About the Photographer

Dana is an award-winning photographer located in Alvord, Iowa - a tiny town in the far northwest corner of the state. Her portraits of families, children and seniors have a unique, storytelling style. Dana believes that the art in your home should be something you connect to. What better way to create happiness in your home than to feature art of your family and children?

Dana's studio is in the front portion of her home that she shares with her husband and two children. She earned an associates degree in graphic communications in 2003 and then worked as a graphic designer building photo albums, retouching images, designing advertising and other creative work for other studios. She discovered her love of photography during this time and after moving back to her childhood town opened her studio in 2011.

Dana has received many art and photography awards on the state and national levels. Her most recent accomplishments include received double diamond cases at IPC, being nominated for 5 GIA categories where she received 1st place in Artist category and 3rd place in illustrative and earning a spot on Team USA to represent the USA in the 2021 World Photographic Cup.