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Dawn M. Wayand Photography

New York City, New York, New York

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Dawn M. Wayand Photography offers professional photography services at competitive rates in Dawn’s fully-equipped Midtown Studio and/or in various indoor and outdoor locations in any of the five boroughs of New York City.

Contact Dawn at (347) •••-•••• or at b•••••@••••.

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The world is a beautiful place and we are each beautiful people. I love to capture moments in time and when I'm not capturing moments in time, I'm creating moments in time to capture. The secret to taking a great photograph is being aware of your surroundings and being willing to push the boundaries in the creative process.

I like to make sure I'm 100% on the same page as my client before starting a new project. I feel this is important so as to not waste anyone's time or money. First and foremost, I would like to get to know my client a little better, even if it is a 15 minute sit-down prior to a shoot. This helps me learn a lot about my client, much of which helps me during the photo shoot in getting my subject to relax. This is important to get a good flow going as nervousness will show in an image. Beyond some basic personal questions for the shoot, I might ask questions such as: 1) for what purpose does the client intend to use the photos I'm creating as this allows me to tailor the photo shoot custom to the client's needs; 2) what preferences, if any, does the client have for the photo shoot and the end results as again, this helps me to get on the same page with my client to create from them exactly what they envision.

The uncertainty. I sometimes have an idea in mind before I walk onto set but many times its not until I walk on set that I start having creative flashes of ideas and they begin to flow like a waterfall. It's an amazing experience to be able to express them in a finished product.

I have been drawing and painting since the age of 6, and I don't mean finger painting! I started with oils, moved to acrylics and dabbed in watercolor. Then I picked up a camera on my first trip to Europe in 2001. The rest is history. I only decided to formalize my business a few years ago, although I have been shooting since 2001.

I love personalities. I respect that everyone is completely different and its great to get to know each individual person. I tend to quickly adapt and cater to each person I know. I love what I do when I have a camera in my hand and the job of creating the end result of something my client envisions. I'm dedicated, responsible and personable. I've been told by most of my clients that I am one of their favorite photographers because I have such a positive, "can-do" attitude and because I'm easygoing while at the same time, demonstrating that I'm very genuine and a hard-worker. I'm a creator. Let me tell your story.

Services

Who are you? How would you describe yourself? They say “a picture says a thousand words”, and that is the goal at Dawn M. Wayand Photography, to show you you are – the “real” you – not the “posed” you, what you are about, your passions and your dreams through timeless pictures. Studio sessions take place in Dawn’s Midtown studio in Manhattan and outdoor sessions take place anywhere in the 5 Boroughs: Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Bronx and Staten Island; as well as other location in New York*.

A portrait session typically includes the following steps – before, during AND after the shoot:

A questionnaire and interview to determine what might work best for her client’s image staging,
A vision creation/mood board for her client’s photo session,
Wardrobe recommendations,
Location scouting,
A hair/makeup artist and assisting team on the day of the photo shoot,
Up to 3 wardrobe changes – time permitting – to obtain a variety of looks for her client for digital or print production,
Retouching of up to 10 images from the shoot at no additional charge,
Portrait printing consultation and services, and
Don’t show what the world should see, show who you are. Contact Dawn to schedule your portrait session today!

* Additional fees apply for locations outside of the 5 Boroughs of NYC.

Your headshot is your one chance to put yourself out there and connect to the world whether it is in front of the corporate world or in front of a casting agent or director. It is your brand – your identity, and in that, your headshot needs to capture the genuine you, the personal you, the real you.

Our goal at Dawn M. Wayand Photography is to capture all of those aspects of you in the most engaging and intriguing way possible. It’s important that your audience connect with you and we want to help you make that connection by producing a high-quality, relatable photo.

A headshot session typically includes the following steps – before, during AND after the shoot:

A questionnaire and interview to determine what might work best for your needs,
Wardrobe recommendations,
A hair/makeup artist and assisting team on the day of the photo shoot,
Up to 4 wardrobe changes – time permitting – to obtain a variety of looks for you to choose from when putting your headshot out to the world,
Three (3) retouched images from the shoot at no additional charge*, and
An optional composite card consultation and services for actors.
High-quality prints are available at an additional cost.

* Additional images may be retouched and provided at an additional charge.

Portfolios and composite cards speak volumes in the world of modeling. You might be drop dead gorgeous in front of an agent, but do you photograph well? This is what can make or break your modeling career.

As a former model herself, not only does Dawn understand many facets of the business and empathize with upcoming models looking to break into it, she knows what agencies do and don’t look for in a model and spends extra time working with each client to achieve the best images for that model’s portfolio.

An initial modeling portfolio session typically includes the following steps – before, during AND after the shoot:

A questionnaire and interview to determine what might work best for her client’s portfolio,
A vision creation/mood board for the model’s photo session,
Wardrobe recommendations,
Location scouting,
A hair/makeup artist and assisting team on the day of the photo shoot,
Up to 6 wardrobe changes – depending on package chosen – to obtain a variety of looks for the model to choose from for their portfolio,
A seelct number of retouched images from the shoot at no additional charge*,
Comp card and portfolio consultation and services, and
An optional discussion on observations from the photo shoot, going over ALL photos from the shoot and Dawn providing any necessary suggestions for improvement. She will also give tips for making a good impression on agents and provide ideas for getting your foot in the door and/or supplementing your income doing what you love (this session is separate and optional – an extra nominal fee will apply if session is desired).

Enlist Dawn’s experience in the field, general creativity and her fun team on your shoot to help create your professional calling cards. You will walk away with more than a few pictures, you’ll walk away with an exceptional learning experience!

* Number of retouched images is based on the model portfolio shoot package chosen. Additional images may be retouched and provided at no additional charge upon agreement of a model release for use of images in Dawn’s print and online portfolios as well as in her educational articles on select photography topics.

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