"I have been in this business for over ten years, and I still honestly and furiously love what I get to do for work everyday. I know what it feels like to be afraid to step out on the other side of the camera, but I believe all seniors deserve to feel like a celebrity. As a photographer, when you shine, I shine. I love getting to know each one of my clients and creating a total experience that leaves them feeling even better than they did before meeting me." -Dawn

Dawn is based out of the St. Louis, MO. area and specializes in high school senior photography. In the last decade she has positioned herself as one of the most sought after senior photographers. She has been published in numerous magazines, and has been named one of the Top 100 High School Senior Photographers in the nation by Senior Style Guide Magazine. She studied art and photography at The Art Institute, and developed her Swansea, IL studio DCCP as a result of her passion for creative portraiture. She has expanded the DCCP brand to include DCCP Salon, and The Boutique at DCCP to create a trifecta of glamour options for her clients that come to her for a true model for a day experience.

"I know what it feels like to be afraid to step out on the other side of the camera, but I believe all seniors deserve to feel like a celebrity."

meet dawn

in every room of the house.

fresh flowers


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with family and friends.

backyard gatherings


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for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

tofu stir fry


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seriously friends, I have a problem.

all the makeup


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feet on the dashboard is a must.

random roadtrips


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Do not underestimate the importance of documenting this very moment, and all of the magic you possess. You have worked tirelessly for the last 12 years to get here. Before you embark on an all new adventure into your adult years, slow down for a moment and pause. Let them stop and stare. You deserve to be celebrated. 

Oh, how rare and beautiful you are.

Leaving our studio with epic images of your senior year is only a part of what we do here at DCCP. When we ask our clients what their favorite part of working with us was, they always say the experience. From the moment you sit down in the chair for hair and makeup, to the last shot, we want our seniors to feel like stars. Through our senior photography, we change the way that seniors see themselves. We boost their self esteem, and we help them find all of the lovely things about themselves and magnify them for the world to see. This isn't just pictures we're creating, it is your legacy. 

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Our senior sessions fill quickly and we recommend booking early for prime dates. If you are game, let's do this. Go big or go home, right? Click below to book your senior photos with DCCP.

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"Without their guidance, the pictures would not have been "next level".  I am beyond thankful for the way the pictures turned out and would recommend DCCP to anyone with a senior son." -Kat (Khole's Mom)

When we viewed the pictures, we were blown away. They were beyond our expectations.