Dawn Elizabeth

Operation Smile

Dawn ElizabethI’m a San Antonio, TX based photographer, specializing in weddings and portrait photography. As a photographer, my mission is to provide you with a fun and enjoyable experience, from the day that we meet to far beyond your wedding day. It is my mission to capture authentic moments that you can relive for the rest of your life. I love my job and the fact that I am invited to be a part of the best day of your lives, and I love celebrating with you! Oh, and you can count on me to be on the dance floor with my camera in hand!
Like, I may or may not have a Steve Jobs quote tattooed on my ribcage. This whole journey as a photographer really started for me when I worked at Apple in the iPhone 4 and iPad OG days. Sure, I loved technology, but what I loved more was the fact that a machine had the ability to change someone’s life. The computer that they had in their bag was their tool to create amazing things and change the world, and I helped them learn how Dawn Elizabethto use that tool. I was pretty sure I had found my calling. I wanted to work in technology. What I didn’t realize at the time though, was God was shaping my heart to serve the world with technology in a way that I never had imagined…
While working as a Software Developer, I bought my first camera on Groupon. I had always enjoyed taking pictures, but to me, this camera was more about having a fun new gadget to learn. I spent hours learning the intricacies of this machine that captured memories. I learned what it meant Dawn Elizabethto make a vision come to life by adjusting settings on the camera. I completely fell in love with it. Now, at this time, 95% of my photos were of my dog, Dolly, but it all changed when my mom asked me if I’d take some pictures at her wedding reception. I think back to that time, and I realize that I literally had no idea what I was doing, but that one night changed everything for me.
Maybe I was put on this earth to document legacies that will outlive the people in the photos. Maybe my heart for technology was so much more than programming languages or waiting in long lines for the newest iPhone. I trusted that intuition with all of my heart, and here we are, over two years later. As for me, I am strong willed, ambitious and bubbly girl boss and I live by the words tattooed on my ribs: Stay hungry. Stay foolish. This journey was never in the plans for me, but I know I am exactly where I am supposed to be.


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