Theresa Sawyer, Photographer | Hair Stylist | Makeup Artist
Welcome to Dream On Salon!
A small business offering hair, makeup, and photography services- resulting in professional polished images. Dream On Salon captures headshots, portraits, and marketing shots- edited and delivered digitally, shot both in studio (you come to us) and on location (we come to you).
I'm Theresa, owner of Dream On Salon. In reality I’m a recovering-perfectionist, but I prefer to think of myself as laid-back and low-maintenance. I'm in to comfy clothes and comfy shoes more than I ever thought I would be. I'm a vegetarian, who would be vegan except I love ice-cream and Belgian milk chocolate too much. After realizing last year that just because I was once a gymnast and dancer, that didn't mean I could still teach my niece how to do a round-off (25 years later). I subsequently enrolled in Crossfit Northgate, and haven't looked back... well, except when I have to make sure there's a chair there to catch me, as my legs give out from too many squats.
Dream On Salon was conceived when I realized that the thing I like best in life is helping women see how beautiful they are. As a bullied child, who still hears ET (that was the name my unkind classmates gave me in the 80's) when I see an unflattering image of myself, I just want to give women an image that reflects back to them who they want to see. Nothing does this better than showing someone a freeze frame of that perfect glance. I originally thought I wanted to specialize in modern-glamour photography. Being the daughter of an engineer (who over-engineered everything), I even went so far as to obtain a cosmetology license, so that I could do professional hair and makeup to polish my clients up. However, I quickly realized that real-life was what needed to be glammed up a bit...
With the cyberscape now requiring a face with every name, a polished headshot is quickly becoming a necessity. I want to help as many women as possible, by producing images they're proud to share. Whether you need an image for publicity, marketing, or your career, I've got you covered.
In addition to photography, I have years of experience working in a five-star rated salon doing hair, and I’ve also freelanced as a hair and makeup artist for bridal, theatre, video, and other photographer's projects.
I feel grateful that I get to bring out the beauty I see in everyone, by controlling the process from touch-up or full hair and makeup, to final image. My eye for natural-looking hair and makeup, on camera, and under lights, plus the technical knowledge of photography puts me at a unique advantage.
With over 25 years of experience working with subjects on posing and expression, plus my down to earth attitude about how awkward most of us feel in front of the camera- you can bet I’ve got a well-rounded approach.
Finally, I do my own editing, and retouching. This means getting your images retouched, sized and delivered just the way you need them, to you or your graphic designer, is as easy as asking- ME. Start to finish you've just one contact- now that's a simplified way to handle something that often gets over complicated!
If you want to see EVEN more work samples, www.dreamonsalon.com/Clients to browse categories of prior work. The client galleries are password protected, so you can only see the top image, but it'll give you an idea of what I've done over the years...