October 1, 2009

I contacted Dawn pretty last-minute to photograph my siblings and me as a gift to our amazing mom. We literally came from all corners of the country and wanted to commemorate our sibling time together with beautiful photos, and that’s what we did! Dawn was so warm, made us feel immediately comfortable and captured our siblingly love for each other perfectly. She was professional, fast and efficient, and her work is absolutely stunning! My favorite things about Dawn are, first and foremost, her accent, and just her all-around shining personality. It’s evident that she can photograph anyone Although I live 3,000 miles away from Jacksonville, I do hope to work with here again in the future!! Thank you again so so much!


Dawn is AMAZING! She is a great photographer and delivered pictures of our wedding that way exceeded our expectations. I was especially impressed with the way that she “managed” the wedding party and both the bride’s and groom’s families while taking pictures after the ceremony. She kept things moving at a quick enough pace so no time was wasted but was very careful to get every combination of people that we would potentially want. She was fantastic at rounding up the kids and we got some incredible shots of the kids in the wedding!! Our Pastor even complimented her – that she was one of the most courteous photographers he had met (he’s been performing wedding ceremonies over 20 years) and he also said she did a great job of getting good shots while not at all being a distraction for our guests. I have recommended Dawn to friends and family around Jacksonville and have already contacted her about taking pregnancy pictures as well as newborn pictures once our baby is born! I can’t say enough great things about Dawn – she is super talented, 100% professional, and a very nice person.

~Christina Stratton (The Bride)


Our wedding pictures are absolutely amazing! Dawn totally exceeded all of our expectations! She really captured every moment just beautifully. It was the happiest day of my life and every photo she took shows it.

~Cameron & Mike Bruce (The Bride & Groom)


Dawn, I am thrilled with Kersti’s pics! They are WONDERFUL!!! I am still in awe of them, I really can’t stop looking at them. Your amazingly talented !!!! Thank you so much for making this such a fun experience.

~Gwen Rogers (The Proud Momma)


Dear Dawn, Let me just say we were so blessed to have come across your photography website. Upon viewing your wonderful website and after speaking to you, we already knew you were going to be our photographer. It was so perfect the way you captured our day and how our pictures turned out so perfectly beautiful. We receive compliments on the pictures all the time and people tell us how much of a beautiful job our photographer did. Her amazing work speaks for itself and we thanked her so much for everything she did for us during our wedding day. We definitely will not think twice of having her do our photography work in the near future. Again, we thank you so much for everything you did for us during our wedding day. It was an absolute pleasure to work with you!

~Michelle and Juan Torres (The Bride & Groom)


Dawn thank you so much! We love the photos! It has been so much fun to share these timeless moments (from our wedding and now our child) with you. You are always in our hearts!  Dawn’s work is beautiful, she has an amazing way of capturing each memorable moment allowing you to cherish it forever.

~Love ya, Taneen and Troy (Proud Parents)


Out of all of my vendors I have to say that Dawn McCarthy was the best. She is very professional, thorough, and overall just a wonderful person. The pictures that she took for my wedding were absolutely amazing and I have received so many compliments. I would recommend Dawn to anyone who is looking for a wedding photographer, and I will definitely be using her services again in the future.

~Jen Walker (The Bride)


Thank you so much Dawn for all your hard work. We are truly impressed with the pictures, they are amazing, you captured our special day beautifully. Also, you have been so helpful and patience with us through this whole process, from the initial meeting all the way to finally selecting our pictures. We can’t wait to have the opportunity to work with you again. Thank you!!!

~The O’Bryan’s (The Bride and Groom)


WOW you are so very gifted!!! I feel so BLESSED that we got you to take our pictures!!!! You are wonderful! Again THANK YOU so MUCH!!!! You truly made this day Unforgetable!

