One of my favorite guilty pleasures is searching for quotes by a favorite author, artist or mentor. I love the process of discovering and reading until I uncover the “one” – the perfect quote that boils down a thought into a set of carefully chosen words that speak volumes and express exactly what I want to say.
The journey is very much the same for me when I photograph a child, a baby or a family, and the result is even more rewarding. I love the discovery process. I love the creation process. I adore being able to show a parent an image I’ve created, and hearing him tearfully tell me that I captured his child’s real personality – the je ne sais quoi that makes him or her intensely unique and beautiful.
I’m inspired – and most fulfilled – when I’m creating. When I am happiest, there is an insatiable urge inside me to create something beautiful. “Photographer” is just one of my job titles; I am also your Creative Partner, your Designer, your Family Historian. As a business owner, an artist, a mom and a wife, I am driven by a desire to take those intangible bits and pieces of your world and preserve them in the form of beautiful artwork that will bring you joy for many years to come.
Dawn graduated from Indiana University-Bloomington with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism, and worked in marketing and advertising with some of the world’s most popular brands for more than ten years. After her son was born in 2003, she decided to take her career in another direction with photography as a home-based business. After seven years of success, she opened her South Charlotte retail studio and showroom in 2011. Dawn’s commercial photographs have been published worldwide, and her creative portraits are displayed in homes across the country. She is a member of the Professional Photographers of America, the National Association of Professional Child Photographers and the Professional Photographers of North Carolina. She is also a member of the Association of Junior Leagues International and the Junior League of Charlotte, and volunteers as an instructor for Junior Achievement.