I am someone who finds pleasure in the simple things among the beautiful chaos of my life. Quiet mornings, warm summer days, losing myself in a good book or simply taking a nap. You'll often find me near the water- poolside, at the lake or playing on the beach. I have a wanderlust spirit, though my current means of travel is through movies. I fell in love with exploring the world while on an 18-month LDS mission to the Philippines. My love grew when I was able to study abroad in Israel and Egypt. My dream is to travel with my family to visit historical sites, maybe with a few detours to some tropical destinations along the way.
My world is built on the foundation of strong faith and family. They're my everything. One of my favorite things about being a photographer are the genuine friendships I've built with my amazing clients. I am so excited to get to know you and capture your world with my camera.
As a wife and mom to five amazing kids, I know how special and fleeting life's little moments are. Time passes way too fast. Children grow from toddlers to teens in the blink of an eye. Far too often, as parents, we put off family portraits, waiting for another day. Days turn into weeks, weeks turn into months and just like that, years have gone by.
It's unfair that we can't rewind time, but the incredible thing is, we can freeze it.
I love capturing the special bonds between families and celebrating their connection and love for one another. My sessions aren't just about taking pictures, they're about documenting your life with the ones you love. Let me tell your family's story in a beautiful, authentic way.
"Five years ago a of mine friend was tagged in a Facebook photo that looked ahhhmazing!! I had to know...who was the photographer? That was the beginning of my family's relationships with Dawn Cooper!! Ever year I am more and more impressed by her work. The ability to easily engage children, capture special moments in time and provide a professional product you will cherish for a lifetime comes effortlessly for Dawn! Her work is outstanding and I have never been happier with our annual family photo sessions. Thank you, Dawn!"
"We have worked with Dawn for about 4 years now, she always does an amazing job! She has such an eye for settings backgrounds and light. She's professional but very personable. She knows how to have fun to keep the kids engaged. She takes her time and tries a lot of different poses (very natural looking) and backgrounds. So you feel like she really cares about you, and your satisfaction with the pictures. We've had professional photos taken before and they didn't turn out nearly as good as the photos that Dawn takes. She makes taking pictures a fun experience. And the sweet moments that she captures of our family are priceless, and we will treasure them forever!"
"Our family has been working with Dawn Cooper for 5 years. Dawn has made family photography fun again. My favorite part of working with her is she has incredible patience with my family. I never feel rushed or frustrated. My kids can be challenging and she always makes them laugh. My husband always walks away from the session saying "that was way better than I expected it to be." She has the incredible ability to capture the most beautiful lighting in all her photos. I have Dawn's photography throughout my home and people who visit are constantly commenting on how beautiful her photos are. I cannot recommend her enough."
Family sessions are fun, relaxed and stress-free. We won't be focused on perfection, we'll be focused on capturing the connection your family shares and those beautiful, candid moments in-between. The end-result will be a perfect mix of gorgeous family heirlooms and imagery that truly depicts your family's love.
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