I teach women how to make more money, travel the world, and live life on purpose.

D'Arcy

My calling is empowering women to ignite their passion, live their purpose, and bring in a big, beautiful paycheck so they can live big, beautiful lives.

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One pivotal day, I sat in my windowless, basement office surrounded by cinder block walls and watched a video with Will Smith (yes, the FRESH PRINCE of BEL AIR himself!) and he said a phrase that I will never forget, “There is no reason to have a Plan B because it distracts from Plan A.” I burst into tears at the moment he said the words because I knew I was living my Plan B life. I knew everything about my life was default, it was the easier path, it was what I was doing because I didn’t actually believe I could do what I really wanted. What did my life even look like if I was living my Plan A? 

I got major clarity. I saw my Plan A.

After that pivotal moment in my office, I decided to change my career to that of a destination wedding photographer and to get the training to become my own boss. To do this, I played full out. I faced all my money fears. I had nothing more to lose after the lost years I had already experienced living my Plan B. I invested over $30,000 IN ONE YEAR going marketing seminars, business courses, online sales courses, and learning everything I could about running a successful business.

Ten years ago, I was living a completely different life.

One of the best investments I made has been hiring personal business coaches and attending leadership, marketing, and online branding workshops so I could arm myself with every tool of success. Through mentors, education, making lots of my own mistakes, and a lot of ambition, I became successful in a way I never imagined I could..all through photography.

Being a photographer is one of my greatest passions and joys, but I have realized it is not everything I am supposed to be and do. I have an urgency to make the world a better place. I have a desire to help people achieve the freedom and success that I have achieved. I have a deep belief that the only way the world will be at its best is if WE are at our best. And we are at our best ONLY when we wake up every day and love who we are and what we are doing. I am fiercely committed to my own success and to the success of each business owner I coach, mentor, and teach. While I am known for my thriving photography business, I am here to coach and mentor creatives to reach levels of success they have never even imagined.  

I was stuck in a career that felt suffocating. I hated waking up in the mornings, lacked energy, and wondered what my great purpose in life was supposed to be. I watched the clock each day waiting for end of the day to just be here. I was in a romantic relationship that was going nowhere, stuck forever in a government job that would never pay me more than $50,000 per year and wondered if this was all my life was going to be.

MY FIRST FULL TIME YEAR AS A PHOTOGRAPHER I MADE OVER $120,000. IN MY FIRST YEAR (INSERT “SCREAMING FACE” EMOJI). I DOUBLED MY SALARY CONSISTENTLY EACH YEAR AND CREATED THREE 6 FIGURE BUSINESSES WITHIN 4 YEARS OF LEAVING MY “SAFE”, SALARIED DAY JOB.

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Here at Team D', we believe in helping you connect to your highest self and to live your passions fully. By putting your art, your passion, your talents out into the world you make it a better place. You make it a more colorful place. You make it a happier place. YOU CHANGE THE WORLD FOR GOOD. 

OUR MAIN GOAL IS TO HELP YOU live your life's purpose

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We get it, you've listened to people say "the market is saturated, the economy is down, people don't want to buy right now" and you've bought into the pessimism and excuses. We believe that the market is never saturated with genius. We believe there is room enough for all people to live lives of greatness. We believe in abundance over scarcity. Always. 

WE DON'T BELIEVE IN EXCUSES – WE BELIEVE ABUNDANCE IS POSSIBLE FOR EVERYONE

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As entrepreneurs we can often feel alone and isolated, not quite sure how to get to where we are going. Team D' is here to support you, listen to you, and help provide you with a roadmap to success. We've got your back, always. 

WE understand how important it is to have a trusted support system

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Gone are the days of the "starving artist". We know that if you are living your passion and purpose, then it will lead you to bringing in the paycheck. We're here to help make that easy.  

we are committed to helping you set up systems that get you paid

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Our methods are not the right fit for everyone, which is why we offer a free 30 minute call before we take you on as a coaching client. We want to make sure we are the right time to get you the results you crave. 

we only work with people we feel would be a good fit

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D'Arcy's been playing "the glad game" and exuding optimism at exceedingly annoying quantities since she was born. Don't worry, it will rub off on you.

we have a pollyanna type of optimism every single day

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We seek to deliver amazing customer service, provide you with resources and solutions, and have you feeling like you can take on the world like Dwayne THE ROCK Johnson after each interaction you have with us.

the most important thing to us is our relationship with you

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On a daily basis. We do not take one moment of this big, bold, and beautiful life for granted. From the smallest moments sitting on our back porch to the grandest moments working in Paris, we are forever grateful. 

we practice gratitude

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While we will help you move through limited thinking, up your marketing game, and consult you on growing your business, we won't do the work for you. Your ambition and commitment are key factors in your ultimate success. 

