You don't need a special occasion.

Tell your love story artistically & authentically

You don't have to be celebrating a life milestone to document your love story. Preserve moments together as they are in the here and now. Time waits for no one, friend.

Just book the damn photoshoot. You won't regret it.

I'll help you create an entire date night, find locations for your session, and even help you with what to wear, should you like. All that matters is that you're going to have fun and create beautiful art together.

Document your love story just how it is...

You deserve to SEE the love you feel every day captured as beautiful, timeless art. Look back at the different moments of your relationship and FEEL the love, joy, and anticipation you felt in that moment.

These memories are magic, and you'll be able to feel that magic all over again when they're captured the right way. But that's my job. Your job is to live your best life during our time together.

be your true, wild, and weird selves.

All you have to do is

Tell your love story. No matter where you are in your relationship, document it in its current form. Decorate your home with amazing photos that you'll come to cherish for years.

Take a moment to be fully present with one another. Life gets busy, and sometimes we get caught up in daily minutiae. Booking an adventure session gives you the chance to slow down and take the time to do something you enjoy.

Explore somewhere new, or visit old favorites. Turn your session into a date night, or cross a hike off your "meaning to do" list. Our time together isn't spent with you just standing in front of a camera, posing. It's spent experiencing life.

Because all too often we find ourselves wishing we had taken more photos.

Why invest in a couples' or adventure session?

— Jessica + Lance | A Syracuse NY Adventure Session

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!

We have found our forever photographer!

— Ashley + Tyler | A Cazenovia, NY Elopement

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.

We are obsessed with how she captured the day!

06 Gallery Delivery

Within 24 hours you'll receive a sneak peek gallery of roughly 5-15 images that you're welcome to share with family and friends. Then within 10 business days, you'll receive your full gallery. You'll also get a personal print release to print alllll the things for your home!

05 Adventure Together

Treat your session like a date night, an adventure, or just a break from day-to-day. I'll document the connection you share with your partner no matter what we do.

04 Timeline Building

Once we have a location, and any activity (or activities) you'd like to include in your adventure, we'll work out a timeline that takes advantage of the best light. 

03 Planning Guidance

I'll be with you every step of the way. From finding the perfect location(s), activities, time of day, season, or wardrobe, I've gotchu. 

02 Make it Official

Once you've decided I'm your go-to gal, I'll send over a service proposal and contract for you to review. I do required a signed contract and non-refundable retainer to secure your session date. After that the planning fun begins!

01 Let's Chat

We’ll get to know one another, talk about the details of what you're envisioning, and I'll answer any questions you might have about working with me. By the end of our chat we'll know if we’re the best fit for each other.

The Process


From multiple phone calls, meetings, and questionnaires, to helping you plan the perfect evening together, my goal is to get to know you so that when your session arrives I document all the human, emotional, and real moments.

emotional, honest + real documentation by donna marie

included in each session collection

Truly unlimited consultations and planning assistance including: location scouting, wardrobe assistance, detail planning, what (and how) to pack if you're hiking, and activity suggestions. You won't be left hanging to figure it all out alone.

Unlimited consults + guidance

included in each session collection

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. We'll adventure together, laugh together, and most of all, I'll capture you with the love of your life in beautiful art.

a personalized session expereince

included in each session collection

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 (hosted online for 1 year) 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 you've helped me create.

the jaw dropping photos & the warm + fuzzy moments

included in each session collection

Travel fees are included in each package because I want to be where your love story goes. All standard travel fees are always included. You can choose a package that best suits your wants and needs, add on any details you'd like, or we can work together to create a bespoke package that fits you perfectly.

no extra or hidden fees

included in each session collection

+ 1-2 hour session 
+ Travel within 60 miles of Adams, NY included

Engagement Sessions, surprise proposals, or just because

the lovers

+ 3 hour session
+ Travel within NY included

New York Adventures

the wanderers

+ 4 hour session
+ Standard travel fees included

Nationwide Adventures

the explorers

Starting at $2,500

Starting at $1,800

Starting at $650

+ 4 hour session
+ Standard travel fees included

Worldwide Adventures

the excursionists

Starting at $3,200

Bespoke packages available

Reach out

available add-ons

+ Second photographer
+ 3-5 minute highlight video

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.

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

To start the booking process, reach out via my Contact Form and say hello! Then we chat to see if we're a good fit. After that, I'll send over a contract for you to sign. Once that's done and the retainer is paid, you'll be officially booked!

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: Livingston, MT