Rising Star Photography Reviews

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105 Reviews for Rising Star Photography

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  • Quality of service 5.0
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  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Average response time 5.0

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    Anne · Married on 11/24/2018

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    Awesome & Affordable

    Darren and Erin were great. So easy to work with, fun, accommodating. They have done many weddings at Springvale and you can tell from their photos that they know what they are doing. Darren has tons of ideas but also willing to do just about anything you ask him too. It was a great day.

    Sent on 12/09/2018

    Rising Star Photography's reply:

    Thank you so much Anne. It is an honor to receive a review from a parent. Morgan and Michael had a sensational wedding, and it was a lot of fun working with you throughout the process. Truly a blessed day with a wonderful couple, bridal party and family. Darren
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    Julia · Married on 10/06/2018

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    Beyond amazing experience!

    We will never be able to say enough amazing things about Darren and Erin! Picking a wedding photographer is one of the most important things when planning a wedding, and we are so happy we entrusted our big day with Rising Star! We met with Darren a few times before the big day, and he is so personable, accommodating, and genuine. He has become a friend to us! He would respond to emails and texts very quickly, and made the whole process very stress free. He answered all of our questions and checked in throughout the year. When it came to the big day, Darren and Erin made the whole thing so fun and enjoyable for us! They made us all feel so comfortable and made sure we were all having fun the entire time. They truly became our friends and we were so happy to have had them there on our wedding day! As if our amazing experience hadn’t been enough, once we got our pictures back, we knew it was the best choice we made. Every single picture is amazing and we don’t have any bad ones at all! We can’t thank Darren, Erin, and rising star enough for this incredible experience! The week after my wedding, my sister booked them to do her wedding because they’re just that amazing! 100% recommend, you won’t be disappointed!

    Sent on 11/22/2018

    Rising Star Photography's reply:

    Thank you so much Julia. What a heartfelt review. Erin and I feel the same about you and Bobby...you are such a special couple that became family to us. What a beautiful wedding day! We had so much fun, and your reception was literally one of the best ones I have ever been a part of in my career. Please stay in touch, but we will see you next November for your sister's wedding for sure. Your friend, Darren.
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    Lauren · Married on 09/29/2018

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    The Best Photographers

    We loved Darren and Erin! I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for an awesome, fun, outgoing photographer! They have the best price for everything they offer. You will not be disappointed. I am so happy we chose to have them for our wedding. I even booked my venue and date around when this photographer was available because we wanted them that badly! Perfect choice for your wedding!

    Sent on 10/22/2018

    Rising Star Photography's reply:

    Thank you so much Lauren. I am so happy I met you and Nathan at Olivia and Derek's wedding. We bonded that night, and I felt so comfortable with you both during the whole process. What a beautiful wedding day you had, and a ton of fun we all had together. Many great memories of a blessed day. Your friends, Darren and Erin.
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    Zack Ostrowski · Married on 09/28/2018

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    September 28 Wedding

    Darren and Erin were fantastic photographers and I would highly recommend using Rising Star for your wedding! From the first meeting, to the engagement shoot, to the actual wedding, to the follow up, they were great every step of the way, and the pictures came out beautifully. Very professional and talented.

    Sent on 11/13/2018

    Rising Star Photography's reply:

    Thank you so much Zack and Kayla. I have had a really fun year working with you both. So many great memories. It has been an absolute pleasure and honor, and I gained two wonderful friends as a result. Friends always, Darren.
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    Fabyen · Married on 09/07/2018

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    Outstanding!!

    I don't have enough positive words to describe the experience my wife and I had with Darren and Erin. Our wedding experience wouldn't have been as great as it was without them. The photos were amazing! These are two extremely talented people. During the wedding process they have become friends to my bride and I! HIRE THEM!!!

