Your wedding day is likely dream you’ve always envisioned. Now that the time to plan is finally here, how do you manage to pick a perfect team of trusted wedding vendors? Ultimately, I believe it is all about connection. You should resonate not only with the products and services you choose to invest in, but also the people behind their brand. So let me tell you a little bit about how I approach weddings, and why I do so. I promise to always invest the time it takes to truly know my couples. Making sure we are a perfect fit before we decide to work together is so important to me! I love listening to your love stories, remembering event the smallest details (Seriously, quiz me!) so that it won’t feel like a stranger is capturing your wedding day. The result is a more intimate and inside perspective to your story. I am known for my gentle, encouraging presence and for making my subjects feel comfortable and at ease in front of my lens. As a designer, I value the smallest of details and will make it a point to document these for you. I love dramatic wide shots, but I also love those close, intimate moments. I believe true romance is captured with minimal posing and direction. We work together together months in advance to lay out each moment of the day to best allow you to relax and focus on celebrating your love while allowing me the timeline to perfectly document it all. I promise your wedding day won’t feel like a never ending photoshoot. Capturing love and intimacy is a true joy in my life. By shooting both digital and film, I know how to better slow down, allowing authenticity in the between moments. I would love to talk with you about how you envision your wedding and what is important to you in a photographer.
Congratulations! Let's celebrate and document this momentous occasion. Book select wedding packages to receive a complementary engagement session.
Let's gush about your big day! Message me through my contact form so we can set up a free consult. Custom destination packages are also available.
FROM OUR COUPLES
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.
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.
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.
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!
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, confident in her abilities as a photographer. We are very impressed with our photos. The detail and color is impeccable and she takes a variety of shots in both angle and style.
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!
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!
Kallie is professional, helpful, and so much fun to work with! She makes you feel so at ease in front of the camera and captures truly beautiful moments at the same time. After having Kallie do our engagement photos, we can't wait to have her do our wedding photography this December!
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.
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!
FAMILY + LIFESTYLE
My lifestyle family and portrait sessions are promised to capture true personalities. They are a more intimate and honest representation of your current stage of life. These sessions thrive in multiple environments and can take place anywhere, from your families home to the beautiful outdoors.
Portraiture + People in love
Please don't feel like you must be newly engaged to take advantage of a beautiful couples session with me! I love running around and capturing all romances. Whether it's for a special occasion, or just because you're in love!
With that being said, if you DO feel like you need a WHY, these are perfect for anniversary sessions, when you need updated photos for holiday cards, or when you're expecting a new babe and want to capture the last few months before you meet your little one. They're are also incredibly special to take advantage of for vow renewals, enagagement announcements, and everything in between!
ARTIST + BRANDING
I am infinitely passionate about photographing other artists in their element. I also LOVE branding sessions and supporting other businesses and entrepreneurs. As all of these scenarios vary greatly, the investment varies as well. Please contact me so we can discuss what you have in mind, or if you're interested in a collaboration / trade.
Do you shoot film?
Yes. I am a hybrid film and digital photographer. I love shooting film for the timeless look and feel. It also allows us time to slow down when I am composing shots or loading my roll - and it makes the process so much more fun! I simultaneously shoot digital, and film match accordingly.
Do you work alone or with an assistant?
I am so lucky to have my sweetheart shooting along my side during wedding days. We love working together, especially for such intimate occasions. He also often assists with engagement and portrait shoots when needed (he makes for a wonderful travel companion!)
We would love to work with you! How do we book you to photograph our wedding?
Glad to hear it! In order to secure a date, we require a signed contract and a 25% retainer. We work on a first come, first serve basis, so whoever signs the contract first secures a date, regardless of when we receive an inquiry.
Do you offer engagement sessions?
Yes, and I LOVE them. They act as a fun way to get to know each other before your big day wedding and we always have a good time. They are light hearted and allow us the time to gently warm you up in front of the camera. This allows you to feel get comfortable with the process and know in advance what to expect on your wedding day.
Are your wedding packages adjustable?
Absolutely. I am in the business of serving YOU. That means that your needs come first. We are always happy to create a custom package to best suit your needs, just ask.
Do you travel for work?
I love traveling for my clients. My work has taken us all over the Pacific Northwest, for which I am so grateful. I am inspired by my travels and jump at the opportunity to explore new places for work and fun. With that being said, we do charge for travel expenses. Please inquire for a custom quote.
Do you have any tips for planning our wedding day timeline?
Yes! I love being involved in this process. I love offering helpful tips for how to get the most of your photography in a way that doesn't make your entire wedding day feel like a massive photo shoot. Light is an important factor, and planning around good light makes the biggest difference in the images you will receive. I love natural light. Most of the images I share in my portfolio are a result of natural light. With that being said, we can accommodate for low light situations in-doors and after sunset.
Part of our job is finding the best light for photos, but the schedule of the day also plays a huge role as well. I do also always try and sneak away with my clients right before sunset for 10 or 15 minutes of photos in that gorgeous golden light. I work together closely with you and your planners to create a perfect, custom timeline for each and every wedding.
How does the wedding photography coverage work on a wedding day?
I typically start one hour before the bride is finished with hair and makeup as this allows me ample time to photograph styling details and getting ready footage. Our coverage runs consecutively and we usually stay until 30 minutes or an hour after the first dance. Again, each wedding day is different and we treat them as so.
I am more than happy to discuss with you how to best schedule our coverage. We love working closely with clients before the wedding to put together a custom photography timeline to ensure we have plenty of time for photos and a stress free day.
How long will it take to receive our images?
For portrait sessions, I ensure your gallery will be returned within 4 weeks of our shoot date. This allows enough time to get my film developed, scanned, and matched to my digital images. For wedding collections, the online gallery is sent within 8 weeks after the wedding day (but it is typically much sooner than that.)