For more than twenty years, we called New York home. We were raised just a few miles apart, met as teenagers, and were married in 2013. That same year, we moved across the country to our new home in Phoenix, Arizona. New Darlings began as a simple photograph and has quickly turned into our journal. This is a place where we can share our day to day lives, things we love, our travels, and inspirations. We want to welcome you and thank you for following along. We’re happy you’re here!
WHO TAKES YOUR PHOTOS?
Most of our photos we take of each other, or use the good ‘ol self-timer together. Sometimes we have friends or family snap a photo for us. We also collaborate with local photographers for various photo sets and campaigns.
WHAT DO YOU USE TO EDIT YOUR PHOTOS/CREATE COLLAGES?
We use Lightroom to edit our blog photos and VSCO and A Color Story apps for our iPhone/Instagram images. For blog collages we use Photoshop CS6.
I WANT TO START A BLOG. ANY TIPS?
Yes! Write about and share what you love, be consistent, and be kind. Although blogging is a very saturated market, we truly believe that hard work and not being afraid to learn from others are two major factors. We have been incredibly lucky to meet some truly amazing people through blogging, and form long-lasting business relationships and friendships. If you create content that you’re passionate about and proud of, good things will follow. Have fun with it!
WHY DID YOU NAME YOUR BLOG NEW DARLINGS?
We started our blog shortly after getting married and moving to Arizona. We wanted a name that was short and sweet, and that would easily show we were blogging together. New Darlings just felt right…we were newly married, and thought darlings was just a cute way to show we were a couple/married.
I’M VISITING PHOENIX! WHERE SHOULD I GO/WHAT SHOULD I DO?
Great question! We are currently working on a city guide with all of our go-to spots. For now, feel free to send us an email and we’ll send you over some of our favorites!
HOW DO YOU MAKE MONEY FROM YOUR BLOG?
This is a for-profit blog. It began as a journal of sorts, collecting images for inspiration and showing our family back east what we love about Arizona and where we were going. We have always loved taking photos and documenting our days together. Little by little, this blog slowly turned into more than that, and we are extremely grateful. We currently work full-time on the blog, creating content and imagery for brands through post sponsorships, brand collaborations, and affiliate links. All brand partnerships and sponsored posts are always clearly marked within the post. We carefully choose the brands we work with and only promote companies we genuinely love.
I WANT TO ADD MORE PLANTS TO MY HOME. DO YOU HAVE ANY TIPS FOR TAKING CARE OF INDOOR PLANTS?
We do! Check out our indoor plant guide for details on what plants we love and how we take care of them.
WHO DESIGNED YOUR WEBSITE?
Brandi Bernoski and her amazing team at Alchemy + Aim created our site for us.
DO YOU [CHRISTINA] WEAR HAIR EXTENSIONS?
Nope. This is all my real hair. You can read a little about my hair care routine and favorite products here.
WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO GET IN TOUCH WITH YOU GUYS?
Feel free to send us an email, or a quick tweet for a faster response. We try our best to read and answer every email, so if we are a bit delayed in responding, we sincerely apologize. 🙂