Kathy Yates







Kathy Yates

Kathy Yates

San Francisco Bay Area, CA - United States


Welcome to my site!

I'm a fine art photographer living and working in the San Francisco Bay Area. My emphasis is on nature, floral, landscape, and travel photography.

Photography has always been a passion of mine. It's not just about getting the shot, but it's the whole journey to the final image. What I love about my work is when a person tells me that an image of mine has touched them or taken them to another place.

A View from the Other Side of the Lens--
As a professional model for over 25 years, I had the opportunity to work with some of the best photographers in the business. From technical aspects of the camera, the use of natural light, to a full appreciation of the creative process, the knowledge I gained from working with these professionals has been invaluable.

Global Perspective--
I was fortunate to live and work in some of the most beautiful cities in the world: Paris, Munich, London, Sydney, Miami, Chicago, and San Francisco. Traveling the world has left lasting impressions on me, many of which I have captured through my images.

Natural Approach--
My approach to photography is natural; from my preference to shooting film, to my love of using natural light. I shoot with a digital SLR camera now, but the richness in color and contrast of film will always be compelling to me. Many of my images have been taken with my Nikon F3 cameras, and a variety of Nikkor lenses and Velvia 50 film.

My work can be seen in private homes and businesses across the United States and Canada, as well as in numerous publications and calendars.

Whether I am shooting the delicate layers of a flower, an oak tree on a preserve, or a caf´┐Ż in Paris, I strive to find beauty in everything. My passion is to reveal it through the lens of my camera.

Thank you for looking at my work.


All images are copyrighted and owned by the artist Kathy Yates. Any reproduction, modification, publication, transmission, transfer, or exploitation of any of the content, for personal or commercial use, whether in whole or in part, without written permission from myself is prohibited. All rights reserved.


Budapest Chain Bridge Lion by Kathy Yates


Park Benches in Budapest by Kathy Yates


Volkswagen Beetle in Budapest by Kathy Yates


Budapest Cafe Chairs by Kathy Yates


Red Banana Palm 2 by Kathy Yates


Red Banana Palm 1 by Kathy Yates


Canna by Kathy Yates


Fuzzy Succulent by Kathy Yates


Jade by Kathy Yates


Fall Beauty by Kathy Yates


Tropical View by Kathy Yates


Bali Hai in Pastels by Kathy Yates


Bali Hai Silhouettes by Kathy Yates


French Lavender by Kathy Yates


Mission Garden by Kathy Yates


Rainbow over Hanalei by Kathy Yates


Sunset on Cozumel by Kathy Yates


Sunset Sea View by Kathy Yates


Twilight Zen by Kathy Yates


Caribbean Dreams by Kathy Yates


Sonoma Poppies by Kathy Yates


Bachelor Button by Kathy Yates


Sonoma Flower Farm by Kathy Yates


Exotic Beauties by Kathy Yates


Pink Peonies by Kathy Yates


On the Road to Point Reyes by Kathy Yates


Tomales Bay Wildflowers by Kathy Yates


Inverness by Kathy Yates


Garden Beauty by Kathy Yates


Nicasio Fence and Hills in Spring 2 by Kathy Yates


Old Church in Nicasio by Kathy Yates


Nicasio Fence and Hills in Spring by Kathy Yates


Wild Purple by Kathy Yates


Wildflower Meadow by Kathy Yates


Pink Checkerbloom Meadow by Kathy Yates


Wildflower View by Kathy Yates


Wildflower Trail by Kathy Yates


Russian Ridge View by Kathy Yates


Poppies on the Ridge by Kathy Yates


Carrizo Plain Wildflowers by Kathy Yates


Carrizo Gold by Kathy Yates


The Road to Carrizo Plain by Kathy Yates


Mountain Lupine by Kathy Yates


Space to Breathe by Kathy Yates


Carrizo Plain Fiddleneck by Kathy Yates


Soda Lake and Goldfields by Kathy Yates


Road to Carrizo Cow and Crow by Kathy Yates


Wheel and Wildflowers on Carrizo Plain by Kathy Yates