Welcome to DARS Photography – Chicago American and Indian Wedding Photographer
DARS Photography is based out of northwest suburbs of Chicago and currently taking reservations for the upcoming wedding season as well as other major photography events.
We serve greater Chicago area and the surrounding suburbs. Our team is also available for travel nationwide.
We specialize in South Asian and American wedding photography. We have an extensive portfolio which can be shared upon request.
All of our work is artistically retouched and prepared to your satisfaction. Our goal is to be your highly satisfied and the best wedding photographer.
" 5 stars is an understatement for DARS Photography and Ms. Darshana's services!!! Ms. Darshana, owner and lead photographer of DARS Photography, and her lead photographer Ms. Manisha covered my wife's baby shower event, which we hosted three weeks ago at The Seville in Streamwood, IL. Our baby shower event required a lot of planning since we had a very big celebration (i.e. close to 400 people), and even had a live musical band & a popular singer perform as part of the entertainment program. As part of the planning, my wife and I did A LOT of research on all vendors we had hired for our event, including photography services. After doing our due diligence, we hired DARS Photography for photography services, and I can say with absolute confidence that it was the best decision we made! Ms. Darshana was everything you would want in a photographer. From our initial conversation to event day and even after, her service has been outstanding! She is prompt in picking up calls & sending texts and emails. It is extremely obvious that she really cares about her clients. You never feel rushed talking to her. She takes the time to understand and listen to your event day requirements. Professional, knowledgeable, reliable, and courteous are just a few words that describe her. She is passionate about photography and her attention to small details is absolutely incredible! For example, there were a number of times, where before taking pictures, Ms. Darshana made sure that everyone was posing properly, my mom and my wife's saris were the way they should be, there were no obstructions, and everyone's eyes are on the camera. I remember one time we were taking table pictures, and I looked away for a split second, and she signaled right away to look at the camera. It's amazing when you encounter a photographer, who, amidst a crowd of 400 people, can cover an event so professionally and with such confidence. We received our final pictures a few days ago and all of her and Ms. Manisha's hard work is very evident in the pictures! When you can re-live your entire event through pictures, you know your photographers have done their job with excellence! There were so many pictures that were captured so naturally that my family and I were wondering how and when these pictures were even taken. Normally, I don't take the time to write reviews, but I told Ms. Darshana after the event, even without her asking me once, to tell me where I can post a review because her work truly deserves it. I highly recommend DARS Photography and Ms. Darshana for photography services. I apologize for the lengthy review, but I just wanted to take the time to express my sincerest appreciation for her work and also to let potential future clients know that if you're looking for a photographer to cover your event, look nowhere else! I'll be letting my family and friends know to hire Ms. Darshana and leave the rest to her, they will not be disappointed! Thank you again DARS Photography, Ms. Darshana, and Ms. Manisha for making our event very special! It was a pleasure working with you!"
" We wanted to take the time to recognize the talent, professionalism and efficiency of Darshna to make our big day even more special. Darshna along with Manisha is very professional and polite. They had great ideas for different poses and an eye to capture the right shot. It’s not a easy job to take family pics at an Indian wedding specially with big families on both side; she made the process pain free, effecient and fun! Some pics were posted on the her Facebook page the next day which was a nice touch as we could relive the moment on our honeymoon. She is reasonably priced and provides an excellent service. We both thank you very much for the work you did and for taking such beautiful pictures. Mohit and Kavita Saini"
" Darshana is an incredible photographer! We booked her for our wedding and she was incredibly professional while also keeping the day stress free. She is very flexible and easy going which is a must with a photographer! Not to mention her photos are stunning! She manages to get the shot, but in a non-obtrusive way so that the photos all look candid. Highly highly recommend and will definitely be using her for future events!"
" No amount of stars justify how amazing her work is! Darshana is an all in one package! She is a very positive and sweet person who loves what she does. Her work and photographs speak for itself. Darshana was one of the first photographers we met with as we were looking for someone for our wedding. We hit it off with her right off the bat. She is honest and knows what will and will not work and is very flexible with what we were exactly looking for. We had no idea what kind of poses we were looking for but Darshana was very creative. She has amazing photography skills along with her wonderful assistant Manisha and an amazing personality. Darshana and Manisha are a great team and we could not have been happier to have chose Dars photography to capture our wedding. They definitely started off as our wedding photographers but have become like family!"
