Dana and Jon were married in the back yard of her family home in McKinleyville, California. Dana got ready in her high school bedroom! We kicked things off with an early ish morning first look on Moonstone Beach and were wished well by long weekend partiers that never went to bed. The ever dapper and always sassy Toby was the ring bearer. Yes, to all of the wedding dogs. Unless you have something against dogs. And then we probably can’t be friends. The ceremony also included a brief intermission to remove a bee from Dana’s dress. Such is the peril of the backyard wedding. Also, let it now be stated that I’m a total 1000% cliche and I will definitely cry during any and all mother-son dances. Yep.
Kate Donaldson is a fine art wedding and elopement photographer based in Arcata, California. Serving Humboldt County, San Francisco and Mendocino. Specializes in creative portraits paired with cinematic moments creating vibrant, soulful, unscripted wedding photography. Humboldt County is home but available for travel.