    Sent on 11/05/2018

    Rising Star Photography's reply:

    Thank you so much Fabyen and Tiffany. What a blessed wedding day! Your portrait session was so beautiful...I will never forget how much fun we had at Coulby Mansion. I will also remember how fast we connected at the IX Center bridal show. This was a perfect match, and as you said, we now have two wonderful friends. Love always, Darren and Erin.
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    Jen · Married on 09/01/2018

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    Fantastic photographer - highly recommended

    We knew we wanted Darren for our wedding from the moment we met him and saw his work, and we were not in any way disappointed in the result. Darren was completely professional throughout the entire process, and genuinely fun to work with on the wedding day. He was willing to work with us to give us exactly what we wanted throughout the day, and he had plenty of great ideas for excellent pictures. He did a fantastic job of capturing every aspect of our wedding day. His turnaround time was just as fast as advertised, and we just had an amazing night reliving our wedding day through his work. We want to continue to use him for all of our photography needs going forward, and can confidently recommend him for your big day!

    Sent on 10/22/2018
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    Rising Star Photography's reply:

    Thank you so much Jen and Matthew for a wonderful review. I will need forget our first meeting and how comfortable we all were. It was a perfect fit. What a blessed wedding day, beautiful location on the lake, and a wonderful couple and bridal party to work with. I will carry many great memories. Thank you so much. Your friend, Darren.
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    Cassandra · Married on 08/25/2018

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    AMAZING! Hiring them would be the best decision you can make for your wedding.

    First of all, all I can say is if I could give them more than 5 stars I would. They made our wedding a huge success! We found them on wedding wIre and it was honestly the best decision that we made for our wedding. From the very beginning of meeting them we knew they would be a perfect fit for us. They made us feel extremely comfortable through the entire process and were very prompt with getting back to us with any questions that we had. I can honestly say that Darren and Erin were more than photographers on that day, they were friends that were photographing our wedding. They made the whole day stress free and they scheduled everything so I didn’t have to worry about anything. Erin felt more like a bridesmaid with how much she cared about the placement of my dress and just making me feel beautiful! All of my guests RAVED about them the whole night! We still have people that comment of how amazing they were and how they captured every detail with the guests barley realizing they were there! Not to mention we got our pictures one month from our wedding date and they turned out AMAZING! Hiring them for your wedding would be the BEST choice that you can make! We love them like they are family and had the best day of our lives with the help from these amazing people!

    Sent on 10/29/2018

    Rising Star Photography's reply:

    Thank you so much for the incredible review Cassie and Scott. This was meant to be, as I originally had another wedding on your date that was postponed. Just when I thought I may not have a wedding on your date, you found me on WeddingWire.com and we had the best conversation on the phone, followed by a meeting where it was very clear this was the perfect combination. It has been a joy and an honor my friends. Cassie: I still want to adopt your parents as my second set of parents...LOL. They are the best, and it was a joy to share some wonderful moments with them as well. Please stay in touch and I can not wait to see you both in the future. Your friend, Darren.
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    Megan · Married on 08/11/2018

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    Darren was phenomenal to work with! He put our needs first and was so quick to process everything! He was a great communicator and very organized with the whole process. He is high energy and full of passion for what he does. Great choice all around! Him and his team will do their very best to make sure your day is captured in a beautiful way.

    Sent on 10/01/2018
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    Rising Star Photography's reply:

    Thank you so much Megan and Nick. I really enjoyed our meetings and appreciated how organized you both were as well. Your timeline was just perfect for maximum enjoyment. You are such a wonderful couple, and I felt so comfortable working with you both. We had wonderful chemistry from the start, and I will remember your wedding forever....what a blessed day it was. Your friend, Darren.
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    Deena · Married on 08/04/2018

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    I highly recommend Rising Star Photography. Darren is the absolute best. It was such a joy working with him. We first got together to do our engagement photo shoot which was a BLAST! My husband and I learned how to be in front of the camera while Darren took note as to how we worked together. It was such a great experience. We had so many laughs! Darren had some great ideas and poses and also took all my ideas into play. He is so easy to work with. We were so happy with the outcome of our engagement shoot that we couldn’t wait for our wedding day.
    Darren and Sarah were both there to capture all the amazing moments of our (very long) day! It couldn’t have gone any better. They were very helpful with everything and went above and beyond their duties of photographers. The pictures turned out amazing and we got them back super quick!
    Throughout all the planning, I was able to ask Darren for help/advice/opinions. He is very knowledgeable, confident and so honest. We appreciated this very much.
    I cannot thank him enough for all he has done for us these last two years. It was such a blessing working with him and I plan to use Rise Star Photography in the future!

