Hi! My Name Is Donna!

Most importantly, I begin by saying I am a mummy. I decided to name what has now become my business, Lovingly Lydia Photography, after my young daughter. I wanted a part of her to touch everything that I do.

I was given my first camera as a gift by my fiance many years ago. Though I only truly discovered the true potential of my photography after my daughter had been born. "Sleep when she sleeps" was the advise I got. But, I spent my spare time learning the aspects of lighting, studying how cameras work and spending hours training in photoshop. By day I was mummy and by nap time I was creating a magical artistic world of photography and dreams.

Every image I created, I perfected. Never stopping 'till I fully understood how to make it even better.

I feel like I have been given the gift of time. Being able to re live my emotions and memories in a second.

Since becoming a full time photographer I have become well experienced in a range of skills, including:

  • Professional newborn posing

  • Lifestyle and documentary photography

  • Professional family photography

  • Set design

  • Wardrobe design

  • Wedding photography

  • Lighting

  • Editing using Photoshop and Lightroom

  • Paediatric first aid