Dana Marie Art

Dana Marie Art

Natural light photographer, specializing in families, newborns, children, Seniors, and other moments in your story | www.danamarieart.com | [email protected] |

Fine Art Photographer, specializing in lifestyle natural light photography | www.danamarieart.com | [email protected] |

I’ve been an Artist my whole life, expressing myself creatively in one form or another. Photography became a true passion over a decade ago. I studied at George Mason University and earned a Bachelor of Fine Art degree in Photography and as much as I still love film and the darkroom, I work primarily in digital these days. I’m all about being real, technically speaking, some would call me a custom, or lifestyle, or photojournalistic photographer. I call myself a narrative artist, a storyteller. I’m not talking about fairy tales, which have their place, just like the studios with their cookie cutter props and obligatory poses. My stories are meant to capture life as it happens, where it happens, unique and genuine personalities, relationships, and life’s perfect imperfections through beautiful images. I shoot in natural light, preferring the beauty of the outdoors, but love the intimate spaces and getting to know you in your home. I love collaborating with creative people who have a vision for their session or what they want to do with their final images like a personalized photo book, wall art for their home, or anything that can make our imaginations run wild. I would love the honor to document your story, whether it’s a milestone or just your everyday. I look forward to meeting you! And don't forget to click the "like" my page to show me some love and to get the latest updates, photos, and information.

Photos from Dana Marie Art's post 10/31/2021

@taliacrawley Sneak peek!

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Photos from Dana Marie Art's post 11/21/2020

Photos from Dana Marie Art's post


Celebrate Loving Day with my friends, and in honor of my own parents who had an interracial marriage, and so many others. ❤️

Loving v. Virginia was a Supreme Court case that struck down state laws banning interracial marriage in the United States. The plaintiffs in the case were Richard and Mildred Loving, a white man and black woman whose marriage was deemed illegal according to Virginia state law. With the help of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), the Lovings appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court, which ruled unanimously that so-called “anti-miscegenation” statutes were unconstitutional under the 14th Amendment.

The Supreme Court announced its ruling in Loving v. Virginia on June 12, 1967. In a unanimous decision, the justices found that Virginia’s interracial marriage law violated the 14th Amendment to the Constitution.

“Under our Constitution, the freedom to marry, or not marry, a person of another race resides with the individual, and cannot be infringed by the state,” Chief Justice Earl Warren wrote.


It’s an unforgettable year for these Seniors. Celebrating this milestone and many more to come!


Photography is best enjoyed in print

This is so true. I struggle with making sure I’m printing and displaying photographs in my own home. Are you like me?

Remember the floppy disk? ... Neither do I! That's what we'll be saying about discs in 10 years. Photography is best enjoyed in print.

If you like these images, please "like" Dana Marie Art + Photography, and follow me on Instagram. Feel free to tag or share these images. 11/05/2019

This session was a dream!


Another sneak peek...I just can't even with this session!


Tara - Class of 2020 {Sneak Peek}


Check it out! This month’s edition of Gainesville Lifestyle magazine includes my work for Transform Power Yoga! I had so much fun with them and I’m so excited to see my work published! 😊


It may still be 90 degrees outside today but Fall temps are coming (I hope). If you’re thinking about family or senior pictures this fall, nows the time to get in touch.


This beauty glows inside and out! Senior session at Silver Lake before her first year at WVU. She's about to start her second year there and she's doing great things!


I had the privilege of meeting these amazing Yogi's and capturing their embodiment of the Yoga practice, inside and out. Thanks Transform Power Yoga and Winery at La Grange! Dana Marie Ciara Gibson Transform Power Yoga The Winery at La Grange

Transform Power Yoga

namaste 05/22/2019

Transform Power Yoga

Transform Power Yoga


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Dana Marie Art's cover photo


Hi friends - I can't believe it's already May! Spring is flying by. Since you've asked, here's the dates I have for summer sessions. If you're looking for photos this summer, send me an email at [email protected]. I'm looking forward to seeing familiar faces and meeting new ones too!

[10/27/17]   Beyond excited for tonight’s photo session!

[09/18/16]   And just like that, my October is booked! Dana Marie

[09/17/16]   Feels good to be back in the saddle again...editing the first of many sessions booked for this fall. Still working on the new website, but look for that to come soon! Dana Marie

[10/18/14]   On our way to the Lincoln and we saw an #HONORFLIGHT and met Senator Dole! #DC

[10/18/14]   Beautiful day for photographing families in DC! The Capital first, Lincoln Memorial later.

[09/26/14]   Wow how time flies! It's already Fall and I'm loving the change in weather. This, by far, is my favorite season. I'm looking forward to photographing some great families in the next few months. Still working on the new look and feel of Dana Marie Art, so stay tuned until that's ready to be unveiled!

[08/19/14]   So many great ideas and inspirations out there, makes me so excited for the changes coming to Dana Marie Art and my upcoming sessions. Looking forward to seeing some of my fav families for photos and some new faces too!

[08/01/14]   It's been a busy year so far, lots of good things happening and changing in my world. A whole new look is coming to Dana Marie Art soon, which I can't wait to unveil and I'm looking forward to all of my upcoming end of summer and fall sessions! Still time to book, so send me an email or PM if you're interested, especially for the fall.

t.meredith.ly 05/05/2014

Too cute in the tulips!

Vote in this week's @ParentsMagazine Cover #Contest! One Reader's Choice Winner will become a finalist! http://t.co/M3pkYzJjaQ

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[04/04/14]   Booking now for Spring and early Summer sessions! I can't wait to start shooting again, this winter has been way too long.

[12/26/13]   You might be a DisneyVacationClubMember if your baby's 1st [email protected]@Disneyland were inside mom's tummy. #DVCMemories

[12/07/13]   I'm so excited, taking Em to meet Santa today! I'm sure she's on his "nice" list. #meetingsantaforfirsttime #santa #santapictures

[11/28/13]   Day 28: #thankful for today, a time to be reminded of all the blessings of life, especially thankful this year for my sweet baby Em!

[11/27/13]   Day 27: #thankful for a shortened work day and a nice long weekend with family! #ThankfulNovember

[11/27/13]   Day 26: #thankful for the unexpected, keeps life interesting and fun!

[11/25/13]   Day 25: #thankful for bulb syringes, the best baby booger getter ever! My poor angel had a stuffy nose this morning.

[11/25/13]   Day 24: #thankful for a day of productivity. Love getting things checked off of my to do list.

[11/25/13]   Day 23: #thankful for Saturdays with no plans.

[11/22/13]   Day 22: #thankful for the ability to multi-task.