Moment-Driven Photography is what I do best.
I love all the spontaneous, non-scripted, wonderful moments during a wedding day! And, I crave all the nuanced happenings that narrate a couple’s fantastical day. So full of so many emotions and with so many loved ones’ around. My wedding photography services cover the entire day of capturing every moment to tell your unique, visual story.
Documenting moments is the essence of my style.
My goal is simple – to narrate the story of your wedding day. As a photojournalist, that means I start shooting in the early morning during your hair and makeup and stay into the night to capture all your crazy dancing friends! I keep shooting during all beautiful in-between moments when no one else is looking. In the end, you will receive a heartfelt collection of photos so you can remember every moment of your special day. And, delivering beautiful heirloom, coffee table books and art prints to you is one of the reasons I love my job so much!
Making everyone feel comfortable is so important.
I love getting to know you during an engagement session or during all our consultations. And, I will often attend your rehearsals or venue visits when possible. That way I’m a familiar face by the time I arrive at your hotel suite on the wedding day. Also, I work closely with you throughout the entire wedding process so that I become a trusted resource. I send you preparation emails before the wedding, and schedule as many consultations as you need to get us ready.
Rain, snow, wind- I am prepared for anything.
As a wedding photojournalist, I cover all kinds of events in every type of weather event or situation. No matter what wedding day curve-balls come my way, I will make the most of any situation. I can, and have made portfolio pictures in the covered entrances of hotels, underneath viaducts or in a dark room. You can feel confident in my absolute ability to handle the unique challenges of any venue or location, even if I haven’t shot there before.
“I interviewed literally a dozen photographers and Dawn was by far the most interested in helping me achieve what I wanted on my big day. She did a fantastic job of capturing the private moments between people, the connection and love between my groom and myself, and even the little moments you don’t expect.” Kara S.
Real weddings don’t fit perfectly into six, eight or even 10-hour packages. My collections are totally customized to suit your personal wedding day.
After I learn more about your wedding, I create a personalized collection based on exactly what you need for your beautiful day. My client relationships are extremely important as we help you with your timeline and collaborate with you on memorable locations for our couple session together. Please know that I often shoot intimate weddings, weddings with less than 6 hours of coverage, along with Elopements and Micro-Weddings!
Use the Contact form to send me all your information so we can get started!
All Collections Include:
- Light retouching of all photos.
- Online gallery of your wedding images to share with family and friends.
- Digital download of edited JPEG images sized in high-resolution, with complete printing and web rights.
- Unlimited consultations and phone calls to help with timing, locations, and coordination with vendors.
- Engagement Sessions, Rehearsal Dinners and After-Party events are available as add-ons.
- Album credits are included to purchase beautiful, heirloom albums from Finao and Madera.
The Process, Step-by-step
Reach out to me on my Contact form.
We will schedule a quick phone or Zoom chat, get to know each other, talk a few details and work on your schedule.
- After I learn about all the specifics, I send you a personalized collection based on exactly what you need for your wonderful day. We can schedule another call and answer any questions you have, or just to talk to other members of your family!
As soon as you’ve signed our contract and paid your deposit, I send over an email confirmation and we talk about your upcoming engagement session, or any upcoming venue visits or details.
We will spend the days, weeks, months before your wedding day messaging when necessary. About 3 months before your wedding, I start sending out preparation emails so we can plan the perfect, customized wedding day for you!
- About two weeks before the wedding, we meet in person or on a Zoom call to go over all your wedding details.
On your wedding day, your adventure finally happens- and it’ll be even better than you imagined!
You’ll go home with incredible memories, and I go home with incredible photos. We’ll edit them to perfection, and then deliver them in an online gallery that will have re-living your incredible day.
A couple of months after the wedding, we schedule a follow-up call to talk about my album process and creating a totally unique, heirloom piece for you!
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