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Specializing in documenting intimate weddings, Darling Mine Photography is a business based in Niagara Falls, Ontario. With a photojournalistic approach, Darling Mine's team will allow your day to unfold organically so that natural emotions can be captured. Darling Mine's images reflect contemporary and photojournalistic styles of photography.

Darling Mine takes a very limited number of weddings per year to ensure the best possible client experience. Book early to ensure your date is available

Services offered

Couples can choose from several wedding collections that include high resolution images and a complimentary engagement session. Engagement sessions can also be booked separately. Smaller collections are also available for elopements.

Pre-set wedding collections include the following: -

  • Continuous hours of coverage
  • A second photographer
  • Professionally edited images in high resolution on a custom USB for you to print and share
  • An online viewing gallery for 30 days

Couples can also add albums, prints, canvases, and more options to any collection. The business has liability insurance.

Areas covered

Darling Mine Photography offers photography services in Niagara Falls, Niagara-on-the-Lake, St. Catharines, Welland, Thorold, Fort Erie, Port Colborne, Hamilton, Grimsby, GTA, Toronto, Ontario, and all of Canada.

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One event per day
2nd shooter
Engagement shoot
Liability insurance

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Digital files

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Which of the following are included in the starting price?

One event per day
2nd shooter
Digital files
Engagement shoot

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One event per day
2nd shooter
Digital files
Engagement shoot
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Albert Sent on 07/06/2023
5 out of 5 rating

More than you would expect!

Sam from Darling Mine was amazing. From our first impression, she was very friendly, easy to get along with and passionate about her work. From initially asking for a quote to having Sam and her partner Jess be with us on our special day, we can't recommend her enough! She was very supportive throughout our hectic day and guests even commented on how efficient and professional she was.

You'll be in the best hands with Sam!
Samantha R. Sent on 22/10/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect Experience!!

Sam of Darling Mine and her assistant Jess were absolutely PERFECT for our wedding day. Sam and I met and instantly clicked. Having her there for all the most intimate moments of the day was just seamless. I told her we wanted mostly candid shots, as we aren’t huge fans of posed photos and she absolutely nailed it. Our photos are amazing and capture the feelings and vibe of the day so perfectly. I can’t recommend her enough!!!
Tesla B. Sent on 17/02/2023
5 out of 5 rating

There is no one better!

We were fortunate enough to have worked with Samantha three times: our engagement photos, our COVID mini-wedding in 2020, and then our full reception in 2022! She was so incredibly patient, understanding and flexible during the pandemic, and was always responsive to our questions. But most importantly are photos are INCREDIBLE. She and her team captured so many beautiful moments throughout our wedding that I am so thankful we will cherish forever. If you are looking for someone who will capture moments big and small, Samantha is the right one for you! Everyone has been blown away at the photos! She made everyone feel comfortable in front of the camera, including my brother in law who has ASD and typically does not like to have his photo taken. Nothing ever felt too posed, and the photos all capture who we are as a couple. I could keep rambling on but you get the point! She's the best! Hire her and you will have a lifetime of stunning photos to look back on.
Taylor Z. Sent on 04/02/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Captured the experience and emotions

Samantha is a wonderful human with an amazing soul! I felt relaxed with her immediately, and felt like old friends. She helped us with so many details, and made planning stress free and enjoyable. Day of, she kept the pictures flowing and everything was cohesive and professional. I feel she went above and beyond my expectations, and accommodated our needs wonderfully. If you want to remember how your wedding day felt, and not just looked, Samantha is the one!
Jen P. Sent on 15/02/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Simply the BEST!

Samantha without a doubt was our only choice of photographer after our initial meeting with her. Her style and love for capturing life authentically is what reeled us in from the start. She is a TRUE artist in the industry. We are SOO grateful that she agreed to capture our engagement session and our big day! We felt so comfortable working with her and she produced images that we will forever cherish. With every little detail expertly crafted and planned, Samantha ensured to be professional, keep our wild wedding party in line and produced breathtaking images of us all that showed our true sappy selves. We can’t wait to continue working with her in the future!!! We will always highly recommend her. She’s SIMPLY THE BEST!!!
Andrea P. Sent on 26/11/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Can't go wrong!

Our experience with Sam has been nothing short of heaven sent! She has been with us since our engagement shoot back in 2019 and bore with us through the pandemic and helped us stay calm. Having her at our wedding felt like we were with just another member of the family. You will not regret hiring her!
Noelle C. Sent on 16/09/2020
5 out of 5 rating

The best photographer ever!

Samantha is no doubt the BEST photographer we have ever met. Shes extremely personable, which makes the sessions so fun and comfortable, very professional and talented. Each photo leaves us breathless. Any event in the near future we will definitely return to Samantha to help capture our event. Thank you for all of your amazing work!! We hope to work with you again soon in the future!
Jennifer Sent on 15/09/2018
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect for Our Wedding

We hired Samantha for our wedding last weekend. From the first time we met her, she was hired! My husband and I instantly fell in love with her professionalism, caring personality, and charm. From day one, she took the time to see if I needed anything or even dropped in to say hello. On our wedding day, she was so understanding and always took the time to ensure that I was okay. She fit right in with my wedding guests, and had a blast at the guest table with my family. Thank you so much, Samantha!!!
Kaitlyn Sent on 26/03/2018
5 out of 5 rating

The perfect choice!

They say your wedding day goes fast, and it’s the truth. So much planning and anticipation for a single day and then it’s gone. This is why it is so important to have a great photographer. You want someone to capture the little moments, the big moments, everything you felt (so many emotions!) and how much it all meant. When I look at our wedding photos I see it all, and I love knowing I will always be able to look at them and recall with such clarity all those moments. Samantha – Darling Mine Photography is an amazing photographer and I am so glad we chose her to capture our big day. There could not have been a better fit for us on this monumental journey. She was such an asset during the planning; she is organized, always got back to us quickly and was there for anything we needed. I thought it might feel strange to be photographed but she put us at ease and was able to capture images that truly show our love for each other. The day of, Samantha and her assistant were fantastic. As a person Samantha is warm, kind and thoughtful, just absolutely lovely. She was so great to work with and we love all the images she captured for us. I highly recommend Darling Mine Photography!
Holly M. Sent on 07/09/2017
5 out of 5 rating
My husband and I can't say enough about Samantha. First of all, she was incredibly kind, helpful and responsive during the whole process of planning. During the engagement session, and the wedding, her presence had my husband and I feeling comfortable enough to express our genuine feelings, and she and her assistant Jessica captured them perfectly. We've already got a few teaser shots back and they are incredibly stunning. She's also got amazing reflexes - she was right there, with her camera out capturing every significant moment throughout the night. (My husband said that he thought in another life she could have been a gunslinger in the old west)! We have total peace of mind that the memories our special day was perfectly documented and preserved thanks to her amazing work.

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Darling Mine Photography Real Weddings

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Meet the team

Wedding Photographer

Hi! My name is Samantha and I am the face behind the camera at Darling Mine Photography. I've been documenting my own life as long as I can remember and began professionally shooting about 13 years ago. Weddings was something I fell madly in love with about 10 years ago - so many incredible emotional moments and sweet couples with love stories that went beyond just the one day.

I am thankful to be chosen to be there for each of my couples and their wonderful families and friends. It's an honour to be there to document these fleeting moments and details. I use a documentary approach to a wedding day, focusing on the relationships and connections you have with each other and your loved ones.

I can't wait to chat and hope that I can be a good fit for you!

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