I’m Dakota

A military brat who was born but not raised in Illinois. I moved every two-three years of my life starting in New Mexico, Germany, South Carolina, Panama Canal, New Jersey, Florida, Ohio, Mississippi, Colorado and now back to Florida. I truly felt when living in Tampa as teen this would be a place I could call home and after leaving and trying new places out deep down all I knew this is where my heart was.

2018 My husband and I decided to sell our home in Colorado and move to Tampa. Coming back with my husband Chandler and two beautiful children Bentley & Zephyr meant we could set roots. We have all the desire in the world to raise our children in our new beloved home and give them a life of stability.

My passion for photography came after my love for Cosmetology, I went to a wonderful academy where I learned professionalism, attention to detail and how to use my love for playing real life barbie a skill set.

I also got my associates degree from Saint Leo University. After a somewhat traumatic planned home birth of our first born my passion for photography started. Seriously my days where spent creating photography sets for my daughter.

I had a decent Canon Rebel T1i camera and started to self teach myself how to use it. Intimidated at first I quickly knew the direction of which I wanted to go and that was to capture newborns and families.

I’m now 5 years into my career as a photographer and it’s been the most rewarding “job” I’ve ever had. I never dread a day in the office and any time a get an inquire I squeal in excitement that you’re considering me to document this most precious time in your life. Okay seriously enough about me I want to meet YOU!!!

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