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Meg

20 August 2019

Had the most unbelievably INCREDIBLE experience as Erin flawlessly captured our once in lifetime event, our engagement. Erin and my boyfriend, now fiancé, were able to communicate, plan, and set up the entire thing while she was in FL and we were in NY. Not only did Erin beautifully capture the moment of surprise, she arrived over an hour early to look over the area to plan a photo shoot after. She was kind, patient, and relaxed as she helped us figure out how to stand, where to put our hands, how to walk, etc. Erin truly made it both fun and personal as she asked us about ourselves and if we had any poses/photos we wanted her to set up.

Oh and the pictures came out PERFECT!!! I cannot stop looking at them and thinking, we are not this pretty, Erin is magical. The variation of shots, effects, lighting (and magic) makes it look like we were out there for hours, when it was really only one.

The entire shoot was so fun and the pictures show how talented Erin is as a professional. Also amazing, we had the pictures only hours after the shoot!! All photos were in color and black and white. I cannot thank Erin enough for how much time and effort she put into our moment! Truly something special to have this memory so beautifully captured by such a talented photographer.
Oh and the pictures came out PERFECT!!! I cannot stop looking at them and thinking, we are not this pretty, Erin is magical. The variation of shots, effects, lighting (and magic) makes it look like we were out there for hours, when it was really only one.

The entire shoot was so fun and the pictures show how talented Erin is as a professional. Also amazing, we had the pictures only hours after the shoot!! All photos were in color and black and white. I cannot thank Erin enough for how much time and effort she put into our moment! Truly something special to have this memory so beautifully captured by such a talented photographer.
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Tara F.

20 April 2019

Erin and Nick recently took our family photos and it was such a wonderful experience! They are both just so warm and kind and made us feel really comfortable right away. Erin had scouted the location ahead of time, so she had a great sense of purpose and was really creative and flexible in her shots; she was especially interested in what we wanted and in getting the right "feel" for our family. They were also excellent with the small (and not always cooperative!) children in our group. In addition, Erin was super communicative ahead of time and had great suggestions for our pre-shoot questions (wardrobe, locations, etc.).Of course, best of all, the pictures were amazing! We are so grateful to have worked with such generous and incredibly talented photographers; they are worth every single penny. We will treasure these precious memories for the rest of our lives, and the Donners will absolutely be our first choice for any future photo sessions! More...

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Janel C.

8 April 2019

I feel very fortunate to have found Erin by chance on Yelp. I haven't even seen our pictures yet (our wedding was just last night), but without a doubt I know we're going to love them. I was really impressed when I knew Erin had gone to our wedding location in advance to scout it out. She showed up on our wedding day on time, with a plan, with creative, thoughtful ideas, and with the cutest, bubbliest personality. Without even having seen our pictures, I can say with confidence we will use her again in the future. Thanks so much Erin! More...

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Joe C.

30 January 2019

We recently took family pictures with Erin and Nick. We could not have asked for a better experience. They were very flexible with moving the date due to inclement weather and communication was always prompt. They had no problem meeting at a location that was far for them but convenient for us and were there early so that the shoot started right on time. Above all, they took really great pictures, which was quite an accomplishment with a 21 month old and 3 month old. Added bonus, we received the finished pictures the following day! I would highly recommend them and would definitely work with them again. Super nice people and very skilled at what they do! More...

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Alexander

15 September 2018

We knew from the start, that as a couple, we wanted to hire Erin to capture our big day. Erin previously photographed my sisters 2-part wedding a few years prior and we absolutely loved her and her husband, Nick, and the photos they created. Immediately, we connected with them and therefore, had to hire Donner Photos! From the beginning, communication was easy and clear. We talked by phone and e-mail a few times in the year prior to the wedding and discussed what we were looking for and how we wanted to remember our day. She asked all the right questions and educated/gave us beneficial advice on areas of the day that we weren't sure about. As Erin now lives in Florida, she arrived to our venue early the day of the wedding to scope out places at our vineyard/farm location to take the perfect pictures! And perfect pictures, they were! She uses high-end equipment and really understands the importance of lighting, color, shadows, and different landscapes. She especially made our "getting ready" and "portrait" photo sessions super fun and relaxed and otherwise, works really well with family, friends, and other vendors! As a side note, she even helped me to tie my bow tie when I could not! She is the person you want on your team because she is adaptable, creative, and works hard to make sure you have a flawless day. Erin is a dream and it was an absolute honor to have her share in our special day! Hopefully when we renew our vows down the road, we can have her back to photograph our special moment! More...

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Mackenzie Riordan

9 September 2018

Nick and Erin are truly incredible! They are able to perfectly capture the vibe of our charity event. They are professional, and the turnaround is as fast as ever! �

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Puja Chawla Katari

9 September 2018

My husband and I had the pleasure of working with Erin this past weekend for our maternity shoot. She made him feel much more comfortable, which was a huge concern of mine. Erin was super easy to talk to and work with. She had great ideas and made us both feel relaxed. Thank you so much Erin! We are looking forward to having you photograph our baby girl in December More...

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Cheryl Victa Burton

9 September 2018

From Local to Destination Events – DC’s Best is Nick & Erin!

I am from the Charleston, SC area and planned my father’s interment at Arlington National Cemetery (ANC) and a small reception for our family & friends last summer (July 2014) in Washington D.C. After a friend at work told me about watching a video of her friend’s service at ANC, I began to look online to see what options were available. This was such a special time for our families, and many who were unable to attend – what a great way to document this event for them and to have.

A close friend (DC local) suggested using Yelp! to check reviews, etc. since it was a common reference tool for locals – and after searching, Nick & Erin Photography came up several times. Although there were the “regular” videographers that specialized in military services in the DC/Va areas, I took a chance to email and inquire about their services based on stellar reviews.

The website had good information and great samples of their work – both photographs and video. Erin responded to my email inquiry within 24 hours. She was personal - and professional - and I was very pleased with her intent to provide me with the answers to ALL of my questions. Destination events are difficult to plan when you are not familiar with the area and basing your decisions on reviews, website photos and your best "gut feeling" that you are not just getting a sales pitch.

From the email correspondence to meeting Nick & Erin in person – they were both down-to-earth and very professional. They captured many special moments on video and photo which allowed our families to be a part of the special service to honor my dad. They created a special piece that will give our families a chance to “see” this great honor and the legacy his left for us all.

I can write so much more, but you can see for yourselves from their portfolio online. Erin was excellent to work with me on details and making great suggestions to make it unique and special! Check out their Facebook page for more testimonials of their great work!

Thank you, Nick & Erin, for your passion for photography & film!
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Erin McCoy

9 September 2018

We worked with Erin for our engagement session, and had a great time. She is very nice and made us both feel much more comfortable. We love the majority of our photos, however, we took several pictures in front of the US Capital and the building isn't in focus in a single picture we got back. We were excited that the scaffolding was finally removed, but it didn't matter because no one can tell what building is behind us. We were sort of going for a government theme, so it's unfortunate that you can't see that beautiful building in the background. More...

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Meg Vona

9 September 2018

Had the most unbelievably INCREDIBLE experience as Erin flawlessly captured our once in lifetime event, our engagement. Erin and my boyfriend, now fiancé, were able to communicate, plan, and set up the entire thing while she was in FL and we were in NY. Not only did Erin beautifully capture the moment of surprise, she arrived over an hour early to look over the area to plan a photo shoot after. She was kind, patient, and relaxed as she helped us figure out how to stand, where to put our hands, how to walk, etc. Erin truly made it both fun and personal as she asked us about ourselves and if we had any poses/photos we wanted her to set up.

Oh and the pictures came out PERFECT!!! I cannot stop looking at them and thinking, we are not this pretty, Erin is magical. The variation of shots, effects, lighting (and magic) makes it look like we were out there for hours, when it was really only one.

The entire shoot was so fun and the pictures show how talented Erin is as a professional. Also amazing, we had the pictures only hours after the shoot!! All photos were in color and black and white. I cannot thank Erin enough for how much time and effort she put into our moment! Truly something special to have this memory so beautifully captured by such a talented photographer.
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Bahia Aduke Akerele

9 September 2018

Met Erin at the photography shoot for Washington Family magazine last month. Excellent photographer and very patient professional

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Cameron Dobbs

9 September 2018

Nick was friendly and took some fantastic wedding photos of me and my beautiful bride. Thanks so much Nick!

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Josh Brennan

9 September 2018

I have never seen such an amazing photo as the one Nick and Erin captured of my sister and her husband. Amazing!

