©Dawn Kelly Photography
Yosemite wedding photographer

Meet the Artist

We are a boutique photography studio located in Modesto, California and we love shooting in Yosemite and San Francisco.  We will travel anywhere you want to take us, especially Italy and Hawaii.  

Wedding photography is so important to me because those memories should be captured and cherished by you and your family for generations to come.  Your wedding album is your first family heirloom, which you will pass down to your children, and they'll pass down to their children.  They'll laugh at your dress and hair, and they'll tear up with emotion.  You should be able to relive the emotions, the laughter, and the fun.  We absolutely insist on having fun at a wedding because we want you to have a good time!

I'm an analog girl who shoots with film and listens to vinyl in my office.  I love to laugh, read, and shop, and I'm addicted to donuts.  Don't buy me a plant because I'll kill it.  



Explore Our Work


I am in love with my pictures and I get teary every time I see them because I can see the joy and happiness of our special day. She captured not only the moments, but the memories that will last a lifetime.
Alma & Joe
We are so pleased with Dawn's flawless work. She captured so many great memories and timeless photos. I will always be thankful for her amazing talent & hard work. Every time I look at my pictures I'm in awe literally. She truly outdid herself.
Monique & Miguel
We couldn't have asked for a better experience! Dawn and Mark were fantastic, made us feel comfortable, and even when it unexpectedly rained on my wedding day, were flexible and made the best of the situation. When the photos were done, I was amazed at how beautifully they turned out.
Shoshana & Travis

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Boudoir Testimonial: Cindy

by Dawn Kelly | March 28, 2017 | Boudoir
I asked Cindy to answer a few questions about...
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Leal Vineyards Winter Wedding Publication!

by Dawn Kelly | March 27, 2017 | Published, Weddings
Michelle and Dean’s wedding at Leal Vinyards in Hollister...
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by Dawn Kelly | March 2, 2017 | Elopements, Weddings
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by Dawn Kelly | March 1, 2017 | Boudoir
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by Dawn Kelly | February 28, 2017 | Boudoir, Wedding Planning
Boudoir is becoming increasingly popular, especially among Brides.  A...
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New Wedding Guest Books!

by Dawn Kelly | February 20, 2017 | Engagements, Products
We’ve upgraded our guest books to a more luxurious...
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Classic Modesto Boudoir Photography ~ Liz

by Dawn Kelly | February 15, 2017 | Boudoir
Liz came to me for boudoir photos because she...
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Our Yosemite Elopement Guide!

by Dawn Kelly | February 13, 2017 | Elopements, Weddings
Our comprehensive Yosemite Elopement Guide is on the web...
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