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Paperwhites Photography

Los Angeles , CA
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LOCATION

1527 Oak Grove Drive
Los Angeles, CA US 90041 (map)

PHONE

323-791-4176

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ABOUT US

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We are Darcy Hemley & Trina Roberts and our company is Paperwhites Photography.

We've been best friends since we were 12 years old and we discovered... Read more
Hello-

We are Darcy Hemley & Trina Roberts and our company is Paperwhites Photography.

We've been best friends since we were 12 years old and we discovered photography in the same high school photography class.

We each went on to receive 4 year degrees in photography and have been shooting (Darcy as an editorial photographer for magazines like Vanity Fair & Martha Stewart and Trina as a catalogue/advertising and children's photographer ) ever since.

We've been in the wedding business for 7 years and we love shooting weddings!

We capture every wedding we together and shoot mostly simultaneously.

We still love to shoot some film in our medium format cameras (our clients are given the negatives and the scans back), but mostly we shoot digitally.

We are located in Los Angeles and Orange County, but we travel all over.

See our website for more work:

http://www.paperwhitesphotography.com Read less
Photography

INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Photojournalism
What do your packages include?
Albums, Custom Graphic Design, Digital Files, Flush Mount, High Resolution Images, Matted Prints, Negatives, Prints, Proof CD of All Images
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes

REVIEWS

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Rene
Wedding:
1/19/2013
5.0/5.0
Darcy & Trina are AMAZING! Their attention to detail was incredible and they are just the coolest, sweetest, most adorable ladies ever! I seriously felt like a supermodel and I have never been very photogenic. They are real artists and they were able to light beautifully and direct me toward the most flattering angles. Seriously, every detail was captured with an artistic eye.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
3.5/5.0
Yes, these ladies are nice and professional and they took some great photos of my wedding. However, when it came to ordering the album, that is where I felt that I wasted lots of my time choosing photos, emailing them on a flash drive (as requested by Paper Whites, only to have them sent back and having to start the entire process over again) and then getting screwed for not doing iron clad negotiating of the contract. When I requested some retouching for the album, I was informed that they "outsource" their retouching to an outside vendor and they will charge by the hour to retouch each image. Really? You are not competent to do your own retouching for the album? After paying about 6k for my wedding photo package that did not include an extra hour as promised on the day of the wedding and NO engagement shoot, I felt nickled and dimed. If I had to do over, I would go with another photographer.
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gh
Wedding:
9/17/2011
4.7/5.0
I met the Paperwhites ladies at my friend's wedding a few years ago. I was really impressed with their work and professionalism. When it came time to plan my own wedding, they were at the top of my list. Of course I shopped around but I kept coming back to Paperwhites because of the value, quality of work, and the fact that they shoot digital and film.

On the day of the wedding, Trina and Darcy were great to work with. They weren't pushy and didn't make silly faces to make people laugh- they were just genuinely fun and caring about the work, which put people at ease. My husband and I have HUGE families and we had a million family portraits to take. Our coordinator, Trina, and Darcy said that it was the craziest portrait session ever, but they all handled it in stride. Our friends and parents commented on how fun and easy to work with they were.

The photos came back quickly (less than 4 weeks! Usually it's 6 months!) and they are really beautiful. I also like that we got all of the negatives and CDs of the digital photos. Some photographers only let you have a limited amount.

It's possible to find better deals out there, but when it comes to quality, professionalism, and amazing photos that capture your wedding, it's worth the difference.
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Meg & Robin
Wedding:
8/14/2011
5.0/5.0
I hired Paperwhites Photography for my wedding and have to say that Darcy and Trina did absolutely stunning work in every respect! Not only are they both lovely to work with and extremely professional, their photographs are true works of art- the colors, the focus, the details. I didn’t even notice they were taking photos during the ceremony and yet they managed to capture the most touching moments. They are flexible, fun, and open to anything, even when we decided to make a pit stop in some overgrown vineyards on our way to the reception. I am thrilled with my wedding pictures. I HIGHLY recommend Paperwhites Photography. You won't find anyone better!
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monica
Wedding:
5/14/2011
5.0/5.0
My husband, Alex, and I absolutely loved working with Trina and Darcy of Paperwhites Photography.

Trina was our contact prior to the wedding... In addition to being so cool and easy going, she was very responsive and professional. She truly listened to (and implemented - on our wedding day) our thoughts and ideas. I had seen Trina's work before so I knew we were in good hands.

Both Trina and Darcy photographed our big day - before the wedding, the ceremony and the reception - and they actually made the process of documenting our day very fun! They were both super comfortable to work with, had a ton of great suggestions and were very open to our ideas as well. They even managed to capture several darling photos of our two pups as well as our ring bearer & five little flower girls (not an easy task!). Many of our guests commented on how nice and completely non-intrusive both were.

