Willow McDonough
Willow McDonough
lifestyle photographer

california girl living in portugal 

"Why Portugal?" I get this question a lot. "Why not Portugal?," is my answer. I'm originally from San Francisco, a fantastic and beautiful part of the world and I’m grateful to be from here. But I had a different dream for myself, one of which I fulfilled when I moved to a small surf town outside of Lisbon, Portugal. It’s been a wild ride full of adventures in a country with a rich culture and history. Throughout my time there I chose to focus more on my photography, and learned that I really love to shoot surfing and the lifestyle around the sport.

For almost a decade I've been honing my technical skills behind the camera, and am a firm believer it’s the photographer who creates a great shot not just their fancy equipment. But most importantly I’ve perfected the art of making the subject feel at ease and their best self in front of my lens.

For 2 years I’ve been a LowePro Storyteller and am extremely honored to join the super talented team of photographers. LINK TO BLOG:


Currently I'm back in San Francisco, CA and seeking freelance photography work for the foreseeable future.

I'd love to connect with you!

Willow xx