Two Rogue Thrill Seekers Take on the World

Photography (Still & Motion)

Photojournalism & Photo Documentation, Technical Image Capture (HDRI, PBR, Timelapse, Hyperlapse, Commercial), Advanced Handling of Studio-Grade Professional Camera Systems

Creative Direction

Maintaining vision and quality control from conception through delivery. Determination and passion in challenging circumstances and tight time constraints.

3D & VFX

Video Editing & VFX – Final Cut Pro, Premier Pro, After Effects, Nuke, Syntheyes. 3D Model Creation, Lighting & Rendering, Spatial Object Placement.

yeah, but what else?

We can also help with…

Google 360°

Google Business virtual tour capture and server/satellite connection. (Certified by test and quality verification through Google, Inc.). Content collection for members of the Google Trusted Photography and Developers program.

UAV Aerial Cinematography (4K)

Drone/UAV quadcopter cinematography using the latest robotic aerial camera platforms and technological advancements.


Identifying and researching appropriate photographic subjects and opportunities. Data collection and digital asset management.


Communicating with models and live subjects, putting them at ease, encouraging and directing them. Cultivating a strong network of creative leaders in the technology, science and art fields to source additional talent.

Welcome, do you want to…

Take some time and meet us?

...or maybe see some facts?

Last year…

thousand photos processed
Coffee (and Tea) cups
U.S. States


Sonny is a wonderful person with great integrity, a solid work ethic and natural affinity to people. He is an incredible talent with a wealth of knowledge and wisdom that surpasses his years. I highly and wholeheartedly endorse Sonny and I support him with any and all his future business pursuits.

Alvin C Fowlkes, Jr. MBA, CPRW Owner @ Sharp Edge Enterprises, LLC

In addition to being a delight to work with, Ms. Yilmaz has a clear vision for her art and multimedia work. As a photographer, her work reflects her attention to detail and it is clear that she has real passion for her work. If a project requires a personal connection to the work as well as a positive and professional attitude, look no further than Dawn Yilmaz.

Sean Ruecroft Layout TD @ MPC

I met with Dawn to learn about how she became established as a photographer… Dawn is not only one of the most hardworking people I know, she is an inspiration. She is a pleasure to work with and ensures that every aspect of the work she produces is of superior quality.

Misha Adams Rees Program Specialist @ AHRI

“For those of you looking for a photographer around the greater Richmond, VA area, I would highly recommend Dawn. She is extremely talented and has an eye for detail. Simply put, her work is awesome!”

Michael Ewers VP of Operations @ IHR Services Inc.

“Dawn is an all-around superb professional. From technical expertise to excellent customer service to her friendly, outgoing sales technique, she’s a well rounded individual. I highly recommend working with Dawn to anyone.”

Mary Ward Marketing @ The Walden School

Will Travel for Adventure!

Who we are?

Sonny and Dawn Yilmaz, despite growing up in different parts of the world, speaking different languages and in different cultures; were brought together through their love of art, open mindedness and passion for life.

  • Dawn drinks coffee. Sonny drinks tea. They do, however, share the baklava.
  • They have been collaborating for eight years.
  • Dawn & Sonny have nothing in common, except everything that matters.
Creation & Development
Photography & Film
3D & VFX
Strategy & Direction


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