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.







The Sackets Harbor Ballroom is a somewhat hidden gem when it comes to historic places to have your intimate wedding or elopement. It’s nestled right in the downtown area of Sackets Harbor with easy access to scenic places such as the Sackets Harbor Battlefield and the Lake Ontario shoreline. No matter the time of year, […]

November 5, 2022

Sackets Harbor Ballroom Wedding

When I was presented the chance to document S + R’s wedding in the Ashdown Forest in East Sussex England, I couldn’t contain my excitement. Their day was filled to the brim with so many amazing details, locations, and their amazing love story. Their wedding was the perfect ending to my travel abroad this year […]

October 28, 2022

Ashdown Forest Wedding

Y’all thought I was joking when I said I wanted to photograph a chicken wedding, eh? It makes sense when you think about it:I love photographing weddings, and;I love chickens.Therefore, a chicken wedding was inevitable. Now, real talk, this isn’t the kind of content that you usually see from me. But let’s be real, this […]

October 24, 2022

Backyard Chicken Wedding

When V reached out to me inquiring if I had her chosen wedding date available, I had to do a double take. The date she shared with me was only 3 weeks away. She then mentioned that she had booked time at the Taughannock Falls Overlook for their ceremony. I had intentionally not booked anything […]

October 16, 2022

Taughannock Falls Small Wedding

C + J both live in another state and decided to have their intimate wedding on the shores of Lake Ontario with their closest friends and family. They booked a quaint bed and breakfast in Cape Vincent, Maple Grove, for themselves and their immediate family. Having everyone centralized made things a little easier for their […]

September 17, 2022

Intimate Lake Ontario Wedding

A beautiful, intimate wedding along the St. Lawrence river in Clayton, NY.

February 21, 2022

Clayton Winery Small Wedding

Boldt Castle is always a stunning venue throughout the north country summer for your intimate wedding.

July 21, 2021

Boldt Castle Intimate Wedding

Let me start by saying that I’ve known Adam for roughly a decade, if not a little longer than a decade. He and I worked together at GameStop (yes, ya girl worked there for a hot minute!) and I’ve always enjoyed his humor and company. So when he reached out and asked if I would […]

September 13, 2020

Downtown Syracuse Micro-Wedding

In the mountains of Vermont, this amazing couple exchanged their vows on a late summer day.

September 8, 2020

Corey + Ryan: Intimate Wedding In Rochester, Vermont

Planning a Watertown small wedding can be really difficult, but when you add in the obstacles that COVID presented, it can feel near impossible. Drew reached out to me roughly 2 days prior to their celebration date wanting to know if I would be interested in capturing some photos of him and his wife in […]

September 5, 2020

Alexa + Drew: Surprise Micro-Wedding in Watertown, NY