Dawn Frary is an artist, photographer, death doula, writer/editor, wildlife educator, and super-naturalist based in Iowa. She is deeply influenced by nature, mysticism, the occult, folklore, and death.

Since 2006 Dawn has worked closely with owls, hawks, vultures, and other birds of prey, serving as a wildlife educator, caretaker, and rehabilitator.

She also works part time as a crematory operator.

Dawn enjoys reading (books & tarot), listening to music, and walking in the woods. She lives with two feline familiars in a haunted house by the cemetery.

Aura portrait by Rainbow Visions.


In 2015 Dawn was featured in Iowa City filmmaker Jason Smith’s experimental documentary “lizmungerphotoclub.”

clip from “lizmungerphotoclub” – video & edit by Jason Smith