About Us

Auda & Auda

Auda & Auda is a team of two highly trained, deeply creative professionals who love documenting architecture in all its forms. Each project is visually captured through photographs that include big overall shots, medium views and all the juicy details. Their pictures are not only a record of each client's work, but they provide the means to market business, attain publication and compete to win awards.


Kate Auda

Kate, detail-oriented to the max, hones right in to understand each client’s needs and then knows how to put the plan into action. She translates each client’s design vision through the lens. Like Michael, Kate is also a lighting expert who knows how to create depth and balance in a photograph.

An introvert who pretends to be an extrovert, Kate grew up in California and Colorado. Before motherhood, she was a ski bum and water skiing is like walking on water for her. She is not a fan of chewing gum, but loves to read, especially historical fiction, and travel. Kate is a runner who often participates in San Diego’s Rock n’ Roll half marathon and San Diego’s Finest City race.


Michael brings the “big picture” to every project and prides himself on his ability to do whatever it takes to get the job done. His expertise in lighting provides the ability to create mood and drama to his images. His knowledge and talent for retouching sets him apart.

Michael is fluent is Italian — his parents emigrated to the USA from Italy just before he was born — and he learned English, along with his mother, at the age of four. He’s a great cook and loves to garden. Michael is a former ski bum who hates cheese, but loves sushi. He learned how to bottle wine from his nonno in Northern Italy’s Piemonte region and hiked a large section of the Appalachian Trail with his dachshund, Bella.    

Client List

Advent Advertising
Alternative Power Productions
Architects Orange
Aria Architects
Bailey Bishop Design
Basile Studios
Bendetti Company
Bijou French Bistro
Blair Search Partners
Bristol Hotel
Bust Magazine
BV Architecture
Castello di Borgomasino
Castello di Masino
Castello di Mazze
Castello di Moncreivello
Castello di Roppolo
Chart House Restaurants
Cisterra Development   
Coasterra Development
Cohn Restaurant Group
Consortium Holdings
Creekside Inn
Cucina Enoteca
Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse
Donovan's Steakhouse
Empress Hotel
FAI - Fondo Per L'Ambiente Italiano
Fairfield Inn and Suites

Greystone Hotels
H2 Public Relations
Hanna Gabriel Wells Architects
Hotel Los Gatos
Indie Yoga
Inn at Union Square
Ironside Fish & Oyster
Jennifer Adams Home
Jules Wilson Interior Design
Juniper and Ivy
Kataylst PR
Kilroy Realty
Kimpton Hotels
Kover/Fuller Agency
Landry's Inc.
Lloyd Russell, AIA
Lorenz Advertising
Marriott Hotels
Mountain View Country Club
MVE Architects
Nautilus General Contractors
Oasis Architecture
Oceana Coastal Kitchen
Pacific San Diego Magazine
Palomar Medical Center
Paradise Point
Peohe's Restaurant
Pizza Nova

Puesto Restaurants
Porto Vista Hotel
Restaurant 910
Results Inc.
RGB Group
Ryan Young Interiors
Safdie & Rabines Architects
Salvatore’s Cucina Italiana
San Diego Interfaith Housing
San Diego Home and Garden
San Diego Magazine

Seven Seas Best Western
Stella Mare's Restaurant
Steven Lombardi Architect
Tajima Restaurants
The Bristol Hotel
The Estancia
The Intercontinental
The Stanford Park Hotel
Thiel & Thiel Architects
Tin Roof Restaurant
Toll Brothers
University of California San Diego
Verant Restaurant Group
Vitro Advertising
Whitmore Architects
Woodside Hotels