Meet the Photographer

Katie Doner - Founder/Photographer

To tell a story, it is necessary to be deeply in love with life.  I've been drawn to the arts since I was very young. That love continued into college, studying for my BA in Fine Arts.  My love of photography found me unexpectedly in high school. I couldn't put the camera down. I fell in love with every aspect of it, and I found a passion that would last the rest of my life. Currently, you can find me traveling the world.

My Mission

Style & Philosophy:

With Katie's unmistakably timeless and romantic images, you’ll love your photos now and forever - long after the trends of today begin to fade. 

My style is rooted in the philosophy of timeless elegance. 

My goal is to guide you into authentic images that represent the best versions of you and your company/product.

You deserve to have your story told in a way that is timeless, meaningful, and effortlessly elegant. 

Let's create something special.

If you’re looking for a photographer look no further! Katie is absolutely amazing! She makes you feel incredibly comfortable in front of the camera and does an amazing job at capturing each person’s unique beauty and style. I hired her for my professional, modeling, wedding, and pregnancy photos! I am always blown away by her work!!!!
— Abbie
Katie has an amazing ability to capture the perfect shot. She knows how to use natural lighting to create soft but impactful images and every shot has a feeling of sophistication and beauty. Her photography elevated our brand from basic to brilliant. We highly recommend her to anyone seeking outstanding model shots for their fashion collections, intimate portraits for their weddings and milestone family portraits. She is smart, kind, incredibly patient and reliable. You will be thrilled with her work!
— Majamas Earth
Katie is a great photographer and a pleasure to work with. She's done several shoots with me over the years and everytime I'm so excited about the result. From modeling jewelry, engagement to maternity shoots, really whatever the occasion, you will end up with beautiful well thought-out photos.
— Alyssa
When it comes to photography, Katie is and artist. From the shoot to the finished product, you experience true professionalism and incredibly high quality photos. I’ve been lucky to have Katie for both band and wedding photos and she did an exceptional job for both.
— Finian
Katie is a very talented photographer and she beautifully shot our wedding day and engagement photos! She is a shining light with such a joyful personality - it was a pleasure to share this experience with her! Her calming energy helped settle my wedding day jitters, for which I'm forever grateful. She worked tirelessly all day to capture all of the action!

We enjoyed working with Katie and would do so again and happily recommend her to others.
— David and Nico
Katie was a dream to work with. She was flexible and professional. She captured our family perfectly. Her photos showcase our family so naturally. Highly recommend!
— Jess
I absolutely love all the photos that Katie took of me! Katie was super fun and energetic! She made me feel very comfortable in front of the camera. I got the photos back faster than I could have imagined. I would highly recommend Katie! Katie took very natural, artistic, portraits. Her work is timeless and I will always cherish the photos!
— Carrie
So when it comes to meeting a new photographer and you have no idea if you will gel/vibe ... you do not have to even consider that when you hire Katie. Katie is a dream! From the moment I met her I was like... oh my gosh can we be friends?! She is authentically nice, genuine, open and loving. And very playful! Immediately my man and I were at ease for our couples shoot in Joshua Tree. She is also an excellent communicator, efficient and delivers beautiful photos quickly and professionally. TRUST :)
— Emily
Our family recently worked with Katie and had such a wonderful experience with her! During the shoot, Katie helped guide us and everything felt super comfortable and easy. We have two little girls who march to the beat of their own drum, and Katie was very patient with them, offering up fun ideas to help them laugh and always had a smile on herself making the shoot a lot of fun for them too. She went above and beyond. We loved working with Katie and would absolutely recommend her!
— Gabrielle
On the day I had my first surfing lesson I had Katie come along to document the process. I had no idea what to expect from both her, and the ocean, but needless to say the whole experience was wonderful. My surfing teacher was really good at keeping me focussed so that the photos Katie took are 100% comfortable. Katie was really friendly before and after the shoot. She did some amazing editing work on the photos and had them ready very quickly. I would recommend Katie to anyone seeking a photographer.
— Verona
I’ve worked with Katie a couple times now and can only say amazing things about our experience. She has such a gift to capture the moment in her shots especially with our little kids. She’s got such a great personality to work with and is easy to get along with. She’s very organized and got our pictures back to us lightening fast. I loved her edits, she did a great job cutting unwanted people in the background of our beach shots. I can’t wait to work with her again. I can’t highly recommend her enough!
— Jackie
Katie, You are such a talented photographer, and we were thrilled with the results of your work! Somehow, you found a way to capture every important moment on camera. I envy your skills. From the beginning, your friendliness and calm manner gave us all the confidence we needed. In addition to that, the excellent services you offered were very reasonable, and we will not hesitate to recommend you to others.
Thank you! Amy and Ron
— Amy