Kate Donovan: Photographer

Short description of who you are and your passion behind your hobby/skill:

My name is Kate & I’m the owner/lead photographer at Kate Donovan Photography. We Shoot EVERYTHING. Weddings, product, branding, headshot, lifestyle, family, food, real estate, events, maternity, boudoir, etc.   

My passion for photography began long before my I started my business. I was the one always invited to everything followed with the line “hey bring your camera”. It wasn’t until I shot my best friends wedding that I became completely hooked. I loved ALL of the emotions before the wedding even started. The anticipation, the nervousness, the excitement fills the room. I loved that I got to experience all of the behind the scenes moments that no one else did, I got to capture it, relive it, and then share it to tell a story. 

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What is your favorite thing about being a photographer?

My favorite thing about being a photographer is that every time I go to work, it’s different. New people to meet, new places to explore and things to learn. 

What is your ideal setting?

My ideal setting for a wedding would be an outdoor venue such as a farm or mountain summit with an adventurous couple! My ideal commercial shot would be a restaurant with delicious food because I typically get to try everything after!

Where are you from?

I am from Dracut, MA, but went to school in Tampa Florida and finished at UMass Boston. I just moved to the Amesbury area from Boston only a few years ago. 

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Favorite things to do in the area?

My favorite thing to do in the Amesbury area is walk downtown for coffee, paddle board at Lake Gardner, or obviously eat pizza at Flatbread.

I do the same in Newburyport! Except add Thai fries from Paddle Inn, Mad Martha’s, then a walk on Plum Island! 

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Where do you see yourself and your photography going in the future?

Future business goals are already in motion for 2019! I’ve hired a few fresh photographers and looked at a studio space right in Amesbury. I’m super excited to expand and have indoor space to shoot. 

Where can we find more from you?

My work has bee featured in The Knot for “best of weddings” 3 years in a row, my portfolio can be found on my website katedonovanphotography.com or you can check out my Facebook/Instagram that is updated daily. IG: Kate_donovan_photography.

Joshua Frappier