Donna Marie


Tell your love story
artistically + authentically

celebrate your love

Your love story should be documented through all the different stages of life—not just at your wedding. Whether you're looking for an engagement session, anniversary, surprise proposal, or just because, an adventure session is never a bad thing.

oh, so it's love

We will craft a session that encompasses exactly who you are as a couple whether that be going on a mountain hike, lounging beachside, or cooking dinner together in your underwear. We will create hella cute couples photos that showcase your love story where it is in this moment of time.

We were extremely nervous when it came to having our photos taken, however Donna Marie really made the experience so comfortable and amazing. We chose her because we wanted the intimate and authentic look, and we are so lucky that we did. The photographs that we received back are sincerely gorgeous and we have found our forever photographer! I can honestly say the entire experience was wonderful and we look forward to working with her again!

forever photographer!"

"We have found our

Jess + Lance
A green Lakes State Park Elopement

She felt like family the minute she walked in, and was able to create a fun, enjoyable relationship with our night while remaining completely professional. My husband and I hate having our pictures taken, and we cannot get over how many incredible photos Donna was able to capture of us truly enjoying ourselves with real smiles on our faces. Our entire wedding portfolio blew! us! away! I cannot to have Donna take our photos again ASAP!

enough wonderful things!

"I cannot say

Kelly + Mike
A Henderson Harbor Wedding

From the moment that we were first in contact, to our day-of photo shoots, to our experience ordering prints after our elopement, she continuously demonstrated that she was the exact right person for making our wedding day memorable, unique, and artfully documented. We initially selected her service because of the craft in her photography, but soon discovered that her amiable personality and willingness to support us every step of the way also set her apart.

with how she captured the day!"

"We are obsessed

Ashley + Tyler
A cazenovia elopement

Pop over to my Contact Form and fill me in on all the details! I'll send you my Session Investment Guide. If you don't have a specific date in mind for your session, we'll work together to find one!

the process

How it works

If you like what you see and think we'd be a good fit, we then get on a call (either phone, Zoom, or FT—your choice!) to make sure we vibe. I'll answer all your questions  and show you how I can document your love story.

We Chat!

Once your contract is signed and the retainer is paid, you'll be officially booked! I'll help you plan any and all details for our adventure together!

We make it official!

Your session day arrives and you fully enjoy every moment of the day that we've handcrafted together. Live in your love story authentically, I'll be there to document each moment.

We celebrate your love


Emotional, Honest, and Real Documentation by Donna Marie:

included in my services

What you'll get

 + From multiple phone calls, meetings, and questionnaires, to helping you every step of the way, my goal is to get to know you so that when your day arrives I document all the human, emotional, and real moments.

Unlimited Guides and Resources:    

 + Truly unlimited consultations and planning assistance including: location scouting, vendor recommendations, timeline building, what (and how) to pack, and activity suggestions.

A Personalized Portrait or Adventure Experience:   

 + No two couples are exactly the same, and neither are your love stories. Your experience with me will be truly personalized to reflect your and your partner in your most authentic form.

The Jaw-Dropping Photos and the Warm + Fuzzy Moments:

+ Your gallery will be filled with artistically edited photographs in my moody-earthy style. All the moments captured; from the big moments to the small ones.

+ You'll have personal printing rights to be able decorate the walls of your home with all your favorite moments.

+ Your online high-resolution gallery comes with unlimited downloads for you, family, and friends.

+ Within 24 hours after your session, you'll receive a gallery of sneak peeks because I'm just as excited as you are to see the art that we've created together.

No Extra or Hidden Fees:

+ Travel fees are included in each package because I want to be where your love story goes. All standard travel fees are always included.

At LEAST one 10 second dance party:

+ You'll also get at LEAST one 10 second dance party with me as an added bonus. 🎉

+ 1-2 hour session
+ Location scouting, wardrobe assistance + more
+ Travel within 60 miles of Adams, NY

Engagement Sessions


+ 3-4 hour session
+ Location scouting, wardrobe assistance + more
+ Travel within NY included

New York Adventure Sessions


+ 3-4 hour session
+ Location scouting, wardrobe assistance + more
+ Standard travel fees included

Destination Adventure Sessions


Inquire for pricing

Starting at $2,500

Starting at $650

Reach out

available add-ons

+ Charcuterie board + Champagne
+ Wooden keepsake box & USB
+ Albums
+ 4-7 minute highlight video
+ Extended travel for engagement sessions


see the

First things first: Adventure ≠ hiking. You don’t have to hike if that’s not your thing. Some couples live for it, others not so much. And that’s perfectly okay! Not hiking doesn’t mean you can’t have an adventurous or adventure(ish) experience. There are many options for couples who may not be avid hikers, such as spending a day on the boat, going fishing, camping, taking a stroll through Cornell's Botanical Gardens, or anything else that your heart desires. Hiking or not, I’ve gotchu.

01. Do we have to hike?

It can be a date night, a surprise proposal, an anniversary, or just because. You don't need a reason to book an adventure session! We will craft an adventure for you both to enjoy and I'll follow along with my camera in tow. From trail walking, to a night of stargazing, and anything in between, your session is about documenting an experience together.

02. What is an adventure session?

Truthfully? It will make for bomb-ass, dramatic photos. It will also make for a story. Think of the adventure. As long as the weather isn’t treacherous to travel in, your adventure session is still on. I’m particularly skilled at adjusting plans last minute. Together through the planning process, we will establish a set of backup plans that are just as good, if not better than the original.

03. what if it rains, snows, or weather turns bad?

I am absolutely here to help you in co-crafting an amazing adventure experience for you and your partner! First we'll figure out how long your adventure session should be (1-3 hours coverage). Then, I can be as involved as much or as little of the planning as you'd like—from location scouting to wardrobe assistance and every step in between, I've gotchu. 

04. Will you help us with planning?

Um... I'll probably be sad if you don't.
But for real, yes, you're absolutely welcome to bring your pet(s) along. Just make sure to let me know so that when I scout for locations, I make sure to only include locations that are pet-friendly! I'll also send over a guide on how to include your pet in your portrait session!

05. Can we bring our Pet(s)?

If you’re ready to start the booking process, drop me a line via my CONTACT FORM!! Next, I’ll send over my pricing guide based on what kind of experience you’re looking for. We also set up a time to chat as I want to get to know you, and your partner. Once we make sure we’re a good fit, and decide on which package you’d like, I will send over a contract for you to sign. After you’ve signed on the dotted line and paid the non-refundable retainer, you will be officially booked!! (The remaining balance is due 15 days prior to your wedding day. This can be broken up into smaller payments, or paid all at once—whichever is easiest for you!) 

06. How does booking work?

let the adventure begin!

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If you're thinking about going on an adventure for your elopement and want a nerdy photog to tag along, I'm more than ready. Especially if you're headed to one of my bucket list locations.

+ Bay of Fundy, Nova Scotia
+ Cliffs of Moher, Ireland
+ La Push Beach, Washington
+ Machu Picchu, Peru
+ Las Vegas, Nevada
+ Death Valley National Park, Nevada

ya girl has her bags packed, and passport ready

Travel Bucket List

Let's travel together!

+ Manila, Philippines
+ The Dolomites, Italy
+ Mount Cook, New Zealand
+ Barcelona, Spain

Location: Garden of the Gods