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“Dawn Kelly is phenomenal! Once I saw her work and talent all the rest didn’t matter; I knew I had to hire her. I arrived to my appointment and she was very welcoming and professional. She took the time to get to know me and a little about my hubby. She was interested in my wants and what was important to me. I literally had a list of at least 15 to 20 questions and she answered them no problem. Hands down Dawn slayed the competition I had lined up.

Our wedding day had some hiccups and didn’t go as planned but I’m glad Dawn took care of the photography side. We had our engagement pictures, a photo booth, and our wedding pictures done by Dawn and couldn’t be happier. 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. My husband and I are not photo people and she made us feel relaxed and comfortable. That was a huge plus.

Last but not least our wedding album was so beautiful. Every time I look at it I get teary eyed. It takes me back to the day I married the MAN of my dreams. The moments captured are so timeless. Our parent albums came out awesome! Our parents were so excited they had so many favorite pictures they couldn’t choose. Dawn’s work is flawless and I would recommend her to anyone I know. Dawn you are truly amazing!” ~ Monique & Miguel

“My husband and I came across Dawn’s webpage by chance. We had been looking for a photographer for our wedding for a while, but just couldn’t find the perfect match! At our first meeting with Dawn we just clicked. She has such a warm, bubbly, and welcoming personality. Dawn’s talent caught our eye, as she captures special moments with film and using natural light. When people ask me how my wedding went I always say, “Well, just about everything that could go wrong did, except our photographer(Dawn); she was the only thing that went right.” Dawn was early at our venue and she picked the best rooms to take pictures. She was just so calm and helped me relax as I was stressing out. Our agenda did not go as plan as our car broke down the day of the wedding, but Dawn was so helpful as she went above and beyond her call as a photographer by being my therapist and partly even a wedding coordinator! We had over 30+ pictures of our wedding within three days and had all our pictures about three weeks later! 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. I admire her work ethic and how astonishing she is as person and as a photographer. None of our pictures where edited, but all of them were breathtaking! No one I know is that cool or talented anymore! My husband and I are so happy to know that we have found our family photographer!” ~ Alma & Joe

“I found Dawn Kelly through my maid of honor and I am so happy she recommended her! I was searching for a photographer to shoot mine and my husbands wedding and not only did Dawn have very reasonable prices, but she was extremely easy to work with! She was always easy to get a hold of if I had any questions day or night, she even helped out with the timeline of the wedding. Her main concern was daylight and wanted to ensure we got as many photos as we could before the sun set. Her and her husband Mark were extremely friendly and she has an amazing and unique talent! She made me feel comfortable when taking the photos and made it FUN! It was an incredible experience and I will definitely go back to her for future events.” ~ Michelle & Dean

“The best way to describe Dawn is determination! She will do whatever it takes to achieve gorgeous pictures that capture your style, even if she has to kneel in the street in her brand new cocktail dress! She has photographed weddings at our venue numerous times, and yet she still found a way to keep our photos so unique. Dawn is also incredibly resourceful! She managed to get a ladder so my wedding gown could be hung amongst beautiful drapes in a lobby. She made extra special use of mirrors, elevator ceiling reflections, and even glassware. It was so great to be able to work with someone who was extremely experienced and knew how to keep everything flowing throughout the evening. I live in Seattle and Dawn was so easy to coordinate and communicate with during the planning process, she really made our experience stress free. Dawn is such a well-rounded photographer and her artistic eye is so timeless.” ~ Jodi & Matthew

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“I love the blog! Your words captured Craig and I perfectly! My mom said it made her cry! The pictures also capture exactly how we are with each other and look like US! I am overjoyed with how they turned out. Even knowing your work, they exceeded my expectations! You made us feel so comfortable and that showed. Thank you so much!” ~ Cortney & Craig

“Dawn is an amazing artist! She took our wedding photos to a whole new level and we love every one of her pictures! She is very unique and creative! She put 110% into making our photos special. And she captured the most charishable moments in great film! We love her work and are excited for her to capture our future moments!!!” ~ Mary & James

