Finding Your Gypsy Soul

I’m a photographer – but that doesn’t define me. What’s most important to me in life is relationships . . . with loved ones . . . with friends . . . with colleagues . . . and yes, even with clients. Whether long-standing or not, I love the connection that forms between people, that goes beneath the surface with genuine feelings of well-being towards one another.

So when one of my best friends goes through a battle with breast cancer, I celebrate when she emerges victorious, having fought with courage, dignity, positivity, and yes, even a great sense of humor. And then my creative nature steps in with a vision of how to show through my craft, her beautiful spirit. It kicked in when she shared a poem with me that she had come across that in a lot of ways exemplified where her journey has been leading her.

I thank you, Theresa, for trusting me even though you were unsure as I sort of pushed you along with my camera. Your heart and your sassiness won out over your insecurity and I hope the photos will be a reminder to you of how special you are!

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Kaylee at One Year Old

Little Kaylee came by for her one year old session . . . with her parent’s hopes that she was over her cold bug. You know how it goes with little ones – seems like they are getting well one day, and then the next, not so much. Mom was feeling like it didn’t go very well – but we did get some good shots of this sweet, adorable little girl.

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The moments before the MOMENT – The process before you capture THAT Image, YOU envisioned.

Great article explaining the process we photographers go through to get you great photos.

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Ok, this post is going to be a quite long one,  I’d love for you to give it your time and have a little read about something quite interesting…. what happens ‘behind the scenes’ of a photo shoot.

As a photographer, who puts A LOT, if not all of my spare time into my photography, I find one misconception about photography niggles me more than any other….and that is when people seem to think that as a photographer… you turn up to a shoot, you click a button a few times, then you go home a magically produce 20 images for them in 5 minutes.

No…..No………No, I WISH it was that simple.

It’s a lengthy process, a lot of work.

In this post I’m going to talk about the process from the beginning,  the moment I sit down and plan the shoot, the placement, the poses, the angles, the settings I’m…

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photo restoration

My latest restoration. If you have some photos that are of sentimental value and need restoration, you can give or send me the photos which I will then scan and work on and create a digital image file that you have prints made from, unless you want me to have the prints made for you. The image files will always be there if you need more prints made, and you can share them with others.

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Dapper Dappled Dude

My latest doggie subject, Paolo the dappled dachshund. Since it’s the holiday season, I’ve added some word overlays to some of the photos. You can click on each individual picture to see it enlarged. Also, if you visit my Donna Johnson Photography facebook page, you will find a great mini-session special going on.

Going to the Dogs

Since retiring from wedding photography, I’ve been building up my studio space and trying out a variety of types of portraiture. Here are a few of my recent shots of dogs.

First is Waylon, a 9 year old Welsh Corgi. He’s looking pretty good for an old dude!

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