About this Vendor

I can't wait to celebrate with you!

At DES, I strive to provide our couples with an incredible and memorable experience. There is nothing that fires me up more than a couple who is over-the-moon excited to get married and is ready to treat their wedding day like the celebration it should be. Your experience with your photographer should be fun, easy, and the least stressful part of your wedding experience (okay, maybe next to cake tasting) and thats what I strive to give my couples. I will capture the smallest detail to the biggest celebrations, and all of the candid moments in between. When the festivites are over, only your memories and photographs will remain. I want these photos to not only be loved and cherished by you, but also by your friends, family and your future great-grandchildren. That's why I do what I do!


Photo + Video Styles

Classic, Documentary, Lifestyle, Modern

Photo Shoot Types

Bridal Portraits, Day After Session, Engagement

Starting Price Range


Wedding Activities

Getting Engaged, Rehearsals + Parties, Wedding

Wedding Categories

Destination Weddings, Online Proofing, Digital Files, Printed Enlargements, Wedding Albums, Photo, Second Shooter Available, Social Media Sharing


Contact Info

San Antonio, Texas Hill Country and Beyond (928) 234-0657

Reviewed on 4/09/2017 Andrea R

Dawn was our photographer for our engagement photos and our wedding day. I cannot tell you how many people are still talking about how much they loved the engagement pictures. Beyond her obvious talent, Dawn is even more of a blessing for her pure heart. Of all my wedding... Read More vendors, she was by far the easiest and best choice. She makes you feel so comfortable and genuinely important. I can't wait to see the wedding photos!  I could go on forever, so I'll finish with this.. HIRE HER. I guarantee you will be glad for decades that you did!!

Reviewed on 4/24/2017 Michelle G

Our entire experience with Dawn Elizabeth Studios was nothing short of incredible. She captured every special moment of our wedding day. Our pictures are stunning! From the formal wedding party pictures to the candid reception pictures, we couldn't be happier! Dawn made the... Read More process so easy. She is timely and efficient. The entire wedding party couldn't stop raving about our fantastic wedding photographer! We are so grateful! -Michelle and Stefan

Reviewed on 7/10/2017 John O

Art is an emotion extended to few. Dawn is a true Artist in every sense of the word. Her kind soul put my wife and I at ease when with her. Photos are not my thing and she made me enjoy the many hours we were together. I can never thank her enough for leaving my wife with... Read More memories forever! I strongly urge that she be considered for any event you have planned. Her work is exquisite!!!

Reviewed on 7/10/2017 Patti A

Captured the most intimate photos at my brothers wedding ! So sweet, kind, and non intrusive!

Reviewed on 1/28/2017 Cat R

Let me start off by saying that Dawn was our photographer for our engagements, my bridals, and our wedding! When planning our wedding, photography was one of the most important things to us, and Dawn exceeded our expectations. Her love for people and photos is so evident. She... Read More made me feel beautiful and gave us great direction during shoots. All my friends and family loved her the day of the wedding and could not stop raving about the photos after the wedding. She was SUPER coordinated and organized the day of our wedding. This was something I didn't even think about when looking for a photographer. On the days leading up to our wedding, I had posted on social media about being stressed about wedding planning. She took no time in reaching out to me, asking me if there was anything she could do to help! It was such a sweet gesture! Dawn valued us people, not just as "customers". I truly felt that after our wedding she is someone I can call a friend! If you are trying to find the right photographer for your occasion, you have found her! THANK YOU, DAWN!!!

2017-07-23T12:55:41 Response from the vendor

Cat, thank you so much for your kind words - they mean the world to me! I am so glad that you and Derek trusted me with your day. Everything about it was beautiful and perfect and I am so happy to call you both... Read Less Read More

Reviewed on 1/27/2017 Christina A

Amazing experience! Thank you guys so much.

Reviewed on 1/04/2017 Robbie S

Dawn is a jewel and far more than just a photographer. Many couples will go through stresses throughout their wedding planning but photography was not one of them for us. From day one Dawn was super easy and fun to work with. Our photos look amazing and our families loved her!... Read More Thank you Dawn for making out special moments so memorable. We love you and hope to work with you again!

Reviewed on 10/31/2016 Stephanie M

Dawn has an amazing talent for photography and did a great job capturing my fiancé and I's engagement pictures with our pups. We took our pictures at the Boerne Nature Center in the fall, and they came our absolutely gorgeous! Dawn did a great job making us both feel comfortable... Read More in front of the camera, as well as our non-photogenic pups! Dawn is such a people person and it is clear she has a passion for what she does. Thank you for capturing our special memories we will forever cherish Dawn!!

Reviewed on 10/24/2016 Kristine H

Highly recommend Dawn Elizabeth Studios!! Dawn captured our photos that we used as our table numbers at our wedding. She went around downtown San Antonio with us and made it a totally fun experience! Dawn has a fast turn around time and works really hard to make your photo shoot... Read More session extra special!

Reviewed on 10/21/2016 Lauren R

Dawn is amazing. Point blank period. She was there to capture the moment when I got engaged (thanks for hiding in that tree!) and she has been there to capture so many more special moments throughout the year of being engaged and leading up to my wedding. Not only is she super... Read More easy to work with and gets you some sneak peeks super quickly, she has SO many ideas! She has a knack for figuring out what poses look best and has great suggestions for locations. I can't rave enough about Dawn! You don't come across someone who is so friendly, professional and all around FANTASTIC! You can tell she truly loves her job and it's so fun to see her in action!

2016-10-21T20:09:01 Response from the vendor

Lauren, this made me tear up! It has been such an honor to be part of so many special memories and I can't wait to capture the many more to come! <3

Reviewed on 7/12/2016

I had an engagement session, and also had my wedding photos by Dawn Elizabeth Studios. She was wonderful from the moment I first emailed her for a quote she made me feel at ease. Before the engagement session my fiance"now husband" and I met with Dawn to discuss details she... Read More made us feel very comfortable and was not pushy at all. Our pictures for both the engagement and the wedding were more then we could have ever hoped or imagined...stunning! I would definitely recommend Dawn Elizabeth Studios!

Meet The Owner

Dawn Richardson

Unlike most photographers, my love for photography came from the technical side of things. I have worked in IT for the past 8 years, and I'm fascinated that manipulating something within a machine results in a different type of photo. As I started shooting more, I quickly realized the impact that my work can have on a person. I have the ability to freeze a moment in time, a moment that will be cherished for the rest of their lives and even after we are long gone. With every shutter click is another moment preserved in a family's legacy. How amazing is that?!