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Hello friend, I'm Kelly and I am so happy you are here! I abandoned my career as an OT to pick up a camera and follow my heart. I love the east coast and am fuelled by coffee, pizza and red wine. I am a wife, a mom and a lover of rescue mutts. I go adventuring in the summer and I hibernate in the winter. I blog about photography, business and all things inspirational.

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They did their first school project together in grade 8. They have the same name. They competed with each other for the highest grade in high school. They spent late nights at the campus library together studying medicine. They will become doctors together. He looks at her as if she is the only human in […]

I mean, how hard can it be? You got yourself a fancy camera, you figured out how to take a nice photo, maybe you even had someone design a great logo or create an awesome brand guide for you, you claimed your very own corner of the internet with a flashy website, you set your […]

I’ve photographed over 100 weddings. It is really hard to believe sometimes that I have stood by and watched, 100 sets of vows, 100 ring exchanges, 100 dresses being put on, thousands of ties being tied and boutonnieres being pinned, and probably millions of laughs and millions of tears. It is nothing short of a […]

Here we go – we are doing it again – we are diving head first into the ever busy wedding season! When I first started out as a wedding photographer, it felt like each wedding day was one session of winging it after another. I mean, I would clean and prep my gear, surf the web […]

It’s a fairly new concept, the ‘First Look.’ It is definitely on the less traditional side of the spectrum. A First Look is when the Bride and Groom decide to see each other before the ceremony on their wedding day. Often it is a little curated so that of course we can get some magical […]

Nope, it’s not the perfect composition or the latest full frame DSLR. It’s not entirely what lightroom presets you use or even your prices. In fact, you could be the best photographer in the WORLD, but without giving any attention to this, you will never reach your full potential as a photographer, or as any […]

I was like a kid on Christmas morning when the latest issue of The Maritime Edit had arrived in our mailbox. I couldn’t wait to get home and read that thing from start to finish. This magazine is an incredible resource for east coast Canadians and fans of the east coast of Canada. Inside you’ll see […]

It’s My Birthday

Mar 13, 2018

It’s my birthday today. And while it seems like each year they come faster and faster, I feel more and more love and gratitude with each passing year. Every year on my birthday I sit and reflect. When I think back on my 38th trip around the sun, it was a true catalyst towards what’s […]

http://kellylawson.ca/beginner-photography Have you ever made the perfect fruit and muesli parfait breakfast and thought, “this is so instagrammable” only to be disappointed by the photo you took of it? (Ok let’s be real: my breakfast is rarely glamorous, usually my 4-year old’s leftover bowl of Captain Crunch or half eaten Eggo waffle). Or have you been at […]

For those of you braving the frigidity this winter, here are a few tips for taking better photos during outdoor winter shooting so you won’t have to learn anything the hard way! 1. Cold batteries drain faster It is true, a cold battery will drain faster than a room temperature battery. Make sure you pack […]