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Multi International Award Winning Photographer, Michelle Dawkins, specializes in dog photography. By combining the beauty and magic of the water, and surrounding areas of the Chesapeake Bay and Eastern Shore, Michelle creates stunning images for all dog parents to enjoy.


Beautiful Moments
Captured in time

As a professional photographer, I love capturing dogs in action and portraiture. My photography sessions are tailored to everyone's needs. I believe everyone should be able to have these timeless moments of their beloved dogs for a lifetime. Dogs are such a huge part of our family, and even though our time with them is limited, they fill our hearts with unconditional love and joy.



Teresa & Leonard Lee
Instagram: @liveloveleonardlee

I could write pages about what a great experience we had with Island Paws Photography! Michelle was so professional to work with every step of the way. Our session was a blast and she was super open to ideas that we had for fun photos too! She not only has such a passion for photography, her passion also extends to dogs! This incredible combination produces nothing short of EPIC photos, which is exactly what we got! The only challenge was selecting our final photos because we LOVED them ALL! These one of kind photos are just outstanding and catch everyone's eye who enters our home! Every time we look at them, we are reminded of that very special time that we had in making these beautiful memories.

Codi Weber

I've done two shoots with Michelle and I'm already booking a 3rd and 4th for my dogs and our newest pup! Michelle has a crazy amount of passion for this and it shows. Me and my husband had no idea what we were doing, but you would never know that in the photos because Michelle directs you every step of the way. Thank you for everything Michelle! We look forward to more photo sessions with you!

Chrissy Joy & The Joy Crew

I can not get over the amount of talent that you have on set when we are shooting & in post production. I am in awe by all of your photos of Whidbey & Darby! Your style, colors, what you see, screams to my soul. There is something about the colors you choose, why you focus on what you focus on, and capture it, that makes you stand out from the rest. Your photos are everything I have always envisioned for my dogs.

Michelle, you have found your calling!

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