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.







Up here in the north country, time feels like it moves a little slower. We don’t have the bustling cityscapes like your typical urban metropolis. But that doesn’t mean that we don’t have some amazing downtown locations for elopement photos. Firstly, not only is The Lincoln Loft & Studio a gorgeous venue right in the center of Watertown, NY, but it’s nestled right in the heart of the downtown square. This means there are many tucked away and hidden locales for portraits all within walking distance. So if you’re in need of an event venue, it is absolutely worth while to scope out The Lincoln Loft & Studio for your Watertown elopement.

Also, fellow photogs, don’t let shooting in direct light deter you! We set off in blazing 90 degree weather at 3 in the afternoon and were still able to capture some breathtaking shots. You just have to get creative, or find areas tucked away with some shade. Not only did I love creating with Cecilia + Jonah, but I learned so much about the capabilities of my new camera body/lens set up.

I truly do wish that more couples would opt for having a Watertown elopement, or Watertown area elopement. There are so many amazing places, activities, and locations to explore for your elopement day.

The team:
Host, Specialty Rentals & Styling: @prettylittlevintageco
Venue: @thelincolnloftandstudio
Florals: @jenns_sticks_and_stems
Hair Stylist: @maceemariehair
MUA: @kelseydaroumua
Cakes & Sweets: @venus_marie_sweets
Calligraphy & Stationery: @gmcalligraphy
Dress: @rawgoldenrentals
Models: @ceceliafaith_ @zero_to_hero52





Downtown Watertown Elopement

"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