“Why give up a once in a lifetime opportunity of luxury and travel to do wedding photography?”
Hi, I am Dana Lewis.
I'm a professional wedding and engagement photographer.
I'm also a wife, a sister, an aunt, and a friend.
I'm blessed to have a fantastic husband who i love dearly and a furry baby called Lexi.
Like many of my couples, I love to take long walks on the beach, romantic dinners, travel to beautiful and unusual places, going to the cinema and spending quality time with my family.
I have been told i am a positive, easy going and fun person to be around, which is nice because i truly believe life is way too short for stress and negativity. I love FRIENDS (TV Show), beating my husband at Fifa, have an insane crush on Tom Hardy, support Birmingham City and can eat nothing but Chinese food and Pasta!
Throughout my career as a photographer i have been very fortunate to have worked with thousands of people and travelled the world as a paid photographer and videographer visiting places such as New York, Paris, London, Hong Kong, Malaysia, India and Europe. I have worked with celebrities, entrepreneurs and fashion designers covering events such as Oxford Fashion Show in Paris. A project that was featured in VOGUE Magazine.
(Please see my blog posts for more about these adventures.)
After telling people my experience as a photographer i always get asked…
“Why give up a once in a lifetime opportunity of luxury and travel to shoot weddings?”
Well, the travelling was great (not for my back) but it didn't fulfil me with that feeling of why I do photography... the reason I got into it and became passionate about it in the first place.
I have been the bride, I have been scammed and on the receiving end of a terrible photographer who gave me abuse when I questioned him about my photos. I don't have any photos from my day from the so-called professional and I will never get my day back. It's a horrible place to be, and I would not wish it on anyone, that's why I vow NEVER to put any of my bride and grooms through what my hubby and I went through.
It is why I do wedding photography, what I do and why I am so passionate about it.
Your wedding day is not just a payday for me, it's my passion to capture your day as you want it to be captured and I ensure you will have a lot of fun doing it too!
Lets just say....there is nothing better than to have a bride and groom tell you that you made their wedding day, or they had tears of joyful emotions when looking at their wedding album and being proud to show my work and scream about what i had created for them to their nearest and dearest family and friends.
Or being able to empower someone who has gone through hardships and come out on the other side and being told your work is powerful and life changing.
I have just finished my busiest wedding season to date and now finding myself taking bookings 4 years in advance, which is absolutely incredible and i am super proud and honoured to be chosen by so many people to capture their stories and special wedding day.
Thank you so much for reading about me, to read about my approach to capturing weddings please check out the information page. I would love to hear about you and your plans for your wedding. Click the button below to contact me.