In college, I studied Creative Writing and dreamed of one day publishing a novel. Instead, I photograph weddings with my husband and tell my client's love stories.
My friends tell me that I'm the most organized person they have ever met. And I consider that a compliment.
I love yoga because it's the perfect no-sweat form of exercise.
I swapped coffee for chai years ago but peppermint mochas draw me back every year.
I think I'm an ambivert. Or maybe being married to another introvert has made me the social one
I am really indecisive about home decor. I am obsessed with French Provincial dressers, but I also love all-things-Joanna-Gaines and everything at IKEA.
I've been the behind the scenes guy since the beginning of CGP. I'm the second photographer, the accountant, the IT guy, and occasionally the carpenter!
I could live on pizza and chicken, but I don't like chicken on my pizza!
Growing up I was always a dog person, but Caitlin and our office cat Lucy have recently changed my opinion.
Nothing makes me happier than analyzing numbers and designing a new excel spreadsheet.
On weekends that we don't have weddings, you can usually find me in the garage building something.
I'm a reef tank enthusiast and my dream vacation is snorkeling in crystal clear blue water.
My mama loves Jane Austen, but it was actually my daddy's idea to name me Darcy.
I love anything with wheels, but my favorites are diggers, tractors, and fire trucks. And I love watching Thomas & Friends.
I look just like my mama's baby photos, but I have my daddy's blue eyes. And Mama dresses me just like Daddy, right down to the skinny jeans and cute little converse shoes.
My parents consider me their Chief Cuteness Officer, but I have yet to be invited to one of their business meetings.
Mama tells people that I have an adventurous spirit, because I want to explore everything and I'm always on the move.
I love wedding days because I get to have sleepovers with my Nana and Grandpa.
Our Love Story
Ryan and I met when we were 10 years old. We are high school sweethearts, best friends, and each other's biggest supporter.
I tell Ryan everything and he makes me laugh every day. (And we share his best quotes on our blog's Monday Musings series!)
In 2016, our family grew by two new members: Lucy, our sweet kitty, and then our son Darcy.
When we're not working in the CGP office, we are enjoying the challenging, wonderful, and adventurous life that is parenthood!
Darcy and Lucy bring such joy to our lives and we love that our couples love them too!
Why We Photograph Weddings
I grew up wanting to tell love stories. I created two characters, placed them in a make-believe world, and introduced them to each other, all with my pen. (My keyboard, actually, but that’s less romantic.) In some way, every story that I wrote was a love story. Because there’s something so special about two people falling in love. But I discovered that while a fictional love story is powerful, it can’t compare with the power of a real love story.
A love story lived out, day by day, with purpose and heart and commitment. Not just falling in love, but committing to stay in love. That kind of love is inspiring. Encouraging. Powerful.
There’s so much beauty in a love story that’s real and not fiction. There’s beauty in the laughter, in the sacrifice, in the pain, and even in the anger.
This is the kind of love story that Ryan and I want to write. Not just with words, but with images as well. Because this love story needs to be told.
One day your children and grandchildren will ask about your love story. And you’ll reach for your wedding album, the book that will help you tell that story, and you’ll start from the very beginning.
We photograph weddings because we want to tell your love story.