Fresh, Natural Lake City Wedding Photography by Dawn McKinstry Photography
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Dawn McKinstry


A little about me… I’m a small town girl who loves to travel and is a bit on the shy side.  ;)  That may be mostly due to the fact that I am a twin, and she was the talkative one growing up. But get to know me – and I’ll chat up a storm.  I love talking photography and weddings, so give me a call and we’ll chat!

A little about my experience… I’ve been shooting weddings throughout Florida and the Southeast US since 2008.  I am also a PPA Certified Professional Photographer.

Email or call me and we’ll chat!




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Aletha – One Year

March 1st, 2014

This is an older session, but I had to share these cute images from this family session!frog wall with family

casual family session

baby smirk

family pictures under oak tree


Print Sale!

September 24th, 2013

My online galleries finally have a shiny new look!  Go check them out here. To celebrate, I’m having a sale! I don’t do sales very often, but for a limited time everything is 20% off, including all client online galleries! If you’ve ever been in front of my lens go visit your gallery at to view and order prints, downloads, and products for 20% off!  And feel free to forward this to friends and family, prints make great holiday gifts.  ;)

Don’t miss this sale!





It’s time for Christmas Cards!

September 12th, 2013

Christmas in September Special Event!

It might seem early, but it’s that time of year to order Christmas Cards!

It may still be in the 90′s here in Florida, but it’s that time of year to book your Christmas Card session!  This year I will be holding mini sessions for Christmas Card sittings in Gainesville and Alachua/High Springs throughout the month of September.

Session includes:
- 30 minute session,
- a set of 25 custom designed cards (includes envelopes)
$200 fee

Sessions are limited, so contact me now!

Gainesville Sessions:
Friday September 13th
Thursday September 19th
Friday September 20th

Alachua/High Springs Sessions:
Saturday September 21st
Sunday September 22nd


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Farm Family Portraits

September 12th, 2013

In celebration of her birthday, Hannah asked me to photograph her and her pets. As a former horse owner and lover of all pets, as well as a friend of Hannah’s, I was thrilled to photograph this session for her. Little did I know how much personality each of her pets had!

cat portrait

orange tabby cat, natural cat portrait

pet portrait

dog with horses portrait

Here’s an outtake of a setup of a shot of all the dogs and one cat in the gorgeous evening light.  ;)

pet photography outtake


Junior League of Gainesville Kick-off Party

September 15th, 2012

Last month the Junior League of Gainesville kicked off the 2012-2013 league year by getting together with good friends over good food. I have the honor of being not only a league member, but also the official league photographer this year.

Are you a League member? Were you there? Click on the photo below to check out the gallery and see…