photoshoots that are more like dates

"[We] did...one of Donna's tent sessions and could not be happier. The photos came out AMAZING and we got them back even quicker than we expected...If you are considering booking Donna, DO IT! She made the experience so fun - we left our sessions feeling like we were leaving hanging out with a friend."
-A

I knoooow how excited you're going to be to see the magic we made! With that in mind, my goal is to edit up a hand full of sneak peeks to send your way within 24-48 hours of the wedding! That way the photo you use to announce your wedding isn't a grainy cell shot, but a beautiful photo from one of the many moments of your day.

Don't want to feel awkward during your session?! Well, I'm a huge believer that if you feel your best, you look your best, and then as a result you get some bomb photos.

Enter: Date Sessions & Events. They put a whole new twist on 'photoshoots' and 'dates' by creating a fun mashup of the two so that you feel like you're on a fun date rather than a photoshoot.

These dates are are for couples who enjoy having a little fun, adventuring, thinking outside the boxinvesting in experiences together and meeting some other cool couples

While any session with me is focused on having a good time, these themed dates give you an activity to focus on and enjoy. From splashing around a lake to exploring glaciers there is no limit to what a date session can be!

You will laugh, play, and enjoy a fun date and get some sweet photos of it all!

skip the awkward, focus on the fun

"Every interaction we’ve had so far with Donna has been amazing! She’s fun and professional! We are AKWARD! And she did a great job helping us get great photos that don’t look posed or forced! Highly recommend!!!!"

-C

Relationships are fun, messy, weird, silly, romantic, sexy, and everything in between and I think your photos should 100% showcase those nuances and qualities of your relationship!

I'm here for all the couples who aren't afraid to be themselves, embrace the weird and just have a good time.

I love hanging out with people, chitchatting, laughing until it hurts, telling/hearing stories and just overall having a good time. If that sounds like something you're down for then you're in the right place!

These date sessions were inspired by my husband and I getting creative with our date nights in 2020(ya know, the c word and all ahah). I'm passionate about encouraging couples to date each other no matter what stage of the relationship they're in and it just makes me so happy to be able to document the memories as well! Plus, I get to hang out with other awesome couples (YOU!!), which is the best part!

Hey, I'm Donna

(if you haven't seen That 70's show... well, this is awkward... disregard!)

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meet your professional third wheel!

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Winter

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- OVERNIGHT AT LULU'S TENTS & EVENTS
- CAMPFIRE & S'MORES
- LIVE MUSIC BY JARED WOODS
- 20 MINUTE SESSION & EVENT CANDIDS
- ALL OF THE BEST IMAGES IN AN ONLINE GALLERY (20+)
- CAMP FOOD & BEVERAGES

AUGUST 11-12th

"Bond" Fire Date

- ACCESS TO PRIVATE BEACH AT MEIER LAKE
- WATER CRAFTS FOR USE
- CAMPFIRE & S'MORES
- 20 MINUTE SESSION & EVENT CANDIDS
- ALL OF THE BEST IMAGES IN AN ONLINE GALLERY (20+)
- BEACH PICNIC
- 15% DISCOUNT ON OVERNIGHT STAY BOOKED THROUGH MEIER LAKE

JULY 6th

Lake Date

$550

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$1295

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LET'S MAKE IT A DATE

2022 date EVENTS

This date is intended to bring out playful, silly, slightly steamy, and nostalgic summer vibes! If you're game to splash around in the lake at Meier Lake and then hang out for the rest of the day on a private beach with other cool couples and myself, paddle around and enjoy a campfire, beverages, and snacks, then this is for you! 

I have some creative ideas in mind for these photos and can't wait to spoil you with a fun and carefree experience!

Also, if you've been itching to stay in their boutique cabins this would be the perfect night to getaway with their 15% discount!

Treat yo'self, you deserve it!

Perfect as an anniversary or birthday present for your partner!

If you're game, pack your floaties and your suits and run, don't walk, to join us for this lake date!

HERE COMES THE SUN *do do do do*

5 Spots LEFT

The next schedules date event is the glamping overnighter at Lulu's Tents and Events!

Need a staycation? This date is for you! Pack your cozy campfire clothes and an overnight bag for a Knik River getaway. There will be live acoustic music, campfire vibes, food and beverages, and a fun time around the fire with other couples. Then finish the date off with an overnight in a canvas bell tent.

Breakfast is not provided, but you can bring along campfire foods if you'd like. Or check out is at 11 and you can head into Palmer and hit up the Noisy Goose for a homestyle breakfast/lunch.

You can hang out around the fire for the night, or snuggle up in your tent, whatever suits your style!

*Backstory to the name, my husband thought that bonfires were called 'bond' fires because you sit around and chat and bond with people. I think that is the SWEETEST sentiment, so I'm stealing it.*

"Bond" Fire DATE

7 spots LEFT

From the moment you book until the date, I’m right there by your side. You’ll get all my Guides, Resources, and Tips to get you prepped for the date day and so you know exactly how to prepare!

4. THE PARTY STARTS

Once we have all the deets hashed out it's time to book! This is all super easy and done online through my client software.  All that’s needed is a signed contract (which can be done easily online) and a 50% retainer to hold your space. Due to the nature of the event any cancellations will be non-refundable unless another party is available to take your place.

3. SIGNED, SEALED, DELIVERED

If you're loving what you're reading and are set on booking, we can chat via email or hop on a call to get to know each other more and if you have anything specific in mind for what you'd like to include in your date or anything like that!

2. CHAT AND CONNECT

Use the contact form below to reach out and let me know what date you're interested in! I'll reply back as soon as possible (M-Thurs 9-3pm office hours) so we can chat all the deets!

1. SHOOT ME AN EMAIL

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I'm ready let's do this!

Book a portrait session and customize your date! Love the idea but want something longer or want to do a different day or do something different entirely?

Adventure sessions come in all shapes, sizes, and adventures. If it's your engagement session it's the perfect opportunity to get comfortable in front of the camera and get to know what it’s like to work with me before your big day as well.

These are perfect for any couples session in general, as well as proposals!






Want a 100% personalized date session?

$935

- 1 hour session
- "Get to know you" questionnaire
- SESSION/OUTFIT GUIDE
-Travel within a 60 mile radius
- all of the best images in an online gallery (50+)

The Adventurer

I'm sold, let's do this!

$1285

- 2 hour session
- "Get to know you" questionnaire
- Session/outfit Guide
-Travel within a 60 mile radius
- all of the best images in an online gallery (90+)

The Nomad

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Exact details, addresses and times will be discussed when you reach out and then after booking!

The Lake Date and Camping Date are both going to be in the evenings after 4, and your arrival can be later if you can't be there right at start time. Just let me know when we're setting up your designated shoot time!

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