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Elliott Datlow

9 September 2018

Nick and Erin were amazing! True professionals and our wedding photos were FUN to make, and turned out incredible.

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Don Knutson

9 September 2018

Nick is one of the best photographers my wife and I have ever met. We highly recommend him and Erin!! You will not be disappointed with he amazing work. Such high quality and just great people. More...

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Joshua Kwicinski

9 September 2018

Truly the most amazing wedding photographers I have ever met, with an incredible eye for artistic detail. I feel like my engagement photos belong in a magazine and can't wait to see my wedding photos!

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Nicole Foster

9 September 2018

Nick and Erin are simply just super talented people. They captured a ton of incredible shots amongst the DC monuments for our engagement and we couldn't be happier. Not only are the photos incredible, but they made our shoot so fun, happily welcomed our dog, were affordable, and got our pictures back to us within DAYS of the shoot... DAYS! We look forward to working with them for our future photography needs! Highly, highly recommend. More...

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Emma Jacob Schultz

9 September 2018

My husband and I hired Nick and Erin to do our wedding photographs, and we could not be happier with our experience or with how wonderfully our photographs turned out. Nick and Erin are true pros, are incredibly talented, and are wonderful people. More...

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Sarah

2 September 2018

This was the best money we spent out entire day. The images were everything we hoped for and more. I first meet Erin & Nick when they shot a wedding I was in a few year back in DC. Their images were beautiful. When I got engaged this was the one vendor I was certain I wanted. They also worked so well with my videographer. They were fun to be around the whole day and were so creative with their shots. Best money we spent! More...

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Marcela

3 August 2018

Nick and Erin are without a doubt the best choice you could ever make for your engagement/wedding pictures! I chose them for both my engagement session as well as the wedding day photography and I could not be more pleased with the outcome. On my wedding day, the weather was all over the place, extremely hot and humid at one point, then raining the next second. Nick was super accommodating and attentive to details. I didn't have a coordinator so I counted on him to know where to be and which pictures to take. Once I got them back (very quick turnaround), I was amazed at the number of angles and moments he was able to capture - you would think there were three people taking them! The pictures were beautiful and I will treasure them for the rest of my life. On top of it all, they are extremely nice, flexible and professional every step of the way. Anyways, I have nothing but great things to say about both of them. I promise you will not regret choosing Donner Photos! More...

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A L.

4 January 2018

We looked through Yelp for photographers and what really drew our eyes was the quality of Erin's photos. They really do stand out, and the colors are just amazing.  In addition to this, Erin had numerous "action" photos which is what we prefer over portrait pictures. We met Erin at the beach, she was very friendly, and came up with a lot of ideas. She was also good to ask what we wanted, and to fulfill those requests.  The electronic photos were sent to us within a couple of days, and the prints mailed a couple days later.  The result, was a nice family shoot with my wife, daughter, and wife's parents.Thanks Erin!  We expect you will see us the next time we come to Florida :) More...

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Kasey K.

6 December 2017

The first decision we made after getting engaged was to hire Nick & Erin for our wedding! We knew before we were even engaged we had to have them! I had seen their work at another wedding and fell in love with not only their talent but their personalities as well. They were even kind enough to come take candids at our rehearsal party since we had so many family members in town. The day of our wedding ended up being rainy and cold, yet Nick and Erin were so flexible and immediately worked with us to switch around our schedule so we could get the shots we wanted. We are so in love with our photos and couldn't be happier that Nick and Erin were our photographers. More...

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annie

2 December 2017

Nick and Erin were a dream to work with from start to finish. They shot two of our best friend's wedding previously, so it was a no-brainer booking them, but they were even better than imagined. From our first meeting with Erin, she totally got our vision and was responsive and available to us every step of the way. On the actual day of our wedding, they made sure to capture every shot and utilize all of the different spaces within the time frame we had allotted between the ceremony and reception. Having a good relationship and open line of communication with your photographers is really one of the most important aspects of your wedding and I cannot recommend Nick and Erin enough. Not only that, we received our pictures back in less than a month, which is unheard of in the wedding photo business (so I am told). We loved every single photo and have enjoyed reliving the wedding over and over again through the imagines. Do not even read other reviews, book Nick and Erin Donner now! More...

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Brynn

25 November 2017

Most people think you shouldn't hire your friends to work your wedding, they should just be guests and enjoy the day. But I don't agree. My husband and I are very good friends with Erin and Nick (close enough that Erin wasn't a photographer that day she was a bridesmaid) and that bond made everything less stressful and more enjoyable. Our engagement shoot felt like we were hanging out with our friends all day. I trust Nick 100% - he scouted downtown Milwaukee and found the best spots for our pictures. He's efficient, deals well with crazy large family photos and churns out some breathtaking photos. I've received so many compliments on our wedding pictures. Truly Nick (and Erin) are worth every penny! Can't say enough good things about them. More...

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Kasey

4 November 2017

The first decision we made after getting engaged was to hire Nick & Erin for our wedding! We knew before we were even engaged we had to have them! I had seen their work at another wedding and fell in love with not only their talent but their personalities as well. They were even kind enough to come take candids at our rehearsal party since we had so many family members in town. The day of our wedding ended up being rainy and cold, yet Nick and Erin were so flexible and immediately worked with us to switch around our schedule so we could get the shots we wanted. We are so in love with our photos and couldn't be happier that Nick and Erin were our photographers. More...

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Colleen

21 October 2017

I can't recommend Nick and Erin enough as wedding photographers -- and really everything photographers! For our October wedding, they were everywhere at once without ever being in the way, organized beyond belief (a must for any bride -- even one with a planner! which we had!), professional in their approach, and FUN in their delivery. We could not have been more pleased with the images they captured -- many we had missed seeing on the actual day! They also rock wedding attire: always so put together and raising the bar for everyone else there. Hire them. I can't oversell it. You'll be so glad you did. More...

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Lindsay

7 October 2017

Nick + Erin are amazing! They did a friend’s wedding - and our work headshots - and after seeing the turn out I knew I HAD TO book them. Not only are they extremely responsive and helpful when it comes to the photo timeline, shortlist, etc, but they are also SO fun to work with! Plus, they get the most amazing shots! Photo ninjas! Our friends and family can’t stop raving about the pics! Not to mention they had already sent us a blog of sample shots by the Thursday after the wedding! I would recommend them to anyone and everyone! Absolutely unbeatable photographers! More...

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Ben G.

6 September 2017

Nick and Erin are two of the best people in the world. They also happen to be excellent photographers! They are very personable and kind and friendly. They work with you to make sure you get what it is you want. They are very talented and made the photo shoot fun. They are my first choice when it comes to hiring photographers. More...

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3 June 2017

If you're considering going with Nick and Erin for your wedding photographers, your search is over! They were so wonderful in every aspect. We were planning our wedding from afar, and Erin was flexible to meet us whenever we were in town, and even made it to our walk through despite pouring rain to scope our perfect places for our wedding day (including potential rain locations). They were so responsive through email and phone calls, took very detailed notes and really helped guide our whole wedding planning process, even more than just photos. On the wedding day, they were so professional and friendly, all my wedding stress melted away. Our guests loved them too! On top of everything, they were so fast with getting our amazing wedding pictures to us. They do amazing work and are fantastic to work with!! More...

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User5258235

3 June 2017

I cannot recommend Nick and Erin highly enough - where do I start?

Basically, my husband and I were doing a courthouse wedding and we needed someone for a couple of hours to do some nice family shots. We're not pinterest people and had no interest in dreaming up an elaborate photoshoot; we wanted someone who could organize our large family into nice photographs, who knew how to make people look good (e.g., who can position my mother-in-law so that she doesn't have a double chin), and who could take charge. We had two hours of time to get a bunch of photos done and I was skeptical that it would all work out.

But Nick and Erin were phenomenal! They had everything planned out to the T; not only the specific locations where they wanted to take photos, but the actual photograph/shot was pre-planned. For example, they knew the exact bench where they wanted a shot of my husband and I kissing; they had the lighting planned out, they knew exactly how many different shots and locations they could do in the time allotted and they got it done while laughing, being calm and relaxed, and friendly!

The end product (the photos) are beautiful. We got them back within a few days and there are so many beautiful shots, I honestly don't know which one to pick as my favorite. They made both my husband and I look like the best versions of ourselves; no double chins or wayward hair and the captured us in genuine laughs. Every pose/shot that they wanted to do looked great; they captured the love and happiness of the day, and that is priceless.