" I wish there was an option to give DARS photography 6 or more stars! From the first meeting my wife and I had with Darshana, we knew we wanted her to capture every one of our wedding events. She is extremely kind, easy to get a long with, and she always listens to what we want. Her passion for photography speaks through her pictures. Not only did she capture amazing moments in our wedding events, but she also gave us very helpful recommendations throughout the wedding planning process. Her assistant, Manisha, is also very wonderful to work with! Dars Photography has become a part of our family."
" Darshana is very helpful, patient, kind, and her passion for photography is easily seen in her work. She had a lot of great ideas when taking our beautiful pictures and made my fiancé and I feel comfortable when posing for pictures. Truly loved working with her and highly recommend her and her team!"
" Darshana did an amazing job capturing beautiful pictures. She is very professional. I would highly recommend her to anyone."
" Darshana and Manisha photographed and videographed by brother’s wedding events. They were both very kind and professional. The photos and videos were absolutely stunning and captured each moment perfectly. They catered to every special request we had and were very understanding. They are simply amazing!"
" Having Darshana for our event was one of the best decisions we made. She and her team were extremely professional, right on time and very fun to work with. The best part was when they captured candid moments without letting a single look slip by. Afterwards, the pics were more than what we imagined and everyone loved them. They made me so comfortable that the results were apparent in the pictures. I can not recommend them enough for making your special day even more special."
" We hired Dars Photography’s services for our wedding and we must say we are extremely happy about our decision. Darshana is a proper professional and I love how passionate she is about her work. She gave us a lot of direction that we needed while keeping herself focused amidst all the rituals and traditions of the South Indian community that were new to her, she did a great job in capturing all the important moments in the ceremony which came unannounced. She and her team has captured the best times of our lives so perfectly and our pictures turned out beautifully. Darshana is very patient with her clients and ensures that they are truly satisfied. She has a keen eye for good spots and poses, she turned some ordinary places into beautiful backgrounds for our pictures. I would definitely recommend her!"
" Dars is such an amazing professional. She went above and beyond to cover all of our wedding ceremony. She is very knowledgeable and extremely professional. We will recommend her to anyone who wants to have memorable photos for life. We definitely loved her details and exceptional job. Thank you Dars."
" Our first experience with Darshana’s photography was at a prior family event and we instantly decided to have Darshana photo shoot our wedding as well. We have used other photographers before but Darshana’s work stands out at multiple levels. Picture quality is Super Sharp. She comes up with brilliant location ideas. She remembers even a slightest of the comment/preference and incorporates it in the editing. Prompt turn around. Very happy with every single picture clicked by Darshana!!"
" Darshana did a great job on very short notice for a very reasonable price. I have only seen seen a few photos so far since the wedding was a few days ago; however, only one word came to mind when viewing the photos she was able to complete – BEAUTIFUL! I would use her services again in a heartbeat!!! She is truly an artist. The wedding was on a very dreary day, but her outside photos look magnificent. The poses are wonderful."
" Darshana did an awesome job, our families love all wedding pics taken and she created memories of lifetime for us through her clicks … "
" DARS Photography captured my Baby Shower beautifully! They were very professional and provided excellent service. I especially appreciated their fast turnaround time. Darshana always responded to my emails within 24 hours and even provided a mini "sneak peak" album the day after the event. In addition to being talented, Darshana and her photographers are very nice and easy to work with. I'm so grateful to DARS Photography for ensuring my family and I have amazing memories of such a special event."
" Best Professional photographer that I know of."
" Darshana photographed our wedding photos and we are beyond happy with how everything turned out. She made us feel comfortable and at ease when shooting our photos. She had great location ideas as well as positions for great photos. Highly recommend! "
" Darshana was our wedding photographer for all of our events. She was so easy and fun to work with. She has an eye for the perfect location and shot and helped us feel so comfortable with all the pictures that we took. The pictures that we have gotten back so far have been AMAZING! I highly recommend Darshana and DARS photography and won’t hesitate on using her again! Thank you for all of your hard work!"
" Dars Photography’s service was phenomenal! Darshana is an amazing lady and she exactly knows what her clients would expect from her. She is very punctual and understanding. We truly loved her work and wish to book her again in future."
" I hired Darshana for my Bridal Shower and I absolutely loved working with her! She had a lot of good ideas for poses and really made an effort to make sure I was looking my best for all off the photos. I appreciated that she told me when my hair wasn’t right or something instead of just clicking pictures. The photos also came out so beautifully! You could really tell that she worked hard on editing. I was so impressed that I plan on hiring her for my wedding reception as well."
