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My name is Dawn Cooper and I am a Senior & Family Portrait  Photographer based in Northern California.  Here is where you can catch my most recent work and little musings. Thank you so much for stopping by!



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Gettin’ Personal

Last May I finally talked my kids into getting dressed and ready for photo shoot with me. You’d think that would be easy but for some reason my kids majorly resist the lens.  I  let them determine the location, which ended up being Sugarloaf  State Park in Kenwood, CA. They camp there often with their dad and LOVE it.  So finally, last May, I bribed them with slurpees and Little Caesar’s Pizza and off we went.  It was a blast!

These kids are my everything. They inspire me to be my best self. They remind me of what’s important. They remind me of my weaknesses and forgive me for them. They probably age me too, but its worth every wrinkle! I love that they love each other. I love that they come with their own distinct personalities, and that they are different from mine. I am looking forward to a lifetime of learning from them. Now, if I can figure out how to overcome my impatience and irritations then I’ll be doing so much better!! Let me know if you have any suggestions! 🙂

  1. Shannon says:

    Wow four kids! You are one amazing lady. I only have to and j know how hard but rewarding it can be. The pics were darling especially the individual pics:)

  2. Brittany Greene says:

    Wow Dawn! Your children really are beautiful! Such clear eyes and cute personalities coming through.

    • admin says:

      Thanks Britt! Your kids are gorgeous too! Can you believe we’ve ended up with this many little munchkins? And with the same names even! 🙂

  3. jami says:

    love that you have one girl in the mix, and she has that model face down! I hope you are turning some of these into beautiful canvases! Great job!

  4. Adrienne says:

    Dawn, I LOVE these! Your kids are all so beautiful and you did a great job capturing it. Can’t wait to see them up on your wall!

  5. Lacey R says:

    Dawn, you have four very good-looking kiddos!! Wonderful photos of them! I totally hear you on the impatience & frustration (just attempted a session with my kiddos last weekend). : )

  6. Kara says:

    those turned out so beautiful !!! I love the one of your daughter looking up at you.

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