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Durham, NC 27701, USA
+19193079817
optikool.illusions@gmail.com

About Us

Meet Darryl

I am blessed to be the founder and CEO of Optikool illusions Photography and Media, LLC. Sometimes I have to remind myself that this is the life I get to live. I started this business in 2017, and little did I know it would allow me to capture such amazing moments for amazing couples. I actually filmed my first wedding at the age of 15 with my grandfather. Almost 15 years later, I find my self preserving history through the art of photography and videography. 

I am seriously so excited about your wedding! Here at Optikool illusions, we are a family company. We are blessed that our family grows after each wedding as we invest in your big day. We work to give each of our clients a unique and deluxe experience. Therefore we are selective on how many weddings we take on each season. 

You know picking a photographer that you like, and I mean personality wise, not just their work and price, is so important and will help you avoid feeling like the paparazzi is awkwardly following you around all day. I am bubbly, make bad jokes to get giggles out of you, and I strive to feel more like a friend than a stranger on your wedding day. So if you love my work and you can vibe with that, click the button below to get the process started!

About Us

About Us | Optikool illusions Photography and Media, LLC

Wedding Photographers based in Greensboro, NC | Philadelphia, PA | Atlanta, GA. Optikool illusions Photography and Media, LLC was founded 2017 in the state of North Carolina. Our company developed from our founder’s natural passion for capturing beautiful imagery and creative cinematography.

Since our founding, Optikool illusions has grown to be far more than just a photographer. We are a team of photographers, videographers, and creative directors dedicated to capturing your best moments in the perfect way! Optikool illusions is a media company looking to help you take your brand and or life moments to the next level.

Meet the Team

Get to know Trey

Trey East is a native of Rocky Mount, NC and serves as a videographer, photographer, and FAA certified drone pilot for the Optikool illusions Photography and Media, LLC. He studied psychology at North Carolina Central University (NCCU). 

Before joining the team, Trey worked in apparel design and retail management. Owning his own clothing line, he is passionate about brand development and assisting entrepreneurs in creating content to grow their businesses. He is in charge of apparel production for the company and looks forward to growing the company’s brand. Trey joined the team in 2018.

Get to know Aaron

Aaron Oates is a native of Rocky Mount, NC and serves as a videographer, photographer, and modeling consultant for the Optikool illusions Photography and Media, LLC. He studied business marketing at Winston Salem State University (WSSU). 

Before joining the team, Aaron excelled in front of the camera as he built his personal modeling and clothing brands. His modeling career has opened doors for him to be published in a number of publications including Essence Magazine. With his experience in modeling, Aaron brings expertise in posing and mentoring for new clients. Aaron joined the team in 2017 as he saw the immediate impact his experience could bring to the the table. 

Get to know William

William Jones Jr is a native of Goldsboro, NC and serves as a videographer and photographer for the Optikool illusions Photography and Media, LLC. He is studying Computer Science and Graphic Design at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 

He hopes to further develop his passion for digital and graphic design as he finishes his last 2 years of college. He hopes to extend the company’s services to one day offer logo design, web design, and social media management. William joined the team in 2018.

Get to know Darryl

Darryl Lewis is the head photographer and founder of Optikool illusions Photography and Media, LLC. He is professionally trained as a pharmacist and received his Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of North Carolina in May 2019. Darryl is also a proud alum of North Carolina Central University (NCCU). During his time in college, Darryl realized that the passion for content creation that he used throughout his schooling was a major part of his calling. 

Since starting in company in 2017, Darryl has become specialized in wedding and event photography and videography. His goal was to build a team that could provide consistent quality for customers at an affordable price. 

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Want to Join the Team?

Are you interested in joining the team? We are always looking to add photographers, videographers and editors to our team. 

If you are interested, please email us at contact@optikoolillusions.com with your resume and portfolio. We look forward to hearing to you.