What To Look For In A Wedding Photographer

Here is what to look for in a wedding photographer. Choosing a wedding photographer for your special day can be tricky. With so many options out there, it can be hard to know which one is the right fit for you and your needs. To ensure you make the right choice, here are some things […]

March 13, 2023

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Dana Arnold Photography Update

A lot has changed and I wanted to give you a Dana Arnold Photography Update and I am so excited to share with you all that has been happening here! About Dana Hey, there! I’m Dana and just in case you could not figure it out, I am the owner and photographer over at Dana […]


January 22, 2023

Wedgewood Wedding in Carmel

Lindsay and Dillon had an incredible Wedgewood Wedding in Carmel California. August is known for being one of our foggiest and gloomiest months. However, these two still lit up the wedding with their warmth and love for each other. Monterey Wedding Photographer Hey, there! Before I tell you all about this wonderful micro wedding for […]

August 21, 2022


Club Del Monte Wedding

Jared and Jessica had a wonderful Club Del Monte Wedding that was surrounded by their close friends and family from near and far! Whether from the area or the East Coast, many gathered to celebrate the love between these two. Monterey Wedding Photographer Hi, everyone! My name is Dana and I am the owner of […]


August 18, 2022

Wedding at Carmel Wedgewood

This Wedding at Carmel Wedgewood was perfect for Cody and Crystal. They celebrated in the best way with their friends and family! It may be easy for many reading this blog to believe that I cried twice during this wedding day. My heart and soul goes into serving couples like Crystal and Cody. I remember […]

June 13, 2022


Sunol Casa Bella Wedding

Chris and Mea hosted a beautiful Sunol Casa Bella Wedding located in the hills of California. Coming in from Las Vegas, they wanted to host one heck of a party. I guess also get married while doing so., ha! When everyone is on the dance floor, you know it was a good day. Today’s blog […]


May 30, 2022

Sold my Nikon for a Sony, but regretted it right after

Invested in education courses 

Shot my first solo wedding


Decided to go part-time photographer 

Took a photo of my friends naked son on a beach

Upgraded to a Nikon 5500


Thought I was so cool with my grainy photos of blurry horses

Took photos of landscapes for fun 

Bought a Nikon 3300


my first solo wedding – 2017

Met some incredible industry friends

Started to fill up 2020

Booked up 2019 in about two months


I moved from Hawaii to Norfolk, Virginia

Shot three amazing Hawaii weddings

Went full-time


experimented with all sorts of editing styles 

Prepared myself to go full-time

Switched back to Nikon and got my first full-frame


brand photoshoot – 2018

Established my brand and editing style- 2018

California has welcomed me with incredible 2020/2021 wedding couples

I booked a trip to Seattle and Alaska 

This year, I am making it all about creativity


I moved from Virginia to Monterey, California

I invested in my 2nd mastermind- I refuse to lose this business

Covid Hit the wedding business


I invested in my first mastermind

I figured the type of photographer I wanted to be

2020 was booked in full by the end of 2019


Week in Spain with my husband -2019



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