Thank you for your interest in scheduling a shoot with Darling Photography and Designs.
My name is Deanna and although I believe photography should be welcomed into every part of our lives, I specialise in family, children and baby portraiture. My cute studio is located in Merimbula, NSW on the beautiful Sapphire coast of Australia.
My love and passion for photography has always been a huge part of my life whether I was aware of it or not. I've always enjoyed taking portraits especially and soon discovered my talent for capturing genuine emotion and my unique perspective on the influence landscapes have on people. I love every aspect of my job but by far the best bit is just after a shoot, exhausted from running around, getting the best angles with windswept hair and cheeks already sore from smiling all day, I get to sit down at my computer and explore the shoot all over again. A close second is sharing my perspective with you when you come in for your ordering session. I love giving you a glimpse into how I see your family, all the love, passion and friendship you have for each other.
I believe in preserving memories, capturing a moment and making it last forever. This is why I became a photographer and continue to explore new style of shooting, working with other photographers to gain perspective and develop my skills with training courses and photography workshops.
I can't wait to capture your family and show you how I see your beautiful life.
I have been working as a photographer for 8 years with both natural light and studio equipment. I have been published in Vintage Bride Magazine and am favoured by industry professionals in NSW, QLD and ACT.
I am currently undergoing newborn safety training with the Academy of Newborn Photography.
My favourite things in the world are my beautiful daughter, Pippa and my Husband, Brendon.
When I'm not taking photos or working in my studio, I love going on walks and expeditions with my family, playing guitar, painting and getting crafty with DIY s and creative projects.
The Darling Photography and Designs studio is a beautiful space with a plethora of props, outfits, wraps, fabrics, chairs, stools, buckets and other special items. The collection of backdrops is ever-growing and constantly being updated.
My style is quite natural with organic tones and simple sets. I like the focus to be on the subject, you and your family! I have beautiful decorations and colourful items to make any shoot pop.
Newborn and children can be so unpredictable which is why our studio is equip with plenty of activities for all ages and play zones including a chill out area, armchairs for nursing parents and beverages or snacks from our cafe lounge.