Meet Holly

Holly Dawn Photography | Newborn, Maternity, Family Portraits | located in St. Charles, St. Louis | 636-233-8484 | holly@hollydawnphotography.com

© HOLLY DAWN PHOTOGRAPHY | DESIGNED BY EARL & LAYNE

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fun facts about me

I first became interested in photography when my daughter was born. We would go to the mall to get her pictures taken and I felt that in that setting, her personality was lost. She was mostly perched on a prop, against an unnatural white screen, clearly looking off to the side where my husband and I were jumping around like fools trying to get her to smile for the camera. No thank you!

I learned that photography is so much more than just taking pictures. I specialize in candid photography which simply means that I want to capture the real moments in your life. How many of us ever just line up, shoulder to shoulder, unless were going to take a picture? Sure, that captures the moment when you were all in the same place at the same time and sometimes, that's enough. But I believe a photograph is an irreplaceable keepsake that can be preserved and cherished and when you look back on the day the picture was taken, I want you to see in the picture what you felt in the moment.


With the right setting, you can evoke great style and warmth in any of the four seasons we enjoy in this terrific city. Whether its a park, an outdoor monument, a special garden, your favorite city street or even your own back yard, we will work together to find a location that will capture the look and feel you want.

I look back on my family's big moments and the pictures that bring about the most vivid memories are those taken when we were just enjoying being together as a family. The pressure to produce a smile gives way to a more genuine rapport between people and therein lies the magic of a great picture.

So let's choose a great location and have a little fun and I'll be there to capture the love, the humanity and the connection that binds your family.

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