Hey, welcome to the newly engaged! If you are looking for a fun, assertive, and problem solving photographer, then you have come to the right place my dears. 

My name is Dana and I am a destination wedding photographer based out of Monterey and here to serve all couples getting married in the Bay Area of California. 

Let me be up front and say that I do not offer services to just any couple who inquires for my services. The relationship is just as important as you liking my images, and therefore this about page is for you to see if we are a great fit for both photography and for personality/connection. 

So glad you are here!

Monterey Wedding Photographer

When I moved to Monterey, California, not only did my business move with me, but my business also changed for the better and that's good for us both.

I wanted to have a business that serves my couples well and puts them and their needs first. To me, I do not just book couples based on their venue or their budget, but based on personality, connection, and if I can truly relate to them and serve them on a personal level.

This is why I love working with couples who not only love my work and style, but can enjoy having me around as a supporter, problem-solver, friend, and photographer. 

Night Owl

Early bird

Tea

Soda

Going Out

Staying In

Summer

Fall

Type 7

Enneagram:

Football: 

Baltimore
Ravens

Boutiques

Shop:

Aspire

Drink:

The comfort kind

Food:

K-Drama

TV Show:

The pink one

Flower:

Paris, France

City:

favoRites:

military life

target

traveling

weddings

Karma

Dog assistant:

My husband

Best Supporter:

Fun facts about Dana that we -might- relate to

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

Monterey, California
 became my home base 

Re-established my business to be customer based

Traveled and photographed wedding photography in Europe

2022

I moved from Virginia to Monterey, California

Candice Coppola became my forever business coach

Covid Hit the wedding business

2020

Celebrated one year full-time in business

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

2013-2022

business

my journey

you'll hear from me shortly.

thank you!

danaarnoldphoto@gmail.com

xo, Dana

Hey, there! Thank you so much for shooting me a message! I already cannot wait to hear from you! I will reach out to you within 24 hours. In the meantime, be sure to check out my resources page with lots of free tips for brides and grooms planning their wedding!

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