Amanda and Will twirl on Luffenholtz Beach at golden hour following their redwood coast elopement on the Avenue of the Giants.

Based in Humboldt County

Photographs as unique as your love story

The moments you truly cherish are unscripted. The hand that always reaches for yours in the dark. A kiss on the collarbone as golden hour slides into dusk. Split second poems written with eyelashes. Vibrant, soulful, cinematic wedding photography for extraordinary couples.


Offerings

Weddings

An organic approach to storytelling coupled with a cinematic sensibility ensures that you feel fully present and immersed in this once in a lifetime experience.

I photograph intuitively and empathically, tapping into the energy of your celebration and the kaleidoscope of emotion that accompanies a wedding day.

Collections Include

Ongoing consultation and coordination; timeline construction; preferred vendor directory; planning guides, an online gallery to download your finished images from and share with family and friends; unlimited personal printing rights.

Kate is absolutely amazing! I can be quite camera shy and Kate made me and my husband feel totally at ease like we were with an old friend.

Redwood National Park Elopement; Ruthie & StevIN

Collections Include

Ongoing consultation and coordination; timeline construction; preferred vendor directory; location savvy, permit advice, planning guides, an online gallery to download your finished images from and share with family and friends; unlimited personal printing rights.

Elopements

There is something truly ethereal about vowing forever in a misty redwood cathedral.

Whether you choose to celebrate alone together or include your closest family and friends, your redwoods elopement will be one for the books.

You’ve been captivated by photographs of redwood weddings and you know you want to elope in Humboldt but planning feels a bit daunting. I’ve got you. We’ll chat about your vision and craft your ideal elopement day together. I’ll even bring the champagne for golden hour on the coast.

Stop looking. You have found your photographer.”

prairie creek redwoods elopement; Gia + Adam

Portraits

Engagement, pre-wedding, anniversary or day after session. Whatever the season of your life, the here and now deserves to be celebrated. Let’s commemorate this wild, messy and heartbreakingly beautiful human existence together. 

Collections Include

Ongoing consultation and coordination; location recommendations; preferred vendor directory; session guide, an online gallery to download your finished images from and share with family and friends; unlimited personal printing rights.

Sessions start at $950

Bride in dress with lace details kisses groom on forehead on Prairie Creek Redwoods trail
Engagement session with a pink gown in the Arcata Community Forest in Humboldt County

Additional Offerings

Art Books

Your memories treated with reverence. Revisit your wedding day or portrait session with an heirloom art book. Printed with archival inks on museum quality paper.

Prints & Ephemera

I am a firm believer that your legacy deserves to be celebrated daily. Make your most precious moments a daily touchstone with fine art prints, gallery wall arrangements or large scale canvases.

35mm Film

Learning to shoot, process and print black and white film in my high school dark room set the stage for my college major in photography. Over the years I have embraced the digital medium but I’m drawn to the slow, meditative, and sometimes unpredictable magic of film. Let me know if you’d like to add a roll or two to your wedding or session.

A signed contract and a non-refundable 40% session fee will lock in your date. The balance is due one month prior to your wedding.

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.

The easy answer is whatever makes you feel amazing. While I encourage all of the showstopper moments, feeling like the best version of yourself has a tremendous impact on your portraits. Of course, I also have a portrait session outfit guide along with a Pinterest inspiration board.

The term “golden hour” is tossed around like photographic confetti and with good reason. The hour or two just before sunset generally offer the softest light of the day, eliminating strong shadows and harsh glare. The morning twilight just before sunrise provides a similar effect. That said, gorgeous photographs can be created at any time of day so please don’t panic if you find yourself dealing with a particularly tight schedule.

A full wedding gallery contains a curated selection that features only the highest quality images – approximately 50 to 70 images per hour of wedding coverage is typical. The exact number of final images will vary with the nature of the event.

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.