We believe that accountability is the greatest thing since ryan gosling

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Each month the D' Team gives back to the community generously. From the local food banks to donating to charities that give accessibility to clean water in third world countries, we are committed to showing up again and again for the people in our world. We put our money where our hearts are and believe that a big purpose for each of us blessed with food to eat and a roof over our heads is to take what we have and share it with others.

we put our money where our hearts are

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PASSION, PURPOSE & BIG PAYCHECK

10 reasons why the D' Team is committed to your

It was Will Smith, the Fresh Prince of Bel Air himself, that changed the game for D’Arcy Benincosa. 

Then? She was a high school teacher with over a decade under her belt of producing Broadway-status musicals and wrangling puberty-stricken preteens. Despite her impact in the classroom, D’Arcy felt suffocated, stuck, and constantly wondering what her great purpose in this life was supposed to be (not to mention how she could take home more than $50,000 a year in a dead-end government job). 

Under the tread of her next class of students running down the halls to lunch, D’Arcy had a moment of clarity from her windowless basement office that she’ll never forget. Over another Tupperware desk salad, Will Smith’s voice rang out through the cinder block walls from a YouTube video on D’Arcy’s computer. When asked about his success and whether he had a “Plan B” (you know, just in case his acting career was a major flop), he said: “There’s no reason to have a Plan B because it distracts from Plan A.” 

It was that moment that empowered D’Arcy to take charge and live a wildly creative, no holds barred, and endlessly inspiring Plan A life.

It didn’t take long for the world to notice. 

After she was hired by Sports Illustrated Magazine, D’Arcy left school teaching (and her $50,000 salary) behind to begin her photography career in earnest.

Today, D'Arcy is a sought after destination wedding photographer and business coach for creative entrepreneurs. As a highly recognized and widely published photographer, she is the founder of The Path Worldwide Workshops, The Marketing Map, and The Profitable Portfolio. Featured in The Huffington Post, Out Magazine, ABC, NBC, The View, and Upworthy, D’Arcy has educated thousands and founded three six-figure businesses in the decade she decided to stop living by her Plan B.

Based in Paris and New York City, D'Arcy's work takes her to the far corners of the world. Her work regularly graces the pages of the top wedding publications in the world including Martha Stewart, Brides, Harper's Bazaar, and Style Me Pretty.

D'Arcy has a BA in English from Brigham Young University and a MA in Directing and Art from the prestigious Steinhardt School of Education at New York University. She dropped out of her PhD program on the third day when she realized she would be stuck with the same salary for the rest of her life.

As a leading expert in marketing and mindset, D'Arcy is someone who believes all things are possible, whether it be abundance in life, money, or confidence on the karaoke stage. She is passionate about living a life she loves and helping others do the same by creating businesses that bring joy, wealth, fulfillment, and adventure.

D’Arcy has lived and worked in over seven different countries. She has plans to visit every country in the world before turning fifty. She's making good headway.

professional bio

Based in Paris and New York City, D'Arcy's work takes her to the far corners of the world. Her work regularly graces the pages of the top wedding publications in the world including Martha Stewart, Brides, Harper's Bazaar, and Style Me Pretty.

D'Arcy has a BA in English from Brigham Young University and a MA in Directing and Art from the prestigious Steinhardt School of Education at New York University. She dropped out of her PhD program on the third day when she realized she would be stuck with the same salary for the rest of her life.

As a leading expert in marketing and mindset, D'Arcy is someone who believes all things are possible, whether it be abundance in life, money, or confidence on the karaoke stage. She is passionate about living a life she loves and helping others do the same by creating businesses that bring joy, wealth, fulfillment, and adventure.