I don't know how else to say this without sounding frank, but Nick and Erin were worth every penny. They could probably charge twice their price and it would still be value for what you get. If you're not sure whether or not they are your "style", definitely be sure to check out their website; I think their site is pretty true to the type of photos that they took for us and we are very satisfied!
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User5636838

3 June 2017

If you want to make your friends INSANELY jealous of your wedding photos hire Nick and Erin! Our wedding photos came out amazing thanks to this extremely talented duo.

Nick and Erin are such pleasant and professional people to work with and their efficiency and organization were so appreciated on our big day. Not only did we love working with them, but our other vendors (including our coordinator) went out of their way to tell us how much they enjoyed working with them and would recommend them in the future. Nick & Erin are very professional and have a calm, fun demeanor that makes everyone feel comfortable while getting their pictures taken. We have a large family and our wedding party was a little rowdy but they were able to handle it and tactfully corral people for pictures in order to stay on schedule and capture all the pictures we requested and more!

It was evident that they had taken great care and thought in pre-planning and staging shots in specific locations at and around our venue, and we were impressed that they were also able to thrive creatively with off the cuff shots and captured awesome candid moments. Erin even thought to capture video that our videographer missed!

We were surprised to get our wedding pictures from them so promptly; they arrived when we were still on our honeymoon! Our wedding day was so hectic it seemed like a big blur. Nick and Erin captured ALL of the important moments and ALL of the moments in between allowing us to see a complete timeline of our wedding day --there were no missing pieces. It makes us so happy that we can relive our entire wedding day every time we look at these pictures, and that to us is priceless.

Looking back on all of the decisions that were made planning our wedding, we can confidently say that hiring Nick & Erin was the best one. Thank you both so much!
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User5529184

3 June 2017

Nick and Erin are AMAZING. We used them for engagement photos and our wedding ceremony and reception. They were so much fun and made us feel so comfortable the entire night of our wedding. They captured every little moment of the evening and we are so thankful that we were lucky enough to have them as our photographers. Nick and Erin worked so hard to get every shot and went above and beyond to achieve gorgeous photos of not only my groom and me, but family and friends as well. They are such a creative and passionate team of photographers, which put us immediately at ease. Would recommend to anyone! More...

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User5405466

3 June 2017

Nick and Erin are absolutely wonderful -- my husband and I could not be happier with our experience with them and with how beautifully our wedding photographs turned out. Nick and Erin immediately understood what we were looking for in our wedding photographs and made it happen in a way that was easy, totally relaxed, and natural. To top it off, they are great, kind people who are fun to spend time with, even during the stress of a wedding day. I can't recommend them highly enough -- they are super talented and true pros, and they would be a bargain at twice the price. More...

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User2922811

3 June 2017

We were blown away by Nicholas Donner's photography. He and his assistant, Beki, totally wowed us with their professionalism; Nick dressed in a suit to shoot our wedding without our ever requesting that he dressed up. Their formal and candid photos for the wedding were exquisite and definitely captured the special moments of the day. Throughout the whole process, Nick showed great attention to our wishes and consummate courtesy. We are recommending Nick's photography to all of our friends and extend that to you as well! More...

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User2534197

3 June 2017

I hired Nick to photograph my recent wedding. I cannot recommend him enough. He is a true professional and my favorite vendor during the planning process.

He was so easy to work with, and that made everything easier for me. It was nice to have one less thing to worry about. He didn't need to be reminded about photos we had discussed or details about when to be where.

It was obvious he has done many weddings when plans changed the day of the wedding due to weather conditions and he just went with the flow. Other vendors were calling me in a panic.

His work is outstanding and it is so nice to look back and see details from the day that I missed. He worked around others without being in my face with the camera, and still captured so much. Nick is also quick to have his camera ready for impromptu moments that are special to remember.

I looked at several photographers and Nick offers the best work for the best price. I would expect his fees to be increasing soon.
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User1657561

3 June 2017

We used Nick for both our engagement and wedding pictures. From the first day I met him I could tell he was going to be the perfect photographer for us. He is very professional and personable which made for great photos. I agree with the other review that he is easy to get a hold of , very proactive and accommodating. Nick was more than willing to meet us when it was best for us and even in Maryland where we live. He was very attentive to our needs for our engagement pictures and I couldn't have been more pleased with the outcome. We just had our wedding on August 3rd and already Nick send us a "Wedding preview". I was absolutely blown away at how he and his co-worker were able to capture everything that went on at the ceremony and at the reception. They clearly captured all the good moments and all the photos we requested. I dont think I ever saw them stop taking pictures. There is so many things to say about Nick just trust me you wont regret using Nick for you wedding, special event or for a family shoot. He is a true artist and natural at what he does you cant learn that. My husband & I 100% recommend him. More...

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User2883523

3 June 2017

My husband and I were so honored and blessed to work with Nick for our wedding this past summer. He was focused on understanding our vision for the big day and also committed to helping us achieve our goals. Not only does he have such an eye for art, but he also is extremely professional and easy to work with. He can take something that may seem ordinary, and turn it into a beautiful memory that he captures with his camera. We love looking at all of Nick's work and find something new to marvel at, each time we look at our own wedding photos. More...

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3 June 2017

Nick was very attentive, accommodating and professional. At the end of the day his photographs speak for themselves. He does everything he can/goes above and beyond to capture the special moments of your day/event. He has a great eye for detail. Nick genuinely enjoys working with couples and families. He is an absolute pleasure to do business with and we highly recommend him to friends and family. More...

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3 June 2017

You could not ask for a better photographer. Nick's professional approach, attention to detail, and artistic eye allow him to perfectly capture the priceless moments of your big day. Beyond photography, Nick pushes the envelope with options for video, photo-sharing, and socialization - incredibly talented and a blessing to have share in your wedding! More...

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User6584574

3 June 2017

I hope this comment helps many indecisive couples looking for a photographer in the area because three weeks ago I was like you searching for a good photographer for my engagement session during the cherry blossom peak bloom. I was looking for an photographer with excellent skills and great personality willing to work for us during the session. I contacted a bunch of photographers and exchanged several emails with each of them. I immediately rejected those who told me about their super busy schedule, those who just got back to me telling me about their price and method of payment, and those who told me to where and how to prepare for the session without even asking me about my preferences. Since email #1 Erin showed flexibility and was interested in learning about and working with us based on our ideas and preferences. I wanted to get the photos taken around 7am because of the light and since the beginning she was willing to meet us at any time anywhere. When I asked for site suggestions, she immediately got back to me with some locations for the sessions. I explained her that I wanted to get the cherry blossoms in a full bloom and she understood that, so we did not block a exact day. Instead she monitored the cherry blossoms and got back to us with possible dates, a-w-e-s-o-m-e !!!! We had a blast during the photo session. It was super cold but she was well-prepared and ready to embrace the chilly weather with us and walk around the park to find nice spots and beautiful trees. We felt at ease with her and that is reflected in the photos. She made us laugh and gave us good photo ideas when we were just repeating the same poses. We also brought some photo props to the session and Erin helped us to incorporate them and make good use of them. We love every single photos and we got plenty! Each one is just perfect, she captured the magic of the moment, we could not ask for a better photographer than Erin. I already booked her for my Fall photo session. More...

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Jenny Mae

27 May 2017

Nick and Erin were absolutely amazing! We had originally booked our engagement photos with another photographer. As I was googling 'DC rooftop bars for engagement photos', I came across their portfolio and immediately fell in love. I quickly read through all of their reviews on yelp, wedding wire and the knot, and was reassured by all of the positive reviews that they were the ones to go with. Engagement photos are just the beginning of the big whirlwind of wedding planning, but I can't express to them how much it meant to have such an easy, stress free and successful start with them. I emailed, got a response the next day, and my fiance' and I met up with them 6 days later. Erin was very quick and responsive, offered some great suggestions for locations to shoot and even offered to help contact venues about getting permission to have our session there.

We met at Dupont Circle and shot a few photos, moved to our chosen location at the Beacon hotel, and even after we ran into some trouble about getting access to the rooftop that we had called for permission days before, Nick and Erin were very flexible and said we could shoot somewhere else until they opened up. They are very down to Earth, very knowledgeable and were able to give us a lot of tips on poses and angles and little details to my fiance and I, who know nothing about professional photography.

