About

So this is where I write a little bit about me

I studied Photography & Film at Napier University in Edinburgh. All of my projects were completed using medium and large format cameras, I loved old film cameras and enjoyed spending hours in the darkroom.  I became a press photographer at Aberdeen Journals a couple of months after leaving university in 2006, it couldn’t have been more different to my uni days!  I was thrown in to the world of digital and had just minutes to get ‘the’ shot, often wiring it through to the desk whilst still on location.  During my time at Aberdeen Journals I was shortlisted for Young Scottish Press Photographer Of The Year. After 3 years working as a press photographer I packed up my camera kit in and decided to fulfil my passion for travel photography. I won SWPP Travel Photographer Of Year 2011 with an image I took whilst travelling Morocco.

I set up my own photography business in 2010. I started by photographing friends’ weddings and loved capturing a couple’s big day. My wedding photography style is relaxed and candid – I love  capturing all those special moments.

I also love photographing families in a relaxed documentary way.  Since having my wee boy I realise how quickly time flies and how important it is to cherish every moment of your little one’s journey.  They grow up too fast!

So, I should really write a quick paragraph about other things, so you don’t think I’m too boring and can only talk about photography! I live near Dunecht with my partner Ben, our son Finn and whippet daughter Winnie.  I spend my non shooting days going for walks, pretending to be a dinosaur or a monkey, avoiding the expensive treadmill I bought and editing.  When I get the chance I like having a cheeky gin or two and the occasional glass…. eh bottle of prosecco.  I love having a raid through vintage shops, dogs (I love dogs at weddings!) planning trips away, although not as exotic as they used to be but Burma and Japan are on the to do list!   I listen to a mix of music from the Rolling Stones and David Bowie to the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and First Aid Kit.  Going back to photography for the last two minutes….  It really isn’t just a job, there is nothing else I can imagine doing.  I found a letter in my loft written to myself in the future when I was 12, I wrote about wanting to be a famous photographer.  The fame bit isn’t important to the grown up me but getting to take photos for my job?  That is the bee’s knees/the dog’s bollocks/the tit’s/the hippo’s hairy oxter (ok I made up the last one, love a wee bit of doric)

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A few of my latest adventures...

Aberdeen Family Photography – Linzi, Greg and Archie

February 5th, 2018

Neil & Hollie’s wedding at Can Gall Ibiza

August 20th, 2017

Catherine & Michael’s wedding at The Barn at Barra Castle

May 18th, 2017

Testimonials

  • Ahhh, big thank you Donna for your awesome wedding pics, captured the day perfectly and they look great!! Big smiles! x

    Emily Hughes

  • Just want to say a huge thank you to Donna Murray for our amazing wedding photos which came in a beautiful packaging. Thank you very much for being part of our big day xx

    Leanne Goodlad

  • Donna what can I say!! The photos are amazing! You are so talented! You even managed to make us look good haha, love how you captured all my guests and the children so naturally. The detail in my dress, shoes, jewellery, flowers everything is perfect! You are very special at what you do should be so proud of yourself! x

    Tracy Marcella

  • Just want to say a huge thank you Donna for our amazing photographs, looking through them at the moment and bringing back lots of lovely memories, you’ve captured the day so well! x

    Leanne Watt

  • Donna we love all our photos and you captured our day perfectly – we particularly love that you captured all the emotions and they shine through in the photographs, thank you so much. x

    Jen Wallace