Testimonials

Engagement, Bridal and Weddings

I have worked with Darrel of DragonFyre Photography in a number of weddings where he was the photographer.  I am always impressed with how professional he is while at the same time putting the couple at ease.  I have seen many other photographers who are very professional but not very friendly or warm.  Darrel often jokes with the couple and others in attendance and makes the whole process as relaxing as possible.  He listens to what the couple wants as well as using his own experience to get shots he knows they will like.  If you are looking for a great photographer who is friendly, funny, and works with you rather than directing you, Darrel is your man!
Rev. Arianna Gray, Alternative Wedding Services

We had our engagement party at a local restaurant.  My fiance' and I didn't expect too much from the photos because of the poor lighting and such.  However we were pleasantly surprised at the clarity and depth of color of the pictures.  Also the timing of the photos was excellent; Darrel really caught the emotions of the guests.  The slideshows of the photos, both the PC media file and the DVD, were an added bonus - we loved the transitions and the background music was perfect.
Stephanie Pointer

Having seen what Darrel of DragonFyre Photography could do, we knew the picture quality would be excellent.  Therefore, we asked him to take photos of our wedding and reception.  I was pleased not only with the quality of the pictures, but with the variety of candid shots - he seemed to be everywhere, covering all the action!  The photo gallery was extensive, rapidly available, and secure.  He was very personable and professional, never getting flustered despite the chaos that comes with a wedding day.  We were extremely pleased with the results.  I highly recommend DragonFyre Photography.
John Buswell

I found out about Dragonfyre Photography through our Minister for our ceremony. We were looking for quality pictures on a tight budget.  We were afraid that we would be out of luck, but after looking at Darrel‘s web page and our initial meeting, I was very impressed with his professionalism and the overall quality of his pictures.  Darrel put us at ease and gave us incredible pictures on our tiny budget.  I highly recommend Darrel and Dragonfyre Photography!  You'll be so glad you did!
Krista Purvis

My fiance and I hired Darrel to take pre-wedding photos as well as pictures for our ceremony and reception.  Darrel beautifully captured every expression and every little moment of our day.  Not only were the pictures amazing, but he had the proofs online for us to view within a couple of days, making it so easy to view and order pictures.  Now we can remember every detail for years to come!
Crystal Crawford

From the moment we met Darrel, we knew he would be our photographer.  He was professional but laid back at the same time.  He explained everything he offered as a photographer and as a person.  When it came down to wedding day he was there before we were, all ready to go.  There was never a moment he wasn't behind his camera getting the best shot. He concentrated on not only us but capturing our family as well, to them he was not our photographer he was just another family member at the wedding.  When our "time" was up, Darrel hung around with our family and friends, snapping a few more photos of those goofier moments.  Darrel captured some of the most beautiful memorable photos we could have ever asked for.  For anyone trying to find a photographer out of the thousands out there, you can put your trust in Darrel to not only get the job done, but to also make your wonderful day even more something to cherish.  Thank you Darrel for everything that you did for us and our family on what started out to be a very stressful endeavor, turned into the best wedding we could have ever imagined.  You will always be in our hearts!!

Alan and Randi Bostley
Events (business and personal)
Planning a holiday party for any group of folks can become tedious with all the many tasks.  Darrel of DragonFyre Photography graciously volunteered to take pictures for the 2007 Christmas party for the Collin Counter Event Professionals organization, which saved me a major headache!  Not only did he take great pictures, but he was very professional to work with and made it such a pleasure.  He had our pictures in an online gallery within a day so we could immediately see the great work and select pictures for our newsletter and website.  Thanks so much Darrel!
Wendy Kidd, President Collin County Event Professionals
Portraiture (casual to formal, people to pets)
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Solstice The Bengal Cat

I needed some casual pictures for a online project.  I found Darrel of DragonFyre Photography on the web.  He knew exactlly what I needed and had done that kind of work in the past.  We discussed the project at lenghth and got  together a couple days later.   An online proof gallery was available before dinner that same day !!!.  Darrel spent the extra time to bring out the warmth of the colors despite the fact that clouds had rolled in literally minutes before we started and the results were great!

Dino Pusateri

I took my daughter KateLynn with me to the Collin County Event Professional 2007 Christmas party.  Darrel of DragonFyre Photography was taking business pictures of the event, so I was suprised when he let me know there was a seperate gallery of pictures of myself and my daughter.  He was full of energy and helped my daughter relax and "perform" for the camera, she even demanded a hug from him as he was wrapping up and heading out.  Thanks so much!
Mary McDonald, Custom Books By Mary
Media Services
I highly recommend having DragonFyre Photography and Media Services convert your tapes to DVD.  Darrel recently converted my 19 year old wedding tape from VHS to DVD and I am so glad I didn't wait any longer.  The tape was disintegrating, and I imagine before long it would have been useless.  Now I can stop worrying about losing the one thing I have from that day...  the disintegration process is over!  Darrel provided fast service and the quality of the DVD was excellent considering the age and condition of the tape.  Do it now!
D. Wilkison, Director Financial Aid/Veteran's Affairs, Collin County Community College

I dumped a large bag of old family photos into Darrel's capable hands.  Not only did he do a great job of scanning them and saving them to CD, he did a beautiful job of updating, fixing faded and yellow photos and organizing them.  Now my family will be able to enjoy them for years to come, no matter where we are.  We each have a copy of our family history!
Minnete Riordan, Ph.D., Publisher Scissortail Publishing

Darrel handled a media project for me, converting 200+ print photographs into high-resolution digital format for a storybook I was producing for a client.  The quality of his work was excellent.  He provided great turn around time and gave me a reasonable price.  I'll definitely be contacting him the next time I need help with one of my projects.
Cheryl Schwitzgebel, Heritage Makers Independent Consultant