Donna Marie

PHOTO CO.

☾   Now booking 2022 Couples' sessions + 2023 Elopements + Weddings   ☽

wedding

Your

Welcome to weddings for the rule-breakers, the risk-takers, the earth-protectors, and the tradition-kicking adventurists.

Welcome to one of the biggest days of your lives together—make sure it's a story that you'll never get tired of telling. Ditch tradition, stay true to you, and don't listen to anyone else on how you should get married (even if they're well meaning). Your day is ultimately about you and your partner.

RECLAIM YOUR WEDDING DAY. This is the beginning of your marriage, start it exactly how you want.

is going to

be better than perfect,

it's going to be

real

+ You want to keep your celebration low key with those high-vibes

+ You're ready to tell your love story authentically, with all the messy + the real parts

+ You're ready for your next great adventure with your forever adventure partner

you're here because...

break free

from tradition and

take back

your wedding day

ready to get married in a way that's true-to-you?

couples of all genders, races, and religions are supported

ethical non-monogamous relationships are supported

queer WOC owned + operated

you are heard, seen, valid, and respected here.

you matter.

your skin color matters.

your gender expression + sexuality matters.

your body image matters.

your love matters.

throw tradition out the damn window

Create a wedding day that's true-to-you

one That authentically reflects who you are as an individual + as a couple

you deserve to be fully present in each moment with your partner

 

You'll be thankful you did

oN THE BLOG: HOW TO CHOOSE A WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER IN 2022 >

Small Weddings + Destination Weddings

Your wedding, your way. All the intimate details, with way more intention. 

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Elopements + Adventure Elopements

Trek out with your forever adventure partner. Capture all the moments that unfold.

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Document your love story in it's current chapter and tell your love story just how it is.

Couples' Sessions + Engagement Sessions

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adventure

Choose your

And tell the story.

No matter where you are in your love story, it deserves to captured authentically. Create one-of-a-kind portraiture with the love of your life and capture the emotions, experience, and energy you shared—something you'll come to cherish for decades to come.

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What's Included:

price: $1,000

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Pudding cake brownie tootsie roll. Croissant gummi bears sweet roll sesame snaps muffin lollipop pudding jelly beans icing.

Brownie candy canes pudding marzipan candy. Cake cheesecake jelly sweet candy canes powder chocolate fruitcake toffee.

Pastry cookie sweet cupcake chocolate bar sugar plum pie. Chocolate bar jelly-o biscuit muffin ice cream biscuit chupa chups brownie. Sugar plum sugar plum cheesecake.

One

Package

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Pudding cake brownie tootsie roll.

Croissant gummi bears sweet roll sesame snaps.

Brownie candy canes pudding marzipan candy.

Cake cheesecake jelly sweet candy canes.

Pastry cookie sweet cupcake chocolate bar sugar  pie.

Chocolate bar jelly-o biscuit muffin ice cream biscuit.

What's Included:

price: $2,000

book now

Cake brownie tootsie roll. Croissant gummi bears sweet roll sesame snaps muffin lollipop pudding jelly beans icing.

Candy canes pudding marzipan candy. Cake cheesecake jelly sweet candy canes powder chocolate fruitcake toffee.

Sweet cupcake chocolate bar sugar plum pie. Chocolate bar jelly-o biscuit muffin ice cream biscuit chupa chups brownie. Sugar plum sugar plum cheesecake. Gummi bears sweet roll sesame snaps muffin lollipop pudding jelly 

Two

Package

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Pudding cake brownie tootsie roll.

Croissant gummi bears sweet roll sesame snaps.

Brownie candy canes pudding marzipan candy.

Cake cheesecake jelly sweet candy canes.

Pastry cookie sweet cupcake chocolate bar sugar  pie.

Chocolate bar jelly-o biscuit muffin ice cream biscuit.

What's Included:

price: $3,000

book now

Croissant gummi bears sweet roll sesame snaps muffin lollipop pudding jelly beans icing.

Cake brownie tootsie roll. Candy canes pudding marzipan candy. Cake cheesecake jelly sweet candy canes powder chocolate fruitcake toffee.

Chocolate bar jelly-o biscuit muffin ice cream biscuit chupa chups brownie. Sugar plum sugar plum cheesecake. Gummi bears sweet roll sesame snaps muffin lollipop pudding jelly 

three

Package

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Pudding cake brownie tootsie roll.

Croissant gummi bears sweet roll sesame snaps.

Brownie candy canes pudding marzipan candy.

Cake cheesecake jelly sweet candy canes.

Pastry cookie sweet cupcake chocolate bar sugar  pie.

Chocolate bar jelly-o biscuit muffin ice cream biscuit.

Stories

CRAFTED WITH
INTENTION, SOUL, AND FEELING.

