Dawn -  Photographer at Photography by Chanda in Huntersville NC. 28078Dawn - Photographer at Photography by Chanda in Huntersville NC. 28078

Dawn's Story

Hi, I’m Dawn Strouse, an Artist, a Teacher, a Mom, a woman of strong Faith and a driven health care career woman who left the rat race behind. I chose to follow my True Joy creativity and purpose which I want to share with the world

My photography encapsulates an authentic spirit embracing low key vibes, keeping life simple with only purpose and meaning in mind.  I feel old telling you this, but my life experiences have led me down this path of authenticity since 2006 when I had my first daughter. Sulli was only  27 weeks old weighing in at a whopping 2.6 pounds.  I hired Chanda to document our new little miracle. This one interaction changed our lives forever...we could be sisters!  She saw a talent in me that I was not confident enough to see yet.  Since I have always been an artist, creativity has come naturally to me. I was accustomed to paint and brush. So, I tried stepping outside my comfort zone and I picked up my first camera and I never looked back

When I am not busy teaching high school art and yearbook, or running a small in-home art business, I am at home barefoot in North Carolina, with my two daughters Sulli & Scarlet, high school sweetheart Thomas, 2 Dogs, 11 chickens and some koi fish.  I will be in my Eno if you can’t find me.

I am thrilled to meet you and those that you love in the places and moments that bless you with Joy and Purpose. 


Much Love,  Dawn