Donna Cummings Photography | Meet the Team

Meet the Team

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Meet Donna Cummings Photography!! We are Tyler and East Texas premier photography studio, offering a full array of studio and location photography service. Donna started the business in her home when she was graduated from the University of Texas at Tyler in 2003. Flash forward to 2018 where we have grown into our beautiful state of the art studio location on the lake at Oak Hollow across from Juls and next door to Spinout. With several full and part-time employees, Donna Cummings Photography is able to meet the photographic needs of the Tyler community and serves East Texas with Portrait, Wedding and Event photography for Newborn Babies to Senior Citizens and everyone in between. Our staff is the friendliest in town and will make you shine with smiles for your beautiful portraits!

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DONNA CUMMINGS

CEO

  • I'm the Chief delegator and party planner.  Incurable romantic and pet lover.
  • I'm a mom of 5 grown ups!  How did that happen so fast?  I love to capture the sweet memories of family times and special milestones.
  • I'm always up for a party, which is why I LOVE working weddings. 
  • My motto has always been "The more the merrier" and I love meeting new friends and including old ones.
  • I love to travel and find inspiration in new experiences.
  • My clients have become some of my closest friends.  I never grow tired of watching their families grow.
  • I am a CERTIFIED Professional Photographer by Professional Photographers of America (PPA)
    Certified Professional Photographer

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AMANDA BRAY

Chief Operating Officer and Lead Photographer

  • Donna and I shot our first wedding in 2003 while I was still in High School. 
  • I LOVE meeting and getting to know new people. Come say hi! Let's be friends! 
  • I am lead photographer and Co-Owner of Donna Cummings Photography.
  • I've been married for 8 years to Donna's little brother, James. It's a fun story! Basic plot: We weren't dating. I proposed. He said yes. We got married a year later. 
  • I'm a #boymom! Creed is 5 and Phoenix is 3.  They have my whole heart! 
  • #Jesuslover #thebeachismyhappyplace #hothusband #gymasticsfanatic #TeamRafael

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CATHERINE McCASLAND

  • After 8 years of hanging out and working part-time with Donna and Amanda as a friend and fellow photographer, I have finally made it official as a full time team member and photographer at DCP!
  • I have 5 boys and love photographing Seniors!

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FRANCIE HODGES

Office Manager

  • The "REAL" boss at Donna Cummings Photography.
  • I was retired from my own photography business for 4 years and decided to join the DCP team. Photography is in my blood and I just love it!
  • I am the organizer, phone and email answerer, scheduler and framer.  
  • I LOVE animals; I am a licensed wildlife rehabilitator...therefore I am in charge of the Easter Bunnies!
  • I have 2 handsome grown sons, Will and Clay. Married to my soulmate, Bryan for 32 years.

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KAYLYN BERGFELD

Photographer

  • I am an assistant photographer and editor. 
  • I'm a people person. My favorite people are my hubby, Brad, my 3 year old, Welles and our baby, Briggs.
  • My in-studio specialty is newborns. I love to learn and try new things. 
  • I love to hear people tell their stories and I'm always open to share mine. 
  • Donna met me at Bible Study and hired me. My passion for photography blossomed from there. 
  • If I could be anywhere, I'd be on a mountain snowboarding.
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TAI WASSON

  • I am a Senior at All Saints Episcopal School and student intern for DCP.
  • I love photography and helping with senior portraits.
  • I help out with social media and teach the ladies at DCP how to snapchat.
  • Donna took my first portrait when I was 4 years old.
  • I am planning to go to college at Mississippi State in the fall of 2018