Meet Dawn

My Home Sweet Home is the personal blog of Dawn Camp, a homeschooling mother living in Atlanta, GA. It has been lovingly decorated with family, faith, and Photoshop since May of 2006.

My blog and I are powered by sweet tea, gummy bears, Nikon, Photoshop, Lightroom, and bloggable moments provided by my husband and our eight children. I hope it compensates in some small way for incomplete baby books and unfilled photo albums.

My friend Holley Gerth recently “summarized” me this way:
Dawn – See-the-World-through-New-Eyes Story Teller: “I am a creativpreneur who is a lifelong learner and teacher. I pass on what matters most, provide new perspectives through visual expressions and transform the ways people think—which helps them do the same for others.” – I like it!

In 2012 I pursued the God-sized dream of opening an online store, Dawn Camp Photography and Design, where I sell prints and canvases of my work.

In addition to this website, I also write for (in)courage. My Home Sweet Home is featured on Alltop for photography, parenting, moms, and homeschooling.

Where everyone learns Photoshop - National Association of Photoshop Professionals I am an Evangelist for the National Association of Photoshop Professionals. These folks know Photoshop and they want you to, too! You can read all about them in my sidebar and on the NAPP link at the top of the page.

After attending both Dartmouth College and Emory University, I graduated with a degree in Russian, a husband, and child number one. Rather than pursue an outside career, my second son was born the following year.

I acquired eight “promotions” in all, born over a 19 year period. Our quiver feels full now. We have been a homeschooling family since 1993.


I bought my first DSLR in March of 2008. Photography, Photoshop, and Lightoom provide much-needed creative outlets for me.

Here are some of the neatest things I’ve gotten to be a part of through blogging:

Adobe Success Story

I'm a Blissdom Community Leader!

Hebrew National Better-Than-A-Picnic Picnic


Contact me at dawnmhsh [at] gmail [dot] com or use the “Contact” link at the top of the page.


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1 Danielle June 28, 2010 at 4:26 pm

Hi, I am your newest follower.
I somehow just stumbled upon your blog.
I just wanted to say you have a beautiful family!
I can’t wait to get some extra time so I can peek around here.
Have a great week :)


2 Krista September 12, 2010 at 12:50 pm

I’m so excited to find you! I stumbled upon this wonderful corner of the blog world by your photo of the incourage bloggers at the beach ! Fabulous photo!

I too, graduated college with a degree, a husband and a son! I loved it and never occurred to my husband or myself that I would do anything but be home with my sweeties! Over the next three years, we lost 4 babiesn then when went on to have four more! We are now in our ninth year of homeschooling. God is utterly amazing and never ceases to wow me daily!


3 Tonya September 15, 2010 at 4:43 am

I too stumbled upon your blog and have been blessed by some of encouraging things that I have read. You have a beautiful family. I’m looking forward to reading more. God bless.


4 Bella November 1, 2010 at 9:54 pm

I love your blog!!! I am a photog wanna-be and just love looking at other’s photographs.


5 Gina Lind November 7, 2010 at 10:36 pm

I love your blog! Your family is beautiful. Thank you for sharing with us!


6 Mommy Reporter April 10, 2011 at 10:43 am

I also just discovered your blog and find it such a warm and inspiring place… thanks for sharing such useful and interesting information. Your family is inspiring to me as I am a homeschooling mom also… may God continue to bless you and your family!!! :)
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7 Linda July 16, 2011 at 10:11 am

What a beautiful & amazing family you have! God bless you!


8 Chelsea's Attic October 29, 2011 at 12:29 am

Hi Dawn!
I’ve been over to your site a few times, though various things, and I love your work! Quick question for you: I just noticed on my stats on my own blog that a lot of people have been looking at my blog through a link on your site here somewhere…not sure how that happened, but I was just curious if you knew anything about it! I always try to thank people who feature me, but I’m not sure that was the case here and it was just curious enough that I had to ask! :-) Thanks, you and your family are amazing! My mother in law had 11 children- so inspiring, and now I really want a large family. Maybe not 9, or 11…but you know, not 1 or 2 for sure. :-) Although that’s what my mother in law said when she started! Ha ha. :-)


9 Carol Ann from Mom It Forward October 29, 2011 at 5:58 pm

Your family photo is incredible! “A picture is worth a thousand words.” The look on all of your faces says it all. Congratulations. It takes a lot of dedication to homeschool. Looks like you are very successsful.


10 Jody January 31, 2012 at 3:53 pm

What a lovely family! I have half the size of your beautiful family with 3 daughters and a son, 19, 18, 18, and 16 and we are fellow homeschoolers as well, with the son being the only one left. The girls have graduated! We are just an hour on the other side of the Tennessee line. Our oldest daughter just saved and bought her 1st camera. She will be checking out your links. Thanks for sharing your life and blessings to you and your family!
Always Experiencing Him,


11 Ilene Grossman February 18, 2012 at 5:57 pm

WOW! You have inspired me to do more with my life. I am in awe of you….


12 Vanessa Hancock March 11, 2012 at 7:57 pm

Great blog. Looking forward to reading more.


13 Barb May 17, 2012 at 12:48 pm

Hi Dawn, I’m not sure how you juggle all that you do but I’m so impressed and encouraged by you. I’m single and I feel so overwhelmed by life but the Lord is helping me to navigate. I realize I have to step out in faith more and be teachable and disciplined if I want God to be glorified in my life. Thank you for sharing your life, it’s beautiful :) Keep up the great work with your exercise program, I’m a runner, and am so thankful to God I can run in of itself. God bless you, Barb


14 Joy January 22, 2013 at 5:58 pm

Hi, Dawn. I am new to the blogging scene, and came across your blog while searching for blogs on homeschooling. You have a beautiful family, and a great blog! I’m a follower now, stop by mine sometime! :)


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