CONGRATULATIONS, you're engaged! Welcome to one of the most special and significant seasons in your life! Throughout your engagement season, I don't just want to be your photographer: my goal is to truly come alongside you and serve you as best as I can. If you need an ear to listen to those wedding planning frustrations, help you finalize any last minute details, and really get to know you and your story, I am your girl! On your wedding day, I want to be someone that you can trust, lean on, and who is cheering for your happiness every step of the way. When it comes down to it, your day has everything to do with YOU, and you can count on me to make sure you remember that. I'll be the one behind the camera giving you fun prompts that you can just lean into and fully be yourselves, but I'll also be the one to help you bustle your dress if you need it, hand mom a tissue, or whatever else you may need that day. I'll help guide you into poses and cheer for you behind the camera, but at the end of the day, I want you to fully experience your wedding day in YOUR way - and I'll be capturing all of those real, authentic moments.
A little bit about me: I have been married to my college sweetheart for 4 years, and we live in Northeast Ohio with our sweet pug, Teddy and our kitty, Simba. I grew up on the small Caribbean island of Trinidad and Tobago, and moved to the US when I was 14. I loved growing up in such a vibrant and colorful culture, and I believe that has impacted my style of photos the most! I want to impart that same joy, warmth, and happiness through my photos, and give you tangible memories that make you just jump right back into that moment when you see it.
The Lord has truly blessed me with this passion for creating and love for people, and I love being able to live that out through this avenue! I honestly love getting to know people and building relationships even more than photography. If you think we might be a good fit, feel free to reach out! I can't wait to hear your story!
Light filled, vibrant and airy photos with a focus on genuine moments.
Sitting on a tropical beach, ice cold coffee in hand, with my husband and my pug next to me :)
"I cannot begin to explain how much I loved Yogi Smith Photography. Dilshad is a photographer that hasn't had decades of experience, but she could have fooled me! She had such great expertise and utilized every scenario for a great photo. She has great charisma and a great attitude with all different types of people. Even with my many family members that are not the easiest to corral into a photo. She managed to get all the unruly jokesters and constant blinkers to all look great at once which is a great achievement. Everything went smoothly on the day of my wedding. We were on time for the start time of each segment of the wedding day. I felt the morning was the most hectic, but once Dilshad arrived and we began taking pictures things smoothed out and became less hectic. We had Dilshad and Ethan for 8 hours and they had a mission to be on the spot and not miss a beat. And once it was time for them to go she surprised me with news that she was going to edit the photos the night of! 10:00 at night and editing photos!! The next day when i woke up a got to look at beautifully edited photos! And now four weeks after my wedding I received MANY edited photos. I am overjoyed with how they turned out! Dilshad is driven, gifted, helpful, kind, and most importantly the best photographer ever!"
“Me and my wife Natalie used Dilshad for our wedding day and it was one of the BEST decisions of the entire process. From start to finish she truly cared about us and made sure we knew how special our day was. She’s one of the kindest people you will ever talk to and is very naturally talented at taking photos and getting this best out of you. We love to just stare at our photos even months after our big day. We would recommend Dilshad to everyone!!”
"Dilshad did such a beautiful job! She is amazing to work with and we highly recommend hiring her. The photos came out amazing and we could not have asked for a better photographer. Thank you so much Dilshad for such a beautiful day!"