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Pet Friendly Surprise Proposal Photography in Minnesota

April 30, 2021 - You know you want your dog in the surprise proposal photo! Here's a guide to surprise proposals and how to include pets...
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Creative Senior Portrait Sessions // Starting at $125

April 27, 2021 - Your Senior Experience Your senior year should show who you are and where you're heading in life. Senior pictures celeb...
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Family Dog Portraits // Siberian Husky Bauer

April 26, 2021 - What's better than a Siberian photoshoot? A Minnesota Springtime Siberian photoshoot with Bauer. Bauer is a beautiful sh...
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Wedding Packages Starting at $1200

April 07, 2021 - Congratulations on Your Engagement! Thanks for contacting us! These packages are popular combinations of services our c...
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Liljenquist-MacDonald Family Portraits

December 30, 2020 - I'm Sara Temte. I’ve been accompanying Riley Photography owner Kathleen on dog show trips, calendar shoots, weddings, an...
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Inventory Your Assets

November 24, 2020 - You've got what you need to make money. Take a moment and ask yourself these questions and see what happens. List wha...
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Ready for Your Close-Up?

November 18, 2020 - No matter how you "do" your virtual meetings, there are some tips to help you look better. If you're like many folks, yo...
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Summer Dog Safety Tips

July 04, 2020 - Summer Pet Care Summer is a great time to enjoy the outdoors with your pets. Remember though that hot days for your pet...
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Organize and Curate Your Photos

June 05, 2020 - Pictures help us celebrate and grieve. Photos tell our stories. We use photos to help us heal and keep our stories, m...
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Lovely Lana the Boxer 12.0

May 08, 2019 - Lana the Boxer - 12.0 Meet Lovely Lana the Boxer at age 12.0. She (and her owner, Dianne) are grand! Lana, like all...
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Rylie the Australian Cattle Dog

January 02, 2019 - I'm really enjoying my Senior Souls project. I've loved meeting every one of the senior dogs and horses. This is Rylie t...
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What are your photo sessions like?

October 18, 2018 - Welcome and thank you for visiting Kathleen Riley Photography! What's it like to work with me? When you work with me, y...
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How to Take Good Photos with Santa

October 12, 2018 - Pet Pics with Ol' Saint Nick Most of us probably have those great looking photos of us sitting with a mall Santa cryi...
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Draft Horses plowing a Minnesota Field 2018

May 20, 2018 - Draft horses plowing a field near St Cloud, Stearns County, Minnesota. A century ago, draft horses, mules, and oxen were...
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2018 Minnesota Horse Expo Karen Clark Horse Person of the Year

April 30, 2018 - I was lucky enough to be able to spend Sunday morning at the 2018 Minnesota Horse Expo to take photos of Horse Person of...
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Compare your photography to your photography

March 23, 2018 - I want you to feel good about your photography! I've been spending more time teaching people how to shoot/create images...
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Butterfly Wrangler

March 22, 2018 - I enjoy it when people underestimate me - especially keyboard warriors. Today someone who has no clue what wrangling is...
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Here's where to find stock images

February 05, 2017 - It's a GREAT idea to shoot your own stock images so you have exactly what you are looking for, but sometimes that isn't...
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Indian Relay Racing | Shakopee Horse Photos

January 03, 2017 - Indian relay is America’s oldest sport. It dates back over 400 years to when the horse was first reintroduced to the nat...
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Minnesota Pinto Horse Association | Winona Horse Photos

January 03, 2017 - We always enjoy going to Winona for dog and horse shows - life really is a dog and pony show! The city of Winona is loca...
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Minnesota Pinto Horse Association Carnival of Color

November 11, 2016 - The Kathleen Riley Photography team are professional photographers who mainly photograph dogs, horses and the people tha...
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What to do with your old photographs

April 29, 2016 - What should you do with all those photographs? The easiest thing to do is keep only the very best ones. Any photos that...
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Camp Tanadoona Excelsior Minnesota

March 30, 2016 - Camp Tanadoona The Camp Fire group was organized in 1910 by Dr. Luther Halsey Gulick, and his wife, Charlotte Vetter Gu...
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The Burwell House in Minnetonka – 13209 E. McGinty Rd, Minnetonka

March 29, 2016 - The Charles H. Burwell House is an historic house museum in Minnetonka, Hennepin, Minnesota. Built in 1883 by Charles He...
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Genealogy and History - Glen Lake Sanatorium

March 27, 2016 - Glen Lake Sanatorium was originally a tuberculosis treatment center serving Hennepin County in Minnesota. The facility w...
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Valentine's Day Pet Photos 2016

February 19, 2016 - What a fun day seeing all the dogs (and their people too) and getting these fun "Love" shots. Thank you to Pet Stuff in...
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Pet Valentine Sweetheart Photos Saturday Feb 6th in Minnetonka

February 01, 2016 - Valentine’s Day comes early at Pet Stuff of Minnetonka and we would love to meet you and your pets and see what makes th...
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3 Tips for creating better family portraits

January 30, 2016 - Having your personality shine through is what makes me happy in a photo shoot. I want to work with you to make something...
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Dogs || Chinook Dogs

January 28, 2016 - Chinook Dogs || Kathleen Riley Photography || Dog Photographer || We have had Chinooks since the early 1990s and it is...
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Children || Fun Weekend Activities

January 27, 2016 - Children || Kathleen Riley Photography || Minneapolis-St Paul Children's Photographer I've been working on ideas that l...
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People || 5 tips on taking better portraits of people

January 25, 2016 - People || Portraits Kathleen Riley Photography || Minnesota Portrait Photographer I love taking photos of people and I...
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Chinooks Dogs in the First Minnesota Snow

