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Hi There, I am Dawn Stringer! Welcome to Life By Design

If you love design, photography and everything in between you have come to the right place. I have a passion for creating all things pretty and I hope I can bring you some value along the way. If you have found me through one of my social media feeds you know I am keeping it real (probably to real) so know that all the content in here is either something I love, or content that I have created myself. xoxoxoxox

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I don’t even know where to begin, expect chat about the 4 things in my life that mean the most. I am a mom to three awesome kids and a wife to the most amazing husband. We call Calgary, Ab our home. I like to describe myself as someone who is always trying to create things pretty. My love for design started early. even when I was a kid my dad built me a barbie house in the basement. The barbies didn’t interest me, but decorating and designing their space sure did. After I graduated high school I took a year to “find myself” but really I always knew what I wanted to do. So I applied for the Interior Design program in Calgary and got in the first try…. I later learnt that was a pretty big accomplishment on it’s own. I graduated 3 short years later and began working in the design department at a home builder in Calgary. As we all know having kids changes everything… I wanted to stay home with them and lucky I was fortunate enough to be able to. I started to then pick up design jobs as an independent and the #BossBabe was born ....Then enters Beautycounter… Really what we put on our skin is sooo important. The more I learn the more I realize there is no one protecting us and we need to choose wisely. I am now obsessed with this mission. The fact that I might have a small impact on the beauty industry makes me excited every single day. We truly are going to make a change even if it is one charcoal bar at a time…

About Dawn

I don’t even know where to begin, expect chat about the 4 things in my life that mean the most. I am a mom to three awesome kids and a wife to the most amazing husband. We call Calgary, Ab our home. I like to describe myself as someone who is always trying to create things pretty. My love for design started early. even when I was a kid my dad built me a barbie house in the basement. The barbies didn’t interest me, but decorating and designing their space sure did. After I graduated high school I took a year to “find myself” but really I always knew what I wanted to do. So I applied for the Interior Design program in Calgary and got in the first try…. I later learnt that was a pretty big accomplishment on it’s own. I graduated 3 short years later and began working in the design department at a home builder in Calgary. As we all know having kids changes everything… I wanted to stay home with them and lucky I was fortunate enough to be able to. I started to then pick up design jobs as an independent and the #BossBabe was born ....Then enters Beautycounter… Really what we put on our skin is sooo important. The more I learn the more I realize there is no one protecting us and we need to choose wisely. I am now obsessed with this mission. The fact that I might have a small impact on the beauty industry makes me excited every single day. We truly are going to make a change even if it is one charcoal bar at a time…

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Dawn has been capturing the most beautiful moments in my family's life for a few years now....I'm addicted!!! She finds beauty in the normalcy of our life and makes the pictures glow with authenticity. Her photos reflect our true, honest, believable moments...the real "us"....not the pretend portrait. ~ Amanda

 

Dawn did our wedding and engagement photos and we are so happy with them. She is also a pleasure to work with. We love her!!! ~ Steph

 

I have seen her photography for a couple years now through a friend of mine. I had just had family pictures done with my regular girl whom I love but having the other side done I didn't want them to look the same. I jumped out of my comfort zone and went a different way and could not be happier. She scouted locations communicated with me about ideas, props, and poses. They are so different then anything I have on my walls and she captured us being us. The turn around was soooo fast I couldn't even believe how perfect they were in such a short time. She thought of everything and was so prepared. I am thrilled. She has so much talent and an eye for beauty. If your looking for someone to capture the real u shining through this is it! ~ Amanda

 

 

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