The pictures came out better than we hoped for, and we got them back in a week. We are still receiving compliments from friends and family saying that we look like our photos came out of a magazine. We are so grateful to them and highly recommend them!
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Quinn

17 March 2017

Erin and Nick are such a fun and talented couple. They photographed our wedding, and we were thrilled with the results, both in terms of the day itself and the pictures they later produced. They were very easy to work with, extremely accommodating, and quick to turn around their photos. Just two examples: For our pics taken right before the wedding, they had a game plan ready for a last-minute location change, since our original plan didn’t work out due to the weather. And (since the ceremony itself hadn’t happened yet at that point), they later photo-shopped Ali’s ring onto her hand for a close-up shot in one of our favorite photos taken during those early shots. We would definitely recommend them to anyone else looking to photograph an event! More...

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Ashlyn

7 January 2017

My first experience with Nick & Erin was for our engagement photo shoot. They made us feel so relaxed and were able to capture some beautiful moments. Nick & Erin are professional yet incredibly warm and friendly. The photos were amazing quality and they got them back to us quickly!

We also booked Nick & Erin to capture our more elopement style wedding. We unfortunately had to cancel, due to an illness, but they were incredibly understanding. We will definitely use them in the future and I would recommend them to anyone! They are amazing!
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Alanna

21 October 2016

Nick & Erin are absolutely AMAZING at their craft and were able to capture both our engagement photos and wedding in ways more beautiful and timeless than we could have imagined! We initially chose Nick & Erin because they had shot at our venue in the past and managed to capture "the party" in creative ways despite the challenging nature of the venue (LOTS of glass overlooking the city skyline at night). From the engagement photos through the wedding, Nick & Erin's organization, dedication, and thoroughness always impressed me. With their help we were able to secure an afternoon of engagement photos at an empty Nationals Park, and their warm personalities and ideas for poses made a significant difference in my husband's level of comfort in having his picture taken. "Why do we need engagement photos?" turned into "I can't wait to see how they turned out!" As for the wedding itself, Nick & Erin were incredibly flexible with the three different locations that I had chosen for photos, all requiring different lighting and transportation in between. At one of the locations, a beautiful 18th-century library, Nick was able to make the photos even more special by shooting with his special architectural lens. He was able to capture both our abundant joy AND the incredible space in accurate detail. Additionally, Nick & Erin were able to manage the numerous permutations of family members (for family portraits) and a wide range of guest personalities. As other reviewers have noted, everyone who has seen the photos (both wedding and engagement) is astounded by how well they came out, and many of them comment that we look like we belong in a magazine. As someone who studied art in college, I was adamant that I wanted my wedding and engagement photos to evoke a certain level of elegance and timelessness and was not willing to settle for less. Nick & Erin understood my background and my vision and were able to deliver it. They receive my highest recommendation. More...

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Erin

8 October 2016

Nick and Erin were absolutely wonderful to work with for our wedding! Erin was super responsive during the planning process and helped figure out timeline, shot list, etc. We have big, complicated families and they did a great job of getting photos of everyone while being mindful of relationships and attention spans. It rained on our big day so we had a lot of last minute changes at the venue and they rolled with everything so well and kept a great attitude. My husband and I are not very comfortable in front of the camera and Nick and Erin made us feel relaxed and gave us enough direction to snap some great pictures. We could not be happier with the pictures--they really captured the joyful vibe of the event. I would whole heartedly recommend them without reservations to anyone needing a photographer for their wedding!! More...

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Chris

1 October 2016

Nick and Erin were amazing to work with. We decided to book them for our engagement and wedding photos and they all turned out amazing. Not only was the final product outstanding, but the entire experience was perfect from beginning to end. It was obvious that they take personal pride in being great photographers as well as individual people. They were always helping us decide how and where to take photos but it was never in a demanding way. If we wanted something specific they would cater to our requests if possible or explain why it may not turn out as well. I can not imagine my wedding without these two and now we will have amazing photos to look back on and remember just how fun it was. More...

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Ariel

24 September 2016

Erin and Nick are amazing! They were so fun and easy to work with-we had a crazy day wanting to do photos at several different locations, had a large bridal party and large families, and they were so flexible and accommodating. The pictures turned out beautifully (even made it onto the Washingtonian Bride and Groom website). It's amazing how much time you spend with your photographers on your wedding day (more than you spend with your spouse or family!), and Nick and Erin made the whole event fun, easy and not at all awkward. Then sent us a sneak peak of some of our pictures the morning after our wedding, and had all our photos available within one month. We cannot recommend them enough! More...

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Samantha

24 September 2016

Nick and Erin were absolutely wonderful! From the very beginning they were extremely responsive and provided great suggestions for possible locations for the engagement shoot. In the end we decided on Great Falls and we couldn't be happier! My fiance and I have never taken professional photos before and they helped to make the experience fun and relaxing. We did not have any specific ideas in mind, other than incorporating our dog, and they both had great suggestions and ideas to help capture our relationship. They even went the extra mile and had to hold dog treats while taking photos to make sure our pup was looking at the camera. The turnaround time on the photos was quick and there was never any issues with communication! We love our photos and continue to get compliments from our friends and family! Highly recommend Nick and Erin!! More...

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Rachel

25 June 2016

Working with Nick and Erin was one of the best decisions of our wedding! I generally don't like having my picture taken, and was nervous about my wedding photos, but there was not one photo I didn't like! They did a great mixture of creative/artistic, candid, and classic shots. They captured the mood and special moments perfectly. On top of producing fabulous pictures, they are also so fun to work with! They kept it light even during times when we had to move fast and it was hot out- with a wedding party of 22 people!! And on top of that, they got us the pictures in less than a month!

I highly recommend any couple that wants to have fun and have amazing pictures from their wedding hire Nick and Erin! It was worth every penny!
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Mackenzie

18 June 2016

Nick and Erin did a wonderful job with our engagement photos and our wedding photos. They were so easy to work with, professional, and produced beautiful photos for us. They captured our wedding day so perfectly and ensured every detail was photographed. We even heard from some of our wedding guests how fun they were to be around! We highly recommend hiring Nick & Erin for any life event you may have in the future. More...

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LCastro P.

11 April 2016

I hope this comment helps many indecisive couples looking for a photographer in the area because three weeks ago I was like you searching for a good photographer for my engagement session during the cherry blossom peak bloom. I was looking for an photographer with excellent skills and great personality willing to work for us during the session. I contacted a bunch of photographers and exchanged several emails with each of them. I immediately rejected those who told me about their super busy schedule, those who just got back to me telling me about their price and method of payment, and those who told me to where and how to prepare for the session without even asking me about my preferences. Since email #1  Erin showed flexibility and was interested in learning about and working with us based on our ideas  and preferences. I wanted to get the photos taken around 7am because of the light and since the beginning she was willing to meet us at any time anywhere. When I asked for site suggestions,  she immediately got back to me with some locations for the sessions.  I explained her that I wanted to get the cherry blossoms in a full bloom and she understood that, so we did not block a exact day. Instead she monitored the cherry blossoms and got back to us with possible dates, a-w-e-s-o-m-e !!!!     We had a blast during the photo session. It was super cold but she was well-prepared and ready to embrace the chilly weather with us and walk around the park to find nice spots and beautiful trees. We felt at ease with her and  that is reflected in the photos. She made us laugh and gave us good photo ideas when we were just repeating  the same poses. We also brought some photo props to the session and Erin helped us to incorporate them and make good use of them.  We love every single photos and we got plenty! Each one is just perfect, she captured the magic of the moment, we could not ask for a better photographer than Erin.  I already booked her for my Fall photo session. More...

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Jen J.

23 March 2016

I am forever indebted to Erin for taking amazing photos of my husband and I on our wedding day (Pi Day 2016).  Erin was accommodating, thoughtful and genuinely fun!  When I mentioned I wanted to take photos on the National Mall, she let me know I needed to apply for and receive a permit from the National Park Service (we called it our donation fee to keep from getting bitter with NPS).  It took longer than expected to get from one end of DC to another due to an unexpected road closure (dignitary motorcade), so we were running about an hour late.  I was so grateful Erin was willing to wait for our arrival on a day that is best described as "unseasonably cold".  Erin kept the initial portion of the photo shoot moving as she knew those under 7 years old and over 70 years old were expiring fast in the cold weather.  She even was able to coax a smile out of Alexandra (my niece) who at 7 months old believes in "stranger danger."My favorite part of the photo shoot was the time my husband and I got to spend "just us" with Erin as it felt fun (and we got to kiss a lot).  The photos turned out amazingly beautiful and I loved her creative shots!  Erin knew just where to take us on an overcast day!  Erin even had a blueberry pie on hand for Pi Day.  It's those special touches that don't scream cheesy, but scream memorable!  I included a few samples (and possibly I'm not the best model) but Erin truly made all of look amazing. More...

