And I'm honored to be your photographer. I like to think of myself as a cheerleader for each client. I want to see you happy. I want to see your families succeed. My biggest hope from our time together is to be a part of helping you achieve your dreams no matter how big or small...I'm your biggest fan!

Hello, I'm DONNA!

Welcome to my place!

 I'm a mother to one amazing daughter. I'm single and hesitant to mingle! (That's right, I said what I said). Lover of coca-cola. Introvert at heart. 

When I take pictures. I tell stories. I favor a more natural look in my work and I always try to create an atmosphere where magic can happen even in the more posed moments of a photo session. I always hope for real emotions and responses which I think is a lot more fun for anyone who may be nervous in front of the camera. Images can effectively make viewers feel something and create curiosity about the person in the photo which is especially great for business owners, actors, job seekers, models, etc. I'm excited to be able to capture that for you.​ ​Please take a look around and get a feel for what DAP is about.

Have questions or would like to book a session? Please get in touch!

Personal Things:

I believe in God and that Jesus His Son died to save us all from sin.

I was born in the month of March in Madrid, Spain. I do NOT enjoy cooking and barely make use of my kitchen.  Autumn is my favorite time. Love the crisp air and beautiful colors. I dabble in writing. I've started on a few book ideas which I've been sadly neglecting lately. I drink way too much coca-cola! (bring me a coke for our next session together and you'll be like my BESTie!) I'm a proud survivor of non-Hodgkin lymphoma ( blood cancer), heart failure, and a heart transplant. The Lord is good!

My business name is a combination of my name "Donna" and my daughter's name "Ava" : Donne Avan Photography

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