Hi there, I am Darla! My studio is located in Abbotsford, BC and I am an accredited newborn photographer with the Professional Photographers of Canada. I have found my absolute passion in specializing in Maternity, Newborn & Family photography. I am fortunate to have found callings as both a photographer and as a registered nurse. My nursing experience lends itself well to my photography, where I blend my medical knowledge with photography to ensure utmost safety during all my sessions, particularly with newborns and babies. I find incredible joy in helping others and bringing happiness into people’s lives. I smile when people say I am a blend of the Arts & Sciences! I love photographing candid moments where you can hear giggling just by looking at a photo. I love having a delicious glass of wine, playing with my two kids aged 8 & 14 and enjoying simple, everyday moments that make this life beautiful.
The thing is, I am more comfortable behind the camera than in front of it. I can COMPLETELY empathize when clients say, “Oh I’m just not photogenic” because quite honestly, I cringe when the lens is pointed at me too. There is never a perfect time to be photographed. You will never be the perfect weight, with the perfect hair and perfectly taught skin. YOU HAVE LIVED EXPERIENCE…..and that should always be honoured, respected, celebrated.
And that is why I take photos.
I believe in real moments, real beauty and real emotions captured in the form of a timeless photograph. I believe in the importance of honouring you in the here & now, and to beautifully document this moment in your life with our photography, whether you are an expectant mother, have a newborn baby or a growing family. I believe in forming relationships with you as my client and laughing with you throughout your photo session. I strive to create images you can cherish and hang proudly in your home for years to come. I would be honoured to be your photographer.