I'm Dana, an adventurous and traveling wedding photographer based out of California and Hawai'i! Oahu is home to me, and so I knew I had to continue my love for photographing weddings in Hawaii, even after moving to California! Take a breath, sweetie, and let's chat about all the beautiful photos you will get from me! Trust me, it's cheaper than you think <3
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Experienced World Traveler + Classic Light & Airy Wedding Photographer
Voted Wedding Wire Couple's Choice Award for 2019 and 2020
+ I started my business on Oahu, and went full-time in the wedding industry since 2017 and shot over 30 weddings since then!
+ My husband is currently serving in the Navy
+ Proud dog mom to a rescue named Karma and we are so fortunate to have her!
+ Beaches are my favorite spots to shoot at. I love the glow of the sun, and the warmth of the sand! Truly nothing like it!
+ I have traveled to many different countries the last few years, and have much more to see! If I am not home reading books or spending time with my husband, you will find me on a plane heading to a new place or an old favorite place!
Dana Arnold is truly incredible. It was so easy to book with her despite the 3 hour time difference. She was extremely responsive and a great addition to our vendor team! Dana made sure to arrive to our wedding plenty of time, in case of delays, and she even surprised us with a wonderful gift at our wedding! We love our photos and she was worth the investment we put into her!
Dana is amazing! She is fun, lighthearted and has a warm, friendly, bubbly personality! My husband and I loved working with her! She did an amazing job capturing all of the special moments in our wedding and provided us with an amazing engagement session as well. Her turn-around time is fast, yet efficient, and everything was easy and affordable, even with the travel. We cherish our special photos from Dana!
I cannot speak highly enough about Dana. She was fantastic to work with. My wedding pictures are absolutely beautiful! She is a professional in every sense of the term. Great customer service, courteous, responsive, highly skilled and delivers outstanding work. I’m so glad she was available for my big day and I highly recommend her!
1. Let's FaceTime!
Here is where we meet to show you that I am a real person and that this is as good as it sounds! We will get to know each other, gain trust, talk about the wedding, and more. I want to know your story on how you met, and I want to hear all about the details! Feel free to ask all the questions. I'm an honest person and will not be afraid to tell you like it is (you will find that out real quick during this free consultation)
It's as easy as a walk on the beach
4. Post Wedding Day
You will find a sneak peek within 2 days after your wedding, and a full gallery delivered within two weeks after your wedding! In-between, you will get to read a live blog about your wedding day with dozens of sneak peeks!
2. Let's make it a thing
If we are a great fit ( I only serve amazing couples), then it's time we get the ball rolling! I'll send over the contract and deposit to book your date with me. You will also get your FREE timeline advice, vendor recommendation forms for the Island, and more useful information to help make your wedding wonderful!
3. Wedding Day
During your wedding day, expect me to arrive early to check out the location, get things ready for the wedding, and prepare to capture your amazing day! We are going to have so much fun, trust me!
1. The moment I say "I Do" to you, I promise to be there for you as your photographer, friend, and person to rant with. I know wedding planning can be hard, but I will help see you through this!
2. I vow to serve not only you and your significant other, but your family as well! Family is important and I will always be there to capture the precious family reunion moments <3
3. I vow to capture the raw and the real moments. The groom crying at the altar (if he isn't crying, I will send you back and make sure he cries the second time you come down the aisle), the drunken dance moves during the reception, and every moment in-between
4. I vow to always make sure you are taken care of. I got you boo, trust me! With me as your photographer, no moment will be wasted.
E Hoomau Maua Kealoha
(May our love last forever)
With high demand, I have created the best wedding package for your big day! It's all inclusive, and might make you want me even more (which I am okay with). The Hawaii wedding package is discounted from my normal rates, and hard to beat, if you ask me!
+ Engagement Session with HMU
+ Up to 10 hours of wedding day coverage
+ Online gallery with unlimited downloading
You've found yourself here because you are looking for a photographer. Now, let me guide you from here on out! Working with me is a piece of cake. I am here to serve you as your photographer, your planner, and your friend! Together, we will talk all about the best photography package for you based on your vision, to ensure every aspect is captured!
Planning your wedding can be stressful, trust me, I know, but finding the perfect photographer is about to get really simple.
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