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Client Feature I Darla Desiderio I Charlotte Headshots Photographer

I had the recent pleasure of capturing my new friend Darla Desiderio, Life Coach and Founder of This Is Your Life, a transitional life coaching practice for personal empowerment.


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Darla and I met initially with the Business Sorority, and then again with FemFessionals, where she now serves as President for the Charlotte Chapter.


Darla shared with me about her new company and how she was looking to update her business headshots for her new website and marketing materials.


We decided to do Darla’s make-up at her home and shoot her headshots close to the area.


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SN – we couldn’t get enough of Darla’s two cuties – Gage and Maddie.


Gage & Maddie


After her session, we caught up with Darla to learn more about her business and to get some tips on working with Life Coaches.


Rae Images: What inspired you to start This Is Your Life?


Darla: I have always had a natural ability to motivate others and help them move through difficult transitions in their lives. Empowering others gives me such personal joy and professional satisfaction. I genuinely want to see my clients reach the stars!


RI: Tell us more about This Is Your Life?


Darla: ‘This Is Your Life’ offers a coaching experience that is tailored to the individual needs and desires of the client.  Clients generally come to me out of fear, frustration, a lack of clarity or maybe even confidence. Some are facing career transitions or personal transitions. I employ a creative coaching process that moves clients toward the life that they desire to live.


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RI: What can a person expect to gain through coaching?

Darla: A client can expect to gain insight, clarity and confidence as they journey toward their life vision.  I support by my clients with a coaching style that is empowering, motivating and encouraging.  Their success is my success!


RI: What are some of the things a person should consider when looking for a life coach?


Darla: Get very clear on what you need from your coach. Ask plenty of questions of your potential life coach. And, be forthcoming as best you can to express why you need life coaching. We are an insightful bunch but we are not mind readers!


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RI: What did you enjoy most about working with Rae images?

Darla: What I enjoyed most is the confidence that I felt going into the photo shoot experience. There are always intangibles when choosing a photographer to capture an image that is so important to your business, your passion. Rae Images, Ebony tuned into what I wanted to say to my clients about my coaching experience and found that inside of me.  I am so thankful!


Thank you Darla for trusting Rae Images with your headshot session. Congratulations on your new ventures, as well as your new role as President of Femfessionals Charlotte.


And in the words of Darla, “This Is your life, make it great!”



Rae Images is a boutique portrait photography studio servicing Greater Charlotte and The Carolinas. We specialize in business headshots and lifestyle portraits.  We offer both in-studio and on-location packages, with the option to include on-site professional make-up and a wardrobe consultation with a  personal stylist. Call or email us to learn more about package options.

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