HI, I’M KELLY!
I’m letting you know right now that I will definitely give you a big hug when we meet.
For as long as I can remember, I’ve been a hopeless romantic. I grew up obsessed with Disney movies and rom coms (and yes, I’m still in love with both of those things and belt out Disney songs often). So when I photographed my first wedding in 2013, I fell. In. Love. All the emotion and the happiness and the celebrating. I felt right at home.
I love feelings, reflection, all things artsy and creative, and deep life talks. I'm the spitting image of an enneagram 4 (google it to get real personal real quick and learn literally everything about me). Yep, I’m that person that has deep conversations with people I’ve just met. So let’s talk!
EVERYTHING I DO IS INTENTIONAL.
It’s my life motto. I treasure & nurture the people in my life. And you bet that my couples are no exception.
You are a rare freaking gem to me. This isn't just a job to me and photography isn't just something that I'm passionate about. You are more to me than just a date on the calendar or the florals you choose and the designer of your dress (though I love freaking out about those details with you too and good design makes me happier than most things). I care about you. The human, the soul, the friend in front of me. You can trust that I will show up on your wedding day to show you my heart for this work.
Show up for the honor of doing such fun, meaningful, playful, joyful, emotional work and to capture and create the vision you have always imagined. Being a wedding photographer, I get to care and invest in people in their families, in the art behind it all, in the simple moments, and in the intricate ones that we craft together. That’s a huge deal to me! I want you to have alllll the fun and bathe in the laughter and dance your freaking ass off on your wedding day, knowing that you are well taken care of, the candid moments are being captured (and know that they honestly mean everything to me because I know they mean everything to you), and that you'll have those badass, creative photos to post on instagram and the adorable, emotional photos to show to your family and friends.
WHEN I’M NOT PHOTOGRAPHING WEDDINGS, I’M PROBABLY WATERING MY 40+ PLANTS.
And I’ll probably be dancing my ass off to Cardi B while doing so.
Or listening to slow, indie music and maybe crying a little because sometimes chill music makes me little emotional. Yep, I cry at songs and movies and will most definitely cry at your wedding. Don't even think about showing me all the cute puppy photos on your phone because I will lose it (but actually show me all the photos, please). I’m a laidback, type A listmaker. It’s a thing, I swearrr! Happiness is lots of chocolate and my mom’s homemade Mexican food. And I’m warning you now, I will use way too many smiley faces and emojis when we talk. 🖤
My family is the heart behind everything I do. I would choose to do life with them in every lifetime, in any universe, forever and ever and ever. My 8-year-old puppy, Little D, is the light of my life and my editing buddy. I’m a major homebody, and I feel most at peace during family movie nights with a sleeping puppy in my lap. But I’m always up for a weekend camping trip or an impromptu week in NYC. My family moved to Indianapolis from Monterrey, Mexico when I was three, and it’s my dream to give my parents the world for all the sacrifices they made for me. They taught me to strive for excellence and hustle always, so you know that I kick ass in everything I do. Plus I’ve got a 16-year-old sister I love to spoil, so, you knowww, I’m working hard to make all these dreams come true! I just love to love them.
“Kelly is a beautiful, real, kind soul! It reflects in her photography.”
“She’s very down to earth and digs her hands into nature. It’s absolutely refreshing and comforting to be her clients. Kelly made us feel comfortable. Because we are part of the LGBT community, we were afraid to reach out to people we didn’t know. However, Kelly is loving, inclusive, and open to all types of love. We have never felt so welcomed. She’s an amazing person! She made us feel incredibly at peace and comfortable. She always sets a tone and an ambiance during photo sessions. We couldn’t have more to say about her! We will always recommend Kelly when we know friends are looking for a photographer! She’s so great as an artist and as a person. We love her!”
| Kali & Emylee, Wedding in Brown County, Indiana