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hey friend!

Hey fellow photographer!!

I'm so glad you're here! In the past couple years, my career has taken a crazy turn from solely a wedding photographer to now focusing a lot more on education! I come from a family of teachers so I figured this might be where I ended up, and I'm so excited about this transition!

More than my passion for photography is my passion for people and relationships. Whether I'm documenting that with my camera, or personally helping other photographers grow their business and skill, my heart is full!

On this page, you'll find a whole slew of resources and just about everything photog-related! This includes information about the workshop I host, one on one mentor sessions, online courses and editing tools, and a ton of free resources just to make your life a little easier!

I hope you enjoy them and find what you're looking for! If there's anything else I can help with, be sure to reach out!

with love,
Dawn

 
 

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Workshops

 
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Cultivate Workshop

 

A retreat-style workshop led by myself and Emily Magers for girlboss photographers looking to better their business, build community, and be inspired. So far we've held workshops in Portland, Palm Springs, Nashville, and Bend. We're excited for our upcoming workshop at AutoCamp Russian River in Spring 2019!

 

 


Online Courses

 
The Complete Guide to Camera Settings

 

An online video course, teaching the ins and outs of your camera. This course will leave you feeling confident shooting in manual and tackling the trickiest shooting scenarios with ease!

 

 
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Editing Tools and Presets


 
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DC Presets

 

Clean, earthy, creamy presets that are versatile and easy to use! Saving you time in editing and helping you achieve your desired look. 
Includes 6 color and 2 black and white presets, and an editing tutorial.
Click the link below for before and afters, an editing video, and more!

 

 
DC Lightroom toolkit

 

A toolkit to selectively enhance or correct atmosphere, beauty, exposure, and color in your image.
Includes 15 presets that can be used as brush, gradient or radial filters and a tutorial walking you through exactly how I use the tools in my own work.

 

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Mentor Sessions

 
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Personal Workshop

A hands on, one-on-one, immersive experience, hosted in Oregon. Catered especially for you. 

Skype Session

For those who aren't able to make it to Oregon. We'll spend time skyping and diving into your business goals and biggest questions. 

 

 

Free Resources


 
 
Client Management

 

HoneyBook is the platform I use for all of my client management. I can easily create and send contracts, receive payments, send questionnaires, invoices, and anything else you can think of! It is all automated, doesn't let you double book and sends clients reminders for you! Everything is in one place and organized. It has completely changed my business and I could not recommend it more! Sign up for a free trial, and get 50% off your first year below!

 

Taxes & Bookkeeping

 

If you are self employed, you need this! I used to dread tax season but using QuickBooks Self Employed changed.my.life.! It links to your card or bank account and auto categorizes a lot of your transactions for you! It can even track your mileage and remind you when quarterly payments are due. In April, you just send your report to your CPA and you're good to go! It has seriously saved my butt and taxes are no longer scary! Here's a link for a 50% off your first year (only $5/month!)

 

 
Getting Clients Comfortable

 

I always play music at my portrait sessions. It breaks the silence, helps everyone feel more comfortable, is a conversation starter, and most importantly - since I'm always giving my clients actions, it gives them a song to move to! Feel free to use the PHOTOSHOOT playlist I created on your shoot, or just listen to it while editing!

 

Wardrobe Inspiration

 

I like to send my clients wardrobe inspiration before their portrait session so that they feel prepared with some ideas, and I know they'll choose something that works great in photos (neutral colors, flowy, easy to move in, etc.) Click here for the board I send them if you'd like to pull ideas from it for your clients! 

 

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