About Audrey darke photography

take a look into my life, my passion for love, and my commitments to you. 

Hi, I'm Audrey

she/her/hers

I am a destination wedding & elopement 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 coffee and a good book. My cat, Finn, will take rare breaks in his energetic day to curl up with me – he is good company!

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01. 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

02. My go to author is James Patterson.

03. I love sushi and pizza! 

04. I am always looking forward to football season (even when we are in the middle of it)!

05. I have three younger sisters.

Fun facts about me

A few things I love

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I believe in

RESPECTING OUR WORLD AND ALL THOSE WHO LIVE WITHIN IT

honesty

I seek to create a safe space for us to engage authentically--for you to be your most authentic self, and for me to be mine. In order to do that, I practice open, honest, and proactive communication. I want you to feel educated and prepared for our time together, and if you don't, I want to give you the opportunity to ask any question under the sun. 

inclusivity

I believe that love is love, and take joy in photographing love of all kinds. I seek to capture memories with couples of all sexualities, nationalities, and backgrounds. I also respect and value the diverse cultures I engage with during my travels. When you choose me as your photographer, you are choosing to uphold these values across all landscapes. 

Responsibility

I practice Leave No Trace principles and try to give back to our community every way I can. In addition to donating a portion of my profits to organizations supporting Leave No Trace, mental health, and veterans, my family commits a donation to one non-profit each year. In 2021, we chose Room in the Inn. 


LEAVE NO TRACE

Leave no trace is a set of ethics that focus on leaving the outdoors the same, if not better, than how we found it. I love helping build awareness with my couples 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

Audrey Darke Photography is a safe space for all members of the LGBTQ+ community! All love is welcome here!

I’m going to be honest I will never be the bride that elopes or have an intimate wedding like the ones that I so love capturing. Not for the reasons you may be thinking, but because my family is all very close and very big (I have 30 first cousins on my mom’s side). Which I am okay with. So my day will be filled with many many people, but I’m going to be intentional in how I choose to celebrate with all of my family and friends. 

I realize that everyone chooses to elope or have an intimate wedding for different reasons, but I promise that when you choose to elope or have that intimate wedding, for whatever reason, on that day and every day leading up to it (and after) I will not just be your photographer or elopement guide, I will become your best friend. I will cheer you on. I will help you out when you need it. I will be a shoulder to cry on and I will be there on your big day to help you zip up your dress. 

I vow to empower couples to celebrate their relationship in a way that is uniquely them as they promise their lives to each other because this moment deserves to be meaningful and unforgettable. Where you get married matters; how you say your vows matters; and who you choose to spend the day with matters. Be intentional with every part of YOUR day. 

Why I do what I do

celebrate your love in the way that feels most you

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