BEHIND THE LENS WITH dana cubbage

destination wedding photographer

since 2012

Your love story is one-of-a-kind, just like you. Inspired by the colors, textures, location, and unique personal details of your wedding day, I create vibrant, radiant, and luminous wedding photos that will

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be cherished for generations to come.

full-time destination wedding photographer

Based in Charleston SC, but available for both domestic + international travel.  A true wanderlust, dog mom to two rescue pups named Sunday + Beckham, and lover of champagne - I am always up for an adventure. Exploring the world and seeing new places... it feeds my soul.  When I am traveling, I am always inspired to do my best work.  I get to flex my creative muscles, see a new location through my own lens, and I LOVE the challenge of finding the perfect locations for photos.  Whether it's Charleston, Savannah, New England, the west coast, or Europe - I'd absolutely love to document your wedding day, wherever it takes place! 

my volunteer work at the animal shelter in Baltimore City led me to this full-time career as a wedding photographer. 

 MY VALUES - GIVING BACK

Yup - it's true!  I am a HUGE dog lover and I've worked closely with many shelters and rescues for over a decade.  I actually started out as a pet photographer - and I still love photographing pets!

So the answer is always a very enthusiastic YES!!!  You are always welcome to bring your pup(s) to your engagement session, anniversary session, proposal... even your wedding day!!  YES to including your pup(s) in all of it!!

In memory of my very first dogs - Camden + Brady - a portion of my profit is donated to local animal shelters and rescues each year. 

bachelor in paradise

kir royale

Favorite Cocktail:

j. crew

THE QUIZ

Guilty Pleasure:

Take My Money:

SOMEWHERE TROPICAL

I'd Rather Be:

carbs & cheese

Life is Better With:

SCHITT'S CREEK

Favorite Show:

new york city

Favorite City:

the olympics

5w6

Obsessed With:

Enneagram:

FANTASY FOOTBALL

I'm Competitive About:

BRAVo, murder tv

italy & greece

Addicted to:

Favorite Place I've Been:

ALL OF THE REALLY IMPORTANT STUFF...

WE believe that

love is love

vibrant. rADIANT.
LUMINOUS.

Words cannot adequately express what these pictures mean to us.

from our past clients

KD - BRIDE

These are absolute treasures and I cannot imagine having anyone else but you capture them for us!

You so perfectly captured the love, excitement, joy and bliss we experienced on our wedding day.

MORE FAVORITES

TRAVEL

NO. 1

Nothing lights my soul on fire like traveling.  Whether it's a simple day trip, a long weekend escape, or a multi-week international adventure, I absolutely LOVE TO TRAVEL!

My goal is to combine my love of travel with my love of photography - photographing amazing destination weddings all over the world.  My passport is always ready!

Favorite spot so far: Cinque Terre, Italy - with Malta being a very close second

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FAVORITES

vibrant. rADIANT.
LUMINOUS.

CHAMPAGNE

NO. 2

The pop of a champagne bottle opening is actually one of my very favorite sounds in the world!

My drink of choice is usually champagne or prosecco - and other variations of them, like a French 75, Kir Royale, Bellini, Rossini, or a Mimosa!

Whether celebrating a special occasion or just a normal day in the life - champagne is always a must!

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FAVORITES

vibrant. rADIANT.
LUMINOUS.

I'm not afraid to admit that my favorite downtime activity is watching tv.  My DVR is borderline ridiculous - but I don't care!

From Bravo favorites like the Real Housewives and Below Deck to reality game shows like Big Brother and The Circle.  Reality relationship shows like 90 Day Fiance, Married at First Sight and The Bachelor/Bachelorette.  Dramas like Law & Order SVU + Grey's Anatomy.  Anything true crime related... it helps me escape the realities of owning a business!

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FAVORITES

BAD (AND GOOD) TV

NO. 3

vibrant. rADIANT.
LUMINOUS.

Sundays during football season are SACRED.  And although I do occasionally work on Sundays, I reserve most of them for spending time with my mom.  

Sundays are spent at a local bar, watching football and drinking mimosas with my mom.  It's our favorite time together and has become a staple in our lives.  Win or lose, we cheer on our Ravens (and my Giants and Saints) and have the best time together.  It's perfection.

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FAVORITES

FOOTBALL SUNDAYS

NO. 4

vibrant. rADIANT.
LUMINOUS.

I am all about self-care and I absolutely LOVE spa days!  My love language is physical touch, so massages are one of my very favorite things in the whole world!

Although I don't get to do full blown spa days often, I still try to make time each month for at least a massage.  It's one of the only times I am truly "unplugged" and able to focus on just me.

Favorite spa so far: Grove Park Inn in Asheville

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FAVORITES

SPA DAYS

NO. 5

vibrant. rADIANT.
LUMINOUS.

the dcw team

what you get working with

Consistency   |   Experience Professionalism
   expert detail styling   
timely communication

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