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  • Welcome to my blog! My name is Dawn Ratliff and here you can see some of my recent work and see what is going on with the Ratliff Family. This is a some business and some personal. You will probably learn a lot about us here! I live and work in the Dallas / Fort Worth area with my husband and 2 girls.

    I love capturing the lives and personalities of my clients. My sessions are relaxed and fun producing images with a vintage boutique style you will cherish.

    Please feel free to leave a comment, everyone loves to hear comments on their kids on the blog! And we would love to hear from you! Check back often to hear about specials and the current news from A New Day.

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Total fun

Getting to photograph this sweet boy has been so fun.  He is a good natured little man, and just out right adorable.

He is also at the age where he is interested in everything and curious.

But, oh, that smile.  And that hair.  I love the little curls of his hair.

His beautiful mom just adores him.  And I love that I can capture that for them.

Don’t blink, mom. Soon your little man will be driving, and you will wonder where that boy who loved the orange watering pail went.

I had literally,  the best time seeing the smile on his face as he made a total mess in the fountain.  And the fact that mom said that “This is him. Take pictures of him happy!” was the perfect ending to our little session at the Gardens.




Making it look easy

This family is such a photogenic family.  They make it look so easy. Such a beautiful family.

I can always count on mom pulling together great outfits, and having everyone look great.

Smiles and sweet faces.  I love seeing them every year. Just wanted to get a few of my favorite images posted.



Of course I love this one!





A little something more.

Did you know that A New Day does headshots?

Yes, we sure do!

Business, Facebook, Children, Corporate.

We do on location and at our studio.

Email or call for information!





The Stubbe kids

Just wanted to post a few more from our mini sessions at the warehouse.

These are the sweet Stubbe kids. This family is so sweet and full of personality.

I love the tummy shot.  It just shows little kid personalities and just the sweetness of childhood.

Those smiles are perfect.


Fall Family post

Just getting some families up on the blog.

Christmas came and went and it proved to be a very busy and tricky season.

Two words.

Texas Weather.

The weather was NO help.

Loved all the faces, new and previous clients. Just wanted to share a few.

This is a dear friend I have know since graduate school.  I love how she matched her family so well.


Oh sassy!