I'm Destinee and this is where I share my life, my work, and my heart. As a multi-passionate creative, you'll find a little bit of everything I love here: my photography, my writing, and my advocacy for mental health and social justice. I may not be for everyone, but I hope that you'll feel welcomed, encouraged, and inspired from this online space. 


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How to Plan a DIY Prom

How to Plan a DIY Prom in the midst of a Pandemic At the end of 2019, everybody was hyped for 2020. It was the turn of a new decade, and it was supposed to be lit. Many of the major holidays fell on the weekends. We were all looking forward to spring and summer […]


How to Plan a DIY Prom in the Midst of a Pandemic by Destinee Stark // Akron, Ohio Senior Portrait Photographer

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Samantha | Fall Senior Portrait Session

Fall Senior Portrait Session in Akron, Ohio Talk about a girl that made my job easy – Samantha was absolutely incapable of taking a bad photo. I’m not kidding! I had such a hard time narrowing her gallery down because she looked great in all of them. I’m not sure how that is possible, but […]


Samantha // Copley High School Senior Portrait Session // Akron, Ohio // Destinee Stark Photography

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DIY Magnet Board

DIY Magnet Board: a simple way to keep your kitchen clutter free I’m a collector of things, living vicariously through true minimalists. One of the many things that I collect, are magnets. Some of my favorite magnets are the handmade Food Pun Magnets from one of my favorite Etsy shops, The Blushing Script. They’re funny, […]


DIY Magnet Board Blog Featured Image | A simple way to keep your kitchen free of clutter by Destinee Stark

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2020 Word of the Year

2020 Word of the Year If you asked me to sum up this last year using just one word, it would be – without a doubt – crazy. I honestly don’t even know where to begin. From entering eating disorder treatment to buying, selling, moving, and renovating a home in the weeks leading up to […]


2020 Word of the Year // A journey to finding myself and keeping it that way // Reclaim // Destinee Stark Photography // Canton, Ohio

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Goal Setting with the Powersheets

If you’re anything like me, you’re a bit of a walking contradiction. You’re someone that loves setting goals, but really struggles with following through on them. Or maybe you love thinking about the big picture – the end-goal, but have no idea how to get there. (Also me!) I feel your pain. I feel like […]


Goal Setting with the Power Sheets Goal Setting Planner and Why you need them by Destinee Stark

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