Professional Photography

Professional photography in the San Juan Islands including Roche Harbor Village, Friday Harbor, Orcas Island and Lopez Island.

After 10 years as staff photographer for the LA Times, Kathleen moved to San Juan Island where she has been creating special images for more than 30 years. Her work has appeared in Sunset Magazine and island galleries, restaurants and bookstores. Kathleen's wildlife and scenic images (available as cards or larger sizes) can be found at many San Juan Island businesses or purchased through her contact page..

Kathleen Ballard Photography


When it comes to weddings, Kathy's photo journalistic approach captures both the spontaneity and tradition of the wedding. She adapts her photography to the site and helps create poses in a natural manner. She has the ability to put her clients of all ages at ease and make them feel comfortable and cared for.

Kathy's images reflect her calm patience in waiting for exactly the right moment that captures the essence of her subjects.

portraits / families / children / events / wildlife

Kathy is a gifted photographer... who senses the personality of her subjects and her images always capture it. She has taken photos of me and my daughter every year for four years now, and the pictures just get better and better. I also have one of Kathy's most popular animal images proudly displayed in my home. I smile every time I walk by "Mona the Camel".

—Shannon Evans

Kathleen has been both our business & family photographer for over 25 years. Thanks to her wonderful photos from preschool to graduations and weddings and family gatherings, we have high quality keepsakes of those special moments. She has an innate talent for making everyone relax and have fun which results in everyone looking their best.

— Aimee Urata


Mailing: 257 Neil Bay Rd.
Friday Harbor WA, 98250
Phone: 360.317.7012