Coastal Style's Faces of the Shore 2017
Have you ever lost someone you loved and been so grateful to have one last photograph of him or her to cherish? The desire to hold on to those we love and the memories attached to them through photographs are a primary reason why Dana Bartholomew started Dana Marie Photography.
Dana is one of the area’s most popular photographers; specializing in custom, professional portraits, weddings, newborn, family and boudoir photography. Named in honor of her grandmother, the bond between them helped shape Dana’s personal and professional principles. “Growing up, I spent long days with her at her children’s clothing store,” Dana said. “This instilled the values of hard work and determination in me and what it took for a person to run their own business. When she passed in 2005, the photographs I had of her were absolutely priceless.”
Dana’s passion for photography began more than a decade ago. Following the birth of her third child, Dana transformed her love of photography into a thriving business. “Not limiting myself to one genre has allowed me to continue to grow as a photographer and challenge my abilities,” she said. “I love capturing people and helping them look and feel their best.”
Dana has always been inspired by photographer Cindy Sherman and her captivating ability to tell a story with each self-portrait she took. As odd as they may be, Sherman’s highly acclaimed images have always reminded Dana to “think outside the box” during her own portrait sessions.
Family is very important to Dana and her husband, Joe. Their three children, Isabella, 16, Jackson, 9, and Brayden, 6, inspire Dana to be her best each and every day. Dana’s fiercest inspiration today is Brayden, who was born with a short femur and has faced daunting challenges as a result. “Watching him go through his first round of limb lengthening at age 2, and overcome obstacles and five surgeries to date, has made me a more patient and compassionate person,” she said. “He motivates me to lead life with a positive attitude.”
The readers of Coastal Style Magazine voted Dana Worcester County’s Best Photographer in 2015 and 2016.
DANA MARIE PHOTOGRAPHY
DanaMariePhotography.com | 301-848-2355
9925 Stephen Decatur Highway, Suite E-2, Ocean City
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