My love for cameras and snapshots began at an early age with my first 110 film camera and it hasn't stopped since. When I am behind the camera, I feel alive. The shutter starts clicking, my heart skips a beat and I see a client relax and enjoy themselves, perfection. I live for the moment when I look at the camera mid-shoot and show a client a sneak peek and watch as they, too, fall in love. For me, picking up a camera is a thrill ride that starts with the moment I snap the first shot to delivering it in a gallery. Knowing that my work ends up in photo books, wall art or the coffee table of a client's home is such a sweet reward.

Being allowed to be a part of your lives gives me an indescribable feeling. Watching a new mother see her newborn in the perfect pose and shed tears of joy (or exhaustion) , talking with an expectant mother on the cusp of a new journey, or encouraging a woman to embrace her own beauty during her boudoir session, I am honored to be there.

At Donya Marie Photography, I strive to create heart - skipping moments for you and your family to enjoy for a lifetime.