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xx Dana Sue

When you look back on your wedding, you don’t want to remember stress about the day or anxiety over what other people think. You want to remember committing your life to your person: the feelings, the emotions, the moments.

As your photographer, I want to help you create and capture the moments that matter most to you and your love story. I believe you deserve to spend your wedding day being vulnerable, open and authentic with your people.

I'm here to help you plan and capture those moments.

Based in Cleveland, Ohio, and traveling worldwide.

I'm Dana, your intimate wedding and elopement photographer.

intimate weddings & ELopements


coast to coast


You're here because you're planning something special—a wedding day that reflects your unique personality as a couple. You want to create a celebration that truly feels like you, an experience you'll remember for a lifetime.

As a wedding photographer, I value those moments that make your day feel authentic to you. I capture photos that speak to the experience, images that will forever remind you of the way you felt in that exact moment.

I also believe this whole process should be fun and stress-free, not anxiety-inducing or overwhelming! I'm here to help and guide you every step of the way, from engagement photos and your wedding day to gallery delivery and album design. I’m an experienced traveler and adventurer and I want to help you create a day that is authentically you. Throughout the entire process I want you to feel like your most authentic self: relaxed, comfortable, and able to enjoy each moment as it unfolds.

This is your once-in-a-lifetime experience. Are you ready to make the most of it?


see the value in

nature's beauty

feel inspired by


share a spirit of

Couples who

I love to work with


Elopements and intimate weddings give you space to genuinely be yourself and express your love for your partner.

A modern elopement doesn't have to be a secretive getaway, hastily planned at the last minute. Instead, an elopement or intimate wedding is an opportunity to be intentional and creative about the way you want to spend your wedding day.

A small wedding doesn't mean you have to sacrifice gorgeous floral designs or a stunning gown (if you don't want to). It actually gives you more room to invest in the experience you want to create for this beautiful day, celebrated with your chosen loved ones—or perhaps even just the two of you.

envision it


the way

your wedding day:

My Favorite


With easy access to the stunning natural landscape, adventure awaits at every turn. There's a reason Colorado is the prime spot for outdoor activities! Even though Colorado is a popular destination, I can still find amazing places off the beaten path to take my breath away.

Majestic mountains and beautiful lakes


Favorite Spots: Steamboat & Aspen

From natural beauty to quaint New England charm, Maine is stunning—especially in autumn, when the fall foliage is out of this world. Few things are better than sweeping views of the ocean while hiking a mountain... but the lobster rolls definitely come close!

Rugged coastline and stunning forests


Favorite Spots: Portland & Acadia

New Zealand feels like a world of its own... With a stunning and wildly varied landscape, it offers so much to explore. Travel around the island is always exciting, and New Zealand has some of the best beach camping I’ve ever experienced.

Like something out of a dream...

New Zealand

Favorite Spots: Wanaka & Golden Bay

I'm proud to be a certified Leave No Trace™ Aware Photographer—so we can leave every natural location as beautiful as we found it.

reserve your date

your adventure awaits

Let's capture your unique love story—in the setting that matters most to you. Whether you're eloping to the mountaintops, wandering the romantic streets of Paris, or exchanging vows in an intimate backyard ceremony, I'd be honored to help you plan and capture the magic of it all.