Breakers’ Dream Maker: Donna Newman
Her diverse client list includes Katherine Heigl, Howard Stern and Rush Limbaugh, but celebrity wedding photographer Donna Newman says some of her favorite clients are Breakers’ brides and grooms.
“I’ve been photographing weddings for 15 years now,” Donna says, “Prior to becoming a photographer I was a model with the Ford Agency and making the switch to photography felt very natural.”
Enjoy a few of Donna’s favorite images from events at The Breakers…
Q: What is it like photographing an event at The Breakers?
A: The Breakers is truly like none other. I’ve photographed weddings all over and without being biased I can truly say that The Breakers is truly one of a kind. They take care of their clients from start to finish and make it their mission to deliver stunning events that are stress free. And of course, The Breakers is a truly picture perfect location.
Q: Where does your inspiration come from?
A: I try to approach each wedding with a fresh perspective. I pull my inspiration from my clients’ energy on the day and try to document the true emotions and natural moments as they unfold in an elegant and artistic manner – all of this in real time.
Q: What’s in: What hot new trend do you see emerging for weddings?
A: We’ve noticed that many of our clients are having a Thursday night “Welcome Dinner” for their closest family and friends. This is a more intimate setting than the rehearsal dinner where couples tend to invite a broader range of guests.
Q: What is the most important reason your clients cite for choosing The Breakers?
A: It’s one of the most picturesque hotels – period. Many of our clients also have fond memories of The Breakers as children.
Q: Give us three of your favorite weddings must-dos.
A: Hire a planner. Build some cushion time into your schedule. Trust the experts!
Q: How does The Breakers’ history and architecture inspire your photography?
A: The Breakers takes us to an era of elegance and timelessness… the ideal backdrop for a wedding. It makes our job fulfilling and enjoyable.
Q: What’s the most important piece of advice you can offer a bride and groom?
A: Relax and live the day!
Q: How does a wedding at The Breakers differ from those at other venues?
A: Breakers weddings have an element of southern charm and hospitality, which puts their guests at ease and creates a weekend of wonderful memories.
More: Meet all The Breakers’ Dream Makers in our Spotlight On A Guru