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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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If you’re an entrepreneur, you’ve probably never spent a single second googling best practices for shutting down your company. I know I didn’t. Nor did I ever intend to. It is basically the antithesis for business growth. And, the topics that you don’t go searching for are often the most difficult to face, such as, […]

There are all kinds of triangles. Love triangles. The Bermuda Triangle. Plain old high school geometry. Why do triangles seem so difficult, if not downright dangerous? If you want to master your fancy camera – and I know you do – there’s one more tricky triangle you’ve gotta master. Allow me to introduce the exposure […]

Digital cameras are kind of like mothers: they LOVE to make decisions for us. Pop that puppy into AUTO and it will take care of all those pesky settings that are so scary to newbie photogs. And, hey, your photos will be, well, fine. Sure, you’ll get decent contrast. Passable exposure. A uniform depth of field. […]

It was supposed to be a gift to myself. A splurge as I moved from broke-ass student life to the luxuries of adulting. I bought my first DSLR camera on eBay for $600. A week’s pay in those days.  I was so FRIGGIN’ excited! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I popped in the battery and memory card, put the lens on, […]

The day I got my first fancy camera was kind of like the day my son was born. All of a sudden I had this small, precious, complicated item I’d deeply yearned for in my hands. So exciting. And so freakin’ terrifying. What the HECK do I do with this thing? At least the camera […]

I have photographed so many people in so many different settings. Sometimes I find myself in a very controlled, cool calm and collected studio setting, other times in unfamiliar environments, and more often in the hullaballoo of a fast-paced, emotionally charged wedding day. And, while the circumstances and the overall environment can vary, there are a […]

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 […]

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 […]