Photography Connecting Community
This community page is a compilation of private, public, and non-profit events covering a range of topics that express different aspects of the human experience both joyful or challenging.
Non-profits and volunteers locally and world-wide give of themselves and their resources to improve the lives of people in some fashion, including advocating for rights, improving housing opportunities for the impoverished, fundraising for educational or medial support, addressing climate change, and to simply lift the spirits of a person down on their luck. My community event photography documents in an authentic manner our shared yet diverse human experience.
Through compelling photography, your clients will visually experience the genuine expression, intention, and service of your agency or group. Non-profits and individuals use their images to enhance grant applications, advertise for fundraising events, build their web presence, inform sponsorship or funding reports, for just a few examples.
My clients retain me because they know I will create truthful images of real people making the world a better place. My service packages are customized to your needs for the given event or ongoing project. Ask me about my non-profit rates.
In general, I offer flat rate services which include the actual photography, my post production on the digital files, two sets of the digital assets (sized for print and web media), and licensing. On occasion, I also offer my services pro bono, particularly to social justice causes.
Note: The viewer will find some non-profit imagery on the business page also as there is cross-over connections. Also please be aware that in some of the rows related images from the same event are placed next to each other and in other rows, three distinct events are featured.
Please click on each image to read the description accompanying it.
I serve small and large non-profits, NGOs, and individuals. I am available for travel anywhere in the United States and abroad. Please contact me directly at 520-245-6711 to discuss your photography needs and upcoming events. You can also reach me through leaving a message on my Contact page. We will schedule an appointment where I can show you full albums of images from events I documented that are similar to yours. This way you will gain a direct understanding of my comprehensive coverage.
Click on each individual image below for a description.
Partial List of Non-Profit Clients
- Act One
- BICAS (Bicycle Inter-Community Art & Salvage)
- Culture of Peace Alliance
- Desert Harvesters
- El Education
- Girl Power
- Festival and Events of Tucson and Southern Arizona
- Homicide Survivors Inc.
- Institute for the Development of the Harmonious Human Being
- KXCI Public Radio
- Living Streets Alliance
- Local First Arizona
- Many Mouths One Stomach
- Multiple political candidates for Arizona offices
- Organize Arizona
- Pima County Democratic Party
- Pima County Library Permanent Collection
- Primavera Foundation
- Southern Arizona Community Food Bank
- Southwest Folk Alliance
- State of Arizona Department of Child Safety
- Student Expedition Program (S.T.E.P.)
- Tour de L’Abitibi, Montreal, Canada
- University of Arizona Confluence Center for Creative Inquiry
- Visit Tucson
- Women’s Foundation of Southern Arizona
- Xicoco Shamanic Arts
- YWCA of Tucson
Thomas Barr, Vice President of Business Development, Local First Arizona
Kathleen is an incredible photographer to work with. She was punctual, professional, and delivered incredibly high-quality photos for our annual conference. We were impressed by her commitment to edit her first day of photos immediately so we could provide feedback for the 2nd day of our conference. While we didn’t have much to tell her to change as the photos were impressive and just what we needed, we appreciated her hard work and commitment to our event. I highly recommend working with Kathleen as she brings the top level of professionalism to your business needs.
Catherine Shaw, Marketing Director, Northstar Travel Group
Marco Colbert, Race Director Tucson Bicycle Classic
Lindsay Dreyer, OSA International INC
We were in urgent need of a photographer as ours had canceled at the last minute. We found Kathleen’s number through an acquaintance. She squeezed our event, which started the evening we called her, after having already worked a whole day at a previously booked shoot. With very little guidance, Kathleen went to work. She captured a wonderful variety of images of our conference, including some amazing photo-journalistic shots of the attendees, speakers, and ambiance. We’ll definitely be reaching out for her photography skills again!
The Wayland Group
Kathleen Dreier was an absolute pleasure to work with! She captured so many memories for us during our corporate event; it was like reliving the event over moment by moment when scrolling through the photos. She did not miss an opportunity to capture our team and was an absolute joy to work with. We look forward to when we are able to collaborate with her again.
James Owen, Vice-President, Edison Electric Institute
Kathleen captured the emotions, the authenticity, and the Kathleen’s energy and professionalism made our jobs easier on-site. She is a very talented photographer who engaged well with our group, culminating in some great photos that we have shared our members.
Alissa Blanchard, Watermark Retirement Communities
We were lucky enough to have Kathleen photograph our annual summit this year! She is meticulous and friendly and produced everything we asked for in the highest quality! We will work with her again in the future.
Kylie Walzak, Cyclovia Tucson Event Coordinator, Living Streets Alliance
Kathleen is wonderful to work with. Her rare gift for capturing the emotion and energy of the human spirit makes her work stand out. Kathleen has been one of Cyclovia’s official event photographers since the event started and each year her images tell the beautiful human stories of the day.
Eileen Wittman McLeod, Executive Director, STEP Student Expedition Program
Kathleen Dreier has been an absolute joy to work with. Her professionalism and clear communication upfront is beautifully paired with her warmth and easy going personality in person. We used her to photograph two events so far for our STEP Scholars and we’ll definitely continue to use her services over and over again. She was able to capture the little moments at our events without ever seeming intrusive and wonderfully managed a huge group for the big moments as well. The photos we received have been super well organized and are stunning. I can’t say enough about her! Tucson is so lucky to have her.
James F. Palka, 2011 Pulitzer Prize-nominated event photographer
I consider Kathleen Dreier to be one of the finest event photographers in the whole Tucson area. She was the first person who came to mind when Getty Images asked if I knew another photographer in town with whom to share a commercial assignment.
David Seeber, Marketing Director, Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance
As Marketing Manager for the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance, I hired Kathleen Dreier to photograph our 9th Annual Salsa, Tequila & Taco Challenge. In the past, we have always struggled to get truly incredible photos from this event due to difficult lighting conditions, weather issues, tight pathways & large crowds. Kathleen went above & beyond to ensure we got more than just the usual event photos, she gave us photos that told a story, felt artistic & intentional, while also feeling like they captured a split second moment that few other photographers would’ve seen. As a photographer myself, I truly appreciate the extra time put into framing & editing in particular. I would strongly recommend her for your next event!
Act One Arizona
To review Kathleen's full portfolio or to discuss your specific photography needs,
Please contact Kathleen Dreier Photography for a complimentary consultation.