Bob Davis and Dawn Davis | ProMediaGear Ambassadors


Bob's passion for photography began back in high school when he became the editor of my newspaper.  He went to Columbia College and was named College Photographer of the Year.  With this came a full time job at the Daily Southtown newspaper in Chicago and then on to the Chicago Sun-Times newspaper for 14 years.

His cameras have always been a passport allowing me a front seat to history. While at the paper, he covered countless historic events, such as presidential elections, Michael Jordan's entire career with the Chicago Bulls, many faiths celebrations and rituals. He traveled around the world for weddings and human-interest stories for nonprofit organizations.

He has since moved on from the newspaper industry. Now, he has partnered with his wife, Dawn Davis, on their own endeavor, Bob & Dawn Davis Photography & Design.

Their client list reads like a “Who’s Who” of entertainment’s elite. They had the honor of photographing “A” list weddings such as Eva Longoria & Tony Parker's wedding in Paris. They were also commissioned to work on the book America 24/7 that was featured on the Oprah Winfrey show and was a New York Times Best Seller.

Their work has been featured in publications such as People, OK, O Magazine, InStyle, Inside Weddings, Town & Country, Munaluchi, Grace Ormonde, Modern Luxury, The Knot, Ritz-Carlton magazine, Professional Photographer, Rangefinder, Popular Photography and more.

Bob is honored to be a member Canons Explorers of Light, a Westcott Top Pro Elite Photographer, ProMediaGear Ambassador, and a member of SanDisk Extreme Team.  They are the authors of Lights, Camera, Capture.


Bob and Dawn Davis are based out of Chicago Illinois.

Gear List

TR344 Carbon Fiber Tripod
BH1 Ball Head
GKJr. Katana Gimbal Head
PX6 Lens Balance Plate
HM1 Monopod Tilt Head
TR42M Carbon Fiber Monopod

Canon EOS 1DX Mark III
Canon EOS 1DX-MKII (2)
Canon EOS 5D-MKIV (2)
Canon EOS M5
Canon 11-24mm f/4 L-Series
Canon 16-35mm f/2.8 vIII L-Series 
Canon 24-70mm f/2.8 vII L-Series
Canon 70-200 f/2.8 vII IS L-Series
Canon 100-400 f/4-5.6 vII IS L-Series
Canon 300 f/2.8 IS vII L-Series
Canon 24mm f/1.4 vII L-Series
Canon 50mm f/1.2 L-Series
Canon 85mm f/1.4 IS L-Series
Canon 100mm f/2.8 IS Macro
Canon 1.4x vIII Extender
Canon 2x vIII Extender

Production Manager 40”
Airport Security 2.0
Airport International 2.0
MindShift MP1 BackPack
MindShift FirstLight 40L
Canon 600EX RT Speedlites (9)
Profoto B1 Strobes
Westcott Light Modifiers
The Perfect Pair of Halo & Apollo Umbella / Soft Box
53” Deep Umbellas White & Silver with Diffusion
Rapid Box Strip & EXL Octa
Manfrotto 10’
Matthews C-Stand

Cases / Bags

ThinkTankProduction Manager 40”Airport Security 2.0
Airport International 2.0
MindShift MP1 BackPack
MindShift FirstLight 40L

Computer Gear
MacPro Tower
MacBook Pro Laptop
Hahnemuhle Paper