What is a Boutique Photographer?

When you think of a boutique, you may think of a small clothing store or a jewelry shop that offers specialty products and personalized customer service. You may not get the same customer service or quality product if you go to a big box retailer or department store.

The boutique or “full service” model is applied here at Dawn Matthes Photography. The decision to have portraits done is not only an investment of your money, but your time. It’s important to carefully craft an experience and end product to capture those memories.

So how does being a boutique photographer benefit YOU, the client?

From the moment of the first inquiry, it is important that I learn as much as I can about you. We will have an in person consultation.  I want to know about your personal likes and dislikes, so I can be sure the session is crafted to fit your style.  It will also give you a chance to get to know me better and ask any questions you may have.  

At Dawn Matthes Photography, I strive to get the best possible photos from each and every session. During our chats, we will craft your ideal session by picking props and setups that will match your child’s nursery or home decor.  We can incorporate family heirlooms or trinkets and finally, choose a locations that match your family’s personality. Being a boutique photographer, I maintain a limited schedule to be sure that your memories are given the personal attention you deserve. You don’t have to worry about being rushed through your session and you can be assured I will not retouch your images hastily. By choosing to take on a limited amount of clients and/or projects, I give you the highest quality service and product the first time!

It is often defeating to me when clients would admit to their picture disc being left in a drawer or even in some instances loosing their disc during a move or while “spring cleaning”.  Your memories are entirely too important to sit on a disc. I believe that your memories deserve to be printed which is why I offer quality tangible art that will last. By meeting once again after your session, I can help to design your art to fit you and your home on a personal level. It gives me the opportunity to offer my expert advice and provide samples for you to see and touch. I personally dislike ordering online because I am a visual and physical person. If I cannot feel or touch the product, I often have anxiety about buying that product.  Once your products come to me, I inspect them to be sure your products are up to quality standards and package for you and your family to enjoy!  I personally package all my clients orders in a special photobox and some extra’s that make this experience special.



Offering a personalized experience is something I strive to do with each and every client. Memories are happening now. Let me help you preserve them for years to come with your very own session!