International Wedding Photographer | Why I want to become one

In 2014, I took my first ever International trip and it was with my now husband, Steven. I remember the process of getting my passport, and planning out our epic adventure that will take up one week. Only dating for three years, I was excited for this journey and getting to spend it with someone […]

August 24, 2021

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Bayonet and Black Horse Wedding | California Wedding for Angelia & Luis

Hey, there! My name is Dana Arnold and I am a wedding photographer here in Monterey, California. I am so excited to share with you today this Beautiful Bayonet and Black Horse Wedding for Angelia and Luis. It was on a hazy and sunny day that these two tied the knot and said ” I […]

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August 11, 2021

wedding couple walking down sidewalk at golf course

Weddings at Carmel Mission | California Wedding for Joanie and Anthony

It was only what felt like a few months ago that Joanie and Anthony started planning their wedding. They booked their ceremony at the Carmel Basilica, and their reception at The Perry House. After googling weddings at Carmel Mission and seeing the beautiful photos, I knew this wedding was going to be spectacular to say […]

July 29, 2021

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Carmel Valley Wedding at Los Laureles Lodge

Hey! I’m Dana. A Monterey based wedding photographer who focuses on capturing moments that couples value to have in their wedding gallery. I truly love what I do, and welcome any type of wedding for anyone into my inbox! In fact, ICYMI, here is a small and fun wedding for you to take a peek […]

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July 7, 2021

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Vineyard Wedding California

Located at a private home in Soquel, California, a group of wedding vendors are preparing for a wedding that many have long been waiting for. The ceremony set-up was under the oak trees with an arch filled of lavender and red florals. Along the patio with the pool, there are tables with flowers in the […]

July 2, 2021

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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 […]

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June 30, 2021

cute couple running in the water and laughing on the beach

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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