Okay, let's be real, everyone gets nervous about being in front of the camera (myself included!). You're probably thinking, "holy moly, I'm awkward" or "what will I do with my hands?", am I right?! Well, no worries! I am here to guide you through such a fun photo session that you won't have time to feel awkward, but you may feel a little silly! When you feel your best, you look your best. That's why I want you to be comfortable, and happy and moving and loving on each other. You will laugh, spin, snuggle and kiss and take some moments to truly take in your time together. I'll make it fun! Seriously, I ain't lying, check those reviews!
"But donna, What if we're totally awkward?!"
Holy moly! You're getting married! I seriously can't wait to hear allllll about it and gush over the details! Weddings come in all shapes and sizes, but at the core, it's about your love. Whether it be an elopement with just the two of you, an intimate wedding with your closest friends and family, or the whole shebang with all of the people in your life to celebrate. No matter the case they are bittersweet days that pass by all too quickly and you'll wish you could experience it all over again. That's where I come in!
As your wedding photographer, it is super important to me to capture all the bits and pieces that make up your day. Each detail, each tear, smile, sweet in between moment deserves to be preserved for you to look back on over the years. At the end of it all when the flowers have wilted, the cake eaten and the gown pressed and hung in the closet, you'll have some absolutely AMAZING photos to remember the day by! You'll get to relive the laughs, tears, and in-between moments from one of the best days of your life feel the love all over again.
Michelle & Bronson
"Donna Marie is amazing behind the camera. At times I will catch her looking through the lens with one eye and the other eye open capturing the whole moment and lining up exactly what she wants to instill in one image. She is pure talent and so easy to work with. She stayed till the end and made sure we got all the photos we wanted with friends and captured all the details we asked of her plus some! She has this energetic abundance about her that keeps everyone motivated all night long and engages in your photoshoot one-hundred percent. She is quick to getting your sneak-peaks out and communicates quickly. So happy with our choice and our chemistry together, Donna is amazing, highly recommend and I shall let her talent show off in her photos alone."
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Oh hey heyyy! I'm so stoked that you're here!! I'm a wedding and elopement photographer based in Alaska, but I love to travel whenever and wherever I can! Some of my faves: my husband (he's hot and carries my camera bags and feeds me yummy food, need I say more? ;)), my plants (I live in a mini jungle), coffee , Shakira (I know pretty much all her songs, hello I'm half Colombian!). I grew up between Homer and Willow, Alaska as well as Colombia which inspires a lot of adventure in my photography, traveling is in my blood. When you seem me out and about chances are you'll find me in a flannel and my trusty Carhartt beanie (basically like this picture hah!).
My favorite thing about being a professional photographer is all of the amazing people that come into my life. In me you will find a friend and a cheerleader. I am truly invested in every session and wedding and the people within them. I believe in being yourself and letting that shine through in every experience and photograph. I also love being a photographer in Alaska of all places, it is a gorgeous state that offers endless backdrops for sessions and weddings.
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