Hi! I’m Donna and I’m a relaxed Photographer living & based in the popular town of Solihull, right next-door to Birmingham. Although I now live in Solihull I'm still a Brummie at heart, born in Dudley Road hospital (now City Hospital) & raised by two very special people, Jacky & George.
I live with my husband Andy, we have been married for 15 years, I'll tell you about our wedding one day, didn't run to plan but that was more of an act of God than anything else! We share our house with our cheeky 7 year old daughter & a black & white cat called Fifi.
My favourite things in the world are family, music and reading. When I’m not shooting weddings you’ll find me chilling out on the sofa with a glass of wine watching Netflix with Andy. He prefers Game of Thrones & The Walking Dead & I prefer Ricky Gervais' Afterlife, sobbing throughout every episode. Sometimes we manage to have a date night at our local Indian restaurant but we end up talking about our daughter & mortgages rather than setting the world to rights like we did before we had a daughter & a mortgage!
I couldn’t live without music, books, our cat and my family. I spend a lot of time at home with my favourite people and nothing makes me happier than reading a good book snuggled up in bed after a busy day.
My love of music is what made me want to become a photographer, photographing bands in London, old school indie, was my first photography gig. Probably the most famous band I have photographed was the pop band, Steps! I also managed to get a pass to photograph some of the lesser well known bands at the Reading festival when Nirvana played in the 90's, I was very much a novice at the time. I’ve been a photographer for a good while now & I can’t imagine doing anything else. The best thing about being a Photographer is that I get to work five days a week in my PJs editing with my cat on my lap & I get to meet loads of new people at the weekends. It gives me the freedom to collect my daughter from school & spend precious time together in the holidays. It's also great to do a job you are passionate about!
My couples are super relaxed, and the last thing they want is a photographer who bosses them about and takes over their wedding day. They also hate cheesy photographs.
My wedding photography style is natural and laid back. I capture all the happy and special moments, and let you get on with having a fantastic day. For me the bit I love the most about a wedding day is the bride & groom portrait session, because it’s a chance for you to have a breather and for me to be creative. I also love to capture the natural expressions of the guests as they are enjoying your special day.
Your wedding is all about love and laughter. You don’t care about outrageously expensive cake or fancy limos – you just want to eat, drink and be merry with your favourite people.
If you are anything like me you are probably not too keen on having your photographs taken. I tend to have my go to pose, tilting my head to one side. I can empathise with any of you out there who aren't so keen on the posed photographs so I will hold your hand & just photograph you as your amazing, beautiful selves.
If this sounds like you, and you reckon we’d get on then get in touch!