the studio 

The photo studio is located right on the Historic Washington Riverfront!  We love providing a cozy environment for newborns, baby milestones, cake smashes, small families and seasonal mini sessions.

The photo studio provides a cozy environment for newborns, baby milestones, cake smashes, small families and seasonal mini sessions!

We offer lots of backdrops and props, including headbands, hats, florals, greenery, baskets, rompers, wraps for baby sessions, and so much more.  We have everything you need to choose the perfect look for your photographs!

the studio 

the studio 

the studio 

Our studio has a movable wall that is the perfect neutral backdrop for small families and newborns.  One side is shiplap and the other is drywall that can be decorated for newborns, cake smashes, etc.

We recently added a floor-to-ceiling wall, with shiplap on one side (thanks Joanna!) and dry wall on the other, for a clean and simple look.  This option provides a timeless photo to complement any decor in your home.

We have a wonderful client area where we keep snacks, water, coffee and protein bars for new moms. It's also the perfect place for feeding baby during newborn sessions. A TV keeps little ones occupied when they aren't in front of the camera. This area was designed so clients can feel comfortable and relaxed, before, during and after the session.


the studio 

We offer lots of backdrops and props, including headbands, hats, florals, greenery, baskets, rompers, wraps for baby sessions, and so much more, so you can choose the perfect look for your photographs!

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For expecting moms, we have several gowns perfect to use for timeless maternity images. These can be worn in studio, where you can relax and really enjoy photographing this wonderful time in your life.

New moms are always so thankful they have gorgeous photos to document their pregnancy in an elegant way! We literally have all the items necessary to create the perfect look for your heirloom photographs.

We can’t wait to capture your life’s beautiful moments!

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We are constantly adding cute items to our accessory collection and unique decor to our prop assortment.  Your portraits will compliment any style of interior design you have in your home!

I add new props, headbands, backdrops, etc all the time.  I can't help myself!!  Everywhere I look I see things that will help me create beautiful images for my clients.  I love to incorporate sentimental items from families as well but if nothing seems fitting, no problem.  You can walk into the studio feeling confident we have everything you need to make this portrait experience fun, memorable and stress free!

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hello!

MY HUSBAND

PUGS

My best friend set me up on a blind date to another friend's wedding.  That blind date turned into my husband in 2013.  

My family has a thing for pugs, or really any dog with a smashed face! Pailey, our 11-year-old pug, loves to eat and sleep...she has the life!  Joe and I bought her together and shared custody until we got married :).

#BOYMOM

On Joe and I's first wedding anniversary, we brought our first baby, Braxton (now 4-years-old), home!  In December 2017, we gave Braxton a late Christmas gift, a little brother, Jordan!

EDUCATION

I have a BA in Journalism and have worked as a photojournalist for a newspaper, and high school teacher. 

BUSINESS

I have been in business since 2009.  The studio opened in 2013!  I have been blessed with loyal clients and tons of memories!

Meet Dana

Meet The Photogenics on Location Team

Brenda swartz

Janelle sumner

Laura rickman

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As the Second Shooter at all Photogenics' weddings, Janelle works alongside Dana!  The two of them are like Peanut Butter and Jelly, and have been since 2010 - just ask any former POL couple!  Janelle also helps organize photo gear and keep the wedding day running smoothly!

Brenda has the least glamorous job of the team but oh so important.  As Studio Manager, she works with clients to ensure they have the best experience with the studio.  If you have session questions or need assistance booking, she's just an email or phone call away!  Brenda also has amazing marketing ideas and keeps the studio organized!

As the "Baby Whisperer"......Laura assists with most newborn sessions.  She's here to soothe, swaddle and ensure baby safety and comfort during all poses!  She also helps with tasks around the studio and has great ideas to make the space efficient!