In this Vendor Spotlight we get to learn more about DL Photography by Darcie.
Darcie Lafountaine is a wedding photographer based in Salem and serves couples all over Oregon and beyond.
You can meet Darcie at the Willamette Wedding Show in Keizer on September 10, 2023 and the Willamette Wedding Show in Salem on February 3, 2024.
What is your role in the business?
Photographer, videographer, owner do it all gal!
What is your business specialty and what makes your company unique from others?
DL Photography, owned and operated by the talented Darcie LaFountaine, is the perfect choice for couples seeking to capture the magic of their wedding day in the Willamette Valley. With years of experience and a passion for storytelling through photography, Darcie knows exactly how to create images that are not only beautiful but also deeply personal.
As a wedding photographer, Darcie takes the time to get to know each couple, learning about their unique love story and vision for their big day. She works closely with them to create a custom photography plan that perfectly captures their personalities, emotions, and style.
From the sweet moments of getting ready to the heartfelt exchange of vows and the joyous celebration that follows, Darcie has an eye for capturing every detail and emotion. Her images are timeless, yet modern, and reflect the true essence of the couple's love and the special moments shared with family and friends.
Darcie's photography business is more than just a job to her, it's a passion that she puts her heart and soul into. She understands the importance of preserving the memories of your wedding day, and strives to provide a personalized, stress-free experience that allows you to focus on what really matters - celebrating your love with those closest to you.
When you choose DL Photography for your wedding, you can rest assured that you're working with a professional who truly cares about creating a beautiful and meaningful experience for you. With her warm personality and expert eye for detail, Darcie will guide you through the photography process with ease, capturing memories that you'll cherish for a lifetime.
Tell us when and how your business began.
Photographer is in my blood, my grandparents were professional photographer in Portland Oregon and I have always been around the business of photography. I started taking photos for my kids sporting events when they were little, over 13 years ago. Then people were asking me to taking photos of friends and family, and it has blossomed into photographing seniors, families and weddings.
What is your location/area you serve?
I live in Salem Oregon but will photographer anywhere in Oregon. I have been known to travel to Mexico and Paris as well!!
How long have you been in the industry? What do you think has changed the most since then?
I have been in the photo industry over 15 years, Wedding industry about 8 years. The biggest change I think I have seen is the evolution of film to digital ~ this has been huge! Everyone has a camera with them all the time, which has been a blessing and a curse. I really like seeing unplugged weddings and seeing more people just wanting to be present in the special day.
What should a couple searching for your category know?
Every photographer is unique and has their own style. I would highly suggest sitting down with each one that you like and get to know them a little. As a photographer we are with you all day and sometimes with you in the most personal moments in your life. You want to find someone that you work well with and you want to have by your side! I get to know my couples from engagement sessions to wedding day and beyond. I love it when we can become friends and watch your relationships grow.
How far in advance should a couple book with you?
Currently I am booked 6-8 months out. I book fairly quickly but I also don't over book myself because I want to be able to give you your finished product, your pictures, within weeks not months!
What are wedding trends you love?
Have you seen the fun video and photos of the couple in the middle of the room and every table or groups of people run up to them and take fun and silly pictures with them! OR when the couple goes to all of the tables at the reception and has super fun and wild pictures with each of them before the song ends.
What are wedding trends you wish were over?
shoving cake in each others face, garter toss, bouquet toss. (some of these are traditional ones)
What are your other hobbies and passions besides creating beautiful wedding days?
I love to scrapbook and make cards, which brings out the creative side of me! I like to camp and fish with my family, and I LOVE to travel the world!!!
Who’s your most played artist on your streaming service? Pitbull and Ed Sheeran
Mountains or Beach? Beach
When you were little, what did you want to be when you grew up? Fashion Designer
Black Tie or Casual? Both
Favorite board game? Dominos (not a board game but it's a game)
Go to beverage? Dr Pepper!!!!
Something people would be surprised to know about you? I am a bit of a Royal family Geek