December 19, 2015 - Dogs || Chinook Dogs || Playing in the Minnesota snow || Kathleen Riley Photography || Music "Freestyle" by Richard Lacy...
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Cats || Minneapolis Saint Paul Twin Cities Cat Photographer

December 18, 2015 - Cats are interesting subjects to photograph. Like all shoots, I want to showcase their personalities while they are in...
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Minnesota Pinto Horse Association Show in Winona || Horse Show Photography

December 14, 2015 - What a wonderful weekend we had at the Minnesota Pinto Horse Association horse show at the Minnesota Equestrian Center i...
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Saint Paul Police Mounted Patrol | Minneapolis St Paul Twin Cities Horse Photography

December 06, 2015 - Minnesota offers some fun events and one of my favorites to wander around at is the Minnesota Horse Expo held at the Min...
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Cathy Jostad | Horse Photography

December 02, 2015 - Cathy Jostad was a kind woman from Kindred North Dakota that I got to meet while acting as official photographer at the...
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Horse Racing Canterbury Park | Minneapolis St Paul Twin Cities Horse Photography

December 01, 2015 - Racetrack | Canterbury Park Date | 2012 Minneapolis St Paul Twin Cities Horse Photography | Kathleen Riley
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Ellen and Pat's Wedding along the Wisconsin River

November 30, 2015 - What a beautiful day for a wedding in Wisconsin. We had a grand adventure traveling into Wisconsin for this event. Rent...
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Minnesota Master Naturalist Explorers 2015

November 24, 2015 - My mother always taught me that volunteering was an important part of living a well-rounded life, and that still sticks...
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FREE Dog Food from Just Right by Purina and $50 from PrideBites

October 14, 2015 - You probably know how much I LOVE to take photos of my dogs, your dogs, anyone's dogs, and now it is paying off for anyo...
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Joseph Charles the waving man with Charles Kuralt

October 04, 2015 - These are the stories I want to tell -- in video and in images. Want to help me with your story? Get in touch!...
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Kina'ole

October 02, 2015 - Kina’ole: Doing the right thing, in the right way, at the right time, in the right place, for the right individual, for...
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Shoot the moon

September 27, 2015 - Are you ready to see something that hasn't happened since 1982? Today (Sunday) there will be a lunar eclipse while the m...
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Horse racing at Canterbury Park

September 21, 2015 - The 2015 season is complete with all the records in the books. Take a look at some of the images from the final day of r...
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Noerenberg Memorial Gardens

September 19, 2015 - History Once the gilded age estate of Grain Belt Brewery founder Frederick Noerenberg and his family, their home was bu...
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Trotting or pacing - learn to see the difference for better horse photos

September 16, 2015 - Are these feet trotting or pacing? This image is part of the photos from Running Aces Harness track in Columbus Townshi...
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Timing is everything

April 29, 2015 - I know the title of this post is "Timing is Everything" but really it is timing and understanding how animals move. Ask...
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Orchids at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

February 05, 2015 - A fun day of looking at and photographing flowers - a nice change from the long dreary winters we get here.
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The care and feeding of your graphic designer

January 26, 2015 - I love looking at this advertisement for my business -- and no, it's not because I have a huge ego or because I designed...
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Molly the Vizsla

January 07, 2015 - "We enjoy working in our community to enhance the animal-human bond with people of all ages. Molly so beautifully demons...
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Wrangler on the music video Lost in the Woods by Afghan Whigs

November 10, 2014 - Today's share is the music video Lost in the Woods by Afghan Whigs. This was filmed in Minnesota and as always I met som...
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I'm a Butterfly Wrangler

November 05, 2014 - I love sharing with people that I'm a wrangler and recently a butterfly wrangler. Yes, you read that correctly, butterfl...
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Black and White (B&W) Photo Challenge - Day Two of Five

November 01, 2014 - Texture, grain, reflections and dogs was the goal when I got down on the bathroom floor... Hoping those all came through...
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Black and White (B&W) Photo Challenge - Day One of Five

October 31, 2014 - I was invited to participate in the 5 day black and white photo challenge on Facebook and I thought sharing the images h...
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Autumn horses and hounds in Minnesota

October 27, 2014 - Autumn in Minnesota - enjoying a beautiful day in the country with horses and hounds from Long Lake Hounds. So thankful...
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Springtime dog show - St. Peter Minnesota

May 30, 2014 - So many beautiful dogs at the show this weekend and the weather was fantastic too.
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Why should you hire me?

May 01, 2014 - Yes, this is written to help you hire me, but the basics should apply to any photographer you are considering. Here are...
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Military Discount

April 19, 2014 - Welcome Military Service Personnel and thanks for stopping past! I appreciate your service and would like to show my ap...
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Equine photo shoot sessions

April 17, 2014 - I love being around horses and watching their personalities unfold as I get to know them and the people that love them....
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Assignment - Get Down

April 13, 2014 - This assignment is inspired from an e-mail I got this morning from Phogropathy and I hope you'll give it a shot. (Yes, I...
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Kathleen Riley Photo Full Session Giveaway!

April 06, 2014 - Time for a special photo session giveaway! Not only am I giving away a session, but I'm adding up to twenty five digi...
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5 tips to taking better horse photos

March 21, 2014 - Before you even get started taking photos of horses, you'll want to know how to be safe around them. If you are not expe...
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How to take better photos - focal point tips

March 19, 2014 - Photo - Focal Point Tips Photos should have a focal point -- this helps the viewer engage with the image. Having a fo...
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Signs signs everywhere a sign

March 09, 2014 - Some days things just strike me as amusing. Apparently when I was walking dogs on this morning, it was signs -- and lots...
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