Katie O'Neill Photography portrait photography of families, newborns, toddlers Seniors . pets

  Celebrating Life, Love and Families since 1986

What on God’s good earth is more glorious than ..

…to be a Mother ?

“The most important person on earth is a mother. She cannot claim the honor of having built Notre Dame Cathedral. She need not. She has built something more magnificent than any cathedral – a dwelling for an immortal soul, the tiny perfection of her baby’s body.

“The angels have not been blessed with such a grace. They cannot share in God’s creative miracle to bring new saints to Heaven. Only a human mother can. Mothers are closer to God the Creator than any other creature; God joins forces with mothers in performing this act of creation.

Roman Catholic Cardinal Jozsef Mindszenty ( 1892- 1975)



Katies studio is a member of

Professional Photographers of America & has been a 15 year member of the Friendswood Chamber of Commerce. We have been located for over a decade in the heart of Friendswood (just a stones throw from Friendswood High School ) off Falling Leaf. We are just 2 minutes from HEB.

Our studio hours are:

Monday-Thursday 9:30-3 & 5-7 pm  & Saturday by appointment.

Tuesday through Thursday evenings from 5-7

We work by confirmed appointment only. Please use studio door off the carport and remember don’t drop by  the studio without a scheduled appointment arranged by Katie.

Meet the photographer:

Photography has alioneill-katie-copy-211x300ways been a part of me..from the times as a child when my mother would sew dresses and make suits for my 5 siblings, my dad would take the official Easter or Christmas photo as we lined up according to age ..only to find out 6 months later when he had the film f-i-n-a-l-l-y developed that he had cut off heads or feet ( we always had lots of laughs and lots of ceiling) but of course…they couldn’t be remade ! I remember taking the camera and looking through lens.. wondering what was so hard about taking a picture ? From about age 12, dad encouraged me to continue to take pictures and thus I became the family storyteller .. …At 17 and armed with my 35mm he signed me up to take the Dale Carnegie Business Courses with my college courses and you know the rest of the story …

After graduating from Rhode Island School of Photography in 1983, I started work as a photographer using Bronica & Mamiya medium format cameras with brides, children families and newspapers over the past 20 years in the San Joaquin Valley, and the last 15 years in the the Friendswood-Clear Lake area..

Katie O’Neill’s portraits have been hanging in homes in the Friendswood, Pearland, League City, Alvin & Clear Lake area since early 1996.

Join the thousands of clients photographed since 1986 who have made Katie ONeill Portrait Design their home town Portrait Studio. Member of Friendwood Chamber of Commerce for over a decade.

As a studio located close to Friendswood High School off Falling Leaf, we offer scenic outdoor settings including a goldfish-koi pond, rustic stone walls, country barn, fencing and (seasonal) haybales and pumpkins. Experience Studio portraiture and window light photography, painted portrait art and choices of color, black and white or sepia toned images.

Over 20 years of experience will guide you through beautiful books and walls of portraits to show you what type of clothing and colors themes would be best suited for your family groups. When planning a wall portrait we will help you work your clothing choices into your home decor theme so your finished portrait is a piece of art on your walls.

Capturing the innocence and spirit of childhood:

Katie ONeill is experienced in photographing the freshest newborn babies up to your busy toddler ! We have monthly birthday specials and anytime QUIKTAKE sessions Tues-Thursdays and Saturdays. We are closed on Sundays in honor of the Lords Day. No exceptions.


Families are our business:

The fingerprints on the wall appear higher and higher..and suddenly they disappear..For moms that maintain a home, run children to school and perhaps work outside the home, you have extraordinary demands on your time. The one constant in your life is your family. I invite you to call and lets chat about getting that family portrait together. Saturdays are always best for family sessions.


We strive to capture the innocence of children and turn it into a piece Portrait Art for you.

Senior Portraits:

The late teenage years.

A kind of dress rehearsal for adulthood..

Your sons and daughters have begun to erase the memories of childhood. The boy is almost a man..in his interests, his attitudes and thinking.The young woman has begun to blossom..still a lifetime of growing and learning ahead..but never ever again a child. Let us capture graduation portraits for you !

What will you bring to your session?

Some things stay the same as we still do personal consultations prior to your portraits and chat for a while as we design your session. As with most studios, ours is still best run “by appointment only” to give you the best of my time and attention. Schedule a personal consultation and we will come up with some great ideas

We take the time to show you why certain outfits and clothing styles are unflattering to the body and why not to use them. Don’t trust your family memories to just anyone with a digital camera.

Support photography studios (katieoneillphotography.com)that pay local and state taxes, collect sales tax for your local community & enjoy making timeless classic portraits not snapshots !

email : kopdstudio@hotmail.com