Category Archives: Styled Shoot

SHINE!!!!

If you have followed us over the years, through all of our changes – the big ones and subtle ones – hopefully you have noticed that one thing has remained constant: our drive to build confidence in those we come in contact with.  Of course, we are in beauty industry – we sell hair and makeup and beauty…. But more than that, we do our best to build our clients up from the inside out. We have always believed that true beauty comes from within.  Empowering women to celebrate their beauty and let their confidence shine is what gives us life!  

Being in this industry we are SO fortunate to be surrounded by like-minded vendors.

 A service that has been growing in trend in recent years is boudoir photography (we’ve even seen a couple dude-oir photos shoots!) We want to scream from the rooftop that boudoir photography is for EVERY WOMAN. It can be intimidating…we all look at our bodies and see things that we want to change, things that we wouldn’t normally put in front of a camera. But boudoir isn’t just about taking sexy pictures for your man. It’s about learning to love who you are and finding the strength to say “I am beautiful and my body is amazing”. More and more women are gaining the confidence to get in front of the camera and bare their truth. Confidence is the sexiest characteristic one can hold and working with photographers like Tianna Yentzer of Yours Truly Portraiture make the process easy and so much fun!  When she approached us about working together on this project, we didn’t hesitate to say yes! 

We have worked with Tianna countless times over the passed few years, doing hair and makeup for her boudoir clients and we admire her very much. Her passion for empowering women and helping them break out of their shell to see their true beauty is inspiring! Our team had the pleasure of doing a photo shoot with her in September and it was AMAZING. She is such a professional and has this calming, encouraging nature about her. She gave us full freedom with dressing how we wanted to be represented and she guided us through every snap of the lens – never once allowing us to feel uneasy. (a glass of champagne helped too )

 To celebrate everything it means to be a woman, we will be working with Tianna on a very special photography marathon on January 26, 2019!  We are so excited to be providing the hair and makeup for SHINE!

 

Beauty: Head-shot or beauty session. Cost $350. Includes professional hair and makeup, a 30-minute beauty session with Yours Truly Portraiture & seven digitals for download with the rights to print. Additional products & digitals are available for purchase at a 25% discount of our normal pricing.

Boudoir: Cost $475 + taxes. Includes professional hair and makeup, a 45 minute boudoir session with Yours Truly Portraiture, seven digitals for download with the rights to print, and one 8×10 luxe gift print. Additional products & digitals are available for purchase at a 25% discount of our normal pricing. 

 For full details, check out Tianna’s event website here:  The SHINE Event. Space for this intimate event is limited! Fill out the contact form on the Shine event page for any questions. Learn more about Tianna at Your Truly Portraiture

We can’t wait to see you shine!!

All photos by: Tianna Yenzter of Your Truly Portraiture

Visit Tianna’es website to learn more about SHINE here: SHINE

See more of her work on Instagram @yourstrulyportraiture

Darling and Dapper staff pictured: Liz Darling, Katlyn Sainz, Sol Whitlock, Amber Dillon, Yowanda Blowe, Sarah Cowell, Anna Koons

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Providence G Wedding Styled Shoot in Rhode Island

Rhode Island, here we come…

Last November we announced our plan to trek up the East Coast and introduce Darling & Dapper to Rhode Island and New England. Well, we have been making moves, meeting people and networking like crazy to make this little dream of ours come true! This past April we (Liz, Anna and Amber) hopped in the car and made the 10.5 hour drive up to Newport, RI. The plan: A styled wedding shoot on the Rooftop at Providence G with Blueflash photography!

Getting there

We were all set and ready to go by 5:30am. The car was packed from top to bottom with our luggage, hair and makeup necessities and everything we could possibly fit for the shoot. We could still kinda see out of the rear view mirror so, we were all good! The drive was long but, because we are easily entertained, it was nothing a little carpool karaoke couldn’t cure. We probably listened to and sang every song from 1950 – 2018. I am sorry to admit that none of us will be dropping a new single anytime soon. Once we hit New York the excitement started to build a bit as we knew we were in the home stretch and just a couple hours away. Also, we couldn’t wait to stretch our legs! We’re talking about flying for our next trip up.

We made it!

We were lucky enough to stay with a friend while we were in town (Thanks Kelly!) which made everything so comfortable and easy! Thankfully, the three of us had a couple of days to explore the Island before we had to put our work hats on. Rhode Island is such a beautiful state. Everything was picturesque from the rocky coasts and beaches, the astounding real estate and history and food to die for! Liz is from Newport so, she got to show us her old stomping grounds which was pretty cool. Ocean Drive and the Castle Hill Lighthouse were the most memorable.

It’s go time

The day of the photo shoot was full of excitement (and, perhaps, a little anxiety). For starters, the weather was NOT cooperating. It was a very grey, rainy and windy day. Did I mention we were shooting on a rooftop?!  But, the team of vendors we were collaborating with were pros! Everyone arrived and got right to work, setting the stage for our “bride and groom”.

The Mr. and Mrs

For the bride, we knew that we needed something original. We wanted a look that was edgy, rustic, eccentric, but still soft and romantic. We loved Every. Single. Detail. Everything from her intricate and crimped up do adorned with a beautiful head piece, the denim shirt tied at her waist, the softness of her lace skirt and the bad-ass boots underneath. She was our vision. For her makeup, we didn’t want to over do it. We played up her eyes and gave her big, fluffy lashes which was the perfect contrast to her soft face and lips.

