Specializing in animals and the people that love them

Hi, my name is Kathleen Riley, and I'm a transplanted Minnesota resident. I live in the Twin City metro area of Minneapolis and St Paul with my husband, David, and our dogs, Minnow the Chinook, Fluffy the Vampire Labrador, and our newest pupster, Mick the Chinook. For the past 30-years, I've been lucky enough to have the opportunity to photograph dogs, horses, people, and travel adventures. My life really is a dog and pony show!

Minnow the Chinook and Fluffy the Vampire Labrador Champlin MinnesotaMinnow the Chinook and Fluffy the Vampire Labrador Champlin Minnesota

It's humbling to have my work displayed in people's homes, medical facilities, schools, restaurants, corporate offices, websites, and many printed publications. I shoot images for the wonderful folks at Town Planner. In 2019 my firetruck image for the Crystal/Robbinsdale calendar received 2nd place nationally for Best Cover shot! In the simple pleasures part of life, I get a kick out of seeing my photos on people's social media profiles too! 

Want to get a feel for me? Take a look at this slide show. Shoot fast, have fun, keep the mojo going. We'll have a great time!  

Cannon River in Cannon Falls MinnesotaCannon River in Cannon Falls Minnesota

I want to work with you and create beautiful images of you and your animals. Let's celebrate your animals and where they are on their journey. Cute youngsters or gray oldsters we'll create artwork to show their true personalities for you to cherish for years to come. Let's talk about what you would like to create.  

Thoroughbred Morning Exercise at Canterbury Park in Shakopee Minnesota Clay Fullerton in the ironsThoroughbred Morning Exercise at Canterbury Park in Shakopee Minnesota Clay Fullerton in the irons


Visit my Portfolio Galleries to see my style and start planning what you would like to create. 

Field Gear  
Canon  5Diii (2 - this is a wonderful camera)
Canon  5D (she's a dinosaur but still works great)  
Canon 70D 
Canon AE1 Program Film Camera 
Canon Pro Lenses, my favorite is the 70-200 f2.8
ProMaster Filters
GoPro (and similar for video and underwater)
Multiple Tripods - all hand me downs and I'm grateful.
iPhone 11 (The best camera is the one you have with you.)
I'm a Canon Professional Services (CPS) member and have been shooting Canon since 1981. 


Published in the following select media  
The AKC Gazette -- The National Dog Show -- NBC Thanksgiving Day Dog Show -- The German Shepherd Dog Review -- Animal Talent Pool -- Pleasure Horse -- Just Right Pet Food -- PleasureHorse.com -- Show Sight Magazine -- Top Notch Toys -- Minnesota Pinto Horse Association -- DogFoodDirect.com -- SeattlePI -- PetFoodEtc.com -- San Francisco Gate -- PetExtras -- ChewMyAntlers.com -- Horse Country -- Northern Racer -- Yahoo Travel -- Minneapolis Star-Tribune -- The Canine Chronicle -- The Equine Chronicle -- Chronicle of the Horse -- Pet Stuff Minnetonka -- Disabled Outdoors Magazine -- Dog News -- The Camden Press -- Twin City Tails -- Stevens Point Journal -- Lakeshore Press -- Sun-Current -- Town Planner -- Northstar Pet Supply -- Ridgeview Medical Center -- International Wolf Center -- Sun Sailor -- Lake Country Magazine -- Mesabi Daily News -- Hot Spots & Fun Stops -- Artworks -- City of Minneapolis --Extremely Minnesota -- Dotted Lines -- The Leader -- Midwest Canine Times -- Minnesota Extension Service -- Camden News -- North News -- Eagle Pet Products -- Minneapolis & Saint Paul Home Tour -- Minnesota Master Naturalist -- Knight Errant -- The Poop -- SBMG -- Huffington Post -- Mother Nature Network -- Pi Sigma Epsilon -- Patch.com --