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Christine S. · Getting married on 07/01/2021
Don't go any further, Dawn is the one
5 stars are not enough for Dawn. I had loved her work for many years and she was one of the first calls I made once we booked our venue. I wanted someone that would keep us natural. I wanted to be us and I knew Dawn would be able to accomplish that.
After reserving her for our wedding, I told her we opted not to have engagement pictures. A few months before the wedding, she reached out and suggested a day in the life. It was perfect. She drove up to our home in Massachusetts and took some of our favorite pictures and was able to include our furry children as well. It made us look forward to our wedding even more.
On the day of the wedding, Dawn captured every moment perfectly. Dawn made everyone feel comfortable and relaxed. She was creative and kept our day simple, which was what we wanted. We received our sneak peek the next day! The finals were even more stunning than we had thought.
I can guarantee after you speak with Dawn, you will be hiring her for your photographer!Sent on 06/06/2020
Alyssa · Married on 05/25/2019
The Perfect Wedding Photographer
We are having a destination wedding ceremony and reception later to follow. Both are on two separate dates. Though this isn't a traditional wedding, Dawn has made the planning process effortless! My fiance and I were nervous at the beginning of our engagement session as we have never formally posed together. Dawn directed us with her suggestions to get the most natural photos. It was so EASY and fun with her! Dawn certainly captures the most genuine special moments with her talent and our photos are simply incredible. Honestly, we know that we now have a photographer for all our life events and someone we can trust which is extremely important to us. Thank you Dawn for being so caring and professional! We and many others are so grateful beyond words as you are simply the perfect photographer in every way!Sent on 10/25/2018
Jay · Married on 02/16/2019
Our experience with Dawn Temple was very positive. She took wonderful photos, including a lot of little details that help us remember the event. She was responsive to our preferences for photos and desire for privacy. Her presence at the wedding was quiet and unobtrusive , but effective and efficient when organizing group photos. She was always a pleasure to work with. I highly recommend her and her work and will be eager to use her again in the future.Sent on 03/27/2019
-Mother of the Bride
Vicki L. · Married on 12/01/2018
Dawn was fantastic. She didn't just wander around snapping photos, she actively took them. She worked super hard. She was organized and a pleasure to have at our wedding. Highly recommend!Sent on 12/04/2018
Dawn Temple Photography's reply:Thank you so much for including me in your day! It was a lovely wedding, with so many unique and personal touches. It was so fun finding and photographing them all!! Congratulations to you both!
Michelle · Married on 09/15/2018
Our first experience with Dawn was at my sister's wedding in 2015 where Dawn captured what came to be our favorite photo of my boyfriend and I. So, it was a natural reaction that when my boyfriend proposed, Dawn would be the one to capture our engagement photos. Dawn provided us with many options of where to shoot the photos, as we did not have a specific spot we wanted, and was flexible to reschedule when the weather for the initial date did not look great. My fiance is not one to have his photo taken, but Dawn was able to capture the most amazing shots of him. We both felt so comfortable as Dawn captured romantic and intimate moments between us. She made us laugh and put us at ease as we got used to posing for the photos. We cannot wait to have someone with such charisma, charm, and natural talent photograph our wedding in 2018! Dawn is AMAZING!Sent on 10/26/2017
Dawn Temple Photography's reply:Thank you so much for the kind words! It was an honor to be there for your wedding day! It was a beautiful day, full of love, laughter, and joy! Congratulations!
Michelle G. · Married on 09/15/2018
She is the best!
Dawn is simply amazing. She has photographed my sister’s wedding, my engagement, my wedding, and other shoots for family and friends. Dawn is incredibly responsive and thorough in her wedding pre-work, so weeks before my day she knew which shots were important to me. The day of the wedding she was flexible in a change of plans as we were ahead of schedule getting ready. She captured the sweetest, happiest, and silliest of moments throughout our day. She made me feel beautiful with the shots she took and was incredibly organized to get formals done efficiently so we could enjoy more of our day. Dawn is an absolute pleasure and I couldn’t thank her enough for all of the beautiful keepsakes her photos have provided me!Sent on 12/04/2018
Joseph · Married on 08/18/2018
We are blown away by the beauty of your work. We couldn't have asked for anything more. You were able to perfectly capture all the special people and moments that we go to share this year. Love you!Sent on 10/12/2018
Dawn Temple Photography's reply:It was so wonderful being there to photograph such a lovely day. There is no greater honor than to be asked to photograph multiple children's weddings, so thank you again for having me for all three of them over the years!
Joe V. · Married on 08/18/2018
Dawn Temple far exceeded everything we could have imagined in capturing all the emotions and special moments at two weddings this year!
Dawn Temple is by far the best photographer that we've ever worked with. Absolutely the best!Sent on 10/24/2018
Derek V. · Married on 08/18/2018
A dream come true.
