Pendleton (whiskey)

Pendleton (blankets)

red dirt country

road trips


the rollin' j boutique

Camping Coffee

raisin' my babies



I'm a Western Wedding photographer,
you can call me d.

things I like:

No one ever says Daedra right anyway. It's DAY-druh by the way. ;)

After the Army hubby stayed in Colorado for a bit, honestly the mountains will always have a piece of our hearts, but I am a Kansas native, from a town of 2500 people and I'm all about that small town life. In 2019 I got my dream home on 4 acres with an amazing front porch and a view of the "city" lights. I love my home but it's way easier for me to pack up my camera bag and come to you so you can still have a photographer you love and trust. Down to earth people are tucked away in all corners of the United States and i am down to roam. And thus, "native roaming" was born.

Don't live in Kansas? wanna take this show on the road, I will come to you, because you mean that much to me


Let’s turn on some country (or Lizzo if you prefer) and I’ll snap some magic while you and your honey dance on a dirt road, mountain top or through a field of wildflowers. Heck, I’ll even bring the beer if you feel like cracking a cold one while we get to know each other.   
Wanna include all the 4 legged family members?! Bring along the dogs, saddle up the horses or lets mooooove this party to the pasture and capture the cattle too! (Like that dad joke?!) I’m all about whatever makes you feel more comfortable in front of the camera. Afterall, this is your story, I'm just here to document it.

While I specialize in western and ranch weddings you don't need to be anything but you for me to be your photographer.


Christmas is absolutely my favorite time of the year because I get to GIVE PRESENTS!! I'm a terrible secret keeper and I want to hand out presents as soon as I get them. I can't wait to gift you the ability to re-live your wedding day all over again, even better, this time it includes bonus features of the moments you couldn’t see because you were focused on the hottie to your left (or right depending on which side of the bed you sleep on)! Of course I can capture the un-posed, un-planned moments, but creative, pretty pictures, the kind you wanna blow up big and hang on your wall, those are my jam!

What is your love language?
Mine is totally gifts


I feel like a lot of photographers just knew they were born for this. I took photography in high school and documented a lot of things during my time in the Army and especially when I had my first kiddo. I truly believe if I was put on this earth to do something, photographing weddings was it; the chaos of a wedding day doesn't bother me a bit, I can have the fellas done in 20 minutes tops, and i will be your hype girl.  I've developed my posing and prompting style so I can help ease my couples into those lovey moments that look completely candid. and I can create magic with some gorgeous golden hour light or a super dark reception space and everything in between!

I wasn't born with a camera in my hand...shocking i know


in the PRESS

Lemme Brag about myself for just a second, I'm super Excited to have had My work featured in the following publications!

Western WEdding Magazine

Rocky Mountain Bride

Lovely Day Journal

Boho Weddings 

Cowboys & INdians Magazine

But first, Check out my fam...

they're freaking adorbs!

- Samantha M.

“Daedra's ability to capture the emotion in a photo is absolutely incredible. I worked with her for both my engagement session and for my wedding day and I would choose her over and over again! Her attention to detail was impressive, I was so happy with my photos and what she was able to capture without me even knowing. she made our experience so amazing, she was so kind and so fun to work with! I received countless compliments from wedding guests/family. She is truly a professional and by far the most fun! From a bride's perspective she was quick to respond to my many questions, high quality, eased my stress on wedding day (multiple times), positive energy, creative, I could go on and on. I would highly recommend Native Roaming!"

“her ability to capture emotion is incredible."

- Amanda S.

"We just got our sneak peaks from our engagement shoot and OMG I am in love already!! Daedra made the whole process super easy, even helped us out with outfits, it felt like we known her for years! She is so down to earth and funny! We can’t wait to have her as a photographer our big day!

“It felt like we've known her for years."

- Chandler W.

"Have absolutely nothing but amazing and great things to say about Daedra and her team! She not only took on the role as a therapist at some points (thanks to being a Covid bride!), she also became a friend who has amazing photography skills. She knows her angles, her shots, pretty much everything. And has no problem "posing" you (we needed help) to make it look breathtaking and natural at the same time. So much fun on our day of and the photos we've seen have been so amazing that we still haven't stopped looking at them and never will! Book Daedra - because at the end of the day, all you have is a dirty dress and the photos to help you remember!"

“nothing but amazing things to say about daedra."

- Sidney S.

“Daedra was literally a joy to work with! My fiancé and I had engagement pictures in October and were beyond thrilled with how they turned out! She makes you feel so comfortable, especially if you are shy in front of the camera. I love how outgoing and fun she makes the experience! I felt like we were just on a date night and I never wanted it to end! We are beyond excited for our wedding day with her! She wants to have a relationship with you and create a friendship, which is what I love! I know that even after our wedding day, we will be friends! Love her!."

“It felt like a date night i never wanted to end."

- Jessica B.

“she is an amazing photographer without a doubt-just look at her pictures; however, it is her heart and commitement to her clients that i hope every bride feels during this season in their life"

“It's her heart and commitment to her clients."