Kathryn MacDonald is a San Francisco-based photographer, web designer and marketer who focuses on interiors and portrait photography, and designing photo-intensive websites for small- to medium-size businesses.

For over 15 years, Kathryn MacDonald Photography has been in business working with interior designers, B&B owners, wineries, law firms, financial services firms, business leaders, artists, dancers and Bay Area families. Interior designers choose Kathryn for her ability to capture an inviting angle or creative detail, and for her impeccable organization and time management skills. She is genuinely inspired by interiors and strives to convey a designer’s timeless elegance and essence. Her photos have appeared in Elle Décor, Traditional Home, Home Beautiful, Time Magazine as well as numerous Bay Area shelter magazines California Home & Design, Gentry and C Magazine as well as national and local blog features such as Gray Malin, SF Girl, Pagoda Red and Modern Sanctuary.

Portraiture, on location or in the studio, is where Kathryn’s warmth and sense of humor put the client at ease. She coaches her subject with subtle suggestions to make them look spontaneous and natural, so that by the end of a session, the client has a wide range of images to choose from when selecting the perfect head shot.

Kathryn’s eye for sophisticated interior designs is a natural segue to website design. She designs sites that rely upon stunning photographs to sell a client’s product or service, or that transport you to a unique experience or place. Her clients include interior designers, building contractors, interior design industry vendors, law firms and musicians.

Kathryn holds a Liberal Studies degree from UC Santa Barbara. She studied photography at the Academy of Art University, and Marketing, SEO and Social Media at SF State University and Academy X. She has given generously of her time on pro bono projects for American Marketing Association SF, the Department of the Environment for the City and County of SF, Better Angels SF and The League of Women Voters SF.

After lugging heavy cameras and lenses around with her before digital cameras became the norm, Kathy’s personal challenge is to photograph her own vacation travels by only carrying her iPhone. Some of her favorite pastimes are attending independent film festivals, shopping for jewelry and finding that next pair of shoes she can’t live without.


San Francisco Interiors & Portrait Photographer Kathryn MacDonald