About Us - Great-Story

Telling a Great Story! is what we love

Janice Dahl - Great Story - Sedona, Arizona

Janice Dahl is an award-winning journalist and photographer who loves working with people. With a strong background in newspaper and magazine journalism, she found her niche in writing stories about the lives of all kinds of people. She won numerous news photography awards but most notable were those capturing shots of people.

“I meet people every day with these amazing stories, stories they should be putting down on paper,” she says. “And they have these beautiful faces, and they don’t even know it. I want people, all people, to have chance to tell their stories to the people they care about.”

 

Janice grew up in Colorado Springs and worked in Nebraska, Colorado, Missouri and Sedona, Arizona before moving back to the Monument area.

 

She wrote and took pictures from the time she was a child, but shies away from landscapes. It’s the people that draw her.

 

 

 

Bill Dahl - Great Story - Sedona, Arizona

Bill Dahl is an accomplished and self-taught photographer who has actively sought to teach others both the skill and love of the camera. Along with photography, he is skilled in layout and technical aspects required to bring the end product to completion.

 

“I love being behind the lens,” he says. “Seeing the photograph appear, the right light, framing and everything coming together is just brilliant.” But it also takes more. “There is that next step of making the total project work in harmony to get the best project for the customer. That’s where I come in.”

 

Bill grew up in North Dakota, Minnesota, Montana, Oregon and Washington, and spent much of his adult life in New Zealand. Returning to the US, he lived in St. Louis, Missouri, Sedona, Arizona and then on to Monument, Colorado.

He has been an avid photographer all of his life and if you don’t catch him behind the camera, you will likely catch him behind the computer taking a class about photography or working on a photo project.

 

The Dahl’s Great Story!

The couple met in 2000 at a management conference, Janice living in St. Louis and Bill in Christchurch, New Zealand. The connection was instantaneous, but the distance was great. They decided it was worth trying to make it work. After 2 ½ years of telephone calls, instant messaging and a few romantic trips back and forth including one meet-in-the-middle trip to Hawaii, the couple decided to make it permanent. They married in 2003 and made the United States their home. Today, when couples in a long-distance relationship tell them it’s just too hard to make it work, the Dahls just laugh. When love is real, miles are really nothing at all.