing a degree in Photographic Art & Technology.


Dara's enthusiasm for life and people brings a fresh perspective to her work. Armed with an easy going attitude, her energy is contagious and sets subjects at ease. It's all about capturing the reality of the moment in an artistic form!

Dara Blakeley Photography is located in the Historic Downtown Cary Area and is available for National or International travel.

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19 Reviews for Dara Blakeley Photography

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  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 4.9
  • Value 4.9
  • Average response time 5.0
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  • User4357193 · 2+ years ago

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    Dara Blakeley is amazing! We had her do our engagement sessions, one in our traditional clothing and one in our Indian clothing, then she photographed our wedding and instead of doing a bridal portrait I had her do a bride and groom photoshoot after our wedding so I wouldn't have to worry with making sure to get great shots of bride and groom during the wedding (even though she still managed to get those amazing shots with all that was going on). Dara has so much energy it's infectious and that's a great quality to have when you're trying to get great shots of a bridal party and of a couple that isn't used to all the camera attention. Dara was very resourceful as well, she had great pose ideas and she knew of unique places to take the pictures at during the engagement sessions. If you're lucky enough to book Dara for your special event, you won't be disappointed. We're already excited about the next event we get to hire her for.

    Sent on 12/09/2014
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    Lauren · Married on 06/07/2014

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    No words could describe how amazing Dara and her assistant Kathy are. We did both our engagement pictures and our wedding pictures with Dara. While we haven't seen our wedding pictures yet, our engagement pictures were AMAZING. She has such a knack for making you feel relaxed and happy so that you take the best photos possible.

    At our wedding, we fell a little behind schedule, and Dara remained really calm and was able to take all of the pictures that we wanted. She is such a joy to work with. If you haven't booked a photographer yet, book Dara right now! She is worth every penny and more.

    You can tell by looking at her portfolio that couples tend to hire her for engagement, wedding, and then baby portraits because she is that good. If we are still in the Raleigh area when we have our first child, we will definitely be doing baby portraits with Dara!

    Sent on 07/18/2014
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    Lauren · Married on 06/07/2014

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    No words could describe how amazing Dara and her assistant Kathy are. We did both our engagement pictures and our wedding pictures with Dara. While we haven't seen our wedding pictures yet, our engagement pictures were AMAZING. She has such a knack for making you feel relaxed and happy so that you take the best photos possible.

    At our wedding, we fell a little behind schedule, and Dara remained really calm and was able to take all of the pictures that we wanted. She is such a joy to work with. If you haven't booked a photographer yet, book Dara right now! She is worth every penny and more.

    You can tell by looking at her portfolio that couples tend to hire her for engagement, wedding, and then baby portraits because she is that good. If we are still in the Raleigh area when we have our first child, we will definitely be doing baby portraits with Dara!

    Update: We got our wedding pictures back, and they are absolutely gorgeous. Dara captured all of the emotions and special moments I could have hoped for. They are are all truly a work of art. Thank you, Dara!

    Sent on 07/22/2014

Awards

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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2011 Winner

Dara Blakeley Photography FAQ

  • What primary photographic style do you identify with?
    Contemporary
    Photojournalism
  • What photography services do you offer?
    Custom Graphics
    High-Res Images
    Liability Insurance
  • What photography items do you offer?
    Albums
    Digital Files
    Flush Mount
    Matted Prints
    Prints
    Thank You Cards

1 Wedding Deal & Discount

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    Bridal Buzz 2011
    www.bridalbuzznc.com "for the urban chic bride"

Professional Network & Endorsements

15 Endorsements

  • Reverend Kayelily Middleton
    Reverend Kayelily Middleton Wedding Officiants

    Dara and I have been working weddings as part of a vendor team for many years. She is the expert and her photos are wonderful memories of your wedding. Dara never misses a great shot and knows how to set up beautiful photographs. She is always prepared, the ultra-professional and highly sought after as a wedding photographer! I highly recommend Dara!

  • Bliss by Sam Wedding and Occasion Planners
    Bliss by Sam Wedding and Occasion Planners Wedding Planners

    Dara is a continuous burst of sunshine when she photographs an event. She has the most professional, yet warm and friendly demeanor- she is so much fun to work with. Her gorgeous photographs are just a cherry on top of the sundae!

  • Makeup for Your Day
    Makeup for Your Day Wedding Hair & Makeup

    Dara Blakeley Photography is an exquisite photography firm that delivers quality service for each and every client. Our photos from weddings that we've worked with Dara always are amongst the most stunning. Dara has a beautiful eye for natural lighting, flattering poses and capturing "the moment". You will never be unsatisfied with choosing Dara for your wedding day. She is phenomenal!

Map

  • 400 South Harrison Avenue Cary, 27511 See on map
    9194692532 (Phone number)
    9196015700 (Other Phone Number)
    9194695887 (Fax Number)
    Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm

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