Welcome to our newest team member and partner, Donna Cotnoir, makeup artist extraordinaire! We are so excited to welcome Donna to our team and are honored to have her. We like our lighting to be natural and we like our clients to look natural and at their most beautiful! Donna has the ability to do both! Donna did the makeup and hair for all of the girls in my daughters bridal party and I knew then, we had to have her join our new studio venture!
Donna has been a cosmetologist since 1983. She has a wonderful resume for doing hair and makeup for numerous commercials, photo shoots, and weddings. Like us, who have photographed many Presidential candidates, celebrities and notable personalities, Donna, too, has done hair and makeup for the same, as well as for Fox News, MSNBC and CNN.
I'm Glynis and I wasn't always a professional photographer! Well I was always an amateur photographer. I loved to take pictures with my old school Minolta 35mm film camera. I had that camera around my neck always! If I liked something I saw, I took a photo of it! I knew nothing about photography, as you all know photography today! I was self taught if you will. I was always photographing something so as they say practice does make perfect but I am not a perfect photographer. My inspiration, Annie Liebovitz was a perfect photographer! I tried to "copy" her style, read books and took photography and dark room classes in college. It wasn't until I had children that I really perfected my work. As they grew up my style changed. It was when they were in high school playing sports is when I really started to hone in on a niche. Sports photography was it! I loved it! I craved the speed of the photography and the action! It wasn't until my 50th birthday did all of that changed. My first digital Nikon camera had me starting all over again. Thirteen years later and here I am a professional photographer with no real specialty because I believe that photography is a gift and every subject is the wrapping.
Hi! I'm Glynis daughter and partner Annie. I never planned on being a partner of anything because when SweetShot was established I was 16 and a Junior in high school. I was taking some digital photography classes in high school never thinking I would be a partner in my own business certainly not at 16. I was more my Mom, Glynis' assistant helping at events, at the studio and just overall go to for anything from modeling for our portfolios, the light check and of course equipment pack up! Now 11 years later I am an Email Marketing Specialist for a major corporation but I still work at SweetShot and I still photograph when I am needed!