How CUTE is Alaina and Anthony’s in-home engagement session? I was so excited when Alaina told me she wanted to do their engagement session in their home. What better place is there to celebrate your love then the home you share your life in? BONUS POINTS, she asked to include her dog, Odie. I am […]
Kristina and Randy are literally my DREAM clients. When I met them last Summer I knew I had to shoot their wedding. They are sweet as can be, quirky, adorable, they LOVE Disney (Kristina is basically a real-life Disney Princess), a bit nerdy (like me), and they were getting married in Yosemite. I could not […]
One thing I never considered when I started my photography business was the friendships I would make, especially those friendships with OTHER photographers. I mean, they are supposed to be my competition right? How can I be friends with someone who might steal my clients? Here’s the thing, there are enough clients to go around, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.
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 […]