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.

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.