let me introduce myself…

Donna McCullough

Thanks for visiting my website. I hope you enjoy looking at the portraits, I have loved creating each unique one.

When I was 19 I walked into a portrait studio, and since, have been a photographer. I have a son that I’m very proud of, and I live in Apex, NC with my sassy dog Ginger.

My favorite type of portrait changes every day and I love them all. Whether it’s a family, a baby, whatever…I love creating images for people that when they look at it, a look of love and pride comes across their face, and they make the connection. And then of course there’s the light. Whether you choose to have portraits taken at your home, on the beach, or in a park, we will find the most beautiful light, and then sometimes I bring the light.

My years of experience & training includes not only classic portraiture, but also the safety of your babies and children, and how to work with children, including those with special needs. I have learned how to print your portraits in the most spectacular way, using both traditional and modern mediums. My experience includes years of wall and album design. I only print with professional labs, and offer only the finest fine art papers, metals, acrylics, and albums using unique and luxurious linens and leathers. However you choose to print your portraits, I promise you they will bring joy for generations to come.

Let’s get together for a cup of coffee and we can talk about how to turn your vision into a stunning display of your pride and joy.

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Lauren Ray

Donna provided a great experience during my session, and I was very pleased with the final results.  From beginning to end she was well prepared and extremely professional yet still made me feel comfortable. Donna was incredibly knowledgeable about the location of our shoot, which helped in making the session run smoothly.  Due to her knowledge and familiarity with the location, Donna knew which areas would provide the best backdrops for my session.  Her attention to detail really showed in the photos.  For each backdrop, Donna instructed me on which poses would be best and helped me make sure I had the proper posture and was posed in the best position.  She was also receptive to a suggestion I had for a pose, and was sure to match the suggested pose with a great spot at our shoot location.  I am exceptionally thankful to have had the opportunity to work with Donna, and wouldn’t hesitate to work with her again.


Donna did an amazing job with my son’s senior photos. She went above and beyond to get the most incredible shots. My son was in the marching band and she arranged to come to the football game to get some wonderful candid pics of him. She also scheduled access to the high school football field at twilight and got some great shots of him in his uniform. She scouted out options for his portraits and ended up meeting him at the UNCC Botanical Gardens. She is very professional but also very warm and easy to work with. She ended up with so many excellent photos that we are having such a hard time choosing!! She is very versatile and creative and I highly recommend her.

Debbie Moore

Donna is a wonderful photographer. She has an eye for detail and is a perfectionist. She did multiple photo sessions throughout my daughter’s senior year and is working on my son’s senior pictures this year. Donna spent a lot of time with me to review options for a portrait for my wall, gifts for grandparents and a photo album keepsake for myself. This included looking at many different print types, sizes, and layouts. I highly recommend Donna for your photography needs for any occasion!!!!

Sara Leach

I can’t say enough positive things about Donna’s work. She has years of experience and it shows. Though she has taken photos of our family for years, most recently she took the most beautiful senior portraits of my daughter. She is patient and a perfectionist. I would recommend her to anyone!

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Becky Tolbert

Donna takes the most beautiful photographs and transforms them into a forever keepsake. Recently, she took senior portrait pictures for my daughter. With several different poses, backgrounds and outfits, we received a stunning collection of portraits on different mediums that will last our lifetime. A wonderful way to preserve an important time in our daughter’s life. Donna is great to work with. She is friendly, timely, meticulous and her products are stunning!

Leo Moore

I have been working with Mrs. Donna since 2016.  She shot our maternity, newborn and family pictures. We also will be using her services for our son’s 6 month photoshoot.  She is a woman that is creative, professional, reliable, friendly and cooperative. All of our pictures came out amazing, professional and flawless. I highly recommend Donna for any work.

Kacie Wallace

Donna is amazing! We have had many portraits taken with our family over the years and we are 110% satisfied! She’s professional, kind, patient and her attention to detail is one of a kind. Her eye through the lens will capture wonderful memories that are priceless! Yes! Highly recommended!

Crystal Ray Borrelli

I cannot even begin to say enough wonderful things about Donna and her photography! We have had numerous sessions and each one is amazing. Her eye for detail, her patience, her skill, and her fantastic attitude make every time spent with her a pleasure. The photos that she has taken of our family are wonderful and we love how she captures the moment and doesn’t make the photos look forced or staged. She gives you all the time in the world and never makes a session feel rushed and that is so important with young children…and a husband that also has a limited attention span for family photos! We are so thankful for all the photos that Donna has captured and look forward to her taking many more of our expanding family!

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