Northern California Wedding Photographer

Wedding and elopement photography based in Humboldt County, CA

Wedding portraits in Humboldt State Redwoods

Art & Story Forward

You are magic seekers. Blue hour lovers and wanderers in the mist. Occasional mermaids and sentimental rebels. Time poured into the cups of your favorite people is never wasted.

This is more than a day, this is a brief and bright universe brimming with meaningful encounters and shared experiences. Your photographs celebrate the little moments and the big feelings, empathic and lyrical.

Bride and groom light sparklers on Luffenholtz beach with parents
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Elope in the Redwoods

Curate your personal and intentional adventure in the tall trees.

Bride in fitted lace low back dress holds hands with groom in grey suit during their wedding ceremony in the Redwood National Park
Black and white portrait of bride and groom under an umbrella walking through a carpet of fallen leaves in Redwood National Park
Nontraditional bride in a black gown twirls on the breeze on a Northern California beach
Bride walks down redwood pathway with parents before wedding ceremony
Newly married couple cuddles with their dog and cat on a Victorian love seat in a flower field at their back yard wedding in the Trinity Mountains of Northern California
Late summer dahlia bouquet with velvet ribbon held by newly married person in fitted modern wedding gown at sunset on Luffenholtz Beach in Northern California

Kind Words

Katee & Sky

“Kate, I don’t even know how to express to you how much these photos mean to us. They are just all. so. damn. beautiful.”

You captured the laughter, the tears in our eyes, you truly captured the heart of our wedding.”

Portrait of Northern California wedding photographer Kate Donaldson

Real And Sentimental

After all, this is about you. I want you to feel seen and celebrated. I want you to take up space. With joy and intention. Your wedding photos will feel fully and completely like you. Cue the happy tears and four letter words because you can’t script joy like this. The most beautiful moments are found and felt; the photographs you cherish are the same.

Trinidad, California

Cliffside Wedding at the Lost Whale Inn

Samoa, CA

From Wedding Rock to Oyster Beach

Images that make you feel more than you see. Something intangible, a tenderness that reaches up through your rib cage and nestles in the hollow of your throat.

Kind Words

Hannah & Jared

“Her skill as a photographer is only surpassed by her kindness and the joy that she is to be around.”

Kate is pure magic.”

Newly married couple in formal wedding attire embrace atop a large rock on a cloudy day with Trinidad State Beach and a stormy sea in the back ground.

A wedding day that doesn’t feel like a performance