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Everyone strives to have their Happily Ever After.  Our specialization at storytelling with your images helps bring your wedding day to be just that.  Your Happily Ever After.  

Joy.  Nervous. Excitement. Frantic.  These are the most commonly known emotions for a wedding.  But how does peace sound?  We love peace so much, we want to share it with you.  Peace, in knowing even during those frantic and nervous moments we are there beside you are capturing the day.  When you are in full tunnel vision from the pure joy and excitement, we are behind you and in front of you capturing every smile and tear as they happen.  

From the shadows we are there on one of the biggest milestones we face in our lives.  The day where you are married to that special someone.  As a married couple we know the hectic and emotional day is one of the greatest to be cherished and remembered.  And because of that we have a solid love in sharing your journey from the engagement to the prepping of the big day and through to when you depart your wedding in a frenzy of petals or the low light beauty of sparklers.  Allow us to move around you in the background to capture those treasured moments during your journey.  Let us be your superheros in the night, or day as some cases may be!  

COUPLES & ENGAGEMENT - $500

1.5 hours of shoot time
Private online proofing and ordering gallery
20 professionally edited images
Print release with images
** Some locations have additional costs that are added to session cost. 

Perfect Day Packages - $1800-3000

We offer two Perfect Day Wedding Packages and an Elopement package.  Our half day package is 4 hours of shoot time. Our full day package is up to 12 hours of shoot time. If you are traveling or are a destination wedding, ask us for a catered package!  All include the following: 

No travel charge for anything within 90 miles of our office
Private online proofing and ordering gallery
Basic editing on all images in gallery
Online hosting for 1 year for gallery
Sneak peaks emailed directly to you
15% off albums, canvases and unique print mediums

Add ons available: 
Discounts on Engagement, Bridal or TTD sessions
Second shooter
Travel costs
Hair & Makeup Team

 

BRIDAL & TRASH THE DRESS - $500

1.5 hours of shoot time
Private online proofing and ordering gallery
20 professionally edited images
Print release with images

** Some locations have additional costs that are added to session cost. 

Elopements & Small weddings - $400+

For Elopements and smaller wedding needs, please contact us directly.  We love to cater to our escaping couple and those who want to keep their affair small and comfortable.

Birthdays & Events - $400+

All birthday and events are booked by the hour, 2 hour minimum.  Also included: 

No travel charge for anything within 90 miles of our office
Private online proofing and ordering gallery
Basic editing on all images in gallery
10% off albums, canvases and unique print mediums

Add ons available:
Discounts on multiple days
Second shooter
Travel costs

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Cosplay photography is our of leading specializations.  From detail shots for entering competitions and select groups, to location specific and altered imagery, we help you bring your Persona to life.  

Have you ever had such a love for a character or fandom you just had to make that awesome outfit?!  Or what about a fandom character that you knew was lying in wait for you to just bring them to life?  No matter what style cosplayer you are, we support and love you and the love you have for your fandom!  From conventions to private locations, we want to help you bring your Persona to life. 

Persona is our unique cosplay portraiture session.  Where the session itself is more than just about the images, it's about the character you portray.  With research into every session, we seek out the prime locations to fit your character and you.

All of our Persona sessions are photographed by Lotus.  With her nearly decade's worth of experience as a cosplayer and former model, she will coach you during your session.  From hand placement, to prop usage, and even facial expressions, her goal is to capture you as your Persona.  

Most of our packages now include advanced editing on you image(s) of choice by Colby Jackson Media. 

Basic - $75 

15 minutes of shoot time
Limited to conventions or events
2 people max
Pose coaching during the shoot
Gallery for proofing
3 professional edited images with print rights

Evolved - $150

30 minutes of shoot time
Location or convention
5 people max
Pose coaching during the shoot
Gallery for proofing
6 professional edited images with print rights
1 image edited by CJM

 

MEga - $300

1 hour of shoot time
Limited to location or studio only
Group friendly
Pose coaching during the shoot
Gallery for proofing
8 professionally edited images with print rights
2 images edited by CJM

 

Add ons available: 
Additonal edits by CJM
Additional images with print rights
Multiple sessions at discount
Prime locations across the coast and nation
 

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Have you ever approached a photographer and been given a weird look because you wanted to have your family dressed as Jedis and Siths?  What about having that vintage prom dress your mom wore, but let's get it caked in mud?  Well, look no further!  Because you will face no weird looks here.  Unless our over excited school girl worthy squeels give you one for a change.  