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Kristina

5 December 2015

My husband and I have hired Nick and Erin three times since 2014- for our engagement shoot in October 2014, for our pop-up wedding in September 2015, and for our wedding reception in December 2015. Every set of photos they have sent to us has brought nothing but a smile to our faces! Not only are they extremely easy to work with, they allow you to be who you are as a couple during these shoots-and they make it WORK. Nick and Erin are super SUPER talented at what they do, and make sure that your wedding photos reflect the beauty of the day. Your personality is captured and shines through, the photos speak for themselves! I recommend them to everyone I know who is getting married. I recommend them to anyone reading this review. You will be nothing short of thrilled if you are lucky enough to book them for your big day, I recommend that you do! More...

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Katie

21 November 2015

Nick and Erin were hands-down the best vendors we worked with for our wedding and I can't recommend them enough. They were really easy to reach and communicate with (never took even close to 24 hours to respond to a message), and met with us twice before the day of our wedding (once to get to know each other and once to check out the photography options at our location).

The pictures we got back are EXACTLY what we were hoping for (despite the fact that we had little idea what we wanted) -- the some posed/portraits, some small detail artsy stuff, lots of fun candid moments and party pictures. They knew exactly what to say to two people who usually hate being in pictures to make us comfortable, which was one of the biggest things I was looking for in photographers. I also honestly only remember seeing them once during the reception, so they did a great job getting all of the key events and candid moments without being noticed.

Just like everyone else said...Nick and Erin are definitely the best money I spent for my wedding and cannot be recommended enough.
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Courtney

24 October 2015

Nick and Erin are the best - plain and simple. From the beginning consultation, to the quick turnaround of our wedding pictures, they were so awesome to work with! Let's get the obvious stuff out of the way - their work is absolutely beautiful. We are THRILLED with how all of our pictures turned out - they are truly talented photographers! But it was so much more than that. They are knowledgeable, friendly, creative, professional but warm, FUN... I could go on! We did our engagement photos with them about 5 months before our wedding, and they basically taught us how to be photographed! This helped us get loose and comfortable, and made for great photos. Their level of communication was PERFECT in the weeks leading up to the wedding, and on the actual wedding day they were just incredible. They had a great energy, which is so important to have in a vendor that will be by your side all day. We truly couldn't be happier with how everything turned out and would recommend them to anyone. Seriously, if you're in search of a wedding photographer, look no further! More...

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Annette

18 July 2015

So, let us start by saying that we loved Nick & Erin so much during our engagement photoshoot in DC that we asked them to join us 3,000 miles away in California for our wedding weekend! We cannot say enough wonderful things about these two. They truly go the extra mile to ensure your day is incredibly well-captured in their photography. Their passion, creativity, artistry, and skill shine through with every shot. They are extremely well-prepared, and it is very clear they have thought hard about each and every shot that needs capturing that day. Not to mention, they are just super fun people who will make you feel at ease on your special day--I honestly don't know if I would have held it together without Erin's and Nick's laughter through it all. We look forward to hiring these two for all of life's future milestones!!

P.S. Everyone I've showed our photos to since says the same thing: "Are these from a magazine?!"
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Jimmy

19 June 2015

We are extremely happy we chose Nick and Erin to capture our wedding. Nick and Erin were amazing and our pictures came out beautiful. It was a great experience and we had a blast working with them. More...

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maggie

30 May 2015

It is a pleasure to provide a glowing review to Nick & Erin of Donner Photography. Finding a great photographer was one of the most important things to us during our wedding planning and we are forever grateful to the friend that recommended we connect with the Donners. After our immediate consultation where they felt more like friends than a wedding vendor, the Donners quickly followed up with a questionnaire to determine relevant information and priorities to ensure our wedding run smoothly. We op More...

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Elizabeth

9 May 2015

I really can't say enough about Nick and Erin - we couldn't have imagined better photographers to work with for our big day! They are so easy to work with, very responsive to questions and emails and incredibly flexible. They obviously love what they do and they work very well together, each bringing different talents to their photography that makes their work so beautiful. They thought of things we hadn't when it came to specific pictures and we literally loved every single picture they took - they were worth every penny and I will recommend them to anyone we know getting married in this area. They were probably the best $$ we spent for our wedding! More...

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Kathryn

25 April 2015

Finding a great photographer was one of the most important tasks during our wedding planning process. It was the first decision we made after selecting the venue. I was overwhelmed by all of the reviews online and decided to reach out to some friends to see if they had any recommendations. A friend recommended Nick and Erin who are personal friends of theirs. They were very flexible with our initial meeting at their local studio. They were both very warm and friendly and didn't try to oversell themselves which we greatly appreciated. They answered all of our questions and were not pushy. We then met with two other photographers, and immediately knew after those meetings, that we wanted Nick and Erin as our photographers for our wedding. They are super organized and detail oriented. Most of all, they were so comfortable to work with and did everything in their power to get us the greatest shots for our wedding. Our ceremony was scheduled to be outdoors, and at the last minute things had to be moved indoors due to rain. Nick and Erin quickly adjusted and found some great covered spaces to take family photos. We also had our hearts set on getting pictures in front of the tulip garden near Iwo Jima. Nick had already scoped it out the day prior and confirmed the flowers were in full bloom. Despite the cold and the rain, these two packed up their equipment and headed over to the tulip garden where we got some of the best shots of the day! They also stayed to the very last minute, and made sure to get every picture we wanted. Also, within the week, they had already put together a preview of their favorite pics! Within the month, they had all of our photos up on their site, and the USB's were in the mail to us. Nick and Erin are amazing at what they do! I could not recommend them enough! More...

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Katie

19 January 2015

My fiancé and I hired Nick and Erin to photograph an engagement session for us. Our wedding is in another city so we were only looking to have our engagement photos done in the DC area. Nick and Erin were a pleasure to work with from the beginning. They were very professional and reliable. We proposed changing the date on them a few days before and they were very willing to accommodate us at the last minute. They were great with providing suggestions on how to frame different shots. They turned around our full portfolio in less than a week and the photos were fantastic. They obviously are very familiar with shooting in various environments and this is evident in the quality of their work. I would definitely recommend them both! More...

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Annette

8 December 2014

Nick and Erin are simply wonderful! Obviously very talented photographers and a beautiful couple themselves--they made our engagement photo session such fun. Our original date had expected rain, and Nick & Erin kindly rescheduled for the following day so we were able to capture a beautiful, sunny backdrop. Additionally, we received our edited photos within a few days of the shoot! They even gladly welcomed our request to include our dog and snapped some wonderful shots with her. We're so glad they were able to capture our engagement and look forward to doing more business with them! Highly, highly recommend!!! More...

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Erica

23 November 2014

Nick and Erin were great to work with! They were incredibly responsive and flexible. My fiance and I dropped the ball when planning engagement photos, and it wasn't until halfway through November that we decided we wanted engagement photos with an autumnal feel to them. Nick and Erin helped us find great spots in the D.C./Northern Virginia area and did a wonderful job using our surroundings to make the pictures memorable. We were a bit nervous beforehand about taking pictures, but they helped us feel really comfortable during the shoot, especially by demonstrating poses. To top it off, they had the photos (which we LOVED) back to us within a week! We'd definitely recommend Donner Photography to anyone looking to get engagement or wedding photos! More...

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Dean and Jesica

21 November 2014

This is the second wedding Nick and Erin have done for our family and we love everything about this photography couple! They are a go-with-the-flow vendor who are flexible and creative. Having two photographers at our wedding was a big part of getting every shot we wanted and to get those extra special, candid moments. Nick and Erin are the perfect pair and helped create a great environment when taking our pictures. We love our wedding pictures and HIGHLY recommend this couple for ANY event! Thank you guys for another great wedding! More...

