Hi, I’m Dana

Your Monterey and Carmel, Wedding Photographer for all California Couples

When you dream about your wedding day, are you thinking about that dream barn wedding at Barns in Monterey? Or maybe a beachside wedding at Monterey Beach Station. You might also be looking at the valley in Carmel. Either way, your wedding is very special and unique to you. I'm here to capture your love story from the getting-ready to the grand exit. 

Monterey Wedding Photography and 
Elopement Photography 

You can stop looking, you found your wedding photographer!

You don’t want a basic wedding package and you definitely don’t want just any photographer for your Monterey or Carmel Wedding

You want a wedding photographer who you can trust to capture every single moment: from your guests' reactions as they arrive at the picturesque winery or the beachfront wedding you’ve chosen for your wedding venue, to the getaway car at the end of the night when it hits you that you are really married now. You want a wedding photographer who can help you feel calm and relaxed throughout the planning process, and filled with joy and laughter on your wedding day.


 "Her infectious personality and outgoing nature made us feel comfortable being ourselves. Taking our photos was such an incredibly fun process. When my husband and I met Dana, we immediately connected with her, were impressed with her portfolio, and knew she was the only photographer we’d want to capture our special day. Her website is beautifully designed and easy to navigate, and she goes above and beyond communicating with her clients. It’s clear that Dana loves her craft and is passionate about capturing the love and magic of every moment."

"Working with Dana was an experience we will never forget."

Lindsay and Dillon


As a wedding photographer, my connection to my couples is more important to me than anything else.

Serving couples getting married in dreamy wedding locations, whether it’s a vineyard in Carmel Valley or a beach wedding in Monterey, fills my heart with so much joy. It’s always a thrill to return to venues I love, but with nearly 100 weddings in my portfolio, it still surprises me how different each and every wedding day truly is. The menu you choose, the music you dance to, the color palette that inspires you - it all comes together on your wedding day to tell your story. 

As your wedding photographer - and your new unofficial hype woman - I’m here to reassure you: your love story is unique and incredible and I will make sure your wedding photos remind you of that every day.

Enjoyment (n): the state or process of taking pleasure in something

Want all of the details? 

here's what our time together will look like

If everything you are reading sounds like I am the right fit for you, make sure you fill out the contact form below. Once I receive your inquiry, I will take it from there. 

I will reach out and set up a video call within 24 hours of receiving your initial inquiry form. If at all possible, I want BOTH of you to attend so I can meet you (and appreciate how sweet you are together, obviously).

If we both feel like I’m the right fit for your wedding day (I will be completely honest with you), I will send over a contract and invoice. Once you’ve signed on the dotted line, your date is on my calendar in permanent marker.

Once I am hired as your wedding photographer, expect me to reach out a few times over the planning process. This is so I can be updated on any progress and address any new ideas when it comes to wedding photography on your wedding day!

By the time your wedding day arrives, we are going to be best friends and that will help you relax while I’m doing my thing as your official hype girl behind the camera.  

(check your mail within 2 weeks for a little something from me, for the both of you)

After your wedding day, you might feel a little down that it’s all over. But it’s not. I deliver sneak peaks within 3 days, a blog post with my favorite moments, and your full wedding gallery is delivered within 3-4 weeks. I like to deliver these FAST so you don’t fill your social media with those underwhelming camera photos while you wait.

Saying Goodbye is Always the Hardest

so after all of this, promise you’ll stay in touch okay? 

After a lot of searching, I fell in love with the warm inviting look of Dana's pictures.
After submitting my inquiry she was SUPER fast to respond. 
Dana is a raw, genuine, and super fun person. She's got the perfect attitude and jokes that put my husband and I at ease. Like we've been friends for ages and we're just catching up. My husband and I are not models by any means but the pictures she took of us say otherwise.
She has a glowing energy that shines through in her work. Every time I look at our wedding pictures, I feel everything I had felt in those moments. From the warm sunshine that showered us, to the unbridled happiness in our eyes. She captured more than just an image. She captured moments for me to relive throughout the rest of my life.

"Stop searching and send your inquiry now. Dana is the best there is."

Kaylin and Stephen

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I call this a “freedom shot” because it’s the moment where you have full permission to be yourself, or the moment you are caught in the middle of a memory that made you feel completely free.

When you hire the right photographer, they do more than show up and take your picture. The right photographer should make you feel calm as your wedding day approaches, comfortable in front of the camera, and confident that your wedding photos will show off your good side. 

Preferred Photographer for the following Monterey, California venues

Perry House, Monterey

Monterey Beach Station

The Barns

Carmel, California Venues I love

Private Vineyards and Wineries

Gardener Ranch

Wedgewood Carmel

 We initially reached out to Dana inquiring about her wedding day packages and were impressed with the lightning fast response time, the ease of use and clarity of her packages and of course her stunning photography! After an initial call, we felt like Dana was already a lifelong friend of ours and immediately knew this was the wedding photographer for us! Over the past year, Dana has sent us the sweetest welcome package, given us the best photos of us and our dog we've ever had, made us laugh and ensured to get every and I mean EVERY single one of the photos from our wedding we dreamed of. If you're looking for a Wedding Photographer who's a master of a light and airy look and getting family members to show their biggest smiles, Dana is the absolute best choice!

"I have endless nice things to say about Dana and her team."

Chandler and Ray


Every California couple receives the following package at a starting price of $4,100

8 hours of wedding day coverage 
Two professional wedding photographers
Welcome gift 
At least 50 high-res images/hour
BTS video collage from the wedding day
Online digital gallery that never expires 
Printing Rights

*Additional coverage can be added on*


With me as your photographer


You’ll ENJOY having your photos taken. Seriously. I know at least one of you hates having their photos taken and is worried they’ll look or feel awkward in the photos. Not on my watch!


You’ll book a wedding photography package that includes exactly what you need to cover your favorite moments - whether that’s a three-day event filled with all the festivities or a classic one-day wedding.


You can count on me to work tirelessly to capture all of your “must have” moments, so you can experience being truly present on your wedding day and not stress over all the details.


You’ll get a photographer who is assertive (read: bossy) enough to get your larger-than-life wedding party to line up for wedding photos, but cheerful enough that you’ll still have an amazing time. 

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Follow along on my journey as a international wedding photographer, traveler, and military wife