Every Lovestory is BeautifulBut Ours is My Favorite

I am such a romantic at heart... I have every scrap of paper that my husband has ever written me a note on. Of all the amazing lovestories in the world, I think mine is one of the best! I guess that's why I love weddings so much. At every wedding we photograph, when the minister says, "You may now kiss the bride"...(After we get THE shot) I always smile up at my husband and give him a wink. I get to spend the most romantic day of someone's life, with the most romantic guy in my life... what better place in the world to be, than at a wedding, where love is in every single little detail...and I want to photograph those details so that when a couple looks back over their wedding day, they remember the story and the feelings, and of course the love...and can say, "Of all the Lovestories in the world, mine is my favorite." Enjoy this wedding highlight video of Sarah and John's Lovestory in Charleston, South Carolina...and if the venue looks familiar, it's because you have seen it in the movie, "The Notebook;" and as Sarah and John would say, "Every Lovestory is Beautiful, but Ours in my Favorite."

You are the Peanut to my Butter, Spring to my StepThe Water to my Ocean, Glaze to my Donut

With all of my wedding packages, you get two photographers; Two photographers to cover every smile, every kiss, every tear. It's just one of the ways I want to set apart Photography by Dena. Your final wedding images will be edited.. yes.. I said, EDITED. No blinks, crooked mediocre pictures that you will need to tweak. Anything that has my name on it, will already by tweaked! Some of my Collections include a website of your final images, and some Collections even include a beautiful wedding highlights slideshow, just like Kylee and Aaron's below. Watch and enjoy, and maybe even tear up alittle...as you watch Aaron be the spring in Kylee's step, and the Peanut to her Butter.

I Have Found the OneWhom My Soul Loves

I’m so excited that you are interested in having Photography by Dena be a part of your wedding day! I still get chills when I am sitting with a bride, discussing the thought of the bride and groom seeing each other before the wedding, for a "First Look." (Just ask any of my brides, they will tell you I really do get goosey bumps when I describe that moment!) We all cry and then giggle a bit at how silly emotionally invested I get! I have lots to offer with a low stress, friend style. Having photographed well over 500 weddings over the years, I am a thousand percent confident when I say that there isn't a lighting style I can't handle. I love naturally lit, candid, artistic images, but I can professionally light formal group shots and reception halls and make them look beautiful too!

I belong with youYou Belong with Me

Photography by Dena is a Lufkin based photography studio specializing in all types of Photography. I have heard that a photographer should only choose one specialty and focus on that type of photography. Well I just can't do that! I photograph weddings, family, boudoir, engagements, newborn, and senior portrait photography. I love getting the emotions and tiny details with newborn photos; the fashion and glam of senior portraits, the love and romance of enagement pictures, and the fun and giggles in family portraits. A wedding has all of the things I love about photography, all rolled into one...Details, Laughter, Emotions, Fashion, Makeup, Fun, Giggles, and of course Love! As an East Texas wedding and portrait photographer, Dena Strban opened the studio in 2003 with the purpose of creating timeless images that tell the stories of the most important moments in your life. Photography by Dena serves all of East Texas with a detail centered and sentimental style, including Tyler, The Woodlands, Jacksonville, Dallas, Houston, Longview, Nacogdoches, and Shreveport. Not only do we have a gorgeous studio in Lufkin, but we are available for travel worldwide!

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