Dawn Kelly Photography
Black & White Bridal Portrait
Yosemite Elopement Bride Spinning
Yosemite elopement walking through meadow
Bridal Portrait Glacier Point
Bride Getting Ready
Destination Yosemite Microwedding
Winter in Yosemite
Fall in Yosemite
Bride and Groom
Bride and Groom with Yosemite Falls
Bride in Maggie Sottero gown
Bride and groom in Yosemite
Pinecrest Elopement
Bridal fine art portrait
Bride and groom Yosemite elopement
Dog Bridesmaid at Intimate Wedding
Bride and groom kiss in Yosemite meadow
Black and white photo of groom smoking cigar
Bride and groom at Tunnel View Yosemite

Northern California Modesto Wedding Photography

My name is Dawn Kelly, and I'm a Northern California wedding photographer based in Modesto. I specialize in artistic and unique wedding images. My team and I take pride in providing the best customer service in the Central Valley. My style is natural, relaxed and photojournalistic, with creative posed photos mixed in. Whether we're photographing the bride and groom, bridal party, or family, we strive to document the authentic heartbeat of the day. We will also take creative photos of your venue, decor, and details.

Since opening my business in 2005, I've photographed hundreds of weddings in a variety of locations. My favorite wedding venues are beaches, mountains, and wineries. I have a soft spot for Tuolumne County since I grew up in the Sonora and Pinecrest area. I also love working in private estates and backyards because the affair is so intimate.

We specialize in small, intimate weddings with under 250 guests. This gives us a better opportunity to immerse ourselves into the wedding and bond with the couple. We also provide all-inclusive elopement packages that include planning services.

Yosemite Elopement Specialists

We have a full-service Yosemite elopement and wedding photography business. We offer planning, photography, flowers, officiant, hair and makeup, and video services. Our team includes professional, qualified, and skilled wedding vendors with excellent customer service.

Starting a Yosemite wedding business was a natural decision for me. I grew up in Mariposa County, near Yosemite National Park, so I know the area very well. Some of my fondest memories are: playing tour guide to family members, school trips with best friends, ice skating with my crush, trudging through the snow with my first serious boyfriend, annual drives through the valley to look at the fall leaves, and hiking Vernal Falls with my husband just weeks after we were married.

Coverage Area

We service Northern California, including the Modesto Central Valley, Turlock, Ceres, Keys, Denair, Atwater, Merced, Riverbank, Ripon, French Camp, Manteca, Stockton, Lodi, Galt, Sacramento, Roseville, Walnut Creek, Berkeley, Sonora, Pinecrest, Angels Camp, Murphys, Columbia, Plymouth, Mariposa, Tahoe, Santa Cruz, Carmel, Monterey, and Yosemite.


We are 100% film photographers. Everything we photograph is all captured on Kodak Portra color film and Ilford XP2 black and white film.


Central Valley Modesto Boudoir Photography

I am a boudoir photography specialist in California's Central Valley. My private studio is located in Modesto, California. I love to work with women of all sizes, shapes, ethnicity, and walks of life. You don't have to be perfect to do a boudoir session. My work is very natural because I don't want to change you. I want you to be you. It's my job to bring out your beauty and make you look gorgeous.

What is boudoir photography?

A boudoir photography session is a sensual photographic style in which the woman is dressed in lingerie, topless, or nude. Nudity isn't required, and the photos can be as modest or erotic as the client likes. A boudoir session is often done as a gift to give a significant other. Popular occasions are a wedding, anniversary, birthday, Valentines Day, and Christmas. Many women come in to the boudoir studio to give themselves the gift of confidence and empowerment.

For detailed information and boudoir photography ideas, check out my Boudoir Guide.