Tags archives: Heather Donlan

#552The Beauty from Within

The Beauty from Within
    Sophia Loren once said, "Beauty is how you feel inside and it reflects in your eyes." The beauty from within each and every one of us will shine like a beacon if we let it. We all have beautiful gifts to share with the world: Our kindness. Our empathy. Our love. Our talents. Our loyality. Our laughter. Our joy. All these wonderful qualities that[...]

#551Sharing the Bits & Pieces

Sharing the Bits & Pieces
I photographed the lovely Dolores yesterday, a woman in her 80's.  Her first boyfriend, Buddie, went off to the Korean war.  Like all stories, there are two versions of what happened upon his return...the short of it would be that circumstances changed and he married another woman, although he will tell you jovially that it was Dolores who met someone else and moved o[...]

#550Pretty as a picture: Embracing the good, the bad and the ugly, whatever that looks like.

Pretty as a picture: Embracing the good, the bad and the ugly, whatever that looks like.
Life isn’t always as it it appears. As a professional photographer, I am well aware of the 'image' so many of my clients want to portray when they hire me to capture portraits their family.  It’s human nature to want to show our best selves to the world. Social media has increased the need for us to control how we portray ourselves and as a result, so many of us only [...]

#544 Family Beach Portraiture {Naples, Florida}

#544 Family Beach Portraiture {Naples, Florida}
Beautiful beach portraits that were a gift for Grandmother.  What better gift than the gift of artwork of the ones you love?  These sweet siblings had great fun on the beach and we even managed to keep the little man out of the water until the very end...

#543 Mother & Daughter Portraiture {Naples, Florida}

#543 Mother & Daughter Portraiture {Naples, Florida}
Recent images from a session at The Ritz-Carlton where we focused on #motherdaughterportraits.  This is the 3rd year I've had the oppertunity to photograph this beautiful little girl.   Sometimes at this age, my favorite images are the first of the session, when kids may be a little more pensive and timid.  That initial shyness often provides amazing oppertunity to ca[...]

#542 Naples Beach Portraiture {Naples, Florida}

#542 Naples Beach Portraiture {Naples, Florida}
One part of my job that I really love is finding the threads that help my client's engage, with me and with each other.  It's like a mystery, and I only have a limited of time to uncover the secrets.  I work to find these commonalities whether my clients are 5 or 85.  These little siblings didn't need a whole lot of coaxing to engage with each other because they were [...]

#537 Using Natural Backlight {Naples, Florida}

#537 Using Natural Backlight {Naples, Florida}
When working outside in bright light, I find it helpful to try and keep the sun to my client's back, creating a soft even shadow on the front of their faces.  By positioning my clients with their back's to the sun, I am able to keep their faces evenly light and am preventing harsh shadows on any one person's face.  This is especially helpful for me here in Florida, wh[...]

#536 Benefits of changing up your location during your photo session {Naples, Florida}

#536 Benefits of changing up your location during your photo session {Naples, Florida}
Today I want to discuss the benefits of shooting in various locations during your photo sessions.  Let me start by saying that moving locations is not always super easy, so I tend to not offer this option unless I'm working with a small groups.  Changing up the location is absolutely perfect for a High School Senior or maybe a small group of 2-3 siblings.  Changing th[...]

#535 Commercial Photography {Naples, Florida}

#535 Commercial Photography {Naples, Florida}
Meet Michael Stull, Fitness Guru.  I had the opportunity to photograph him a few months back.  He came to me needing a whole slew of images for his marketing and advertising campaigns, so we worked hard on capturing various types of imagery for multiple use purposes.  Michael is a very driven business man-- so I personally happen to like the images that I got him laug[...]