Professional in the Spotlight – Donna from Wild Creative Photography
The money you spend on your wedding photographer and your wedding photos are one of the most important items of your wedding budget. If you are looking for a wedding photographer for your upcoming wedding, take a look at Wild Creative Photography. Donna has the eye to capture those special moments and believes that it is important to tell the story of a wedding which is where her skills as an accomplished photographer have greatly helped her. Here is an insight into this extremely talented lady…….
How did you get started in photography?
I started out working for Scrapbook Creations Magazine as a regular contributor and photography was a big part of this. I am a trained teacher with a major in Music and IT so my creativity and computer/internet skills have been there from an early age. My teaching and magazine experience led me to a brief lecturing role at the TAFE college and I spent two and a half years writing photography and Photoshop ‘how to’ articles for various Universal Magazine publications including Scrapbook Creations. My business has been going strong for three and a half years now and is run from my home based studio.
What types of services do you offer your clients?
Family portraiture, weddings, location photography and commercial photography with a candid feel.
How would you describe your photographic style?
I try to take shots from a different perspective. I will go to any length to get a different angle and I like to show relationships through my images. You’ll rarely hear me say “smile” as I like to wait and capture moments that are natural and real.
What is your favourite wedding image?
The truthful answer to this question is that choosing a favourite is really like choosing between my own children – I feel a connection with each set of wedding photos that I take. Every wedding seems to provide me with a new ‘favourite’! However, in saying that, I do particularly love a recent image of a bride and groom before they were heading off into the reception. The bride was making her way back to her groom and I noticed the sunburst appearing between them. It was like all the planets had aligned! I was definitely in the right place at the right time.
One piece of advice for clients or brides-to-be?
Bring with you a list of possible contrasting locations like a garden, urban and rustic setting – preferably something that you have an emotional connection with. It may be where you first met, where the proposal took place, something that reminds you of a special memory.
Also ‘go with your heart’ – don’t be swayed by well meaning friends and family. Don’t change a decision that you have had your heart set on right from the start. Finally choose vendors that you trust and give them the freedom to do what they do best.
What steps are you taking within your business to be environmentally friendly?
All clients, their families and friends can log into my website and view the proofs online. All proofs are uploaded in a password protected gallery where they can be ordered, reducing the need for unnecessary printing costs.