Photography Connecting Community


Non-profits and volunteers around the world work hard to improve the lives of people individually and collectively. My community event photography documents in an authentic manner our shared yet diverse human experience.

Through compelling photography, your clients will see and 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 fundraising events, build their web presence, and inform sponsorship funding reports.

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. On occasion, I also offer my services pro bono.

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.

Click on each individual image below for a description.


A white girl with her blond hair in a ponytail looks up at 2 female officers who bend at the waist to speak to the girl more so at her eye level.
Two men and two women sit across from one another during  alive program at The Common Good public radio station 1030AM.
SAAF/Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation’s event, Out Brunch After Dark held at the El Torro Drive-In event space, Tucson, Arizona. In this image, the awardee mother listens to her son with tears of gratitude.
Two men holding a long pole between them while a third man flies in the air above them propeled by the two men below him.
Young adult black man wearing an unbuttoned grey suit coat and a grey bandana on his head with hair which is in an Afro style, standing outside the Coronado Hotel building sign.
A young adult woman with long brown hair, short blue jean skirt and cowboy boots, plays her guitar while leaning against a building.
10/11/2020 HCW Hosted Memorial for Health Care Workers Lost to Covid-19
Nadia Hagen lights the Urn filled with the community’s prayers for their dead during the 2020 All Souls Procession, Tucson AZ.
Kathleen captured a surprise wedding proposal during a bike race in late 2020.
2018 March for Our Lives
A child delights in being rolled in a “hamster ball” during a company holiday party.
In a peaceful protest, Buddhists meditate at the border wall being built near Sasabe, Arizona.
Cyclovia is a world-wide community event in which city streets are closed to motorized vehicle. Kathleen is original photographer for the Tucson event on behalf of the organizer, Living Streets Alliance.
Spnsored by a local education program, adults learn the ancient art of adobe brick-making during a community education hand-on class.
Red for Ed March
Tucson Women’s March
Children delight in riding the zipline during a community event. Kathleen, standing on the tower, photographed them a moment after they were released.
Homicide Survivors Inc provides no cost supportive services for families who have lost a loved one to murder. This image is taken from a candlelight vigil.
Tucson No Ban Protest
A woman greets the sunset during a Standing with Saguaros community event and year-long program, funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.
Kimberly joyfully plays the marimas for Key Ingredients of African Soul, an outdoor venue where people dance on an open floor.
Summer Circus Arts Recital. This image was selected to be included in the 2018 Tucson Museum of Art Biennial Exhibit.
The Master of Ceremonies is awash in confetti following a sucessful auction for TIHAN (Tucson Interfaith HIV/AIDS Network)
Refugee Day Tucson AZ
Literacy Connects community block party. The Tucson Fire Department attached their hose to a nearby hydrant, delighting the children with cool water during the summer heat.
Inner Harbor splash pad, Baltimore, MD.
Electronic Dance Music concert.
An elder learns a meditation technique during Evoke/KYNE Take Care Festival.
High school students joyfully participate in a group presentation during the Annual Youth and Peace Conference which promotes Kingian non-violence philosophy.
Endless Pursuit rocking the crowd during KFMA (radio) Day.
Children delight in the mythical creatures visiting them during the Procession of Little Angels.
Auralia, an aerialist holding a lit flare 40 feet above the ground, appears to be dancing with the burning Urn filled with 1000’s of prayers for the dead during the finale of Tucson’s annual All Souls Procession. Kathleen has been a Media Circle photographer since 2010.
Street photography: June and her dog Peanut, Palm Springs, California.
A child honors her father during Homicide Survivors Inc’s National Day of Remembrance.
A young man with curly hair holds a sign that says "I can't Breath. Justice for George Floyd" with several people standing on either side of him.
Members of 100+ Women Who Care Tucson

Partial List of Non-Profit Clients

  • BICAS (Bicycle Inter-Community Art & Salvage)
  • Culture of Peace Alliance
  • Desert Harvesters
  • Evoke/KYNE
  • Girl Power
  • 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
  • Pima County Democratic Party
  • Pima County Library Permanent Collection
  • Southern Arizona Community Food Bank
  • Southwest Folk Alliance
  • State of Arizona Department of Child Safety
  • Student Expedition Program (S.T.E.P.)
  • TedXTucson
  • Tour de L’Abitibi, Montreal, Canada
  • University of Arizona Confluence Center for Creative Inquiry
  • 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

Working with Kathleen to capture our 3-day corporate event was a delight. Kathleen took the time to understand our event format, mission and goals. She was professional, timely and communicative, and of course returned quality images! We will certainly be working with her again.

Marco Colbert, Race Director Tucson Bicycle Classic

I'm certainly glad we engaged Kathleen Dreier to photograph the third stage of the 2022 Tucson Bicycle Classic!  Her gallery of photos was wonderful and truly captured the spirit of the event as we requested her to do.  Kathleen's photos depicted bike racers and their families and friends having fun - which is exactly what our event was all about.  Kathleen was great to work with and satisfied the "shot list" that we gave to her.  She delivered the photos promptly after the event, and I know that she spent a lot of time curating the photos after the event.  The proof is in the pudding, I think.  Kathleen's photos of the TBC have already been viewed over 125,000 times!  We are looking forward to working with Kathleen again in 2023!

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

Kathleen absolutely knocked it out of the park! She photography a work event for our non-profit organization and the photos are stunning! She was so easy to work with and great at communications! We will work with her again and again!

To review Kathleen's full portfolio or to discuss your specific photography needs,

Please contact Kathleen Dreier Photography for a complimentary consultation.

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