Alexander Homestead, Charlotte NC | Misha & Stuart

I had the pleasure to photograph this wonderful couple’s wedding at Alexander Homestead in Charlotte. The Historic Alexander Homestead wedding venue is known as “making weddingday dreams into a beautiful reality”. Misha and Stuart are such a sweet, genuine, and thoughtful couple. I know them personally and I can easily say they have so much love and care for each other, and for others around them. Misha is so pretty inside and out, I couldn’t stop photographing her! You’ll get a chance to see her gorgeous traditional Vietnamese Wedding Dress as well… Please take a look at this intimate and …

Fashion D’LUX | at The Vue

We recently had the opportunity to do work with fashion flux and was asked to do a “publicity shoot” for the producers, Peter and Josh. We decided on a GQ theme to encompass their dapper style, while still maintaining a luxurious feel. The shoot took place at one of Charlotte’s well known highrise called the Vue. While I have never worked with this talented group before it turned out to be a wonderful experience. Included in the shoot was their communication director Amber Freeze; a perfect blend of southern and modern. The shoot lasted approximately 2 hours and as you …

Kennedy – Bohemian

Here is a collaboration of internationally known Luis Machicao Couture, talented model Kennedy Jade, and Isil Dohnke Photography. Photographing Kennedy is fantastic, she is very professional and easy to work with. Luis Machicao is so gifted! He has been showing his collections in fashion shows, even made it to the Tiffany’s Paris Fashion Week, and was named “Best Designer 2014”. It is always an honor to photograph Machicao’s designs. http://luismachicao.com Here is a second look. This particular design fit Kennedy like a glove…

Fearless Boudoir

SENSUAL BOUDOIR for FEARLESS WOMEN Only $275 instead of $550 • Hair & Makeup by very talented Guliza Covaliski • 1 hr. Boudoir Session • 8 professionally retouched high-resolution photos January 24th & 30th 2016 Very limited availability Full amount is required to reserve a time Location: Photo Studio in Noda Charlotte Available session times for both days are: 10:00 am – 12:15 am 11:30 am – 01:45 pm 01:00 pm – 03:15 pm 02:30 pm – 04:45 pm Please reach me at: isil@isildohnke.com

Kaitlyn in Seattle

Started the day by walking along the Marina Park by Moss Bay in Kirkland Seattle WA. I was amazed by the amount of light even though it was a cloudy and drizzling kind of day. Got my coffee from Zoka Coffee Shop, the ambiance and the contemporary style was very inviting and the coffee was delicious. First, Kaitlyn and I met to capture the spirit of the Kirkland City Dock and kept strolling along the waterfront. 88 Kirkland Saloon, The Slip as well as Restaurant Vista Lago provided great backgrounds and photo opportunities to set Kaitlyn’s beauty & talent in …

Fall Mini Sessions 2015 (–Booked–)

REGISTRATION FOR FALL MINI SESSIONS IS OPEN! Details • Saturday – November 21st, 2015 & Sunday – November 22nd, 2015 • $225 • 20 minutes session with photographer Isil Dohnke and assistant Sebastian Dohnke • Your choice of 10 edited high resolution images • Online gallery of images for 1 week to proof/purchase/download images Additional Information • Location: Cornelius, NC. Beautiful property on Lake Norman. The address will be provided after the sign up. • North Carolina sales tax apply; $225 + tax = $241 • Non-refundable payment of $241 in full is required to reserve a session time • …

Old Edwards Inn Wedding, Highlands NC | Angie & Keith

The Old Edwards Inn in Highlands, North Carolina sits atop the scenic plateau of the Blue Ridge Mountains, and it offers everything a bride & groom could ever want for their big day. When you simply drive into the mountains of Western North Carolina, you experience the mountain air and beauty, all your stress melts away. Then you’re left with the serenity of sharing special moments with your close family and friends, and your chosen life partner. With all the wonderful amenities the Inn offers, you understand why many couples choose to start their married lives here. Angie & Keith …

Fearless Boudoir ( Full / Ended )

SENSUAL BOUDOIR for FEARLESS WOMEN For only $275* instead of $450 *Incl. Hair & Makeup by very talented Guliza Covaliski (Full amount is required to reserve a time) 1 hr. Boudoir Session Incl. 8 professionally retouched high-resolution photos One 8×12 print in a 11×14 mat Only October 3rd and 4th 2015 Very limited availability Location: Photo Studio in Noda Charlotte Available session times for both days are: 10:00 am – 12:15 am 11:30 am – 1:45 pm 1:00 pm – 3:15 pm 2:30 pm – 4:45 pm Please reach me at: isil@isildohnke.com ISIL DOHNKE Photography

Valerie & David – Engagement

Valerie and David are such a fantastic couple. They are fun, quirky, and full of life! Even though they have been together for not too long, they say “When you know, you know…” Their engagement photo session was taken at their favorite park, Freedom Park, where they love to spend alone time. Then we moved to Downtown Charlotte, NC to capture their love along with some beautiful architecture.

Historical Fort Pickens, Pensacola FL | Kasey and Bo

I told Kasey & Bo “You flew me down here, now we have to go the extra mile and create some images somewhere that is special to Pensacola!” They were trilled with the idea. I researched and found Fort Pickens! Checked it out couple days before the wedding and told them that’s what we are going to do the day after the wedding. They were ecstatic! No matter how much fun they were going to have, I knew they would still make it in the morning. 😀 Here are the stunning images… “Fort Pickens is a pentagonal historic United States …