Dana is a family and children's photographer in the Memphis area. She has been photographing professionally for two years and enjoys every minute of it. She works primarily with natural light and shoots occur on location.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Blog Redesign!!- Memphis, Tennessee Photographer

I have been working really hard today on redesigning my blog. It needed it very bad and I'm too cheap to hire anyone! Well due to my cheapness I have a super bad headache at the moment. It is so hard when you want to make a simple change and you cannot figure out how to do it. Oh well let me know your thoughts. There are more changes to come but this is enough for one day. As always thanks for stopping by!


Inspiration...- Memphis, TN Baby Photography

So at some point or another everyone needs a little inspiration. We all get stuck in ruts and need some help freshening things up! This happens in every line of work especially when you are making art. You want to be original, new, fresh, and exciting. You want people to see something in your work that they see no where else. Well I want to let you know about one of my favorite inspirational blogs.. The Savvy Photographer If you have some time it would greatly benefit you to check it out, photographer or not. It is fun and gives inspiration for a little of everything. I absolutely adore the posts on office design, FUN! Anyway check it out soon. The link I posted will also take you to an awesome workshop giveaway. Enjoy.


Wednesday, November 18, 2009

What to Wear Wednesday!!!

Yea for me two days in a row! I know you have been on the edge of your seats wondering what Wednesday would bring... so What to Wear Wednesday it is. I know a lot of photographers already do this on their blog but it is a commonly asked question that will be hopefully be addressed through these posts. In order to keep things a little different, every other Wednesday will be What is it Wednesday (more details about this next Wednesday and I must say there will be a prize offered so keep watch). Anyway here is the very first What to Wear Wednesday. Enjoy and leave your thoughts, I would love to hear from you.

Talk to you soon,



Friday, November 13, 2009

One Year Old Session Downtown- Memphis, TN Child & Baby Photography

My family and I went downtown for my nephew's one year photos and had a blast! We made a night out of it and it was lots of fun. He is lots of fun to photograph and busy busy busy! Enjoy!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Blog Neglect

My poor blog has been so neglected recently. I have not done too many shoots recently because of a busy life but I did do some of my nephew in his Halloween costume so here you go....

Wednesday, September 23, 2009


Anyone reading that has an opinion on which size photo is better please let me know. The larger ones are nice to look at but they seem to take lots longer to upload. Please let me know your thoughts. Here's a gorgeous sunset photo for you to look at while thinking. Thanks. D

B's Session- Bartlett, TN Baby Photographer

What a sweet little man!  He was lots of fun to photograph but very serious. There were not lots of smiling pictures but the serious face was so very adorable. Here are a few but more to come.

H Family- Memphis, Tennessee Family Photographer

Well this is a long overdue not so sneak peek but better late than never. This was a fun session where I learned LOTS. Those kids definitely made me work. Thanks H Family for allowing me to capture a few moments.

A Must See Blog for Photographers and Anyone Interested in an Awesome Blog

Hey guys. I stumbled upon an Awesome and I do mean awesome blog in the last month or two. I was looking at another photographers Twitter and happened to see that she followed The Savvy Photographer. The name alone got my attention and I was curious so I went to the blog right away. I can honestly say I have already expanded my knowledge of photography in the short time I have known about this blog. I absolutely love the weekly, if not more, sessions with various professional photographers. They are so generous with their knowledge and it has helped me lots. I would recommend this blog to all photographers, from amateur to pro, and even those that just like a good read with a variety of interesting information. Anyway one of the photographers interviewed this week is giving away a spot in a workshop, how awesome is that. Check it out  here at The Savvy Photographer Blog. Be sure to subscribe to this blog because you definitely will not be disappointed!

Talk to you soon.


Tuesday, September 1, 2009

K's Session Sneak Peek- Memphis, TN Child and Toddler Photography

She is such a precious little girl but very shy.  She was not sure what I was doing in her backyard!  She did come around when the bubbles were brought out.  These are just a few that I have processed.  I am swamped with post processing right now so I'm just trying to work as quickly as my baby boy will allow.  I never knew that I would have a 10 month old for a boss!  :)

K's Session

K's Session

K's Session

K's Session

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Yet Another Awesome Contest

Attention fellow photogs... Texas Chicks Blog along with Colorinc are giving away a gorgeous canvas wrap! Check it out here
Good luck,


Thursday, August 20, 2009

N's Session at the Sunflower Field- Memphis, TN Photography

N's session was lots of fun. She is a gorgeous person and very photogenic. The sunflower field is amazing so all around this was an awesome session. Thank you so much N for allowing me to photograph you.

N Sunflower Field

N Sunflower Field

N Sunflower Field

Tuesday, August 18, 2009


Fellow photography lovers I am posting another contest from another blog site. Hop on over and enter your name in this contest for the chance to win an awesome Lensbaby Composer. Good luck!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009


For all the photography lovers out there like myself there is an awesome giveaway going on over at the mcpactions blog. Be sure to check it out..... http://mcpactions.com/blog/2009/08/11/the-win-more-free-time-contest/

Saturday, August 8, 2009

More Sessions!- Memphis, TN Photographer

I just wanted to let all know that I will be doing not 1 but 2 sessions tomorrow! I'm so excited! There will be plenty of photos to post over the next week or so. Stay tuned!

