I met Della Darling through Formaldehyde Flower and Sally B. Dash, as she is a member of the Gainesville burlesque community. We shot her in a few of the Mischevious Madams Burlesque Troupe performances around town, and she had a signature style to her that you just cannot deny.
After she saw that photos we shot for Sally, she contacted Michael and I for a shoot, and we excitedly prepared for the shoot.
She also needed promo shots for her burlesque acts, so we shot a bunch of her outfits.
We started with a beautiful white lingerie ensemble for her fan dance called “The White Swan”.
Then she changed unto an ultra-glamorous dress, that she hand-rhinestoned herself, and completed the look with a super fluffy white feather boa for a set called “Why Don’t You Do Right?”.
And we completed the shoot with a pinup on pointe look with a black corset trimmed in gold fringe and a cage veil. It was my favorite look of the day. This set is called “My Foolish Things”.
We had an amazing time working with Della. She was a great model and super sweet girl. And she is a mesmerizing performer. If you are in town when the Mischevious Madams are performing, you should absolutely go check out one of their shows. You will be very glad that you did!
These are just a few shots of many from our shoot. There are many more in my portfolio on here, and even more on my various websites.
And here is a behind the scenes photos that Michael took of me shooting Della. There are more on Facebook, Instagram, and Tumblr.