Hi there! I'm Dana. Right now, I'm wrapping up my time at the University of Oklahoma and getting ready to spend a year at the Dallas Morning News as a breaking news reporter.
I started taking photos professionally in high school after I learned the ropes on the newspaper staff, but I'd been toying around with point-and-shoots since I was little. There's something magical to me about being able to capture a moment in time with a photo.
I'm a journalist, so I'm a big believer in storytelling, and I see photo sessions as a way to tell your story: together, we get to show the world who you are, what you care about and who you love. I love to talk and laugh with people I get to photograph — it's the best part of the job.
A little about me: I'm mostly in Norman, Oklahoma, these days, since I'm still in school, but I'm from College Station, Texas. As soon as I got to Norman, I joined the OU Daily’s staff as a reporter. I got my first taste of breaking news that semester, running out to cover vigils and demonstrations in the middle of the night. Since then, I've held just about every job at The Daily, including editor-in-chief.
I've made other stops at the Cincinnati Enquirer, the Tulsa World, and the Online News Association Student Newsroom. But here’s the important stuff: I love fonts, Slack, dogs and lattes, and I never stray too far from my trusty bullet journal and a pen.