About ANDREA DOZIER
Fine Art Wedding Photographer
Photographer based in Dayton, Ohio
Available for travel.
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Photography as an art form was introduced to me while I was in college earning my degree in Graphic Design. It began as a curiosity, but naturally evolved into my career. Styling food in my kitchen for school projects & taking snapshots of my son, unknowingly opened doors to photograph weddings & portraits. Six years later, I've slowly cultivated my craft in the art of photography. I want every image to stand on its own, yet always have a greater purpose in a collection. My style pulls from elements of fine art theory, but I also play a discriminating observer who is in tune with a scene to capture the slightest details a face can express.
My aim is to capture authenticity. Usually there are only minutes, maybe even seconds, to carefully allow someone to expose who they are and get the unspoken permission to photograph them without the constraints of awareness. I've learned how to be discreetly proficient with my equipment, while also being sensitive to the energy of the people around me. My approach is simple, kind, and direct. I gently communicate my ideas & always allow room to patiently observe what I want to remember in the scene of a moment. I smile often and Grandmas love me.
In 2014, I began to connect with local (women owned) businesses to work on several commercial photography projects. I enjoy applying my background in design to create a complete visual branding experience through photography. If you have a unique business idea or want to reconstruct your online appearance, please get in touch with me.
I live in Dayton with my two sons. You can find me weaving in and around Dayton's Oregon District for local coffee & tasty eats. After hours I like to share tidbits on my Instagram & write on my personal blog, Tether & Fly.
- There's a good chance I'm editing your photos while singing Katy Perry or Ben Howard.
- I'd rather wander around looking for a taco truck than bother to make them myself. With that said, I'm really good at making tacos. Trust me.
- My boys have a male Beta fish named Sue. Found out he is a he after we named him Sue. I'm all over the "Boy Named Sue" jokes that my sons don't understand.
- My bicycle has a basket (of course).
- Grew up in an old house, & despite my allergies to dust, I love living in an old home.
- I've taught both my sons how to play baseball and take pride in being a tee ball coach!
- I'll take the best "Tinder worthy" pictures of the people in your wedding party. Promise.
On My Personal Instagram Lately...
My background in graphic design and my comprehensive work experience are the reasons why I enjoy the variety of accepting weddings, portrait sessions, & commercial projects. Most of the photography I do can be explained by these three categories-
Wedding Photography - Capture intimate moments from engagement sessions and weddings, and preserve them through prints, albums, & heirloom wooden boxes.
Commercial & Editorial Photography - Translate concepts into imagery. Represent small businesses' visual brand identity through specialized photography that illustrates the client's vision.
Portrait Photography - Create a relaxing environment for pictures, specializing in newborn lifestyle sessions and headshots with personality.
I use Nikon professional digital cameras (D700 & D800) & exceptional Nikkor Lenses. I prefer my 50 1.4, 24 1.4, and 85 1.4. The 24-70 2.8, 60 micro, & 70-200 2.8 are standard additions to each wedding. For receptions, I use off camera flashes powered by PocketWizard triggers and SB 910 flashes. I love being hired to second shoot with other Nikon photographers in Ohio.
Postcards and Pretties 09/25/2010 | "Apple Orchard Session"
Hooray Blog 10/28/2010 | "Mock Party: Halloween"
Hooray Blog 12/14/2010 | "Christmas Inspiration with Berries"
Hooray Blog 12/16/2010 | "Mock Party: Christmas"
Hooray Blog 01/05/2011 | "New Year's Party"
Ruffled Blog 02/09/2011 | "Icy Blue Winter Wedding Ideas"
100 Layer Cake 03/11/2011 | "Handmade Military Inspired Portrait Session"
Design*Sponge 03/21/2011 | "Sneak Peak of Alli Michelle of Hooray Design"
Hooray Blog 04/06/2011 | "Easter Dessert Table"
Hooray Blog 04/14/2011 | "DIY Billy Button Flowers"
Green Wedding Shoes 07/05/2011 | "Soil Mates Engagement in a Garden"
A Subtle Revelry e-magazine called Styled. 09/07/2011 | The Art of Autumn Merrymaking a piece called "Figs on the Table with Alli Michelle"
Style Me Pretty 08/09/2011 | "Pete & Erin at Carillon Park"
In Honor Of Design 11/12/2012 | e-magazine "Holiday Gift Guide" Cover
Classic Bride 04/09/2013 | "Miami University of Ohio Wedding"
Dayton Daily News 10/08/2014 | "Dayton Native’s Passion Turns into Confetti"
Colin Cowie Weddings "Clicking with Engagement Photos" June 2012
Lost & Found Vintage Rentals "Photographer of the Month Interview" May 2014
Dayton's Best Instagram "Featured Photographer" December 2014
Experience & Work History
2008 Associate of Applied Science in Visual Communications
from Sinclair (VIS.S.AAS)
2009 - current Wedding & Portrait Photographer at Andrea Dozier| Boutique Photography. Wedding assignments across Ohio, Minnesota, Michigan, Rhode Island, and New York. Various portrait & commercial projects.
2010 Attended Simply Bloom Photography workshop in Huntsville, Alabama.
2011 - current Assistant photographer & second shooter to better understand client relations, organizational timeline planning, posing, & to gain off camera lighting experience. Worked with over a dozen photographers in over twenty weddings. Some of the photographers I've been honored to work with are Theo Civetello, Bonnie Hill, & Jose Mesa.
2014 Newborn Photographer for Bella Baby Photography at Miami Valley Hospital & Good Samaritan Hospital. Photographed newborns in hospital rooms, learned newborn safety in posing, broadened my photography skills by consistently taking pictures in challenging environments, (like the NICU), and managed a workflow with daily time constraints.
2014 - current Photographer & Art Director for Skin Food by Aubrey. Developer and consultant of visual brand identity, product photography, still life & lifestyle photography, and web design.
2014 - current Photographer for Dayton's Taylor Monroe. Fashion look book photography and inventory photography. Created and currently maintain a consistent brand identity through photography.
2014 - current Founder, designer, photographer, & writer at the blog, Tether & Fly.
2015- current Associate Photographer at Blush Boudoir, a premiere, one of a kind, studio located in downtown Dayton. All glamour & boudoir sessions will be photographed through Blush, please check out their site, here, for booking information.
2015-current Introduced Andrea Belle Studios, LLC to replace Andrea Dozier | Boutique Photography. Please see my old blog here.