Two brides in the California forest

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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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Humboldt Redwood Elopement Guide

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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.

Newly engaged LGBTQ couple on Luffenholtz Beach

Surprise Engagement: Luffenholtz Beach Proposal

Engagements

Haley + Sam This Luffenholtz Beach proposal was a few months in the making and full of joy. Since laughing until I cry is my go to superpower, I adore spending time with folks who are so happy and at ease in each other’s company. Living in Oklahoma City, Sam had always dreamed of proposing […]

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