I use my experience + knowledge to help you craft a different kind of wedding day that feels completely authentic to you. Whether you want to keep your wedding local, or want to take it abroad, I've gotchu!

oN THE BLOG: WHAT IT'S LIKE WORKING WITH A PHOTOGRAPHER >

I'm                 
your nerdy + quirky
personal paparazzi

Donna Marie

My pronouns are: she/her. 

Choosing the right photographer is kinda like going on a first date

vibe check >

Meet the creative soul behind the camera, Donna Marie

we gotta see if the sparks are there!

I'm here for the couples who:
+ are ready to toss traditions out
+ love to laugh their asses off
+ want a genuine day that's about them

I’m here to help you create your magical day and document all the moments that unfold. It’s hella important that we’re a good fit, I’ll go first.

I will help you save the stress over the details so you can focus on the feeling, the moments, and your partner. Those are the things that matter most, and those are the things that I will capture—the tears, the joy, the intimacy, the excitement, the silly moments, and the love. Let me help you with the details so you can get married in a way that reflects who you are so you can enjoy the day entirely.

oN THE BLOG: eLIZA + aNTHONY sYRACUSE eLOPEMENT >

My vows to you

I promise to give you every resource I can to make the planning process easier.

I promise to help you find locations that feel like you.

I promise to make you feel comfortable in front of my camera + provide a safe space.

I promise to support you + cheer you on even when others may not.

Reach out > 

A good friend had recommended Donna Marie to me and my (now) husband for our upcoming wedding, which we had planned to be quite small and intimate with 10 guests. The moment I spoke to Donna I knew we’d made the right choice by reaching out--she was instantly so invested in capturing our love story and couldn’t be more pleasant to work with. Our wedding had a series of hiccups, one resulting in a total rescheduling of the event, and Donna was an amazing resource to have. We were able to reschedule the wedding as-planned, but she had a myriad of options on the side in case we were in a pinch. On the day of the wedding, she took so much time and care to capture each special little detail that mattered to us. My husband and I didn’t have much experience in front of a camera, but Donna made it feel so natural and comfortable for us. She caught so many authentic and genuine moments in the most beautiful and personal way. Not only did she send us a sneak preview that evening, we had the entire gallery by the next DAY!!! Her work is absolutely jaw dropping-my husband and I cried looking at the photos!! She is unbelievably talented and an even more amazing person, our experience could not be any better. We would recommend a million times over!! Just the best!!!

Her work is absolutely jaw dropping!

love notes

let the adventure begin!

Get in touch >

Check out these helpful resources to get you started!

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what it's like working with a professional photographer

Large Wedding vs. Intimate Wedding vs. Elopement

An Adventurous Elopement for the Adventure(ish)

You can find me in the sleepy little town of Adams, New York—which is 45 minutes north of Syracuse, and 45 minutes south of the Canadian border. I absolutely do travel, so if you have a destination in mind or you've found me and you're not from New York—please still reach out! I'd love the chance to learn more about your wedding dreams and to possibly document that for you!

01. Where are you located + do you travel outside of New York?

No. All of my wedding and elopement packages include travel within New York. Any inquiries for a location outside of New York will be met with bespoke packages that include travel—this is because I want to follow along with your love story, no matter where that takes me. So if you're looking close to home like Syracuse, or something further way like Joshua Tree—I'm ready to go! If you're looking at an international location, get in touch and let's chat—I've a bucket list of locations, friend.

02. do you charge extra for travel?

I do take on small business branding sessions and seniors on occasion, but I do not take on families, newborns, boudoir, real estate, or other types of sessions. This is because I'm really drawn to the love and human connection that people can find, nurture, and build on together. So, overall I'm a couples' photographer and I've learned how to best serve my couples and tell their love stories authentically.

03. DO YOU PHOTOGRAPH ANYTHING OTHER THAN WEDDINGS + ELOPEMENTs?

I am absolutely here to help you along with the planning process—whether that be for your "Just Us" elopement, 50 guest intimate wedding, or just-because adventure session. I can be as involved as much or as little of the planning as you'd like—from location scouting to wardrobe assistance and every step in between, I've gotchu.

04. Will you help us Plan?

This is dependent on a few factors such as coverage time, and type of event (e.g. elopement or adventure session), but a safe estimate would be roughly 50 images per consecutive hour. I don't give a min or a maximum any more because your story will be different from others' stories and result in different galleries. But I can promise you that you will get all the best photos from your time with me (and some outtakes if you're into that kind of thing)!

05. How many images do we receive?

If you’re ready to start the booking process, drop me a line via my CONTACT FORM!! Next, I’ll send over my pricing guide based on what kind of experience you’re looking for. We also set up a time to chat as I want to get to know you, your partner. Once we make sure we’re a good fit, and decide on which package you’d like, I will send over a contract for you to sign. After you’ve signed on the dotted line and paid the non-refundable retainer, you will be officially booked!! (The remaining balance is due 15 days prior to your wedding day. This can be broken up into smaller payments, or paid all at once—whichever is easiest for you!) 

06. HOW DOES BOOKING WORK?