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Darla Photography

Gaithersburg , MD

LOCATION

267 Kentlands Blvd., 251
Gaithersburg, MD 20058 US (map)

PHONE

301-535-2744
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ABOUT US

Darla Photography believes there is a way of living that has grace, joy and beauty. Life should not be a constant race for what is next but an appreciation for traditions, family,... Read more
Darla Photography believes there is a way of living that has grace, joy and beauty. Life should not be a constant race for what is next but an appreciation for traditions, family, friends, art and especially family and love!

There is a depth of beauty in every experience, a recognition of what is truly meaningful. I love the energy and fun of life as a commercial photographer for over 30 years. These are the feelings my images inspire and the quality of life I believe in.

My photographers offer our clients exciting, creative, and once in a lifetime moments that are captured in a second. An multi-award winning photography studio. Our prices range from budget to indulgence, all of our work is custom, while offering the highest quality, creativity and customer service. We actually challenge you to compare our service, quality and creativity with other studios.

When you shoot with us we want to have FUN, Enjoy Where you are at and get "That" image!

Darla’s photographs continue to be published by the editors of Washingtonian, Vogue, Modern Bride, Glamour, Seventeen magazine and more. The client list includes the producers of national television shows at NBC, CBS and The National Geographic Channel, The Washington Redskins, The Miss and Mrs. USA Pageants, 500BC Jewelry, The Village Eye Centers, American Legion, Kaboom, Ocean Conservancy, Goldwell Cosmetic, Inc., Macy's, The Holiday Inn and more

A commercial photographer for over 30 years and creative director for 20. The studio consists of three photographers, whom all hold degrees in photography and have been working as professional photographers for over 20 years. All clients have their choice of photographers. The studio specializes in commercial, wedding/event and portrait photography. Services include digital imaging, prints, layout and design, videography, brochures, stock photography, web hosting, and custom albums. Custom packages are available for commercial and event clients.

Feel free to reach out to us at 301-765-2037 or find us on our website at www.darlaphotography.com. Weddingwire.com , Pictage.com and more.

HONORS

• 2010 Washingtonian, Bride and Groom, published by editor.
• Washington Post, October 2009, article in Style.
• WeddingWire.com 2012, 2011, 2010 & 2009, Brides Choice Award winner, for photography and business.
• Selected by Dunn and Bradstreet’s National Registers Who's Who in Executives and Professionals.
• Featured in the Washington Post, as the most knowledge photographer of international wedding customs.
• Member of PMA. Read less
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PHOTOS

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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Contemporary, Photojournalism, Portraiture, Traditional
What photography services do you offer?
2nd Shooter, Add'l Hours, Boudoir Shoot, Custom Graphics, Engagement Shoot, Hand-Coloring, High-Res, Liability Insurance, Multi. Locations, One Event/Day, Slideshow/Montage, Toning, Trash The Dress
What photography items do you offer?
Albums, Canvas, Digital Files, Flush Mount, Matted Prints, Prints, Proofs, Save the Date, Thank You Cards

