Hi, I’m Dana! I’m a lifestyle photographer with a flair for storytelling. My photography captures real moments in time and brings them to life. My intention is to capture the soul of each moment with every client I work with. I specialize in lifestyle, family portraits, children candids, maternity, and newborn photography. Dana Hanley Photography was born out of motherhood and community. When I gave birth to my son Ace in 2019, my best friend encouraged me to start capturing all his special moments. When the world stopped in 2020, all I had was my growing family, and my community of mothers and their children to keep me grounded. I started taking my camera everywhere to freeze a moment in time, and stay present amidst all the chaos. Parenthood is messy, beautiful, playful, imperfect, and best of all, filled with love; and I want to capture all of it for you. I create honest and vivid images that will last forever in your mind and in your hearts. 

Los Angeles Family, Maternity & Newborn Photographer

“A thing that you see in my pictures is that I was not afraid to fall in love with these people.”
– Annie Leibovitz

Newborn Photographer, a mother holds her newborn baby to her shoulder
Family Photographer, two young children are cheek to cheek
Maternity Photographer, an expectant mother stands in a studio without a shirt and flowers to her chest


Investment Life is fleeting, but our memories don’t have to be. Everyone deserves to have special memories of their family. If you need a payment plan, please reach out. Your moments deserved to be captured and I will work with you. 

"Working with Dana was so wonderful! She is so warm, organized, flexible, and fun. she helped me feel comfortable and she was so great with my toddler and newborn. We love our photos so much and feel like Dana perfectly captured the moment our family is in now."

“To seen and be seen. That is the truest nature of love.” — Brene Brown

Let's Connect

Let’s Connect. Getting to know each of my clients on a personal level is one of my greatest joys in my work process. I can’t wait to find out more about you and your family. I want you to be your authentic self in front of the camera. 

"Dana captured such beautiful photos of me and my family. They all had such depth and emotion and beautiful colors. She also really makes you feel like a rockstar during your shoot, so it is super fun and not awkward at all. We will definitely continue to use Dana for all of our family photos!"

Family Photography
in the Los Angeles Area