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travel lover,
sunset enthusiast ,
food obsessed

Hey there! I’m Dakota, and I hate cardio. There.. I said it. 
I feel better now. 

I love taco bell, ice cream, wine, whisky on the rocks, traveling with my little family, and snuggling animals.
I'm also a pretty good photographer, which is probably why you are on my website. My hobby became my passion over 10 years ago, and I have NEVER looked back. 

Hello friends, I'm dakota.

I can’t help myself. 

taco bell is my go to 

Twice. Scandinavia, once - and Morocco. And traveled even more. 

I've backpacked europe 

I've got two spunky kids, Sawyer & Dax. Jonathan ( Hubby ) keeps the coffee flowing, and is always up for the next trip.

My little family

One thing I know for sure, is my Team at Sunflower Productions, captures weddings beautifully, uniquely and in the classic light and airy style that will stand the test of time. 

The Team has three packages to choose from, starting at $2,800. All wedding packages include, two talented artist for a minimum of 6 hours. They are also available for elopements & destinations 

Team Wedding Packages

I LOVE Weddings. With my whole being. The chaos and love that fills wedding days, bring me so much joy. Packages with myself as your main photographer, start at $3,000

My goal is to capture your day with as much love and dedication as I would expect someone to capture mine. Classic, timeless. Candid and emotion filled. Capturing the moments of not only your perfect day, but those experiencing the day along with you.

As my kiddos are young, I personally only take a limited amount of weddings per year. That is why I have trained, and created the amazing Sunflower Team. 

Weddings by dakota

Newborn, Events, Business, and everything in the middle. Sunflower can capture it all in our classic and timeless style




Wonderful engagement photos and wedding photos. Dakota is engaging, warm, friendly and down to earth. She easily blends into your event as if she is your lifelong best friend. Her photos are warm, loving and full of emotion. An amazing artist.

-Lorraine Paffenroth

Dakota did our engagement and wedding photos. she was amazing to work with and made the whole experience very fun. she has a great knowledge of places to shoot and how to shoot well. An amazing photographer and great person to work with. I highly recommend using her for all your photography needs!


Dakota captured my wedding this past June. I would recommend her to any bride! Dakota and her second shooter Jason shot so many amazing photos! Not only did they capture photographs ,they also brought humor and helped me to relax on a whirlwind of a day. I am so glad I trusted Dakota with capturing my memories. I have received so many compliments from family and friends at the wedding- they have all said how great my wedding photographer is! If you are getting married make sure to book Sunflower Productions LLC you will not regret it!


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