Donna Marie

PHOTO CO.

Donna Marie

Artist in residence

Embrace your own brand of weird

Helping couples just like you

I’m Donna Marie—the introverted, hella awkward + nerdy, all about the vibes and adventure(ish) soul that you can typically find behind the camera (rather than in front of it). I'm here to serve + empower all the introverted, awkward in-front-of-the-lens, adventure(ish) couples who want to have an authentic, non-traditional wedding experience across upstate New York.

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Your

best freakin' day ever

SAY NO TO RUN-OF-THE-MILL
SAY YES TO THE 

What matters most are the emotions you experience as your wedding day unfolds. Whether that be in a place with easy to reach epic views, or any place or location that embodies who you are as a couple. I’m your go-to gal when you decide to take back control of your wedding day.

kirby plushies

21

tiny rooster

1

hours in Bloodborne

6k+

plants owned

42

your real af story teller

fun facts

+ INFJ/5w4
+ Kirby Obsessed
+ Wife + Mother

+ Chicken Mama
+ Houseplant Lover
+ Gaming Nerd

I truly believe how you get married matters

+ Published Psychology PhD
+ Bird Aficionado
+ Leo Sun/Taurus Moon/Sag Rising

My values

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Human Rights

I am a firm supporter in LGBTQIA+ rights and any discrimination is not tolerated. When you’re with me, you’re in a safe space. Trans women are women. Trans men are men. Your sexual orientation is valid. Your gender expression is valid. All of my preferred vendors are also LGBTQIA+ friendly/inclusive—bigotry can’t sit with us.

Diversity + Inclusivity

Real couples are more than the white-washed, cisgendered, traditional couples you all too often see in wedding publications. The wedding industry isn’t always welcoming to those who stand outside of heteronormative expectations—I’m here for you. Straight-passing or not, conventional or otherwise, your love story is welcome here.

Environmental Justice

Protecting the environment is reflected in my business and personal life with informed consumerism, Leave No Trace ethical practices, carbon neutral travel practices, and ethical living. Also, 5% of your package is donated to The National Audubon Society—because let's be real, I love birds and you should too.

Raw
Real
EMOTIVE
NARRATIVE
unobtrusive
IMPERFECTLY PERFECT

My photography approach

If you're unashamedly quirky, nerdy, and love all thing eclectic—I'm ready to be your go-to gal! I’m the kind of person who wears mismatched socks, needs a paper planner to feel like an adult, and who’s favorite animal is: Bird (yep. ALL of them.) Want to make my day? Gift me a feather you found that I don’t already have in my feather collection.

I’m an adventure(ish) gal with an adventurous soul. I’ve lived in northern New York for the last 20 years and I’ll never get tired of exploring the state I get to call home. I’m all about the views that are easy to reach and still take your breath away. If you’re here to hire me for your chicken wedding (yes, just like dogs who get married)—we need to talk, like, yesterday. ʸᵒᵘ ˡᵃᵘᵍʰ ˡⁱᵏᵉ ᴵ’ᵐ ʲᵒᵏⁱⁿᵍ

Calling all quirky, nerdy couples!

Read: Yes, I'm asexual.
No, I'm not broken.

Dream Destination

Machu Picchu

Because Ace visibility is imperative

Currently Listening

currently playing

The Quarry

have passport,
will travel for love

JAN

Feb

may

Apr

jun

jul

aug

sep

oct

nov

dec

Orlando, FL

mar

Iceland + UK

Acadia NP

Banff, Alberta

Let's adventure together

2022 travel schedule