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Alexandra

18 October 2014

Booking with Nick and Erin was one of the best decisions we made while planning our wedding, and they were an instrumental part in making our wedding day so special. Nick and Erin's pictures immediately take us back to the special moments, as they did a great job of capturing the true emotions we felt throughout the day. Nick and Erin were extremely well-prepared and made sure we had more than enough time to get all of the pictures we asked for and many more. They organized everyone and moved through our shot list very quickly, all the while being friendly and welcoming to everyone involved. The pictures came back astonishing, but even more, all of our family and friends commented on how friendly and helpful Nick & Erin were throughout the day. They truly have their service down to a science - terrific photos were snapped quickly and almost effortlessly. When they had a specific idea about how a photo should be posed or captured, they would demonstrate it themselves; this always put us at ease. They managed to capture all the important moments without ever being intrusive. Evaluated on-going communication, day-of service, and final product, Nick and Erin are the complete package. We recommend Nick and Erin to anyone looking for great pictures combined with great customer service. More...

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Elizabeth

11 October 2014

Nick and Erin were phenomenal and our pictures came out perfect - we love every single one. It was an absolute pleasure working with them and I highly recommend them. They do AMAZING WORK!

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Chris J.

20 September 2014

Nick has been taking amazing pictures of friends and friends-of-friends for awhile, and they've always looked too good to be real, almost like they were shot and then sent to a Hollywood studio with terabytes of computing power to be reworked a few times. So, it was a no-brainer to have him do our company pics. (The second time, actually).I couldn't be happier. Nick (and now Erin, who is also great to work with), are just freakishly talented. They showed up early in the AM to our new world HQ, site-unseen, and set up quickly. I had a couple of ideas for shots, he had a couple of ideas, and we threw things together as fast as possible.Then, naturally, none of the employees showed up on time, so we really didn't have the "group photo" thing we wanted. There was office park traffic weaving around their equipment. One of my guys, who appeared in probably 50 photos, didn't smile once (ironically, he's one of the nicest, most gentle guys on my crew). Somehow, he gave me a cornucopia of awesome photos to use in our marketing efforts. Seriously -- these make my little blue-collar type of company look like an epic story. Or maybe a feature in Entrepreneur magazine.Price: affordable and probably undervalued, actually. They could charge twice as much and it would still be less than the real value here. Don't look anywhere else. Hire Nick & Erin. More...

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Joey

12 September 2014

Nick and Erin were awesome!! They were incredibly helpful leading up to, on, and after our wedding day. We were very pleased with how they seemed to genuinely care that they captured both our engagement and wedding photos to our liking and that they provided the best service possible. We could tell it was more than a business for them and they legitimately cared about making our wedding special. Once the wedding was over, we received our online album within a couple of weeks and Nick was great in working with us and making the photo album.

Additionally, it was great having both Nick and Erin helping us because it made for more pre-wedding moments to be captured since Nick could be with the guys while they were getting ready and Erin could be with the girls. This, for us, was something we didn't realize would be so great until we actually had them work our wedding.
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Fiona

1 August 2014

Nick & Erin were not just proffesional, they were extremely friendly as well. My fiance and I showed up an hour late to the shoot. Instead of them being upset, they welcomed us with open arms and still treated us like royalty. The pictures and our story video were well worth the money & time! Definately recommend Nick & Erin! More...

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User4258972

14 June 2014

Nick was wonderful from day one. Things were simple and professional - we could not be happier with our experience! He was very easy going and we highly recommend him as a photographer. Our pictures turned out great!

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Lara

8 June 2014

Nick and Erin were recommended by friends who said they loved their wedding photographer. We checked out our friends’ photos, and we were impressed by the clean but artistic style. When we met Nick, we liked his laid-back personality, and we were so happy to have Erin join as a second photographer. Organization & Planning: Nick was organized and responsive throughout the planning process; he made sure to keep us on track with providing shot lists and timelines in advance. He even met up with us a few weeks before our wedding to scout out photo opps at our venue. Day-of: On the day of our wedding, Nick and Erin had the perfect combination of keeping us on track, getting people organized, capturing great shots, and being fun to spend the day with. They captured a great mix of formal and party shots. We especially appreciated that they good-naturedly included “Steve,” our cardboard groomsman (because the real Steve was deployed), in both important and fun shots. Photos: We were so, so pleased with the quality of Nick and Erin’s photos, and we’ve gotten more compliments on them than we can count. Since our wedding, we’ve been dying for other friends to get engaged and plan local weddings so we can recommend Nick and Erin. We were pleased with all of our wedding vendors, but Nick and Erin were definitely at the top of our list! More...

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Lauren

23 May 2014

Nick and Erin are very professional, talented and so much fun to work with! Many of our guests even said during the wedding "Your photographers are great - they look they are having as much fun as we are!" I was able to see Nick and Erin's work last summer at my sister-in-law's wedding and was so impressed - I decided then that I wanted to use them for my own wedding. We were so pleased with the quality of our photographs. They did such an awesome job capturing all of the beautiful and special details of our wedding day - we have received so many compliments on our photos. We feel that Nick and Erin's work is some of the best that we have seen locally - we would recommend them to anyone! More...

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Erin

17 May 2014

Nick and Erin took beautiful pictures that our family and friends are still talking about!

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Stephanie S.

16 April 2014

We hired Nick to do a family photoshoot by the Tidal Basin in DC, with the cherry blossom trees. He was very helpful from the get-go, suggesting some beautiful and expected-to-be-less-crowded spots. On the day, he was flexible enough to move the photoshoot to an hour later so the weather would be nicer. We never felt rushed and got to take all the pictures we wanted. We are very happy with how the photos came out, and everyone who has seen our photos has said they are beautiful. We highly recommend Nick and Erin! More...

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Kirk F.

11 January 2014

I hired Nick because we needed professional-quality photographs for our business, Captain Cookie and the Milk Man.Nick impressed me off the bat with his resume and communication leading up to the shoot, and his rates were more than fair - I'd shopped around a bit before settling on him. Nick showed up early and had an impressive array of equipment available - I honestly don't know what everything does but the end result were absolutely knockout photos and video.  We did a four-hour shoot in several locations and Nick was flexible with traveling around based on the day's conditions.  He also was able to get in all the shots I wanted while suggesting many creative angles that I wouldn't have thought of.  This series of photos has already been used in several media stories about my business and I'm so glad I had them done, rather than relying on a home camera or something off facebook.  Here's a link to one of the photos just to show how well they turned out: flickr.com/photos/ndonne… In short, I was very happy with the rates, the service & communication, and above all the end results.  Highly recommended! More...

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erin

16 November 2013

We first met Nick Donner at a wedding in 2011. As soon as we saw his pics, we knew we had to have him at our wedding. We got engaged in Jan 13 and booked Nick for our Nov wedding. We didn't shop around, we knew that we wanted Nick's quality and creativity. Nick likes to use engagement pictures to get to know a couple before shooting their wedding. He didn't push the idea, and we were skeptical. We had my brother shoot some amateur engagement shots. The quality was lacking. At this point, we decided to go back to Nick to add engagement pics to wedding package. He was very accommodating and scheduled our engagement pics. Nick suggested several the Meadowlark Gardens in Vienna. On the day of the shoot, it was overcast, cold, and windy. Nick offered to reschedule the shoot for another time, but we knew we couldn't control the weather for our wedding, so this was a perfect test for Nick. We braved the weather, and waited. When Nick provided the pics, we couldn't believe our eyes. You would never know it wasn’t sunny and 75. We knew that we made the right choice with Nick. Nick asked for a list of formal shots. After the ceremony, we were allowed 15 minutes in the cathedral for formal pics. Nick was professional and efficient. Nick had gone to check out the golf club prior to the wedding day. When we arrived, it was overcast and already dark out, and it was getting cold quickly. Nick adjusted quickly, abandoning the pre-selected locations, finding new locations and working quickly. The pics turned out better than we could have wished. You could never tell how dark and cold it was. Nick was adaptive and quick thinking. One week later, Nick provided a many shots via his blog. Three weeks later, Nick provided the remaining shots on a website and flash drive. The flash drive allowed us to quickly print and email pics without downloading them individually from the website. We are so glad that our friends recommended Nick, and would recommend him to all of our loved ones. More...

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Brian

26 October 2013

Nick was the photographer at our Oct. 26th wedding. Not only did he produce amazing quality pictures, but he was easy and accommodating throughout the entire wedding planning process. Nick traveled 4 hours to West Virginia and spend the entire day with us and captured and documented all events from the entire day. Nick was the last one to leave the reception. Our guests thoroughly enjoyed the photo book that was set up which captured memories of all guests from the wedding. Nick was so thorough when meeting with us, and was prompt in any responses or questions we had. We will always have amazing photos for the rest of our lives of our special day. We would recommend Nick Donner to anyone looking for an amazing photographer to capture the day! More...

