I'm Michele Dawson and I absolutely love taking pictures and capturing magical moments and family connections. I live in Anthem, Arizona, a gorgeous community north of Phoenix.

Some other things about me:

  • My husband and I have 4 (yes, 4!) kids.
  • I'd be happy if the only flowers I ever received were red tulips.
  • Disneyland is one of my favorite places.
  • I spent almost 10 years as a newspaper reporter and editor. Great memories and what an experience -- something different every day.
  • I got my first camera when I was 8 years old. It was



For as long as I can remember, I've always had a camera in hand during life's most important moments. Whether it was the family vacation to Disneyland as a kid (yes, the wood-paneled station wagon got us there), birthdays or Christmas, I was there, ready to capture the moment.

Fast forward to some college photography courses and a LOT of self-teaching and here I am.

I'm a photographer who provides beautiful portraits -- images that will become works of art and family heirlooms. They'll grace your walls, be the envy of your friends, and make you smile every time you look at them.

I specialize in high school seniors, dancers, family, and children. Many of my clients live in Anthem, Scottsdale, Cave Creek, Paradise Valley, and throughout Phoenix.

I strive to help you look your best and make you feel comfortable, and dare I say, confident, in front of the camera. I do everything in my power to capture your authentic spirit, whether you're a high school senior capturing this magical milestone, a dancer with your first pair of pointe shoes, or a family with energetic toddlers.

Don't put it off. Trust me. I have four kids -- my youngest are 13-year-old twins. My greatest treasures are the portraits hanging on my walls. The innocent toothless grins, the brief instant captured of them all sweetly holding hands, the high school senior on the verge of manhood. Authentic spirit.

Are you ready to get started?

To book a session or get more information, email me or call me at 623-232-8550.