Humboldt Fine art
wedding photography

CONTACT

work with me

Your wedding day will slide by in a kaleidoscope of little moments and big feelings —  I want you to remember them all. 

HOW IT WORKS

My PROCESS

01

Connect

We can do this two ways: shoot me a detailed email with the where, why, how and OMG or we can hop on a video call to chat through your vision and make sure we vibe. 

02

booking

Once we've had a chance to connect, I will send you a full proposal that includes your contract and invoice in one handy piece of digital wizardry. Make your selections and we're off to the races. 

03

PLANNING + CONSULTATIONS

I'll work with you or your planner to ensure your vision is on track and that I'm crystal clear about your wedding day priorities. (Soaking up every second!)

04

PreWedding SESSION

Stepping in front of my lens before the big day gives you a sense of how I work and gives me insight to how the two of you interact outside of the wedding spotlight.

05

YOUR WEDDING

I'm there every step of the way to make sure the little moments and big feelings are captured so you can focus on your friends and family.

by the numbers

AT A GLANCE

25

THE NUMBER OF

WEDDINGS WE SHOOT PER YEAR

15k

THE NUMBER OF

MILES WE DROVE LAST YEAR

95%

THE NUMBER OF

OUR COUPLES WHO DO FIRST LOOKS

24

THE NUMBER OF

GROOMS THAT CRied. HARD.

9

THE NUMBER OF

COUNTRIES we've traveled to

25

THE NUMBER OF

ALBUMS we deliver annually

I am so happy with the photos from our wedding, I can not sing Kate Donaldon's praises enough. 

She was accommodating, patient, kind, knowledgable and funny! Our pictures are absolutely beautiful! She captured moments I never even knew happened. Her technique is remarkable and her ability to catch every moment is to be commended. I will be using her again and am more than happy to travel to her... she's that good!!

Sarah & Brandon

Kate is an absolute joy to work with and her work is absolutely beautiful.

 She was very helpful with recommendations on locations and I could not be happier with my photos! I would recommend her to anyone!

Natalie & Brian

Kate made us feel very comfortable and never made us get into those weird wedding poses that that you've seen a million times before. 

She captured our personality and let us be a weird and goofy as we wanted to be. If I ever get remarried, I'll hire Kate again!

Phoebe & Dave

There are not enough words to describe how amazing Kate is, but I will do my best!

From the moment we sat down with Kate, my husband and I knew that she was the one we wanted to photograph our wedding. She is so down to earth and easy to talk to, and we both instantly felt at ease. Kate is super responsive and great at communicating through every step of the process. Kate's presence on our wedding day only added joy and love, and my husband and I had so much fun just hanging out with her while she took photos. We just received our finished photos and they are GORGEOUS!! I don't feel that I generally photograph well, but Kate made me feel so at ease, and the pictures are even more beautiful than I could have hoped for. Kate is the wedding photographer that every couple should have. I am so grateful to have been able to work with her, and I will recommend her services over and over again. Thank you again, Kate!! You are amazing and we are so thankful for you!

Cassie & Benjamin

What is your pricing?

Because every celebration is unique,  weddings and elopements are quoted on an individual basis and curated to reflect the particulars of your event as well as the scope of coverage needed. Reach out to custom tailor your quote.

What is your approach?

Thoughtful planning provides flexibility. I am very hands on in regards to timeline construction and believe a framework allows the day to unfold naturally. Tracking the details allows me to center your comfort, presence and immersion in the magic of it all.

How do we make it official?

A signed contract and a non-refundable 50% retainer will lock in your date. The balance is due three weeks prior to your wedding. In order to serve my clients fully, I take on a limited number of weddings each year. 

Do you use a shot list?

I will use a shot list for family and group photos. Beyond that, we will carefully review any special people, planned moments, or unique details that you would like photographed. Having this information beforehand prepares me to capture your day in an organic, unobtrusive fashion while still minding the details.

Will we receive Every photo?

Your final gallery contains a curated selection - approximately 70 to 90 images per hour of coverage - that features only the highest quality images. Your gallery is carefully culled to remove blinking, inadvertent sloth impressions and repetitive sequences.

can You Tailor a collection?

I'm happy to provide a bespoke collection to suit your particular celebration. Get in touch to discuss your vision.

What about bad weather?

I have photographed ceremonies in torrential downpours and wandered many a wild and windy beach for engagement sessions. Navigating difficult weather is part of my professional skill set. While we can't reschedule your wedding on account of rain, we can definitely move an engagement session if you'd like to aim for sunnier skies.

How does copyright work?

All clients receive unlimited personal usage rights to their images. This means you are free to share and print your images. I retain full artistic copyright which ensures I am able to manage my brand, share my images and continue to book clients that connect with my work. I do understand that privacy can be a concern. In these cases, a 20% non disclosure fee will be implemented.

Does your pricing include travel fees?

Travel is not included in my collection pricing. A custom travel quote based on the location and number of shooting days will be added to your chosen collection. I prefer to handle all of my own travel arrangements.

FAQS

for the loud laughers

the little moments

and the big feelings

If you're looking for vibrant, artful imagery, but a well-organized and executed process, you're in luck. Let's connect and see if we're meant to be.

You look so good when you're laughing.

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