Mother-Daughter Press is based on the creative legacy and prolific work of Gay McDonnell Bumgarner. As a pioneer, and beloved eccentric she created a gorgeous collection of images of the natural world. Her friend, Fran Pope, said it best in her poem "What I Learned from Gay". In her spirit we invite you to laugh, to ask questions, and to explore how the world works looking for new ways it connects in beauty. Mother-daughter press is a group of family and friends. .

Gay pictureGay McDonnell Bumgarne(see Gay's Bio HERE). Gay was an internationally acclaimed landscape designer who then turned to full time photography. Click HERE to read a marvelous article about her from the Columbia Daily Tribune. In our websection called "stories" we have placed Poetry by Gay about her photography. Also see poems written for Gay by her friends HERE.

Sharon McDonnell MD MPH, daughter of Gay Bumgarner and the owner of Mother-Daughter Press. She is trained as a physician and epidemiologist. She specialized in international health and the social and cultural determinants of Sharonwell-being. In managing the photography archives and the stock photography business of her mother she found her own way to the camera and a new way to love the natural world. But, it was the photography of her son and daughter and ultimately friends that led to renaming the business thus, emphasizes the living artistic process and the future. Natalyaagency thus emphasizes the living artistic procss and the future.

Natalya McDonnell, is blessed with "good eye" and the willingness to do whatever is required to get the shot -- even lying in the paddock among the feet of three horses. She is a historian, horsewoman, and photographer.


Hassan Iftin, web designer and computer support. Hassan is from Somalia and currently lives in Kenya. He is a college student finishing his Bachelors of Science in Community Health and has worked in information technology for some years.

Mel Reis, creative marketing innovator, gardener, musician, and photographer

Suzanne Rhodes offered her design and technical expertise to the development of this website.

Meet key contributing artists for Mother-Daughter Press