I am on top of every detail, a little bit “extra,” and a wizard at balancing the part of this job where I make the magic while sticking to a timeline.
Want to know why I’m worth the investment? I’ve been kicking butt at wedding photography for a decade and I use those years and years of experience to shape YOUR experience as a client. I try to bring my Type A organizational skills, true love of weddings, and genuine excitement for your day together in a way where I can shoulder your stress, make you laugh, and grab you a stiff drink (especially when your day goes haywire and you think you should have just eloped). You aren’t just investing in images, you are investing in a beautiful, fun filled experience that results in a gallery filled of moments, tears, and laughter with the people you love.
Beautiful photos are the goal but if you don’t get to enjoy your day as well, is it worth it? I want to be here to guide you through the insanity that is planning a wedding, and providing you with the resources you need to make your wedding day everything you dreamed of. All while taking some “break the internet with awesomeness” photos of your day.
Sound like something you're into?
To ensure the best possible experience for my clients, I offer custom packages for every inquiry I receive based on my contact form (why would you want to be stuck with the same packages everyone gets when your wedding is a unique event?!). That being said, my base 2020 pricing starts at $3,750 + tax.
To set up a call or meeting, get full package info, chat about your wedding day,
and to see a sneak peek at my type-A side, shoot me a message via the contact tab!
“You know how when you meet a person and can instantly tell that they are genuine within the first few words they speak? That is Dawn. Aside from her work being incredible (you’re here, you already know that) she is a fantastic person. My husband and I changed our wedding plans (and date!) from an hour outside of Pittsburgh to over two hours outside of Pittsburgh and Dawn did not even bat an eye. She traveled to Cleveland for both our engagement shoot and our wedding and we are so thankful that she did! Dawn focuses on what is important to you and goes above and beyond- capturing what you don’t even realize is important to you. We will cherish our photos forever and you just can’t put a price on that. Come see us in Cleveland any time! <3”
— Randi Darbey, 2018 Bride
“Dawn is absolutely phenomenal - she is so enthusiastic and great at making the couple feel super comfortable. I wouldn’t say that my husband and I are really all that photogenic, but she made us look amazing! We can’t get over how great all of the photos look - from the engagement photo session to the wedding day photos, every single one was absolutely perfect. She was super easy to work with, very communicative, and clearly loves what she does. She really helped to make the day run smoothly and it was so nice to be able to see a sample of the photos the very next day! I would recommend Dawn to anyone looking for a photographer...for anything!”
— Hannah Feldman, 2018 Bride
Since you’re thinking of investing your time and money into working with me, let me put out this little PSA. It’s gross that I have to put this, but apparently it matters to potential clients for all the wrong reasons (but I’m thankful for the ones who love it for all the right reasons). I am an LGBTQ+ friendly photographer. I love love, and I love people in love. That’s the most important part of this job, is documenting your love for each other, the love your friends and families are there to surround you with on this important day (because it’s not just about my couples, I want your mom and her partner or your cousin and their partner to feel comfortable and safe with me too). Yes, I have had clients cancel their contracts with me due to my willingness to document the weddings of other human beings regardless of sexual orientation. And honestly? It was for the best. #loveislove