    Sent on 09/09/2018

    Rising Star Photography's reply:

    Thank you for such a heartfelt review Deena. What an incredible story we have shared the last two years, from our strong bond at the bridal show and initial meeting, to one of my favorite engagement sessions ever. Working with you and Taylor was perfection, and the farm he grew up on. We simply connected and trusted each other immediately, and the creativity just flowed. Many brides have commented on how natural and candid your engagement session looks, and that can only happen with great synergy. When your wedding day arrived, we were friends and kept the great times rolling. I am so blessed to have met you both and was honored to be your wedding photographer with Sarah. A big thank you to your parents and brother as well for making us feel like family. Friends always, Darren.
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    Mike · Married on 08/03/2018

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    My wife and I got married on August 3rd, 2018 and used Rising Star for our photography. Darren and Erin were the photographers and truly made our experience with them SPECIAL. When we first met Darren we were blown away by his legitimate interest in our love story. He asked questions about how we met, how long we had been dating and what we envisioned for our wedding. He made such a great first impression and we were blown away by his professionalism and honesty. Throughout the entire process, Darren and his team made us feel so valued. My wife and I both felt that Rising Star Photography wanted our day to be an event of a lifetime. Whenever we had questions Darren always emailed back promptly with answers or suggestions which helped with the stress of planning a wedding. On our wedding day, Darren and Erin were so professional and FUN. You could tell they LOVE what they do! They worked so well together and had wonderful ideas for our photos. Additionally, they made sure to get all of the shots that my wife and I wanted. They asked us multiple times throughout the day if we needed anything which was so thoughtful and caring. Darren and Erin felt as if they were family the way they connected with us, our wedding party and most importantly our family. When we got our photos back we were blown away by how wonderful they all came out. It was so much to fun reliving every moment through our amazing pictures. When our family saw them they said the same thing! We could not have picked a better photography team and in our opinion Rising Star Photography is the absolute best. If you are planning your wedding and value photography, Rising Star Photography is the only choice due to their professionalism, ability, personality, and willingness to go above and beyond to make your wedding day spectacular.
    Mike and Jessica

    Sent on 09/07/2018

    Rising Star Photography's reply:

    Thank you for such a wonderful review Mike and Jessica, and describing in detail what was literally a perfect wedding day. If I wrote a book describing the perfect wedding timeline, I would use your wedding as the example. You are two of the nicest and most genuine people I have ever met in my life, and it was a honor to be a part of your wedding. The fun, romance, laughter and creativity was off the charts. What I really loved is how you both, your bridal party and family opened their arms to me and Erin, and we truly felt a part of your family. I witnessed and was part of a beautiful and powerful love story August 3, 2018 that I will cherish forever. Love you both, and I am always here for you. Your friend, Darren.
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    Sara Holter · Married on 07/07/2018

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    Wonderful!

    I highly recommend using Rising Star Photography! Darren made the process leading up to the wedding easy. He was always organized and quick to respond. He spent time getting to know us. He also spent time creating a schedule for us for our wedding day, which was extremely helpful in making everything come together. Our wedding day would not have been the same without Darren and Erin! They made the experience so fun and enjoyable. The bridal party and groomsmen, as well as families, also loved working with Darren and Erin because of the happiness and joy they brought. They even stayed after our wedding reception was over to capture a few awesome photos of us at the end of the night. They truly love what they do, and we were so thankful we chose them. Not to mention the pictures were everything we could have hoped for!

    Sent on 10/22/2018

    Rising Star Photography's reply:

    Thank you so much Sara. Working with you, Austin, your bridal party and your family was one of the highlights of the summer. Having an extensive pre-ceremony, portrait session, and after-party really gave us some special moments to bond. Erin and I did not want the party to be over...we were all having non-stop fun. A perfect day in every way. This is how a wedding is done, and we walked away gaining two wonderful friends. I will never in my career forget the night compositions we captured at Music Box Supper Club. Love, Darren and Erin.
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    Christina · Married on 06/30/2018

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    Darren was wonderful to work with throughout the whole wedding planning process. He was always prompt in responding to questions and emails. Sarah, who was Darren’s assistant for our wedding day was great as well. She took time in talking with each of my bridesmaids and both of the mothers. She instantly blended in with the group and was an absolute blast to have around as all the girls were getting ready. Both Darren and Sarah were present for the large majority of the day, they didn’t put any pressure on us with hour constraints, like many other photographers would have done. Both took their time in capturing the moments, but also knew how to have fun and get creative, which made the picture session much more enjoyable. Another thing that we both appreciated was that both Sarah and Darren sought us out and asked us individually (my husband and I) if there were any other pictures we wanted them to capture before they headed out for the night. It said a lot about them ensuring that they met our expectations and that they hadn’t missed anything of importance to us. I highly recommend their photography services to anyone looking for an amazing photographer, while still staying within a wedding budget!

