Meet Donae

Donae Cotton is an award-winning and published wedding and portrait photographer with a unique talent for capturing her subjects in their most authentic and beautiful moments. Born and raised in South Africa, Donae's passion for photography was sparked at a young age, and she has since honed her craft and become a sought-after photographer.

Donae's love for travel, adventure and vintage cameras has taken her to many corners of the world, and she always finds inspiration in new cultures and landscapes. Her outgoing, adventurous, and sassy personality shines through in her work, and she has a natural ability to make her clients feel comfortable and confident in front of the camera.

As a proud mama to a 13-year-old, Donae understands the importance of capturing family moments and treasuring them for a lifetime. She loves making women feel confident and empowered through her photography, and believes that every person deserves to feel beautiful and valued.

Donae's marketing and content creation skills have also earned her a reputation as a savvy entrepreneur. She is a marketing whizz who loves sharing her knowledge with others with small businesses.

For the past 3 years, Donae has called Maricopa, AZ home, and her South African accent adds an extra touch of charm to her already delightful personality. When she's not behind the camera, she can be found indulging in her favorite pastimes - antiquing, traveling to new places, cooking, decorating and always looking for that next perfect shoot location!