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I'm a twenty-something wedding photographer in Texas. Every single day is one step closer to transitioning into a full-time Girl Boss, and it is an adventure to say the least. So grab your favorite cup of coffee and enjoy this ride with me.

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Andrea & Scott | Milltown Historic District Wedding

An Intimate Spring Wedding at the Milltown Historic District in New Braunfels, Texas | New Braunfels Wedding Photographer When I met Andrea and Scott, I knew right away that they were a special couple. It is easy for couples to get caught up with the details that a wedding day brings, but not for Andrea and […]

May 30, 2017


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The Hope Taylor Alumni Retreat Recap

Only a few months into my photography business, I took a risk and booked my first ever photography workshop. I had no idea what I was getting into, but I did know that I loved Hope Taylor and the business that she built at a very young age. This workshop took me to Virginia where I learned shooting techniques […]

May 24, 2017

Adventures of DES, Workshops and Classes

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Skyler | Senior Session at the McNay

Springtime Senior Session at the McNay in San Antonio, TX | San Antonio Senior Photographer Senior photos are some of my favorite sessions to shoot. I love getting to know the young men and women that I have the honor of photographing during this exciting time in their life. Sometimes they tell me about the universities […]

May 23, 2017


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3 Things I Learned in my First 2 Years of Business

I still can’t come to grips with the fact that my business turned TWO this month! It has been an adventure to say the least, but I’m excited to see what the future holds for Dawn Elizabeth Studios. One thing that hasn’t changed over the last two years is how much I’m learning. Every single day […]

April 25, 2017

For Photographers

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Sari & Jeremy | Engagement Session at The Pearl

Sunny Engagement Session at The Pearl in San Antonio, TX | San Antonio Wedding Photographer Gosh, I can’t believe their big day is here – two of my favorite people are getting married this weekend! Jeremy and Sari will be saying “I Do” in just ONE day! So to celebrate, I thought I’d share some […]

April 20, 2017

Engagements & Couples

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The Results Are In – 2017 Shoot & Share Photo Contest

You know those moments when you feel like you’re exactly where you need to be? Yep, this is one of those moments. Every year, thousands of photographers who are part of a community called Shoot & Share submit some of their favorite photos to the annual Shoot & Share Photo Contest. Once the contest begins, […]

April 4, 2017

As Seen On, Bridals, Family Photos, Life Through My Lens, Maternity and Baby, Seniors

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Andrea & Scott | Engaged

A winter engagement session at Cibolo Nature Center in Boerne, TX | Hill Country Wedding Photographer I’ve been holding on to this engagement session for a special day, and these two tied the knot yesterday so I think that the perfect time is now! I met Andrea and Scott for a wedding consultation meeting last November […]

March 28, 2017

Engagements & Couples

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Michelle | Bridal Session

An Elegant (Texas) Winter Bridal Session at the Southwest School of Art in San Antonio, TX | San Antonio Wedding Photographer This beautiful Miss is now a Mrs. and I can finally share her bridal photos! Ahh!! Bridal sessions are a perfect way to prepare a bride for her big day. There is something special about having […]

March 21, 2017


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Katrina & James | Engaged

An Elegant Engagement Session at the Eilan Hotel & Spa in San Antonio, TX | San Antonio Wedding Photographer One thing that I love about working in the wedding industry is that no two couples are alike. Some couples love bold and bright colors, and others love pastels. Some love rustic barns and big open […]

March 14, 2017

Engagements & Couples

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Bon Bini – Our Honeymoon in Aruba

After the wedding of our dreams, Andrew and I packed our bags and made our way to the tiny island of Aruba for our Honeymoon. Two of our newlywed friends had recently celebrated their honeymoon in Aruba, and after hearing about their experiences on this “one happy island”, Andrew and I had to see it […]

March 8, 2017

Life Through My Lens, Wedding Planning

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