My name is Dawn Castor (a.k.a. Dawn McNally) and I have a non-traditional, candid approach to my wedding photography. When photographing a wedding, I shoot a combination of candids, posed candids, traditional formal shots and of course, fun pictures!
I do not feel that you should be rushed or that any professional you hire should have control of your wedding day. Your wedding should be on your schedule, not your photographers. I love my job and want to be there!
I have worked as a professional wedding photographer for 19 years with a concentration on the Raleigh through Charlotte areas of NC, down through Charleston and Myrtle Beach areas of SC. My rates are extremely reasonable and my results are unique, eye-catching, and memorable.You receive your printing rights!
Philosophy and Details:
My job is to document your day ~ however long that is, and however many pictures that calls for. That is why my 2 main packages do not have an hour limit!
I don’t believe a photographer should put a limit on the number of photographs that are taken for an event as important and unpredictable as a wedding. My focus is making sure you get great wedding pictures.
I give my couples the printing rights to their images. This enables my customers to get extremely inexpensive prints and allows me to concentrate on being a photographer, not a salesperson.
Every job I book, I shoot. I would never send an “assistant” to shoot your wedding. I do charge travel fees for travel over 1 hour from my location (Lake Wylie/South Charlotte area) and these travel fees vary based on circumstances (if hotel is needed, etc.).
I book on a “monthly capacity” basis. This is the maximum number of weddings that I am able to shoot per month while maintaining the ability to provide quality work on your images, as well as great customer service for my couples. Enjoying my job and customers is more important to me than how much income I can squeeze into a month! This means that even if I have your particular date available, I will not accept the contract if I have already reached that particular month’s capacity of bookings. The Charlotte area has many Friday and Sunday weddings as well as Saturday, so certain months can fill up quickly!