Redwood coast elopement. Golden hour chaser. Spending time in the trees or dipping your toes in extremely cold water never fails to recenter at least a little bit of this bonkers world. Having grown up on wide open prairie, I still get giddy at the sight of the ocean. Courtney and Jeffrey split their romantic elopement session between Prairie Creek Redwoods and Luffenholtz Beach – two of my favorite Humboldt locations. The couple had a no fuss courthouse ceremony in their home state before they hopped on a plane to California. They got ready in an Airbnb not far from Patrick’s Point and had a first look on the garden steps.
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.