Never compromise on your wedding photographer or your DJ. Dawn exceeded all expectations, and was well worth every penny spent.Sent on 11/12/2018
Dawn Temple Photography's reply:Thank you both for having me there for your wedding day! We made what could have been a damper on some wedding days (a little rain) part of what made yours special! Thank you for putting your faith in me, and it was a joy to be there!
Ann · Married on 09/23/2017
Some people are simply the best at what they do. This can be said of Dawn Temple. She is experienced, professional, yet has a wonderfully sweet temperament and is easy to work with. Utmost, she is a true artist at her craft and creates the type of memories for you that you are hoping for. We are thrilled with her photographs of our daughter's wedding.Sent on 10/02/2017
Muhsinah · Married on 08/27/2017
Dawn is very passionate about what she does and you can tell in her photographs. She captured my engagement and wedding photos and I was over the moon with the pictures even the sneak peaks!! She is such a pleasure to work with and very professional!Sent on 09/14/2017
D · Married on 06/03/2017
If you want to have your expectations exceeded, have someone care about your day as much as you do, listen to every request and question and also impart imagination and creativity, you found it in Dawn Temple! I could go on and on. Not only does Dawn have incredible talent, but she REALLY cares and listens. She is everything! I'm a planner by nature and can overthink details but from the moment Dawn and I first met I knew I could trust her completely. I was NEVER worried about this aspect of the wedding because Dawn has a caring and calming personality and does a beautiful job of articulating how and what she can achieve. We were married this Saturday and had a sneak peek within a day! She knew we'd be dying to see them so she took the time to do that for us. We were blown away! People were telling us how they knew the photos would be great because they watched her move throughout the night. Maybe it's normal to get calls from people saying "that photographer was amazing!" but I think it's worth mentioning.Sent on 06/06/2017
Dawn, you know we adore you. Thank you for capturing the most special day of our lives and making memories we can share forever. - Danielle and William Turrell
Susan · Married on 10/01/2016
Dawn was recommended to us by a photographer friend who said she had a 'great eye'! She couldn't have been more right. We hired her for my daughters engagement and wedding. The engagement photos were taken at sunrise on the beach and were breathtakingly beautiful! The wedding photos were creative, thoughtful and equally as lovely as the engagement photos. Dawn was always prompt, courteous and not afraid to take charge and get things done (in a good way). She is incredibly talented and I feel blessed to have found her. She will be my go to photographer for any future event.Sent on 10/24/2016
Laurie · Married on 09/24/2016
Dawn has given our family a treasured gift. Her chronology of my stepdaughter's wedding beautifully capture the emotion of the day - romantic and alive! Her magic is no accident. A week before the wedding she traveled from RI to Boston to survey our suggested outdoor photo sites. Her prep work paid off as she covered all the modern family combinations efficiently while keeping everyone relaxed. And the backdrops are gorgeous. We do not even recall seeing her at the reception but the multitudes of candids are heartfelt and tell the story. Top notch at her craft and a pleasure!!Sent on 12/08/2016
Caroline · Married on 07/24/2016
Dawn was everything we could have hoped for the day of the wedding! So many wonderful shots of all our ceremonies, so many of our guests photographed, great artistic eye and choice of backdrop for the formals. She absolutely worked with our time frame and was prepared to catch every important detail in all the various parts of our ceremonies.Sent on 08/22/2016
Dawn is exceedingly hardworking and professional, and her fine arts background clearly elevates her photographer's eye. We liked that she loves what she does and takes her work very seriously!
Lara · Married on 12/31/2015
Dawn was phenomenal! We planned this wedding (in RI) from NC and she made it a breeze. She heard everything I wanted and went above and beyond to make it happen. Her demeanor the day of was both calming and reassuring. She was relaxed enough that I was relaxed but she got everything done! And quickly too, we even caught some of cocktail hour. She was creative, did her homework before hand and her communication with me (both in the planning stages and during the party) was beyond amazing. I cannot say enough how great it was working with her and how much I love the proofs I have seen so far! I would hire her again and again without question. Anyone considering hiring her can rest easy... she will take care of your event (and you) perfectly!!! SHE IS AMAZING!Sent on 01/06/2016
User6044242 · 2+ years ago
Provided exactly what we wanted for our wedding, and then some! Great pictures and an excellent experience working together.Sent on 12/11/2015
Julie · Married on 10/04/2014
We absolutely LOVED the photos Dawn took for our wedding on October 4th as well as for our engagement session. Her photos have the classic and timeless look that we wanted, and which we could not find with any of the other photographers we previously looked at. The quality of her work is simply outstanding. She is extremely skilled as a photographer, and is also very creative in finding interesting opportunities for taking photos. Even though it rained on our wedding day, we have both indoor and outdoor photos that are BEAUTIFUL!!! We were married on a college campus, and after our ceremony, we walked with Dawn all over campus to find fun places to have our photos taken. (In addition to the very classic photos that we wanted, we have many others that are simply super-fun or hilarious.)She also made sure to get to know our venue very well before our wedding by meeting us there months ahead of time.Sent on 11/28/2014
Dawn has a very pleasant personality and is easy to work with. It is easy to be yourself around her, and that makes the pictures look so much more natural. Throughout the planning process, she was always very responsive and easy to get in touch with. In addition to providing photography, Dawn designed our wedding invitations and they were beautiful as well! We couldn't be happier that we chose her, and would highly recommend her to anyone.
