Katherine Gray- Owner/Sole Proprietor of Katherine's Kreations L.L.C.

Graduated from: CSU Chico (2007)

Degree: Bachelor's of Science in Computer Science- Applied Computer Graphics- Production Option

Minor: Art Studio

Other degrees: Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts from Sierra College (2004)

I grew up in California and went to college for the 'creative' side of Computer Science- digital photography, modeling, texturing, animation. I also studied Fine Art- film photography, drawing, art history.

My first foray into photography as a possible career was high school (2001) and 35mm film techniques and darkroom. That education continued at CSU Chico with my grandmother's Minolta 35mm camera. I bought my first digital camera and took my first photo computer class in 2005, and bought my first DSLR in 2009, a Cannon Rebel XT. In 2014 I acquired my second Cannon, a Rebel T1i. Along the way I bought all my equipment with the money I made from Photographing anything I could get my lens on. I started Katherine's Kreations L.L.C. in April of 2014. I acquired my 3rd camera, a Canon T6i in 2017 along with various lenses- 300mm and a macro, for longer and shorter distances, effectively giving me (and my clients!) more creative options, and my first camera is officially retired. I also became the Frame Shop Manager at Hobby Lobby in 2017, which has been a useful link to provide full service for my clients!

Q: What is your favorite part of your job?
A: I love making things for people. I love creating a fun environment, we'll be friends when I'm done! I'll give you any and all tips I know to make sure you look great. I love that my clients call me up when their first child is born after I've done their wedding photos, and when I look at my facebook friends, they still use the photo I took of them years down the road. I make sure my clients are happy, that they are proud to post these pictures on social media and recommend me to their friends, because that's the best sort of advertisement!

Q: What makes you special / Why should we choose you?
A: I strive to catch all the best moments during weddings and events as well as make creative photos. My favorite part of photography is post-production. Photoshop. Making collages, creating effects, adding elements, perfecting the already great. My degree in Computer Science allows me to create exciting photos! In my photo edits, I create borders, vignettes, color pops, sepia-tone and black and white, to name a few. I believe there is an artistry in looking at a photo and seeing the possibilities. Making something great even more wonderful is my odyssey. It's what I love the most about what I do. Give me the opportunity to show you.

Q: How many photos will you take?
A: I subscribe to the theory "The more, the merrier". I take 100 to 200 photos per hour to try to capture everything I possibly can for my clients.

Bras for a Cause

The bra I decorated to support Bras for a Cause "Mardi-Bra" won first place by public vote in April 2015! Proceeds from vote casting went to the American Cancer Society.

Onslow Times Featured Artist Article

The Coastal Carolina Artists & Crafters Guild chose me as their Featured Artist and the local newspaper wrote a nifty article about me! Yay!


My art 'Castle' was selected for the book cover of Mousecatraz: The Walt Disney World College Program.

CSU Chico Excellence in Computer Graphics Awards

Second Place in the Digital Stills competition for Light Puddle
Second Place in the 3D Computer Modeling competition for Abandoned Mine
Third Place in the 3D Animation competition for Bonanza