Hi! I’m Dawn, the one behind the lens at Cherish the Moments Photography. I started loving photography in High School but my dream of owning my own business grew after having kids. As a mom, we all we all know how stinkin fast time flies and in a blink of an eye your children go from just being born to moving out of the house. Photography for me is a way to stop time and a reminder not to forget all those little moments.
A little bit about myself…
I am a Nurse at a plastic surgery office in Grand Rapids, Michigan. There is an awarding feeling to witness a person’s self-confidence grow exponentially after surgery whether it is cosmetic or breast reconstruction from breast cancer.
I was born and raised in Greenville, MI. I married my High School sweet heart. It hasn’t been the easiest journey but we have learned the importance of growing together and not apart. We have been married for 10 years together for 18.
The 2 loves of my life are my children! God has blessed me with 2 beautiful and healthy children. (Can’t ever take health for granted – the nurse in me 😊) My daughter is 11 and could seriously be my clone but with her father’s stubbornness! My son is 8 and a daddy’s boy but he still loves cuddling with his momma!
My favorite food is Pizza and my favorite drink is coke.
My life motto is “Faith it till you make it” meaning: Not knowing what the exact outcome will be but keeping the faith & allowing God to work things out.
My other loves in life are make-up (I have about 5 drawers of it 😊), fashion, chocolate, camping with my family, and we cannot forget Christmas!
I celebrate Christmas in some way on the 25th of every month with my kids. We will wear our Christmas Pjs to bed, watch a Christmas movie, listen to Christmas music on the way to school… etc.
I am a hopeless romantic! Life = Love. My favorite movies are Hope Floats, Safe Haven & The Note Book. My favorite TV show is This is Us. If that doesn’t tell you how hopeless I am I don’t know what would.
The one thing I think I could live without is Snow! I think it’s beautiful but I don’t like driving in it and I hate being cold. My dream someday would be to live somewhere warmer.
My best friend is my mom! She has been there for me through everything. If I need someone to talk to at 3am, someone to take the kids because I need a break, someone to take me shopping (we call it shopping therapy- because there is something therapeutic about going shopping and buying something for yourself or for someone else), she will come over and do my laundry & clean my house occasionally to surprise me or to just help.
How about you? Any fun facts you would like to share below?
Thank you for following my journey!
XOXO, Dawn Hopkins
I am Dawn Hopkins a photographer in Greenville, MI. I specialize in Maternity and newborn photography! I have always loved the way photography has the ability to freeze a moment in time! It's those moments that you cherish for a lifetime. Life goes by so fast and to be able to look back at those moments is priceless!