REVIEWS

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Anonymous
Wedding:
[Private]
5.0/5.0
WONDERFUL PICTURES AND GREAT EXPERIENCE!
She is an experienced photograph that works in Pittsburgh. She has a lot of great ideas for locations which helped a lot. She is so friendly and helpful with a lot of good ideas and tips! I've never had photos done. She made me and my fiance feel very relaxed. The pictures turned out wonderful! I couldn't be happier.
WONDERFUL PICTURES AND GREAT EXPERIENCE!
She is an experienced photograph that works in Pittsburgh. She has a lot of Read more...
WONDERFUL PICTURES AND GREAT EXPERIENCE!
She is an experienced photograph that works in Pittsburgh. She has a lot of great ideas for locations which helped a lot. She is so friendly and helpful with a lot of good ideas and tips! I've never had photos done. She made me and my fiance feel very relaxed. The pictures turned out wonderful! I couldn't be happier. Read less
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Becky
Wedding:
5/28/2016
5.0/5.0
We absolutely loved our wedding pictures!! We live out of state so we never met Darla before working with her. There were no issues through the entire process. Darla is very easy to work with and can command a crowd of talkative guests which helped us stay on our schedule. Our reception was at a hotel with not a lot of scenic areas but somehow she was able to make the colors pop! We just kept smiling and awing at each photo... They all are fantastic. And the detail shots were unexpected but so glamorous I couldn't stop looking at the flowers and cool decor pics. She really captured the fun we had and we'd recommend her to anyone!
We absolutely loved our wedding pictures!! We live out of state so we never met Darla before working with her. There were Read more...
We absolutely loved our wedding pictures!! We live out of state so we never met Darla before working with her. There were no issues through the entire process. Darla is very easy to work with and can command a crowd of talkative guests which helped us stay on our schedule. Our reception was at a hotel with not a lot of scenic areas but somehow she was able to make the colors pop! We just kept smiling and awing at each photo... They all are fantastic. And the detail shots were unexpected but so glamorous I couldn't stop looking at the flowers and cool decor pics. She really captured the fun we had and we'd recommend her to anyone! Read less
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Kelli
Wedding:
9/26/2014
5.0/5.0
Darla was excellent. She was able to capture everything we needed and a whole lot more. She gave us an excellent deal and would refer her to all of my friends and family. She even was the photographer for my Father's wedding and her pictures and photo albums were so unique and modern. She went through everything and was able to get us back the prints quickly and without issue. She had a lot of great ideas and made sure we were happy and got in all the shots we personally wanted to have. I will use her for future parties and events as well!
Darla was excellent. She was able to capture everything we needed and a whole lot more. She gave us an excellent deal and Read more...
Darla was excellent. She was able to capture everything we needed and a whole lot more. She gave us an excellent deal and would refer her to all of my friends and family. She even was the photographer for my Father's wedding and her pictures and photo albums were so unique and modern. She went through everything and was able to get us back the prints quickly and without issue. She had a lot of great ideas and made sure we were happy and got in all the shots we personally wanted to have. I will use her for future parties and events as well! Read less
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Amy
Wedding:
10/5/2013
0.0/5.0
My wedding date was October 5, 2013. On January 19, 2014, I finalized my album seIections via the album design site (Pictage). Over a year after my wedding date, as of today - November 8 - 2014, Darla has still not finalized or delivered a wedding album to showcase my special day. I have reported this to the Better Business Bureau (BBB). On November 7, 2014, the BBB finalized my complaint in their database as "The business failed to resolve the complaint issues - 11/7/2014 - Delivery Issues." As any other bride would be, I am beyond disappointed that I have no wedding album to share with my family & friends.
My wedding date was October 5, 2013. On January 19, 2014, I finalized my album seIections via the album design site Read more...
My wedding date was October 5, 2013. On January 19, 2014, I finalized my album seIections via the album design site (Pictage). Over a year after my wedding date, as of today - November 8 - 2014, Darla has still not finalized or delivered a wedding album to showcase my special day. I have reported this to the Better Business Bureau (BBB). On November 7, 2014, the BBB finalized my complaint in their database as "The business failed to resolve the complaint issues - 11/7/2014 - Delivery Issues." As any other bride would be, I am beyond disappointed that I have no wedding album to share with my family & friends. Read less
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Tania
Wedding:
3/23/2013
1.0/5.0
Worst photographer! If you want unforced, cropped heads, terrible photo vision or blurred pictures etc. then go for it. She ripped us off and promised a second photographer then charged us more money to stay for the most important part of the wedding reception at the end because she came early. If you want to see my wedding photos I got from her, then by all means contact me, I'd be happy to share the photo scam that is Darla photography that ruined my wedding photos. The photos she showed us didn't even compare to what she gave us. She even cut the top off the wedding cake! In most of the photos, peoples faces were too brighten and blotchy. We even took her to court to get at least half our money back and she didn't even show up! Don't take the chance and regret choosing her for the biggest moment in your life.
Worst photographer! If you want unforced, cropped heads, terrible photo vision or blurred pictures etc. then go for it. Read more...
Worst photographer! If you want unforced, cropped heads, terrible photo vision or blurred pictures etc. then go for it. She ripped us off and promised a second photographer then charged us more money to stay for the most important part of the wedding reception at the end because she came early. If you want to see my wedding photos I got from her, then by all means contact me, I'd be happy to share the photo scam that is Darla photography that ruined my wedding photos. The photos she showed us didn't even compare to what she gave us. She even cut the top off the wedding cake! In most of the photos, peoples faces were too brighten and blotchy. We even took her to court to get at least half our money back and she didn't even show up! Don't take the chance and regret choosing her for the biggest moment in your life. Read less
