Thank you for your interest in my photography.
Donna Owens Photography, based in Arlington, Virginia, specializes in natural light photography in and around the Washington DC metro area for:
family & children
high school & college seniors
social media & corporate headshots
Do you believe a fraction of a second can tell a story? Do you cherish how imperfectly perfect life can be? Do you appreciate unconventional portraits? If so, I'd love to collaborate!
After graduating from William & Mary in 1990, I began my career as a Certified Public Accountant working for Arthur Andersen & Company and then as a finance manager for Accenture Consulting. When our first child was born twenty-three years ago, my mother gave me a manual camera. I loaded my first roll of black and white film and was hooked. Now, as a wife and mother to 3 young adults, each year brings me more clarity: be present, reflective of the past, and optimistic for the future. I’m excited to learn how I can use my passion for photography to help tell your story.
As a photographer, one of the most important aspects of my job is to make you feel comfortable.
Masks: Although it's challenging at times to communicate through a mask, I will be wearing one during our photography sessions.
Outdoor versus Indoor: The majority of my sessions since 2020 have been outside but please contact me if you would like to discuss the possibility of an indoor session.
Distancing: I primarily use longer zoom lenses in order to achieve the look that I'm closer to you than I actually am during the session.
Please don't hesitate to reach out to discuss any concerns or questions you have about covid protocols and how it will affect your session. Now, more than ever, it's so important to capture, preserve, and share the everyday beauty in our lives and our relationships with the ones we love.