wedding + family documentary photographer for those with effortless, endless love



 i'm deana

(pronounced Dean-A),
I'm a Nebraska Wedding + Family Photographer

I believe that every love has a perfect + powerful story to tell. 

I enjoy a long walk through IKEA
Buying baskets + drinking coffee on my front porch,
I love my husband, Matt, and his beard
I LOVE plants! Indoor and outdoor! 
Hot yoga at Lotus House of Yoga
I love tacos, dark chocolate peanut butter cups from Trader Joes, + avocado toast.

Currently watching the Office or Survivor.
I'm a 4 on the enneagram...Let me know your number!!!
I'm obsessed with Made for This Podcast by Jennie Allen and rewatching Jane Austen Videos. Currently listening to Needtobreathe, Sleeping at Last and Drew Holcomb.

Currently// Reading Keto cookbooks haha and snuggling with my hubs, baby boy, Gideon, + my puppies on the couch.

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nicole + brett sasse

From start to finish, Deana was amazing! Instantly, I fell in love with how light, airy, and genuine all of her pictures looked. A photographer was pretty high on my priority list and boy did she live up to my expectations. Communication was always prompt and easy, she made everyone in the wedding party feel comfortable, and when my day-of schedule didn't quite go as planned, Deana was extremely flexible and understanding and still got better pictures than I ever could have asked for! 12/10 would recommend!!

Jenny + Gregory

Deana is a gem. Not only is she super talented, but a true pleasure to work with – we absolutely love every single photo she’s taken of us and every interaction with her throughout the whole process was a delight!

After meeting Deana during our wedding planning process, we fell in love with her work and sweet personality. So, we worked with Deana on both our engagement and wedding photos and couldn’t be more glad that we did! She made us feel so comfortable from day one - while my husband and I have been together for a very long time, I was feeling uncomfortable and nervous about taking photos, but Deana came in with her super friendly self and made me / us feel natural and captured moments that felt just so right to us as a couple.

She also photographed our wedding so beautifully – she not only captured images & moments of us that we’ll treasure forever, but also of our family and friends that feel so special to us. All of our guests also just loved Deana and Matt and were gushing about them for days! :)

Looking back, I’m so grateful that we found a photographer that cared about us as people / couple – whether it’s making sure we were doing okay throughout the pandemic and accommodating the ever-changing plans or tearing up seeing my parents watch us get married through Zoom, Deana is a relationship builder and truly cares about you as a couple and it shows through her work. It’s because she gets to know you and connects with you as a couple that she’s able to capture beautiful and genuine photos throughout your day that feel 100% like who you are as a couple.

We’re SO happy to have found Deana and can’t wait to work with her again in the future!

mark, kelli, + charolette

"Deana is the best. She’s incredibly kind and will make you, your SO and your little ones feel so comfortable during your session. She is also SO very creative and will help you figure out the prefect setting for whatever pictures you’re wanting to take! And she’s a blast to work with and got our pictures back to us within a few weeks. We will always go to Deana for all our family milestones!"

Megan + aaron Baxter

My husband and I cannot express enough how thankful we are to have found Deana Coufal Photography! When we decided to drastically change our wedding plans and move our date much earlier we had pretty much given up hope of having a photographer we both loved so last minute.

THEN CAME DEANA!! We saw her photos and were mesmerized. We reached out asking if she could squeeze us in for our quickly approaching wedding date and by our lucky stars she didn’t turn us down! She even changed her own personal vacation plans to fit our wedding in.

When COVID hit right as our engagement photos were scheduled and everything was closed, she was so understanding that we had to push the session back not just once but four times!

She is such a pleasure to be around and made us feel so comfortable! Many of our wedding guests commented to us later about how much they liked Deana as well.

Our engagement and wedding photos all came back so stunning. You can tell the detail and time she takes into each individual photo. She has a real talent and clearly loves her work. We will be life long customers and cannot recommend her enough!

Hanna + Brent Kirsch

Without a doubt, Deana was one of the best decisions we made for our wedding. Deana worked with us for both our engagement and wedding photos - and she was simply amazing!

Our wedding plans drastically changed because of COVID-19 and Deana made the experience much less stressful with how adaptable and encouraging she was. She listened to us as we tried to navigate options, and problem solved with us in making final decisions. Deana communicated well with us throughout the entire process and checked in often.

Deana has an incredible way of making you feel comfortable. Her positivity and bubbly personality is such a light in what can be some difficult times to navigate in planning a wedding. We appreciate the work she did and truly love our photos. Thank you for capturing these moments!

Loneman family

"Deana photographed our family of 6, and she did an amazing job. She is so professional and also fun which helps to get those “natural” expressions. She knows how to use the space so well, and I was impressed with her ability to beautifully, creatively frame every shot. Our gallery is overflowing with great photographs that we will cherish!"

This is the year for living to the fullest, laughing until our stomachs hurt, dreaming + hoping for abundantly more and for moments you place in your home + reflect upon for the many years to come.

I'd love to tell the story of YOU and celebrate this year with you.

Let's make this year so awesome that last year is jealous

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