Natural, Romantic, Visionary and Fun!
Welcome to Rising Star Photography, a two-lead photographer team of 15 years. Our goal is to make your wedding day natural, romantic, visionary, and most importantly…fun! Our passion is to create an unforgettable experience for our couples that showcases their true personalities, along with timeless compositions and albums. You will receive a partner before, during and after your wedding, along with comfortable rates, ownership of all your images and no time restrictions. We love what we do, but what really makes us happy is making you smile!
152 Reviews for Rising Star Photography
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Mallory C. · Married on 11/30/2019
*above & beyond*
I cannot say enough great things about Darren and Erin! We got our engagement and wedding photos through them and they turned out better than I could have imagined. I was nervous to get a photographer that would make things awkward... but it was nothing like that. They are friendly, kind, informative, and a ton of fun (our 20 person bridal party agreed)! Above all they were the most professional people I had the pleasure of dealing with throughout the wedding process. Everything was upfront and honest, which I appreciated. We had multiple consultations in person before the big day and they even checked with me the night of the wedding before they left to make sure they got everything I wanted. Not to mention that for our Nov 30th wedding, they got us our pictures BEFORE Christmas so we could enjoy them with our family during the holidays.
They were the absolute best and I would give Rising Star Photography 500 stars if I could!Sent on 01/23/2020
Rising Star Photography's reply:Thank you for the beautiful review Mallory and Michael. I am truly humbled. We have done so much since we met in June, from fun meetings, to an incredible engagement session (featuring my favorite picture of the year), and an absolutely perfect wedding day. I have had so much fun working with you both, and can't wait to share more memories in the future, whether it is the weddings of family and friends, and/or a growing family. It's been a true pleasure my friends. We are always here for you, Darren and Erin.
Julia H. · Getting married on 07/12/2022
The absolute best!
We could not be happier with our experience with Rising Star Photography. We knew Darren was the perfect choice as soon as we left our first meeting with him- so much so that we didn't even bother continuing to meet with other photographers. Our gut was right because everything about our day went perfect in a year when nothing else was and I attribute so much of that to Darren and Erin. Darren offered so much helpful advice from thoughts about videographers to navigating several change in plans due to COVID. The day of photos with our families (which are both quite large) went so smoothly and we ended up with photographs that we absolutely adore. We would recommend Rising Star to literally any and everyone we know! They are honest, fair and so professional and their work speaks for itself. Thank you so much Darren & Erin for everything! I truly hope we work with them again someday soon!Sent on 02/15/2021
Rising Star Photography's reply:Julia and PJ...thank you so much for the kind review. We were honored to be your wedding photographers. 2020 was such a rough year in the wedding industry, but I wanted to help my clients in any way possible so they could look forward to the biggest day of the life, even in a pandemic. Working with you both was so much fun, and an incredible way to end the year, as we really got creative. My favorite Public Square night shots ever! I am so happy Torey referred us, as the four of us were a perfect match. I look forward to working with and seeing you both again. Love, Darren and Erin.
Chloe · Married on 10/22/2020
Perfect in EVERY way!
Two reviews here, one from myself and one from my mother.Sent on 01/20/2021
There is really only one word needed to describe the experience of using Rising Star Photography: effortless.
I was blown away by how thorough, professional, fun, and easy my entire experience was with Rising Star Photography. I booked my date over a year in advance, long before I had any concrete details of my wedding day planned out. Darren was so helpful and even sent me a suggested wedding day timeline based on his experience with other couples, something that I came to rely on when making plans with other vendors. My husband and I did not get the chance to meet Darren prior to the wedding, but I knew immediately upon our phone call that everything would be perfect. Darren took the time to get to know us, make thoughtful notes about our families (names, relationships, preferred group photos, etc.), and explain every detail of his and Erin's roles during the event.
On the day of our wedding, I was shocked by how efficiently (and joyfully) Darren and Erin were able to pose, snap, and re-pose every single member of the families and wedding party. In addition, they frequently referred to the folder of "inspiration" photos I had given them before the wedding and made sure to capture every single one. Many of our guests commented on how lovely, entertaining, and professional the photographers were throughout the night, and I have to agree. Even my husband, who despises having his photo taken, had an absolutely wonderful time and felt so relaxed with these photographers. I am so happy to have had Darren and Erin there on our special day. –Chloe C.
WOW!!! We LOVE the photos taken at my daughter's wedding! They are absolutely PERFECT! The fall colors are so vivid, the lighting both inside and outside is outstanding. Darren managed to take all of the unique shots that my daughter and son-in-law wanted. Thank you so much for such beautiful photos. We will cherish them forever. Just looking at them brought back the entire day. ❤️❤️❤️
The photographs are such a HUGE part of the wedding memory and I’m just so glad we found Darren and Erin. They are both true professionals, pleasant AND highly talented. We couldn’t be happier. –Lori S.
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