" Dars Photography is the way to go on your special day! Darshana is very personable and responsive to every need of the couple! She made sure to capture all the important moments. Her style is creative and thoughtful! I definitely recommend Dars Photography for your special ocassion!"
" Amazing work!!!! Our wedding pictures look perfect!"
MujtabaWedding and Reception
" I really loved the way she took my sister’s wedding photos. "
" It’s true that a picture is worth 1,000 words but with Dars Photography a picture is worth much more! With a plethora of choices for photographers in IL we couldn’t haven’t been happier to have chosen Darshana to capture our special moments (surprise proposal and engagement ceremony). Her creativity, photography skills, and amazing personality sets her apart from the rest! Can’t wait to have her capture our future memories!"
" We hired Darshna for the photoshoot of our 6 months old daughter.. She did an amazing job working patiently with the baby, she even made the props specially for my daughter’s shoot.. She has very creative and different ideas, and even takes into consideration your requirements and suggestions of poses.. I would definitely recommend Dars Photography.."
" I’m writing this review from the point of view of another photographer. I’ve always admired Dars’ work. It’s uniquely evocative and full of artistic expression. She is very good at capturing the essence of important moment in a photo-journalistic way. Viewing her portfolio I can almost feel as having been part of an event even though I was not there. Client reviews are overwhelmingly positive, which is right and well deserved. Highly recommended, especially if looking for more than just photos but rather vivid memories of those special moments! [flickr.com/inspiredan]"
Rinku SModel Photo Session
" She is a true artist and master of her work. Emphasis on Artist! She takes wedding photos to a whole other level.The photos were just beyond anything we could have imagined."
" Mrs Rajput is awesome in capturing moments . She creates beautiful memories for all her clients , no matter what the project is . She is passionate about her work and the final product she delivers to her clients . Very creative and detailed oriented is what describes her . I have personally hired her for many projects and needless to say that each exceeded my expectations. Love her work and she is as a person ..Thank you Darshana"
" Darshana is an amazing photographer…she made me feel so comfortable and took beautiful photos…My experience was awesome with her and I recommend Dars photography to everyone… "
" Dars photography provided very good service and the outcome of the pictures were excellent. Would definitely recommend others. Thank you! "
" I called Darshana and talked to her about my daughter’s first bday party . She was very polite and helpful on phone. She understood how I wantedto make my little one’s birthday memorable forever. After that we directly meet at the Venu. She was very punctual about time. She did amazing job for us and took stunning pics of my 2 daughters , who are quite young to cooperate with us. Darshana gave nice effects to the pics. When I share our pics with our guests, they gave us so many compliments. All credit goes to Darshana."
" Darshana was very approachable and professional during our baby shower photo shoot. We were so thankful she was available on a short notice. She captured some good quality pictures and can’t wait to take some more after the baby arrives!!"
" Darshana is very personable and creative to every need of the couple! She captured all the important moments and very cooperative to your needs.I definitely recommend Dars Photography for your special ocassion! "
" Darshana was our photographer for the baby shower this September. We have truly loved her work. Pictures are crisp and her editing is good. Kudos to her sharpness even when she uses a handheld camera. She is prompt in giving the edited pictures. Looking forward to working with her again!!!!"
" 5 stars doesn’t adequately describe how wonderful Dars Photography is. Beautiful beautiful pictures and an absolute joy to work with. She has such a great eye for angles and poses. I used her for family pics with my sister, and she made us feel so comfortable and confident. These were hands down the best pics we have ever taken! I highly recommend Dars, I will be using her service for every event !!!"
" Awesome photographs = best memories of a lifetime. She does amazing quality work. She even provides customized tips on locations and poses and clothing. Can’t think of a better photography partner to capture memories for family milestone celebrations and events!"
" Had a great experience with Dars photography. Darshana captured beautiful memories of our event. She was early, very professional and delivered the pictures on time as she had committed. We would definitely go with Dars photography for professional shoots of events and potraits in the future. All the very best Darshana. Keep up the good work:)"
" Got their reference from one of our friends, hired them for a surprise party event! And we are glad we had them to shoot our event. They made sure to capture the best and delivered what was promised! Keep up the good work!!!"
" Great experience. Very professional and well prepared with her latest equipment. We have done multiple photo shoots from her if past 2 years, and the results have always been mind blowing. What I really like in her photography is that she captures the moments during an event. I’ve seen her work of wedding, and the results are stunning. For any family portraits or big event, I would strongly recommend her."