Customer Testimonials

 

Excerpts from recent letters and e-mails:

 

Dawn was very helpful & professional. We loved having her during our wedding. She was so easy to work with & we will definitely use her for our next session. Betsy Shimberg, Tampa, FL ~ 2017

on Gigmasters.com:  Betsy gave you the following star ratings based on your service at their event (1=lowest, 5=highest):
  • Professionalism: 5
  • Quality of service: 5
  • Ability to handle special requests: 5
  • Willingness to recommend to a friend: 5
  • Overall satisfaction: 5

 

I just looked through all of them. Wow! You did a GREAT job of capturing everything Dawn. Thanks again! Scott Zipse, Tampa, FL ~ 2017

 

Absolutely beautiful, you did a fantastic job on my daughter’s pictures, your talent is amazing. We love them all very much..we are all so pleased. Again thank you so much! Lorrie Caddell, Brandon, FL ~ 2016

 

They came out so beautiful. Thank you very much Dawn! I love them!! Kristena Wimberly, Brandon, FL ~ 2016

 

Dawn is an amazing photographer and you can tell she really cares about you loving your photos. She is extremely reasonable and worth every penny and then some! Book her now, you won’t regret it!! Patricia Bruno, St. Petersburg, FL ~ 2016

 

Dawn was amazing and professional to work with. She made planning a destination wedding easy, as she took the time to speak with me prior to the wedding to go over everything to make sure we would have what we wanted. Dawn was organized, on time, friendly and professional. Many of our guests even told us how great she was. Our photos came out just as we had hoped they would and I would recommend her to anyone looking for a reliable and talented photographer. She kept in touch from start to finish and at the end of our sunset wedding, she was able to stop at the restaurant we booked to take a photo of our cake, which we understood she didn’t have to do. This meant the world to Steve and I and we have beautiful memories that we are able to hang on to forever through Dawn’s creative photography. Jennifer Coleman, Anna Maria Island, FL ~ 2016

 

Middle Gray Photography was amazing! Dawn took the time to understand the kind of pictures I wanted and ensured that those pictures were taken on my wedding day. We used Middle Gray Photography for our engagement photos also and the pictures came out absolutely beautiful. I would definitely recommend Middle Gray Photography to any and every future bride! Brittany Sweeney, Plant City, FL ~ 2016

 

“We were so blessed to find Dawn Castor on Gigmasters.com.  She was so helpful and easy to work with. Her prices fit right into our budget. Dawn has a wonderful personality and was great with our guests and family. It felt so comfortable having her there capturing all of the beautiful moments on our special day. The pictures all came out as breathtaking as the day was. Memories captured in stunningly professional photos!! All that was promised was definitely delivered… In a timely manner. And the sneak peek we got soon after the wedding was great! I am not a patient person. Our sincere thanks to Dawn. Your talent and the beautiful person you are were very appreciated”. ~ Lisa Ferrel Keever, Gulfport FL ~ 2016
Lisa gave you the following star ratings based on your service at their event (1=lowest, 5=highest):
  • Professionalism: 5
  • Quality of service: 5
  • Ability to handle special requests: 5
  • Willingness to recommend to a friend: 5
  • Overall satisfaction: 5

 

Hi Dawn!!!! Thanks so much. The photos look great! Elaine Buttil, Clearwater, FL ~ 2016

 

Thank you and the pictures look amazing! You are everything I thought you would be…. Thank you again David Otzel, Ocala, FL ~ December 2015

 

Thank you so much for photographing our wedding and providing the best photography experience we could have ever hoped for at our wedding! You captured the most special moments of our big day and you suggested so many wonderful poses around the lake and inside the Baughman Center. I will and already have enthusiastically recommended you to others for their events. Dana and Hector Cruz, Gainesville, FL ~ December 2015

 

Thank you, Dawn!!!  Love them!!!  We’ve had so many compliments about our pictures.  Your work is amazing and so prompt!  Thank you for doing a wonderful job!!  Katie Randall ~ July 2015

 