Trina and Darcy took a TON of BEAUTIFUL pictures that tell a lovely story of our very memorable wedding day. Already we've received so many compliments on our gorgeous photos! We couldn't be more thrilled with their work. They are both extremely professional, talented and creative photographers with an amazing attention to detail.

Thank you Trina & Darcy!!
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AKL
Wedding:
3/19/2011
4.8/5.0
Darcy & Trina of Paperwhites photographed both our wedding and our rehearsal dinner and we just loved them. There were SO many good photos to choose from, they did a fantastic job. The pictures are artist and journalistic, not cheesy wedding photos. The best thing though, is that they are warm and not intrusive. They spent the entire day with us as we got dressed, got to the venue etc. documenting all the great moments before and during the wedding, and they were so unassuming, managing to get so many great shots without getting in the way. We appreciated that so very much. We would recommend them highly to anyone looking for great wedding photographers.

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VeronicaRodrigues
Wedding:
3/5/2011
5.0/5.0
Darcy and Trina were the most easygoing, relaxing photographers to work with. My husband and I are anxious being photographed but they made everything feel so natural and not forced at all. Highly recommend!!!
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Sofya
Wedding:
9/4/2010
5.0/5.0
Darcy and Trina from Paperwhites did a great job at my wedding! We've seen a few sample photos and they're perfect, can't wait to see the rest. They are both so professional, and so pleasant to have around. They totally blended in with the wedding in the best possible way, they were unobtrusive but always present, and all of our family and friends loved having them around, they're hilarious! Also, since they were there with us the entire day, they did an amazing job of keeping us calm and happy, and gave us tons of compliments (always makes you feel great on your wedding day!) You won't regret hiring them!
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Regine
Wedding:
7/3/2010
5.0/5.0
Paperwhites photography captured my wedding in the most perfect way! Their pictures are intimate and warm and really captured the essence of the day. They captured all of the most special moments of the day and I hardly noticed they were there!
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allie s
Wedding:
9/9/2007
5.0/5.0
My husband and i got married on September 9, 2007 (wow, has it been that long already?) in Santa Monica and it was honestly the most freegin' awesome day!!!! sniff, sniff....sigh.

How in the hell do i remember it was such an awesome day you might ask?? Wellll, because i have da BOMB photos as my daily reminder forever and ever and ever.

I'm a research whore and when planning my wedding, this "gift" just kicked into high gear. After looking into many different wedding photographers, i choose Paperwhites for 3 simple reasons:

1. I loved the fact that they were true artists. They shoot mostly with REAL film (who does that anymore?) not digital, so you know that they have mad skills. I found that to be such a dying art and i truly appreciated their talents.

2. I loved them as people. I consider Darcy one of my friends now, she is hilarious. Her and trina are amazing and they work together like a left arm and right arm....seamlessly. Their fun personalities help make the day go more smoothly. They really help you relax and in turn, your pictures come out hella GORGEOUS.

3. Let's face it, who the hell cares about supporting the artistry and liking the photographers if they take crap pictures, right? But, their photos were BEAUTIFUL and at the end of the day, that's the most important thing, eh?

I LOVE THEM, go with them if you want to have wedding pics that you'll cherish for generations.
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Kim Fisher
Wedding:
9/30/2006
5.0/5.0
First off, I want to say how happy I am that my husband and I chose Paperwhites Photography to shoot our wedding. You only have one shot at capturing this event and these photos will be with you for a lifetime and then some! These are my dream pictures and I love them so much! (And might I add that my husband and I are both artists and extremely hard to please people with unreal expectations.) The photos are unbelievably gorgeous, beyond beautiful and there are no cheesey stiff looking "wedding" shots. The photographers all had such an amazing eye in terms of looking for the best pictures. Paperwhites Photography expertly captured the whole event (all the details, guests, special moments-nothing missing). They were extremely professional, thorough, and are technically savvy. There was a clear understanding of lighting conditions, framing, black and white vs. color, the environment in which they were shooting, who we were and what we wanted to see in our wedding photos. That is what separates them from the droves of photographers out there.
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hayeslady
Wedding:
7/24/2004
5.0/5.0
Darcy and Trina are so amazing! We had our wedding in July of 2004 in Mill Valley, CA and they were the most wonderful photographers we could have ever hoped for. They were fun and funny, made us laugh through the portrait session beforehand when we were feeling anxious and were like wedding ninjas the rest of the time capturing great candid moments we treasure immensely.
So professional and talented, I wouldn't have wanted anyone else there with us on that important day. We love them!!!
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