    Sent on 08/01/2018

    Rising Star Photography's reply:

    Thank you Christina and Andre. I have really enjoyed getting to know you both during your wedding planning process, and gained two wonderful friends by the time your wedding day came. What a blessed day it was! It started out as an 80% chance of rain all afternoon, but we did not get a drop and it was a beautiful, comfortable and perfect day. From creativity, to romance, to playfulness, the day could not have gone better, and Erin and I were honored to be a part of it. We luv ya both, Darren.
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    Joseph Gragg · Married on 06/30/2018

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    Absolutely Amazing!

    My wife and I couldn't be happier with the quality, professionalism, and genuine love we received from Darren and Erin of Rising Star Photography. From the moment we met them, all the way to our big day, they were nothing but the kindest and most helpful people we had the pleasure of working with.
    These are people who truly, without a doubt, love what they do. Their experience with countless weddings was a huge help to us as we planned everything out. They were able to walk us through our whole day's itinerary, start to finish, giving us valuable advice that allowed our day to run flawlessly.
    The actual photos we received were absolutely stunning but we were not one bit surprised. Just seeing all of the work and planning that they put in leading up to the wedding as well as the level of professionalism they showed from start to finish, we had no doubt that the final product would be flawless.
    By working with Rising Star, we did way more than just hire 2 photographers, we found 2 truly amazing people to celebrate our wedding day with.

    Sent on 12/06/2018

    Rising Star Photography's reply:

    Thank you so much Joey and Bailey for this beautiful review. We had three incredible years working together from the bridal shows, to your engagement photoshoot and your awesome wedding. I gave you both big hugs at your wedding because but the time the day came, you were both truly wonderful friends and felt like family to me. Erin and I enjoyed every second of the process, and watched a beautiful love story unfold before our eyes. Love you both, and count on us anytime. Darren
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    Rachel · Married on 06/23/2018

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    Darren was an essential part of our day! He made sure we were taken care of and our pictures came out absolutely beautiful!! I would recommend Darren and his team every time to someone looking for a photographer!!

    Sent on 07/29/2018

    Rising Star Photography's reply:

    Thank you so much Rachel and James. It has been incredible working with you both the last year, and forming a wonderful friendship. What a perfect wedding day, and one of the best receptions ever! Love you both, and I know we will be seeing more of each other in the future. Your friend, Darren.
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    brittany · Married on 06/16/2018

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    My husband and I just got married on 6-16-18 and we had the absolute BEST experience with both Darren and Erin! They were photographers for a friend of mine as well and the pictures are stunning! We were SO comfortable with them! They made our wedding day that much more perfect! Thank you both x a million!
    Brittany & Steven Drahan

    Sent on 08/21/2018
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    Rising Star Photography's reply:

    Thank you so much Brittany and Steven. I am so happy Amanda referred you to me. It was a perfect combination, and I could sense that at our first meeting. We became friends through the process, and your wedding day was so comfortable, natural, trustworthy and fun. A beautiful day all across the board that I will remember forever. Your friend, Darren.
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    Monica · Married on 06/15/2018

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    We had such a wonderful experience working with Darren and Erin. They were very affordable and were able to provide us with our photos in a short turn around. They were very easy to work with and made taking pictures a breeze. We would highly recommend them to anyone.

    Sent on 07/17/2018

    Rising Star Photography's reply:

    Thank you so much Monica and Mike. What a blast we had on the Towpath Trail in Peninsula...I will remember those moments forever. Erin and I were honored to be your wedding photographers. What a beautiful day it was and a great time we had. Your friend, Darren.
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    Paige · Married on 06/09/2018

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    Darren and Sarah were great! They were very easy and fun to work with and really know what they’re doing. We had great fun and pictures with them.

