Rebecca Emily Darling
Creative Director, Photographer, & Stylist
Rebecca Emily Darling has long been enchanted by eras past and the ghostly echoes of history housed in everyday shadows. She grew up in a Victorian house on the outskirts of Boston, with one foot on the cobblestones and one in the woods. Raised on a steady diet of murder mystery radio plays, old English literature, & BBC period dramas, and surrounded always by creaking floorboards and ecclectic antiques, it isn't any wonder that she gravitated toward the arts and the long-since-gone right from the start. Beginning early in life, Rebecca performed in dozens of plays about the city and spent countless hours awake well past her bedtime writing into the wee hours of the night. When she wasn't acting or writing, she was singing; when she wasn't singing, she was drawing; and when she wasn't drawing, she was playing dress up in her grandmother's vintage frocks.
When Rebecca packed up her things and moved to LA all on her own as a teenager, she quickly fell into working as the assistant to one of the city's top vintage dealers. It was during this time that she first honed her knowledge of vintage fashion and her understanding of what separates true quality from, well, just your run-of-the-mill old stuff. She eventually founded her own online vintage store called Rococo Vintage, which became known for the impeccable quality of the merchandise, as well as the uniquely whimsical eye of its owner and the exceptional warmth of its customer service. It is from out of this first business that Rococoland Studios grew, and Rebecca has since had the great pleasure of photographing internationally known pinup models, artists, performers, fine arts models, and of course women who have just been waiting to bring their inner bombshell to the surface.
When it comes to her photography, Rebecca considers herself an artist first and a photographer second. She loves navigating the technical challenges that photography presents, but always puts the composition and the subject first -- in other words, she always cares most for the person she is shooting and the world that she is creating for them and with them. For her, this is where the true magic lies.
In addition to her role in the world of Rococoland Studios, Rebecca is also a writer, actress, and teacher at Bar Method Los Angeles. Her writing has been published on sites such as The Huffington Post and HelloGiggles.
She's pretty passionate about ghost tours and cats.
Hair & Makeup Artist
Ashley Gannon has been captivated by beauty and entertainment since she was a young child. She began subscribing to fashion magazines at only 11 years old, and was always intrigued by the unique fashions, makeup, and hair styling depicted therin. She began to practice these stylings on herself, her sisters, and even her Barbie dolls! Ashley started participating in beauty pageants at about the same age, and quickly moved into acting and modeling. It is this innate fascination with fashion and her background in entertainment that has informed Ashley's artistry in hair and makeup, and that makes her so comfortable during photo shoots that she will put you immediately at ease. To Ashley, this all comes as naturally as breathing!
Throughout the years, Ashley has grown into a strong artist who is highly sought after for her creative versatility, dependability, and naturally warm spirit. Her years of experience have lead her to work on celebrities and pinup models, have her work featured on National Geographic and Spike TV, and even be published internationally with various magazines such as Playboy & Maxim. She has worked on countless photoshoots, fashion shows, weddings, film sets, stages, and events within the Southern California area and nationwide.
When she isn't working (is she ever not working?) Ashley loves cooking and playing fur mommy to her pups.
There is a very good chance that she knows a lot more about guinea pigs than you do.