Allow me to Introduce myself...
Hi, I'm Kelly.
The importance of photographs is obvious to me and most people. Where I find inspiration may not be. Music is huge for me. Yes I find inspiration from some movies but music is always playing in my head and there's usually a soundtract to your session. I like so many genres of music and eras it's difficult to narrow down my favorites but here are are few; Led Zepplin, The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, Talking Heads, Bob Marley, Neil Young, Bob Dylan, Pearl Jam, Foo Fighters, The Black Keys, and Radio Head come to mind. The list is extensive and ranges from Jazz to Mo-town.
My goal is to romanticize the parts of your life that I have the honor of viewing. Providing you with a time machine to past memories. My approach leans towards genuine moments that are unposed and more candid. A documentary styled approach, the author of your story. I am capable of prompting and coaching you if absolutely necessary; however, I prefer authentic interactions. I wish to provide images to cherish as heirlooms that will be the center of conversation for younger generations and of course, hopefully printed.
Photography resonates with me because it is powerful and meaningful. Pieces of our journey, stages of the different chapters of our lives, and eventually, the only remnants left of our existence.
I am a mom, wife, and educator. Aside from my love for photography, I enjoy many things; coffee & Chai, Rice bowls and comfort food, different cultures + diversity, languages (I speak Italian & some Spanish), nature; I find peace in the solitude of trees and mountains. The depth of the ocean scares the shit out me. Although I can appreciate it and love the shore, you won't find me diving into dark waters. I"m adventurous although usually confined to the midwest. When possible, my family and I escape to the mountains to ski. I enjoy whiskey, good company, and music. When I'm not a photographer, my title is Educational Diagnostician, where I work to help children in the school setting. I was also a special education teacher for 14 years.
"take care of your memories, for you cannot relive them."-Bob Dylan