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Darlington Studios offers photography and cinematic videography for weddings and engagement sessions. It is owned and operated by husband-and-wife team Paul and Melanie Darlington. Based in Barrie, Ontario, they believe that the key to creating beautiful images begins with the relationship between the photographer and the client. Their relaxed process ensures the entire experience is positive and enjoyable for couples.


Photography talent runs in Paul's family. He was inspired to pick up his first camera when he saw some amazing images taken by his grandfather, who was a navigator for the R.C.A.F. in WWII. Paul first worked as a photographer at the Museum of Horror and Torture in London, England, where he met the Rolling Stones and Blondie. He later was a photographer for Princess Cruises. Melanie is a graduate from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Radio, Television and Film production and a had a concentration in Russian language. She has worked as a casting director for extras in the movies Chain Reaction and Blues Brothers 2000.

Services offered

Couples can choose from wedding packages that include an engagement shoot, high-resolution images, and the following:

  • Additional hours
  • Multiple locations
  • Albums
  • Canvas
  • Digital files
  • Prints
  • Save the date
  • Thank you cards

Darlington Studios's work is covered by liability insurance.

Other services

Darlington Studios also offers services for maternity sessions, newborn sessions, portrait sessions, and anniversaries. Paul and Melanie use state-of-the-art DSLRs and professional audio equipment to capture high-quality images and videos of celebrations.

Areas covered

Darlington Studios covers weddings in Toronto, Vaughan, Collingwood, the Mukoka area, and beyond.

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Frequently asked questions

What primary photographic style do you identify with?


What photography services do you offer?

One event per day
2nd shooter
Add'l hours
Engagement shoot
Liability insurance
Multi. locations
Trash the dress

What photography items do you offer?

Digital files
Flush mount
Save the date
Thank you cards

What is the starting price for your wedding photography services?


Which of the following are included in the starting price?

Engagement shoot

What is the price of your most popular wedding package?


Which of the following are included in the price of your most popular wedding package?

Digital files
Engagement shoot
Flush mount
Multi. locations
Slideshow / montage
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Reviews for Darlington Studios

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Brittany P. Sent on 01/08/2019
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Wedding -July 2019

Paul and Melanie are AMAZING!
They are so sweet and easy to talk to. They make you feel very comfortable from the moment you meet them.
The photos we have seen so far are gorgeous - I couldn鈥檛 have asked for a better person to capture our day. The video is unbelievable!! My husband and I can not stop watching it. We absolutely love it. I would recommend Darlington Studios to anyone! I recommend going to their blog and checking out our video you won鈥檛 be sorry you did once you see their amazing work!!!

I can鈥檛 wait to use them in the future for maternity photos/ family photos.
Greg Sent on 26/10/2018
5 out of 5 rating

Excellent work!

We hired Paul and Melanie for our photography & videography and were extremely impressed! They're passionate about their work and the photos & videos turned out great. They always go the extra mile and are both genuine and friendly people. We would highly recommend them!
Excellent job done, by 2 excellent people
Matt Sent on 16/10/2018
5 out of 5 rating


Paul & Melanie made every experience with them memorable, comfortable, and fun. They were open and warm with us from our very first chat and from the engagement photos until the last photo on our wedding day, they were so easy to work with.

They really brought out the fun and love in our relationship with so many candid shots and their eye for good lighting and great spots for romantic shots were amazing. We have so many photos to choose from it will be hard to pick which ones we print.

