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 were married in the noughties, 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 daughter & our black & white cat, Fifi.
My favourite things in the world are family, music and reading. When I’m not shooting weddings & families, 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 out 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, family & our cat. 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, ha! 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 & you are helping people by creating some special memories for them.
A few random things we might have in common
Music, vinyl & listening to live bands who play the guitar
Love of nature & animals
Winter coats, I have to buy a new one every winter! Wrapping up warm in the autumn & winter for walks.
Avocados, veggies. olives, cakes & wine not necessarily in that order or all at the same time!
A little bit of exercise & meditation
Having a night out with your best buddies or coffee & cake when the rest of the world is working!
Spending time with the family, relaxing or going on holiday together, that's what it's all about really, I'm sure most of you agree with that one x