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)



Katie ONeill 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:

Located at 510 Linson Lane, Friendswood, Texas

Monday – Saturday 8am-8pm

Closed Sundays to honor the Lords Day

We work by confirmed appointment only.

Please use blue studio door off the carport.

About Me

My name is Kathleen ONeill, I am a wife and mother to 7 children, now ranging between 18 and 33 !

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 well composed 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.

After an elective class in Photography at Montclair State College, I decided to change course and researched where I could learn about Photography to be able to pursue it professionally.

Rhode Island School of Photography located in Providence, was one of the only 2 choices in 1983.  I didn’t want to attend Brooks Institute in Santa Barbara, due to its distance from my home .

The school was an excellant experience, we had great teachers and learned how to use the medium format cameras, like Bronica, Mamiya and Hasselblads as well as Commercial 4×6 and 8×10 cameras, where you look at your subject upside down and backwards in order to really learn composition. We learned to develop film, print images, using studio lighting, on and off camera flash and more,

After graduation, I work as a photographer using Bronica & Mamiya medium format cameras with weddings, children, families and newspaper work 1986-1996 in the San Joaquin Valley, California and the last 26 years in the the Friendswood-Clear Lake area here in the great state of Texas !

Our portraits have been hanging in the 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 many scenic outdoor settings including  rustic stone walls, country barn and nearby fields.

Experience our 500sq foot Studio studio. We have the capacity to photograph large groups indoors.

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.