I remember when I first began shooting, being in awe of how differently I perceived the world. Through the power of engineering, this tiny piece of metal, plastic & glass created a filter for which I could express myself. Everything took on a story, new meaning. And I do mean everything. Thankfully, the digital age allowed time (and little money) for exploration.
Fast forward several years later, and I took on my first wedding. Five years later, K.Donohue Photography has grown into and incredible business that I have had the joy of growing. And that is most directly because of the wonderful clients and friends!
A Manhattan Beach native, I spent what felt like a lifetime oceanside, sketching and painting my little heart's desire. Time would come to leave the nest, and Cal Poly bound I would go. Little would I know that San Luis Obispo would steal my heart, and become a place I call home (much to Mama Don's dismay). After several years in Architecture, I switched to a major in Psychology and a concentration in Marketing & Graphic Design, including any photography classes I could sneak into my curriculum (shout out to my professors for giving in to my stubborn self every time I crashed a class).
The way my psychology, graphic design, and photography worlds collided in the following years could best be described as serendipitous. If you want to know more about that, I'm always game for a cup o' joe!
I am so incredibly grateful to a few mentors (you know who you are) who lit the path for me by teaching with such generous patience and wisdom. I'm forever indebted to my "Don" family, my loyal friends and saintly coworkers for relentlessly letting me practice my lenses on them. Ya'll braved the storms and celebrated the sunshine with me when it came. And last but not least, to all the clients (people I now consider friends) that I've met along the way, who make this journey so rewarding. As put by Desmond Tutu, "My humanity is bound up in yours, for we can only be human together."