What are your biggest moments worth? What would you pay to relive them?
When you invest in your wedding photography, what you’re really getting is a beautiful, fun filled experience that ends in a gallery overflowing with milestone moments, tears, and laughter with the people you love.
time for you
As if I need to make this any clearer: Weddings are my all time favorite. From hours of coverage, to engagement sessions, to second photographers, albums, and selfie booths, to holding your bouquet, grabbing you a stiff drink after family photos, and being the ‘leader of the vendor pack–a direct quote from a Dawn Derbyshire Photography couple!--I’m going to blow your mind at every step.
Packages begin at $6,000
All packages include a minimum of 8 hours of coverage, 2 photographers, and an engagement session
FIRST WE CHAT
Getting to know you (and you getting to know me!) is a BIG part of the process. I’ll give you the option to book via email, talk with me on the phone, or even have an in person meeting if yinz are local to Pittsburgh. Why? Because besides your fiance, I’m the person you spend the most time with on your wedding day. It’s important that you enjoy my company!
“Her photos are absolutely gorgeous, take a look at her website or Instagram and you already know that. What set her apart for us was her awesome personality.” - Kathryn and Tony
NEXT, WE MAKE IT OFFICAL
The last thing I want you to feel? More wedding ~pressure.~ When it comes to booking, I hold your date for one week after we chat so you can think it over. If it’s a yes, I do a happy dance, and then the fun really begins!
“Not only is she insanely talented, but she is incredibly meticulous, extremely responsive and cares about every detail just as much as you do!” - Christine + Andrei
WANT AN ENGAGEMENT SESSION? YOU SHOULD!
To get comfy in front of my camera, I always love for my clients to invest in an engagement session before their big day. It's a great time to get some extra photos, and feel out what works and what doesn't. You get to see me at my weirdest, and I get to see how to photograph you two at your most authentic. It's not mandatory, but it results in your wedding photos being extra awesome, not gunna lie.
“She made us feel so comfortable during our engagement session, that by the time we took wedding photos, they felt seamless.” - Paige and John.
YOUR WEDDING DAY (!!!)
I start my car, blast my wedding day hype playlist, and arrive early. I’ll photograph your wedding day, and give you my whole heart through my camera.
“She was able to capture the genuine, candid moments of the day, the spirit of our relationship, and all of the little moments that elicit big emotions.” - Julia + Matt
Midnight photos > midnight pizza. I’ll send you 100 sneak peek photos before your newlywed heads hit the pillow, a Dawn Derbyshire signature move. You can’t blame me for late thank you cards!
Then within 6-8 weeks, you’ll get your full wedding album delivered to your inbox. And they are yours, forever. So much of our relationship is based on trust and I am always honored to be the one to photograph the memories you will hand down for generations…and also post to your Instagram! Tag meeeee!
“My guests were shocked when she delivered a preview of our magical photos in 24 hours.” - Laura + Zach
Sessions start at $350
Sessions take place in my studio, which includes access to my client closet and a pretty great wine fridge!
While most of my clients book a boudoir sessions as a present to their partner, it is so much more than a gift to them. It's a gift to yourself.
I want you to feel beautiful and empowered. I want you to wear what makes you feel sexy: Whether that’s a cute PJ set, oversized sweater, bare skin, or something in between.
My sessions range from PG-13 to X rated, and the goal is for you to feel freakin’ AMAZING. I want you to see you in a new light, and embrace how drop dead gorgeous you are (and you Sexy goes way beyond Playboy, and I’m here to capture that.
"If you have ever thought you wanted to do a boudoir session with Dawn, DO IT! Not only does she make you feel so comfortable and confident while photographing, but her photos allowed me to see myself in a completely new light. These photos have given me more CONFIDENCE than I ever thought possible." - Katie B
Worried about what to wear? My pride and joy is a closet STOCKED with amazing pieces–over 100!--ranging from a size xs to 5 xl. I want every body to have something amazing to wear. I’m constantly sourcing new pieces in a wide range of sizes so all of my clients can feel like total smokeshows.
Gifting the session as a present? I also offer sleek, discreetly delivered albums and fun 90s style viewfinders that make a perfect gift to open the morning of the wedding, for an anniversary, or just because!
On average, clients spent $800 and up
Sessions range from basic headshots to a full styled shoot, the goal is to capture your brand at it's best!
Running a small business is hard enough. Trying to update your team photos, create great social media content, and putting a fresh face on your brand? That can be difficult! That's why I offer brand photography sessions for wedding-focused businesses.
For over a decade, I've worked hand in hand with vendors creating dream days for couples. As I've built those relationships, I've gotten an in depth look at what those businesses stand for, how they serve their clients, and have seen the work they put in day in and day out. My branding sessions capture all of your talent as you rebrand and present yourself to future clients. They go far beyond a stiff headshot.
"For the first time, I am actually completely pleased with a branding shoot. In the past, I have always been a little bit disappointed because I never felt like the photos truly captured the essence of me or Burgh Brides and what it is we do. You did that! You understood the new brand and direction and you made it come to life in a way that blew me away. Thank you thank you thank you. You are a true artist, and an amazing friend." -Victoria
From thought out styled elements, to creating behind the scenes content, to fun gifs perfect for sharing in your newsletter, we’ll craft the perfect set of images for your brand. Let's get some Reels ready, your IG content on point, and those ICONIC behind the scenes photos ready to share with the world!
In spring of 2021, Sunlight Studio opened in West View, PA. I share it with another amazing photographer, and it is open to all clients (and their pets!) for sessions. It's perfect for boudoir, maternity, branding, and couples sessions, with flower walls, streamer walls, funky furniture and a homey feel. I have all in-person meetings here and am always happy to sit down, grab you some wine, and chat in this space. It's my home away from home and I love having clients here to enjoy the space with me (and to get cute, colorful photos of couples on the giant purple couch)!