I am nearly a decade into this career and what I have come to learn more than anything else is that shooting in manual and having good gear will only get you so far. The real challenge of this art is what comes after that. It is the challenge of creating the space beyond my camera where you can be vulnerable and trust that I see you and value you, just as you are. Growth is measured by creating images that are truthful depictions of your own unique love, life, and story. It is a never-ending challenge, pulling from me in ways I never expected when I first picked up a camera, and it keeps me forever in love with this job.
Anymore, to know who I am is to know how I shoot. It is all one in the same. I’m a wedding & family photographer. I’m an observer & an empath. I’m a documentarian & a visual storyteller. I’m a wife & a mother & the youngest daughter in a family of bold women. I care deeply, laugh loud, and push myself to stay curious. These pieces of me, and the perspective they given me, make me the photographer I am
I'm Dana and I'm so happy you are here.
Because I was the little kid enamored with digging through boxes of vintage family photos, searching for a sense of who these people were and what their lives were like, I know when we get it right in camera legacies are preserved.
It’s an incredible honor to create truthful images that become your family’s heirlooms, knowing that what I capture in the here and now will tell your story for generations to come.
Some stories are once in a lifetime big;
you pick a date, exchange promises then rings, and say yes to forever.
Some stories are quieter and happen in the everyday;
you kiss their toes, dry their eyes, pick up their toys, and do it all again tomorrow.
I focus on the real, fleeting and sometimes imperfect moments to
showcase your love rather than manufacture it.
Whatever your story is, wherever your heart lies, I will meet you there.
Because each wedding is unique, creating custom packages
based on hourly coverage is a standard here.
Wedding packages start at $3300 and include 6 hours of coverage and full download & print rights. Elopements start at $1500 and include 3 hours of coverage.
Ala carte options are available, including additional hourly coverage, second photographer coverage and album design. Please fill out the contact form so we can connect and create a package based on your individual needs.
Family, Couples & Branding Portraits start at $500 and include full download & print rights.
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