Welcome, thanks so much for stopping by!

My name is Karissa Heard, the proud owner of Karissa Dawn Photography! I'm a lifestyle photographer in the small city of Swift Current, Sk. If you don't know where that is... google it + I'll travel to you! lol

I met my handsome hubby, in the early months of my Grade 12 year. Fast forward 13 years, we are now married with our adorable fur children, Ollie & Eli. In spring of 2021, we added a human child to our family! We welcomed a beautiful daughter, Scottie Grace + just recently, another beautiful little girl, Henlee Belle!

Just about 8 years ago, I honestly didn't know what my passion was. I found out in early 2016 I was going to be an auntie! I was SO pumped! I decided I wanted to capture his life. I'm honestly not sure why I appointed this as my job since I was just the auntie haha but I went out + bought my first camera! Once it was purchased, I KNEW this was what I was missing. Between trust in God, friends, co-workers and family this became something SO passionate in my life and I decided to take the plunge and dive right in! ​

I'm so glad I did!! 2019 was a turning point for me + as of 2021, I'm 100% a full time photographer!

There's just something about being behind the lens. I absolutely love the types of clients I have attracted. I've tried to gear my style away from the super posey pictures & I'm more about the work out type pictures. I'll make you run, skip, lick + spin. We will be sweaty and it'll be great. Trust me. 

I have found my passion, this is what I love.

​True + raw moments is my goal. I want your significant other to say after the shoot, "that was fun babe, it wasn't bad at all.... THAT'S my goal! The end result with photos you'll cherish + hang up all over your house. The moments between one another that you maybe haven't had in a long time. I want you to feel love. Feel the reasons why you choose this person.  

​Warning: I will mix up my words + probably say inappropriate comments by accident. I'm a weirdo + I'm proud of it. 

​ If I sound like a perfect fit for your next session then message me & let's have some fun!





“Karissa photographed my engagement and wedding day. I couldn’t have asked for a better photographer. Everything about my experience working with her was beyond my expectations. She has a heart of gold and a fun personality. Karissa was very accommodating to us as we had to make changes to our wedding day because of the restrictions of Covid. Although we had to make many changes, our day turned out to be so special. I’m in love with the creative pictures she took. I can’t wait to fill my home with them!”