D’Arcy has lived and worked in over seven different countries. She has plans to visit every country in the world before turning fifty. She's making good headway.

D'Arcy Benincosa is a leading expert in marketing and mindset who believes all things are possible. She is passionate about living a life she loves and helping others do the same by creating businesses that bring joy, wealth, fulfillment, and adventure.

PRINT PUBLICATIONS
Sports Illustrated Magazine
Cottage Hill Magazine
Flower Magazine
Magnolia Rouge
Utah Bride and Groom
Park City Bride and Groom
Bash Magazine

SPEAKER & TEACHER
The Hybrid Collective
Evolve Workshops
Revive Collective
Elevate Photography Conference
Photo Native

PODCASTS
The Porch Cast
Be Moving Forward

TV
NBC
ABC News
The View
Park City TV

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ONLINE PUBLICATIONS
Martha Stewart Weddings
Brides
The Knot
Harper's Bazaar
Once Wed
Style Me Pretty
Magnolia Rouge
Ruffled
Wedding Sparrow
Green Wedding Shoes
Grey Likes Weddings
100 Layer Cake
Wedding Chics
Belle Lumiere
Hochzeits Guide
La Mariée Aux Pieds Nus
The Wedding Blog
Out Magazine
Huffington Post
The Guardian

A Note from Lynn Thoreson

Before I started working with D'Arcy, I felt overwhelmed, stuck, and anxious. I had been dreaming of turning my floral designs from an expensive hobby into a real and profitable business, but I didn't have a clear direction of how to do that.

Working with D'Arcy has been overwhelmingly positive. She is FULL of ideas and has an obvious passion for the work she does. I have felt totally supported and cheered on while working with her and I've accomplished much more in the past few months than I ever could have imagined.

More than anything, she's helped me feel confident that I am talented and driven and I CAN DO THIS! I feel like a totally different person compared to before and I definitely have a totally different business. One that's on the path of success.

"D'Arcy has helped me feel confident that I am talented and driven and I can do this!"

A Note from Tom Schelling

Before my initial meeting with D’Arcy, I had been in business part time for about two years. As my business continued to grow, I began to feel overwhelmed and unsure of the next steps I should take. Enter D’Arcy. After our first chat I knew my life would never be the same, in the best way possible.

With D’Arcy’s guidance and encouragement, I was able to not only leave my job, but also do things I never would have had the guts to try before. I traveled to Paris and captured a couple in love at the Eiffel tower. I reached out to a friend and crossed the country to take their photos in Yosemite National Park. I began to see things from a different perspective; these sessions may not have happened if D’Arcy didn’t open up my mind to what was possible.

"I was able to not only leave my job, but also do things I never would have had the guts to try before."

A Note from Emma Natter

After my discovery call and after my husband quit his job, telling me in tears that he couldn't be in that field anymore, we decided to invest in me. I had literally no idea if or how D'Arcy could change things, but I could tell that we were kindred spirits, I trusted her, and I knew that even though I had learned a lot from courses I bought, I needed someone who knows the industry and could tell me what I couldn't see.

D'Arcy completely revolutionized what I thought my role would be in the industry. She told me how I could establish myself as an authority, have something to offer creatives in the wedding industry, and start making money right away. I honestly can't believe how my life has changed. She changed my whole family's life, and because of her mentorship, we've already made back in revenue what we spent on coaching.

"D'Arcy completely revolutionized what I thought my role would be in the industry."

A Note from Jamie Findlay

Starting out with D'Arcy I was feeling overwhelmed and stuck in the current path my business was taking. I knew there was so much more out there for me to accomplish, but I couldn't figure out how to take those tools and use them. I was terrified to write that check for mentoring!

As we wrapped up our final session I was left feeling empowered by my 3 month journey with D'Arcy. I feel confident that I can and WILL accomplish the goals I set for myself. I invoiced over 15 times the amount for incoming jobs as I put out in paying D'Arcy. I’d say that was money well spent! I was no longer living in scarcity. My thermostat just keeps going up and up and up, and I'm excited for the future and to utilize the tools she gave me.  Words will never do justice for how my emotional, physical and financial health were forever changed.

"Words will never do justice for how my emotional, physical and financial health were forever changed"

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