Hi, I'm Audrey!
I am a destination wedding & elopement (& family!) photographer based in Destin, Florida. I am originally from the small college town of Lexington, Kentucky, but before long my family moved to Toronto, Canada. My most vivid memory from living there is being able to walk into our backyard and straight onto my neighbor’s ice rink, much better than any indoor ice rink I have come across. Fast forward a handful of years, we moved to Nashville where I finished up elementary school and attended high school. I am a graduate of the University of Tennessee Knoxville with a major in marketing with a concentration in entrepreneurship.
I am an avid reader, traveler, and learner. You can never go wrong with a cup of tea and a good book. My cat, Finn, will take rare breaks in his energetic day to curl up with me – he is good company!
Why I do what I do |
My family is big and we are all pretty close (think cousin group chats!). For reference, I am one of 30 first cousins on my mom’s side + 14 on my dads. Which I love! Growing up we had lots of gatherings, but not all of it got documented. SO I became the cousin that would bring my camera to all of our get togethers (starting with my pink little point and shoot). At first, my sisters thought it was annoying, but now everyone appreciates all the memories that are captured. My cousins have pictures with my grandfather now and my mom with her sisters (the list goes on), which might not have happened as often if I had not brought my camera. Those photos mean the world to us and I want to give that to others.
I vow to empower families to celebrate their relationship in a way that is uniquely them because those memories deserve to be captured in a meaningful way. Who you all are as a family matters. How you spend your time together matters and who you choose to be part of your family matters.
we practice LNT here |
Leave no trace is a set of ethics that focus on leaving the outdoors the same, if not better, then how we found it. I love helping build awareness with my families and just everyone in general on how to best practice LNT when we are exploring and enjoying the outdoors! By practicing this and educating others we are coming together to keep nature safe and allow us to enjoy the same places 10+ years down the road!
LGBTQ+ Friendly |
Yes, I am LGBTQ+ friendly! All love and all family types are welcome here at Audrey Darke Photography!
fun facts about me.
- My absolute favorite city to visit and photograph is New Orleans, LA. I mean come on the food, the people, the architecture, the culture - you can't really go wrong:)
- My go to author is James Patterson.
- I love good sushi & pizza! And just food in general.
- I am always looking forward to football season (even when we are in the middle of it)!
- I have three younger sisters.
The I Family // Gender reveal
"Audrey was exactly what our family needed!! She was so flexible and helpful despite impending rain, and us not knowing the Destin area well. I highly recommend her for any of your photography needs, in state or out of state. Her photos are so beautiful, and she has such a special way of making everyone feel comfortable. We are so grateful to have found her!!
The B Family // extended family
"Audrey was a joy to work with! From the very beginning of our contact she was friendly, warm, professional and highly responsive! The value of her services for our family photos was unmatched in the research I did for the Destin/30A area.
During the photo session, Audrey was calm and collected but also so much fun. She got our three toddlers smiling and posed everyone efficiently and helpfully for our larger group shots. She was very clear giving directions to move things along but that left us lots of time for some very special candid photos on the beach.
The photos turned out amazing and I think she did a great job of capturing a lot of dynamic shots of each group/family. And she captured personalities so well. We very briefly discussed some requested shots beforehand and she got them all! And her turnaround time was so unbelievably quick! I know these will be photos that we treasure for a long time. We will definitely look her up again when are back in the area in need of family photos!"
The C Family // Immediate family
"Audrey is a very talented photographer. We are so thankful she was able to switch days when we had to adjust our vacation dates. Our daughter kept talking about her non stop after the session which was an obvious sign she really enjoyed the experience and the memories Audrey helped create for our family."