“Dawn is truly wonderful! My now husband and I adored getting to work with her – both for engagement and wedding photos. She knows her art backwards and forwards, is creative and spunky, and tons of fun to work with! We felt extremely comfortable working with her and ALL the photos turned out great! She isn’t your “typical” photographer (not cheesy poses, etc.), which is exactly what we wanted. Her work speaks for itself. She is super easy to work with, I definitely recommend her to anyone who wants great photos! We plan on going back to her in the future.” ~ Ali & Luke

“We picked Dawn Kelly Photography for our wedding initially because of the unique look Dawn’s film photography. 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. My wedding album and metallic prints came out gorgeous and my friends and family could not stop talking about what an amazing photographer we had. Not only were the final products more than we could’ve asked for, Dawn and Mark were wonderful throughout the entire process and have superb customer service. We will definitely be using Dawn Kelly Photography in the future.” ~ Shoshana & Travis


“You were so comforting and great!  You definitely made me feel so beautiful and helped us get great shots for a very surprise wedding!  Elopement brides need Dawn Kelly Photography!  It doesn’t matter if you have a small affair, the pictures can be amazing!” ~ Sarah


“My Husband and I were more than happy with our experience with Dawn Kelly Photography. We had previous photographers who we felt didn’t go above and beyond for the perfect shot. When we met with Dawn and saw her work we wore truly amazed with her talent in capturing moments. She was a little more than we had budgeted for and we almost couldn’t book her but she was willing to work with us a bit and saw how much we appreciated her work. The day of the wedding both she and her husband Mark were just awesome. They kept us on schedule and dealt with the chaos that come with weddings perfectly. My husband and I appreciated their patience with our family and guests. All of our pictures were absolutely amazing, they were able to capture a lot of great moments. I would recommend her to others any day.” ~ Monica & Ricardo

“I really don’t know where to begin on praising Dawn for her incredible talent but after I met her during our trash the dress consultation, I knew right away I would not be disappointed. Dawn is an extremely friendly and kind gal who took my very basic idea for a project and turned it into beautiful art; where as most people just thought I was crazy for wanting to do such a thing to my wedding dress. The whole experience working with Dawn, Mark, and McKenzie was fun from start to finish. I am extremely pleased with the final product and will recommend Dawn Kelly Photography as a happy client. Thank you so much again Dawn!!!” ~ Dacey

“We wanted to take the opportunity to thank you for doing our wedding pictures! They turned out absolutely fabulous! You and your partner were wonderful to work with as well! We got so many compliments on the pictures! I will definitely recommend you to friends and family! We also would like you to do our family pictures in the future! Thank you again for making our experience so wonderful!! The pictures tell our story of our special day just perfectly!” – Melissa & John


“Dawn Kelly is the most amazing and creative photographer I’ve ever met. I had no idea what I was going do with my wedding dress; all I knew was that I wanted my girls to experience the fun of picking their own wedding dress. So I came across some of Dawn Kelly’s trash the dress pictures. I had a few ideas and she ran with them. Way more exciting than what I had imagined. They all turned out beautiful and it was hard to choose just one of my favorites because they all were. The best part was that we included my girls and that was awesome of her. I now have four amazing canvases hanging in my house that look like they belong in a magazine. She just knows how to capture the beauty, that’s for sure. Thank you so much!!!” ~ Amanda


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“Dawn was absolutely amazing! I had a boudoir session done to give to my husband for his birthday. I was extremely nervous about having the photos done, but she talked me through the whole thing and made me feel very comfortable. She worked with me to make the session have a more personal touch by incorporating some of my husband’s stuff in the photos. My husband LOVED his gift and we were extremely pleased with how well the photos turned out!” ~ Kristy

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“Dawn Kelly is amazing. The first meeting didn’t even feel like a meeting. It felt more like two girlfriends laughing and having a fun conversation. That is exactly how the photo shoot was, FUN!  It took me awhile to get out of my awkward shell but dawn helped me get out of that quick. She takes amazing photos and none of them are photoshopped. Dawn was able to make me feel great and comfortable in my own skin. Love her!!!” ~ Liz

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“Dawn is AMAZING! I reached out to her to have some boudoir pictures taken for my fiancé who is in the military. It was his 40th birthday so I wanted to do something extra special for him. Dawn was very professional and open from everything about cost to what to wear. The day of my shoot she was very patient with me as I was not very comfortable posing in such pictures.  End Result! A_M_A_Z_I_N_G_! The album and pictures were beautiful and he flipped when he opened it. In fact, I caught him a few times since peeking it through it 😉  I look forward to setting a date and having Dawn travel with us to our destination wedding.” ~ Juli