Thank you to Middle Gray Photography for the awesome wedding pictures!  You’re the best!  Loved, loved, LOVED working with Middle Gray Photography for my wedding! Dawn was so easy to work with and our pictures looked spectacular. I highly recommend her to anyone looking for a great wedding photographer at a great price! Angela Roberts ~ May 2015

 

We got our album!!!! I was gone for the weekend for work so I just looked at it!! I LOVE IT!! I could cry!! There are so many awesome pictures!!! You took sooo many pictures haha!!! Thank you so much!! I am so happy!!! I love them so much!!! Thank you so so much! We had such an awesome time with you and I really hope you had fun too!!! Please keep in touch! You are totally part of the crazy family now! Haha!!   Kayleigh Nock, Charlotte, NC ~ October 2014

 

5 star review on WeddingChannel.com:   ” I hired Dawn (Castor) to take the photographs for my daughter and son-in-law’s engagement pics, the bridal portraits, and the wedding. The groom’s mom hired her for the rehearsal dinner. The pictures are fabulous! She’s super efficient and doesn’t miss a thing. I love that her contract includes full printing rights for all the pictures she takes. You’ll receive a proof album with more pictures than you can imagine, CD’s containing all the prints, and full printing rights. You can have your own pictures made, as many as you want, and it won’t cost you a fortune. She’s very personable and professional and she and my daughter hit it off right away. Danielle loved her style. She captures personalities, emotions, the atmosphere of the event, decor, everything! As an added bonus, you won’t wait for months on your photographs. Only a couple of weeks for most things, and a couple weeks longer for the wedding! Compared to other photographers who need 3 to 6 months to give you the pictures, that’s worth a lot! I figure we easily saved a few thousand dollars by being able to have the printing rights and buy our prints wherever we choose.  Please do yourself a favor and call her for a meeting. You will not be disappointed!”

 

Thank you so Much!!!  I have looked at all the pictures about 4 times already lol.  You did an amazing job!!!  Amanda Taylor Harbaugh, Panama City, FL ~ 2013

 

Hey Dawn, just looked at the pictures!! we cant wait to print them out!! thank you so much!!  Melissa and Aaron Land ~ October 2013

 

 OMG I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the pictures!!!!!  These are such a treasure!  Thank you so much Dawn!  I am so excited for our wedding now!  Courtney Sorrell, Charlotte, NC ~ 2013

 

Thank you so much Dawn for doing that for Granny she is so EXCITED!:)  I look at a couple on the website  but felt guilty because Kendrick is not here to see them, but the ones I did see are AMAZING!!!  Thank you for everything you have done!  Jennifer Cooper, York, SC ~ 2013

 

We love the pictures! They are gorgeous!  Thank you!  Erica Hovis, Gastonia, NC ~ 2013

 

Thank you so much for photographing our wedding.  We absolutely love the pictures!  We appreciate you traveling all the way to Lake lure to capture our special day and will gladly recommend you to any friends and family who may need a wedding photographer in the future.  Thanks again!  Gary and Ginny Grantham, Indian Trail, NC ~ 2013

 

Thank you so very much for traveling to Greensboro to take pictures of our wedding.  You are such a kind person and an amazing photographer, which made our day even more wonderful.  We will cherish our photos always!  Love, Wendy and Kyle, Greensboro, NC ~ 2012

 

Thank you so much for the beautiful bridal portraits!  You made me look like a million bucks 🙂  Can’t wait for the wedding photos!  Becky Sautter, Huntersville, NC ~ 2012

 

I want to thank you for being such an amazing photographer!!!  I know that things were crazy with the weather and with trying to get people together for pictures.  You were so patient and kind and I could not have asked for a more wonderful person to work with.  I really appreciated your patience and your willingness to do what photos we requested.  Everyone had great things to say about you and Kyle and I were so happy that you photographed our wedding.  With much gratitude, Wendy Gilliland, Greensboro, NC ~ 2012

 

The pictures are great Dawn!!!  Love them and you did a wonderful job!  So exciting!!!  Tandi and Lee Griffin, Waxhaw, NC ~ 2012

