At Donna Weckerly Photography, every click of the shutter is a step towards immortalizing the fleeting, beautiful moments of life.
Our blog isn't just a showcase of our work; it's a canvas for inspiration, a source of photography tips, and a window into the soulful journey of life through the lens. We invite you to join us in this journey of visual storytelling. Be it through the serene landscapes of our nature photography or the intimate portraits that speak a thousand words, each post here is a testament to our commitment to excellence and creativity.
Celebrating Every Story
At Donna Weckerly Photography, we specialize in portrait photography services, including senior portraits, professional headshots, engagement sessions, maternity, and weddings. We understand that each client brings a unique story, and our goal is to showcase that individuality in every photograph. Whether we’re capturing a tender moment at a wedding or a professional's strength in a headshot, we ensure that our photography respects and celebrates the diversity of our clients.
Inclusive Photography: More Than Just a Picture
Our approach to photography is deeply rooted in inclusivity. We strive to create a welcoming environment where every client, regardless of their race, religion, gender, sexuality, or ability, feels comfortable and valued. Our sessions are tailored to respect cultural sensitivities and personal preferences, ensuring that everyone can have a memorable and positive experience.
Community Engagement and Support
As the Executive Director and Founder of the nonprofit Armstrong County Arts Council, I have a unique platform to promote diversity and inclusion through the arts. Our initiatives and events are designed to celebrate diverse artistic expressions and bring together people from different backgrounds. This commitment to community engagement extends to my photography business, where I actively seek opportunities to collaborate with and support underrepresented groups.
An Ever-Evolving Journey
Diversity and inclusion in photography are not static goals; they are ongoing commitments that evolve as our society grows. At Donna Weckerly Photography, we are continually educating ourselves and adapting our practices to be more inclusive and aware of the changing dynamics in our community and the world.
Your Partner in Capturing Diversity
For those in the Pittsburgh region and beyond, looking for a photographer who values diversity and inclusion, Donna Weckerly Photography is here for you. Our promise is to provide a respectful, inclusive, and professional service that reflects your unique story and identity. We are excited to capture your moments with the utmost care and respect.
In conclusion, diversity and inclusion are at the heart of everything we do at Donna Weckerly Photography, LLC. We believe that every individual deserves to have their story told through the powerful medium of photography, and we are honored to be part of that storytelling process. If you’re looking for a photography service that aligns with these values, we invite you to get in touch and experience the difference for yourself.
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Why Professional Headshots Matter
In today's competitive environment, a professional headshot does more than just fill a space on your business card or LinkedIn profile. It conveys your professionalism, confidence, and personality before you even meet someone. Whether you're an executive, entrepreneur, artist, or any professional, your headshot is a critical element of your personal branding.
Studio and On-Location Sessions
Understanding the diverse needs of our clients, we offer both in-studio and on-location headshot sessions. Our in-studio setup provides a controlled environment perfect for creating a polished and professional look. Alternatively, our on-location sessions allow for a more personalized background, reflecting your unique style and profession. Whether at our studio or your chosen location, we ensure each session is comfortable, efficient, and tailored to your needs.
Professional Retouching: The Art of Perfection
Post-production is where magic happens. Utilizing the latest portrait editing techniques, we professionally retouch your headshots to perfection. Our approach is to enhance your natural features, ensuring the final image looks like you on your best day. We pay meticulous attention to details like skin tone, lighting, and overall texture, striking the perfect balance between natural and polished.
Commercial Licensing for Your Convenience
Recognizing the diverse applications of professional headshots, we provide commercial licensing for all our images. This means you can use your headshots across various platforms, from corporate websites and press releases to marketing materials and social media, without any additional licensing complexities.
Invest in Your Professional Image
In a world where your image can be as influential as your resume, investing in a professional headshot is not just a luxury; it's a necessity. At Donna Weckerly Photography, we are dedicated to crafting headshots that not only capture your professional appearance but also your unique personal brand.
Venturing out to my backyard garden is always a ‘macro' adventure. I go prepared each time with my Canon 100mm macro lens attached to my Canon mirrorless camera. And there’s lighting gear involved too. Usually, affixed on the camera’s hot shoe is a Godox speed light. A flashlight can often be found tucked in my garden tote bag for any lighting ideas I may want to experiment with while capturing images of critters.
Macro photography is my absolute favorite genre of photography and for the simplest of reasons - macro is exciting. I find myself sleuthing through my backyard, shifting a fallen leaf off a river rock or rearranging flower petals just to see what tiny insect may be there doing its own thing in nature. You know, like a butterfly pollinating a flower or an ant, carrying a granule of bread crumb across a lily's leaf. There’s an entire microscopic world happening in my garden and I love experiencing just one of the moments through my lens.
