Two brides in the California forest


Please Wear Your Ballgown in the Woods: Romantic California Forest and Ferns Engagement Session

What motivates and moves your wedding photographer will be reflected in your wedding images. Choose accordingly.

Bride cuddles 4 month old son on wedding day at Wedding Rock


Northern California Wedding: Casual Glam Sue-meg Elopement

If you are getting married on the Northern California coast, make sure your dress takes advantage of the frequent coastal tempests.

Redwood National Park engagement session photographed by Humboldt wedding photographer Kate Donaldson


Redwood National Park: Moody Winter Engagement Session

An off season engagement session can feel like you have an entire redwood forest to yourself.

Tattooed bride with floral crown on Luffenholtz beach


Golden Hour Chaser: Redwood Coast Elopement Session

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.


Humboldt Redwood Elopement Guide

From cathedrals of old growth redwood trees to rugged windswept coastlines cloaked in fog or bathed in that unmistakeable golden California glow, here are some fantastic locations and venues to kickstart your redwood elopement or intimate wedding plans.

Redwood engagement session with blue velvet dress


Mood Indigo: Blue Velvet in the Redwoods

If it rains on your wedding day, you know I’m going to encourage you to dance/run/walk or twirl in it. Not juuuuust because it makes for a great photograph but honestly, rain is fun. I won’t be spoiling any season finales when I tell you rain is also wet… so just be ready for whatever […]





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Bride in Gold boots dances in the redwoods

Forest Glam: Redwood Elopement at Lost Man Creek


Lost Man Creek is one of my favorite spots for intimate weddings and elopements in Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park. If you are looking for a quick fix of knock your socks off mega trees, this is not your spot. If you are looking for quiet, easy walking beautiful forest scenery with a sprinkling of […]

Romantic Meets Rock and Roll: Prairie Creek Elopement


Y’all. This bride and groom. That jacket. And yes, they also have an extremely cute dog named RZA. This glam Prairie Creek redwoods elopement was everything the couple envisioned for their wedding day – a gorgeous setting and amazing food. Gia & Adam met and fell in love while working together in a Chicago restaurant. […]

Newlyweds embrace on rainy Oyster Beach in Humboldt

Rainy Romance: Oyster Beach Elopement in California


Kameko and Dan had initially planned to say their vows in a Redwood grove… but Humboldt winter storms had other ideas! Fortunately, they had the foresight to book a stay at Oyster Beach and held the ceremony in the living room while the rain provided accompaniment.

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