Donna Marie


Love stories told by Donna Marie

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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.







Recently I had the absolute honor of traveling to Reykjavík, Iceland with the most amazing couple, S+M. It was my first time to Iceland and I have to say now that I’m home again, I’m already planning a return trip. I was left in complete awe of the natural beauty, the weather, the food, and […]

August 4, 2022

Þórsmörk Iceland Adventure Session

Sometimes the best moments in life are the simple ones. The moments that happen naturally between you and your partner. While it’s great having photos on your walls of you and your partner dressed up super nice while in a super scenic location, sometimes capturing the real and the organic is just as beautiful. The […]

June 7, 2022

Why an In-Home Session is a MUST

If you’ve never been to Green Lakes State Park, please do yourself the favor and pay it a visit. It’s truly a natural wonder of a location and it’s primed with amazing locations for stunning portraits.

February 21, 2022

Green Lakes Adventure Session

Erica reached out wanting to book an engagement session as she and her now fiancé, Chad, were finally going to have time together. She was going to be in northern New York over the holidays for two reasons. First, to spend time with her partner and begin planning her move to the area. And second, […]

January 18, 2022

Winter Fields Engagement Session

An adventure session doesn’t mean you have to leave the house for your portraits if you don’t want to. You can absolutely create some amazing photos staying in!

December 20, 2021

Intimate In-Home Session Watertown, NY

Adam and his girlfriend, Danielle had been together for roughly 5 years and he wanted to ask her to be his wife, so he reached out wanting to set up a surprise proposal. He had the help of Danielle’s good friend Selin to ensure that the planning of the surprise wasn’t spoiled.

November 18, 2021

Surprise Proposal: Brewster Inn Cazenovia, NY

I met up with Katelin + Michael at the Great Sand Dunes National Park. We spent an amazing evening exploring the area with moody skies, a perfect wind, and comfortable temps.

September 17, 2021

Great Sand Dunes National Park Adventure

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 […]

July 19, 2021

Colorado Adventure: Loveland Pass

Please make date nights at the local county fair a more popular thing.

July 18, 2021

Date Night at the Jefferson County Fair

Let me tell you, deciding to take on a Utah adventure is never a bad thing. There are so many beautiful locations and they’re so vastly different than my home of New York, leaving me in awe. Jax was the cousin of the bride at a wedding that I second shot in Carbondale, Colorado. And […]

July 4, 2021

Utah Adventure: Dead Horse Point Overlook