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Twenty years of photography experience has taught me that what makes an image special is how it makes you feel.  

Since 2002, I've been a natural light portrait photographer specializing in relaxed, low-key sessions to authentically and beautifully capture the essence of personalities and feelings through light-filled color and classic black & white images.  

Based in Arlington, Virginia, I love collaborating with families, seniors, couples, and professionals throughout the Washington DC, Virginia, and Maryland areas.  

I started my career working for Arthur Andersen and then Accenture, but after our first of three children were born, I was inspired to learn how a camera, the art of observation, and a little creative-thinking could help me document the details of our children's personalities that were disappearing before I was ready to let them go.  


What started as a passion fueled by countless chaotic and bittersweet moments of motherhood, evolved into a small business.  Everyday, I'm grateful to be able to continue doing what I love with other families and professionals.    

I'm excited to explore how together we can use my passions for natural light photography and people to help you document and preserve the joyful, serene, thoughtful, intense, complex, chaotic, and quiet moments that make you uniquely you.

Have a question or ready to book a session? Either way, I'd love to chat!  

Use my Contact page or email, text, or call me directly:

(571) 212-4258


Linking a short video to accompany a very heartfelt ‘Thank You’ to all of my clients, friends, family, future-clients, and supporters out there who have encouraged and trusted me to artfully and authentically document a little of their family’s history.  I truly feel honored to be included on this talented list for Arlington Magazine's annual Best Of Survey.  Plus, I’m especially grateful to be able to work amongst so many creative, inspiring, and wonderful artists in our local area.  

I can’t believe Donna Owens Photography has been around for two decades……feeling incredibly lucky to be able to continue doing what I love as the calendar flips over to 2024. 

Two-Time Top Vote Getter

2022 & 2024 

Best Family Photographer

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