Santa Rosa Beach/30A Photographer

Lifestyle Photographer on 30A

How can we become still? By moving with the stream. —Tao Te Ching

My approach to family portraits and wedding photography lies in my 35 years of experience in the portrait photography industry. In 1997 I moved away from the traditional portrait industry in my home town of Nashville, Tn to the fresh & modern philosophy of lifestyle photography that is embodied in the 30A & South Walton area .

Whether I am photographing a family or children that I have just met, a nervous, yet excited bride before she walks down the isle, models for a fashion photography job, documentary travel, etc.. my images tend to render simplicity and capture the importance of uniqueness in my subjects.
Having a trusted connection between myself and my subject helps our session stay relaxed and fun. I tend not to pose my subjects too much, but instead, through conversation, stop them when I find they’re in their most natural position and comfortable with me, Only then does the camera become invisible and my subject’s true character is so beautifully enhanced.

Through the years my expressive style of portraiture has become highly recognized to the 30A area as the proverbial lifestyle island portrait.

30A Photographer Dawn Chapman Whitty
30A Photographer Dawn Chapman Whitty



30A Photographer Dawn Chapman Whitty 22
30A Photographer Dawn Chapman Whitty 23

Kind Words

Many thanks to all our loyal customers who took the time to leave a review about their photo session experience with Dawn Chapmany Whitty Photography! We really appreciate the kind words.

We need photos all of the time here at the office for Deja-vu and for Judith March. Dawn Anderson is one talented photographer. In the fashion industry everyone always needs everything we tend to make last minute photo shoot requests...but somehow Dawn always comes through for us. She is so artsy, bohemian, and simply amazing!!! I just wanted to share some of the photos she has taken for me..for work and for play. Did I mention that she has the most beautiful family?? Her sweet baby Chap and talented musician/husband Mike make up this fabulous family.

One Talented Photographer


I couldn't have been happier with my wedding photographs! I remember the first time looking through the proofs and thinking how I'd forgotten, in the whirl of such a a busy day, so much my special day. It told a story. Each special moment and emotion captured. Dawn is incredibly talented, and I am very grateful to her for the fantastic memories. Shortly after, Dawn photographed our family, including our new daughter, Claire. Again, I was thrilled with her work. We could relax, be ourselves, and let Dawn do what she does best. Thank you, Dawn!

Happy Bride, Happy Mother


Judith March Christmas Card. . .the Christmas card I sent out this year from Fox & me . . .and the Judith March Christmas card. . . We had so much fun during this photo shoot at the Boat house in Watercolor. The monarch butterflies were everywhere. Thank you Dawn for another fabulous photo shoot.

Stephanie Nichols


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Areas We Serve

Rosemary Beach, Seaside, Watercolor, Gayton, Santa Rosa Beach, 30A, Destin




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