Kind Words

We were thrilled with Donna Andrew’s beautiful work. From day one, she was very professional and replied to emails in a timely and efficient manner. She provided very helpful hints for our session.

The day of our session, she arrived early and was very professional yet very comfortable and did her best to get to know our two youngest children. She had the patience of a saint and was very kind throughout the process. She took hundreds of pictures. She went with the flow and just followed our young ones around to get the perfect shot as they ran in the ocean and chased the seagulls!

We received our proofs a week later; which I thought was incredible given the amount she took and the magnitude of work she had. We were thrilled with the results. She captured such precious moments of our family that we will treasure forever.

We give our highest recommendation to Donna.
— Michelle S.
Donna is a consummate professional who was enjoyable to work with before, during, and after the photo shoot. Prior to the photo shoot, Donna prepared our family with written advice on what to do and wear (and helpful tips on what not to wear). Donna chose a lovely spot on the beach to photograph our family, and she was punctual.

Donna captured beautiful images of my husband and me, our two little boys, our two teenagers, and our 21 year-old individually and together. Until I saw the proof images, I didn’t realize how many pictures she had taken. There were so many great ones of our family that it was difficult to choose which to purchase—a good “problem” to have.

Donna did a masterful job working some photoshop-magic on removing errant wind-blown pieces of hair, balancing color, etc. She truly is a talented artist. The photoshoot was really fun, which is a credit to Donna’s creativity, order, calmness, and flexibility. I didn’t anticipate seeing so much depth of emotion, but you can see the sparkle, spunkiness, and love in everyone’s faces and postures in our family portraits.

The final prints look amazing! We even had Donna do our Christmas cards and they are fantastic.

One surprise: going to her studio to look at the images with her for an hour was WELL worth the time as we considerably pared down the number of images to go through on our own later in the selection process, and Donna showed us different product options and answered questions we didn’t know we had until looking at the photos with her (can you swap the face on photo number 63 with the face on photo number 89 so that all seven of us have natural smiles and eyes open?).

Lovely, lovely, lovely.
— Susan W. from Maryland
Our family was delighted to contract with Donna Andrews to take beach portrait photos for us on our summer vacation in Brigantine, NJ. We met before sunset which was perfect for our 20 month old grandson. Donna was able to interact with our little guy to capture his attention. The photos of Liam are truly amazing. She shot many photos of different family groupings along the dunes and then we headed to the beach. The shadows of them in the sand and water are incredible. Our dog joined our younger daughter and husband and Donna captured amazing, photos of him, running, standing and walking on the beach. Thank you for a fantastic experience.
— Merle Horowitz
I cannot express enough gratitude to Donna for helping us to celebrate the gathering of our children and grandchildren to mark our 50th wedding anniversary.
I had never experienced a “photo shoot” before and anticipated a bunch of posed pictures preceded by many directions to do this and to do that. I could not have been more wrong. From the moment we met Donna, she established a relaxed and friendly atmosphere in which to work. To my amazement, the photo shoot was actually a laughter-filled fun experience. Donna sought our input and blended it seamlessly with her need to capture professional quality photographs.
The most difficult part of this experience has been to select proofs from the hundreds of amazing pictures taken. The website made that process easy.
Thank you Donna for capturing the joy we felt, gathering with those we love, to celebrate such an important event in our lives.
— Kathie Benson
My family and I feel so glad that we went to Donna for our first family photos. She was energetic and incredibly patient when photographing our 5 month old. Our holiday cards turned out beautifully.
— Ilissa Beasley
Could not be more impressed with the quality of my photographs! Donna braved the cold temperatures of the Hudson Valley to absolutely capture the personalities of my children. I would give Donna Andrews Photography 10 stars if possible!
— T Farris
The photo session itself was so fun! And the photographs are gorgeous. The only difficult part was picking out our favorites!
— Kathleen Cook
Donna Andrews photographed my son and I on the beach in Ocean City this summer. Donna was amazing from the first initial phone call, she offered friendly conversation and helpful advice to prep for the portrait session. The day of the session was so memorable and I was just able to view my images, which are absolutely breathtaking. Photographically they are amazing but she really captured the personalities of me and my son. I will treasure these images and definitely come back for more.
— Molly Gallagher
Donna’s work speaks for itself- her talent and experience are evident in everything she does. She is so professional! Amazing!!!!
— Nina McClain
Donna Andrews photographed my family of 10, including 5 children, ages 2 through 8. Donna selected a picturesque beach and a time of day when she could get optimum lighting advantage for her awesome photography. Donna had a charming way with the children, and she did not waste one moment of time. She took over 400 photos, and now our greatest challenge is trying to make selections from so many artistic, and incredible shots. Some of the photos have the feel of watercolor paintings, and others, have the depth and imagery of old world perspective drawings. She is truly an artist, and a magician with her camera. Kudos on a wonderful experience, from my entire family, and me.
Thank you, Donna
— Diane Klingner
Donna did an amazing job working with our family of 16! She was so accommodating about where and when to meet. She took tons of pictures of our whole group, smaller combinations of people, and individuals. She got some wonderful candid shots even when we were just walking or in between poses. Donna was great with keeping the kids engaged and looking at her. I am thrilled with how our photos turned out! I’m sure it’s not easy to work with such a big group but she did it — I love all our photos!
— Andrea Langkamer-Smith
My family did beach portraits for the 1st this summer. Donna was amazing. So friendly and gave wonderful suggestions. It was a tad windy that night but Donna helped by giving different tips to keep our hair in place! She was wonderful with my three young kids who aren’t always easy to photograph. The pictures turned out more beautiful than I could ever imagine. I am so thankful for these precious memories Donna gave us. I look so forward to receiving the final proofs and having family portraits done again in the future. Thank you Donna!
— The Rush Family