Photography Connecting Community
There are occasions that illustrate the significant markers of a person’s or family’s life experience: reunions, birthdays, weddings, engagements, high and college graduations, sporting competitions, holidays, military retirement, vacations, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, Quinceaneras. From birth to passing, each of us is a collection of moments that define and illustrate who we are.
Intuitively, personably, respectfully, and sensitively, I create visual mementos and a historic record that extends beyond one lifetime, becoming part of your family’s legacy. When I work with you and your family, my genuine perspective is that I have a sacred duty to serve you and your loved ones.
Love is love. I am honored to photograph people of all backgrounds and traditions.
I offer packages that include the session, my post production on your images so they look beautiful, two sets of the digital files, and personal use licensing. I create prints and albums when you wish. Documenting an event, you and I will discuss the significance of the gathering, the special people who will be attending, and the general schedule which gives me a doorway to knowing what to anticipate. During your event, I work with 2 cameras attached to my body so that I am in an instance able to capture the global mood of the entire room or an intimate private moment between two people.
This is an excerpt from a family’s testimonial regarding my services:
“Kathleen’s work on my husband’s military retirement exceeded our EVERY expectation! We had two separate events that required photography. She was more than willing to set up a fee arrangement and schedule to accommodate both the ceremony and evening reception. From the very initial communication, she exuded professionalism and an intent to understand what we needed. I was put at ease that she truly understood us, and what we needed to capture this very significant life event.
Her ability to seamlessly document every candid and special moment is like nothing I’ve ever experienced. She prides herself on capturing the essence of an event and that she did! Her dedication to her craft as an artist makes her photography that much more special. Our friends and family all commented on how we all felt like we’d known her forever, and she fit right in. This enabled her to capture the authenticity of moments. We all were continually amazed at how it appeared she was everywhere at once.”
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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.