    Sent on 08/20/2018

    Rising Star Photography's reply:

    Thank you Paige. I had so much fun working with you and John the last year. We bonded right away at our first meeting and engagement session, and your wedding day was so comfortable and natural. There were several incredible moments I will never forget, and the whole day was non-stop fun. Friends always, Darren.
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    Katie · Married on 05/26/2018

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    Our photos came out absolutely gorgeous. We used Rising Star for our engagement session as well as our wedding day and look forward to future sessions when we decide to have little ones. We are so happy with our photos & Darren and Erin are so great to work with! They are not only amazing photographers but also such amazing people. 100% recommend. Choose them!

    Sent on 07/10/2018

    Rising Star Photography's reply:

    Thank you so much Katie. Erin and I really had a special bond with you and Julian from the moment we worked together. We shared some special moments the last year I will always cherish, and now we have life friends. Luv ya both, Darren.
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    Annie · Married on 05/05/2018

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    Scott and I could not have chosen a better photographer. Darren and Erin did an AMAZING job capturing the beauty, fun, and excitement on our wedding day. They were extremely easy to work with and open to anything. And they stayed for our ENTIRE thing-pre wedding festivities, wedding ceremony AND reception! Talk about commitment!! We loved the way our photos turned out and are so happy we went with them! Will be recommending to everyone!

    Sent on 07/11/2018

    Rising Star Photography's reply:

    Thank you so much Annie. Even though 2018 is only halfway through, I know your wedding will be one of my favorites of the year. What an incredible day, and working with you, Scott and your bridal party was a dream come true. Erin and I love you both, and will carry so many incredible memories. Your friend, Darren.
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    Peter · Married on 03/24/2018

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    Working with Darren and Sarah was nothing short of amazing. They really kept the flow of the day going, they had the most amazing spots for us to take pictures at, they melded well with our bridal party and went above and beyond for us. They were professional but didn’t take away from the fact we were a goofy group. I would recommend Rising Star photography for any bride looking for a photographer/unofficial wedding planner/friend all in one!

    Thank you Darren and Sarah!

    Sent on 05/22/2018

    Rising Star Photography's reply:

    Thank you so much Peter and Theresa. It's amazing how we met at a little event, and I am so glad we did. I had so much fun getting to know you both better over the course of a year, and your wedding was everything I knew it would be. It was non-stop enjoyment from start to finish, and I will never forget our incredible portrait session downtown. Your photographer, wedding planner and friend, Darren.
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    Erin · Married on 01/20/2018

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    Where do I begin? Darren and Erin were absolutely FABULOUS!!!!! From the very first email I sent Darren back in January 2017 he responded within minutes and we had a personal face to face meeting setup for the next week and that is when we just fell in love with Darren's personality and we just knew this would be the perfect fit. Darren was so full of personality, laughing, smiling, open, honest the entire time. Any question we had he knew the answer since his experience photographing weddings is absolutely unbelievable. Throughout the year, if I had a question, I did not hesitate to email Darren and what I loved about Darren was that he picked up the phone and would talk to me! We would talk on the phone for 30 minutes if needed! he wanted to make sure I was comfortable with the answer and that we were on the same page before we hung up. Then! about 2-3 weeks before our wedding January 2018, we met Darren's second shooter Erin, O.M.G... another match made in heaven!!! The morning of our wedding Darren and Erin were right on time ready to go to start taking pics at 11:30am SHARP! and from that moment on throughout the entire night, I felt like Darren and Erin were my brother and sister not only taking our photos but make sure everything was in order and in place... you would see Darren down on his knees, crawling ANYTHING he had to do to get the right shot and Erin was right behind him... fixing my train on my dress, holding my dress, holding my bouquet... all through the reception Darren and Erin were there for everything!!! they even stayed until about 11pm when the bar closed! and NOW that the wedding is over... Darren has been sending me some teaser photos as previews for what we are about to receive for our entire gallery and I am just speechless, the photos are phenomenal. They capture the emotion and feeling of that day to a tee. We could not be HAPPIER with our decision to work with Rising Start Photography.

