Family

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Family

There are so many occasions that illustrate the life markers of the family experience: reunions, birthday parties, weddings, engagements, senior portraits, graduations, sporting competitions, holiday sessions, military send-offs, vacations, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, Quinceaneras, birth/death. Intuitively and sensitively, I create mementos and a historic record that extends beyond one lifetime, becoming part of your family’s legacy. Love is love. It’s my honor to photograph people of all backgrounds and traditions.

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Family

Holiday family photo session, Dec 2020.
After dinner wedding portraits using the features outside of the wedding venue.
After dinner wedding portraits using the features outside of the wedding venue.
Early Sunday morning portrait session with mother Lakilia and daughter Eman at Agua Caliente Park in Tucson, AZ
Young woman with black hair wearing a black dress sitting casually with one foot up on a pink stone bench set against a wooden fence.
White woman wearing a flower print floor-length skirt, deep red long sleeve blouse and a white hijab standing in front of a palo verde tree.
Two sisters and a friend share a laugh at a welcome party for the woman to the far right who had been separated from her sister and kin for 4 years due to being in a refugee camp.
The minister jokingly admonishs the groom who tries to kiss his bride prematurely in the ceremony. The couple and their guests laughed with joy and playfulness.
Kathleen provides natural portraits inside of a family’s home, capturing authentic moments that reveal their love and bond.
Engagement session in the desert.
Wedding portraits at sunset.
This child has rare condition called Epidermolysis Bullosa in which blisters form all over the skin. Her parents asked Kathleen to photograph the 4-hour process of bathing and rebandaging her body. It is a privilege to document such intimate aspects of a family’s life.
Capturing the details of each wedding creates visual mememtos that will last for the rest of the couple’s lives.
Pets are beloved family members.
Troy and Mary’s friends surprise them with a paint powder celebration during their wedding rehearsal.
Portrait session during the Covid-19 crisis with an emergency room doctor and his family.
Family portrait session a a local park.
Seriously, with 4 little boys, how can one not end a photo session like this?
Wedding cake details.
Kathleen often uses environmental features available during the family session as spontaneous portrait props. Kathleen gave the children a simple prompt to do whatever they like with the free “library” at the park and this is the result.
Wedding ring details in the bride’s bouquet.
Using my portable indoor/outdoor studio set up.
Mother and daughter portrait session at the local zoo.
Adding artistic effects that enhance natural elements such as lens sun flares.
Kathleen is often asked to photograph private family matters such as adoptions, birth and dying moments.
In this image, Kathleen invited the children to have a race and the parents to play along. This is the result.
Kathleen captured this moment between a bride and her father when he sees her for the first time in her wedding dress.
Love is love. Kathleen honors all couples.
Some of the best family portraits are completely unplanned and uncomposed. The three little daughters were not interested in posing, sitting still or smiling, not one bit.
Intimate family moment between daughter-in-law and mother-in-law (who has dementia).
Sensing the dynamics of the group she is photographing as well as incorporating the uniqueness of the available environment, Kathleen playfully creates spontaneous portraits such as this party of groomsmen.
Kathleen saw this mother and her children carrying a couch down the street from her house and asked if she could take their portrait.
Desert sunset family portrait session.
Kathleen loves following the child or family’s lead in portraiture because beautiful moments like this occur.
Private high school senior graduation and lifestyle session.
Gathering on the church steps immediately following their wedding.
Family photo session in their own yard.
On location family photo session at a wetland preserve.
Working with the setting sun and off camera flash, Kathleen created this image that has a Gone With The Wind feel.
These young girls posed all on their own while Kathleen captured their individual personality.
The client knew that her beloved dog would be passing soon so Kathleen took their portraits at a sacred site in Tucson.

Testimonials

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.

Scott McFarlane

Our cycling team had a great time working with Kathleen Dreier Photography. Her professionalism made a long day easy and her ability to provide us with a huge aesthetic range of photos was impressive. If you’re in Tucson, get in touch!

James Owen

Kathleen captured the emotions, the authenticity, and the coKathleen’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.

Thomas Barr

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.

Lindsay Dreyer

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!

Alissa Blanchard

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

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

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

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

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!

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