M Y S T O R Y
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MEET DANA aka "The Baby Whisperer"
I am Mama to three beautiful children. When my third was born I had to make some big decisions and transition to being at home more with my babies. It was at that time "Dana Marie Photography" was born.
Photography has been a creative outlet and passion of mine for more than ten years. I started with film and learning on a 35mm how to "paint with light" and it took off from there.
My business began trying a little bit of everything and has stayed that course. I specialize in working with women and not limiting myself to one genre of photography keeps my skills fresh and I love having a variety in my schedule. People ask often what my favorite is and it is people, I love capturing people and helping them look and feel their best - especially women - our bodies change so many times over our lives and it's been a mission of mine to help ladies feel their best at all the different stages of life.
In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family, scrapbooking, taking recreational photos, playing on the beach, collecting tattoos and playing piano. I am a huge Dave Matthews Band fan and if they are playing in Virginia Beach you might see me there!
ABOUT MY STYLE
I strive to create memorable images, I want my followers to see one of my images and know it is my work. I want my images to pop and be eye-catching. Since starting my business I have been constantly training my eye to look at photographs in a whole new way. One of my biggest photography inspirations growing up was Cindy Sherman, she liked to dress up and take crazy self-portraits of herself and in different places, I like to try new things and be spontaneous with my self-portraits also.
While I can shoot natural light I actually prefer a combination of natural and artificial light in many situations, even outdoors. I prefer not to be at the sun's mercy when it comes to lighting at my portrait sessions which also gives me the benefit of not being restricted to a certain time of day or place to hold sessions. While all photographers have preferences, enhancing with artificial light gives me the ability to be more flexible with my photography and light my clients in a way that still looks very natural.
I love what I do and it shows in the smiles on my face behind my camera. It excites me to work with families and couples and I am a pretty go with the flow person but I am not shy about jumping into the party and capturing your friends and family enjoying themselves.
Dana Marie Photography is a member of the Ocean City and Ocean Pines area Chambers of Commerce. If you are another local business please feel free to drop me a line and introduce yourself.