I am the heart and soul behind Dakota Layne Photo. Based in western Wisconsin, my love for photography started as a seven-year-old girl as the flower girl in a family wedding and has now become an extension of who I am. I approach my clients from a place of empathy - understanding who they are, what is important to them, and how I can bring their story to life in a significant and meaningful way.

If you’ve connected with my work it means you want more from your wedding photos. You crave a more creative, personal approach - you want photos that make you feel something - you value a mix of timeless, editorial, perfect & imperfect. Most of all, you want something real.

I'm Dakota,
your story preserver.

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Best of Zola 2023
Best of Zola 2023

Wedding photography is personal and we have to feel connected for it to be done right. I don't believe that any two weddings should look the same and I strive to honor my couples and their individuality while also leaving room for artistic expression. I am die hard in my commitment to you and hold these relationships in the utmost light. If you're laid back and super in-love looking for those radiating, documentary style, bring you back kind of photos of your day all while having the time of your life with those you love... then I'm your girl. 

It's the little things that truly sets me apart.

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