Family sessions are near and dear to my heart. From the beginning of this photography journey I've felt that documenting families in their homes, capturing the beauty of love in the mundane everyday, is just as worthy as those big extraordinary moments that a wedding brings.
I know firsthand that the work in raising a family pulls from every fiber of your being. I know the days are long and the years are fleeting, and it's all-at-once the most fulfilling, heart expanding, and gut wrenching work there is. I try to honor that complexity in every session.
These sessions are designed to tell a story. I work with my families to plan our time together so that the images feel instantly nostalgic and are a true representation of how their days are being spent together.
In-home documentary family session pricing is $600 and includes the download and print rights to the entire edited gallery.
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"Dana perfectly captured the beauty of our family and new home, and the experience was so natural and comfortable. My husband and I are shy in front of the camera, and Dana had the perfect balance of letting us be us as we moved around the house during our session, and then she would occasionally gently suggest cues. Dana's soft and genuine demeanor put everyone at ease, even our two little girls who remained mostly cooperative the entire time. We can't say enough about how well the photos document the special moments in our life right now."
— Max + Ben
"We've had the pleasure of first working with Dana more than 10 years ago when she photographed our firstborn child. In the time since, she has done several family sessions with our family. Dana makes the sessions easy and fun. Moreover, she is able to capture moments that are completely organic and natural. Her photos inevitably illustrate the essence of our family unit and even a little something of our individual personalities. We feel incredibly lucky to have found Dana, and we remain profoundly grateful for the family history she has allowed us to encapsulate."
— Lisa + Murage
"Her authentic and warm personality makes you feel like you’ve known her your whole life, which really put us at ease during our time together. Dana helped us relax, laugh, and feel comfortable, so our genuine happiness showed through in the pictures. The moments she was able to capture are now among my most precious possessions. The number of family and friends who told us they teared up looking through the photos from our newborn session is a true testament to Dana’s talent."
— Olivia + Matt
"Family photos mean the world to me- they capture the essence of where we are as a family physically but also show each individual’s personality. With the right photographer - a story in time is told! Dana surpassed the very high bar I set when paying for a professional photographer. She sees the right lighting, angle, and each person for who they are and gives them a platform to shine!"
— Lizzie + Chris