Dawn Michelle Downey is a photographer who enjoys shooting life as it unfolds in front of her. Being able to capture snippets of the intricate stories of life excite her. This excitement is why her passion lies in finding and photographing the spontaneous moments of those around her. “There are many different types of photography, and there is beauty in all of it. But there’s just something about being able to capture the emotions that a person feels when they’re caught up in the moment, whatever that moment may be. It’s a slice of special.” Dawn was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York – a stone’s throw away from where she was exposed to the eclectic art scene of New York City. Dawn is now enjoying life in Wake Forest, North Carolina where she specializes as a wedding and portrait photographer. She loves sharing life with her husband, Chad and her sons, Zaan and Ness.