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.
During my time out west, I had the pleasure of meeting with several amazing couples and got to learn their love stories, and about who they were as a couple. It was my pleasure to accompany several couples along on their Colorado adventure sessions and help them create some magic.
Tara + Cam have been together for years and are in the initial stages of planning an intimate wedding. So they reached out wanting to get some practice being photographed. They weren’t sure how they would do in front of a camera, but let me tell you they NAILED it. The two of them are from Utah and drove roughly 3.5 hours to meet up at Loveland Pass for their adventure session. I truly could not be more thankful to have met them and create art with them.
We had so much fun taking in the sights and adventuring around Loveland Pass. The light could not have been more perfect. I love golden hour, but it’s incredibly different when up on a mountain pass. There’s a term for when the mountains are lit up in a golden glow: Alpenglow. It lights up the west face of the mountains and gives a golden glow to nearly everything in the area. It’s truly one of the most amazing phenomenon that I’ve been able to witness in my lifetime.
There’s just something about being almost 12k feet in altitude that changes how the light plays with shadows. And a Colorado adventure session is bound to be filled with wonder, beauty and breathtaking moments.
Enjoy these favorite moments from their Adventure Session.