Hi and welcome to my blog! My style is fun, quirky and beautiful. Light is an old friend of mine and I have too much fun with it. I take a boutique approach to photography: becoming friends, collaborating and reflecting what's most important; you! It's what I like to call Fantastical Photography for Amazing People.. Say hello at email@example.com
Since I was going to Corona on July 16 to get my hair done, I told June to go ahead and be born then. I was joking of course but like a good little girl, she listened. Except I had already come back to Costa Mesa. Melody had been feeling some contractions so I packed my gear and an overnight bag. I was on my way over (a 30 minute drive) when she said to wait. So I went to my office and about an hour later, her husband Jeremy texts me that I better come….
This is your birth story.
On the freeway, I get this this text from your dad: “She’s here!”
This is the first time I see you and your mom. It’s one of my favorites.
Your dad and Aunt Chrissy, talking about how you were born and how they helped. They delivered you, since you seemed to be in a hurry to get here!
Your brothers Owen + Levi, fast asleep. Somehow they slept through all the commotion.
Your dad gets to cut the cord.
So excited and happy that you’re finally here!
You had so much hair!
Daddy gets to hold you. He was immediately in love and so were you.
This is my favorite image of you.
Your Grandma Joian passed away a few years ago. When I saw this tattoo of her name on your mom’s wrist, I felt her presence there with us. It’s something I can’t really describe, I just know. I’m sure you know it too.
It was so fun to wake up and see the boys. One night they went to bed without a sister and then they woke up and they had you! They were so happy and excited to meet you. Levi brought you some of his toys.
They were all immediately obsessed with you!
Your proud Grandparents came to visit.
I know, it’s exhausting being born.
Your brothers fought over who could hold you, they loved you so much.
Owen and Levi discussing what color eyes you might have and looking at what colors theirs are.
Hi there beautiful!
This is you a couple months later. You love to talk and you are so pretty! We all adore you!
There’s so many things I’m working on, so many changes, so much editing, so much life that I’ve gotten behind on blogging. So here’s a sneak peak at some of the lovely weddings I haven’t got to share just yet.
Tara + Jay’s wedding at Abbot Manor in Temecula.
Penny + Jonathan’s wedding at Eden Gardens in Moorpark.
Sarah + Wade at the Sheraton Delfina in Santa Monica.
Ariela + Ari at The Sinai Temple in Los Angeles.
Lauren + Nathan at The Biltmore.
This is one of the styled shoots used to promote the newly opened spaces Koehler Winery has on its property. You can read about our shoots in the Santa Barbara Independent. This location is amazing for weddings, as you can see!
Thanks so much to everyone involved with this shoot! Special thanks to Julia for setting everything up and to Nicole for being up for anything.
Location: Koehler Winery Los Olivos
Model: Nicole Sands
Hair and Makeup: Courtney Eads, Courtney K. Designs
Gown:La Soie Bridal, Santa Barbara
Production: Julia D. Whitley, Serendipitous Events by Julia
Florals: Jackie Combs, Lotus and Lily
Photographer: Dana Grant Photography
Congratulations to Rachael + Cameron! Their inspirational Casino San Clemente wedding is featured on Rustic Wedding Chic today! This wedding is full of great ideas so make sure to check it out! Their full wedding can be found here.
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Back by popular demand, we have our mini sessions! Mark your calendar for Saturday, October 26. This is such a fun little session to document this time in your lives. You can use them for Holiday Cards and they make adorable personalized gifts for the holidays.
-30 minute photo session
-Beautiful Orange County location
-High resolution images
-At least 30 edited images
-Orange County location
-Fall Special Pricing for one day only
Looking forward to meeting some new fams and seeing some of my repeat client-friends!
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your spot! They go quickly so don’t wait… Once you email me, I’ll send you pricing details and location information.
Here’s a few from our shoot last year. So many families (and couples) turned out and we had a great time!