Hi, I am Audrey!

I am a destination wedding & elopement photographer based in Destin, Florida. I am originally from the small college town of Lexington, Kentucky, but before long my family moved to Toronto, Canada. My most vivid memory from living there is being able to walk into our backyard and straight onto my neighbor’s ice rink, much better than any indoor ice rink I have come across. Fast forward a handful of years, we moved to Nashville where I finished up elementary school and attended high school. I am a graduate of the University of Tennessee Knoxville with a major in marketing with a concentration in entrepreneurship.

I am an avid reader, traveler, and learner. You can never go wrong with a cup of coffee and a good book. My cat, Finn, will take rare breaks in his energetic day to curl up with me – he is good company!

girl smiling wearing a straw hat at a Destin, FL wedding venue

Why I do what I do |

I’m going to be honest I will never be the bride that elopes or have an intimate wedding like the ones that I so love capturing. Not for the reasons you may be thinking, but because my family is all very close anddddd very big (I have 30 first cousins on my mom’s side). Which I am okay with. So my day will be filled with many many people, but I’m going to be intentional in how I choose to celebrate with all of my family and friends. 

I realize that everyone chooses to elope or have an intimate wedding for different reasons, but I promise that when you choose to elope or have that intimate wedding, for whatever reason, on that day and every day leading up to it (and after) I will not just be your photographer or elopement guide, I will become your best friend. I will cheer you on. I will help you out when you need it. I will be a shoulder to cry on and I will be there on your big day to help you zip up your dress. 

I vow to empower couples to celebrate their relationship in a way that is uniquely them as they promise their lives to each other because this moment deserves to be meaningful and unforgettable. Where you get married matters. How you say your vows matters and who you choose to spend the day with matters. Be intentional with every part of YOUR day. 

we practice LNT here |

Leave no trace is a set of ethics that focus on leaving the outdoors the same, if not better, then how we found it. I love helping build awareness with my couples and just everyone in general on how to best practice LNT when we are exploring and enjoying the outdoors! By practicing this and educating others we are coming together to keep nature safe and allow us to enjoy the same places 10+ years down the road!

LGBTQ+ Friendly |

Yes, I am LGBTQ+ friendly! All love is welcome here at Audrey Darke Photography!

girl sitting on the Brooklyn Bridge with the New York skyline
an elopement photographer standing on top of Max Patch

fun facts about me.

  1. My absolute favorite city to visit and photograph is New Orleans, LA. I mean come on the food, the people, the architecture, the culture - you can't really go wrong:)
  2. My go to author is James Patterson.
  3. I loveeeeeee sushi & pizza!
  4. I am always looking forward to football season (even when we are in the middle of it)!
  5. I have three younger sisters.
a child holding a camera

p.s. if you want to book me while I am traveling (if I am available) in the above link there will be a discount + there are discounts to certain locations:)

blue door on a white building with two plants, 30A weddings

florida.

sky view of the Brooklyn City Bridge in New York City, adventure elopement photographer

new york.

seals sitting on rocks while water splashes up near them in San Diego, adventure elopement photographer

california.

city buildings in New Orleans, New Orleans elopement

louisiana.



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my logo.

Small Weddings, Tiny Weddings, Small Intimate Weddings
Small Weddings Near Me, Intimate Wedding Packages

mountains.

represent my roots in Kentucky & Tennessee

ocean.

represents where I am currently & where I love to be

dark sky.

Darke = night sky :)

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