i capture great love stories.

Including the Big Moments, happy tears, warm fuzzies, pretty details, and drunken shenanigans

I love photographing the whole part of your journey as a couple - proposals, engagements, bridals, boudoir, anniversary sessions, and of course, weddings. My mission is to provide you with a fun and enjoyable experience, from the day that we meet, to far beyond your wedding day. I know how precious and meaningful these photos are to you and your family, so it is my mission to capture authentic moments that you can relive for the rest of your lives. I love my job and the fact that I am invited to be a part of the best day of your lives! I love celebrating with you, and trust me when I say, you will see me out on that dance floor with you!

navigate your experience

Am I the right photographer for you? Let's find out!

So here's the thing...
I'm not everyone's cup of tea and that is okay!

I am bubbly with a touch of sass, and I always have a smile on my face. I will be your cheerleader and help you pull pranks on your husband.  I will teach you the moves to Footloose and rap Lizzo with you on the dance floor. I will talk Fantasy Football and Call of Duty with the guys, and wrangle rowdy groomsmen. I will hug your Grandma and listen to her stories. But most importantly, I will make sure you have the best day of your life and I'll make sure I get your good side while you do!

If you're looking for a photographer who is low key, quiet, and hands-off, I'm not your girl. But if you're looking for an fun experience with your photographer and soon-to-be new friend, I just might be the right fit for you!

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the process

step #1

Let's Chat

Before we get any further, let's schedule a consultation! This is our chance to get to know each other better, hear all about your wedding dream, and see if I'm the best fit for your day. That's what matters the most!

step #2

Make It Official

If we decide we are a good fit, a signed contract and paid retainer is all you need to lock in your day! Your date is not reserved until this point and I accept a limited number of weddings, so don't delay on this step!

step #3

schedule your sessions

Your package comes with one session and you can choose from an Engagement Session, Bridal Session, Boudoir Session or Anniversary Session! Most couples choose to add on an additional session as well!

step #4

pre-wedding details

About a month before your wedding, I will reach out to you to talk about the logistics and details for your day! This helps my team and I prepare for your big day, prep your family formal lists, and more! 

step #5


IT'S GO TIME! On your big day, your job is to have the best day ever and to SOAK IT UP! My team and I will be there to capture it all and to celebrate with you! I'll see you on the dance floor!

step #6

Sneak peeks!

I want you to have photos to share as soon as possible, so keep an eye on your email and social media for sneak peeks of your day! These sneak peeks will be delivered to you within one week of the wedding!

step #7

Gallery Delivery

About 4-6 weeks after your big day, you will receive your full gallery! Most wedding galleries include about 1200 photos - thats a ton of photos! You can download, share and print these photos straight from your gallery!

step #8

Album Design

If you purchased an album, we will begin the album design process! I will walk you through the process of choosing your album cover and your favorite photos, and we will design the album together!

Which part of a wedding day would you like to see?

Exits & Night Shots

Exit &
Night Shots



reception details


Bride & Groom Portraits

Bride & Groom Portraits

Wedding Party




Getting Ready


bridal details


Photographing a wedding is so much more than just the ceremony - it's the whole story of your day! Our day begins with you getting ready and ends after the grand exit. We will capture everything in between - including happy tears and drunken shenanigans! 

wedding portfolio

click an option below to open the gallery!

the blog

wedding posts

Prints & Products

Don't let your photos live on your phone

As a DES Couple, you get access to professionally printed albums, books, canvases, prints and more through your online gallery! All of our prints and products are high quality, durable and will last you years and years to come. It is so different to physically hold your photos in your hand. With an album, prints or wall art, you can bring the best day ever back to life! 

Prints start at $4
Canvases Start at $100
Albums start at $250
Books Start at $175

As a DES Couple, you also get access to some cool perks! YASSSS!

Client Perks

access to a private facebook group with other past des couples (coming soon!) 

personal help choosing killer vendors that will make your day perfect!

Seasonal album & Print discounts

First dibs on annual mini-sessions

access to other types of sessions, such as maternity, newborn, family sessions and more! (these sessions are not available to the public!)

Discounted sessions post-wedding!

The DES Wedding Experience includes one Portrait Session (up to 90 mins). Choose from Engagement, Bridal, Boudoir or Anniversary. You can add on more too!

Portrait Session

I never shoot without one of my trusty second shooters! This ensures a moment is never missed and that another camera is focused on those in-between moments!

Second Shooter

There's no reason to stress about how much coverage you need - my team and I will be there as long as we need to be! On a typical wedding day, this is 9-10 hours of coverage!


The Print Release allows you to download, share and print your photos with general limitations. You can print them on your own, or order through our professional lab! 

Print Release

In addition to your online gallery, a Keepsake Box & USB will be sent to you after your big day! This USB will include all edited photos from your wedding & sessions!

Keepsake Box & USB

All edited photos will be delivered to you via a password-protected, online gallery. These images will not be watermarked and can be downloaded and shared!

Online Gallery

Say hello to your new BFF. We are going to get to know each other pretty well though this process and my couples quickly turn into new friends. Just consider me an honorary bridesmaid! I got you, boo!

a new bff :)

Stress free is TOP PRIORITY for me. We will outline a photo timeline for your day so you know exactly how much time I need to make your photos AMAZING and enjoyable while having plenty of time to  celebrate with friends and family!

photo timeline assistance

Your wedding and each session will include free travel up to 120 miles round trip from 78015. Additional mileage after that will be $0.75 per mile!

