Today I’m excited for another featured vendor post, the fabulous Kelley Photo. She inspired me with her beautiful pics of Sarah and Jakes wedding, so I wanted to make sure to post a little bit more about her and her business. Plus she’s super duper cute herself!
Kelley lives in Tonganoxie, Kansas, close to Lawrence. She says she does a lot of her shooting on their 10 acre plot of land, and feels blessed to be able to work from home and enjoy being outside too. Kelley Photo also has a studio space in the Kansas City River Market for when she feels like switching it up to something more urban, with lots of shooting options and great restaurants nearby.
Kelley went to college to be a graphic designer, and her second semester she took a photo course. She says it was love at first snap, and she’s been smitten ever since. She started her business, Kelley Photo, in January of 2005, and says “It’s such an amazing job, to be able to capture such awesome moments and emotions. I really love what I do!!”
When asked what she likes to shoot other than weddings, Kelley easily answers people (as opposed to landscapes, objects, etc.). She says she’s drawn to shooting young women, high school senior sessions are some of her favorite. ”It’s such a fun time in your life and it’s great to be able to capture all that energy and hope and excitement.”
One of the unique features Kelley Photo offers are their “coquette sessions”. She says they are such a magical and unique gift to give someone special. She works with her clients from start to finish to make them come out of their shell: “It’s amazing to watch girls come in the door shy and nervous, and leave feeling so confident and beautiful!”, not to mention the reaction they get from the giftee. She thinks every girl should do one at least once in their lives. Kelley has a feature in the most recent Spring/Summer issue of KC Weddings Magazine about these one of a kind sessions.
When asked if she’s always wanted to shoot weddings, Kelley says they’ve always been a part of the business. She has scaled back from doing one almost every weekend of the year when she first started to a limited number (5-10 a year). She wants to take time to really focus on her clients and get involved with their day. She says her favorite part of being involved with a couple is not just their big day, but the journey from their engagement all the way up to when they have families.
Thanks for getting to know Kelley. Find more of her beautiful images on her blog at: kelley-blog.com