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I love to use the outside as my canvas to take epic, candid images of families, brands and couples in the Ottawa, Ontario area! I also recently opened up a small studio in Orleans to offer intimate maternity and newborn lifestyle sessions to my clients with growing families!

hey! i'm Crystal Dawn! Free Spirit and lover of the outdoors!

my offerings:

Families Personal Brands Couples Maternity Newborns

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My photo journey began as a teen, carrying around a canon 35mm and getting doubles of film printed at Shoppers for me and my friends.
I would persuade all my friends and their kids into posing for me on a constant basis until I finally decided to 'make it official' by starting Of Wild Dawn Photography in 2017.

Now, one of Ottawa's most in-demand family photographers (pinch me!),  my business has grown to include branding photography and couples. Most recently I've added in-studio motherhood sessions. Always incredibly grateful to be here, thanks to you. 

Meet Crystal – social worker turned photographer, 'cool mom' and expert song lyric memorizer

Most of my clients comment about how much fun they have at their sessions, whether it's a fun engagement session in an open field, or a family session in the Tall Pines forest.  My number one priority is to make sure we capture you in your element. My photography is more about what love feels like, than a standard posed session. You will be captured authentically and originally by my lens. Oh and we will have a REALLY good time while we do it!

So am I!
I am SO HAPPY
we found each other!

Are you free spirited, adventurous and fun loving?...

heck yes, I need this! 

Stumped on how to dress you and your family for photos this season? Download my What to Wear Guide for Winter 2022/23 and never wonder what to wear in family photos again!

Go ahead...download my WinterWhat to Wear Guide (for free!)

Questions? Reach out anytime →

I love taking portraits of humans. All humans.
Some photographers recommend to 'specialize in one area' but I say 
 "I LOVE IT ALL!"
I love sharing my cheerful and fun approach with families and couples in outdoor locations around the Ottawa area. I equally love to work with businesses and personal brands to strategize the perfect aesthetic for their website or social media accounts. The people I work best with are fun, easy going and adventurous. 

here's the low-down on what i do and who i work with

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Of Wild Dawn Photography's personal branding sessions serve to set you apart from the rest! Custom and fun brand photography can help reach your ideal audience and gives you variety in your social media posts. A full branding photography consultation with me is included prior to the session!

Personal Branding Sessions 

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This is Of Wild Dawn Photography's most popular session type! Often sold out within minutes once the sessions are released.
These session dates, times, locations are released on a seasonal basis to my loyal past clients and my mailing list subscribers first.
 If any dates are left over once they are released here. Winter Adventure session booking AND in studio family sessions starts December 1st 2022.

Outdoor Family Sessions 

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This sessions are for any duos celebrating an anniversary, engagement, marriage or just wanting to celebrate love!
 I only accept a very limited number of wedding's per year.  This is so I can devote my undivided attention to each couple that chooses to work with me. I love photographing your love in documentary style, for free spirited partners. 
LGBTQIA2S+  always welcome.

Couple Sessions 

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Join me in my intimate studio space in Orleans, Ontario for some sweet indoor sessions, using my client wardrobe. Intimate Maternity sessions can be booked for a specific date and time. Newborn lifestyle sessions are booked as a placeholder without a specific date due to the unpredictability of when baby will join us earthside!

In-Studio Intimate Maternity Or Newborn Lifestyle Sessions

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Sandra H.

Crystal has photographed my family several times and we could not be happier with both the process and the outcome. She was amazing with my kids and they had an absolute blast and it shows in the photos. We have them all over our house and get compliments every time. She is so passionate about what she does and I look forward to many more sessions with her. I would recommend her a million times over!

She is so passionate

Masuma K.

Crystal does a fabulous job of taking our family photos! It’s an annual thing for us and my shy little girls always warm up for her!

It's an annual thing for us

This is where I will release all the new dates, times and locations for outdoor family sessions and notify you of any new session types, promotions and sales!

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Now that you know a little bit about me and what I'm doing here, are we ready to take this to the next level?

→ Shooting
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→ Camera Settings
 → Editing

Ever wanted to know the in's and out's of running a successful photography business? 
Book a mentorship package with me! Custom mentorships will soon be available for a number of topics including but not limited to:

Mentorships will soon be available!

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Of Wild Dawn Photography is based in Ottawa, Ontario specializing in family and personal branding photography. My new studio is located in the Orleans suburb of Ottawa, Ontario Canada.