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dave donato / modernArtistry

Southern New England / South Florida

LOCATION

Boston Metro, South Florida
Southern New England / South Florida, US

PHONE

617-797-3460

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ABOUT US

Essentially I (dave) am a photographic artist, yet my passion for music brought me to DJ'ing clubs in Newport RI and Boston in the early 90s! I very soon then moved into DJ'ing Weddings,... Read more
Essentially I (dave) am a photographic artist, yet my passion for music brought me to DJ'ing clubs in Newport RI and Boston in the early 90s! I very soon then moved into DJ'ing Weddings, making virtually no money back then - but, IT WAS A BLAST! :) Capturing the romance. The love. The sex appeal. The feminine sensuality. The emotion. The sentimentality. From Engagement sessions, to Boudoir sessions, to Weddings, to Maternity, to Newborns, to the long-term Family sessions.. I see it, hear it, feel it, then photograph it into visible momentary memories. I feel so fortunate to be a part of so many client's lives like this. So much fun to watch my Bridal clients' families grow through the years. I am fortunate to have an amazing team of professionals; One excellent photographer Eric Brownstein and two great DJs - Keith Campbell and Evens Jean Louis.. Together we may be hired as a professional photographer / professional DJ for your Event..! Through the years I have grown my business and experience to now include a photobooth, LED up-lighting, and Video work. Read less

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jonathan
Wedding:
5/14/2016
5.0/5.0
My wife and I used Dave as our photographer for our wedding at a small barn in Holliston, MA after seeing his work on his Web page. He was on a vendor list through the the barn's website and we are extremely happy we took the time to check him out. To put it simply, the photographs are amazing. The thing that everyone else kept telling us before the wedding was, "Make sure to take it in because it's over in the blink of an eye." This is a vast understatement, for even as we tried to step back and enjoy, the night was still a wonderful blur. The best part about Dave's work was that we were able to see the wedding unfold for a second time through his eyes. He captured everything. He was everywhere, and the best part is that I never remember seeing him much. He is a master of catching sincere, organic moments that you would never even know had occurred, but would be heartbroken if you knew it could not be held timelessly through photograph.

In addition to the actual photography, his preparation as well as communication were great. We talked in great detail in the weeks leading up to the wedding, even creating a photographic itinerary down to the minute. It kept our day moving smoothly and much less stressful knowing he was in charge of keeping everything on schedule. I would recommend Dave to everyone and would not hesitate to use his services again in the future! Check out his website and his work; you will not be let down.
My wife and I used Dave as our photographer for our wedding at a small barn in Holliston, MA after seeing his work on his Read more...
My wife and I used Dave as our photographer for our wedding at a small barn in Holliston, MA after seeing his work on his Web page. He was on a vendor list through the the barn's website and we are extremely happy we took the time to check him out. To put it simply, the photographs are amazing. The thing that everyone else kept telling us before the wedding was, "Make sure to take it in because it's over in the blink of an eye." This is a vast understatement, for even as we tried to step back and enjoy, the night was still a wonderful blur. The best part about Dave's work was that we were able to see the wedding unfold for a second time through his eyes. He captured everything. He was everywhere, and the best part is that I never remember seeing him much. He is a master of catching sincere, organic moments that you would never even know had occurred, but would be heartbroken if you knew it could not be held timelessly through photograph.

In addition to the actual photography, his preparation as well as communication were great. We talked in great detail in the weeks leading up to the wedding, even creating a photographic itinerary down to the minute. It kept our day moving smoothly and much less stressful knowing he was in charge of keeping everything on schedule. I would recommend Dave to everyone and would not hesitate to use his services again in the future! Check out his website and his work; you will not be let down. Read less
Services Used: DJ, Rentals & Photobooths
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Michelle
Wedding:
6/5/2015
5.0/5.0
One thing with having a destination wedding is that you can't really meet with a lot of the vendors leaving most of the work to phone calls and emails. I looked at Daves website and was immediately impressed with just his homepage and then when I looked further I thought I need to have this guy at my wedding, holy smokes! Dave replied to all my emails within an hour or two which is fantastic and we had an hour phone conversation 2 weeks before the wedding to go over final details. once I met Dave and he started taking pictures in the bridal lounge I knew immediately that my photos were going to be beautiful. He has an artistic eye and really knows his stuff. Our ceremony was on the beach at cape cod and he showed as a little preview of some of the pictures on his camera and out of the 2 or 3 I saw I couldn't believe my eyes!! Dave is so ridiculously talented and a true professional. He takes charge and has a vision and goes with it. Not only is he so talented but he is a wicked nice guy!! Eric and I loved talking with him and are so grateful for all the great shots he took of our wedding. He is the real deal. If you want incredible wedding photos that will make your jaw drop, contact Dave he will not let you down!!!! He is the very best!! I highly recommend him!!!! Thanks again Dave you're the best!!!!
One thing with having a destination wedding is that you can't really meet with a lot of the vendors leaving most of the Read more...
One thing with having a destination wedding is that you can't really meet with a lot of the vendors leaving most of the work to phone calls and emails. I looked at Daves website and was immediately impressed with just his homepage and then when I looked further I thought I need to have this guy at my wedding, holy smokes! Dave replied to all my emails within an hour or two which is fantastic and we had an hour phone conversation 2 weeks before the wedding to go over final details. once I met Dave and he started taking pictures in the bridal lounge I knew immediately that my photos were going to be beautiful. He has an artistic eye and really knows his stuff. Our ceremony was on the beach at cape cod and he showed as a little preview of some of the pictures on his camera and out of the 2 or 3 I saw I couldn't believe my eyes!! Dave is so ridiculously talented and a true professional. He takes charge and has a vision and goes with it. Not only is he so talented but he is a wicked nice guy!! Eric and I loved talking with him and are so grateful for all the great shots he took of our wedding. He is the real deal. If you want incredible wedding photos that will make your jaw drop, contact Dave he will not let you down!!!! He is the very best!! I highly recommend him!!!! Thanks again Dave you're the best!!!! Read less
Services Used: Photography
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Sharon
Wedding:
12/14/2013
5.0/5.0
Dave was awesome to work with, and such a talented DJ. My sister referred me to him, so he gave me and my husband special pricing including 5 hours of DJ-ing, a 3-hr photobooth rental (run by his wonderful wife Lindsay), and uplighting.