Travel up to 120 Miles

To make things super simple, we offer only one package

I’m a firm believer that your wedding day should be the best day of your life! You deserve a stress free day that is focused on celebrating with your family and friends. To make sure it’s super stress free when it comes to photography, I offer one package that includes all the things you need for an amazing Wedding Photography experience!

our Package

our DES Wedding Experience Includes: 


The DEs Wedding Experience:

All services and products are subject to a 8.25% tax

Additional Session: $450
Albums Starting at $250

Heck yes! take me to your contact form!

*Most couples require 9 or 10 hours on their day. Coverage begins 1 hour before the bride is done getting ready and ends 1 hour after your last reception event or the grand exit, whichever comes first . All day coverage cannot exceed 12 hours.

All wedding packages, sessions and products are subject to sales tax and are subject to change

A retainer (33.3% of the total) and a signed contract is required to book wedding services. The second 33.3% is due 6 months before the wedding date and full payment is required 30 days prior to the wedding date.

Online galleries will be password protected and available for one year after the delivery date.


Have another question? Feel free to email me at hello@dawnelizabethstudios.com or bring it with you to your consultation meeting!

I typically deliver about 800-1200 photos for a wedding and about 125 for each session. 

How Many images will I get?

Speaking my love language here! Yes, absolutely. Not only do we have backup gear on hand at your wedding, but we also shoot on multiple cards and back them up on site. Once I get home, your photos are backed up into multiple locations, including a cloud back up! In case you missed it, I'm a former software engineer, and I have a whole business dedicated to teaching other creatives how to use their technology. Check out Tech Savvy Creative if you want to learn more about that!

Do you have back up gear? Are our photos safe?

Yes, of course! I just ask that you do not edit or use any filters on the photos, and always credit your vendors if possible!! 

can i post My photos online?

OH YES! While shooting 30 weddings a year, I've seen my share of the great and not-so-great vendors in our area. I keep an up-to-date vendor list that will help you create your vendor A-Team for your big day!

do you have vendor recommendataions? 

When we meet for your consultation, I will walk you through what a photo timeline would look like for your wedding day. This will outline how long I need for certain aspects of your day, when your hair and makeup needs to be done, and when your recommended ceremony time is based on the light!

How Much time do we need for photos?

All of our second shooters are seasoned professionals in our area! I have about 5 second shooters that I rotate through depending on their availability. I should have your second shooter locked in about 4 weeks before your big day!

Who will be my second shooter?

I average about 25-30 wedding per year! However, we will be accepting about 20 a year starting in 2021. I do not accept more than one wedding a weekend, and I book up to 18 months in advance!

How many weddings do you accept each year?

For portrait sessions, you will receive your photos in 2-3 weeks and for weddings, you will receive your photos in 4-6 weeks! You will also get some sneak peek photos from your wedding about one week after the big day!

How long does it take to get our photos?

frequently asked questions

ready to see if we are a good fit?

yes! Let's chat!

If there were a hundred more stars, I would give them!

but I'll take your word for it.

( Blushin' )

she will not disappoint!

- Emily & Chase

If you’re considering hiring Dawn, do yourself a favor and just DO IT! Like seriously, pay her now! Dawn truly captured our day in the most perfect way! She was so much fun and made us all feel so comfortable during all of the photos! Looking through these photos filled us with so much happiness & joy! We got to relive it all over again. The details she captured were the sweetest touch & we will cherish these photos forever! Do not hesitate booking Dawn for your big day because she WILL NOT disappoint!

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she is worth every freakin penny

- Leslie & Jeff

There are not enough stars to give Dawn......her work is INCREDIBLE!! STOP looking for a photographer this instant, and book Dawn IMMEDIATELY! She is worth every freakin penny. I have never considered myself the photogenic type, but Dawn made me look and feel stunning on my big day. She is soooo fun and easy to work with too! For the first time EVER...I have pictures I will be proud to show my children. Not only is Dawn's work amazing, but she is also the most organized individual I know. DAWN ELIZABETH STUDIOS is the best decision I've ever made, aside from my husband, haha! DON'T MISS OUT ON HER!

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If there were 100 more stars I would give them!!

- Nick and Shauna

First of all, my husband and I are not the most comfortable couple in front of a camera, but let me tell you, you could not tell by looking at the photos! Dawn has the gift of making you feel comfortable and like you've been in front of a camera your whole life!! We were even lucky enough for Dawn to come down to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico to shoot our wedding. The pictures are incredible, Dawn knew exactly where to take the pictures and even though we were fighting with the wind all day long, it sure doesn't look like it in the photos! Dawn you are incredible, I tell everyone about you and your company and am so proud to have you as my photographer!!

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She is simply the best!

- Merilee & Chris

Dawn created the MOST BEAUTIFUL wedding photos! She is simply the best! We received so many compliments on our wedding pictures. On top of that, her customer service is AMAZING! She is extremely organized which is so incredibly important on your wedding day! I can't say enough about Dawn!! You will not be disappointed!

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I'm Still getting compliments!

- Kala & Luke

Dawn is amazing to work with! She's very organized and knows exactly what she's doing. I'm still getting compliments from people at the wedding on how great she was. We've already gotten all of our wedding photos and our wedding was LESS THAN A MONTH AGO! I wouldn't have had it any other way!!

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I was blown away with my wedding photos.

- Joey and Morgan

Dawn is absolutely fantastic! My experience with Dawn has been outstanding. She is beyond talented and each picture she captures is simply beautiful. Dawn takes the time to get to know you and truly listens to all of your requests/concerns. She put my mind at ease and made this part of wedding planning fun and enjoyable! I was blown away with my wedding photos and I could not be happier with how they turned out! Choosing Dawn as our photographer to capture such an important day in our lives was the best decision I ever made!

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