Wedding Photographer based in Humboldt County, California

You are magic seekers. Blue hour lovers and redwood romantics. Your wedding day is a deeply thoughtful and intentional rendering of your greatest love story. I can’t stop time but I can absolutely take you back.

Two brides descend the stairs at Benbow Inn in Humboldt County

Your wedding day will slide by in a kaleidoscope of little moments and big feelings

I want you to remember them all.

Captivated by found moments

Drawn to the undone, the non-traditional and the unscripted. Bright jewels of feeling held in your hands like beach glass. Images that linger in your memory long after the music fades. So beautiful it breaks my heart is a family catchphrase that has become deeply embedded in my work.

Portrait of Humboldt wedding photographer Kate Donaldson

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

Hannah & Jared

Bride pauses after putting ring on grooms finger during redwood national forest wedding ceremony

Redwood National Park Elopement

Prairie Creek Redwoods

Fieldbrook Garden Wedding

Fieldbrook, California

Newlyweds cutting cake at back yard wedding in California.

Bride in straw flower crown hugs groomsman while groom holds dress in redwoods

Pamplin Grove Redwood Forest Wedding

HumBoldt Redwoods state park

Redwood Elopements

A modern fairytale in a cathedral of ancient redwood trees. Walk hand in hand down an aisle lined in ferns. An intimate celebration distilled to only the most meaningful and personal elements.

Redwood wedding portraits in Founders Grove.



A good connection has a domino effect on your images. Your trust and comfort ensure magic falls into place.



You’ll receive a tailored proposal based on our conversation.



Your wedding day will be filled with intention and emotion. Let’s focus on what matters to you most.

Bride leads groom through their flower fields at golden hour near the Trinity mountains in Humboldt County