Los Angeles Portrait and Event photographer

dawn bowery portrait photographer
photo credit Hilary Stauffer

Thank you for visiting my website and taking the time to look at my work. I specialize in creative portrait, editorial, corporate, and event photography in Los Angeles, London and surrounding areas.

My background in film and television digital visual effects is evident in my classic composition, colour treatment, attention to detail and highly skilled retouching. I pride myself on being able to connect with people from all different walks of life and being able to put them at ease in front of the camera to capture flattering and creative portraits that tell a story. I have the experience to deliver high quality work with a fast turnaround tailored to meet individual requirements.

Having always been fascinated by places, people and cultures I find photography the perfect medium to capture and store the emotions of a moment in time. It has allowed me to stop and find stillness in this fast paced world and to glimpse into different lives. With fine art photography, the aim is to bring the environment; the story behind a moment directly into the imagination of the viewer, resulting in them feeling connected to the subject. I find that taking the photograph is just the beginning of a long journey of creativity.

I undertake commissions for various photographic projects including creative portraits, editorial portraits, headshots, slice of life documentary for families, events and fine art.

All destinations are welcome – I love to travel!

If you would like to discuss any projects, please fill in the form on the contact page. Thank you.

Client list

My clients range from national and international brands, to smaller companies and private clients. No two clients are the same and I pride myself on working closely with each client from concept to completion. dawn bowery photography clients

Professional Membership

I am an active member of BAFTA ( British Academy for Film and Television Arts ) and ASMP ( American Society of Media Photographers )


Promax/BDA 2007 Gold: Europe Design Awards: Best Drama Promo “Nip/Tuck”

BDA 2005 Gold: Europe Design Awards: Best Use of Typography “England in South Africa'”

Promax 2005 Silver: Europe Promotion Awards: Best Television Campaign “Sky Box Office – Easy”

Promax 2004 Silver: Europe Promotion Awards: Best Subscription Promo “Premiership Plus Xmas Season Ticket”

Dawn Bowery promax bda awards

Finalist in Wanderlust magazine’s: Photographer of the year 2011

In 2011, my entry in Wanderlust magazine’s “Photographer of the year” competition made it through to the final six from over 10,000 entries! To read more about this click here.

wanderlust magazine, competition, travel photographer of the year

wanderlust magazine competition, travel photographer of the year finalist

Coffee Table Book

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I’ve recently published a photography coffee table book about an eclectic mix of fifty of my fellow Brits and their personal journey’s to the city of Angeles. From actors to acrobats, butler to boxer – this book is an inspirational read full of stunning portraits. Check out my book “California Dreaming: Real Life Stories of Brits in L.A.


My photograph “Essaouira Street” was selected for the Royal Academy of Arts summer exhibition 2009 and exhibited at the Portland Gallery in London. I have had solo shows at Waterman’s and the Tricycle Gallery in London. I have exhibited at Los Angeles Art Association and TAG Gallery  and my work is in private collections in the UK, USA and Australia. Photographs from my fine art collection are all for sale and can be viewed here. All fine art images are available for sale.

moroccan fine art photography

Essaouira Street

morocco fine art photography royal academy of arts, summer exhibition

Royal Academy of Arts, Summer Exhibition

dawn bowery Tricycle Gallery, London