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 KIND OF CAMERA DO YOU USE?
We shoot with our Canon 5D Mark IV. Our favorite lenses include the Canon EF 50mm f/1.4, Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8 II and Canon EF 35mm f/1.4.
WHAT DO YOU USE TO EDIT YOUR PHOTOS/CREATE COLLAGES?
We use a combination of Lightroom and VSCO for most of our images. For blog collages we typically use Photoshop.
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 in a new city, 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! Our guide to downtown Phoenix can be found here. For all other areas, feel free to send us an email and we’ll send you a short list of gems! We’ll have guides up for our other favorite areas in Arizona real soon.
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?
The amazing team over at Chloé Digital.
WHAT ABOUT YOUR LOGO?
Our logo and much of our branding was created by our very talented friend, Alex Leiphart.
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. 🙂
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*Thank you for your continued support of New Darlings, and following along on this journey with us!