Our themed sessions focus on making you bring that unique and so off beat its weird idea come to life.  No matter how odd is might sound to your neighbor, we think it's awesome.  And we love awesome!  Kabuki samurai? Lets!  Levitation like a stuntman?  Totally!  How about a Doctor Who family?!  OMG YES!!  Don't fear to show us your weird.  Because normal is overrated.  

Or are you a vintage spirit looking for the right look for your Pin up or Rockabilly without being stuck in a studio?  How about something sweet and special to celebrate yourself or give to that special someone?  Or maybe you just want to feel like a model.  We have something for each of you as well.  Our sessions are relaxed, comfortable and full of fun and humor.  With our extended teams, let us give you a day unlike any you've had before.  Where you feel just as magnificent and look just as spectacular as that model in your favorite magazine.  Because you are beautiful too! 

Headshots - $150

Family - $200+

45 minutes of shoot time
Private online gallery for proofing and prints
8 images with print release

Available upgrades: 
Extra time
Additional locations
Hair and makeup artist
Commercial rights

1 hour of shoot time
Limit of 6 people and/or pets
Prime outdoor or indoor locations
Private online gallery for proofing and prints
10 edited images with print release

Modeling Port Builder - $400+

Portrait SESSION - $200+

2 hours of shoot time
Wardrobe styling advice
Select wardrobe available
Pose coaching during session
Private online gallery for proofing and prints
10 edited images with print release
(5) 8x11 prints for physical portfolio

Available upgrades: 
Extra time
Additional locations
Hair and makeup artist
High end wardrobe
Comp cards

Session types include individual portraits, conceptual, maternity, UV and even senior and graduation. 

1 hour of shoot time
Prime locations based on session type/ theme
Private online gallery for proofing and prints
10 edited images with print release

Additional upgrades:
Hair and Makeup
Wardrobe supplied
Private locations

Boudoir - $600+

Choice of Hotel or Studio location
Professional hair and makeup
Private online gallery for proofing and prints
20 images with print release
Choice of 8x8 album or keepsake box with (20)5x7 prints
*All sessions are kept unpublished unless the client states otherwise.*

 

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Have you ever wanted to learn photography? Or do you have a camera that you just can’t seem to figure out how to make it work for you? Don’t fret! Let Lotus of Darkshi Creations teach you the ins and outs of your camera, photography, lighting, posing and so much more with one of her devoted classes. She will spend a minimum of an hour with you, your loved one or child and teach you photography in a simple but proven method that helps you find your passion in photography. Lotus is a trained instructor for Nikon, Canon, Fujifilm and Sony.
All students continue with education after their class with bi-weekly and monthly challenges to be critiqued to further their education via a private group.

One on One Classes - $150

This is a two hour class. The first hour is an hour long instructional that introduces you to your camera, the settings, menu and personalized setup based on what you, the student, wish to pursue in photography. The second hour is a hands on shoot that focuses on your chosen subject matter. From learning how to photograph birds, plants, children or sports.

Posing & Lighting Class - $200

This is a one on one in depth 2 hour advanced course on using off camera lighting, flash and/or strobes while working with a model both indoors and outdoors. Let us show you how to pose your subjects in flattering manners and how to instruct them to do so. See your work transition from natural lighting to controlled lighting in the matter of hours in this class.

Girl Scouts Exclusive Classes - $25 per girl

Learn from a Pro [2 hr class]– Lotus will come in and do a short basics class to familiarize the scouts and their camera. They will then take turns photographing a prop setup with natural and artificial lighting techniques. They will then learn how to take pictures off their cameras, store them onto a computer/phone and learn how to do basic editing and be able to save the altered image and post onto social media.

Selecting Your First Camera [1 hr class] – Lotus will break down what makes a camera work, what to look for in the right camera and how to shop the Previously Owner and New markets without being scammed, oversold and being hurt by faulty warranties.

Photography as a Business [1.5 hr class] – Lotus will do a 30 minute Q&A tell all be all of the good and bad bits of being a decade-long professional in the photography community, how to market one's talents and more.