Jennifer · Married on 09/23/2012
Dawn is a wonderful person and a fantastic photographer! She photographed my wedding and engagement shoot, during which she made me feel relaxed and comfortable. She knows how to get the right shots, and the quality, detail, and composition of her photos are wonderful. I really can't believe how many great shots she got at my wedding! She was always professional and friendly. I would definitely recommend her to all of my friends and family...even to strangers!Sent on 11/06/2012
Mary · Married on 06/29/2012
We met with Dawn almost 2 years before our wedding. She was very new to wedding photography but when I saw her website I was immediately drawn to her work. The crisp colors and the way she plays with lighting in her photos was amazing! I knew being pretty new to my profession as well that sometimes enthusiasm outweighs experience. Dawn enthusiasm and drive for what she does is contagious. We booked her on the spot knowing the risk would pay off! We took our engagement photos a year before the wedding and Dawn was a trooper. We told her we were near the spot where Mike proposed and she immediately said "Let's Go!!", climbing over rocks and hills to get there! She was always easy to get a hold of leading up to the wedding. It was important to her what I wanted for the wedding. Then the day of the wedding came, and she was the one to calm me down when the trolley took the "seanic route" to get to the site of the formals. She quickly grabbed everyone and started shooting and told me not to worry, we'll be on time. The photos she took came out amazing and I keep getting compliments on them! I plan on recommending Dawn to all my friends and I can't wait until I can book her for a maternity shot! Dawn was great to work with and I was glad we took the risk on her!Sent on 08/01/2012
Love, Mary and Mike
Elizabeth · Married on 05/04/2012
We were very happy with the services provided by Dawn. She was professional and very patient and offered us many choices. ( Even accomodating us last minute ) We cannot wait to share our pictures with family and friends.Sent on 10/18/2012
Elizabeth and Jason
Sarah · Married on 09/17/2011
I will never forget how Bellaria Designs saved my wedding! The night before my wedding I was informed that my photographer was not going to be able to make it, she informed me a fellow photographer was willing to step in for her on my big day. Dawn was the best and I loooved all my photographs!Sent on 12/28/2014
Nick · Married on 10/02/2010
We were quite happy with the services provided to us by Dawn from Bellaria Designs. When Dawn met with us in the beginning while we were planning our wedding and researching photographers, we knew right away that she would be the right choice. She provided a warm and calming atmosphere for my wife and I, always reassuring us that the wedding would go smoothly, as planning a wedding can be stressful at times. She was very direct with which services she would provide, the cost of each package, the gathering of our information, while maintaining communication with us when we needed her during our planning both by phone and email. We've learned that not only is Dawn a photographer, but she is a life long artist ... and that provided additional reassurance to us that she could be both creative and provide a photojournalistic style at the same time... she came up with some pretty interesting ideas that we never would have thought of too! During and before our wedding we noticed she did quite well at organizing the day, working with others involved in the wedding, scoping out locations for formal pictures; she even brought an assistant to help her with lighting. After the wedding she provided us with all our pictures online and an amazing wedding album!! I would definitely recommend Dawn to any of those nervous couples about to get married!!Sent on 12/02/2010
Nick and Nicole
Marin · Married on 09/18/2010
Dawn Temple is quite possibly the Annie Lebowitz of wedding photographers. I was looking for a photographer for our wedding that had a very specific artistic flare. I scoured the landscape for someone who could capture the essence of our off-beat Cape Cod wedding. When a well known Cape Cod photographer referred her to me and I looked at her portfolio it was a heart-stopping, resounding "Yes, we have found what we have been searching for!" moment. That was just the beginning of a phenomenal relationship. She helped us realize our vision for our wedding. She captured not only the picturesque setting of our wedding but also was able to document the special nuances of our family. My favorite photos are the ones that have a tear or a smirk or some other unique feature that you would never find in any other set of wedding pictures. The photos of my husband and I standing in front of a fog laden bay in our first embrace as husband and wife are breathtaking. All the other family groupings couldn't be more full of joy, emotion and candor. I am absolutely sure that we will see her work on a much larger scale someday and that her art will reach a vast audience. Dawn's aesthetic and point of view is intrepid. We also just had a mini-session at the Christmas tree farm done and are so looking forward to seeing what she has created for us. Her professionalism is amazing. We feel like she is part of our family. If you want to have some family memories documented with utmost care Dawn Temple Photography is the perfect choice.Sent on 10/22/2017