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I'm Donna Marie + I'm here to guide and empower couples just like you in saying "yes" to an intentional and authentic New York wedding experience. Your wedding day should reflect who you are—not your parents, your great aunt, or anyone else. Ever. 

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Couples

Welcome to the blog

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Erica reached out to me wanting to book an engagement session as she and her now fiancé, Chad, were finally going to have some time together. She planned on visiting northern New York to spend quality time with her partner over the holidays, see the new home they purchased together, and begin planning her move […]

Adventure Session: Erica + Chad Engagement

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Your own adventure session can be anything you want it to be, whether that be in home, out camping, or doing anything else that you love doing with your partner. You can opt to have an adventure session close to home, or make a weekend trip out of the experience and explore one of many gorgeous places throughout New York.

Adventure Session: Intimate In-Home Session Watertown, NY

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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.

Surprise Proposal: Brewster Inn Cazenovia, NY

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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.

Adventure Session: Great Sand Dunes National Park

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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. Tara + Cam have been together for years and are in the initial stages of planning an intimate wedding. So they reached out wanting to […]

Colorado Adventure Session: Loveland Pass

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Adventure sessions are couples’ photography sessions, yes. But adventure sessions don’t always mean the adventure is a hike. The adventure is anything that the couple wants it to be: canoeing, roller skating, wandering around some botanical gardens. And in the case of Andi + Steve, their adventure was a date night at the Jefferson County […]

Adventure Session: Date Night at the Jefferson County Fair

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Jax was the cousin of the bride at a wedding that I second shot in Carbondale, Colorado. And her fiancé, Jed, knew that Sarah and I were shooting the wedding, so he reached out ahead of time to see if we would be down for doing an adventure session with them as a surprise gift […]

Utah Adventure Session: Dead Horse Point Overlook

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This year I had the amazing opportunity to travel out west for two weeks and I have to say it was seriously one of the best experiences in my life. I visited so many National Parks for the first time, and I am excited to visit many more in the future. While out and about, […]

Colorado Adventure Session: Ouray Sunset Date Night

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There’s not much that I love more than being able to adventure around the North Country with a couple. I met Jessica + Anthony last year during my Summer Sesh Minis event and we all just clicked. They are the cutest family, with the most adorable kids and I love being able to photograph them. […]

Adventure Session: Salmon River Falls, NY

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A dreamy lakeside sunset adventure session on Lake Ontario in northern NY.

Adventure Session: Lake Ontario Sunset