A fourth-generation Californian born and raised in Santa Monica, Dara spent her formative years surrounded by artists, innovators, and creative thinkers. With a deep appreciation for all things design oriented, she experimented in everything from fashion and interiors to floral design. After moving to San Francisco to study Art History, she serendipitously discovered the world of photo and commercial styling.
With over fourteen years of still and motion styling, creative direction, and production artistry under her belt, Dara's depth and range of production experience and on-set knowledge is formidable. Working with a wide range of clients, including several Fortune 500 companies, Dara’s approach is always the same - channel the brand’s highest vision and bring that to fruition. Her current focus is on collaborating with both new and existing directors, photographers, and clients, working collectively as a team to create effective and inspiring brand narratives.
The innate beauty, landscape, and creative communities of California continue to inspire her work, and she currently calls both Southern and Northern California home.