Hey Kelley! That mom with an artist heart, that never makes enough time for herself, but is still dying to try. I want to enjoy this life and all I am creating along that way. Photography is hardly the only thing I love in this world and I find none of us fit into one shape alone. Let's explore the different pieces and identities to celebrate YOUR story, not one you have seen somewhere else. Those loves, hobbies, happenstance moments are all part of it. No need to be anything but you. I'm there to direct or just witness. We will know when we are in it. And hey I'm human, so I remember what it is like to have those jitters too...
In the dark night of the soul, I needed a place of creative expression for myself and also needed a big change from my current career. The freedom and carefreeness shines through because when I chased the “what if dream” it grew beyond what I could imagine.
I’m a Mom to 2 wild boys, two cats and heaps of plants
I rearrange my home often. The physical space around me influences my well-being and mindset so completely.
I love floral arranging, and often include “weeds” (Which are just native plants that need a re-brand)
I love all things woo-woo. I have practice Reiki and tarot readings. Yes, we can certainly add these to your sessions.
Favorite pre-kid activities: Traveling + Art
Favorite post-kid activities: Traveling + Art because some things never change
We do a little planning a head of time...
But when we show up to the shoot we are present. We let plans shift and unfold as they will. Because this might be even better than we planned...
After the shoot, we likely embrace, some times cry and we get to relive it all again when the images float into your inbox, on to prints and into your life moving forward a few weeks later.
To chase down that creativity.
To let the ruffle of a leaf pull your attention to the path we take. Dance, play, cry, rest. To follow your intuition.
We are all born creatives and artists.
You cannot get it wrong. What is meant to come through will.
We rest assured we can return to that moment as we move to the next. Those treasured memories stored and collected.
"We love Kelley!! She is so easy to work with and takes beautiful photos! We recently took our maternity pictures w her and could not have had a better experience. Kelley's approach is relaxed and fun and brings out the best in her subjects. We weren't exactly sure what we wanted but Kelley was flexible and patient, offering great ideas throughout. She obviously loves what she does and it shows in how she works with clients as well as the final product. Best of all, she encouraged us to bring along and include our pup in the pictures which we just loved. Highly recommend Kelley to anyone looking for a photographer to capture those special moments (esp those candids!) and will def use her talents again in the future."
We’ve worked with Kelley for the last three years. We’ve done a variety of photo sessions with her ranging from a maternity boudoir, holiday photos, and most recently, a family maternity photo shoot. Kelley is simply amazing. I have always been uncomfortable in front of the camera. Kelley immediately puts me at ease. She blends serious photography skills with light-hearted candor and our shoots with her always feel relaxed and genuine. We even did a “mini-session” and with just 20 minutes to shoot, there was never any pressure. She knows kids and worked extremely well with our toddler. Our photos are always stunning and there’s no one we’d rather work with. We plan on keeping her for years to come!
We hired Kelley to help us capture the birth of our second daughter. I knew I wanted some modest stills of the entire birthing process but I was also interested in possibly getting a video created, too. We reached out to Kelley after doing a few other photography sessions together. Although she was new to the categories of birth and videography, she offered to do it all!
I received a few pictures instantly & got the entire video and more stills a little over a week later... yes, ONE week later. Every single image I received was perfectly edited & perfectly captured. The work she put in to our video to make it exactly as we dreamed... it just brought me to tears. She is always going to be our go-to photographer!