Monday, August 3, 2009


Hello.  I just wanted to do a quick post to let everyone know how thankful I am for all the compliments on R's session.  I will tell you that it was the connection those two had that made those photos great.  I love natural photography (no posing during my sessions please) and want to capture a special moment in time, a bond, a personality, a silly face or whatever my clients are about.  Thank you again and all the comments have truly brought tears to my eyes because I am seeing others enjoy my passion with me.  


Sunday, August 2, 2009

More from R's Shoot Yesterday- Memphis, TN Family Photographer

Thought I would post a few more of my favorites from R's session yesterday....

For the full album come on over and visit Dana Culpepper Photography's Fan Page on Facebook.  While you're visiting don't forget to become a fan!  Thanks all.

Friday, July 31, 2009

Two Sweet Souls at Shelby Farms- Memphis Tennessee Pet, Baby and Family Photographer

Thank you Rachel for allowing me to shoot you and your puppy even though it was a bittersweet time.  I hope I have captured her true personality so that you may remember her as she was, a happy and hard headed puppy!  This is a very small preview but I promised a few tonight.  This doesn't even include my absolute favorites, which there are several.  I will post more tomorrow and that's a promise but after being up last night with my baby boy this Mommy is turning in.  Have a good night all!

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Yucky Weather :(

Well thanks to the stinking rain my shoot scheduled for today was canceled :(.  We are rescheduling for tomorrow though :) so all is good.  I am so excited and I'm sure I will have pictures up right away, well maybe not that soon.  Hope everyone here in Memphis is alright after all the nasty storms today.  I'm going to post one or three of my favorite zoo pictures today for your enjoyment....

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Free Sessions

I wanted to remind everyone that my limited time offer for a free portfolio building session is still available.  Whether you are pregnant, just had a baby, need a milestone portrait, or a just because contact me so we can make it happen.  The offer includes an on location sitting fee and a free 8x10 or collage from the session.  This is an excellent deal and we both benefit.  I am also open to your photo ideas or will be extremely happy to take the creative lead.  This will not last long so book your session today!


I'm so excited because tomorrow I have my first official photo shoot outside of family!  Okay so she is a friend but hey it is still an official shoot.  Thanks Rachel for letting me shoot photos of you and your puppy.  I have been studying up on poses today and gathering useful information for tomorrow's shoot.  Thanks to my hubby also for his support and for taking care of our boy while I go out for a shoot.  Pictures to follow in the next few days from the shoot.  Of course I cannot close this blog without a photo so here you go....(obviously one of my most favorite faces being that he is my baby boy) 

Wednesday, July 22, 2009


Hey there and thanks for visiting.  So I have been busy recently improving my photog skills and being a Mommy so it has been a while since my last post.  I have learned a lot but need more shoots to really improve and become the best!  If you or anyone you know wants a free session please let me know as this helps me build my portfolio and captures special moments in life for you.  This offer is for a limited time only so take advantage!  Contact me at dana_culpepper@yahoo.com, through my Facebook fan page, or even through Flickr.  The session includes a free, on location sitting fee and a free collage or 8x10 (your choice) from your session.  I am working on posting some more photos but in the meantime here are some relaxing shots from the Botanic Gardens:

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Ethan and Ella

This is the start of the posting for a session that was lots of fun and lots of work.  It was done at the Botanic Gardens here in Memphis.  I learned a lot though, especially that you should never let them have gum during a shoot :).  Thanks for allowing me to shoot you two and thanks to Mommy. I look forward to another photography session in the near future.

Dana Culpepper Photography is now on Facebook!

Hello all.  Just a quick note to let everyone know Dana Culpepper Photography is now on Facebook.  Please find me and become a fan to help spread the word.

Hi and thanks for stopping by!  I'm Dana Culpepper. I'm a wife to one amazing man and a mommy to one amazing son. I must say God has truly blessed me and my family. I'm currently in nursing school pursuing a career in nursing. My photography story began as so many others. I have always been the photographer of the family, you know the one that makes sure family events are captured forever. After having my little man, I realized that I wanted more than just snapshots, I wanted awesome, natural photographs of my son. I wanted to create photographs I would be excited to hang on my wall. Well since then I have been studying and photographing in my every free moment to learn as much as possible and improve my skills. I have a passion for photography and absolutely love every moment I am able to be out there shooting. I am a natural light photographer which means I do not use a flash or special lighting. If you have any questions please email me. I would love the opportunity to capture your journey!

Photo Shoot with My Nephew Bryce

These are a few photos taken of my nephew, Bryce.  He was my first shoot of someone other than my son (I'm sure my baby is saying thank goodness mother). There are several, in my opinion, that turned out wonderful.  Please please if you have any comments positive or negative leave them below.  Thanks for visiting.