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Cynthia R.

11 October 2013

Picking a photographer for your wedding day is a huge deal!! These are pictures you will be looking back at for the rest of your life to remind you of all the great memories on your big day.  Choosing Nick as our wedding photographer was probably one of the easiest and best choices my husband and I made.  Nick photographed our cousins wedding two years ago and we loved his work, so we knew we had to hire him for our big day.  Nick's responsiveness, professionalism and communication from that first e-mail I sent was quick, kind and very informative.  For our engagement shoot, I told Nick what I was going for, which was a fall look, but other than that I was up for anything he had in mind.  He knew the perfect locations to capture the amazing fall foilage around sunset and our pictures turned out AMAZING!  A few weeks before the wedding day he sent me a schedule of events with target times for specific wedding day picture shoots, which made me feel at ease knowing he had specific picture shots he was looking for based on our venue and time of ceremony.  Because of his amazing organization and schedule, during dinner hour, Nick was somehow able to put together a slideshow of the ceremony, family and bridal party pictures to display on his laptop on a cocktail table for the guests and I to see throughout all of the reception.. this was such a great touch!!  Nick is so easy going and extremely creative with photo shots.  He makes you feel so comfortable and natural behind the camera, because lets be honest.. unless your a model who is used to posing and a camera following you around, photo shoots can feel a bit awkward. Nick also gives you CD's or USB's with your photos on them and gives you the rights to his work so you can order or do whatever you'd like with the pictures and not have to order them individually through him.  I would without a doubt recommend Nick Donner to anyone looking for an extremely talented, down to earth, fun, and creative photographer for your big day. More...

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Stacey

21 September 2013

The first time my parents and I met Nick he was very knowledgeable about his profession and very warm and personable. Nick communicates very promptly and is very organized about details. The day of my wedding there was a chance for rain. When it started raining Nick consoled me and reassured me that everything would be okay. We were so amazed when we received our photos because we did not even see him taking so many pictures. Our pictures were so beautiful and you would never know that it had been raining all day. Thank you Nick for making our day a memorable one. More...

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Sarah

14 September 2013

Having a videographer was without question one of the best decisions we made and then having Erin do our videography was AMAZING!! We had so many married friends tell us that their biggest regret was not having a videographer. Donner Photography did 2 services for us. They put together an "Our Story" video for us that we shared at our rehearsal dinner that was outstanding and got us even more excited for the other service which was our wedding day videos. I can't say enough about how much we loved working with them and the final product. I also felt like they weren't just there to be vendors but wanted to get to know us and were genuinely excited for us. The video quality was outstanding and included so much of the wedding. They were able to capture so many memories that we will now have for a lifetime. I could rave about Donner Photography forever, but I'll finish with this...IF YOU ARE THINKING TWICE ABOUT WHETHER OR NOT TO HAVE A VIDEOGRAPHER, STOP THINKING AND GO WITH DONNER PHOTOGRAPHY!! Thank you Donner Photography for everything. More...

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cynthia

14 September 2013

Choosing Nick as our wedding photographer was probably one of the easiest and best choices my husband and I made. Nick photographed our cousins wedding two years ago and we loved his work, so we knew we had to hire him for our big day. Nick's responsiveness, professionalism and communication from that first e-mail I sent was quick, kind and very informative. For our engagement shoot, I told Nick what I was going for, which was a fall look, but other than that I was up for anything he had in mind. He knew the perfect locations to capture the amazing fall foilage around sunset and our pictures turned out AMAZING! A few weeks before the wedding day he sent me a schedule of events with target times for specific wedding day picture shoots, which made me feel at ease knowing he had specific picture shots he was looking for based on our venue and time of ceremony. Because of his amazing organization and schedule, during dinner hour, Nick was somehow able to put together a slideshow of the ceremony, family and bridal party pictures to display on his laptop on a cocktail table for the guests and I to see throughout all of the reception.. this was such a great touch!! Nick is so easy going and extremely creative with photo shots. He makes you feel so comfortable and natural behind the camera, because lets be honest.. unless your a model who is used to posing and a camera following you around, photo shoots can feel a bit awkward. Nick also gives you CD's or USB's with your photos on them and gives you the rights to his work so you can order or do whatever you'd like with the pictures and not have to order them individually through him. I would without a doubt recommend Nick Donner to anyone looking for an extremely talented, down to earth, fun, and creative photographer for your big day. More...

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Bridgette

6 July 2013

Nick and his second shooter Erin were on wedding photographers on July 6 and I could not have been happier with having them a part of our big day. They showed up on time and got right to work. I even forgot that they were there when we were getting ready. Nick was happy to split time between the guys and the girls in two different locations while we were getting ready. We had a catholic mass for our ceremony and they got great shots of the entire mass. Nick is pretty laid back so just make sure you are able to control your bridal party/family if need be. Nick also took great engagement photos for us. He is SUPER easy to work with and gets back to you very quickly on email. We got both our engagement photos and wedding photos very quickly after each event. I love that he sends you a CD or flash drive of your photos to have. Seriously, booking with Nick was a great decision. You won't be disappointed. More...

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Laura

29 June 2013

Nick was SO great! He was very professional and responsive as he worked with my often demanding family. He was also extremely understanding and flexible about working around my husbands two families that do not get along. He and Erin did a great job making sure that we got all the shots that we wanted and they had great ideas for posing that made us comfortable, especially for my husband who is not comfortable in front of the camera! He was also willing to meet with us half way through planning just to answer questions that my mom and I had. He has such reasonable prices compared to so many other photographers out there and, in my opinion, gives a higher quality of service and product! I would 110% recommend him! More...

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Catherine

22 June 2013

We originally chose Nicholas Donner Photography for our engagement photos last summer in Alexandria, VA. We were so impressed with his work, that we decided to book him for our wedding, even though it was out of town (near Philadelphia, PA). Our save the dates featured one of his engagement pictures, and I am still receiving compliments on the photo! We especially liked that Nick is not one of this photographers who just does the standard "wedding" or "engagement" poses. Instead, he has a really creative eye for finding the right lighting, background, and pose, making the photos look completely natural. On top of it, he is nice and super fun to work with, so he makes the special day all the more better. His second photographer Erin was also great to work with and is very talented. We couldn't be happier with our engagement and wedding photos, and we definitely plan to reach out to Nick as soon as we have another need for photography services :) More...

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Melissa

1 June 2013

Nick is the best. We were referred to Nick by our venue. He had recently done a wedding there and they said everyone has just loved him. Once I saw his website I could see why. I was very nervous about choosing a photographer, but when I met with him I was immediately at ease. He asked me questions about the wedding, my fiancé, my expectations; he took a real interest and could not be a nicer guy. They day of the wedding he was just fantastic. It was a pretty hot day and that did not slow him down a bit. He and his assistant took all of the shots that we had discussed and so many more. He put up a laptop during the reception and had a slide show of some of the photos he had taken, which was a big hit with our guests. In fact, when we got back from our honeymoon he had already put some of the pictures on his blog for us and I am amazed at how quickly I received our photos. Best of all… I love our pictures. Nick has such a talent. The colors and artistry in them are amazing. I have received so many compliments on our pictures and I am so grateful that he was our wedding photographer. More...

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Samantha

25 May 2013

Nick was a wonderful photographer and I would highly recommend him. He brought such a calming presence to my day and was very creative with our pictures. I also added the second photographer Erin who was beyond worth it. She took all my getting ready shots along with extra ceremony and reception pictures which added so much. I was very happy and pleased with my pictures! More...

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Alexis

11 May 2013

Nick was a pleasure to work with. He met with us to walk through our options and show some product samples. When we decided to go with him, we were in regular contact with him. He was flexible throughout the planning, showed up on time, professional in capturing our day, and produced high quality picutres. We were able to see the full set of photos less then 4 weeks after the wedding. He also provided a full set of color and black white photo thumb drives. We would definitely recommend Nick Donner Photography. More...

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Courtney

10 May 2013

Using Nicholas Donner at our wedding was one of the best decisions we made. He made us feel so comfortable and really made our day so special. He took amazing photos and captured so many special moments that I didn't even know happened but I got to see later. He got us our pictures so quickly and having them on two flash drives made it so easy to download them and print them off. I would recommended him to anyone. I couldn't have asked for a better photographer. More...

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Maria

23 March 2013

Nick Donner did our engagement session & our wedding. He came all the way down to Virginia Beach to do the engagement session at the beach. Our wedding was in the DC area and he and a second photographer were with us the whole day while we got ready up until the end of the reception. They both were so much fun to work with and the pictures are amazing. More...

