specializes in capturing your vibe and translating that to your wedding photos and experience.

Wineries, barns, beaches, and every place in between.



Ask yourself a few of these questions……If you have answered yes to 10 or more…..we might be a great fit for one another!

1. I consider myself and my fiancé fairly adventurous.   yes/no
2. I am someone who generally is capable and unafraid.   yes/no
3. My fiancé and I are independent, yet adore our friends.   yes/no
4. We like the outdoors.   yes/no
5. We consider ourselves a bit of outside the box thinkers.   yes/no
6. We are comfortable around easy going people, and attract fun people.   yes/no
7. One or both of us, usually hates having our photo taken. lol    yes/no
8. A photo of us cracking up is as fun as where we are looking our best.   yes/no
9. I’m a good mix of traditional, and nontraditional at the same time.
10. My friends would say I would last a good while on “survivor”.  yes/no
11. In general, we admire people who do their job well, and have little patience for those who don’t.   yes/no
12. We want a few minutes of  “just us” on our wedding day.   yes/no
13. We work hard everyday, so our wedding day should just be non stressful and a true party.    yes/no
14. Even though I can easily stick up for myself, I’d rather not need to on my wedding day.  yes/no
15. We want our wedding day to be a day that “We have never had so much fun”.   yes/no

Yes to more than 10?

Welcome to weddings by Rustically Romantic!




“Darby value is unquantifiable on both your wedding day and throughout the process. Her knowledge of styling, her uncanny ability to know and get along with people within seconds of meeting, hustle & contagious energy, plus years of wedding photography experience to create not only timeless fun photos, but also make your wedding day the absolute best it can be”

Wedding Photographers are just like wedding dresses!

There will always be ones so much cheaper or way too expensive.

But, eventually there will that one, that you love too much to pass up and let go.

And that will be the one you fight to have.


Thank you for taking the time to visit……I realize that this is one of the most important days in your life, and the fact that you are even considering me and trusting me to be a part of it, is an honor! There are a ton, and I mean a ton of photographers out there, so why consider and choose me?



PERSONALITY: While images can be duplicated, personalities and styles cannot. I have built a business on my ability to bring my sunny but get down to business personality to work! I simply get along with and care about people, and making your day everything you hope for is my top priority! You must love not only your photographer as a person, but you must also love their work. Either without the other is a compromise you should not be willing to make.

STYLE: Since I genuinely care about my couples, not only do I instantly recognize your individual style, I combine my own styling sensibilities to create photos that are one of a kind for you, while keeping true to the brand of images I have built my business upon.

APPROACH: You want your fiancé, your wedding party, your family and your friends to all love the people you have chosen to surround yourself with on your wedding day! Especially your photographer, since they are literally with you ALL DAY! I am repeatedly complimented on my confidence, experience, ability to get the shots you want, my ability to not only stay on time but have everyone else on time as well, but am known in the industry for my chill, funny, personable approach from the morning til I “send off” that night!

TRUST: Having someone you trust, and are compatible with has immeasurable value for you and your Fiancé on your wedding day. It is truly the foundation of my personal and professional life. I show up, I hustle, I aim to never let anyone down. With over 200 reviews from couples and their parents, with the exception of some hilarious comments I’ve made to drunk groomsmen over the years (ask my brides :)) I have built a reputation for being a true professional. You can expect consistency, promptness, organization, backup equipment incase something breaks, etc. You will not see me drinking, go missing, lose your photos, spend all night on the dance floor dancing…well a little but while I’m working lol, wearing inappropriate outfits for hired help, causing a scene, etc. Throughout your entire wedding up until you receive your final gallery of images you will be reminded why you chose me.

EXPERIENCE: ABOVE ALL ELSE, HIRE FOR EXPERIENCE. Every bride has a “friend, relative, etc.” who is upcoming and wants to shoot your wedding. (Cause let’s face it, photography is the trendiest new career…thank you Covid and Pinterest). But, what if their style isn’t exactly right, and you haven’t seen a large enough body of work to prove their style, why let them “learn” on your wedding? Have they only shot staged styled shoots, but have no real wedding day experience…aka  timelines, vendor problems, dress problems, keeping the guys on track, extended families, family portraits, stepparents, etc. etc. etc. Furthermore what happens about editing, how many photos you get, turn around time, or what we professionals hear all the time, a friendship ruined by mistakes. There is great value in having a true professional to navigate your wedding day and all that comes with it, help putting out fires, keeping your day on track, and providing the service and final product you want. Your wedding is a once in a lifetime event!

With over 20 years of photography/wedding experience and with over a couple hundred weddings under my belt, you can be confident that prioritizing who you picked and budgeted for was the wise choice. 


VALUE: Value is multilevel. True value is both tangible ( Price, hours, quantity and quality of images, gallery hosting, etc. )and intangible (loving your photographer, being surrounded by professionals you like and trust, etc.)

Financially I have proven to be not only competitive in the marketplace, but low compared to my counterparts with similar reputations and experience. I could raise my prices to easily compete in the $10,000 range. But intentionally structuring my pricing strategy to be half of that, at times even less or more depending on package additions, is deliberate. I know my “girl”. I aim to align myself and my clients with similar outlooks, upbringings, values, etc. and it is my belief that going way above or way below my current price model would change who is my current client. ( Increasing prices results in booking brides who value photos over connection or by decreasing prices results in booking brides who are only price shopping, thus not valuing either)….and anyone who has worked with me knows I LOVE MY BRIDES….so I’m sticking with what works.


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