Donna Marie


Hello there

I'm Donna Marie

An inclusive adventurous destination wedding and elopement photographer livin' in upstate New York. I'm here to empower all couples to create an intentional wedding day that focuses on the experience and the feels.







There are so many hidden amazing locations in Downtown Watertown that will make for some stunning portraits for any couple, any occasion. Wedding. Check. Elopement. Check. Adventure Session. Double Check.

When I stop to think about how long I’ve know both Karyn + Sean… I feel ridiculously old. I met Sean originally when I picked up a part time job at GameStop over a decade ago, he was the assistant manager. (Yeah, ya girl worked at GS for that sweet discount!)

Obviously, after meeting Sean, I met Karyn his then girlfriend. She and I just clicked and can spend hours gushing about random things and Sailor Moon. So when these two reached out about a couples’ session, I literally danced with joy. There’s nothing I love more than being able to help couples document their love story no matter where it is in their stage of life.

Karyn + Sean never had actual wedding portraits done, they had eloped roughly 6 years ago at a Justice of the Peace ceremony. So this session for them was more than just a couples’ session. When they told me they had outfits that carried 30s-40s vibes—I knew the perfect spot for a couple of shots, The Paddock Arcade – literally the OLDEST indoor shopping mall on the East Coast.

If you’re considering having a photo session and want to explore Downtown Watertown, let’s chat. I would love to help you create the images of you and your partner that you’re vying for!

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"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 lovestory and couldn't be more pleasant to work with."

Claire + Justin