Devoted Canine Conversationalist, wife, & Empathic Storyteller

hey there i'm Diana

 Devoted Canine Conversationalist, Wife,
& Empathic Storyteller

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My photography is fueled by empathy and a keen sense of observation, capturing moments that are unguarded  and real. Understanding that you seek more than just beautiful photos, I focus on encouraging genuine connection from the start. Through thoughtful questionnaires, session guides, and years of expertise, I aim to create a comfortable space for you, reflecting my own passions for running and cooking for others, where dedication and service are at the heart of what I’m all about. 

From the nostalgic click of a film camera to capturing the unscripted joy of your wedding day, my journey in photography has always been driven by a profound appreciation for life's genuine moments. 

More Than Just Pretty Pictures.

My purpose is simple: to capture photos that resonate with your true self by nurturing connection and providing comforting guidance long before you step in front of my camera. Are you ready to create images filled with emotion that will stand the test of time? 

CAPTURING REAL MOMENTS WITH GENTLE GUIDANCE AND TRUE-TO-YOU IMAGERY.

  • Oaxaca, Mexico
  • Colorado
  • Austin, TX
  • Big Sur, CA
  • Italy
  • France

Wherever you are in the world, I’m always up for an adventure to capture your wedding, elopement or couple session. Book a session or wedding with me in any of the following locations and your travel fee will be waived.

My Bucket List Travel Destinations 

I want any future bride to know that if you choose Diana as your wedding photographer it will be one of the best vendor decisions you make. Diana will look out for you and champion you throughout the whole process and your photos will be everything that you hoped for and more!

ELIZABETH

"everything that you hoped for and more!"

Diana was incredible and thoughtful! She really takes your vision for your special day and brings it to life through her photography!! My wedding photos came out absolutely beautiful, couldn't ask for a better wedding photographer!

CHELSEA

"[OUR VISION CAME TO LIFE THROUGH HER PHOTOGRAPHY!]"

Diana with Joy and Light Photography is amazing. Her photos are fantastic. But even more is you can truly tell she values your experience. She took care to make sure everyone was comfortable and it really shows in the pictures. Genuine smiles for a genuinely great photographer and photo experience.

CAREY

"she values your experience."

As a man I was always drug to photo shoots by my fiancé because let's be honest I didn’t care about photos. I can say after meeting Diana and getting [our engagement] photos back my mind is changed. She made it easy to be myself and she did a great job capturing the love between us.  She has an amazing style and knows how to crack jokes so it’s never awkward. 

ENRIQUE

"She made it easy to be myself!"

From my very first interaction with Diana, I knew we needed her as our photographer. Above all else, her spectacular photography skills brought our love to life and has been one of the most special parts of  our wedding experience.

Seriously, you NEED Diana in your life. Her photos and the woman behind the camera truly radiate joy and light.

MADISON

"Seriously, you NEED Diana!"

FROM MY COUPLES

Recent Love Stories

Joy and Light Photography is a wedding and elopement photographer based in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Servicing the local area of Fayetteville and the surrounding NWA areas. Often provides services for weddings across the U.S. and Oaxaca, Mexico. Specializes in candid, documentary style wedding portraits that are real, emotional, and natural.  Northwest Arkansas is home but available for travel worldwide.