The music was spot-on. The dance floor was filled from start to finish, and I even had one guest ask me on the dance floor (over the blasting music) "WHERE DID YOU FIND THIS GUY?? HE'S AWESOME!" So there you have it. I can't even remember what he played, but I do know that both my guests AND me were hard to pull off the dance floor!

The photobooth was also lots of fun! They provide their own props, but said we could also bring our own so we contributed a few props as well. Lindsay was super sweet and professional throughout all of the guests' photobooth shenanigans. :)

Finally, the uplighting. It was perfect! It added just the right amount of warmth to our venue, Colonial Hall at Rockafellas, which had high ceilings and white walls.

So if you're looking for a DJ/Photobooth, definitely look into Modern Artistry! Dave was always super friendly in his emails, and incredibly quick to respond, which is always such a relief during wedding planning!

Thanks again Dave and Lindsay, for a memorable wedding day!
Dave was awesome to work with, and such a talented DJ. My sister referred me to him, so he gave me and my husband special Read more...
Dave was awesome to work with, and such a talented DJ. My sister referred me to him, so he gave me and my husband special pricing including 5 hours of DJ-ing, a 3-hr photobooth rental (run by his wonderful wife Lindsay), and uplighting.

The music was spot-on. The dance floor was filled from start to finish, and I even had one guest ask me on the dance floor (over the blasting music) "WHERE DID YOU FIND THIS GUY?? HE'S AWESOME!" So there you have it. I can't even remember what he played, but I do know that both my guests AND me were hard to pull off the dance floor!

The photobooth was also lots of fun! They provide their own props, but said we could also bring our own so we contributed a few props as well. Lindsay was super sweet and professional throughout all of the guests' photobooth shenanigans. :)

Finally, the uplighting. It was perfect! It added just the right amount of warmth to our venue, Colonial Hall at Rockafellas, which had high ceilings and white walls.

So if you're looking for a DJ/Photobooth, definitely look into Modern Artistry! Dave was always super friendly in his emails, and incredibly quick to respond, which is always such a relief during wedding planning!

Thanks again Dave and Lindsay, for a memorable wedding day! Read less
Services Used: DJ
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Chris
Wedding:
7/27/2013
5.0/5.0
Dave is by FAR one of the best wedding DJ's out there. My family has used him for his DJ and photography services now at 6 weddings over the past 7 years. He is very professional, fun and honest!
Dave is by FAR one of the best wedding DJ's out there. My family has used him for his DJ and photography services now at 6 Read more...
Dave is by FAR one of the best wedding DJ's out there. My family has used him for his DJ and photography services now at 6 weddings over the past 7 years. He is very professional, fun and honest! Read less
Services Used: DJ
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Michelle
Wedding:
4/13/2013
5.0/5.0
We used ModernArtistry as the DJ for our wedding, and we're so glad we did! Dave Donato took care of all of the logistics leading up to our wedding, and was super responsive throughout the planning process. Any time we had a question, we could always count on hearing from him right away with a very detailed response. This really helped to put us at ease, and we actually booked Dave without ever meeting him, since we were planning our wedding from a distance.

