I am so blessed to work with hundreds of families throughout Raleigh, Durham, Cary and beyond. As an artist, one of my biggest accomplishments is creating strong and lasting relationships with my clients. Fostering this relationship is the foundation of each portrait session. Knowing my clients on a more personal level allows me to create images that perfectly capture the dynamics of each family, each sibling relationship and every child's unique personality. I am blessed that my clients return year after year. As their family photographer, as well as their friend, I am honored to be trusted with their most valuable possession - their memories.
TO MY CLIENTS ...
Thank you. Thank you for trusting me. Thank you for loving me. Thank you for teaching me everyday what is important and why I do what I do. You push me to be a better artist, a better friend and a better person. I am eternally grateful.
SHE HAS AN INCREDIBLE EYE AND VISION...
"Dana has been capturing memories for our family over the last 7 years. She has an incredible eye and vision that is demonstrated in her photography that can only truly be described as artwork. Dana is a pleasure to work with, always reliable and supportive. She has watched our family grow and helps us cherish each stage along the way!"
PROFESSIONAL AND EASY TO WORK WITH.
"I have trusted Dana to capture some amazing memories over the past 7 years. Her work is amazing, she has a great attitude and is amazing with all ages. She is professional and easy to work with."
THE QUALITY OF HER WORK IS FAR SUPERIOR THAN ANY OTHER.
"Dana has worked with our family for several years and we will never hire another photographer. The quality of her work is far superior than any other. She’s professional, easy to work with, and wonderful with children of all ages."
DANA LISTENS ... AND THEN PERFORMS HER MAGIC.
"Dana Ashlyn Photography is AMAZING! Dana captures the most BEAUTIFUL photo's and they are truly breath taking, even some have brought me to tears. She has taken my girls pictures and our family pictures for a little over 5 years from Spring, Fall, and even special Santa pictures of which all have turned out just PERFECT! Dana listens to me to gain a full understanding of what I want, and then performs her magic. Dana has a very quick turn around time to view proofs and the prints come back just as fast. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND HER!"
I TREASURE HER WORK.
"Dana has a true gift for photography. Her personality combined with her skills behind the camera are remarkable. She has been photographing my kids for more than a decade. I treasure her work!"
SHE HAS CAPTURED BEAUTIFUL MEMORIES FOR MY FAMILY.
"Dana has been our photographer for 8 years. She has captured beautiful memories for my family. She is a true artist and such an amazing person. She is super easy to work with and the pictures she produces are priceless. I highly recommend her!"
SHE HAS GREAT IDEAS, AND REALLY KNOWS HOW TO CAPTURE THE TRUE PERSONALITY OF HER SUBJECTS.
"Dana has photographed our family several times over the last 10 or so years. Always pleased with the quality of her work. She has great ideas, really knows how to capture the true personality of her subjects, and what will translate well to the final product. Plus she's super fun to be around!"
SHE EXCEEDS MY EXPECTATIONS, AND CAPTURES MY CHILDREN'S PERSONALITIES JUST PERFECT!
"If you’re looking for an amazing photography experience with a cheerful soul, Dana Ashlyn is the perfect choice. I have three kids under five and she gets show stopping photos of them - every single time! I’ve done a maternity, family (15+ people!), newborn, 2 one year sessions and her amazing Christmas collection. She exceeds my expectations and captures my children’s personalities just perfect! She truly views her work as art, which is why I think she’s so incredible at what she does. You won’t be disappointed."
LOVE HER AND HER WORK!
"Dana is absolutely amazing! She is the kindest, most thoughtful photographer who is able to make each session easy for the parents and fun for the kids. She captures the moments with perfection and is professional beyond measure. She has been photographing our family for 15 years and we would never go anywhere else. Love her AND her work!"
SHE NEVER RUSHES AND CAPTURES AMAZING MOMENTS...
"Dana feels like part of the family. She has done senior portraits and Christmas with Santa for my kids several times and this year she is doing prom pics. She never rushes and captures amazing moments that you will cherish forever. Highly highly recommend!!!"
DANA IS A MASTER OF HER CRAFT AND THE PICTURES TURN OUT GORGEOUS EVERY TIME.
"I was lucky enough to find Dana through a family referral 5 years ago and have been scheduling family pictures with her ever since. Dana is a master of her craft and the pictures turn out gorgeous every time. Dana can work wonders even with shy or difficult children to get natural smiles when you want them and relaxed looks when you don't."
DANA IS AN AMAZING PHOTOGRAPHER!!!
"Dana is an amazing photographer!!! She captures every bit of personality and sass my daughter has. We cherish every photo she has taken of her and our family. Would highly recommend her!!!!"
SHE'S VERY PATIENT WITH KIDS...
"Absolutely love Dana! She’s photographed my son since birth, and I have always been 110% pleased!!! She’s very patient with kids, and goes to the extreme to get the perfect shot!"
WE WOULD NEVER DREAM OF LOOKING FOR ANOTHER PHOTOGRAPHER!
"We tried several photographers before we met Dana, and she puts them all to shame. She is truly gifted at what she does. You won't be disappointed! My family has been working with Dana for almost ten years, and we would never dream of looking for another photographer!"
DANA IS SIMPLY EXCEPTIONAL AT WHAT SHE DOES...
"Dana is simply exceptional at what she does and is absolutely magnificent with children. She has been taking professional photos of my family and children for almost 14 years and we simply adore her. Her in-studio pictures are amazing and her outdoor work whether at the parks, or on the beach, or wherever, is breathtaking. What I love most about her work is her energy and natural ability to capture a child's personality and "essence". She takes the camera off the tripod and has literally rolled in the grass, laid on the sand in nearly crashing waves, and chased after my giggling children through rose gardens to capture the most gorgeous moments. She doesn't need me at all during these shoots and is expert at what she does. It's always difficult for us to choose just a few of her pictures as all the proofs are always excellent. Whether you need an annual photograph of your children, your family, your son's Tae Kwon Do uniform or your daughter's dance recital costume pictures, or any general or special occasion pictures, Dana is top notch and well worth the time and value for what she offers given what her clients receive. Dana is also flexible and willing to work with her clients to integrate props, ideas and will help with clothing choices, styling, and any other suggestions her clients want to integrate. She is a 5+ star photographer and business."
WE LOVE HER ARTISTRY.
"Dana has been our family photographer for more than 7 years. We love her artistry. My 4 kids love her."