    Sent on 02/06/2018

    Rising Star Photography's reply:

    We just love you Erin and Garrett. Thank you for the kind words. I enjoyed every meeting and conversation we had, which lead to a great friendship formed for your wedding day. What a beautiful winter day, classic architecture, an incredible bride/groom, and a sibling bridal party and family that welcomed us in from the first second. I smile and laugh every time I look at the Wade Park Lagoon overlook pictures, and am in awe at how beautiful the room was at the Tudor Arms. What a blessed day! Looking forward to seeing you soon for album design. Your friend, Darren.
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    Regina · Married on 12/29/2017

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    Darren and Erin were so great! They were so personable and friendly. Not to mention how talented they are. You won't be disappointed!

    Sent on 01/18/2018

    Rising Star Photography's reply:

    Thank you so much Regina and Adam. What an incredible close to 2017 we had with your wedding...one of my favorite photoshoots ever at the library. I will never forget the evening we all spent at the farm pumpkin patch for your engagement photoshoot. The creativity was really flowing and the weather was just perfection. It has truly been a pleasure, and so much fun my friends. Please stay in touch. Darren
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    Olivia · Married on 11/17/2017

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    Words can never describe how thankful my husband and I are to Darren and Erin with Rising Star Photography! I could go on for pages on all of the amazing things they do and are, but here are some of what I feel are most important to someone choosing who is going to capture the best day of their life! Darren goes above and beyond to find out about you and your future spouse to make sure that he captures your personalities perfectly. For example, my Husband and I are HUGE sports fans along with a special love for Cleveland sports. Darren helped to ensure that at both our Engagement shoot and Wedding photo shoot, we captured all of that (see pictures below). Next, Darren worked so well with all of our other vendors that day. They interacted amazingly with everyone, all Vendors they had not met before, and helped make sure everything ran smoothly and on schedule. Their photos speak for themselves, but I feel it is still important to comment on just how incredible of a vision they have when it comes to their photos! They were able to capture some of the most amazing photos and capture the love we have for each other, perfectly. Along with their amazing talents, they are incredible people as well. Fun, easy to be around, easy to interact with, caring, and compassionate for you and their work.

    As I already said, words can never describe the gratitude we feel for both Darren and Erin. We absolutely cannot recommend them enough to help capture your day as well as they did ours!

    Sent on 09/12/2018
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    Rising Star Photography's reply:

    Thank you Olivia and Derek for the kind words. What a incredible year we had! Working with you both was like working with lifelong friends...our interaction was so easy and natural. I have watched a love story develop before my eyes, and have gained two incredible friends. I would need several paragraphs to even begin to explain how incredible your engagement session and wedding were, as the fun, laughs, romance were off the charts. I love my job so much because of couples like you. Thank you so much. Love always, Darren.
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    Natalie · Married on 10/28/2017

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      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
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    • Value:
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    Our wedding was October 28th, 2018. We hired Darren after being referred to Rising Star Photography from my friend. He was awesome!! Months before the big day he met me near my house and spent awhile going over the timeline and plan. He was very detailed and professional. I felt like we had become friends after leaving the appointment! We were in touch the months before the wedding. My favorite part about Darren is that he is so experienced and has so much advice to give to help a clueless bride on what to expect. Darren and Erin were our photographers on our wedding day. They showed up and it was game on! They worked so well with everyone and knew exactly where to be and what pictures to take. I was so impressed with their professionalism. They made sure we had a great time and were comfortable. The bridal party had fun joking with them and taking funny poses. Darren shot our small reception after (75 people) and he got so many nice shots! He never missed a moment. I highly recommend Rising Star Photography to anyone looking for an experienced photographer who is dependable, professional, and has great communication skills. About a month after the wedding we received our pictures on a beautiful CD album and a flash drive. They were gorgeous!!!! We loved them and have since made an album with him and had many printed out and framed. I was impressed how nicely presented they were and they all helped tell the story of our wedding day!

    Sent on 04/10/2018

    Rising Star Photography's reply:

    Thank you so much Natalie. I am so glad you came to Allie and Brian's meeting and we were able to meet before you started your wedding plans. It was a wonderful 2017 photographing both of your weddings. I will always think back on your wedding day with a huge smile...just a perfect mix of joy, romance, and laughter. Don't ever change. Allie told me before we met that you are one of the sweetest people on earth, and she was right. Your friend, Darren.

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