I can give you a snippet of mine.

Before I capture 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 lucky enough to be cheering each other on since middle school.

Because my family is a big part of who I am, I cherish my clients and their special people so much. Legacies are a big deal to me because that's all I have left after my dad passed.

Overall, I'm inspired by the sun and mountains, the sparkle in your eye, and your powerful soul. Can't wait to meet 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 promise you two things: authenticity and joy.


I love the complexities of life. I don't mind sitting in the real moment, whether that includes tears, laughter, goofiness, you name it. Your story is welcomed.


Fun facts for you.

My sisters are my ride or die.

We've been through a lot together, so 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.

Hello coffee shops.

If I get to do yoga and write at the Alley Cat in one day, that's an all-star day for me. My matcha lattes keep my business ideas flowing.

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. Any other lavender lovers here?

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 community. 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.

regular destinations



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 and reminisce where this great love story started.





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.


Past destinations


Ireland


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




England


My sisters and mom went 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.




Norway


It was such an honor to visit a high school friend who is living her best life in the Artic Circle. We "casually" hiked on mountains along the coast of the ocean. Lots of brown cheese and salmon later, I want to go back.




California


My mom and I want to go to as many national parks as we can, so we trek to beautiful corners of the country to feel wonder and awe. Plus, she tolerates how many times I stop and take a picture!

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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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Future Destinations

Morocco


Zac and I absolutely love learning new cultures and exploring the vast beauties of the world. We can't wait to visit mosques, the Sahara desert, and eat delicious pitas.




Costa Rica


Time to explore the forests and biodiversity of Latin America. It's a dream of mine to climb waterfalls and hang out with cute sloths.




Boston


History. I read it. I write it. I talk about it. As an educator, learning is one of my favorite things to do. I can't wait to see the architecture and cobblestones.





Japan


This is a special trip for my family since this is where our family identity really unified. So, my mom is kindly touring us around to see the timeless temples and beautiful society.

"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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