Item image

Dana Rae Photography

Hello!! I’m Dana, owner of Dana Rae Photography. Most days you can find me at home raising my two beautiful children (and searching for frogs with them). A couple of years ago I read the most amazing book by Erin Davis called Beyond Bath Time. It totally helped shape my view of how I wanted to be as a mom. The thing that stuck with me the most is the quote “Motherhood is a mission”. It is my mantra. Now don’t get me wrong, I still fall short every single day. But, by God’s grace, I get to try again the next day. I am super passionate about being a mom and raising my kids to be world changers. Whether they do this by saving the planet or just being good people, that is my mission and it is a great one. Being a wife and mom are my #1 jobs and I take them pretty seriously! I just recently celebrated 10 years of marriage to my handsome husband.

I am probably known best for being an honest person. I consider myself pretty loyal and hold my integrity to pretty high standards. I love my family and friends dearly and would do anything for them. I am a bit of an introverted extrovert. I’m social, but most of the time I’m a homebody. I’m a total science nerd and I actually majored in marine biology. That was going to be my career until I realized that it wasn’t lining up with the kind of mom I wanted to be. Now I get to raise my kiddos and share my love of science with my 4-year old son as we home school and discover nature.

When I’m not wearing my mommy hat, well let’s be honest you never really take that one off, I teach dance a few nights a week at a local studio. Dance was my first love and I’ve been doing it since age 6. I still love the thrill of being on stage and I love teaching my students. I’m super passionate about instilling in them that they are beautiful and talented no matter what stage they are at. I love seeing them learn, grow and build their confidence.

I am a lifestyle photographer and I love capturing families and children in their comfortable, every day moments. I believe it’s important to document life just as it is at that moment in time. I love coffee in the morning, mint chocolate chip ice cream, seafood, Jesus, and the beach. I’m a total science nerd and will randomly share facts I know about animals and nature!