• Welcome!

    You've landed at my photo journal (aka "blog")! Thank you for stopping by to read a little about my life and photography. I am a wedding/portrait & commercial photographer living in beautiful St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada.

    I am thankful everyday that I found my passion in photography and thankful I get to share it with you. If you'd like to inquire or book your own photo session, simply click on the contact link and connect! You can also check out the official Donna McMullin Photography Website at www.donnamcmullin.com.

    Thanks!

I am happy to offer a sale on holiday studio sessions! I was hesitant to call these session “mini-sessions” this year as I have come to realize that these session are longer than the typical mini. I found that when shooting, 20 mins (the typical length of time offered for a mini) just wasn’t long enough for me to get shots I was happy with. Therefore, this year the sessions are a bit longer at roughly 40 minutes, but at the same price! I am offering these session throughout the month of November with a maximum of 3 on any given day. Book early to reserve your spot!

These photo sessions take place at my home studio on Gil Eannes Drive in Kenmount Terrace, St. John’s.

All sessions include:

  • 40 minute studio photo session
  • 2 beautiful holiday backdrops to choose from
  • 10 professionally edited images – ready for printing and sharing! Additional images may be available for purchase for $50 (if extra photos have been taken)
  • 1 online photo gallery with digital downloads

 

This is available for the same low price of $125 +hst

 

To book just email me at donna@donnamcmullin.com or clicking on the contact button above. You may also call anytime at (709)689-4473

 

Booking for a limited time only in November 2017

 

 

Big congratulations to Iris and the gang at Little Sunshine’s Learn and Play Cafe. The grand opening was last Saturday and I was honoured to take some photographs. Its a great place to take your child to play – Willow loved it! They offer messy painting, mandarin and crafting classes for kids of various ages – all in a beautiful, bright, clean space. Check them out behind Ches’s Restaurant on Kenmount Road! www.littlesunshine.ca

 

 

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Donna

 

 

I am very excited to announce the next photography course offering, starting February 2017.

This course is designed to help anyone with a camera take better photos. To participate, it is useful to have a digital camera that allows manual settings and has a hot shoe. Ideally, this would be a dSLR camera.

An Introduction to Photography

This introductory course explores everything from learning your equipment right up to getting creative exposures and post-processing using Adobe Lightroom. The goal of this class is to teach the photography basics, both from a technical and an artistic standpoint. You will gain a thorough understanding of how a camera works, avoid the most common mistakes, utilize creative composition, and learn efficient ways to store, organize and digitally enhance your images. By the end of this course, you will have the confidence properly use a digital camera to create better images.

Topics will be explored through classroom instruction, demonstration, image sharing and hands-on exercises in a studio setting. They will include:

Getting familiar with the camera and its accessories, how to handle them, how they work
‘The Photographic Triangle’ of aperture, shutter and ISO: How to properly expose a photo
Making it look pro: creating effects with your settings and lenses
Lighting via natural and man made sources / light metering / white balance / how to modify your light source
Composition basics
Anatomy of an digital image – from pixels to prints, how to get the best quality output from your camera
Basic image editing and an introduction to Adobe Lightroom
Uploading, storing, preserving and organizing your digital images
Exploring your creative potential – your way to WOW!

 
5 Wednesdays 6:45-9:45pm starting Feb. 15th, 2017, finishing up March 15th, 2017. The class also includes one weekend session on location (in St. John’s) 9am-12pm, date TBD by the class.

 
Regular classes will take place in my home studio on Gil Eannes Drive, St. John’s, NL.

 

Maximum of 12 participants

 

Investment: $195 +hst

 

To Register: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/introduction-to-photography-tickets-31095140402

I am SO EXCITED to announce this photography course offering. It has been a dream of mine to offer such a course and I have been waiting to reach a point in my life where I feel fully confident in my experience and skills as a photographer to share my knowledge with others.

My career began as a teacher. After completing my Bachelor of Education degree at MUN, I moved on to teach elementary school and then to an adult setting over the course of 3 years, this was long before I discovered digital photography and my life set on a different path. However, I am so excited to explore the place where my love of teaching and passion for photography meet.

This course is designed to help anyone with a camera take better photos. To participate, it is useful to have a digital camera that allows manual settings and has a hot shoe. Ideally, this would be a dSLR camera.

Level 1: An Introduction to Photography

This introductory course explores everything from learning your equipment right up to getting creative exposures and post-processing using Adobe Lightroom. The goal of this class is to teach the photography basics, both from a technical and an artistic standpoint. You will gain a thorough understanding of how a camera works, avoid the most common mistakes, utilize creative composition, and learn efficient ways to store, organize and digitally enhance your images. By the end of this course, you will have the confidence properly use a digital camera to create better images.

