California Vineyard Wedding

The first time I met Angela and Patrick at their engagement session, I knew right away that we were going to be friends! Even far beyond their wedding day. My first impression of these two was nothing short of amazing. Patrick is such a goof ball and Angela has such a sweet personality and welcomes […]

June 17, 2021


bride and groom holding hands and looking at each other

Vineyard Wedding in California

When I was visiting France in 2014, I remember taking the trip out to Normandy to see Mt. Saint Michel. Along this bus ride, we stopped at the bath, and enjoyed the views of the valleys in France. You can see for miles all the beautiful trees, lakes, and historic homes. It was one of […]


June 9, 2021

groom dipping his bride and going for a kiss

Wedgewood Wedding in Carmel California

Hey! Dana Arnold here! For those who do not know me, and are new here, welcome! I am a wedding and military event photographer currently based out of Monterey, California. My goal as a photographer is to serve couples who value photography. The ones who know how important it is too have all the moments […]

May 19, 2021


Bride and groom walking away

Bridgerton Series | Inspired Styled Wedding

Hey, I’m Dana! A wedding photographer based out of California and here to serve all incredible couples. My style is based on light and airy feels with warmth, romance, and laughter. To keep my creative juices flowing, I love getting inspired by TV and Netflix, and create something based on what I love and feel […]


May 10, 2021

bride on white horse

Cousiac Manor Wedding in Virginia

Dana Arnold here! Hello and welcome. I am a wedding photographer based out of California, but still here happily serving my Virginia couples. For those who do not know me, I am a navy wife who moves around, and of course takes my business with me. I used to live in Virginia and now I […]

April 22, 2021


first dance of bride and groom outside under lights

Planning a military wedding

If you are currently planning a military wedding, then you are in the right place! Hi, Dana Arnold here. Navy Wife and Professional bad ass wedding photographer based out of Monterey, California. I have been a full time photographer for over three years now. My business started in Hawaii, then moved to Virginia, and now […]

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April 15, 2021

Sword arch at a military wedding in Virginia

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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