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.







When it comes to elopement planning, there aren’t quite as many details to stress over versus a traditional wedding. BUT that doesn’t mean an elopement plans itself—there are still a few things that you will need to figure out before your celebration day.

The Elopement Planning Checklist

Maybe you already know that you want to elope, or maybe you and your partner haven’t yet decided but you know that a big traditional wedding is a hard pass. Either way, you’re curious in knowing what a perfect elopement timeline would look like.

Elopement Timeline: How to Nail It

If you’re thinking about having an adventurous elopement for your wedding day, but you’re not the most adventurous person—is it possible to still have one? Short answer: Hell yes.

An Adventurous Elopement for the Adventure(ish)

Eloping isn’t the same kind of in-secret affair that it was decades ago. These days it means a couple is free to do so much more for their wedding day.

What is an Elopement? Busting Elopement Myths

With an incredibly diverse landscape, eloping in New York can mean exploring breathtaking locations. But, we want to preserve these wild locations so that they can be enjoyed in the future. What I’ll talk about here is something that should be come inherent in our behaviors when enjoying wilderness, natural parks, or the outdoors in […]

How to Leave No Trace While Eloping in New York

Telling your family that you’re eloping can be stressful—especially if they have ideas of how your wedding should be taking place. There are a number of ways you can deliver the news and still avoid the drama that’s stressing you out. Here are a few of them.

How to Tell Your Family You’re Eloping