Meet the Team

 
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DAWN CHARLES x EMILY MAGERS

 
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DAWN CHARLES

a California girl living in Oregon with my hunk of a husband, sweet daughter, and adorable bulldog. When I'm not editing in my yoga pants (which is never), I'm probably drinking coffee, traveling, hiking, or online shopping.

I've been pursuing photography for 9 years, and became a full time wedding photographer in 2013 after graduating from Cal State University Long Beach with a degree in Photography.  My favorite thing about being a wedding photographer is that it allows me to constantly meet new people and explore new places. I'm drawn to in-between moments, and documenting authentic emotion. I like to stray from the traditional and get a little weird. I love making people feel like rock stars and creating client relationships that turn into lifelong friendships. If I wasn't a photographer, I would love to be a teacher. Leading workshops, and offering mentor sessions has been one of my favorite aspects of my career. Cultivate has truly been life changing and I can't believe it's my job! I'm an open book with no secrets, and I truly enjoy helping others learn and grow in their creative career. I wholeheartedly believe this is what God created me to do and am so grateful to be able to bless others while doing what I love!

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EMILY MAGERS

Hi Friend!! I’m Emily and I am an intimate wedding photographer based in Los Angeles. I love Jesus with every fiber in my being, community, and coffee (even though I'm convinced it does nothing for me). I might be 100% unhealthy obsessed with my English Bulldog, River but it’s totally fine. Which brings me to my life motto which is "Must pet all the dogs". The moments in between are something I live for. Amazon prime is another thing (can I get an amen?!). Traveling to every national park is on my bucket list and after breakfast naps (I promise, it’s a thing) is my 6th love language.

Most importantly, I am a vulnerability advocate, community is my whole heart, people are my thing, and telling love stories, like the ones that make me ugly cry tears of joy, has always been my favorite. Photography has been so incredibly life-giving to me over the past 4 years and I am so pumped to share with you everything I know, everything I have failed at, and of course, encourage you to be the absolute raddest girlboss in the biz! Did we just become best friends? YEP. I cannot wait to meet you!

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