“The magnum looks awesome! ...Thank you again for all your stellar work!”
-Nicole Lyons, Four Vines

“I am absolutely stoked about the photos! Outstanding. Love your work as always.”
-Ariki Hill, Labyrinth Wine Cellars

“Thank you so much, the bottle shots look great! I love them.”
-Janell Dusi, J Dusi Wines

“These are great!... Thank you for taking on our project on short notice, we really appreciate it!”
-Kim Murphy-Rodrigues & Teresa Zagala, Robert Hall Winery

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About Red Boots Studios

To create positive and dynamic visual connections between our clients and their customers.  – Red Boots Studios, Mission Statement


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Kevin Daugherty

Photographer • Designer

Kevin is one of those lucky people who got to be born and grow up in the San Luis Obispo area. He was smitten with making photos at a young age when his aunt let him try out her Nikon FM. You might say that he and photography just clicked.

It was while he was serving as Stage Manager for the Ambassador Auditorium, in Pasadena, that he was introduced to graphic design. He had the opportunity to work with the publishers of the journal for the Town Hall of California, doing the typesetting, and gaining a wealth of knowledge about design, layout, and the printing process.

In the fall of 2000, Kevin took the leap, followed his dream, and was accepted as a student at Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara. Through that intense program, he gained the skills needed for tackling the challenges of commercial photography.

When he's not doing design projects or snapping pics, you'll probably find him having some sort of adventure with their son, working on his VW Bug, or playing tuba in one of the three bands he claims membership -- the Joyful Noise Orchestra, the Morro Bay White Caps, and the San Luis Obispo County Band.

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Scribbler • Doodler

Sandy grew up in the rugged foothillls of Calgary, Canada. Even though she misses having ski runs in easy reach, skating at Bowness Park, curling, and five pin bowling, she wouldn't want to live anywhere else than the Central Coast.

Her key responsibilities include managing their ongoing projects with the San Luis Obispo Chapter of the California Landscape Contractors Association (CLCA) and being the keeper of the books. She's also a freelance writer/illustrator with a keen interest in animation.

Along with being a flutist in the Joyful Noise Orchestra and the Morro Bay White Caps, she's homeschooling their son, and she heads for the seaside, to walk and enjoy the beauty of the area, any chance she gets.


What's in a name . . .

bobo in red boots

Jaremy walking on Nose Hill
in Calgary, Alberta, wearing
his favourite red boots

There's Something Special about those Boots

Our story begins with a trip to Santa Barbara while Kevin was studying at Brooks Institute of Photography. The key character, Jaremy, was about three years old at the time. As they neared a bend in the road, close to Gaviota Pass, both Kevin and Sandy happened to notice the pair of precious little red-booted feet perched on the armrest between them. At once, they had the same thought -- "Red Boots Something-or-other, that would be a great name for a business!"

A couple of years went by. They returned to the San Luis Obispo area to reestablish their graphic design business, looking forward to adding Kevin's photography skills into the mix. Then, when the timing was right, they duly dubbed their company "Red Boots Studios."