Where do I even start!? Dawn was a photographer that I had found on Instagram well before I was even engaged. Her photographs are so incredible and breathtaking, I knew I had to work with her when I got engaged. I think my fiance was a bit shocked that I had already chosen our wedding photographer prior to our engagement, but as soon as he saw her portfolio, he too was amazed by her talent. What we didn't know is that we'd be gaining a friend when we decided to hire Dawn.
Fast forward to our first meeting with Dawn! We live about two hours from her and so we did a Face-time session to introduce ourselves and meet her. It was SO nice to have this opportunity to get to speak with her about our love story, what our wedding plans were so far, and how she would fit into those plans and how she could help.
She was available to me to help plan my engagement shoot outfits and always gave me the most uplifting and encouraging support. She gave the feedback you'd expect to get from your best friend "OMG THAT WOULD LOOK SO AMAZING!". Mind you she was planning her own wedding and still made the time to connect with me on a regular basis.
By the time my fiance met with her for our engagement shoot, we felt very comfortable with her because of all of the great contact we had had up to that point. She gave amazing direction for posing but MOST IMPORTANTLY she just wanted the engagement session to feel like a date. Hugs, kisses, flirting, you name it. She encouraged us to just love each other. It's like we almost forgot she was there taking pictures. Our engagement shoot turned out SO well that we have large gallery framed prints of the photos hanging in our home. We used the photo's for decor at our wedding and on our invitations. They will be cherished for a lifetime.
Now onto the wedding. Dawn was organized, calm, comfortable giving suggestions about timeline and other details, and supportive. All of my friends and family thought that Dawn was one of my personal friends. She was professional with other vendors and a true expert in her field of work. When we saw the first sneak peek's of our photos, both my new husband and I cried. I have never in my life felt as beautiful and in love than I did on my wedding day and she bottled that for us to keep forever. We received them when we were on our honeymoon. Dawn worked so quickly to get them to us so that we could see them in the most romantic of places. They are breathtaking and capture our love so beautifully and perfectly. We are unique, and I feel like Dawn gets that. Our wedding really reflected who we are as a couple and I am SO thankful that we worked with Dawn so that she could capture that forever. We couldn't be more thankful for everything that she has done for us!