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.







A more personal blog post detailing why I chose to become an elopement photographer.

Why I Became an Elopement Photographer

Foreword: This is going to be a significantly lengthy blog entry. I hope you do take the time to read through it, because increasing your awareness is never a bad thing. Especially when it comes to increasing visibility for sexual orientation minorities so that we can be mindful of how we interact with, describe, or […]

Yes, I’m asexual. No, I’m not broken.

I realize that it’s been a relative hot minute since I’ve shared any blog posts, or content on any of my socials lately. Many of you already know that I am (was) a psychology doctoral student – well, as of last Friday, I am officially Dr. Donna Marie! I successfully defended my dissertation – which […]

Ya girl is officially, Dr. Donna Marie.

Hey there, friend! If you’re here that means you’re interested in learning a little bit more about yours truly! Which is great! More than anything, I want to make sure that we vibe because life’s too short to be around people where you feel like you can’t be yourself. I’m not going to be everyone’s […]

Who in the heck is Donna Marie?

So, some of you may or may not know about a particular Mr. Darcy in my life. (Not the Mr. Darcy who trounces around in clingy pants circa BBC’s 1995 Pride and Prejudice mini series – but the same namesake all the same.) I write this on my Mr. Darcy’s hatchday; he’s now a year […]

The Story of Mr. Darcy…

Here’s the truth of the matter: the people you choose to invite to witness your vow exchange and be present in the moment in which you dedicate your lives to one another—it’s a privilege for them to be there—it’s not a right.

Planning Your Wedding: Don’t Let Family Bully You