Carmel By The Sea Anniversary Session

Jessica and Jake are here in California visiting and to celebrate their marriage, they had a Carmel By The Sea Anniversary Session. These two decided to hire me to photograph it all! As a photographer, I get to meet couples from all over the world. Jessica is actually a photographer as well. The mentors she […]

April 7, 2022


Carmel Engagement Session

Maria and Christian had a beautiful Carmel engagement session to celebrate their engagement and the love they both share. A story so beautiful, I am excited to share more about these two and how Paris, France brought them together. Dana Arnold Photography Hey, there! My name is Dana and I am a wedding and engagement […]


March 31, 2022

Beach Proposal in Carmel-By-The-Sea

It was just 5 days ago that a mother had reached out to me about photographing a Beach Proposal in Carmel-by-the-sea. Her son, after being with his girlfriend for six years, was ready to pop the question and ask his love to marry him. Get ready, this one is a tear jerker. Or, maybe I […]

March 6, 2022


Beach Engagement Photography | Carmel Wedding Photographer

Lindsay and Dillon celebrated their engagement with a photo session. I am excited to share with you some beach engagement photography! This session was done at my favorite spot in Carmel, California. Better yet, the session was done at golden hour! My favorite time of day to photograph a session! Carmel Wedding Photographer Hey, there! […]


February 8, 2022

Tips on Engagement Photos

Picture it. You and your significant other are walking along the Champ de Mars with the Eiffel Tower in view. Hand in hand, you walk closer to the monument. Smiling, as you both finish your second gelato of the day. Once you get closer, you start to notice them acting a bit funny. They are […]

October 15, 2021


couple standing on rocks and kissing

Engagement Photos on the beach | Sara + Joe

Sara and Joe had their Engagement Photos on the beach here in Monterey! This photo session was so important to us because it was our time to get to know each other before their wedding next month! These two reached out to me only a few months ago wanting photography services for their October wedding. […]


September 29, 2021

Engagement Photos on the beach

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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