Contact Darshana Rajput
About Darshana Rajput:DARS Photography is based out of northwest suburbs of Chicago and currently taking reservations for 2018 & 2019 weddings as well as other major photography events. We serve greater Chicago area & the surrounding suburbs. Our team is also available for travel nationwide. We specialize in South Asian and American wedding photography (Hindu, Muslim, Sikh, Arabic, Jewish, Italian, Latino, Polish, and many more). We have an extensive portfolio which can be shared upon request. Please see our events page for more details.
All of our work is artistically retouched and prepared to your satisfaction. Please check our Google reviews on our latest projects!
A little about Me!
Being a mother, I would always capture photos of my son not wanting to miss a moment of him growing up. As they were called “shots” by me, my husband called them something else…..real moments, memories! And the journey began, as my husband started to support me, although he was jealous in the beginning that my photos came out better. But, happy at the same time since both of us were competing to photograph our life…our son! As he grew, I was jokingly told that I should start taking professional photographs. After repeatedly hearing this suggestion, I decided to give it a shot and start thinking creatively and artistically. The photos came out really live and sharp. The weather turned sunny all of a sudden around me. In pursuit of perfection when it comes to photography, I decided to get some high-end gear and give it a whirl. Some of my close friends showed support by booking a fine portrait session. I was also given a chance to photograph a wedding, but for free since I had to prove myself first. It was a big day for me, a day to photograph a Chicago wedding, an Indian wedding. The wedding day of the beautiful couple turned up very prismatic for all of us. Wedding photography became a passion and obsession thereafter and my goal to capture timeless images of husband and wife solidified instantly. I was excited to make each couple’s big day uniquely personal by sweeping each perfect moment.
First one went superbly well and it gave me extended motivation. After watching many youtube videos successively and taking certain key online classes, I learned all the techniques that professional photographers use to bring each image to life. I also shadowed professional photographers, videographers, and cinematographers who have been photographing for 20+ years. Their years of experience and style of fine art photography inspired me to work harder and make each wedding day just perfect! My husband says that the amount of work that is involved in professional photography is really tedious and boring, but I absolutely love it. My passion is to make sure each of my pictures tell a story, seize the moment and make it resplendent and theatrical. I am a big fan of love stories. I aim to translate language of your emotions into photos, bring them out and freeze in time to be cherished forever. Only then, I feel like I have succeeded or made my clients happy, in an amicably photojournalistic way. My ultimate goal is to become your photographer for all your events, especially a wedding photographer. My ambition is to capture photos of your beautiful wedding in a documentary style, as an ultimate photojournalistic wedding. With your help and support from friends and family, I also want to turn DARS Photography into an award winning photographer. I have lived in Chicago all my life and would love to incorporate Chicago style photography by collaborating with all the wonderful wedding vendors. My objective is to make your wedding album stunning and breathtaking. I review brides magazine routinely to get new inspiring ideas and offer free engagement session on some of my wedding packages. There are many top Chicago wedding photographers and I learn something new from all of them, hoping to become the best wedding photographer.
Where are you located? Do you charge a travel fee for weddings not in your location?
We are based out of Chicago, but available to travel worldwide. A travel accommodation is required if it's a destination wedding.