Gone are the days of stuffy studios, stiff poses, and awkward smiles! At least I sure hope so (unless it's for satirical purposes, then I'm down, hah!). I know it's common to worry that getting your photos done will be awkward or boring. I'm here to say: Heck no! Photography sessions are FUN! My goal is to make them full of laughs, snuggles, and genuine smiles. We can keep it low-key snuggled up indoors, sipping coffee or playing video games, hit up downtown for a city vibe, or hike into the mountains to fulfill your wanderlust needs. Whatever your vibe or the adventures you're into, I want to make sure it is a fun experience that you won't forget! Look at all the fun everyone is having below!!
Hello hello! I'm Donna, a photographer in the gorgeous state of Alaska. I'm short, half Colombian, funny (at least I like to think so) and always up for anything! I'm married to an awesome guy named Hunter who I sometimes rope into assisting for sessions and weddings (if you're lucky you might get a chance to meet him, he's cool!). I love spending time with my husband, be that going for a hike or sitting our butts on the couch to watch New Girl and eat pot stickers (100% a good date night idea!). Chocolate chip cookies are my guilty pleasure, I have a girl crush on Shakira and know pretty much every song, I also have way too many half written notebooks. I'm an advocate for having fun and being yourself, always, no matter how strange you may think you are. I'll own up to being a little random and crazy sometimes haha!
Like I said, not afraid to just let my personality shine (sometimes hairflips don't quite go to plan ;). My life has been an adventure growing up between three small towns: Willow and Homer, Alaska; and Sesquilé, Colombia. I love being surrounded by the wild nature and mountains of Alaska in addition to living amongst the Andes Mountains of Colombia. This adventurous childhood fuels a great deal of my work and I am continuously inspired by the beauty around me.
My love for weddings and engagements stems from my love of, well... love! I think that sharing a connection with someone and falling in love is the closest thing that we have to magic (the good kind, with sparkles and happy endings). My style is a mix of posed and unposed, bare minimum prompts of "look at me and smile" and more of the "whisper in her ear" or "boop his nose" to get those laughs and giggles that mean SO much more!
If you enjoy a little adventure, make-your-stomach-hurt laughter and getting some awesome images to print and share, then I think we will get along just fine! If you feel the same go ahead and send me a message here or connect with me on Facebook or Instagram. I look forward to hearing from you!
Hiring a photographer is more than just having someone show up and click photos for a little while and leave. Your session or wedding day are incredibly important and I want to be there for every step of the planning process and get to know your wants and needs. No matter the session, each one has a love story to tell: your child turned one, you are graduating, you're learning to love yourself, your family is expecting, you're getting married, whatever the case, each one is different and is a memorable occasion!
My entire purpose and goal during our time together is that you have fun and enjoy yourself. I believe that when you are genuinely comfortable and happy it will shine through in your images. Let me create an amazing experience that you won't forget!!
If you're interested: I post a majority of my family, boudoir, senior and creative work over on , go take a look!