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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
Exits & Night Shots
Bride & Groom Portraits
Bride & Groom Portraits
Just like Father Francis said, “Thank God for Bowling Alleys and Thank God for FarmersOnly.com”. You can tell that Jon and Stephanie have been eagerly awaiting for this special day since they met. If you ask me, it was so worth the wait. Their wedding at Kendall Plantation was nothing short of EPIC!
Shannon & Jonathan's wedding was straight out of a fairy tale - OMG! Between the drool-worthy flowers, the velvet emerald green bridesmaid dresses, and the most STUNNING bride ever, it was literally the perfect day! This February wedding is going to be some major inspiration for years to come!
Kris & Won’s wedding day was so beautiful. They started their day with an intimate ceremony with just their immediate family. When reception time rolled around though, it was party time!! We had such an amazing time celebrating Kris & Won. I hope you love some of my favorites from their day!!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
*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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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!
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!!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!!
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!
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!!
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!