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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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6 Ways to Build a Mailing List

November 25, 2020 - Mailing Lists Bonus Tips Make a promotion schedule. Never stop looking for good names to add to your mailing list. Cr...
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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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5 Travel Photography Tips to Start Taking Better Travel Photos

November 23, 2020 - In the digital age, travel photography is a top photography skill. All you need to do is look at Instagram and other soc...
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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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How to Organize Digital Photos

July 12, 2019 - While on a recent photo shoot, we were taking a break and checking phones for messages and the conversation shifted towa...
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Wedding Invitations - What Happens When You Send Invites to Celebrities

June 04, 2019 - Let’s invite some interesting people to your wedding! No doubt you have carefully crafted your guest list and mailed...
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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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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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Rose the German Shepherd Dog | Des Moines Iowa Pet Photos

January 01, 2017 - Meet Rose the German Shepherd Dog! Trips to Iowa dog shows have been few and far between the past several years and I...
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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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5 Free Stock Photo Sites

February 28, 2016 - In addition to photography, I help businesses with marketing, social media and branding and I like to make use of free r...
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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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Dogs || AKC / Eukanuba Championship Orlando Florida December 2011

January 15, 2016 - Dogs | Orlando Florida | 2011 AKC Eukanuba National Championship | Kathleen Riley Photography Here it is, 2016, and I'm...
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Photography gear camera straps

January 14, 2016 - Photographer Gear Camera Straps | Kathleen Riley Photography CAMERA STRAPS Certainly not the first thing most peop...
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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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Better wedding photos

May 03, 2015 - I've got a wedding coming up and I'll be acting as officiant and will be do some of the photos for the day -- the other...
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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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Do you have professional photos of you and your employees

March 24, 2015 - No matter what your profession, you really should have a professional portrait to showcase who you are and what you are...
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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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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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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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Melody and Brandon at the Stone Arch Bridge

October 20, 2014 - What a beautiful morning to meet up with Melody and Brandon to capture some memories. Here's a quick video of shots from...
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Lifestyle photography

June 26, 2014 - What makes a good lifestyle photo? For me it means they shouldn't look posed and it should let the character of the subj...
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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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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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Saint Patrick's Day 2014

March 17, 2014 - Last week I went to a writing class in hopes that it would add some skills to my writing, and that eventually it would h...
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Cat Show Photos - January 2013

March 15, 2014 - First time taking photos at a cat show -- learned lots of things. First off, cats are displayed much differently than do...
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Why are you blogging?

March 03, 2014 - Welcome to my photoblog -- I hope to share images, tips and more. If there are things you want to see or learn, please l...
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