One of the great, great grand-children of the late Charles Dana Gibson, creator of the "Gibson Girl", I have always attributed my creativity to him. After taking my first photography class in high school, I realized that it was the perfect way to channel my creativity. From the smells, to the science of watching a picture come to surface from blank white paper, I developed a love for photography. I found comfort in playing with the chemicals to give images distorted looks and playing with the time and the aperture until I got the exact image I wanted.

 

My passion grew in college after getting accepted into the photography program at Hartwick College in Oneonta, NY and later attending the University of Connecticut’s School of Fine Arts.  I graduated in 2005 with my BFA in Photography.  As a student, I spent countless hours out shooting and in the dark room.  The majority of my work was self-portraiture, focusing on images of places from my childhood, my family, or areas I loved and felt at peace with. 

I truly love to capture the moments that mean the most to people: expecting families and then their newborns, couples in love laughing and later saying "I do", families spending time with each other, and places that give me a feeling of inspiration or intrigue. These moments mean so much and being able to freeze them in time as a forever memory to look back on is so special.

I am excited to make these long lasting memories with you and your family and look forward to creating that perfect piece of art to hang on your bare wall or place in a frame for you to always look at.

Dana Sutherland

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