Darren founded Willow Street Pictures in 2002. Born in Lancaster, PA, Darren Modricker moved to Berks County early in his childhood. A friend of the family and a music teacher, Mr. Bozart, taught an elective photography class and introduced Darren to the world of photography. Growing up, he always knew he wanted to be behind the lens of a camera, however, creating a fine art portrait studio was a dream that came about after a life changing event.
“Life has a way of sometimes throwing you an unexpected curve ball and it has a way of changing your perspective.”
The beginning of his photography career was spent in NYC, photographing CEOs, rock stars, and everything in-between. Unfortunately, when his daughter turn one years old, he was diagnosed with deep vein thrombosis (DVT). Darren laid in a hospital bed, actively searching for someone who could capture the personal connections that he had with his family. Having no luck, he realized the importance and necessity to create a studio where true, unposed, and meaningful family portraits could be created.
We are story tellers
Our family pictures and pet portraits are creative, fun, and incredibly meaningful to us. Many of our clients are in a situation where this might be their only opportunity to capture family and pet portraits, while others are making up for lost time.
Willow Street Pictures is one of the select few portrait studios in America that still custom prints and custom frames all of our artwork. Our artists are detail focused and ensure all those most important features are visible from the darkest darks to the brightest whites, we bring your fine art custom print to life.
Features of our fine art prints
Fine art texture
All in the Details
Features of Custom Framing
Hundreds of Options
Giving Back to our community
One of the many goals our Founder, Darren Modricker, established was to make time in everyone’s schedule for capital campaign projects and donations that not only held meaning, but also helped increase community awareness of important fundraising causes.
The entire Willow Street Pictures creative team is known both locally and nationally for our generous donations to many organizations
We are very proud of the valuable contributions we have made to public and private schools, animal rescues, cancer organizations, service dog foundations, and numerous nonprofits.
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Two Studio Location Choices
At Willow Street Pictures, we take pride in offering you the choice between two exceptional studio locations, each with its own unique charm.
Our newly-opened Harleysville, PA studio, nestled within the historic walls of a former bank building, seamlessly blends tradition with innovation. Thoughtfully reimagined, it now stands as the perfect photography studio, featuring multiple meticulously designed rooms to accommodate photoshoots of various themes.
Meanwhile, our West Lawn, PA location invites you to embrace the beauty of the countryside. With both indoor and outdoor settings, this picturesque studio offers a diverse range of backdrops, from the vibrant hues of spring leaves to the serene elegance of a winter wonderland.
What our clients are saying
“I went to Willow Street Pictures to have photos taken of my puppy Hopper. They were absolutely fantastic, so friendly, and you could tell they loved their work! Every time I visited the studio, they seemed genuinely happy to see Hopper again (and me) and they always had everything prepared and ready to go! They are true professionals, I would recommend them to anyone who wants beautiful, high quality portraits to last forever!”