Welcome and thanks for stopping by! I'm Dana, owner and photographer of Dana Pope Photography. I guess you can say I've always had an artistic personality. My love of sketching, painting, and dance let me explore and enjoy all different forms of art. It wasn't until I had my beautiful daughter, Payton, that I started learning photography. I wanted to capture every little squishy face, belly roll, smile, and wiggle of hers on camera. Then after having my second sweet baby, Charli, I began staging my own mini photo shoots right at home with both girls as my models. Milestones like first tooth to first day of school, candid moments (my absolute fav!), and our own family portraits, I love photographing them all!

 I love getting to know my clients on a more personal level and becoming friends. I love that I get the honor of capturing this fleeting moment in time, making it into something beautiful and giving it back to you to keep and cherish forever.

  I was born and raised in a small town in Connecticut. I visited Charlotte years ago and instantly fell in love with the city and knew I just had to move here. It's been 14 years since I moved to North Carolina and I could not have made a better decision. It's where I met my wonderfully awesome husband, bought our first house, and started our little family. After moving around the state a few times over the years, we found ourselves in Richmond County where I'm proud to finally call home.

A few fun facts about me:

  • I love any and all shades of purple.
  • My favorite movie is The Wizard of Oz.
  • I can cook and eat Italian food EVERDAY! (up north it's ALL Italian!)
  • I love 80's music especially the big hair bands.
  • I hate ham but love pork chops and bacon.
  • I have a soft spot for dogs. We have 2 and they really are my "other" babies. Great models too!


  Enough about me! I want to know more about you!