Nashville Fairytale, Cosplay and lifestyle portrait Photography

Bringing imagination to life and capturing the magic of childhood.


My photography journey started because I wanted to take up a hobby where I could have a creative outlet and still spend time with my toddler son. I quickly realized I had found my dream job! I have so much fun setting up creative sessions and seeing the look on parent's and children's faces when they see their photos. It brings me such joy in life being able to add a little magic to the world around me. There's nothing more important to me than my child and he is the inspiration and drive behind what I do. And I'm naturally a shy person so I love that my photography has led me to meeting some of the most amazing people I call friends. Each session is an adventure and I can't wait to bring you along on the next!

Some random things about me:

  • I LOVE Star Trek!
  • My favorite color is green
  • I love to read - fantasy is my favorite genre
  • I'm a huge Harry Potter fan
  • I've played World of Warcraft since 2006 (send me a message if you play!)
  • I love to go walk around antique stores
  • I'm really shy and introverted
  • I'm a nightowl
  • I love to go fishing
  • Christmas is my favorite holiday

Some of my favorites I've created for my son since my photography journey began:

What my wonderful clients are saying:

What my wonderful clients are saying:

“I set up a Unicorn session with Dalena and she was absolutely amazing! All the way from before we did pictures talking about what we would do and all the way to the end of editing pictures to make your dreams come to life in your pictures!!! She is a dream to work with! Stunning photos! You couldn’t ask for anyone better! Highly highly highly recommend her!!!!”