let me tell you a snippet of mine.

Before you share your story,

My name is Kelly and I love living in Colorado! My sweetheart husband Zac and I even got married in the one and only Estes Park. We've been cheering each other on since middle school.

My family is a big part of who I am. Our motto is to make memories, so that's what I have set out to do. And I'm here to cherish yours and serve you.

Overall, my photography journey has been a lifelong creative process that allows me to see beauty all around me, including you!

Say hello

I’m down to earth and bubbly at the same time. I love random chats about life, traveling, and seeing art. When we meet, I can promise you two things - authenticity and joy.


I have been capturing memorable moments since I was a little girl. I know firsthand how priceless photos are, so I take my job seriously in every part of my presence - weddings, portraits, and more.


Fun facts for you.

My sisters are my ride or die.

We've been through a lot together; we're really good at lifting each other up and laughing.

Sushi has my heart.

I really wish Firestone, Colorado had luscious poke bowls to satiate my appetite. I bet I could eat more sashimi than you.

Sunsets inspire me.

The sun is my best friend and I love its entrance and exit on the horizon every day. Heartless romantic alert!

Holly is our Covid baby.

Born on Christmas day, Holly blesses our life with the most tail waggles you've ever seen.

My husband pretends to like my candles.

I love having a little flame burning. It roots me in my senses and consistency.

Zac and I have both lived overseas!

The first five years of my life was in Kobe, Japan, where I learned all about the power of peace and beauty. Later, I studied Shakespeare at Oxford University. Nerd alert!

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MISSION


Kelly Photo & Design crafts connections between loved ones through the artistic storytelling of humanity.

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MISSIon


Kelly Photo & Design crafts connections between loved ones through the artistic storytelling of humanity.

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MISSION


Kelly Photo & Design crafts connections between loved ones through the artistic storytelling of humanity.

MY 2023 TRAVEL SCHEDULE


Ireland


Zac and I go on our first trip as a married couple! We decide to journey back to his beginning. I get to see where he grew up for many years and even learn more about his ancestors.


January




England


My sisters and mom go on our first trip without our dad to explore a new country and its charming qualities. We love bountiful flowers and history, not to mention cream tea and Indian food.


July




Illinois


Back to our home base, Zac and I connect with family. We love the expanse of fields and colorful skies. Plus, it's always a treat to see people who mean a lot to us. I'm often looking for an excuse to go back.


Thanksgiving




Arizona


Off to the cacti! Pool time and golf time for Zac leaves us happy campers. I get to read my book, talk smack with my brother-in-law, and attempt to help my mother-in-law in the kitchen.


CHristmas

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let's hop on a plane.

Adventure around the world.

I feel so lucky to be able to experience new places. Zac and I prioritize culture and art because of what it adds to our life. Since my family lived in Japan and Zac's in Ireland, our hearts yearn for the world's corners.

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MY 2024 TRAVEL SCHEDULE


Crested Butte


Zac and I hit the slopes of this amazing mountain. It would be an honor to capture a snowy wonderland in Colorado's majestic landscape. Or maybe a flowery summer session would do the trick.


February





Oregon


Time to explore the forests and foggy coast of the Pacific Northwest. It's a dream of mine to experience the rainy aura of this place. Meet me there for a one-of-a-kind session.


MARCH





Costa Rica


My goal is to go paragliding in this paradise. Or how about sailing? Maybe ziplining? Who knows what adventure awaits, but you could join me in capturing beautiful memories.


JUNE






Japan


This is a special trip to my family since we lived there when we were young. So, my mom is kindly touring us around to see the timeless temples and peaceful society.


Thanksgiving

"Art is the resolution of chaos."

- Steve Stanton

My SERVICES

Photography

Weddings + Portraits

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Photography

Weddings + Portraits

Photos have always been way more than social media to me. They are tangible memories and priceless art. I want your home to represent your love. I want your eyes to see how special you are.

Design

Branding + Art

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Design

Branding + Art

Piecing together the perfect stationary that catches attention, provides information, and sparks creativity is the best puzzle to me. I love seeing ideas come to life.

Writing

Blog + Books

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Writing

Blog + Books

Writing is a big part of who I am and it has taken a lot of courage to link it to my business since it's a vulnerable process. This is what life is all about!

Store

Decor + Swag

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Store

Decor + Swag

I want to dream big. Every image and item comes from emotion and storytelling.

Volunteer

Humanity + Community

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Volunteer

Humanity + Community

I care about the world and I care about change. I have always wanted my work to be rooted in these.

Testimonials

"Kelly is AMAZING! She is unbelievably talented! My husband dislikes family photos with a passion and Kelly was able to make it so comfortable and care free! She is affordable, punctual, and super flexible! We will be scheduling photos with her for all our important events!"

Walter Family

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