I am Donna and I began McLaughlin Photo Video 20 years ago. My start in Photography was as an Underwater Photographer working in Bonaire and Cayman Brac. On these beautiful remote islands I learned much about different cultures, the true importance of close relationships, and photography. My first topside photos were of island vistas, local residents, special events, and tropical flowers. These beginnings evolved into passion for Lifestyle and Wedding Photography and Video in the Florida Keys. I love capturing chance moments in a way that later make you feel the same emotion. With my camera I can include golden natural light, tropical backgrounds, and personal connection.
Aimee joined McLaughlin Photo Video 18 years ago. She has a degree in photography, lots of experience here at McLaughlin Photo Video as a full time Wedding Photographer, and wins our customer service award every year. Her passion for photography combined with her fun and caring personality are appreciated by her couples and families. When Aimee is not photographing a Wedding or Family Lifestyle portrait, she is running the Archiving, Editing, and Enhancing part of the office and she is really good at it. She uploads your images, backs them up in two different locations, creates your folders, pulls outtakes, and this is just the beginning. Stage two of our artistic interpretation is done on the computer. This is an area in which she teaches the rest of us fun new skills to enhance your imagery.
Jenifer is our main videographer and video editor. She has a great eye for movement and artistry with this format. As you are in the moment, feeling the love, fun and joy of your Wedding Day, Jen is silently recording your Video. The Day goes so fast, having your Wedding Video to look back on is important in many ways and Jen knows this. She begins by reviewing your questionnaire and starts working to impart your individual style into your film.
Kara and Rachel assist myself and Aimee on large Wedding reservations and photograph lots of our Intimate Weddings in both still and video formats. Kara and Rachel know how important it is to include special moments with family and friends. I really like Kara and Rachel’s young fresh perspectives and how they include lots of fun candid moments in their imagery.
Paula and Randy are our support photographers. They are both builders most of the time but that just doesn’t fulfill their artistic bones completely. Fortunately whenever we need these two talented photographer/videographers they are close by, experienced, and happy to be an integral part of your Wedding.
We are a close team who support each other wherever needed. You may see Kara changing my lens, me holding Jen’s Video Light, Aimee setting up a tripod for Rachel, Randy holding the ladder for Jen, Paula gathering the flower girls for Aimee, Rachel taking care ofKara’s battery change, or any combination of critical team work. Whatever we can do to make the most of our time with you we are in for. We care about your results. We care about you.