Best North Carolina Wedding Photographers and Videographers based in Raleigh | Durham, NC. In addition to wedding photography and wedding videography we offer portrait photoshoots, commercial photography, music videos, and event photography and videography. We travel to all states in the United States and consider destination weddings and projects.
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.
We currently provide photography and videography services for all events including, but not limited to graduations, modeling, weddings, conferences, commercials, music videos, live recordings, parties, funerals, and more.
MEET THE OPTIKOOL ILLUSIONS TEAM
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. His first exposure to photography took place in 2015 as he used his roommate’s camera to take graduation photos of himself and his friends. When receiving a call that his friend could not have a “professional photo” printed on their graduation cake, he knew then had a gift. Two years later, Darryl bought his first camera from a friend at a pharmacy conference and began to build his vision. 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.
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 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 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.