I'm Dalena!

I’m a published creative photo artist from the Middle TN area.

I'm a mom to one spectacular kiddo who keeps me on my toes and wife to my best friend.

For as long as I can remember I’ve always had a camera and I even have a home video of me chasing people around with one as far back as 20 years ago. My husband Morgan and I have been married since 2012 and it took a long time before we finally had our son in 2017. My faith got me through some of the hardest things I've ever had to experience in the process of getting him here. He's my whole world and my little muse. And he makes a cute little model too hehe!

So after he was born I turned into this sort of "mamarazzi" that I joke about because I'm always taking photos of him. I love to document his and our life together through lifestyle photos. But for his 2nd birthday in 2019 I decided that I would try to create a photo of him riding a dinosaur and that was the magical moment that started me on this amazing journey! I started creating with my son with what I thought would just be a simple dinosaur design for his birthday, but after all the positive responses I decided to keep learning and creating. Very quickly I realized that I found my niche and I haven’t looked back.

I love bringing imagination to life with my art!

Now I create for all ages including families and pets, not just children. I would also love to work with companies or Cosplay artists as well to create custom pieces to bring your vision to life.

When I don't have my nose buried in Photoshop, you can find me spending time with my son and husband, working on DIY projects (or attempting them at least), reading books, playing video games, or strolling through Hobby Lobby. I definitely connect with other people the most through my art. And it's because of that connection and passion that I'm able to create beautiful images for others.

Thank you so much for getting to know me and my little family a little more!

I truly appreciate each and every person who has contributed to getting me to where I am today. I can't wait to see what's next in the future!

I'm very blessed and honored that my work has been published and featured!

NashvilleVoyager Magazine - Sept 2021

Summerana Magazine - May 2021

Lensational Magazine - 2021

Exposed Magazine - 2021

International Kid Model Magazine - 2020

Brand Model Magazine - 2020

Pretty Little Poser Model Magazine - 2020

The Rogue Photographer Magazine - 2020

The Photograp[her] Magazine - 2020

Shoot & Share Photo Contest Finalist - 2020

Shoot & Share Photo Contest Top 10%, 20%, 30% - 2020

Cozy Clicks Featured Photographer - 2020

Summerana Top Photographer - 2020-21

A Fine Portrait Top 10 Photographer - 2020

Portrait Painters Top Photographer - 2020

And I hope there's more to come!