Hello, I am Darina…
A portrait photographer, print artist, visual craftsperson.
Creating a safe space for you to help raise your confidence, self-esteem and body image through a personalized photoshoot experience.
I create unforgettable experiences and beauty adventures for today's women. Women these days are badass and bold. Women today are overcoming obstacles, forging paths to boldness, and self acceptance, and self love... and women now want to see their TRUE selves.
Imagine a day with your very own photographer and glam squad doing your hair and makeup, your favorite music playing, fans blowing during your own celebrity style photoshoot. I will fully guide you through what to wear and how to pose.
And I know, I have some of the same issues you do... I need to lose a few pounds, I don't like my arms, I'm not photogenic. ALL the women you see in my gallery have had these things to say, and I am expert and skilled enough to help you forget that stuff and show you beautiful photographs that you will fall in love with. See yourself the way the people who love you see you.
Why should celebrities be the only ones to have amazing photoshoots? You can do anything you want! You can even share the experience with a friend, partner, child or parent.
Let's face it, you want experiences over things. You want adventures... and the adventure could be with yourself. The adventure is YOU. My clients are usually women who seek me out to invest in themselves through my work.
I'm in the business of beauty. And I don't mean overly made-up photoshopped beyond recognition beauty. Real beauty. Genuine. Real.
The women that you see on my website are every day (and completely extraordinary) non-model people. They are career women, moms, grandmothers, wives, philanthropists, yogis, financial advisors, students and athletic trainers. They are who you stand in line with at the grocery store. They are not professional models.
I BELIEVE that the Darina Neyret Portrait experience is for all people. I believe that the hair and makeup I provide will make you look and feel incredible at whatever level of intensity you desire... from nude/natural to fantastic, high-fashion drama. I believe that you don't need to buy anything fancy to wear for your session and that what you've got going on naturally is perfect. I believe these images are meant to make you feel proud, strong, badass, cool, and beautiful... there is no feeling like seeing stunning portraiture of yourself everyday.
So really about me... I was born and raised in Oakland, California, and have lived and traveled all over the world. My experiences with people of all backgrounds who speak different languages, and have different customs, has taught me about human nature, communication, body language and how to recognize the essence of who people are without words...
... and I would LOVE to photograph you.