There’s nothing cookie cutter here. You tell me what you want and I will make it happen
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SO CHEERFUL YOU’LL FORGET I’M PROFESSIONAL
Whether you are planning a luxurious vineyard wedding in the French Riviera, or an intimate wedding in an English garden, destination weddings require an incredible level of attention to detail. You need someone you trust to answer your questions throughout the planning process and be mindful both of your energy and of your wedding timeline on the wedding day.
For your wedding photos, you need someone who you trust to take beautiful photos, but it’s so much more than that. You need someone to help you relax in front of the camera, crack a joke, tell you that you're gorgeous, and take more
photos than even you think is necessary.
TLDR: don’t worry you’re in good hands.
I’m not the kind of wedding photographer that charges by the hour
Because the truth is: I’m more invested in you and your memories than you could ever imagine. Because I know you won’t be able to stop me from crashing your rehearsal dinner (and snapping photos of your grandma) or drag me away from capturing the hilarious dance floor moments that happen after the cake is cut, I custom quote each destination wedding to make sure I’m there for everything.
I also love details: so get ready for a custom made welcome gift, video clips from your wedding day, and a feature on my website to share with your family and friends.
Let’s cut to the chase.
You want to hire a wedding photographer who sees Europe through your eyes. I’m just as charmed by Europe now as I was the very first time, and that magic and delight shines through in your wedding photos.
I also believe that good wedding photography doesn’t just happen on the wedding day. I chat with my couples throughout the planning process, sharing any advice and tips that come up closer to your wedding day. I know what my fellow Americans expect, in terms of
quick response times and personal, quality service.
SOUND GOOD? I SURE HOPE SO.
I've trained as a professional stylist at a luxury wedding salon in the Bay Area, so if you need someone to fix a dress on the fly or bustle your train before your first dance, I'm in your corner (and will handle your dress with care during getting ready shots)
I've invested in retreats, not only for the chance to take stunning photos, but so that I can learn from industry leaders on how to better photograph your wedding details, provide a top-notch customer experience, and more.
Before I became a destination wedding photographer, I had traveled to 12 countries on my own dime.I still prioritize investing in experiences that enhance my adaptability and quick thinking skills, (which is incredibly valuable on a 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."
I could not have asked for better photos and a more fun photographer to work with. She is incredibly talented, makes you laugh during photo shoots (which makes the photos turn out incredible), is accommodating, and gets photos back in a very timely manner. Her photos will be up on my wall and in a treasured photo album for years to come. Do yourself a favor and book Dana for your wedding! She's truly the best!
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!
Let’s start with a complimentary consultation to get to know one another (because unlike for your caterer or florist, your photographer’s personality matters). You want your wedding paparazzi to feel like your best friend, and this conversation is how we make sure that happens.
I’m big about supporting local and indulging in high-touch experiences. While a plane ride just to give you a hug wouldn’t be very environmentally friendly, you can expect a custom gift for the two of you with lots of yummy welcome treats.
Throughout the planning process, we keep in touch. I’m not about to let you slip away and then “catch up” closer to the wedding day. As a seasoned traveler and destination wedding connoisseur, I’m only a call or email away anytime you want to plan your wedding details.
The day before your wedding, I will join you (with my camera) for the rehearsal. It’s amazing how this simple step can make the entire wedding day experience much more enjoyable for everyone involved (because I actually know your family and friends during your group portraits!).
I write a wedding day blog with how the day went based on mine and your guest's experience. My couples have told me that this is one of their favorite ways to look back on their wedding day and they loved sharing it with those who could not attend.
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 destination 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 an intimate elopement for the two of you.
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.
Yes! I have photographed couples in France, The United Kingdom, Portugal,Italy, Spain, and Greece! Because of this being both during the busy and non-busy season, I am familiar with adjusting to the weather and location as needed! Personally, I have traveled to over 11 countries throughout Asia, Europe and the Caribbean. As well as lived in other countries.
It's important for me to leave plenty of time of travel in case of delay. Therefore, I make sure to arrive at least two-three days before the rehearsal or wedding day. This way, I have time to tour the venue, adjust to the time difference, and be in the best shape I can be!
My packages are simple and are all-inclusive. This means, it covers all travel cost (hotel, planes, trains, car), food, as well as services that cover your wedding day needs. The only extra cost would be if you would want a destination engagement session that will include me needing to travel to you by plane to another part of the country/world.
I like to live life with a smile. People have called me bubbly, warm, and light. It's also how I feel wedding days should be: warm and loving. I put this into my editing and it's how I act at your wedding: with a smile and always warm, light, and positive.
Wedding days are meant to be fun, joyful, and memorable. That is how I act on your wedding day. I want to include that I work in a way that is warm but also assertive. Wedding days are once-in-a-lifetime and it's important for me to do what it takes to capture every single moment that you, and even your friends and family, want to see in the gallery, on your wedding day.
The average delivery for me to edit and send you the gallery is around three weeks. This will vary based on bookings, and other commitments that time such as vacations, holidays, or unexpected emergencies.