On top of all of the great photos they were patient with our families, our hectic schedule, and how hectic the day can be. Our time spent with them will be some of our most memorable from the day and we can't recommend them enough.
Silvie M. Sent on 17/01/2017
5 out of 5 rating
My husband and I had Paul of Darlington Studios capture our wedding this past December and he did a phenomenal job! He was a pleasure to work with, made us feel comfortable, and even made us spending time outside in the snow bearable! The photos we have seen on Darlington Studios blog are incredible, and we cannot wait to get all of the photos from our special day! If you are ever looking for a quality, professional, friendly photographer that has the perfect creative eye for capturing stunning photographs, look no further then Darlington Studios!
Thanks again Paul! We love you!
Kendall W. Sent on 30/11/2016
5 out of 5 rating
Paul & Melanie are a joy to work with and are so extremely talented! Anyone looking for a photographer/videographer that will put you at ease on your big day, make you laugh and keep your best interests in mind always then do yourselves a favor and contact Darlington Studios!! They captured our day perfectly and we loved having them at our wedding!
Katelyn A. Sent on 06/07/2014
5 out of 5 rating
Paul and Mel are both wonderful people to work with and their pictures were everything that we could have imagined from our wedding. They make posing for pictures easy and are both very artistic with photos and backdrops. We also got the fusion video and it was amazing!! We were not sure about getting the video at first but decided we should and are so happy as it was AMAZING and a great way to relive the precious moments of the wedding. I hope everyone reading this chooses Darlington Studios you will not be disappointed.
Marion L. Sent on 14/10/2013
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We were so pleased to have Paul and Melanie from Darlington Studios as our Official Photographer and Videographer for our wedding! Paul and Melanie are very professional and at the same time, friendly, kind and even before our engagement shoot, we thought of them as friends as opposed to our "photographer and videographer." It was always a blast being around Paul and Melanie and we could tell they paid attention to every little detail either when discussing things with us, or whether it be them going off and taking shots/footage on their own. They did such a wonderful job at capturing every special little moment of our wedding! I think what differentiates them from all the other photographers/videographers is the fact that they're husband and wife which is really cool! The special highlight film they made for us was everything we were hoping for and it鈥檚 simply perfect in every way! The highlight film provided by Darlington Studios is definitely something very unique and beautiful that you can share with the rest of your family. A lot of people who couldn't attend our wedding was very impressed with the highlight film and it gave them a very good sense of how it would have been like if they did come to our wedding which is pretty amazing.

Paul and Melanie were very flexible in using different forms of communication with them such as Skype, e-mail, or text. They provide incredible value and their quality of work is worth every penny!

I would recommend Darlington Studios to anyone looking for a photographer or videographer. Their rates are competitive and you will be surprised with the value that you get from them!
Kris C. Sent on 25/05/2013
5 out of 5 rating
Melanie & Paul were awesome :) They were very friendly, very creative, and very fun to work with. The highlight film was perfect! All of our guests commented on how beautiful and creative the video was and how they've never seen anything like it! It was the perfect showcase of our wedding!
Jenn A. Sent on 19/01/2012
5 out of 5 rating
I can not say enough positive things about Darlington Studios. From the first moment that we met with them they were nothing but gracious, professional and attentive. I would and have been highly recommending them to all my friends and family, although I think in many ways our wedding video speaks for itself in that area.

Things we loved about Darlington Studios:

We found so many vendors forgot to engage us as people, this was NOT the case with Darlington. They showed great care about us as a couple, our story and how we wanted to capture those special momments.

They showed the upmost professionalism. I would dare say the final product was flawless. We LOVE our wedding video. We are looking forward to being able to share our wedding day with our kids one day and we know they will be able to experience it as if they were there as did friends who were unable to attend.

They were willing to work within the confines of our budget and still provide us with excellent quality and phenomenal coverage. They paid attention to many details that we had missed ourselves in the busyness of the day and got to experience when watching the video.

We will cherish the video of our wedding that Darlington provided and love sharing our highlight video across social media with family and friends.

We have no hesitation in wholeheartedly recommending their services.
Crystal D. Sent on 16/01/2012
5 out of 5 rating
What can I say, Paul & Melanie are an awesome team. They were so easy to deal with and kept us laughing throughout the day. Their photography/videography is amazing and I have gotten so many compliments!!! They not only captured our day to perfection, but our personalities, which definitely showed in the photos/video. Thank you Paul & Melanie for capturing our wedding day for us. We wouldn't have wanted anyone else there but you two!!!!
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55 Grants Way L4N 0J4 Barrie (Ontario)

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