Why Dear Darcy?

You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you.

-Fitzwilliam Darcy

I was 15 when I had my first encounter with Jane Austen.  The “Keira Knightley” version of Pride and Prejudice had been released for a little while and I found it for $10 and thought, “Why not?”  I enjoyed Keira Knightley in Pirates of the Caribbean and thought it couldn’t hurt to buy this movie. I heard the cinematography was beautiful as well as the music. What I didn’t know was how enraptured I would be with the plot and characters as well.

After watching the movie a dozen or so times in the course of a couple weeks, I decided to give the book a go. As much as I was one to always say the book is better than the movie, I will admit that I was a little intimidated.  I always thought that the Classics were a little out of reach and meant for older people.

I stumbled upon a well loved copy of Pride and Prejudice at a local thrift store and couldn’t wait to get home and pour over it. Even though the previous owner seemingly highlighted unimportant sections, I was immediately hooked.  It was easy for me to be empathetic towards Darcy — he genuinely loved Elizabeth but just didn’t know how to express himself!

Analysis of Pride and Prejudice aside, it is the kind of love between Darcy and Elizabeth that I am all about! A love that can overcome great trials.  A love that is blind to prejudices.  A love that is unfailing and true.

Classic.

Timeless.

Romantic.

That is the kind of love that inspires me as a wedding photographer.  Dear Darcy Photography is a love letter between a groom and his bride. Instead of letters and words as the medium, I use photographs and albums.  I want to tell your story –or at least your first chapter — with beautiful and true images.

 

You must know… Surely you must know. It was all for you.

-Fitzwilliam Darcy

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