hello & welcome . . .

I'm Darian Shantay. 26. Fiancé to Daniel. Mama to my fur baby Winston.

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 Orange County designing for the wine and spirits companies. 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, engagements 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 OC, 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 this 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!