On My

Approach

Portraiture is what I do best. Whether it’s bridals, families, seniors, or boudoirs, I will find a way to connect with and capture the soul of my subjects. I’ve always been a people person and I see a unique creation in everyone I meet. When I was young, though I was well-behaved, my parents say they had to keep an especially careful eye on me everywhere I went in fear that I would walk off with one of my newly befriended-strangers.

My dance background of eleven years, paired with my professional graphic design and photographic specialties have given me a keen eye for the nuances of even the smallest moment or gesture - allowing me to not only pose and guide my clients with the utmost care, but to beautifully and expertly capture the fleeting, candid moments before they pass us by.

Finding

your match

Deciding who you’d like to document this precious season of your life can be difficult. Ultimately, it comes down to to who you connect with. Beyond working to surpass your expectations by providing honest and romantic images of your uniquely beautiful love story, I am known for the positive and calming energy I bring to the wedding day experience. My clients have described my presence as “warm and encouraging - ” helping to make them “feel at ease” in front of the lens and as we move about through the long and thrilling day. It has been written that I am “incredible to work with,” and that my “talent is apparent not just in the quality of the pictures (I) take, but also in the experience (I) create for those that (I) photograph."

on booking

Weddings

My goal is to give you a collection of photographs that reflects each of the five senses you will experience of your wedding day. I do this by working with you and your team of vendors to help cultivate the perfect wedding-day timeline so that you don’t have to think twice about what comes next. Once your wedding day rolls around, it is your job to sit back and let the day unfold, trusting that your professional vendors have curated the perfect day at hand, and that I will document it all. My shooting style is an artful combination of guided portraits and photojournalism - meaning that while I do guide my clients in poses, curate small details and clean out spaces to assure clean backdrops, I also step away from my practice of posing in order to allow each moment to unfold and mature in an authentic way - giving me the time and space to capture them in a truly candid way. Because these are the moments you hope to remember the most.

on booking

Weddings

My goal is to give you a collection of photographs that reflects each of the five senses you will experience of your wedding day. I do this by working with you and your team of vendors to help cultivate the perfect wedding-day timeline so that you don’t have to think twice about what comes next. Once your wedding day rolls around, it is your job to sit back and let the day unfold, trusting that your professional vendors have curated the perfect day at hand, and that I will document it all. My shooting style is an artful combination of guided portraits and photojournalism - meaning that while I do guide my clients in poses, curate small details and clean out spaces to assure clean backdrops, I also step away from my practice of posing in order to allow each moment to unfold and mature in an authentic way - giving me the time and space to capture them in a truly candid way. Because these are the moments you hope to remember the most.

T&A

Tim Rist

Kallie is a natural. Her talent is apparent not just in the quality of the pictures she takes, but also the experience she creates for those that she photographs. Not to mention the creativity she exhibits in her craft of matching people with the right environmental factors in order to create something absolutely beautiful.

Very impressed.

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Nick & Annie

We hired Kallie as our photographer for our very small, intimate, 2020 wedding this summer. All we can say is that we are SO glad that we did! Kallie was extremely professional and easy to work with. We met with her (virtually) before the wedding and she took the time to get to know us as a couple and got a feel for what we wanted/needed from her the day of our wedding.

Communication with Kallie was a breeze! She was so easy to talk to and coordinate with leading up to the wedding, as well as the day-of. Kallie made sure that she knew exactly what we wanted her to capture in terms of our family portraits, couples portraits, and special moments throughout the wedding. Kallie is very detail-oriented. Together, we created a photo list to ensure that she capture all of the different family photo combinations.

The day of our wedding, Kallie showed up early and was fully prepared to work with us and our families. During our family portraits, she was great with directing our family members and made sure to take all of the shots that we had requested. In terms of our day-of-timeline, she was flexible when things ran late or started early. During our ceremony and reception, Kallie captured ALL of our important moments and did so subtlety, allowing us to soak in the joy that we were experiencing. Her photography felt very non-invasive, allowing us to move about as we would naturally.

We were thrilled to see our gallery just a few weeks after the wedding! The pictures are just lovely! We feel that she beautifully captured the essence of our wedding day. We look at our pictures and it takes us back to the feelings of love, joy, and happiness that we so fully experienced on that day. Thank you Kallie for taking such wonderful photos! We are beyond pleased with our decision to hire you for our wedding.

We would highly recommend Kallie to anyone searching for a photographer. She was a joy to have at our wedding and we so appreciate the time and care she took to take such beautiful photos.

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Emily Hoos, Florist

I had the privilege to work alongside Kallie as the florist at a wedding she photographed this fall. She was professional and kind, and her work is beyond reproach. I was blessed to receive photos of my florals from her, and they are easily some of the most beautiful, high quality pictures I have ever had of my work. Whoever hires her is hiring a woman who takes her job seriously and has an eye for beautiful detail. She is humble and thoughtful, and the photos you receive from her will be timeless reflections of the day you are asking her to capture.

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Ben & Jessie

My husband and I booked Kallie for both our engagement photos and wedding photos. Kallie did an amazing job with our engagement photos and so we had so much confidence in her to capture our wedding day. Kallie BLEW. US. AWAY. I tend to be critical of myself in pictures resulting in usually liking only a couple photos but I absolutely LOVED every single photo that Kallie sent to us. She captured each moment so beautifully. We got to relive our wedding day because of her incredible skills.

I highly recommend Kallie Dawn Photography. She is professional, personable, encouraging, and extremely gifted and skilled in her photography skill.

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Kevan & Joce

Kallie is incredible to work with. She made me feel comfortable from the beginning- even helping me select my dress for the shoot! She was flexible on timing and location. Once we got there she was very warm and encouraging and made us feel at ease. She even made sure our baby was taken care of while we did some couples photos.

Thanks for a wonderful experience and beautiful shots, Kallie!

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Rob, Father of the Bride

Kallie you are an amazing young women! You exceeded our expectations for capturing our daughter Jessica‘s wedding!

I can’t say enough about how skillfully, tactfully, professionally & creatively you captured one of the greatest days of our lives!

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Alexis

If you are looking for a personable photographer; someone you can share your story with, someone you can talk to about what you want captured, schedule a session with Kallie. Behind Kallie's beautiful face and crinkled nose smile is a genuine heart. She's a great listener, and she's confident in her abilities as a photographer.

We were very impressed with our photos. The detail and color was impeccable. She takes a variety of shots in both angle and style.

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Phil & Avery

Kallie is amazing! She is incredibly professional, yet she is able to make even the most camera shy subjects comfortable. Her creativity and vision make her photos unique, and her turn around time is excellent!

I am so happy with our maternity/family photos, and would highly recommend Kallie to anyone looking for a photographer!

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Cody & Clara

Kallie was professional, patient and extremely kind about a series of wedding mishaps we tried our best to roll with. I recommend her to any couple that needs a friendly face to help them slow down a too-quickly passing day.

Working with her was OUR pleasure!

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Lauralei & Colton

Kallie was so wonderful to work with before and during our engagement shoot. She's so easy to talk to and makes you comfortable immediately. She's extremely responsive to messages and very kind about answering any questions you might have.

The photos turned out better than I could have asked for. They captured us as a couple as well as just being beautiful overall. I can't wait to work with her at our wedding!

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