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Felicia
Wedding:
12/29/2012
5.0/5.0
I loved working with this lady. My wedding was 12-29-12 and she was my photographer. She is a joy to be around and such fun. She added a special touch to my wedding day that had myself and the guest laughing. She has a wonderful personality. I would highly recommend her as a photographer for your wedding and any other special event. My wedding planner said she was fun and that was no lie. If you looking for some excitement with professionalism than look no further. She is the one. Thanks Darla for everything and I will continue to bring you business. You were part of the reason my day was perfect.
I loved working with this lady. My wedding was 12-29-12 and she was my photographer. She is a joy to be around and such Read more...
I loved working with this lady. My wedding was 12-29-12 and she was my photographer. She is a joy to be around and such fun. She added a special touch to my wedding day that had myself and the guest laughing. She has a wonderful personality. I would highly recommend her as a photographer for your wedding and any other special event. My wedding planner said she was fun and that was no lie. If you looking for some excitement with professionalism than look no further. She is the one. Thanks Darla for everything and I will continue to bring you business. You were part of the reason my day was perfect. Read less
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Sara
Wedding:
8/25/2012
4.6/5.0
I'm so glad my husband and I chose Darla as our wedding photographer. From our very first meeting we loved her enthusiasm and how comfortable she made us feel. She was always prompt in responding to my emails and calls and didn't mind answering question after question I had throughout the entire wedding planning process. Darla recommended the beach nearby Celebrations at the Bay to use for pre-wedding pictures with the bridal party -- and I'm so happy she did! On my wedding day they were calling for rain and Darla called me that morning to make sure I wasn't completely stressing out. While it poured during our ceremony, we were able to get pictures at the beach ahead of time and they came out great!! Thanks Darla!
I'm so glad my husband and I chose Darla as our wedding photographer. From our very first meeting we loved her enthusiasm Read more...
I'm so glad my husband and I chose Darla as our wedding photographer. From our very first meeting we loved her enthusiasm and how comfortable she made us feel. She was always prompt in responding to my emails and calls and didn't mind answering question after question I had throughout the entire wedding planning process. Darla recommended the beach nearby Celebrations at the Bay to use for pre-wedding pictures with the bridal party -- and I'm so happy she did! On my wedding day they were calling for rain and Darla called me that morning to make sure I wasn't completely stressing out. While it poured during our ceremony, we were able to get pictures at the beach ahead of time and they came out great!! Thanks Darla! Read less
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Abby
Wedding:
5/19/2012
5.0/5.0
Darla photographed our son's Bar Mitzvah and we absolutely loved her! Not only did she capture so much of what happened that night, but we had so much fun with her. The pictures were beautiful and we would use her again!!!
She was like part of our family for the weekend:)
Darla photographed our son's Bar Mitzvah and we absolutely loved her! Not only did she capture so much of what happened Read more...
Darla photographed our son's Bar Mitzvah and we absolutely loved her! Not only did she capture so much of what happened that night, but we had so much fun with her. The pictures were beautiful and we would use her again!!!
She was like part of our family for the weekend:) Read less
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HD
Wedding:
5/3/2012
5.0/5.0
Working with Darla was an absolute pleasure! I work on an annul event and Darla was one of our photographers. Our guests loved her, as did we. The turnaround time for receiving her beautiful photos was very quick, which was great because we were working on tight deadlines. I would absolutely recommend Darla to anyone!
Working with Darla was an absolute pleasure! I work on an annul event and Darla was one of our photographers. Our guests Read more...
Working with Darla was an absolute pleasure! I work on an annul event and Darla was one of our photographers. Our guests loved her, as did we. The turnaround time for receiving her beautiful photos was very quick, which was great because we were working on tight deadlines. I would absolutely recommend Darla to anyone! Read less
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Mrs. Jane Doe
Wedding:
4/22/2012
2.8/5.0
For brides getting married in the off-season and on a budget, this vendor is an excellent option. That said, I would not recommend for any other situation. Calls were not returned for days and information had to be provided multiple times as it was being lost. It was impossible to get her off the phone. And its just my opinion, but I don't need a vendor yelling at me or complaining about legal woes. The pictures were decent, but pale in comparison to other photography experiences I've had and the artistic quality of others. So, maybe I just had a bad experience, but I would neither use again nor recommend to a friend.
For brides getting married in the off-season and on a budget, this vendor is an excellent option. That said, I would not Read more...
For brides getting married in the off-season and on a budget, this vendor is an excellent option. That said, I would not recommend for any other situation. Calls were not returned for days and information had to be provided multiple times as it was being lost. It was impossible to get her off the phone. And its just my opinion, but I don't need a vendor yelling at me or complaining about legal woes. The pictures were decent, but pale in comparison to other photography experiences I've had and the artistic quality of others. So, maybe I just had a bad experience, but I would neither use again nor recommend to a friend. Read less
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Darla Photography responded with the following comments:

I am once again sorry for an disappointment or dismay I have caused to this couple. Earlier in the year I had selected a new webdesigner and he had changed most of the items in my packages. The package this couple purchased had the same name as the prious years but an additional photographer was added . I did not realize it until later in the day. I am am sorry but I did discount and over shot as soon as I realized it. to make up for the additional photographer.

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