~Isabelle (The Bride)

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Hey Dawn, I wanted to tell you thank you so much for everything!! You did such a wonderful job with the wedding and the pictures. I can’t wait for the opportunity to tell someone about your services. You were by far my BEST vendor. I appreciate all of your hard work and dedication. I am so excited!! The pictures are awesome, we are 100% satisfied… And I saw your price increase…it’s well deserved! Thank you Dawn!

~MRS. MAXEY (The Bride)


Dawn McCarthy is the most amazing and talented photographer I have ever come across in my whole entire life. I had to decide between two photographers when I was planning my wedding, I met with Dawn first and never made it to the second lady. I didn’t have to meet her. I knew Dawn was the one for us. Her talent is beyond amazing, she sees things that nobody else does. Dawn has photographed my Wedding, my family photos, my maternity session with my second child and the newborn photos of my second child. Not only is Dawn now our friend, but she is and always will be “our photographer”.

~Mallory Deacon (Past Bride & Proud Mom)


We were all very impressed with the wedding album and image video you put together. You captured our most important moments beautifully and after it was all said and done; your pictures are what we look back on and smile about. We so appreciate everything you did for us on our wedding day as well as being so easy to work/communicate with both before and after the event. It has been a pleasure and your passion for photography shows in the unique photographs you take. Thanks for everything!

~Jennifer & Troy Ferguson (The Bride & Groom)


When I sit and look at my photos and think about how wonderful my wedding was I can’t help but think about how great of a photographer I had. In the beginning I have to admit I was a bit skeptical due to the fact that I had not even met you yet and it was the day of my wedding. But with all the thousands of thoughts running through my head those of that nature disappeared once you walked through that door. You cared more about me and making sure that I was ready and calm and that everything else was going off without a hitch before you were to start your job. Very grateful, I felt as if you were a family member that I had known forever. As a photographer you are wonderful and I am able to preserve my memories crystal clear thanks to your expertise. As a person I was very impressed by the kindness and humility you showed and continue to show. Thank you so much!

~Jessica M. Gonyeau (The Bride)

I love them! They are  adorable and the pictures really capture how she was that  day.  Thanks so much my dear. You’re always a pleasure to work with.

~Angel (The Proud Mom)


The pictures came out so wonderful. I couldn’t be happier about them. Thanks again for doing such an amazing job.

~Amanda (The Bride)


Hi Dawn, Thank you so much for your hard work and kind words on the day of our wedding. You are an amazing photographer and I am glad that we were able to share our special day with you. Thanks again!

~Amy and Toby Herman (The Bride & Groom)


Hi Dawn…the photos on your Blog are FANTASTIC!!!!! I cannot wait to see the entire collection that you took on Jenn’s wedding day. You did a wonderful job and thank you so much for all of your hard work!!!!! Thanks again! (p.s. the picture of the guys was AWESOME and so cute!!!! I love it..!!!)

~Michele Bacon (Sister of the Bride)


I had to fight the tears… I love their pictures SO much!! And OF COURSE, so do they!  Thank you for such an awesome job- there’s no one else I would have wanted to do them. We couldn’t be happier! Love ya!

~Dawn (The Proud Mom)


Dawn, You are so AWESOME! Thank you so much for all the wonderful work! I knew they would be great! You did an excellent job. It was so nice getting to meet you. Even though it was brief and I was a blubbering mess. I hope I have the pleasure again when it is more relaxing for me. I am so happy you get to do something fun and still enjoy your family. That is what is important in life. Keep up the good work girl.

~Sincerely, Lori Miller (Mother of the Bride)

Dawn, thank you so much! I am so happy with the way the came out! I love them all and I can’t wait to work with you again! You are very talented and I love your style! You are just wonderful. I would highly recommend you to everyone! Again thank you!

~Aimee Miller (The Bride)


Hi Dawn, You did an OUTSTANDING job on my special day…looking back on this day was a bitter-sweet moment and you captured it all. I love your work and appreciate your time and talent. I looked at these pictures and was in awe at how you captured the moments that I will cherish forever. Thank you for everything.

