What started with me being an employee for a corporate job turned into me quitting after 6 months and starting this business full-time. 

Why? My husband is in the Military and we move ALOT. I wanted to create a business that not only gives me the flexibility to work when I want, but to also create a brand that serves YOU, the amazing couples who trust me. 

I believe that the raw, real, and emotional moments at weddings (whether small or large) should be documented and put into a gallery that tells your love story. 

Let's get RAW, shall we?

So glad you are here!

See me in action

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

Night Owl

Early bird

Tea

Soda

Going Out

Staying In

Summer

Fall

Type 7

Enneagram:

2

Cups Of tea Consumed Daily:

Stitch Fix

Shop:

Tea

Drink:

Chick-Fil-A

Food:

Grey's

TV Show:

Daisies

Flower:

Paris, France

City:

favoRites:

military life

target

traveling

the bachelor

Karma

Dog assistant:

My husband

Best Supporter:

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danaarnoldphoto@gmail.com

xo, Dana

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