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Deanna’s bio

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Deanna grew up surrounded by the beautiful woods and wildlife of Central Maine. She received a point-and-shoot camera for her 14th birthday and began creating nature photography as a hobby, eventually selling it in a downtown Bangor art shop. In high school, she took all of her friends’ senior portraits and shot her first wedding at age 17 – with the same point-and-shoot camera. She has been hooked ever since.

 

Deanna studied documentary photography and graphic design at Southern New Hampshire University, graduating with a Bachelor’s in Graphic Design & Media Arts. In 2014, she began working at Nadra Photography as a Studio Manager and began learning from the experienced Nadra Photography team. After a few years, Deanna left to pursue a career in corporate design and photography while still continuing to document weddings as a second shooter for the studio. In 2021, 7 years after she was initially hired as Studio Manager, Deanna re-joined the Nadra Photography team as a Lead Photographer.

 

With years of experience shooting destination Maine weddings, Deanna brings her skills as an artist and documentarian, capturing the authentic moments of the day. She works closely with couples to capture images of love and joy for each other, family, and their chosen family. She lives in Portland, Maine with her rescue greyhound Theo and Maine coon cat Wizard.

 

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Lead Photographer
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what they said

working with deanna

“Deanna brought her creativity, calm presence, and natural professionalism to our farm wedding. The photos she took perfectly captured all of the joyful moments of our special day and it was obvious she made all of our guests feel completely at ease! I’d recommend Deanna without hesitation — you’ll be in very good hands with a highly skilled photographer who knows how to work so well with people. ”
-Alex & Geoff
elegant
“Nadra is such an amazing person that we were lucky to have shared our wedding day with! We scored having found Nadra Photography.”
-Kristen and Mark
refined
“It is easy to look like a pro when everything goes as planned, but it is only a true pro who shines when things fall apart and they pick up the pieces, so to speak, without batting an eye. I am thankful we spent the money to work with a true pro.”
-Abbi and Shawn
discerning
“Nadra is incredibly talented, compassionate, meticulous, and devoted to her craft and her couples. We are extremely lucky to have gotten to work with her.”
-Megan and Kyle
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT IS YOUR APPROACH TO PHOTOGRAPHY?

It’s your love and emotions that inspire us the most. The images we create for you will be your first family heirloom as a married couple. With that in mind, we approach our photography as your family historian. Our blend of art, portraiture and documentary photography provides classic imagery that will never go out of style. Our photography is about you, meant to be cherished for generations to come.

What is DEANNA’s wedding pricing?

We’d be honored to be part of your celebration. Deanna’s collections begin with a full day of wedding photography, an assistant photographer, 5×7 resolution digital images, password protected online gallery, and a beautiful heirloom album. Collections can also include an engagement session in Maine or abroad, heirloom albums for your family, wall portraits, rehearsal dinner coverage, engagement party coverage, and more. Wedding collections start at $3,600. Let’s celebrate your love story together.

What is DEANNA’s portrait pricing?

We love to watch your family grow. Capture the present, cherish the past, dream of the future, all in one photograph. Portrait collections start at $500.

How important is it to feel comfortable around your photographer?

When you feel comfortable with us and trust us, we can ensure the best of your true self will come out. We’ll do our best work!

Do You work with an assistant?

Yes, we bring a skilled assistant photographer to all of our full day weddings.

Will we talk before the wedding day?

Yes, we are available anytime you need us. We will also connect by phone or email one month prior to your wedding to discuss the timeline for the day and your must-have family photos, and a final call the week of your wedding to touch base and discuss any last minute changes.

DO YOU HAVE A LIST OF “MUST HAVE PHOTOS”?

While we prefer to be in the moment and not to work from a “shot list”, we will be sending you a questionnaire of “Must Have Family Photos”. We will get all of the portraits you want, as well as all of the shots you didn’t know you wanted.

WHEN WILL MY IMAGES BE READY?

For the vast majority of weddings, we deliver final image proofs 4-6 weeks after the date of the wedding. However, this time frame may be slightly longer during our peak wedding season.

CAN YOU RECOMMEND A VIDEOGRAPHER?

Yes, we’d love to! A videographer can either enhance or hinder our ability to do our best work for you. We know some incredible videographers that we’d love to recommend to you.

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meet nadra
discerning. refined.
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meet leigh
sweet. traditional.
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meet enid
happy.
kind.