Hello and welcome to my website! I'm Dawn the owner/photographer of DW Photography. First and foremost I love what I do. I think it is very important as a photographer to capture who you "are" not just what you "look" like. It is the opportunity to look back and reconnect with moments in your life. To me, photographs are artfully made memories in solid form, they can be taken with you, put on display and shared with family and friends.
Since childhood I have always wanted to be an artist. I love to sketch and paint but my passion has always been behind the camera. I have been shooting non professionally since 1992 when my brother introduced me to my first Nikon camera. I started out doing mostly travel and landscape photography on my trips to Italy and Spain, but fell in love with portraiture photography a few years back after a session with my best friend’s children.
In late 2012 (with some coaxing from my wife and best friend), I decided to follow my heart and make my passion a second career. I love to capture casual unplanned smiles and the occasional frown as well as dynamic posed portraits. High school seniors and dance shoots are some of the most creatively rewarding sessions. I also find that family and children sessions are especially fun in those candid moments, where the clients true nature and happiness can often be found in a frozen giggle. I am patient and understanding that sometimes things will not go according to plan--we will figure it out as we go along. I always try to make the experience fun, playful, memorable and focused on YOUR life.
Fun facts about me:
•I was born and raised in Cleveland Ohio and have lived here most of my life
•I love to bowl on league.
•I have a large tattoo collection that I am constantly adding too
•I am a huge movie fan
•I am addicted to TV. My favorite shows are Walking Dead, Game of Thrones and Stranger Things
•DVR..would be lost without it
•I love to travel and see the world
•I enjoy painting, mostly with acrylics
•I am a huge theatre fan and have seen over 100 different musicals (some 4-5 times each)
•People that inspire me: John Lennon, Ellen DeGeneres and David Bowie
•New York, NY and Florence, Italy are my favorite cities to visit
•I am mommy to my 9 year old french bulldog
•Most importantly, I am married to the most wonderful person who keeps life interesting, who is my biggest fan (sometimes assistant) and my support system.