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September 22, 2019

This cute little backyard barn is the perfect setting for intimate weddings and gatherings. Liz, the owner of Scott Family Ranch completely rebuilt this barn with her husband and I think they did an amazing job. It has such a rustic modern feel to it. Jared and Kyli were the models for the shoot. These […]

September 12, 2019

I got the chance to participate in my FIRST styled shoot that was put on by another group of creatives. A styled shoot is essentially a styled fake-wedding. The couples are usually real life couples who play dress up for several different photographers. Clothing, flowers, props, everything is brought in to allow different wedding vendors […]

August 1, 2019

I’ve said it before and I will say it again, the California Central Valley has so many beautiful different locations for photography sessions. This beautiful historic wooden bridge in over Dinkey Creek just outside of Shaver Lake is just one of them. The character of the wood bridge and the beautiful trees lining add so […]

July 19, 2019

You’re engaged! You finally found your wedding venue, maybe even have a few other details squared away, and now its time to book your photographer. Whether you decide to book Dana Rae Photography or someone else here are some great tips to help you get the most out of your wedding day photos. After all, […]

July 12, 2019

You guys know that all things Yosemite have my heart. So when Steven and Radhika approached me at the Bridal Collective Bridal Show about their May 2019 Tenaya Lodge Yosemite Wedding I knew I HAD to be the one to photograph their big day. Luckily for me Steven had scoped out all the vendors before coming to the Bridal Show and decided that Dana Rae Photography was who he wanted to capture his big day. And yes, it was his decision, once Radhika knew he wanted an important part in choosing their photographer she let him take over, which I thought was awesome, it’s not often the Groom is the main point of contact.

June 20, 2019

I first met Tasha & Nolen last summer during their engagement session. These two were hilarious and we had such a good time at their engagement shoot. About a month later Tasha saw my booth at the Bridal Collective Bridal Show at Morovia Winery, she came right up to me and gave me a big hug (seriously, she’s a great hugger!). Tasha told me how much she loved her engagement photos and how everyone else loved them. She told me that when it came time to book their wedding photographer they knew it had to be me, that Nolen wouldn’t accept anyone else. I don’t know if they knew how much that meant to me, I do this because I LOVE it and don’t always hear back from clients about how much they love their images so to be trusted with their wedding day was a huge deal to me.

February 8, 2019

I realize it isn’t fall (burr! I think the low today was 31) but I never posted about my fall mini’s from 2018! I figured with my almond blossom mini sessions coming up I should let you guys see all the gorgeousness from my fall mini’s. Of course I love, love, loved my fall set […]

January 19, 2019

Misti and Michael got married on a chilly November evening just after Sunset. It was my first evening ceremony as a photographer and now I am obsessed! Give me all the night weddings. Especially if there are loads of twinkle lights everywhere. Because Misti and Michael were getting married after sunset they decided to have […]

August 4, 2018

When my sister in law told me she wanted to do an Alice in “Onederland” theme for my nieces first birthday I was all heart-eyes-emoji for the idea!

July 20, 2018

I love when I get to photograph couples before their big day! It really helps the bride and groom get comfortable with me and in front of my camera.