 

We just recently got married and used Middle Gray Photography. Dawn was wonderful!!!! I love the fact that she doesn’t have a time limit. That really allows the pictures to be of the ENTIRE evening! She was professional, courteous, and polite! I requested certain shots to be done and they were. My family can be…. loud…. and she took charge during the family shots! When I received the proofs, there were pictures in there that I had no idea she took and that really is so special to me because the groom and I were pulled in so many different directions. During the ceremony (and the reception for that matter), I don’t even remember seeing her! I can’t say enough wonderful things about Middle Gray! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!   ~ 5 star review on weddingwire.com by Courtney Riggan, Monroe, NC ~ 2012

 

These are wonderful!!!  I was so excited to get them Friday!  Sarah Heath, Charlotte, NC ~ 2012Thanks Sooo much!!  You did SUCH a great job!  Shirley already posted them on her website under blog! Magen Duguay Harvey, Charlotte, NC ~ 2012

 

The pics look AWESOME!!!   Thanks again for the great job capturing memories……and please feel free to use us as a future reference if needed!!   Lance Duguay (father of the bride), Charlotte, NC ~ 2012

 

Just wanted to tell you that everyone loved the photos.  Thanks for all your work and talent!  Hayden and Jessica Jones, Charlotte, NC ~ 2012     Thank you for our wonderful pictures!!!!!!  We have received so many compliments on our pictures, and we couldn’t be more pleased!   Jessica and Jermain Baker, Charlotte, NC ~ 2011

 

The pictures are amazing and sooooo beautiful!!!!   We can’t wait to show them off to our friends and families….it brings all the memories of the day back!   How fun were those outdoor photos!   Thank you so much for all your hard work!   We really appreciate it.  Talk to you soon.   Nancy and Assadi Lightsey, Charlotte, NC ~ 2011

 

Cory and I looked through the pictures last night and thought they looked great!!!  I really appreciate you getting them to us so quickly. The pictures really captured our wedding day and they took us back to our big day without the stress of the actual day.   After my hair issue the morning of the wedding, I was so worried about everything that I didn’t really get to enjoy the day and take it in like I had planned, so I am thrilled to have such wonderful pictures!  You did a great job and I really appreciate everything!!   Sally and Cory Habicht, Charlotte, NC ~ 2011

 

The photos look AMAZING!!!!!  Can’t wait to get some printed!  Thank you so much!  Courtney and Zach Riggan, Monroe, NC ~ 2011

 

Thank you!  We’re on vacation with the entire family and had a blast looking at the pictures.  You did a fabulous job!!   Thanks so much!  You should be very proud of your work.  It’s great!   Teresa Evans (mother of the bride), Belmont, NC ~ 2011

 

The wedding photos are AMAZING!!!  Thank you so much!!  All the pictures are perfect and I could not have asked for any better.  Stephanie and Leo Casana, Matthews, NC ~ 2011

 

Thank you so much for the wonderful pictures!  We absolutely love them!  They were the perfect treat as we got home from our honeymoon!  Thank you so much for all that you did for our wedding.  The pictures are amazing and everyone raves over them.  As we looked through them we enjoyed seeing all the things we missed in the rush and remembering all the special moments we shared.  You are a truly gifted photographer and we are blessed that you were our photographer.  Everyone was  commenting on what a great job you did and we agree!   Thank you again!   Stephanie and Zak Ward, Charlotte, NC ~ 2011

 

I just wanted to let you know that we got our pics and cds.  We absolutely love them!!!  Thank you so much ~ they are beautiful!!! Gina and Brian Donovan, Matthews, NC ~ 2010

 

Your photography is beautiful! We are so thrilled with all of the pictures.  Thank you for all of the time you spent and work that you did to help us have a positive wedding experience and lasting memories of it.  We truly appreciate it! Alicia Kollmar and Brad Kramer, Apex, NC ~ 2010

 

