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large wedding vs small wedding vs elopement
Deciding on whether to have a large wedding is not solely based on how many people you know and love. It also heavily depends on the type of experience you want to share with your partner throughout the wedding planning process and the wedding day itself.
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.
Las Vegas is known for its stunning lights, iconic landmarks, and vibrant energy. And there’s no better place to capture that essence than Fremont Street. For one newly eloped couple, the magic of Fremont Street was perfect in helping them capture newlywed portraits together. N + M eloped in December, but they didn’t quite get […]
K + C decided that they wanted to have a quiet and private wedding experience and thus they decided to elope. When they reached out to me, they expressed interest in the Lake Placid area and specifically requested a short mountain hike for their vow reading. I quickly got to work scouring the area for […]
Gem + Jethro reached out to me via Instagram just a couple days before the end of November and shared with me that they wanted to elope in NYC mid-December. Immediately, I was like mid-December? That’s just a couple weeks away! My second thought was Is this real? I never get inquiries via Insta. Real […]
Your wedding. Your rules. That’s the long and short of it, truly. If you’re wanting to do something “unconventional” for your wedding, do it. Don’t let others tell you that it’s ridiculous, silly, or strange. Embrace your uniqueness and do something that means something to you and your partner. It doesn’t matter how strange, or […]
Sometimes, just sometimes, we read a novel or watch a movie (or tv series for that matter) and fall in love. Whether that be with one of the characters, the costuming, the cinematography, the music, or something more. That newly found love can be used to add special inspiration to your own wedding day. Bridgerton […]
When A+T reached out to me back in January of this year sharing that they were interested in a Cazenovia area elopement, I was excitedly on-board. As I got to know them, I was blown away by the love story they shared with me in our time together. They met initially at their college sanctioned […]