~Warm Regards, Princess (Chief Legalman USN)


Dawn, Thank you so much … you were and are absolutely AMAZING!! Thank you so much for the blog, it made me cry! The pictures that were on there are amazing and I cannot wait to see the rest! Again, thank you so much for everything! We will stay in contact because I want you to do so many more of our pictures!! Thank you, thank you!

~Mallory Deacon (The Bride)


Dawn, I just wanted to thank you for the BEAUTIFUL family pictures. You were so patient with the kids. Our poses were so unique and they made the pictures so life like. Your pictures compared to “studio” pictures look so much better. Your attention detail and perfection is rarely found. Thank you again.

~The Ross Family

Hey Dawn, I was just looking at your blog and saw this about the reception. It was a fantastic reception and I would recommend it to anyone who wants an occasion to remember. But what also made it great was the wonderful photographer we had that evening. Dawn you did such a fantastic job photographing the wedding and the reception, your professionalism was outstanding (and I don’t mean standing outside; lol). I am recommending you to anyone who would like any type of photography done. We were very pleased with everything you have done.

~Mark Gonyeau (Father of Groom)


Dear Dawn, It was nice working with you. We found that you were well organized and provided good communication from our initial contact to our satisfaction of the end product. You were well prepared and pleasant to work with. Your MANY pictures provided for the hour range we selected were reasonably priced and admired. Excellent job!

~Mr. & Mrs. Barahona (The Bride & Groom)

Dear Dawn, Thank you so much for doing our wedding. The pictures came out perfect!!! You really brought out the colors from the trees and the flowers and made them even more beautiful!!! Thank you for being so sweet, doing every pose we asked for, and making our wedding day even more special. You were great!! We really appreciate it!! God Bless!

~Kevin and Angela Bowden (The Bride & Groom)


Dear Dawn, We cannot thank you enough for the beautiful wedding pictures. You did an amazing job capturing every moment while incorporating the natural and simple surroundings of the day. When we look at the pictures we can still feel the warmth of the sun, the sand beneath our toes and the love we shared that day. Your presence as our photographer was calming and natural. We are so thankful for the pictures and the friendship we gained. You will always be in our hearts. We absolutely LOVED Dawn as our photographer! You would be lucky to have her.

~ Troy and Taneen Delaney (The Bride & Groom)


I feel incredibly privileged to have had my wedding photographed by Dawn McCarthy. She did more than capture all of the emotions of our wedding; she captured memories for a lifetime. She does it through a heart which conveys so much warmth and skillful artistry. You spend months, years planning a wedding that only lasts for hours, but it’s these pictures that help you remember that day for a lifetime. Dawn doesn’t miss a detail of those special moments. What I loved was how she asks you what you want and then gives you that plus more. I highly recommend her for any and every occasion! We are still in awe of our wedding photos.  Thank you so much, we will cherish these photos forever.

~ Jessica & Kirk Gedeon (The Bride & Groom)


Just wanted to say thanks, Dawn for the great job you did photographing my entire staff! I’m sure it wasn’t easy coordinating a whole office, but you made it seem effortless! Everyone enjoyed you and the manner in which you organized the day. The backgrounds you chose were perfect and each photo was different…waterfront, palms, grassy park, etc. We were all pleased with the outcome. We will ask you to return next year for some updated photos. Thanks again!

~Hollie Dustin, HomeChoice Real Estate, Inc.

Earlier this week, we had our first ‘family’ photo shoot. Dawn McCarthy is such an amazing woman with a huge heart and was wonderful to work with. She captured such beautiful photos of our family!

~Laura Palecek (The Mom)


Dawn, We cannot begin to THANK YOU enough for the fabulous photo job you did for us on our wedding day. You made it so soothing to know that our pictures would be done to perfection and we can say that we received everything we wanted and more. We appreciated that you kept us involved, making sure we didn’t leave any “special” pictures out. The memories you captured for us are ones we will cherish forever. Thank you so much for your friendship and for making our special day so memorable!

~Kari & Rod Mills (The Bride & Groom)