After almost a decade of capturing the vision of my “party-planning” couples, we keep it real when capturing emotion, candids, portraits, and the overall vibe of the day.

One of my biggest priorities as the vendor who is by your side the entire day is keeping the day running smooth and organized. The role of a great wedding photographer goes above and beyond just being 'a photographer.”

Dana was amazing, so much more than a wedding photographer it’s hard to put all she did for our wedding into a review.
— Kirsten W


All Wedding Sessions Include:

  • 20 minute Initial Phone Call Meeting/ Zoom Video Meeting with Dana Magnus

  • Detailed Timeline from the photographer

  • In-Person / Zoom Video Meetings 6-months and 1-month out from your wedding date

  • Coverage on your wedding day (choose coverage level below)

  • All images delivered digitally in an online gallery. Includes high resolution downloads, social media watermarked downloads lasting 365 days after your wedding. You and your guests may purchase prints & wall art directly from this gallery!

  • 30 Page Italian Printed Album (10” square) with thick, velvet pages and a hard cover sleeve with customization. Additional pages + embellishments available for additional cost.


5 hours


8 hours


12 hours



Engagement Sessions

All Engagement sessions include:

  • 20 minute quick call to plan the logistics, expectations, and ideas for your engagement shoot. Following this is a quick contract to sign for the details, locations, and which package you want.

  • One location for 45 minute session, multiple locations for 120 minute session

  • All payments must be paid in full before we shoot

  • Online Gallery of Photos to download with watermark for social media

  • All full resolution images, prints, wall art, and guest-signing albums may be purchased at an additional fee


45 Minute engagement Session


120 Minute Engagement Session




when will my photos be delivered?

First of all, Dana Frames is known for her 10 images under 24-hours sneak peak! This is something you cannot find anywhere else!

There will be approximately 100 images per hour delivered that are hand selected and lightly touched up. You will see these come in your email inbox with a link to your online gallery after 30 business days.

when do i make payments?

All photography sessions require 50% non-refundable payment to secure the date. You must pay this immediately upon contract signing to move forward. Checks, Chase Quick Pay/ Zelle services are accepted. After your wedding date, the remainder of the payment is due within 10 days.

Like my tasting and venue visits, do I get a trial?

I’d highly recommend that you include an engagement session as your wedding photography “trial” - they are not only hilariously fun and exciting, but an adventure we get to go on to nail poses, energy, and get to know one another.

do you offer wedding boudior?

Of course! Let’s talk about this on the phone!

how long have you been a photographer?

I’ve been shooting photos since I was 10 years old, but began my first wedding in August of 2009. I have worked with hundreds of couples both in Chicago and San Diego to capture their daily relationships in a more artistic way.

what else do you offer?

For the past few years, I’ve been so involved in my couple’s planning process. I create invitations, Save the Date magnets and stationary, guest signs/ boards, table numbers, and provide prints from the engagement shoot for the bridal showers and wedding decor. I also would encourage you to consider creating a guest signing book out of your engagement photos to have as a beautiful keepsake that includes a durable, high-quality album to save your friend’s and family’s best wishes, along with your lovely photos!

How do you work?

My biggest priority is that you enjoy a stress-free day. I use my half “type-A” personalty to be locked into the timeline we create together coupled with the other half of being experienced (almost 10 years!) and creative to allow our photo shoot time with your bridal party, family, and your couple’s portraits to be as quick and efficient as possible so you can enjoy as much of your day with your guests as possible!

what if i want wall art and more prints and what are the prices?

I’m glad you asked! Dana Frames believes in preserving your memories and experiencing their value beyond the screen. Let’s do an in-home consultation or an in-person meeting to explore my album samples! I have a projector screen to show you what your prints will look like on the wall of your home. You can also order directly from your online gallery and here are some of the prices for prints (not included in packages).

how do i get started with booking you?

I would love to meet you and hear about your unique, vibrant, and exciting wedding plans. Please connect with me on the form below and we can schedule our 20 minute phone call to see if we are a good fit to work together. I’ll then ask you for your commitment to working together and we can begin the contract and deposit process, and begin to put the meetings on the calendar for our planning sessions.

For aligned couples, I will be honored to laugh with you, cry with you, and go on this adventure together to capture your day as your dedicated wedding photographer!