weddings, Couples, & Elopements

the experience

the 
experience

The imagery created on your wedding day will become your family's priceless heirlooms, making investing in high quality imagery the best wedding investment you can make.

COLLECTIONS

love is priceless. Documenting it is a worthy investment. 

subtle in-between moments, expertly captured with a clean and simple  enduring elegance. 

Your wedding day will become a cherished memory. The imagery will be what endures through generations. When we work together, I will champion your vision and capture the candid moments. Inquire to learn more.

Your wedding day will become one of your life's most cherished memories. The imagery will be the tangible piece that will endure through generations. 6 hours to full day coverage available. Inquire to learn more. 

WEDDINGS

Investment Starting at $2,500

You deserve to celebrate your love and commitment - unapologetically on your own terms. Let's whisk away to celebrate your journey and capture epic memories. 1-4 hour coverage. Inquire to learn more.

ELOPEMENTS

Investment Starting at $1500

Let's join forces and capture the EPIC moment!  
Proposal Collection includes 1 hour of coverage, 3 consultation calls, print release, gallery delivery within 1 week. Same day sneak peeks!

PROPOSAL

Investment Starting at $500

Engagements, anniversary, honeymoon, or just because. Couple sessions are 45 minutes. Includes outfit guide, print release, image delivery within 4 weeks. 35mm film add-on available. 

COUPLES

Investment Starting at $500

Experience the luxury of a bespoke wedding photography journey with me, where high-quality documentary imagery meets a heartfelt process. My approach is all about connection – creating a space where you  and your partner can be your truest selves in front of the camera. Step into a world where your love is fully seen, and your images reflect the depth of your joy and light.

CAPTURING YOUR LOVE THROUGH DOCUMENTARY STYLE IMAGES.

CAPTURING YOUR LOVING CONNECTION THROUGH DOCUMENTARY STYLE IMAGES.

  • You cherish photographs of those candid, real, and unscripted moments more than overly posed shots.
  • You're seeking imagery that captures your personality and is not over edited.
  • You're drawn to timeless, clean, emotion filled images.
  • You deeply value connection and sharing meaningful life moments with your favorite people.

You Might Be My Person If...

Learn more about my process and how connection, creative partnership, and gentle guidance intertwine to  document your love story exactly as it feels.

THE PROCESS

what you can expect from start to finish

Your wedding day will become a cherished memory. The imagery will be what endures through generations. When we work together, I will champion your vision and capture the candid moments. Inquire to learn more.

When you fill out my inquiry form, I’ll be in touch to share all the details and schedule a discovery call so we can make sure we’re a great fit. After that, a signed contract and $1000 retainer fee will officially mark your date on my calendar!

CONNECT

Take the first Step

Next, I’ll send you resources to help you feel prepared and invite you to share details about your vision. I will use what you share to craft natural photos that feel true to you.

COLLABORATE

a Creative partnership

On your wedding day, I will champion your vision, capture candid moments, and guide you through creating photos that naturally tell your story. 8-12 weeks after your wedding day, you’ll receive a completed gallery of those beautiful memories.

CREATE

Storytelling Unfolds

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

"[HIRING DIANA] IS the best decision you CAN make!."

There are not enough good things I can say! I’m a wedding planner and Diana was wonderful to work with. Not only are her photos gorgeous, her professionalism is unmatched. Highly recommend!

JILLIAN

"There are not enough good things I can say!"

Diana is awesome. She’s very attentive to what you’re wanting and envisioning. She takes the time to get to know you so that you feel comfortable. Pictures turned out exactly the way I hoped they would. Highly recommend!

SADIE

"[SHE TOOK THE TIME TO GET TO KNOW US]."

Diana is FANTASTIC!! She went absolutely above and beyond with what she delivered for both our engagement shoot and wedding photos.She really helped us be relaxed in front of the camera and made sure we were able to enjoy our day.

TAYLOR

"She went absolutely above and beyond!"

Our expectations were exceeded. I feel her photos and the experience of having her as our photographer were much better than some of the photographers who were charging a lot more. I chose Diana as our wedding photographer because her photos in her portfolio are not over-edited and they are very natural looking. All the couples actually look happy in them! Our photos turned out great, and they are truly timeless.

RACHEL

"Our expectations were exceeded.!"

FROM MY COUPLES

Recent Love Stories

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I'm based in Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA. If you're inquiring about an international wedding and are wondering if I’m up for traveling outside of the United States, the answer will always be YES!

I have deep Oaxacan roots, so, I offer a special rate for weddings and elopements in Oaxaca, Mexico. 


WHERE ARE YOU LOCATED?

Absolutely.  Please mention your destination (if you have it picked out at this point) in the inquiry form and I can provide you with a custom quote based on location.

To see where I’m headed to next and if it aligns with your upcoming travel, you can view my upcoming travel itinerary below. Travel fees to locations on this list are waived.