I’ve been meaning to e-mail you but keep getting distracted and looking at the pictures every time I come by my computer.  I got them last week and they are absolutely beautiful!!  I love them all!!!!  My family came into town a few days after I got them and we have been ordering pictures and making photo albums and e-mailing pictures ever since.  Everyone loves them and I can’t thank you enough for your hard work and beautiful pictures.  You were wonderful to work with and I appreciate your patience and willingness to work with us as we tried to gather everyone for big family shots and group photos.  I am so happy I found your site while looking for a photographer and will definitely recommend you to friends in the future.  Thank you soooo much!!! Meghan Mitchell, Mint Hill, NC ~ 2010

 

Oh my gosh I love them all!!!!  So excited to get to see them, I was just talking about how much I wanted to see some pictures right before I got your e-mails!  Thank you for sending me these and I can’t wait to see the rest!!  Can’t thank you enough for all you’ve done and for how great you were to work with!!!  =0) Meghan Gaffney, Mint Hill, NC ~ 2010

 

Hey Dawn!  Sounds great the pics are sooo good ~ we loved it all, Thank you again for coming on such short notice and all the professional advice, we will have time now to do some things with it.  Thanks again MaryBeth Simmons, Wilmington, NC ~ 2010

 

Hey Dawn,  I wanted to tell you thank you again for doing our engagement and wedding pics.  You were a lot of fun to work with and both sets of pictures came out wonderfully!  We couldn’t have asked for anything more. Our favorite picture of ourselves from the 13 years we’ve known each other is the one from the back of the limo that you took after our wedding ceremony.  We’re both in love with it!  It’s getting blown up and put on our wall in our living room.  I’ve recommended you to several people and will continue to do so. I also gave your info to a few of our guests from the wedding.  Hope to work with you again in the future. Megan Masters, Indian Trail, NC ~ 2010

 

Just wanted to let you know we’re in love with our pics!  There isn’t a single one we don’t like.  We can’t choose a favorite for our announcement because they are all so good!  We really enjoyed working with you as well.  Thanks again for everything! Megan Poole, Charlotte, NC ~ 2010

 

Thank you for making our wedding such a memorable day!  The pictures came out great and we have received so many compliments on both the pictures and what a joy you were to work with.  We will recommend you to anyone in need of a great photographer. Ashley Burns, Salisbury, NC ~ 2010

 

Dawn, your work is amazing!  I love the pictures!  They are beautiful!  Thank you for doing such a wonderful job! Jenna Hendrix Linton, Charlotte, NC ~ January 2010

 

We are very thankful for the incredible job you did at our wedding.  You made us feel relaxed and everything went so smoothly, thanks to you.  You were such a pleasure to work with and it was easy to see how much you enjoy what you do.  Thanks again! Francine and Joe Parker, Charleston, SC ~ November 2009

 

Thank you SO much for all that you did for our wedding.  The pictures are just amazing and we couldnt have made a better decision of who to hire as our wedding photographer. Joan Milton, Concord, NC ~ October 2009

 

I can not thank you enough!!!  You have been amazing!  I hear about other wedding photographers (such as: my friend just got married a week after me) and think “thank goodness I had Dawn!!” 🙂 An example of how you compare: Their photographer put an hourly limit on the wedding day which caused problems for the bride, and the photographer seemed anxious to leave.  When asked to take more pics past her hourly limit she rolled her eyes. She is charging them the same price BUT she isn’t putting an album together for them.  Instead they will be swamped with tons of pictures on a couple CDs. Plus, you kept a good distance, you were not in our faces the whole night. Those are just a few things I can think of right now. Thank you Brittany and Michael Pomeroy, Cornelius, NC ~ July 2009

 

We received the pictures on Wednesday!  LOVE THEM!  My only issue is my computer is having trouble loading the cds because there are so many great pictures on them!  I’m getting it to work!  Thank you so much for everything and I can’t thank you enough for the pictures.  You really captured the day beautifully and I’ve received countless compliments on how beautiful your work was. It was truly wonderful working with you!  Please let me know if you need anything anytime! Jessica Willems Creech, Knightdale, NC ~ May 2009

