About Dana Berenson Photography

Growing up, my mother only made one copy of photographs. There are no negatives. I have three sisters so you can only imagine the gladiator wars we’ve had over these photographs. We all want pictures of my mom when she was in her 20s. There have never been enough images for all of us. 

New England Wedding Photography

I am on a mission to restore the magic of moments we can reach out and touch. I’m not ashamed to admit that I’m always the one in our family to put everything on pause so we can document that special moment. Maybe you’re like me in that way. I like to say I’m not just snapping photos, I’m recording history. It’s crazy to think we are the most photographed generation of all time and yet we have very little evidence to show beyond images on a screen.

Portraits Services That Are Above and Beyond

I want you to have tangible to hold onto. I want to celebrate the best moments with you. I want to give you something that matters to you and your family. I think we all deserve a chance to pass on the memories and show people we lived good lives with good people. That we loved with our whole hearts and we showed up for the hardest moments. It was a love that was rare, beautiful and real.

For me, it’s all about capturing that raw connection. The in-between moments and the times where you feel completely at ease with yourself. It’s not always about the giant smiles. I look for the pauses and the laughter that happens between the shots. 

Custom Style For Your Family or Pet Portraits

Together, you and I will create something that makes you feel seen and proud of how far you’ve come. It’s going to be fun. Without a doubt, we will have an adventure together. I have a gift of bringing out the best in people. I will tell you horrible jokes. I’m not afraid to put myself on the line for a good laugh. I can make the shyest kid laugh and I can tear down any awkward moment in less than five seconds. I promise you, we’ll have the best time. 

These photos— the ones we will create together— are the journey. They’re where you’ve been, who you are, and where you are going.

Dana Berenson is a portrait and pet portrait photographer and the owner of Dana Berenson Photography. For the last 15 years, Dana has been dedicated to capturing love from “head to tail.” Based in Portland, Maine for the last 12 years, Dana adores working with clients across New England. 

  • If you are crazy in love with your 4-legged fur baby (I’m head over heels with my 7-year old Golden Retriever, Sweetie), you should meet Dana Berenson. Dana has photographed our annual (now infamous) Christmas card for the past five years. She never ceases to amaze. Dana is a dog lover and owner. She gets it. She is patient. Fun. And compassionate. She is a gifted photographer, calm and kind. If you decide to work with her, she won’t disappoint.

    Susan & Sweetie
  • My family has been working with Dana for years. She started photographing my pup and has continued to be our family photographer through the births of both of our babies. She is creative, flexible, and makes each shoot feel special and unique. The most challenging part of the whole process is choosing which photos to buy! We love Dana!!!!

    Nicole Prairie
  • Dana has this amazing ability to capture the essence of my daughter and Corgi in pictures.I truly appreciate the way Dana uses nature as a backdrop for business portraits.

    Debra A. Neiman
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