Hi - I'm Donna!
...a few fun facts about me...
I'm a night owl - no matter how hard I try, I can't seem to call it a night before midnight....
I was an extra in the movie Dead Poets Society - it was filmed near my college, and
my roommates and I are in the audience of the Shakespeare performance...ask me about Robin Williams'
improv performance for the extras on set!
One of those college roommates had a brother, and I married him...
after dating a few years, taking a 6-year break, then meeting up again in our late 20s...
That brother took me skydiving and I almost jumped without the rip cord! The instructor pulled me back from the edge of the plane to fix it...and I still jumped - I honestly don't know what I was thinking!
Ok - so let's talk about why you're really here! If you're considering hiring a professional photographer, it's probably for reasons similar to why I'm in this business myself. Capturing moments in time is obviously important to me, and has been ever since I got my Kodak 110 back in the 1970s (if you're anywhere near my age you might remember that Kodak Christmas commercial... the package under the tree with a note that said, "Open me first"...that happened to me! And I haven't stopped taking pictures ever since!) I could spend hours reminiscing over old photo albums of mine or my parents'. I'd love to provide you and your family with the same gift!
I love so many different types of photography, and the common thread for me is simple:
catching life as it is in a given moment.
Sometimes it's because you'll be able to go to that monument I photographed - even if it's twenty years from now - and see exactly what I saw when I was there. And other times it's because you CAN'T see the same thing twenty years from now; or even twenty days from now...like when a newborn baby changes more quickly and dramatically than a new parent could ever imagine.
Photographs become our memories.
It's my absolute joy and passion to document life and preserve memories.
Let's talk about how I can do that for you!