California Engagement Photos | Tim & Danielle’s Engagement Session

Hey, everyone! My name is Dana Arnold and I am an engagement and wedding photographer based out of Monterey and love serving couples in the state of California. Before each wedding with my couples, I love capturing some California engagement photos with a complimentary engagement session. Having an engagement session allows us to meet, capture […]

July 21, 2021

engagements

California Engagement Photos

Beach Engagement Photos | Engagement Session for Joanie and Anthony

June gloom is a known thing here in the Bay Area of California. Event at 9am, you will find yourself at the beach surrounded by thick fog. The sun, soon enough, will shine through and the fog will disappear. California is a beautiful place to get married and have your Beach Engagement Photos to share […]

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July 15, 2021

Beach Engagement Photos

Wedding Photographer in Monterey

Hey, reader! Dana Arnold here. It’s been six months since I moved here and became a wedding photographer in Monterey. Since we are half way through the year already, I wanted to go ahead and share all the excitement that has been going on. I have been so blessed to have photographed some incredible couples […]

June 30, 2021

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cute couple running in the water and laughing on the beach

Half Moon Bay Beach Engagement Session

Half Moon Bay Beach Engagement Session Hi, I am Dana! A wedding photographer based out of the Bay Area here to serve super fun California couples who value photography. When I first moved here, I was so excited to explore all the beautiful areas and tour venues that will win my heart over. When you […]

engagements

March 18, 2021

Engagement Session at Monterey Beach

Engagement Session at Monterey Beach On a chilly yet golden evening on the beach, Jon pulled his fiance into his arms. He wrapped them around her, giving her warmth from the sea breeze. The sun setting, he grabs her hand and pulls her in for a kiss. Maria shows a faint smile, and no words […]

March 13, 2021

engagements

Seabright State Beach Engagement Session

Tis’ the season for engagements! From Santa Cruz to Monterey, I have been traveling up and down photographing beautiful engagement sessions. Brooke and Sam won my heart over and I am excited to talk about them today. So, I wanted to sure their Seabright State Beach Engagement Session for all to be inspired by, for […]

engagements

February 27, 2021

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

Invested in education courses 

Shot my first solo wedding

2017

Decided to go part-time photographer 

Took a photo of my friends naked son on a beach

Upgraded to a Nikon 5500

2016

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

Took photos of landscapes for fun 

Bought a Nikon 3300

2013

my first solo wedding – 2017

Met some incredible industry friends

Started to fill up 2020

Booked up 2019 in about two months

2019

I moved from Hawaii to Norfolk, Virginia

Shot three amazing Hawaii weddings

Went full-time

2018

experimented with all sorts of editing styles 

Prepared myself to go full-time

Switched back to Nikon and got my first full-frame

2017

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

2021

I moved from Virginia to Monterey, California

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

Covid Hit the wedding business

2020

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

2019

Week in Spain with my husband -2019

2013-2021

business

my journey

you'll hear from me shortly.

thank you!

danaarnoldphoto@gmail.com

xo, Dana

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