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Thanks for stopping by the blog! Grab your favorite drink, relax, and let's chat about all things photography related. I've got lots to share to help you prepare for your session. There will be some sneak peeks and I'll even tell you a bit about my life and living with a teenager.

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Goodbye 2018, hello 2019 resolutions

Another year has come and gone. What’s in store for 2019? Take a peek at some of the goals I have for this year.

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I’m Dana.
I'm a high school senior and personal branding photographer in sunny Northern California. I help my clients to step into their greatness so we can capture their beauty - inside and out.
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high school senior portrait backlit before HOCO

So what exactly is golden hour? And why do all photographers think this time of day is so special? Find out why I prefer this time of day.

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family portrait of child reading a book

In-home photo sessions are always a favorite. I love to help families document their life in a location that is special to them.

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high school senior portrait walking along the beach

It seems like yesterday that I was leaving the hospital with a newborn baby. And now my baby is a teenager. People always say that time goes by quickly and I never believed them. Now I do.

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indoor family portrait with dog

So you’ve decided to do a family photo session. You’ve got your outfits ready but you need some ideas for a location. Read more to find out which type of location is best for your family.

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family portrait of young boy

If you want to elevate your photos from meh to wow, follow our quick and easy tips for taking back to school photos.

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outdoor headshot of female

I don’t know about you and your siblings, but my sister and I haven’t always seen eye to eye. Luckily, as we’ve grown older, we have become closer than ever.

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indoor family portrait of child with trumpet

The older I get, the more I’m convinced that music is one of the most important subjects that students can take.

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photo from airplane above the clouds

Before you and your family head out this summer, here’s a checklist of some photos to take while you are out and about.

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