Main Office Location:
By Appointment Only
San Francisco Bay Area. Available to travel.
Darcy Padilla is a photojournalist and documentary photographer. She photographs weddings with a distinct style. And as a true photojournalist uses pictures instead of words to tell a story, we suggest you check out her wedding galleries, here and on her website, for the full picture of what she’s capable of capturing.
Darcy Padilla doesn’t just work in a photojournalistic style—she is an actively working photojournalist. She’s worked for both the New York Times and Washington Post. Her work has also appeared in Harper’s Bazaar, The New Yorker, Gourmet and Newsweek. She’s been awarded a prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship and has taught documentary photography at the San Francisco Art Institute.
Darcy is also the recipient of the 2010 W. Eugene Smith Award in Humanistic Photography.
- East Bay
- Monterey and Carmel
- Napa and Sonoma Wine Country
- North Bay / Marin
- Sacramento and Central Valley
- San Francisco
- Santa Cruz
- Solano County
- South Bay / San Jose
- Tri-Valley and Livermore Wine Country
- And other areas by special arrangement.
“My husband and I wanted our photographs for the wedding to be documentary style because we did not wish to take the time for a family portrait session. It was crucial that the photographer be able to capture the emotion of the ceremony without sacrificing the coverage of our family members and friends. Darcy did an amazing job. Without fail people have told me that our wedding photos are unbelievably beautiful, moving and artsy.”
“Her sample of work is amazing and I love that she is a fabulous award-winning photojournalist that captures humanity…but I love even more that her wedding photos capture love and warmth in a ‘non-sappy’ manner. She gives great lighting and decor advice, and can make darker colder spaces look bright and warm.”
“I just love her incredible scope of pictures, the posed as well as candid shots and the great photojournalistic style she has. I’m a huge fan of hers now. I barely needed to have a video of the wedding because she caught so many things. I look back at my album and it has every moment I remember and it just captures the energy and even some of the architecture.”
“My husband doesn’t like to be photographed, but she got some great ones of him. She was very good at getting photos of everyone, even the shy people. She didn’t try to take over the event either, she worked through the wedding quietly and got everything. She just has gorgeous photos with an artistic style all its own.”
“Everyone at the wedding loved her too. She is very natural and blends well with wedding guests. She has a unique style and eye for lighting. She is primarily a photojournalist, so had a very unique take on wedding photography.”
“Darcy was very engaging and interested in helping us capture the day as we envisioned. She worked a very long day for us and kept a positive attitude throughout. Darcy has a very unique photojournalism style; the pictures are very personal and captured our day beautifully. She was super friendly and professional; it was a joy to work with her.”