Thursday, January 31, 2008

Oliver's 10th month!!

Welllllll, the weather's been crazy here in good ol' Springfield, MO! Monday's temperature started in the 60's and by afternoon, it was 27 degrees... the weatherman said we dropped 20 degrees in half an hour. Typical Missouri weather. Today, we're watching it snow like mad, and we could think of nothing cuter to share than Oliver all bundled up for his 10th month shoot; we can't believe he's almost one year old!

Hope all of you are staying warm this winter!!

Post by Christi

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Need to buy a great home in Springfield?

Hey All! I just wanted to s this website of a great house here in Springfield. They are clients of mine who are going to build so their house is on the market. I LOVE this house! I tel them that every time I shoot there. I am a huge fan of this subdivision, all the homes have such great character. This is not a cookie cutter neighborhood.
Hope you like it and buy it!

Thursday, January 10, 2008

The New Dry Boda Bags!

Okay so I got my new weatherproof Boda Bags! I am thrilled because there is now a smaller size, we lovingly refer to it as "baby boda" around here. :-) The girls (Kyla and Christi) and I decided they needed to be photographed and blogged for all the photographers out there. So here are some pics we took this morning. For all the girl photographers out there looking for a smaller bag to use during events "baby boda" is PERFECT! They nailed it on this one! Here is Boda's website for those who want to check it out further Also check out the jgarner blog for info!

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

The Dawn Shields Team!

We are now booking weddings for my two associate photographers! This is such an exciting step for us. They have both photographed their own weddings but we made them a very important part of our business. For the couples who love my style but due to the fact I'm booked or my pricing doesn't work with their budget we now have an incredible alternative for them and that is The Dawn Shields Team. Scott and Christi both have been fully trained by me and are wonderful photographers I believe in 100%. They both have started booking up very quickly. That just let us know there was a need for their services in the photography industry, and more importantly that brides loved their style of photography! Please click the link above or go to and take a look at their work. we would love to hear your thoughts!

Monday, January 7, 2008

Winter Promotion Book

We participated in the winter All About Weddings Bridal Show this past weekend and launched our new promotion book. We thought for those of you who couldn't make it to the show we would post a slide show of the book here.

Studio Christmas Party

Here are some photos from our Christmas Party at Ocean's Zen.

Kim Nave- Wedding Coordinator that helps us out with our big weddings. She is the owner of Signature Weddings by Kim

Christi Clark- Associate Photographer and Production Artist

Scott Cotton- Associate Photographer

Kyla Knight- Sr Production Artist

Michael Reynolds- Production Artist

(Dustin in the back in the stripes is Dawn's assistant)
(Dawn is in the red in the front row, everybody else is pictured above!)
The Whole Dawn Shields Gang!
Happy New Year Everyone!