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You'll find all the info about senior and personal branding sessions plus a peek into my everyday life.

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Although I enjoy taking photos at the beach, there are some challenges that every photographer faces. Here are five tips to help you get great beach photos.

Five tips for getting great photos at the beach

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.

Goodbye 2018, hello 2019 resolutions

list of new year's resolutions

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.

Why I love to shoot during golden hour

high school senior portrait backlit before HOCO

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

Capturing details during an in-home session

family portrait of child reading a book

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.

Bye bye baby, hello teenager

high school senior portrait walking along the beach

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

7 tips for great back to school photos

family portrait of young boy

Growing up, my dad and I used to argue all the time. I think it’s because our personalities were so similar. As an adult, I realize there are so many things that my dad has taught me.

What I’ve learned from my dad

dana nicole photography bay area family photographer dad

Thank you to the courageous men and women who have given their lives for our country. You will remain in our hearts forever.

Let’s remember the fallen heroes

dana nicole photography bay area family photographer remember fallen heroes

Being a mother is the hardest and least glamorous job I’ve ever had. But it is one that is so rewarding and fills my heart with joy.

To all the mothers

dana nicole photography bay area family photographer mothers

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Say goodbye to boring portraits. You deserve images that are full of laughter, beauty, and genuine expressions. Now is the time to capture images that let your true personality shine!

Photos for a new generation