People and landscape photographer

Donjay principally shoots outdoors, using natural light to capture his subjects, and highlighting the beauty found in nature. He is best known for his landscape work and, most notably, people in landscapes. When interacting with his subjects, Donjay takes an "explore first and the photos will follow" approach, looking to capture unique interactions between the subject and the environment.

"Clean, natural, bold, and often creatively integrating a human element, Donjay captures the spirit of Phoenix and the surrounding areas through photos." -NewTimes

Many of Donjay's photos are shot in Arizona, where he's based, although some assignments have taken him to other parts of the country as well. When it comes to shooting in his home state, Donjay doesn't limit himself to the expected "saguaros and sunsets" scenes, and instead challenges himself to also showcase new and intersting sides of Arizona.

"Lovely fashion shots. Ethereal desert photos. Pretty portraits. Spectacularly composed landscapes." -Megan Finnerty
Below is a small sample of Donjay's work, highlighting a few of his favorite photos. Click on any of the low-resolution thumbnails to see a larger version.
Danielle Longingly at Sunset

Danielle Longingly at Sunset

Ryan in the Forest

Ryan in the Forest

Elisa from Roses

Elisa from Roses

Erik, Beside Still Waters

Erik, Beside Still Waters

Iona Sleepwalking

Iona Sleepwalking

Madina and Cacti

Madina and Cacti

Kylla on the Mountain

Kylla on the Mountain

Taryn and the Tree

Taryn and the Tree

Iona in the Cornfield

Iona in the Cornfield

Bithia at the Beginning

Bithia at the Beginning

Elizabeth in the Morning Light

Elizabeth in the Morning Light

Elisa at Sunset

Elisa at Sunset

Taryn Holds the Power of the Sun

Taryn Holds the Power of the Sun

Shae in the Shadows

Shae in the Shadows

Ryan's Midnight Stroll

Ryan's Midnight Stroll

Iona Blown by the Wind

Iona Blown by the Wind

Madeleine in Green

Madeleine in Green

Beth in the Phoenix Sunset

Beth in the Phoenix Sunset

Rachel Texting

Rachel Texting

Shanna Strolling in the Orchard

Shanna Strolling in the Orchard

Mary in the Clouds

Mary in the Clouds

Danielle Covering Up in the Desert

Danielle Covering Up in the Desert

Bithia on the Rocks

Bithia on the Rocks

Catherine by the Marsh

Catherine by the Marsh