DO YOU TRAVEL FOR WEDDINGS OR SESSIONS?

I shot my first wedding in 2008 (on film, dang I feel old!). In the fall of 2019, I launched Joy and Light Photography with the goal of serving couples navigate through their wedding journey with joy and ease. 


HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN A PHOTOGRAPHER?

For weddings and elopements, you'll receive sneak peeks within 3 business days. With the completed gallery delivered in 8-12 weeks. All other sessions have a 2-4 week turnaround time.

WHEN WILL WE RECEIVE OUR GALLERY?

For a typical 8 hour wedding, I deliver a minimum of 500 images. A 4 hour elopement, minimum of 200 images. For 1 hour sessions, a minimum of 30 images. 

HOW MANY IMAGES ARE INCLUDED?

No, I won't. 

My post production is a HUGE part of my work. It's half of the end result I will deliver. You will only receive high resolution edited files. 

DO YOU GIVE OUT RAW (UNEDITED) IMAGE FILES?

Absolutely! My photography journey started in film. For couples interested in slowing things down a bit to document intentional moments. 35mm film photography is available as an add-on. 

DO YOU OFFER FILM PHOTOGRAPHY?

No. My focus is on capturing clients genuinely. I will not manipulate bodies or photoshop backgrounds onto your images. If that is what you're looking for, I am probably not the best fit for you.

WILL YOU PHOTOSHOP US?

Wedding image collections start at  $2500  for 6 hours of coverage. Collections of 6 to 12 hours of coverage are available. Included in all collections: wedding planning guide, timeline assistance, print release, online gallery delivery in 8-12 weeks, back up of images from 1-10 years. Complimentary engagement session with select collections.

Add-ons available: Second shooter, rehearsal dinner, day after session, 35mm film coverage.

Elopement and Micro Wedding collections start at  $1500  for 2 hours of coverage. 30 people or less.
Inquire to learn more.

Proposal Photography Starting at $500 
Couples Sessions  Starting at $500

WHAT CAN WE EXPECT TO INVEST?

If your destination is 30-90 miles from my home (Zip Code 72703), travel fees of $1/mile will be added. If more than 90 miles outside of 72703, mileage, airfare, 1-2 nights lodging, or other travel necessities that pertains to getting to the destination will be added as necessary.  

All will be booked by me and added to your invoice. 

WHAT ARE YOUR TRAVEL FEES?

I do not offer videography. However, I work with a wide variety of talented videographers in the US and Oaxaca, Mexico. If you’d like my assistance in finding a videographer, let me know, I’d be happy to help!

DO YOU OFFER VIDEOGRAPHY? 

I’m always down to help! Once you sign your contract, I will empower you with my wedding guide - chock full of helpful tips, tricks, and a listing of my most trusted vendors. I’ll be more than happy to help you find the perfect vendors, organize your timeline, and support you in anyway that I can!

DO YOU HELP IN THE PLANNING PROCESS?

Yes, I am fluent in both Spanish and English.

 I have deep Oaxacan roots, most of my extended family resides in Oaxaca City and Ayoquezco. You will find me there several times a year enjoying some quality time with my grandmother under the mango trees.

All travel fees waived to destination events in Oaxaca City and the surrounding central valley.

Have questions about planning your destination wedding in Oaxaca? Let me help! I've done it and would love to connect you to the very best in the Oaxaca wedding industry.  

WE'RE GETTING MARRIED IN OAXACA. DO YOU SPEAK SPANISH?

First, please fill out the contact form to inquire about your upcoming wedding, elopement, or session. Once I receive your details, I will reply within two business days to set up a discovery call. If we are a good fit for each other, a $1000 retainer and signed contract will save your date on my calendar!

I accept payment through Stripe or Paypal.

HOW DO I BOOK YOU?

Frequently Asked

February 23-28 // Dallas, TX 
April 23-30 // Sedona, AZ
May 3-10 // Savannah, GA
August 20-31 // Germany & Belgium
September 8-20 // Oaxaca, Mexico
September 20-23 // Austin, TX
December 20-26 // Vail, CO

Adventure awaits! Wherever you are, I'm always up to capture your wedding, elopement or couple session. Book a session or wedding with me in any of the locations on my travel itinerary during my time there, and your travel fee will be waived. 

Travel
Schedule

2024

February 23-28 // Dallas, TX
April 23-30 // Sedona, AZ
May 3-10 // Savannah, GA
August 20-31  // Germany & Belgium
September 8-20 // Oaxaca, Mexico
September 20-23 // Austin, TX
December 20-26 // Vail, CO

Adventure awaits! Wherever you are, I'm always up to capture your wedding, elopement or couple session. Book a session or wedding with me in any of the locations on my travel itinerary during my time there, and your travel fee will be waived. 

Travel
Schedule

2024

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.