Meet Dana

The camera has been in my hand since a very early age and I guess you could say I just really never set it down. I got extremely enthusiastic about shooting in high school as teachers and friends encouraged me & my vision just really broadened. I am very much a “people person” so I was naturally drawn to do portraits. My college years took me into Dentistry and I later specialized as an Orthodontic Assistant for a number of years. While working in the dental field and raising our boys I would continue my photography on the side. With a lot of prayer and direction I soon realized it was time to take that leap of faith and jump in and SWIM. It was time to make this a full time career. There was no plan B and I truly felt GOD had opened these doors and lead me exactly where he wanted me to go. He never makes a mistake.

I can not take all the credit for every thing I do as without my husband and my amazing assistant (second shooter) Kaileigh this photography business would not be possible. Kaileigh has been my right hand girl for several years and when you meet her you will love her. She is kind of like the daughter I never had. She is a true gift from God and I appreciate all that she does.

So here it is years later and I absolutely love what I do. I pinch myself daily to remind myself that I am not dreaming, that I get to work with fabulous people, and spend more time with my family which is so important to me. Best of all, this is my job and I get paid to do what I love ! There is never a day that I am not thankful that I am truly Blessed Beyond Belief.

Dana and her assistant did an amazing job photographing our outdoor wedding and reception at Cambria Pines Lodge.
We didn't know any local photographers so we did a ton of research before choosing Blessed Beyond Belief photography. Ultimately, since most of the photographers were in the same ballpark when it came to cost, we picked Dana because we loved her work on her website and we're so glad we did.
During the wedding Dana and her assistant were very professional and our guests enjoyed their company. Dana also gave us a video of our vows free of charge (which we were totally not expecting). We're highly recommend Dana and Blessed Beyond Belief photography!
~ Darcy & Dan Gillen

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