Setting up a proper macro photography moment takes skill, lots of practice, and proper gear. A tripod definitely aids in getting in-focus close-ups more times than trusting your own handheld results. Getting in close to take the shot while trying to manage the steadiness of the camera can frustratingly cause camera shake and out of focus images.
Editing is such a huge part of creating the final macro image for print. I typically use a focus stacking technique in Adobe Lightroom\Photoshop to ensure that each final image will be as crisp, focused, and clear.
Be sure to visit my online PRINTS FOR SALE section of my website to see all my nature images!
January 20, 2024
Welcome to the latest blog post from Donna Weckerly Photography, your trusted source for stunning photography prints and unique keepsakes in Kittanning, Pennsylvania. As a professional photographer with over 12 years of experience, I'm excited to share with you the exquisite range of products available for online purchase. Whether you're an art enthusiast or looking for that perfect gift, our collection of prints, canvases, metal prints, coasters, and ornaments are sure to captivate and inspire.
Exquisite Prints for Every Taste:
Our online gallery showcases a diverse range of photography prints. From the serene landscapes of the Armstrong County region to the intimate moments of macro photography, each print is a testament to the beauty and complexity of our world. Printed on high-quality materials, these works of art are perfect for enhancing any space – be it your home or office.
Canvas Prints - Bring Your Walls to Life:
Imagine the lush green landscapes of Pennsylvania or the vibrant hues of a sunset adorning your walls. Our canvas prints are not just pictures; they are gateways to memories and experiences. Each canvas is meticulously crafted to ensure the highest quality, making them a timeless addition to your decor.
Metal Prints - Modern Elegance:
For those who appreciate a contemporary touch, our metal prints offer a sleek and durable option. The vibrant colors and sharp details make these prints stand out, providing a modern aesthetic that complements any room.
Unique Keepsakes - Personalized Touch:
Discover our range of custom-made coasters and ornaments. These items are perfect for adding a personal touch to your home or as thoughtful gifts for loved ones. Each piece is created with care, ensuring a product that is not only beautiful but also meaningful.
Why Choose Donna Weckerly Photography?
At Donna Weckerly Photography, we are dedicated to capturing and presenting the beauty of the world through our lens. Our commitment to quality and creativity is evident in every product we offer. By choosing our prints and keepsakes, you're not just decorating a space; you're embracing a piece of art that tells a story.
Support Local Art and Community:
By purchasing from Donna Weckerly Photography, you are not only acquiring a stunning piece of art but also supporting local talent and the broader Armstrong County Arts community. Each purchase helps to foster the local arts scene and contributes to its vibrant culture.
Explore the exclusive collection at Donna Weckerly Photography and find the perfect piece that speaks to you. From breathtaking prints to charming keepsakes, our online store is a treasure trove for art lovers and gift seekers alike. Visit our website to view our full collection and bring home a piece of Kittanning's finest photography art today.
Discover the perfect print or keepsake for your home or as a gift for someone special. Visit www.donnaweckerlyphotography.com to explore our collection and place your order today. Stay connected with us for the latest updates and exclusive offers by following our Social Media at Donna Weckerly Photography, LLC.
I am blessed with such awesome opportunities within my photography work life now that I have retired from my full-time job at the steel mill. New doors have opened and I find myself enjoying such a wide range of events, exhibits, creativity, and volunteerism.
Which brings me to The Down Syndrome Association of Pittsburgh and its annual calendar project.
I was tagged in an online Facebook post a few months ago by a dear friend, Angie, recognizing me as an Armstrong County area photographer. The Down Syndrome Association was asking for volunteer photographers to work with local families who wanted to participate in the 2023 calendar.
Knowing a few families who have young children with Down, I jumped at the chance to become the photographer for this project - volunteering my time to capture the smiles and accomplishments of these awesome kids!!
I met Wesson, Damien, Kaleb, Eli, Lacey, and Isabella. And you can easily see how I fell completely in love with each one of these awesome kids for so many different reasons. They were so fun to photograph. Their families were wonderful to work with. And the folks at DSA of Pittsburgh are fantastic! This has been a great experience for me and I hope I can do it again!
Lenape Golf Resort in Ford City is quite the find! If you haven’t loaded up your golf clubs and found your way to Ford City...well you are definitely missing out on a great course, delicious entrees, and a very stylish hotel! I’m so honored to have been entrusted to capture professional business images for this wonderful local business