Donna Marie

PHOTO CO.

for those who want to keep it real

Watertown new york
Elopement & Wedding Photographer
CHEERS

to getting married your way

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.

+ 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.

MEET THE CREATIVE

Your quirky photog friend, Donna Marie

My pronouns are she/her.

Choosing the right photographer is kinda like going on a first date--we gotta see if the sparks are there! I'm here for the couples who are ready to toss out tradition, love to laugh their asses off, and want a day that's genuinely about them

I’m here to empower 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.

go ahead, live in the moment, i'll document it.

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: Big Crow Mountain 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 create bombass portraits that feel like you.

I promise to help 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.

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

"My wife and I would 10/10 recommend Donna. From the moment I met her at our location, she gave off this laidback, welcoming, and fun vibe. She literally captured our entire day in a way I don't think anyone else could. She was playful and welcoming to our wild wedding party and just made the day that much better. We want to thank you again, Donna, for your amazing work capturing our day."

better than I could have imagined!"

"I just can't believe it.

Victoria + Mitch
A Taughannock Falls wedding

We are very shy in front of the camera and Donna made us so comfortable which resulted in beautiful pictures that we are so happy with! Donna is just absolutely amazing and has pure talent in photography! 10/10 would recommend!

BEAUTIFUL &
PHOTOGENIC!"

"I've never felt more

Poy + David
A Salmon River Falls Elopement

Donna Marie made it clear that she was there for us in any way that we needed. The day itself was magical and the photos we have capturing it will be part of our lives forever now. We were concerned about breaking up the flow of the day with posed pictures, but that’s not what happened at all. For those, she just guided people in and out of the group shots that we wanted and every single one of them was a keeper.

gorgeous, personal, captivating pictures!"

"We have all these

Christine + Dillon
An Alexandria Bay Wedding

Donna listens and completely gets that the traditions can be both important and overbearing and is so much more than a photographer. The resources and support we received from her - frankly it felt like we were her only clients, although I know that's not the case. The support we received helped keep us in the couple bubble and frankly helped us avoid drama. We are SO grateful we found and were blessed to work with Donna Marie.

we felt like her only clients!"

"Yes, yes, yes

Robyn + Sam
A Pulaski Elopement

Weddings + Destination Weddings

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

Elopements + Adventure Elopements

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

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

Adventure + Engagement Sessions

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

<- back

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

<- back

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.

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?

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 rare 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 in a partnership. 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 elopements + Weddings?

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 with planning?

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 resulting in different gallery sizes. 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, and 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?

If you’re on the fence about whether an adventurous elopement is possible for your wedding day celebration, this is your sign. Do it. Plan an elopement. Do exactly what you want for your wedding day. You absolutely do not have to be a survivalist to have an adventure elopement.

An Adventurous Elopement for the Adventure(ish)

Eloping is no longer the clandestine, running off in secret kind of affair that many still think it is. We’re gonna be busting elopement myths today. In fact, eloping, in my opinion, is WAYYY better than your traditional wedding ordeal.

Busting Elopement Myths

Deciding on whether to have a larger wedding is not solely based on how many people you know and love. It also depends on the type of experience you want to share with your partner throughout the wedding planning process and the wedding day itself.  Your wedding day is about you and your partner, first and foremost.

Large Wedding VS. Small Wedding VS. Elopement

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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 >

let the adventure begin!

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