I am an emotive wedding photographer livin’ in Northwest Arkansas capturing authentic souls and candid moments – serving couples in Arkansas and Oaxaca.
When I’m not out photographing some of the kindest souls on the planet, you can usually find me listening to a true crime podcast or cuddling on the couch with my husband and our pups - Desi and Bailey. I'm always on the hunt for new office decor, anything mango flavored, or an excuse to make a target run (just don't tell my hubby, ha!).
And whether you and I are catching up over coffee or having an absolute blast in front of my camera, I’m here to make sure you feel loved, celebrated, and fully accepted.
I'm here to help tell your story exactly as it feels, with all the authentic and candid moments that make it truly yours. I’ll never push for a photo that doesn't feel true to you. Instead, you can trust me to get to know you, help you prepare, and guide you through our sessions and wedding day from start to finish.
I can’t wait to show you just how comfortable, easy, and fun this season can be. I’ll be the first to say that my intimate photography style isn’t for everyone. But if you’re always down to make a new friend, ready to have tons of fun, and not afraid to get a little vulnerable along the way, then it might just be for you.
My photography work may have it's consistent style, but my goal for our time together is to create images that are uniquely yours. At times this means forgoing the expected and focusing on the real moments as they unfold.
Your love story is uniquely yours. It deserves to be told with authenticity. You can be sure that I will never push to create images that don't feel true to you.
It's simple. Let's treat each other the way we would like to be treated - with genuine care, honesty, and respect. Kindness is a BIG deal around here :)
Be assured that this is a safe space for you to come exactly as you are. With open arms, I am here to celebrate your love - regardless of WHO you love. Free of judgement, prejudice, or discrimination. You are fully seen and deeply loved here.
I will have your back from day one! I want you to have a killer experience and amazing photos to go along with it. So, together we will craft a plan so you can relax and be fully present. I promise that when you let go and trust the process - that is when the magic happens!
Being invited into the most important season of your life is a HUGE honor. I don’t want to be just another vendor, but a lifelong friend.
“Diana made me feel very comfortable and able to relax! She is great at organization and was able to speak up and [guide] people, which turned out to be very necessary with our large group family photos! She had us list which shots we wanted beforehand [but] otherwise she read the room and captured everything we would have wanted. All the bridal party and guests got to just enjoy the party and no one had their phones out because we knew photos were being totally covered.
I would say go with Joy and Light Photography if you want happy, timeless photos and be able to relax and feel confident that someone has photos handled.”
- RACHEL & JOSEPH