Hello beautiful person, I am Darina…


I create unforgettable experiences and adventures for the modern person. Modern women and men are badass. You are bold, or are overcoming obstacles to find your way to boldness... you want to see your TRUE self. You want to exist in exquisite, energized photographs and have imagery to properly represent your legacy for the rest of time. You want to see your confidence and want to be photographed by me for yourself, and may want to share the experience with a friend, partner, child or parent.

You want to look whole and you want to be seen. You want to look cool. 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 (and men) 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 has taught me about human nature, communication, body language and how to recognize the essence of who people are without words. 

I am a snob of sorts... but some people are nice and say it's just that I am discerning. I'm a chocolate snob, a wine snob and a foodie as well as art lover and adventurist. And I love people over all things. 

I would LOVE to photograph you.

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