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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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When most people think about branding, it’s the tangibles that they consider: a great logo, a catchy tagline, nice fonts. But in reality, branding is so much more than how nice things look. Instead, branding is the emotional connection you create with your clients and potential clients and it spans from the moment they lay […]

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 […]

I have photographed more people than I can count, and like anything, the process can be very repetitive. It goes something like this. Set up camera, enter photo subject, position subject, snap photos, show subject the photos, cue photo subject’s self-deprecation monologue. Next, the photo subject is back in front of the camera, pointing his […]

From the moment I met Jenny ten years ago, I knew we were kindred spirits. I mean, she loves living in Saint John new Brunswick, she has a special place in her heart for all things furry and an obvious passion for photography. Her romance with her surroundings: her world and the people and things in […]

You guys, I GET to photograph people who are in love. I can’t begin to explain what a privilege that is. This couple, in particular, is a special one. Dave and Camille met in Physiotherapy school at Dalhousie (the same place I studied Occupational Therapy!). They were just friends for most of the two years while […]

It is a rare gift when a photographer finds herself before a naturally affectionate and photogenic couple (or family) for a portrait session. If this happens, be sure to give a silent thank you to the Photography Gods and carry on snapping away. If you’ve been photographing people (regular everyday people, not trained models), by […]

There were audible gasps as Gillian descended the regal staircase at Shadow Lawn Inn. From the corner of my eye, I saw Chris snap a quick one from his phone, one of those emotional split-second moments I am certain he wanted to preserve forever. Afterwards, I heard him say to her, “Look at you, how’d I get […]