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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Memory Garden Wedding | Monterey, California

This Memory Garden Wedding here in Monterey California was held on a beautiful Spring Day. Kaylin and Stephen have been planning this wedding for months. I knew from the meeting we had back when they hired me, this was going to be a beautiful set up and one fun party! Monterey Wedding Photographer Hey, everyone! […]


March 29, 2022

Ribera Beach Wedding in Carmel, California

Megan and Chris had a beautiful Ribera Beach Wedding in Carmel, California. Surrounding them were their close friends and family and the weather, although windy, was also sunny and filled with a warm glow! These two had their dream wedding at what we call Lover’s Rock. Carmel Wedding Photographer Hey, there! My name is Dana […]

March 15, 2022


Whimsical Irish Inspired Wedding | Bay Area, California

If I could have one wish as a wedding photographer, it would be to end my season each year with a wedding that is unforgettable. Loren and Austin and their Whimsical Irish Inspired Wedding did just that. Our bride and groom had a live band with bagpipes, men and women dressed in kilts, and a […]


December 2, 2021

Weddings in Carmel Valley | Romantic Wedgewood Wedding

Welcome to the state where Weddings in Carmel Valley have become one of the most romantic spots for intimate (and fun) weddings. Lili and Jesus made the smart choice to invest in Wedgewood Carmel to have their October wedding. I remember when I first met Lili, when she came into the wedding dress boutique I […]

November 4, 2021


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

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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