Topics will be explored through classroom instruction, demonstration, image sharing and hands-on exercises in a studio setting. They will include:

  • Getting familiar with the camera and its accessories, how to handle them, how they work
  • ‘The Photographic Triangle’ of aperture, shutter and ISO: How to properly expose a photo
  • Making it look pro: creating effects with your settings and lenses
  • Lighting via natural and man made sources / light metering / white balance / how to modify your light source
  • Composition basics
  • Anatomy of an digital image – from pixels to prints, how to get the best quality output from your camera
  • Basic image editing and an introduction to Adobe Lightroom
  • Uploading, storing, preserving and organizing your digital images
  • Exploring your creative potential – your way to WOW!

4 Tuesdays 6:30-9:30pm starting Feb. 16th, 2016
Classes will take place in my home studio on Gil Eannes Drive, St. John’s, NL.
Maximum of 12 participants

Investment: $150 +hst (Limited time, introductory price for the first presentation of course)

To Register:

http://www.eventbrite.ca/e/level-1-introduction-to-photography-tickets-20841933785?utm-medium=discovery&utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&utm-source=cp&utm-term=listing

After the success of last years mini sessions, I have decided to do it again! Here are the details!

When:

Saturday, November 28th & Sunday, November 29th, 2015

Where:

Shoots will take place in my home studio in St. John’s

What is a mini session?

A mini session is a shorter session I offer at Christmas time. Minis are offered to clients at a reduced price as compared to the longer, regular shoot and are suitable for anyone of any age interested in having a nice photo for the holidays.

What you get:

  • 30 minute photography session
  • 10 professional high resolution images – ready to share online or print/enlarge as you wish!
  • Photos taken against a tasteful, Christmas themed backdrop
  • Your very own password protected online proof gallery to view your images and share with family or friends
  • A quick turn around time – as my sessions take place in late November, I deliver the photo proofs in a timely manner (typically 1-3 days) in order for you to include in Christmas cards or print as gifts.

Your Investment:

$125 +hst

How to book:

Contact donna@donnamcmullin.com or (709) 689-4473 to book your time! Time slots are limited and available between the hours of 10am-4:45pm. A non-refundable $50 deposit is required to book your session.

Thank you!

Donna
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Andrew and I traveled to Grand Falls, NL earlier this month to photograph Kim and Geoff’s special day! This is the 4th time we have traveled to Grand Falls together (2nd wedding) and we really enjoy it there. Thanks to Max and Judy for putting us up while in town!! Below are some of our favourites from the day. Kim and Geoff were a pleasure to photograph, lots of fun was had and when it rained later in the evening, they didn’t let that put a damper on anything – as you will see in the photos at the end! All the best to them for now and all the years to come…

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Donna xx

 

This past June at  The Doctor’s House in Greens Harbour, NL. Beautiful location, beautiful couple and a lot of love!

I have known Alicia and her family for many years and I was honoured to be able to shoot another life event with them. It was a perfect day thanks to the people involved and Mother Nature, who provided the sunny day and beautiful landscape/animals making up the backdrop for many of our photos! I wish Alicia and Kyle all the best in their future together.

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Kyle was one of the 16 finalists on Master Chef Canada. Some of his fellow contestants/friends joined him on the big day to cook up some tasty tacos! If I ate pork, I would have smuggled a half dozen home I’m sure ;)!McKenna-762.jpg
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  • Cherie Butler - July 14, 2015 - 6:03 am

    Great shot Donna! You did an awesome job!!!

  • Donna McMullin - July 14, 2015 - 2:34 pm

    Thank you, Cherie!

  • Krista MacDonald - July 14, 2015 - 5:26 pm

    Donna, as always, your pictures are stunning. Congrats on a job well done…and congrats to Alicia and Kyle.

  • Donna McMullin - July 14, 2015 - 5:28 pm

    Thank you, Krista! :)

The first wedding of my 2015 wedding season! It was a beautiful sunny May day for Jacqueline and Michael’s wedding. We went to St. Patrick’s Church for the ceremony, Bowering Park, Quidi Vidi, George Street and then to Glendenning for a beautiful reception. Many thanks to Jacqueline, Michael and their family and friends for making us feel so welcome as we shot the big day. Special thanks to Nikki and Andrew for their assistance!
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  • corina - June 16, 2015 - 9:37 pm

    Donna you need to blog more, these pictures are beautiful.

  • Donna McMullin - June 16, 2015 - 9:40 pm

    Thank you, Corina! I am certainly going to blog more often. I looked today and I was so upset with myself that I hadn’t blogged in so long! I have a lot to share, many overdue posts.

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