Dawn Thomson Photography self portrait in black and white

“You don’t make a photograph just with a camera. You bring to the act of photography all the pictures you have seen, the books you have read, the music you have heard, the people you have loved.”  – Ansel Adams


I am inspired by luminous natural light, creative details and our naturally stunning landscape. My heart skips a beat by the emotional, imaginative and soulful. I’m drawn to the inherent beauty in people, which allows me to capture honest moments that are both thoughtful and emotive. I like to keep my wedding and portrait sessions informal, relaxed and unique. It’s a blend of spontaneous moments and purposeful posing, with a little gentle direction and mostly observation on my part. My focus is to capture your unique story, a certain purity of emotion, resulting in timeless photography you will treasure forever.

I have lived in beautiful Glenorchy since 2005 and am inspired daily by the light here, my surroundings and my beautiful family and friends. I am available to travel anywhere in New Zealand and Australia.

~ Dawn


Hello May, White Magazine, Love My Way, Paper and Lace, RocknRoll Bride, Polka Dot Bride and Brude Blogg.

In others’ words…

23rd April 2016
“25 New Zealand Wedding Artists to Follow…” Read the full article Nouba Australia Wedding Blog

21 July 2014
“Imagine ethereal, slightly dark, other-wordly, beautiful. Words I would use to describe Dawn Thomson’s photography. We met one freezing cold day to chat about her art, her creativity, her family and the fantastical world she likes to take children to in her photographs…” Read the full Queenstown Life article