“Wow I don’t even know how to start this testimonial. Dawn was amazingly fun, easy, and most of all she made it comfortable to shoot. I was extremely nervous about getting dressed sexy in front of a camera and in front of a stranger; except Dawn did not make me feel like she was a stranger once she started giving me tips and tricks. When she started sharing her experience and talking to me like a friend rather than a client it took down my guard. I’m a huge believer in, “everything happens for a reason” and after sharing personal experiences with each other I realized Dawn and I were supposed to meet. Dawn helped me become a more confident woman. Thank you for everything you’ve done Dawn!” ~ Corina

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“I recently did a boudoir session with Dawn as an anniversary gift to my husband.  She made me feel so prepared and comfortable.  She helped me choose my outfits, which I was so impressed with.  The fact that she took the time to make sure I had everything that coordinated from stockings to shoes, to a special outfit that suited my husbands taste, was something that not very many other photographers will help with.  She also scheduled (upon my request) her hair and makeup girl, who did a phenomenal job!  The session was a lot of fun and a real eye opener for me.  As a mother, this wasn’t something I had ever considered doing, but now that I have I would tell every woman and mother to do it because it’s an awesome and empowering feeling to see yourself as beautiful and sexy!  I would highly recommend Dawn for a boudoir session.  We are having her do our family photos in the fall as well!” ~ Sarah

r02p0009“Dawn Kelly is one of the most amazing photographers. I met her when I was getting married in 2007, and I instantly hired her based on a previous wedding I had been to where she was the photographer. My wedding photos turned out amazing, as I knew they would. Then years later I have seen so many photos that Dawn has taken and how her business has changed.

When my husband asked me to take boudoir photos, I told him he was crazy. At the time I was 256lbs and had just had my second baby. I knew that my body wasn’t beautiful and that it needed work. After hours in the gym I lost over 130lbs and still had a negative body image but decided that I was going to do those photos for my husband.

I contacted the only photographer I knew I could trust – Dawn Kelly. Dawn made me feel beautiful even with all my imperfections. She helped me to relax and see that I am a beautiful person and I should let that show. Dawn, I can not thank u enough for the experience I had with you. I don’t think you could possibly know how much doing these photos have changed my views of myself. I am a beautiful mother of two and shouldn’t hide that! Thank you for giving me the confidence to show off what I have worked so hard on!” ~ April

“OMG! I had an amazing time shooting my boudoir photos! Dawn posed and guided me to look my most stunning. Throughout my photo shoot I was calm, shared a few laughs, and gained confidence in my body! It’s clear I’m no size two, and I love it! Dawn you are amazing at what you do, not just as a photographer, but as a person. You have helped me capture my inner beauty and sex goddess. Thank you! “~ Shannon

“Dawn of Dawn Kelly Photography was an amazing person to work with!  I am a curvy plus size woman, and doing a Boudoir session with Dawn in my sexy nighty and corsets for me was a very personal and vulnerable position to be in! However, I was surprised at how at ease she made me feel. Immediately upon meeting her and during our photo session… from beginning to end it was a freaking BLAST!!  I recommend Dawn Kelly Photography to all women of all sizes! This is a wonderful experience to feel like a super sexy model at any size!!
5 STARS FROM ME!!! xoxo” ~Tormented Sugar, Celebrity Artist/Fashion Illustrator


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These photos are truly amazing and couldn’t imagine not having them now that I do. Thank you again, from the bottom of my heart, your kind words, and amazing photos are truly a blessing! Thank you! ~ Amanda


“Dawn and her partner did such an amazing job on our family photos at Lodi lake! They took the time to make all 3 of my boys feel truly comfortable and at ease! My oldest has autism and they made his experience extra special.  Such a professional, friendly, and exceptionally done photo shoot! We are going to definitely be using them again for more pictures. The boys  had such a great time playing with the props they brought to make the session as easy going as possible.  My photos are just breathtaking! So, so recommend them to everyone. Thank you so much, Dawn and Mark for giving us truly awesome pictures and a wonderful experience taking them. You guys are the best, hands down!” ~ Melissa and John Giambastiani