About Us


About The Sunshine Project

Since I was originally diagnosed with Stage 3 breast cancer, I've  dreamed and blogged [ My Blog ]about creating The Sunshine Project. It's my hope that I can give back in some small way. I want women with cancer to forget about cancer - for a day. I want them to feel beautiful, feel empowered and I want their families to have these photographs to look back on and cherish these memories, forever.

Dawn's Story

I was diagnosed with Stage III Lobular and Ductal Carcinoma in November of 2013. I've had so many bumps in my journey, but... I fought and won. I'm an award winning photographer forced to give up my career making money using my craft and this is my way of using my creativity to fulfill something within myself that nourishes my soul.

Meet the Team

We are all amazingly talented in our own ways and it is our goal to make our survivors look and feel amazing.

Dawn Gaddy

Founder & Photographer

Photographer and founder of The Sunshine Project.

Katie O'Neil

Make Up Artist & Hairstylist - Makeup Your Face

Award winning makeup artist and hair stylist. Also, a professional microblading and lash extensions expert.

MakeUp Your Face

Jackie Greene

Make Up Artist & Hairstylist - Next Level Makeup

Award winning on location makeup artist and hair stylist.

Next Level Makeup



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