Donna Marie


Love stories told by Donna Marie

Need some inspiration, or help getting started with your own planning journey? 

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Hello there

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.







If a traditional wedding just doesn’t fit your vibe, eloping may be your answer. Here are some reasons couples opt to drop the tradition and elope instead.

10 Reasons Why You Should Elope Instead

Your wedding day is one of the most important and memorable days of your life, and finding the right wedding photographer is crucial to capturing all the special moments. But what happens when you and your partner don’t fit into the traditional mold? It’s important to find a wedding photographer who is not only skilled […]

Importance of Hiring an Inclusive Wedding Photographer

I will always encourage couples to have a First Look. You deserve the privacy to be present with one another to enjoy the day fully.

First Look: How To Pro Tips

(At least, what it’s like working with ME as your photographer.)

What it’s Like Working with a Photographer

(that don’t involve going to a bar.) Just because I’m a wedding photographer doesn’t mean I don’t help my couples think up amazing experiences for enjoyment. So that got me thinking… I could absolutely help couples explore truly fun Watertown, NY date night ideas! I’m always full of ideas that I want to share with […]

10 Watertown, NY Date Night Ideas

This is your chance to express your love, dedication, dreams, promises, and reiterate the life plans you share with your partner. You get to tell your half of your love story to your partner here, and it can leave you feeling vulnerable to do so.

How to Write Your Own Vows