light, airy, timeless wedding & lifestyle photographer

i'm darian shantay. 25. fiance to daniel. mama to my fur babies winston & harrod.

i am a wearer of many hats.  graphic designer by profession. i have been designing for the last six years. i've designed for urban decay, too faced, wet seal and revolve just to name a few. today you will find me in temecula wine country designing for the wineries, hotels and wedding & events. from online advertising, to in house print for magazines, brochures + more.

my heart, however, is with photography. i get so much joy being behind the camera. from in-home sessions, couples engagments to weddings. what i love most are the challenges that come with each job. no two weddings have ever been the same, they keep me on my toes and i love every minute of it!



when i am not photographing a wedding or designing in wine country, you will find me out exploring this beautiful life alongside my fiancé daniel. we love seeing the the world, enjoying a nice glass of bold red and camping out in the mountains together. also, we are currently planning our wedding that will be next spring of 2019!

" you get one life. live it in a way that inspires someone"

i am often asked why photography and what it is that i love so much about it. my answer is simple, the people and the friendships. without a job like this, i wouldn't have met half of the people i have or made any of the friendships i have along the way.

i love hearing from you guys. if you have a special session in mind, just want to say hello or want to shadow me on my next session...

send over an email & lets chat!