I try to bring my decade of experience, passion for weddings, and organized (let’s be honest, annoyingly Type-A) side together to create a smooth wedding day and an amazing experience for my clients.
I’m here to be a shoulder to cry on, to help walk you through the hard decisions, to support your choices, and to take some truly frame worthy, hang 20x30 on the wall worthy, show your GRANDKIDS worthy, drop dead gorgeous wedding photos.

I'm a detail oriented, awkward, goofy wedding photographer based in Pennsylvania. After getting married back in 2016, I became obsessed with the idea that being photographed should be a fun, exciting, joyful experience. I'm a photographer who believes love is amazing and I am excited and honored to photograph people lucky enough to find it.

I’m not just a photographer, I want to be a friendly face in stressful times, a confidant, and a great RESOURCE!


Colorful, heartfelt, romantic wedding photography

" I like to call her my photography unicorn because she seriously one of a kind and is VERY good at what she does. If you don't book her, you will regret it! "

Sam & Dan

"We couldn't imagine capturing our wedding through any other lens and couldn't be more thrilled with all of the gorgeous memories Dawn captured for us!"

Dana & Taylor

"You deserve to have a photographer as amazing as Dawn. We can't stress enough how much we love her and would recommend her a million times over."

Lauren & Chris

"She made us feel and look like movie stars - I had complete trust in her with every pose she put us in. She also let us be 'us' and captured it perfectly."

Samantha & Adam

"Dawn was able to capture the genuine, candid moments of the day, the spirit of our relationship, & all of the little moments that elicit big emotions. We will truly cherish every detail shot, every portrait, and ever candid she took of our day."

Julia & Matt

"We got married in September 2020. Many of our plans changed due to COVID-19. Dawn was so empathetic and helpful throughout. I got ready with just my mom and Dawn in the room. Dawn was a stand in friend and bridesmaid to me. I will never forget those special moments."

Mallory & Andy

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Dawn is based in Pittsburgh PA but will travel across the world for her clients


Dawn Derbyshire Photography loves love. 
I strive to create an inclusive, welcoming space for my employees, vendors I work with, AND my clients of all races, religions, sexual orientations and identities. All of my clients (and their love stories) deserve respect, are cherished, and are valued by me and my business. You are welcome in my business, my life, and my heart.