Dave ended up getting laryngitis right before our wedding, so his wife Lindsey stepped in to be our DJ. Luckily for us, this couple is fantastic and took it all in stride - after a phone call with Lindsey, we felt completely confident with her taking the reins as our DJ, and she did an amazing job. Lindsey kept everything running smoothly and our reception went exactly as planned...it could not have been more perfect. Literally every single guest was on the dance floor, and people are still telling us what a great party it was!
We used ModernArtistry as the DJ for our wedding, and we're so glad we did! Dave Donato took care of all of the logistics Read more...
We used ModernArtistry as the DJ for our wedding, and we're so glad we did! Dave Donato took care of all of the logistics leading up to our wedding, and was super responsive throughout the planning process. Any time we had a question, we could always count on hearing from him right away with a very detailed response. This really helped to put us at ease, and we actually booked Dave without ever meeting him, since we were planning our wedding from a distance.

Dave ended up getting laryngitis right before our wedding, so his wife Lindsey stepped in to be our DJ. Luckily for us, this couple is fantastic and took it all in stride - after a phone call with Lindsey, we felt completely confident with her taking the reins as our DJ, and she did an amazing job. Lindsey kept everything running smoothly and our reception went exactly as planned...it could not have been more perfect. Literally every single guest was on the dance floor, and people are still telling us what a great party it was! Read less
Services Used: DJ
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.9/5.0
Really great - we were really happy with Dave and his team - our guests were very happy too!
Highly recommend
Really great - we were really happy with Dave and his team - our guests were very happy too!
Highly recommend
Really great - we were really happy with Dave and his team - our guests were very happy too!
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Services Used: DJ
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LAL2011
Wedding:
7/23/2011
5.0/5.0
Dave was our photographer, Lindsey was our DJ and they are both fantastic! Lindsey kept the party going all night and Dave captured every moment of it. I know many people who have used Dave and/or Lindsey and I would recommend the husband/wife team to every bride-to-be!
Dave was our photographer, Lindsey was our DJ and they are both fantastic! Lindsey kept the party going all night and Dave Read more...
Dave was our photographer, Lindsey was our DJ and they are both fantastic! Lindsey kept the party going all night and Dave captured every moment of it. I know many people who have used Dave and/or Lindsey and I would recommend the husband/wife team to every bride-to-be! Read less
Services Used: DJ, Photography
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nrobbins
Wedding:
10/10/2010
5.0/5.0
AMAZING!!!!!!!! I Love them!!! Great work very friendly and easy to work with. SO happy with Dave's work.
AMAZING!!!!!!!! I Love them!!! Great work very friendly and easy to work with. SO happy with Dave's work.
AMAZING!!!!!!!! I Love them!!! Great work very friendly and easy to work with. SO happy with Dave's work. Read less
Services Used: Photography
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kmt_cas
Wedding:
6/19/2010
5.0/5.0
Working with Dave Donato was one of the smartest moves we made during the planning process of our engagement. Dave is not only the most talented and artistic photographer we spoke to, but he is the kind of person you could spend hours talking to and have no idea where the time went. Incredibly down to earth, supportive and someone I will always be grateful to have met.

Regarding his art, people are STILL raving about our engagement pictures a year after they were taken. On the wedding day, Dave was not only our skilled man behind the camera, but was the person who kept us on time and because of him, the day ran incredibly smooth. Keeping my family focused is a very difficult job but Dave made the undertaking look effortless.

I look at the pictures friends and family took throughout the day and Dave is in every shot. He worked so incredibly hard and it was so evident with the final product. Interestingly, we never noticed him during the ceremony or reception. He managed to be everywhere and no where all at the same time. Meaning, our shots are organic and true to the moment. Something I found most photographers do not have the ability to achieve. He puts his heart and soul into his work and it shows. There are no words to express my happiness and gratitude toward Dave. My advice: if you contact Dave and he is available to photograph your wedding, secure the date and you will not be sorry. He is truly that wonderful.
Working with Dave Donato was one of the smartest moves we made during the planning process of our engagement. Dave is not Read more...
Working with Dave Donato was one of the smartest moves we made during the planning process of our engagement. Dave is not only the most talented and artistic photographer we spoke to, but he is the kind of person you could spend hours talking to and have no idea where the time went. Incredibly down to earth, supportive and someone I will always be grateful to have met.

Regarding his art, people are STILL raving about our engagement pictures a year after they were taken. On the wedding day, Dave was not only our skilled man behind the camera, but was the person who kept us on time and because of him, the day ran incredibly smooth. Keeping my family focused is a very difficult job but Dave made the undertaking look effortless.

I look at the pictures friends and family took throughout the day and Dave is in every shot. He worked so incredibly hard and it was so evident with the final product. Interestingly, we never noticed him during the ceremony or reception. He managed to be everywhere and no where all at the same time. Meaning, our shots are organic and true to the moment. Something I found most photographers do not have the ability to achieve. He puts his heart and soul into his work and it shows. There are no words to express my happiness and gratitude toward Dave. My advice: if you contact Dave and he is available to photograph your wedding, secure the date and you will not be sorry. He is truly that wonderful. Read less
Services Used: Photography
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