VeronicaDanaPhotography

About Veronica Dana photography: Virginia Beach-based photographer who specializes commercial, editorial portrait and wedding photography.   Started my formal art education at Parsons School of Design then moved back to Michigan to complete her BFA from The University of Michigan (go Blue). First worked as a catalog product photographer in Chicago.   However always knew my instinctive talents were in photographing people.  Even so,  I can make a toilet paper into a work of art. 

While in Chicago, went on a vacation to Virginia Beach and fell in love with everything about Virginia. Moved South and am proud to call this State my home.  Quickly found myself a partner in a successfully commercial photo studio called Rothman & Donnelly Photography. After a few years, I went solo as a journalistic wedding photographer.  Not to confuse my commercial clients who knew me as "Veronica  Donnelly"  started my new wedding and portrait business as Veronica Dana Photographer. 

I still try to take time out and volunteer and a PR photographer with Operation Smile.  Have traveled to Central America 5x, South America 2x, North Africa 3x, Central Africa and Asia.  Have an innate ability to make my subjects feel at ease in front of my camera.   Also love working in the great USA.  Available for destination assignments with a US and EU passport.

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Weddings: Started to include all the brides and grooms I have photographed.  However, so many names that I can't fit all in this paragraph. But have been blessed to have shot over a hundred weddings

Every wedding is different, special, and unique in its way, and I work hard to be sure that my images reflect that. Your wedding may very well be the most important day of your life. Years from now, no one will remember the cake, the flowers,  or the food.  But the pictures you'll have forever.  

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Commercial Clients; American Dietetic Association,  Audubon Magazine,  HCBHealth,  Arizona Tea,  Optima Health,  Russ Reid Company,  Family Channel,  Marine Science Museum,  Valley Health Services,  Norfolk Southern,  Cape May, NJ Tourism Bureau,  Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce,  Virginia Beach Public Schools,  St. Mary’s Children’s Home,  Chrysler Museum of Art,  Sentara Health,  March of Dimes,  Visa Corporation,  City of Virginia Beach,  Norfolk Public Schools,  United Way,  Wachovia Bank,  Johnson & Johnson,  Arthritis Foundation,  Food Bank Virginia,  Bon Secours Health,  Virginia Oncology,  Hampton Roads Radiology,  Valley Health Services,  Rowena’s,  Swimways Corporation,  Virginia Lottery,  Langley Federal Credit,  MacArthur Center, International Paper,  Ferguson Enterprises.  Operation Smile,  Taste Unlimited,  Cherry Point Campground,  Martin Agency

 
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First Art Award; Looking through old keepsakes my mother had and found this news clip.  Received other artistic awards before fourth grade but have no records.  Don't keep track of them all but over the years obtained numerous prizes for artwork and photography.