 

Dawn  – they’re beautiful!  You could send me nothing else and I would be happy.  Wow – thank you so much for these.  I can’t wait to see what else you have.  Thank you so much for everything on the day of.  With all the excitement and rain – I was glad you were there to keep things moving.  You did an excellent job.  I have never liked taking pictures and never really been happy with a picture of myself – but these are great.  I actually feel beautiful in them.  Thank you. Michelle and Stephen Mosko, Charlotte, NC ~ May 2009

 

April 2009 ~ 5 star rating review to weddingmapper.com: Dawn is seriously THE BEST!! You can see from the pics I have attached that she loves what she does. For two of the most un-photogenic people on the planet, she came up with shots we will enjoy for our lifetime! Dawn is GREAT, reasonable and gives you rights to all proofs. Unbeatable business! Hire her! photographer reviews written to weddingmapper.com by Renee Caron Simpson of South Carolina

 

LOVED the pictures!!!!  You did an awesome job on our wedding day ~ everybody was so impressed with your ideas and professionalism.  Thank you!!!! Rebecca Honeyager Cale, Hickory, NC ~ January 2007

 

I just wanted to let you know we got the pictures and they are wonderful.  Everyone we have shown them to said you did a fantastic job.  Thank you so much for all your help and time.  I will recommend many people to you.  Thank you again!!! Terri & Gregg Powell, Delaware (Charlotte, NC wedding) ~ June 2006

 

Thank you for photographing our wedding at Daniel Stowe on 9/17/05!  We are enjoying our beautiful photos in our new home!!  Thanks also for your professionalism and promptness in shooting the family shots after the ceremony! Christen Krynock, Charlotte, NC ~ January 2006 (Septmber 2005 wedding)

 

We just received the pictures and they’re so good, we can’t stop looking at them.  Thank you for capturing all those once in a lifetime moments.  You made everyone feel so comfortable with your laid back but professional personality.  We are so happy that we had you for our photographer.  We send our sincerest thank you! Kimiko and Adam Gaul, Raleigh, NC ~ August 2005

 

I just wanted to tell you how much Ryan and I love our pictures!  They are really terrific!!!  I am especially pleased with the ones of just the two of us that you took between the ceremony and reception….we will always treasure them.  You did such a wonderful job and you are so pleasant to work with.  I have already recommended you to several people, but would also be glad to be a reference for you if you ever need one! Megan Butler, Huntersville, NC ~ July 2005

 

The pictures are absolutely beautiful!  I appreciate everything you did!  One of my greatest experiences the day of my wedding was the organization you had.  Thank you and I look forward to referring business your way. Ashley Williams, Concord, NC ~ June 2005

 

Thank you for all of your advice and positive attitude.  You have been great! Ashley and Collin Gilbert, Ft. Mill, SC ~ February 2004

 

Thank you for helping to make our wedding day so special with sincere gratitude and appreciation. Musunga and Hanna Kabwe, Charlotte, NC ~ January 2004

 

Allison’s wedding pictures are awesome!!!!!  Your work shows how much you enjoy and love it.  Words cannot express our appreciation and gratitude. Barbara and Charles Killian, parents of Allison Killian, Stanley, NC ~ December 2003

 

We received several compliments on both your pictures and your creativeness.  I think our guests enjoyed watching from the veranda and were impressed with some of the stuff you had us do.  Thank you for helping us make our day special.  We’re very excited about our wedding pictures! Corrina Bowers, Greensboro, NC ~ November 2003

 

Appreciate the good job.  I overheard general comments about your creativity.  If you need a referral, keep us in mind. Thanks again. The Rogers, Charlotte, NC ~ November 2003

 

More praises showed of pictures last weekend.  You’re wonderful Gwen Clapp, Clover, SC ~ September 2003

 

Thanks very much!  Everyone has loved the pictures.  Thanks for all of your hard work in helping capture our special day and helping to make it everything we had hoped for! Bridget and Adam Tesler, Charlotte, NC ~ July 2003