Monterey Beach House Wedding | Sam and Brooke

Sam and Brooke had the most beautiful Monterey Beach House Wedding here in Monterey, California. I knew from the moment I met Sam and Brooke at their engagement session a year ago, that this couple and this wedding was going to be unforgettable. I was right, and found myself tearing up not once, but four […]

February 22, 2022


monterey beach house wedding of the bride and groom

Dana Arnold Photography

Hello! My name is Dana Arnold and I am the owner of Dana Arnold Photography. To welcome the year 2022, I wanted to do a personal introduction and give you an update on how this business became about. As well as share with you more personal information about me. Meet Me I grew up in […]


February 10, 2022

Desiree and Gabe’s Wedding at Leal Vineyards

Leal Vineyards is a gorgeous vineyard located in Hollister, California. It is going to hold a special place in Desiree and Gabe’s heart because this is where they got married and said “I Do” too forever. Monterey Wedding Photographer Hey, everyone! My name is Dana and I am a Monterey wedding photographer who serves all […]

February 3, 2022

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Four Year Business Anniversary

Today, February 1st 2022, marks my four year business anniversary! I am so excited to celebrate four years in business as a full-time wedding photographer! Dana Arnold Photography Hey, there! My name is Dana Arnold and I am a wedding photographer based out of Monterey, California! My brand is all about serving all couples who […]


February 1, 2022

Three Years in Business

Monterey Wedding Photographer I was about to start off this blog with “I cannot believe I made it to three years” and then I quickly hit backspace. Personally, I am not surprised that I did make it to three years in business. Owning a business is one of the hardest things that I have ever […]

February 1, 2021


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Engagement Photo Session

Monterey Wedding Photographer Just months before Sammy and Jeff move to Arizona, they wanted to celebrate their engagement. Sammy had found me on Instagram and reached out about an engagement shoot with Jeff. She told me all about their upcoming move to the desert and how they were excited! It’s where there were memories that […]


January 28, 2021

couple popping champagne 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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