Hi, I’m Dawn and I’m thrilled that you’ve stopped by my mini slice of the internet!

I’m an intimate wedding and personal brand photographer calling San Diego, CA home. I moved to sunny SoCal last summer from Milwaukee, WI all because of my lovely husband and his career with the Navy. I’ve switched out my snow boots for flip-flops and am loving every second of sunshine!

You know what brings me joy? Helping couples and personal brands just like you! 

Firstly, I think marriage is awesome! You’ve chosen each other today and every day to come, that deserves to be celebrated! I’m here to help support you throughout your planning process and capture your amazing day as it naturally unfolds. The end result? Gorgeous, fun images that take you right back to the moment! I’m your gal for all things timeline, family photo wrangling, and capturing sweet candid pics of you two, and SO much more. 

You’re a personal brand or creative that is slayyying the biz scene and doing ALL the things! You’d love to connect with more clients. I can help elevate your brand through beautiful, true to life visuals that will attract more of your tribe and create an even more positive impact. 

I’ve been photographing love, life, and personal brands for over 10 years. I began assisting local photographers and through countless learning moments (I refuse to call them failures haha!) I grew into Dawn Silva Photos as of 2015. It’s safe to say that I LOVE connecting with and photographing people. I truly enjoy creating an experience in where you feel comfortable and empowered to be yourself! Laughing is always encouraged :)

When I don’t have my camera in hand while throwing down dad jokes to make my clients giggle, I love spending the day exploring San Diego with my sweet husband. Hiking and breweries (in no particular order) are favs. Also, I really enjoy cooking for a house full of fam and friends with delish food, drink, and excellent convo filling the night. Keeping my apartment balcony garden thriving has been my newest endeavor. Any tips are greatly appreciated.

Let’s get some bevies/tacos and chat about your wedding day or personal brand vision! 

Please email me at or fill out my contact form, here.