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17 November 2012

We loved working with Nick. He was very good at letting us do what we wanted in our engagement photos. Everything was great except we had a little mix up on pricing for edits. His price included editing on the background, but not facial blemishes, which we later found out costs $60/hr. Other than that he was amazing and very professional and flexible. I'd reccomend him to anyone. More...

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Marty

10 November 2012

We couldn’t have been happier with Nick Donner, both the quality of the photos and his low-key and professional approach. He has a very keen eye for what kind of photos work, and he took enough shots to allow us to have a nice choice for our album. We chose to purchase a book with photos of our reception as well as an album of the ceremony, and Nick helped us select the presentation of shots for both the album and the book – including the selection of book covers. He is friendly and responsive, and never ever flustered, which is an important consideration on the day you’re likely to be overwhelmed with details. He was very patient with us – e.g., never in a rush for us to get back to him after the proofs were in – and was good at explaining his procedures and our options for the album. I got Nick’s name from a co-worker, and am so glad I took her advice. More...

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John

13 October 2012

Nick Donner is an amazing photographer! The photos from our wedding turned out better than I could have hoped for. Nick was great to work with through out the whole process. He made all of our family, bridal party and friends feel at ease. I would highly recommend Nick for any occasion. He is professional, easy going, and fun! I hope I have an opportunity to work with him again soon! More...

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Allison

29 September 2012

I can not express enough just how fantastic Nick was as our wedding photographer. The pictures are AMAZING, and working with him was such a pleasure. He was always very good about responding to my inquiries immediately, and he was an absolute blast the day of the wedding. He stayed the whole day...from getting ready through the end of the reception. While he captured every moment I would have wanted, he did it in a very noninvasive manner. Nothing was over-posed, it was all very candid and natural. He truly captured the essence of our wedding!! I would HIGHLY recommend him to anyone looking to capture their special day in pictures. More...

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Jessica

22 September 2012

Nick was recommended to my husband and I by a friend and after reviewing his website we were immediately interested. We contacted him and met for drinks one evening to discuss expectations and get to know each other. The three of us immediately hit it off and Nick was genuinely excited at the vision we had for our wedding. In addition, he was extremely flexible and worked with us to meet our photography budget. The day of the wedding couldn't have gone more smoothly and Nick captured every moment of it perfectly. Mid-way through the reception he set up a laptop that scrolled through a slideshow of some of the pictures he'd taken so far there was a circle of people around it constantly. I received more compliments on those photos than just about any other aspect of our wedding. Not only was Nick a genuine delight to work, and someone I was honored to have at our wedding, but (as we tell everyone) he was the best money we spent on the whole event. Our photos were magical and we couldn't be happier. More...

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Megan

15 September 2012

Nick Donner is absolutely amazing! We stumbled across him through my maid of honor who happened to be working at an office that he was doing a shoot for. Long story short, she passed along his information to me as a possibility. After looking at his blog and seeing not only his amazing pictures, but also his unique and kind narratives for each post, I knew that I wanted to meet him in person. That first meet sealed the deal. Nick’s incredibly easy going, kind and interested. He took the time to get to know us and his clear understanding of “us” during the engagement photo shoot was evident. Our wedding day felt fun and carefree (we’d eliminated our bashfulness during the engagement shoot) and we have over 1,000 amazing photos to show for it. It was because of Nick we could be ourselves and it is because of Nick that we have so many WONDERFUL photos that remind us of how much fun we (and our guests) had.

Two more things to mention: (1) He showed up dressed in a suit which impressed me. It showed he respected the day and was better ‘camouflaged’ for the task at hand. (2) He availed himself to us for more than just photography. He was a great resource for us as we waded through the experience of planning a wedding.

He’s awesome and will be our photographer for life.
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Jonathon

9 September 2012

Nick was a fantastic photographer! He made us feel at ease, his photos are unparalleled quality, and he had a lot of creative ideas. He was extremely flexible, and able to accomodate what we wanted. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Nick for any photography needs - he's truly talented, and a great value. More...

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Eric

25 August 2012

Nick photographed my wedding and was a pleasure to work with. Nick was able to work with us at multiple venues, and listened to our input on what kind of pictures we wanted. He didn't intrude on either the wedding ceremony or reception, and was able to capture all of the shots that my family and I specified that we wanted, as well as a variety of shots and scenes that he picked out and looked great. He produced our photos very quickly, and we were able to send out great shots to family and friends with ease.

I would definitely recommend Nick to other couples looking for a wedding photographer, or for any other events. He was very professional, and produced quality photos at a great price. We were exceptionally happy we chose Nick.
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Janice

9 June 2012

Nick Donner is not just a photographer, but truly one of the most talented designer / artists I have come across. He just has an incredible sense of style and creativity and you can pretty much use him for any project that requires an artistic eye.

We used Nick for our engagement and wedding photos in Washington DC. He truly captured the beauty of the city and our wedding day. We have a multitude of photos - some are artsy, some are sentimental, some are fun - but they're all great. Not only is Nick professional and talented, but he's also just a cool dude to be around and he makes things fun and comfortable. He has suggestions without being pushy and is just really easy to work with.

As many bride and grooms will learn, you can't get everything you want on your wedding day - but i truly feel that with Nick, we got everything we wanted in a photographer and didn't have to compromise. We got a great guy, a professional, great value and best of all - our photos are bad-ass! :)
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Stephanie

28 April 2012

Nick shot our wedding on April 28th this year, and he did an amazing job. He came highly recommended by several friends of ours who recently got married and was well worth what we paid for. He was extremely professional and also very friendly and comfortable to work with. He had scouted our site beforehand as we were getting married at Bluemont Vineyard in Virginia and knew what time we needed to go out toward the end of our reception to get some good sunset shots.
He had a plan and order as to how the formal photos were going to go (especially important when you have lots of family) and was very efficient and organized which was refreshing. He was also open, patient and willling to do different ideas of shots we had and got all the extra shots I asked for of the reception decor which I put a lot of time into and appreciated. It was during our photos that it started to rain and Nick did a great job hanging in there with the rain and even jumped in the car with us and took a ride down the street and got some last shots under a beautiful cover bridge before the rain really started coming down and we headed inside for the reception. Nick was there from before the wedding when we were getting ready until the very end over 6 hours! The quanitity he produced for us being the sole photographer was incredible.
The quality of the photos were also amazing and we have gotten many compliments, and I know we will cherish them for a lifetime. We would recommend him to anyone and even saw him at another friend's wedding since! You will not go wrong if you choose Nick as your photographer, he is a true artist and great guy to work with!
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Emily M.

12 August 2011

We hired Nick as the photographer for our July wedding and we could not be more pleased. Nick was great to work with from start to finish. Easy to get a hold of and a great/proactive communicator leading up to, during, and following the wedding day.  He was efficient with the must-do family photos and seemed to be absolutely everywhere on our wedding day!  He is also a fun and friendly guy. The pictures are great quality and a fantastic blend of photography with an artistic touch. We have received so many compliments on our wedding pictures - I would recommend Nicholas Donner Photography to anyone! More...

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Tom

21 May 2011

Nick and his team were amazing. He was recomended to my wife and I by co-workers who had used his services in the past and everything went perfectly. He was professional, flexible, and had the photos and disks back in a timely fashion. Argyle Country Club, (where we were married) was also impressed, they chose his pictures to be featured on their website which you can view at http://www.argylecc.net/photo-album. My aunt has already hired him to do my cousin's wedding next September and he came to our house to shoot newborn baby photos of our daughter who was born last week. All together, an absolute pleasure to work with. If you have any questions please feel free to email me at tomroth3344@hotmail.com or call me at 301-910-2784.

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Tom Roth
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Taylor

18 April 2009

Nick Donner photographed both my husband's proposal and our rehearsal dinner. Nick is a joy to work with, patient, professional and incredibly talented. His work is very natural, never forced and truly a snapshot of that moment in time.

Nick excels in high pressure situations! He captured my husband's proposal to me from afar, creating photographs that truly mean more to us than words can express. We were so impressed with the quality of his work that we asked him to photograph our rehearsal dinner, an outdoor BBQ, and we were amazed yet again with his use of light and sentiment. Since then, he has become "our family photographer," photographing our daughter as a newborn and very soon photographing her first year portraits. We look forward to having Nick as our photographer for years to come and recommend him highly.
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