Beyond just pretty photos, your story deserves to be documented exactly as it feels, with all candid moments that make it truly yours. My photography approach is simple, I’ll never push for a photo that doesn't feel true to you. Instead, I invite genuine connection and offer gentle guidance to help you feel at ease in front of the camera. So, if you're dreaming of emotion-filled images that look as they felt, I look forward to connecting with you. 

documentary style Wedding and Elopement Photography in true to life color that will stand the test of time.

Candidly Documenting 
Epic  Love Stories

ARKANSAS WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

An emotive wedding portrait photographer focused on capturing candid love, real stories, and epic connection. Specializing in weddings, elopements, and proposal photography.  Based in Northwest, Arkansas (Fayetteville, Bentonville, Springdale, Rogers, Eureka Springs, & Cave Springs) and Oaxaca, Mexico.

MEET DIANA

Devoted Canine Conversationalist, Wife, & creative entrepreneur

FOR the couples who want a stress free experience and images that capture genuine moments with their favorite people. 

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Diana is FANTASTIC!! She went absolutely above and beyond with what she delivered for both our engagement and wedding photos. It’s very clear that she loves what she does, both due to the exceptional quality of photos she delivers and the presence she brings. She really helped us feel so relaxed in front of the camera and made sure we were able to enjoy our day and how much we love each other.

TAYLOR

"we felt so RELAXED IN FRONT OF THE CAMERA!."

Diana was incredible to work with and always so sweet! Our photos turned out absolutely gorgeous, and I couldn’t be happier with the way she captured our big day. We got sneak peeks shortly after our wedding day! She worked with us in any way that we needed and was always happy to do so! I definitely recommend Diana for any of your photography needs!

DESTINEE

"OUR PHOTOS TURNED OUT ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS!."

We instantly knew Diana would be perfect to capture not only our wedding day. Her photos are phenomenal but her guidance along the way has been one of my biggest blessings. We [simply] wanted to find someone bilingual who [spoke spanish and] could communicate with our family but we [received so much more and] gained a friend in the process. I seriously cannot recommend her enough. I book her for every life event and will continue forever.

KENNEDY

"HER GUIDANCE HAS BEEN ONE OF MY BIGGEST BLESSINGS."

Wow. I can’t recommend Diana enough. From the first time I met Diana I felt so taken care of. She is intentional about making sure that she will be a great fit. You get so much more than a photographer when you work with Diana. 

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

"FROM THE FIRST TIME WE MET, I FELT SO TAKEN CARE OF!!"

Diana is amazing!! We were so comfortable with her and that always makes for better photographs!! She communicates very well ahead of time and her follow up is fantastic!! She made our day extra special. Her photography is beautiful and her spirit is full of joy and light so the name fits her well. I would recommend her for any event you have!!

CINDY

"We were so comfortable!"

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.