The Groom didn’t quite need as much primping because he naturally has a serious and mysterious yet playful demeanor about him. A crisp white button down and blue dress slacks paired with a brown belt and shoes and a seriously sweet wooden watch were all he needed. We think the glasses really set the look off in our opinion.

The Dream Team

Everything about this shoot ended up being perfect…Blueflash was a dream to work with and they really made sure they captured our vision. The tables, place settings and decor from Uniquely Chic Vintage Rentals  helped us get that edgy, retro quirkiness we were looking for. Bianca from Queen B’s Bakery custom made not one, but THREE amazing cakes! Michelle Jeanne Floral went above and beyond with her design for us – we couldn’t have dreamed up a prettier backdrop if we tried. The arch she created was the perfect match for the the the flower “lanterns” made by our friend Katherine Hallberg Design.  To match our edgy good girl/bad girl vibe, the invitations were a creative contrast of soft blush with bold lettering and unique textures – made special for us by Champagne and Ink!

That’s a wrap!

After hours of commitment and dedication from all involved, the shoot was wrapped. All of the vendors parted ways but we stuck around to enjoy a celebratory beverage or two. This was a really big hurdle for us to jump over but, we nailed it! Coordinating everything from Virginia Beach wasn’t the easiest but, our collective efforts made it happen and we are so thankful…we can’t wait to work with everyone again.

We knew that the photos were going to be amazing and we couldn’t wait to get our hands on them so that we could submit everything for publication. It’s been a few months since the shoot but everyone’s hard work is paying off – our styled shoot was recently published on The Newport Bride! What an honor – check it out!

You can pay a visit to everyone involved in this shoot by clicking their names above or by scrolling to the bottom of this page 🙂

We have a few of our favorite photos below – we hope that you love them as much as we do! This is just the beginning of our adventure and we can’t wait to share more with you as we move forward. Cheers to chasing dreams!

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Vendors:

Beauty and Coordination: Darling & Dapper Studio

Photography: Blueflash Photography

Venue: Rooftop at Providence G

Stationary and Invitations:  Champagne and Ink

Flowers: Michelle Jeanne Floral Design

Bridal Gown and Accessories: Spark Bridal |  Milk and Honey Bride,

Wedding cakes: Queen B’s Bakery

Decor, furniture, place settings: Uniquely Chic Vintage

DIY | Handmade: Katherine Hallberg Design

Models: Amber Dillon | Nick Walker

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Joyful Send-Off Campaign {Being Eco-Friendly is the Way to Be}

We were super stoked to be part of these awesome styled shoots for Joyful Send-Off, a nonprofit organization aiming at showcasing that you don’t need to release balloons in order to have a beautiful wedding day.  Learn more about all their environmentally friendly ideas here – and for now, be sure to check out the epic work that we got to do on these shoots!

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Vendors Involved:

Photography: Dragon Studio

Coordination & Styling: Misty Saves the Day

for Joyful Send-Off

Hair & Makeup: Darling & Dapper

Venue: Yacht Club at Marina Shores

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A Starry-Night Inspired Shoot in the Mountains {ISO:ALT}

I (Liz) drove all the way to the mountains with the two crazy amazing people from ISO:ALT for this incredible photoshoot right under the Milky Way.  Taking inspiration from the stars that we could see (even more than you can see in these pics) – I was able to create something incredible, for our model, Jennifer, to rock under the stars.  Check it out.

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Vendors Involved:

Photography & Styling: Dragon Studio

Styling & Coordination: Misty Saves the Day

Hair & Makeup: Darling & Dapper

Model: Jennifer Linke

Gown: Jeilyne Santana

Jewelry: Either Ore Jewelers Strawbridge

Linens: Waterford Event Rentals

Florals: Fluttering Flowers

Calligraphy & Hand-Lettering: Ceindy Doodles

Cake: Kadi Bakes

Lighting: Stage Right Lighting Weddings & Special Events

Constellation Glasses: Ballou Sky

Bride & Groom Cut-Outs and Stars: Jollity & Co.

Chargers: At Home

Plates & Flatware: Bed Bath & Beyond

Chairs: Target

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Norfolk Botanical Garden Styled Shoot {The Perfect Palette}

We loved being part of this fun photoshoot with Will Hawkins Photography and an amazing cast of vendors, featuring some gorgeous attire, a killer backdrop, and some amazingly colorful fall wedding inspiration.  Check out the latest from this styled wedding inspiration below – and get inspired!

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Vendors Involved:

Photography: Will Hawkins Photography

Venue: Norfolk Botanical Garden

Styling & Coordination: Misty Saves the Day

Attire: Studio I Do Bridals Virginia Beach

Hair & Makeup: Darling & Dapper

Florist: Fluttering Flowers

Rentals: Chic Unique Vintage Rentals & Events

Paper: Lauren Perry Studio

Cake: Candies Treats

Backdrop: Katherine Hallberg Design

Jewelry: Either Ore Jewelers Strawbridge

Featured on The Perfect Palette, submitted via Two Bright Lights

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