My heart & soul


I value stories and experiences. Anyone can take a good photograph these days, but my focus is to foster an experience for my clients that creates comfort, evokes emotion, uncovers a relationship, and tells a story. I’m a lover of authentic, candid moments, and images that represent that. Forget the traditional poses and anything cliché. My goal is to capture the raw, the messy, the genuine emotion, tears and belly laughs, and everything in between.


Meet Dawn


I'm a California girl living in Oregon. I'm a wife to a goofy, yet charming, police officer, and mother to the cutest, friendliest toddler in the world.

I love bagels, Target, backyard barbecues, movie soundtracks, home decor, and trivia nights.

I've been doing this photo thing for a decade now, since I decided to pursue my bachelor's degree in Photography. It's evolved in a way I never imagined and I'm so blessed to call it a career. I love the places it has taken me and the friendships it has created. I'm so grateful to now teach other photographers all I've learned and help them grow their businesses through workshops and online educational tools.

More than my passion for photography is my love for people. I value relationships and experiences over any golden light or stunning landscape (although, let's be real, I'll pull over on the side of the road and jump up and down for those any day). My primary focus is to build a relationship with anyone who's in front of my camera, and know them as more than a client or subject. I'm a strong believer that it's important to make a connection with whoever I'm photographing so that I can truly tell their story in a genuine way. So yes - I'll definitely cry during your vows and the father daughter dance.

I'll be the first to say that I'm not the photographer for everyone. I'm for those who love the in between moments, who prefer mood over technically correct, who stray from the traditional and like to get a little dirty, and who aren't afraid to run around or hike a mountain side to get a killer shot. I love traveling and will hop on a plane in a heartbeat to come photograph you! If you connect with that, I'd love to hear from you!