Get to Know More about Photographer Dawn Weir…
I am a studio light photographer and natural light photographer outdoors, based out of St. Albert, Alberta Canada, specializing in maternity, newborn, baby, milestone birthday cake smashes, children, and family portraits. On request, I will also photograph head shots and models when they need to up date their portfolio. My photography style is full of vibrant colors while emphasizing the light. My goal in each session is to capture emotion and deliver images that will make you smile or tear up for the rest of your life.
I am a mother of two incredible children (the loves of my life) , and a wife to an amazing and supportive husband …my assistant at times, prop maker, painter, you name it…he is always willing to help me out with my photography business.
I have always had a love for photography and newborn babies. When I was 14 years old, instead of having posters of hot guys on the wall, I had images of Anne Geddes and a photo of a hot guy with no shirt holding a naked newborn baby. Yup…I know, it was crazy really. I had no idea back then that I would turn my love into a passion into a business. Now I get to do what I love every day!
When I was 23, I got my first SLR camera, and it was love at first sight. I traveled a lot when I was young, and this camera went with me everywhere. It wasn’t until I was getting married and needed to find a wedding photographer, that my life would change forever. It was very difficult to find a photographer willing to give you the negatives (known as raw images today). I was lucky enough to find one, and we got some beautiful photos, but I ended up directing the entire shoot. It was after, that my husband said, “Why don’t you be a photographer?” Strangely enough, I had never entertained the thought of getting paid to do something that I love, and the rest is history.
I have been a successful, full-time photographer since 2001. With this much time in the photography industry, I have spent endless hours trying to perfect my art. The one thing that I love is that you can ALWAYS improve, learn new tricks, styles, processing, lighting techniques etc. I don’t like to do the same routine (I had my Bachelor of Commerce degree (BCOM) and Chartered Management Accountant (CMA) designation, and lets just say “month end” NEVER changes. Which is why I quit my job to become an Edmonton and St. Albert Photographer.
I started shooting weddings first, and when I had my own babes, I moved into newborn and maternity photography. I am so lucky to have amazing loyal clients who have been referring my services for years. I still have clients that come every year to see me! I have seen some for over 14 sessions to date.
I look forward to meeting you and would love to capture images for your family that you will cherish for a lifetime.
Some other tidbits about me:
Scorpio, favorite color purple, enjoy skiing, playing badminton, watching reality tv shows, eating (yep…love it!), photography (first passion), and traveling (my second passion).