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Hey, I'm Donna

Hello, I’m Donna. Your photographer in Västerbotten. I am a friend, daughter, partner, mother to 2 children, and I am passionate about telling stories.

I’d love to tell your story. Because you know what? Your story matters and needs to be told, and I can’t wait to document it.

about me

My approach to photography offers an exciting, modern take on weddings and portraits. Ultimately, I love documenting human emotion and relationships. Connection and love and, of course, beauty. There is a quote from legendary photographer Henri Cartier Bresson that really resonates with me and my work: ‘It is an illusion that photos are made with the camera. They are made with the eyes, heart and head.’

While growing up I was inspired by my father, who is a keen amateur photographer, and spent many of my later teenage years learning about photography from him. He converted our loft into a darkroom, so I’d spend many cosy hours up there with him learning how to develop film (pre- digital age!) and print my own photographs. The process of an initial idea for a photograph, creating the image, then seeing the final version delighted me. This fascination with photography led me to graduating with a BA (Hons) from world-renowned arts and design college Central Saint Martins, London.

My background is in photojournalism. Before leaving London for northern Sweden, I worked as a photo editor at prestigious companies including The Times, Daily Telegraph and BBC, working with high profile figures in the arts and entertainment world.

This experience working with high-profile movie and pop stars, who were often very egocentric, has given me a calm, reassuring approach to photographing people.

My passion and expertise in photography also led to me working as a regular judge for the London Photographic Awards. I’ve learnt from the best and set my standards high – my first work experience in the industry was at Vogue magazine!

I’ve never been one to fit myself into a box, and for my clients I photograph weddings, family portraits, pregnancies and also work with commercial clients. The portraiture work that I do for Norran newspaper enables me to meet and photograph people from everyday walks of life, to business owners, to people from the arts. I’m so thankful to be able to meet and work with the people I do!

A common topic when I get feedback from my clients, is my ability to help them relax and feel comfortable in front of the camera. I know how it feels to be nervous or apprehensive in front of the camera – whenever I am photographed, I experience all the different emotions, from fear to excitement.

So, rest assured – I’ve got you. Together, we’ll make this a joyous experience.

Let’s have some fun and create some lasting memories together.

get in touch

I would love to hear your story and discover more about you! Fill out the contact form and answer all the questions as best you can, and I will get back to you asap. I always respond within 2 working days. If you haven’t received a reply, double-check your junk mail so it hasn’t ended up there or send an email directly to foto@donnarichmond.se.

– Donna x

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