Hi, I'm Dakota!

Born and raised in Southern California, the love of family brought me north, and love kept me here. I now reside just out of Napa, California, with my amazing husband and our three crazy dogs.

I started photographing at the age of 16 and received my first Canon Rebel, a gift from my parents and older brother. The hobby turned into a passion, and I fell in love with landscape photography, capturing the beauty of nature, and now and again, I was lucky enough to capture wildlife. I always enjoyed photographing real moments in real-time, so at the beginning of 2020, I set out to photograph those moments with people. I have created a brand and portfolio I am so proud of, and I wouldn't be where I am now without the support of my family, friends, and the clients I have been blessed by.

“Dakota made us feel so comfortable the whole time and captured normal candid moments between us that I now have for forever. We were so happy with how they came out that we immediately got them printed and hung up in our house.”