Donna Marie

PHOTO CO.

Booking couples who want to keep it real

When you chose to have a small, intimate wedding, you're choosing experience + intention over the pomp and circumstance of a large production wedding.

an intentional way to say "I do"

Small weddings are all about the emotions you experience, and handcrafting your wedding to be intentional, meaningful, and intimate. Choose meaning + memories over cookie cutter wedding days.

keep it real, keep it you

What is an intimate or small wedding? An intimate or small wedding is a lot like a traditional wedding, but with way more intention, and a way smaller guest list.

Be intentional about who you invite, what you do together, and how the day unfolds. Rather than stress over 100+ guests, you're scaling it down while keeping the vibes strong. Why? Because you're ready to spend your wedding day focusing on you and your partner, which is what a wedding should be about.

Whether you're getting married in your backyard, or at a more traditional wedding venue—I'm ready to dream, scheme, and plan along with you! Have a day that reflects who you and your partner are authentically. No matter how you decide to get married, make sure it's true-to-you!

So you've decided to keep it real

let's adventure together

VIdeography: Donna Marie Photo Co.

Imagine:

You wake up.
It's your wedding day.
But instead of feeling stressed,
You feel relaxed.
You and your best friend are going to be married.
You enjoy a quiet morning with your small crew.
You've decided your day will go how you want.
And then you see each other in your wedding attire.
You'll pledge yourselves to one another. 
In an incredibly meaningful location of your choosing.

You pay attention to details, but you don't get caught up in perfection—preferring the messy + the real.

You have a small crew that you'd rather share your wedding day with versus 100+ guests.

You're ready to scale back the pomp and circumstance in favor of experience over expense.

Why opt for a small wedding?

Your ideal date night is a night in with cozy blankets, a good movie (or video game), and good food.

Let's link up

design a meaningful experience

Relationships are key

Capture the realness

Do what feels good

Donna was absolutely wonderful to work with! As a couple who does not take many pictures, she instantly made us feel comfortable and let us be ourselves. We chose Donna to be our photographer not only based on her moody and beautiful photos but her focus on values and experiences- all of which spoke to us. The photos were absolutely stunning and delivered to us the very next day. I could not recommend Donna enough to be your photographer for your wedding.

us feel comfortable!"

"She instantly made

Erica + Mike
An Antique Boat Museum Wedding

Donna photographed my wedding this past weekend, and her work took my breath away. Not only was she an incredibly attentive photographer, and captured every moment, she kept me calm throughout the day. She was always there to keep me positive and went out of her way to do so. I can only hope Donna had as much fun as we did with her this past weekend. We are forever grateful.

my Breath away!"

"Her work took

Hanna + Logan
A lincoln Loft wedding

I don't even know where to begin. She worked with us to create a bespoke package that was exactly what we were looking for and was within our budget. The "getting ready" shots were non-intrusive for such a crucial time and she was so efficient with getting what she needed together. I don't remember seeing her flitting around getting every angle but I see the proof in our photos. When it was time for my new husband and I to step away for our photos, she was easy going and gave us direction but let us have fun with the photos.

is shown in every single photo!"

"Our comfort and ease

Lauren + Adam
A franklin square wedding

Once you're officially booked, you'll receive access to The Couples' Lounge—a info-packed series of guides, checklists, timeline examples, planning organization PDFs, how-to videos and more to help make the wedding planning process WAY easier so that you can focus on what's really important on your wedding day.

I've been to a wedding or two (or 173 of them) and you get to reap the benefits of my knowledge and expertise.

The Couples'
Lounge

WEDDING PLANNING. MADE EASY.

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.

+ Access to The Couples' Lounge: A planning and resource portal for all of my couples that includes all my years of experience and knowledge on wedding and elopement planning.

A Personalized Celebration 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 celebration, 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. 🎉🎉

+ 4 hours of coverage Sun-Thurs only
+ Travel within 60 miles of Adams, NY included

Micro weddings

03.

+ 8-12 hours of coverage
+ Multi-day coverage available
+ Engagement session
+ Travel within NY included

New York weddings

02.

+ 8-12 hours of coverage
+ Multi-day coverage available
+ Engagement session
+ Standard travel fees included

Destination weddings

01.

Inquire for pricing

Starting at $3,800

Starting at $2,000

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available add-ons

+ Second photographer
+ Engagement Session
+ Day-After Session
+ Wooden keepsake box & USB
+ Albums
+ GIFS
+ 4-7 minute highlight video (Coming in 2023)

portfolio

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While I do specialize in elopements and small weddings, if you're drawn to my style and vibe with who I am as a person, I'm down for celebrations of any size. If you think we'd be a good fit, reach out and let's chat. I'd love to see how I can help you document your larger wedding!

01. Do you take on larger celebrations?

A small wedding is a wedding celebration with 50 or fewer guests. Opting for a small wedding means you reduce the amount of traditional expectations in favor of heightened connection and experience with your partner. You may not want a large crowd at your wedding day, but you don't want a "Just Us" elopement experience either. 

02. What is a small wedding?

Then by all means keep them! When we work together to craft your wedding day, you and your partner's experience are the epicenter of my priorities. So if you want to keep some traditional touches, you get to keep those traditional touches. You and your partner decide on what traditions you'd like to include in your day and I'll document them unobtrusively for you.

03. What if we want to keep some traditions?

I am absolutely here to help you along with the planning process—whether that be for your "Just Us" elopement, 50 guest intimate wedding, or just-because adventure session. 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?

Transparently, I'm biased. I will always say opt for more coverage time. This is because you're asking me to come along and document your experience not just a list of things that happen on your wedding day. Just because you're eloping doesn't mean you should settle for 3-4 hours of photography coverage. Because then you're only telling 3-4 hours of your entire wedding day experience together.

05. How much coverage will we need?

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 wedding 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

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