Having Dawn as our wedding day photographer was one of the best decisions we could have ever made. Getting dreamy romantic photos of our wedding day was high on my priority list, but for my husband, not so much. However, since the moment we met with Dawn for our consultation we just felt so at ease! Her calming gentle spirit immediately made us feel so comfortable with her and my husband actually started to become excited about the pictures! Having her there with us for one of the most special days of our lives, she really felt like an old friend and we just felt our complete selves with her. My husband and I both agree too we never felt at all awkward as there was no cheesy posing or shots. We truly couldn't have hoped for a more perfect person to be with us every step of the way of our wedding day. And then you have her skill. Dawns romantic, wild and raw style is everything we could have ever dreamed of and more. We cannot stop looking through all of our pictures over and over again. Everything we could have wanted and all our expectations have just been blown out of the water. We cannot wait for an excuse to work with her again sometime in the future!
- Libby Fensom
Dawn is fantastic to work with. She was professional and offered great service throughout the whole process – from when we first met right through to the end photos. I had only met Dawn once briefly before our wedding day, but she felt like an old friend. She has the ability to make you feel so comfortable and relaxed and welcome and because of that and her amazing talent we captured some really special moments on our wedding day. Dawn really added to the atmosphere at our wedding and in the morning, all of our guests commented on how fun and yet professional she was. I cannot imagine now having another photographer share our wedding with us.
- Melissa McCosh
In our search for a wedding photographer, we were seeking someone who could bring not just our special day together, but create a story to our photos, that didn’t just take us back to the moment itself, but helped us remember the atmosphere and the journey we had gone on. This proved incredibly difficult until we were lucky enough to stumble upon Dawn. Her photography captured the environment, the time, the people the atmosphere and we fell in love with it!
Working with Dawn proved an absolute joy. She was so welcoming and engaging and she took next to no time to understand us and our desires. Most importantly though, on the day it wasn’t about her or her desires for photos. She effortlessly worked with us in a way which was unobtrusive yet engaging, gentle yet easy to understand and she managed to capture the essence of not just our wedding but our relationship.
We could not recommend her highly enough! If we could fly her back to Australia we would have her photograph our lives day to day! Thanks once again for allowing us to share in your art!
- Scott Johnson
We chose Dawn because we loved her portfolio images - elegant and romantic without being over-the-top or cheesy. We wanted photos that would still look great 30 years down the track, and that also show off the beautiful Queenstown locations we'd chosen.
Turns out we were right to choose Dawn because she knew how to take photos that really flattered us and our guests. She did a lot of research beforehand to find the right spots to take photos in (which we were so happy with!) And Dawn managed to photograph a million little details that we otherwise would've missed during our whirlwind wedding - they were so nice to see looking back at the photos.
All of the guests raved about her too, because she captured brilliant photos of them all without being obtrusive.
- Jenny Waldron
Dawn is an absolutely incredible photographer (and person) and I am so grateful she was able to honour us by taking stunning photos of our wedding. I planned a destination wedding including 50 friends & family traveled from Hawaii to celebrate our wedding near Keri Keri. Coordinating a wedding from afar can be quite a challenge since I had to find all of my vendors online. I spent a lot of time searching for a wedding photographer because having beautiful photos was extremely important to me.
When I came across Dawn's website, I knew immediately that I didn't need to look any further. Her work is stunning and speaks for itself but, beyond that, Dawn is a lovely person and she was a pure joy to spend time with. She also offered a lot of advice and help prior to the wedding and was diligent about answering questions and keeping in touch, which made this element of the wedding planning effortless. The day of the wedding, Dawn made my husband and me feel very comfortable and, although we into our couple photo session feeling a bit apprehensive, it was a lot of fun and the pictures captured the love and elation we were feeling. I truly can not recommend Dawn enough!
- Shay Goodfellow