Monica Dawn Photography: Blog https://www.monicadawn.com/blog en-us (C) All images copyrighted 2014 - property of Monica Dawn Photo (Monica Dawn Photography) Mon, 16 Mar 2020 07:33:00 GMT Mon, 16 Mar 2020 07:33:00 GMT https://www.monicadawn.com/img/s/v-12/u303003651-o561512890-50.jpg Monica Dawn Photography: Blog https://www.monicadawn.com/blog 120 80 Monica Dawn Photography Partnered with Basic Invite https://www.monicadawn.com/blog/2018/12/monica-dawn-photography-partnered-with-basic-invite Monica Dawn Photography Partnered with Basic Invite

I want to introduce you to a company called Basic Invite. Basic Invite is where a new bride should start her wedding journey. After she gets her engagement photos back from Monica Dawn Photography of course ;) ! Basic Invite blew my mind with all of the custom features. Everything from the text, color splashes and envelopes can be tweaked to reflect her personal vision of her wedding story. As a wedding photographer I have to admire the attention to detail Basic Invite has invested in.

Our relationship came at the perfect time. I had recently photographed my brother and future sister in law and was excited to gift them with their save the dates. It was super fun scrolling through all the design options. I ended up deciding on something simple that highlighted my favorite photo of them from their engagement session with me. I think it reflected their personalities and wedding inspiration perfectly. My favorite part of this simple design is the pop of the foil accents.

Since I ordered the save the dates from Basic Invite I was informed of all the other wonderful uses this company has for the new bride. They now have all of their addresses saved for easier ordering of their wedding invitations. With FREE address printing!!! They are also going to be able to create a wedding website. Which *spoiler alert* is completely customizable!

I just can't say enough nice things about Basic Invite. Please check them out! I promise you won't be disappointed. Please check out their Wedding Invitations!

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This Maternity Session was such a treat, and a huge self esteem booster for me! Melissa is a self proclaimed biggest fan of my work. I have had the privilege of photographing both of her sister's families and close family friends. Now it was finally her turn! However, it was a surprise! Melissa's sister reached out to me to schedule a surprise Maternity Session. At the same time, Melissa contacted me to schedule her own Session. What to do, what to do!!!! So I scheduled a "fake" date with Melissa to keep her sister's surprise a secret. Looking back now I should have just told her I wasn't available until after her due date to really make the surprise amazing! But none the less Melissa was elated to find out about the surprise Maternity Session. The surprises kept coming when she realized I would also be photographing her baby shower that afternoon. It was such a humbling experience to see first hand how happy my gift of photography can make someone. I cherish every single one of my clients and I hope you enjoy the photos below.

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Steven + Heather | Fall Engagement https://www.monicadawn.com/blog/2016/4/steven-heather-fall-engagement Monica Dawn is the BEST photographer EVER!!! www.monicadawn.com

Heather and Steven have such a sweet love story. They went to Chico together but did not date until fate brought them together again years later! I had the privilege of photographing their Fall Engagement Session and saw first hand that these two were destined to be.

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I can't wait to photograph their wedding later this year!

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I had the pleasure of photographing Cameron and Andrea against the industrial background of San Francisco. I loved getting to hear a little bit about their love story. Drea stated with excitement that they were inseparable from the moment they met! Shortly after they tie the knot later this year they will be whisked away to an unknown location to start their married life. Cam joined the military and Drea is very excited to become a military wife. Cam and Drea selected San Francisco for their engagement session because alot of their dates and time together took place in the city. They wanted to remember how their love story started, and some amazing pictures to show their new friends.

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Drea's adorable son got in on some of the action too!

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I cannot wait to photograph their wedding!

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Introducing | Phoebe Jaquelene https://www.monicadawn.com/blog/2015/8/introducing-phoebe-jaquelene www.monicadawn.comwww.monicadawn.com

I have been a Photographer for a long time now. I am always envious of my clients when delivering their photos. Especially when the photos are of their sweet new babies. I have always dreamed of having a baby and getting to document my own precious milestones. At 30 years old one of my dreams finally came true! I was blessed with a beautiful happy baby girl named Phoebe Jaquelene. What they say is true... I never thought I could love something as much as I love my baby. What's even more amazing is that love grows even more everyday.

I have always wanted to blog about my photoshoots and have always made excuses on why I never got around to it. So I thought is was very fitting to write my first blog about my newborn session with Phoebe. I felt a lot of pressure doing this shoot! All the comments from friends, family and clients kept running through my mind... "You're daughter is going to have the best photos!" PRESSURE IS ON! It was much more difficult taking my own newborn photos than I anticipated. Not only do I have the normal pressures (Don't drop the baby) but I was also recovering from major surgery. Add that to being sleep deprived and shooting in the summer without air conditioning! These photos HAD TO BE PERFECT! People were counting on that!

After a few emotional moments and with the help of my AMAZING boyfriend, I was able to forget about being perfect and just enjoy the moment. I was photographing my newborn! I'm the only one that had to be happy with these images :) That being said I would like to share with you my beautiful baby girl. xoxo

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I hope you enjoyed these pictures. I am positive their will be more to come!

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