Creating visual memories of your life’s greatest experiences so they will never be forgotten.

Experiencing life with those we love and the connections we share with others are all part of the story we will one day leave behind. Tomorrow will never be the same as today, and photographs are essential for reminiscing, celebrating, and retelling the story of our life’s greatest memories.


Wedding, Birth, and Family Photographer
based in Buffalo, New York // available for travel

We are so lucky we found her to capture our most special day so beautifully. We will forever be grateful.
— Catherine (2018 bride)

From monumental occasions
to everyday moments.

As you grow from a couple to a family (of fur babies or real babies), I am here to grow with you – providing photographs you’ll cherish today and in all the years to come.

Margaret + Eric's Wedding Day

Weddings & Elopements

The Day You Say “I DO”

A wedding day is a significant symbol of commitment between two kindred souls, and one day you will want to have photographs to reflect back on and also share with your closest loved ones. Live in the present moment and leave the documenting to me! I guarantee all your special moments will be well-preserved.

Birth Story Photos by Dawn M Gibson Photography

Birth Stories & First Hours Sessions

the first moments of new life

Nothing will be more life changing than the day your baby is born. Ensure you and your spouse live in the moment AND also have beautiful photos to look back on by welcoming me into your birth (or post-birth) space with you to document the emotional experience and special firsts of your child’s start in life!

 Pentheros Real Life Family Session 2018

Real Life Family Sessions

The Everyday Moments shared together

How many times have you wished you had a photo of a moment shared with your children? Or photos of your family with you in them, not as a selfie? When you invite me into your home for a Real Life Session, I’ll document (and provide you images of) these fleeting moments you cherish and will yearn to remember most.

Hornbuckle Mini Session 2018

Traditional Portrait Sessions

posed portraits for all your keepsake needs

Traditional portrait sessions are perfect for those looking to have beautiful images of themselves alone and/or with loved ones. These sessions provide intentional, natural posing, set in an outdoor scene that best ties with your own personality or photography needs while providing any traditional portraits you’re heart may be seeking!


First things, first.

Before we begin, I’d like to thank you so much for being here and having interest in my work. How you first met, the tiny details that make your story unique, and the big dreams and plans for your future days ahead are all details I’m so, so excited to hear about. But before you adopt me into your family as your lifelong photographer, let’s first start with a hello and a conversation to discuss how I can help with your upcoming photography needs!

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Not only is [Dawn] the friendliest and one of the most genuine people I’ve ever met but she went out of her way to really get to know my husband and I to make our pictures as personal to us as possible!
She’s a decision you’ll never regret.
— Rachel (2017 bride)