Office Studio Update – At Home with Donna Gilroy
In the past month, I began redesigning my office studio space! Today, I am excited to share some updates to the space including a more stylish grey & blue color theme with touches of cream. This is such a comfortable studio space to work and share with my clients.
This modern geometric patterned grey and cream rug was a great find, which sets the tone of the room. The deep blue wall paint created a great bold background. The glass front cream cabinet furniture is just perfect to store supplies. I found the cabinet on one of my many trips to Georgetown at the wonderful Nadeau furniture boutique. Using storage boxes with lids really helps to maximize the cabinet shelves to hold a multitude of supplies.
My career as an artist, lead me naturally into the genre of wedding photography. I started as a landscape painter of Virginia countryside and later portrait painting. I studied fine art, art history, graphics design, printmaking and photography at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia and George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia where I earned a Bachelor of Arts degree. It was while I was working as a Graphics Designer for several major corporations I continued my love of photography and found it was my true passion.
The famous French film photographer, Henri Cartier-Bresson, inspired me to find my true calling. While studying art history one of his photographs had a lasting impact on my artistic expression. He coined the term, “the decisive moment”. I am always looking for those decisive moments that are so full of magic throughout a Wedding Day. It is so satisfying to capture and hold those moments in time. I take photographs to give those moments to couples.
Over the years I have photographed such beautiful events in the lives of my clients. I have captured magical moments during a first dance and the father of the bride dance, intimate moments during a first look before the ceremony, and stolen moments throughout the day. I keep observing and always looking to capture the authentic moments. The tears of joy, the momentary glances, the touch of a hand, the sheer joy of surprise or delight of laughter all culminate into the story of your day. Each couples’ wedding day is unique and I am passionate about telling their story with authenticity.
Hair and Makeup: Allure Salon
Linen Mr. & Mrs. Pillow: Newport, La Bella Luce Antiques
Furniture Cabinet: Nadeau of Georgetown
Tray: Nicole Miller
End Table: Greenfront
Grey Throw: Homegoods
Basket: Natural Origins RGI, eco-friendly materials