darien photo inc.

About Our Services

Your Wedding To Go On Your iPod!

We can now provide your photos and/or video on your iPod or iPad Load your images to Facebook!! You can order a DVD that will load into iTunes on your own computer, or we can provide to you a brand new iPad or iPod preloaded with your wedding! You can enjoy your wedding day anywhere at any time! Show all your family and friends on your iPod so you won’t ruin or soil your original photographs! Due to the changing costs of equipment, please call us for fees.

Our Mission Statement

It is our belief that a bride with a small budget has just as much of a heart and love for her wedding as a bride with a large budget. We guarantee suburb customer service to all our clients regurdless of their budget. All of our photographers are carefully trained to produce our product in a very specific way using our own photographic techniques and equipment. By interfacing these procedures and techniques with our specially photo lab we are able to produce beautiful quality photographs that are within the reach of any budget, with results rivaling or exceeding most independent studios.

Photojournalism - Posed - Candid?

We believe your wedding is very unique & special. Our photographers are specially trained & equipped to capture your wedding moments, not pose them for you. For example, when you dance that first dance with the man of your dreams, you don’t need a photographer to tell you how! For this reason, we take mostly candid photos, (photo journalism) with the posed formal portraits as you wish. The equipment we use is specialized for this.

Our business & photography methods are very different also. Most studios use a traditional practice of including professional fees in each photograph you purchase. You must pay $25.00 - $50.00 for each 8X10! Photographers doing this try to take as many photos as possible to build a photo inventory (or to get one good image) to sell to you, after your wedding is just a memory. To treasure & preserve these special precious memories, you may have to spend much more than you have originally budgeted, or can afford. Do you really want to miss most of your wedding to take photos you may not want, or may not be able to afford? We charge a fair price for our service,(labor) you get to keep all of the images we create at your wedding or event. Your enlargements are priced as if you were buying directly from a photo lab, because you are! You can print your own photos if you wish!

We use modern High-Tec computerized DIGITAL camera and lighting systems. This allows our photographers to capture all the fun and excitement of your special day. We don’t spend hours to capture your family portraits as our special equipment and techuniques allow us to work fast and efficiently, allowing you to enjoy your wedding. Combining our unique professional lab with our equipment & techniques, we can provide superior service and great value to you! We’re not like your mother’s photographer, but very different and unique.

Photographer Vs Lab Direct Prices

You get the negatives! (Digital files) Make your own prints and albums! You may also want the creative freedom to edit your own images, your way! Most studios combine “creative fees” with lab costs and charge as much as $30.00 to $50.00 per 8x10, and $15.00 to $25.00 per 5x7! Knowing labs charge far less, what would you do? Our fees are very different! We charge a fair price for the photographer’s time (included in the package) and real lab direct fees for professional photographs, not Photographer prices! All contracts include a DVD image disc, all enhanced, with everything we do at your event.
Photographs are made on real silver halide photographic paper NOT “dry style” that most labs now use. Silver halide prints (traditional photographs) have a life of over 100 years. Other processes have yet to be proven.


Our Professional 8x10’s are as low as $5.60
5x7,s as low as $1.95 (contract rates)

You buy photos from us at lab direct prices. This is due to our computer technology & production systems that are only available with professional type labs. With our system, you pay the same prices or less than the photographers pay these labs. There is no “middle man” to pay and mark up the cost more. You pay the lowest lab direct prices, just like the photographers do!

Contracts & Deposits

Planning a wedding takes many, many hours! Except for your new husband, the photographs are all you get to keep when your wedding day is over. We keep our part of your wedding as simple as possible, with no stress! We include a pre-wedding consultation just before your wedding to finalize your plans. Up until this meeting you may change anything you wish such as time and location (anything except the date). At this time the final information is carefully choreographed into a schedule that is to your desires.

A signed contract and a deposit are required to hold your date and the balance is due one (cash or credit card) to three weeks (checks) prior to your wedding. If your contract includes photographs and\or albums, the payment is due for these items after the wedding.You will be billed any balance for additional services over your contract when that work is finished.