My journey into entrepreneurship started with escaping the 9-5 corporate life and building a successful photography business that allowed me to stay home with my kiddos.
As my photography business has grown, I've learned a thing or two (or 726) about how to make motherhood and building a business align, and taking amazing photos of my own tiny humans along the way. Now, I'm on a mission to help others discover and pave their own motherhood and entrepreneurial journey through podcasting, blogging, and coaching!
Whether you're looking for a Motherhood Photographer to capture cherished moments, a Photography Coach to help you navigate next steps, an aspiring Mompreneur looking for inspiration, or "just a mom" trying to capture beautiful photos of your babies, I can promise to bring you a genuine experience filled with authenticity, tangible advice, and lots of real-life content.
mama to two, wife to one, family photographer, creator of toddler smiles, podcast host, and coach for aspiring mom photographers.
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Do you have a dusty “big camera” sitting in a closet somewhere in your home? Probably. Are you kiddos the CUTEST ones out there? Definitely! These big cameras are so powerful, but can be so complicated that it’s completely overwhelming.
With a innovative and clear cut approach to teaching manual mode, my Moments to Memories course is coming soon to make using your camera as easy as using your iPhone… with much better results.
How often are you documenting the stages of your baby’s life through photos… with you actually in them?
As a mama and a photographer, I SEE how important these photographs can be in the course of a lifetime. I want you to memorialize every fleeting phase of your baby’s childhood, so that when you look back in fifty years, you’ll be able to FEEL how much they loved you.
Are you wishing you could control your work schedule and spend more time with your babies? Have you wished you could find a way to make money on your own, but don’t know how you’d have time to start something amidst all the chaos in your life? On top of that, you might not even think you have a skill, talent, or ANY CLUE of what you’d do! If any of the above is screaming directly at your heart... you’re EXACTLY in the right place!
Dana is the best! She’s totally willing to work with you, but most importantly your kiddos, to capture the best shot! We have been blown away by the awesome photos each time we’ve hired Dana. On top of the beautiful pictures, she’s a genuinely nice person who sets you at ease and makes taking pictures fun even for the most camera avoidant of husbands.
"On top of the beautiful pictures, she’s a genuinely nice person who sets you at ease."
kind words from Delaney B – photography client:
Listening to Dana share her story is super inspiring. Definitely a good place to start if you are a busy mom that loves her job, but also knows how important it is to be around for your kiddos during their formative years. It’s okay to branch out and step out of your norm! Great job! I will keep listening for sure.
"Listening to Dana share her story is super inspiring...I will keep listening!"
kind words from xoshorty – podcast listener:
Dana’s toddler tricks are a must have! Especially once your kiddo reaches two and doesn’t want to listen or participate as much as you’d like. We just spent a week at the beach and thanks to the toddler tips I got some amazing pictures of my daughter and our family. Following her tips makes taking pictures fun! This with the mobile presets and you are set for amazing photos!
"Dana’s toddler tricks are a must have. Following her tips makes taking pictures fun."
kind words from Elizabeth M – toddler tricks student
Learning the exposure triangle has been my biggest struggle. One hour with Dana hands-on training, she was able to SHOW me how each leg of the triangle impacts the other. I have been able to take these lessons and begin to formulate my own photography style. I LOVE how she teaches the simplistic basics of the camera and how to capture your intent and discover your own style!
"I love how she teaches the basics and how to discover your own style!"
kind words from Ashley g – 1:1 student:
A FREE guide with poses and prompts so you can get IN the photo and start preserving your memory too!
A FREE guide with 6 tips to get toddlers to true-joy, whole face smiles out of tiny humans!
and get 6 guaranteed ways to get Tricky Toddlers SMILING!
and get poses and prompts so you can get IN the photo too!
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