Hi, I'm Katya Keely Quinonez and I love to capture images of interiors and design that empower your brand!


Here's a bit about me...

I am a passionate, creative entrepreneur and "light painter" on a mission to assist people as they discover their creative purpose they want to share with the world. I've been in love with the world of images and their ability to communicate influential messages and capture historical moments ever since I was 11 years old when I joined the yearbook team. I spent countless hours looking through photos of my peers, organizing images, creating layouts, taking pictures, and in the process, I instantly developed a deep passion for my craft. Photography is my innate creative outlet that allows me to create the dream world that I visualize. It's my art form; the space where I go beyond my analytical mind and enter into a vibrant world of color, unique perspectives, and endless possibilities! There are a variety of ways to develop a single photo, and the photography process provides me the access to freely enter my unique inspirational zone where I experience complete fulfillment and creative bliss.

In 2011, I obtained my Bachelor's degree from the University of San Diego in Communication Studies with an emphasis in Images and Influence, and double minors in Marketing and Psychology. And in 2012, I obtained a Certificate in Digital Photography and Social Media from San Diego State University. I spent the last 9 years working with a variety of start ups, organizations, and small businesses assisting them with all things creative including: photography, branding, marketing, social media, writing, content creation, website design, and event planning.

It was in my mid 20's that I started to see the world from a new perspective. I started to see a visual, magical light and essence in the spaces around me, and I strived to capture and illuminate that light with my visual art. I wanted people to see and feel the world the way I do, full of magic, beauty and peace, and that's what led me to photographing interiors. Ever since I could remember, my mom was always in love with interior design and decor and she was constantly redecorating our home, buying new furniture pieces from different eras, and flipping through the latest interior magazines. She thought that as a child I didn't appreciate these things, and she was right at the time, but then one day I started to see the enchantment that she saw and I strived to capture it. I initially trained in real estate photography and quickly evolved into more artistic forms of imagery, like the ones my mom used to show me in her Elle Decor magazines :) It lights me up to shoot artistic images that empower creatives in building their brands.

Types of clients may include:

  • Interior Designers & Decorators
  • Architects
  • Feng Shui Practitioners 
  • Professional Organizers
  • Builders 
  • Home Stagers
  • Building Painters
  • Furniture & Home Decor Designers
  • Restaurant & Bar Owners
  • Coffee Shop Owners
  • Boutique Shop Owners
  • Property Managers & Apartment Complexes
  • Vacation Rental Operators
  • Wineries, Vineyards, Breweries
  • Event Spaces and Venues
  • Retreat Centers
  • Boutique Hotels
  • Holistic Wellness Practitioners, Coaches, Therapists
  • Artistic Creators
  • Event Planners
  • Hospitality Lounges & Spas
  • Coworking Spaces & Business Offices
  • Yoga & Exercise Studios

If you're looking for more marketing services beyond photography, I am also the Owner and Creative Director of Creative Sanctuaries, a boutique creative services agency. We have a team of content creators, social media mavens, graphic designers, and website designers that can support you in all your brand's marketing needs.

In my personal time I love to explore and adventure through nature, travel and spirituality. I love to read, write and discuss all things consciousness, art and design with my friends. You'll most likely see me with an iced coffee in hand, my laptop, flip flops and yoga pants on a casual day ;) I love to do intuitive readings for fun for family and friends. I am all about spiritual freedom, self expression and authentic communication. I dream of one day producing a coffee table book that compiles my journalistic writings and visual art, traveling the world, continuously meeting new people, encountering new cultures, and photographing the globe! 

Together, let's capture the artistic essence that brings the most energy to your soul

Please reach out if you're interested in connecting or collaborating. I love to meet new people and am open to a variety of opportunities and connections. I would love to connect with you! You can connect with me here.

If you would like me to photograph your space or design project, please fill out my lead form and in the comments please write:

  1. A brief description of your project
  2. Square footage of space
  3. Number of rooms and details you want captured
  4. Roughly around how many images you're looking for (if you don't know that's okay too)
  5. Location

If you have a project that is brand related, you can fill out my lead form with a brief description of your needs and an estimated timeframe you would like the deliverables.

I look forward to connecting with you!

~Katya

Love, Magic & Connection

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