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My passion is capturing photographs of heartfelt moments for families to savor forever as keepsake memories. Whenever I'm not helping your family, you can find me loving on my own. Camping trips, boba tea, and card games are our favorite ways to connect!  

I'm Kelly

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Indiana Family & Lifestyle Photogapher

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My passion is capturing photographs of heartfelt moments for families to savor forever as keepsake memories. Whenever I'm not helping your family, you can find me loving on my own. Camping trips, boba tea, and card games are our favorite ways to connect!  

I'm Kelly

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Indiana Family & Lifestyle Photogapher

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Maybe it’s because I just don’t love the cold and dreariness of winter, but I can’t stop going back to look the Isenbarger’s beach family photos at Indiana Dunes last year. (Although I was born in Minnesota, I think I might be a warm weather girl at heart!) This post is especially for my Midwest friends. But the beach is too far away… Have you…

February 26, 2024

I have some exciting but bittersweet news to share.  In August 2024, our family’s journey will be moving us to Greensboro, North Carolina! This announcement is SOOO bittersweet, considering the incredible memories we’ve made here in Indiana over the past 7.5 years.  Two of our 3 kids were born here.  Brian completed his PhD here.  We bought our first house here.  We started our photography…

February 6, 2024

Whenever life is hurtling obstacles my way, I’m typically a “just-watch-me-overcome-and-persevere” kind of person rather than a “it-must-be-a-sign-the-universe-is-trying-to-tell-me-something” kind of person. It’s probably stubborness! (Just ask my husband or parents…) So when I tell you it took three tries to get the Armentrout’s family photos at Indiana Dunes this past summer, you’ll understand that I was going to make these beach photos happen no matter…

January 22, 2024

Family of 5 with 3 young kids sitting in the sand at sunset at Indiana Dunes.
Gosh, it’s been cold here! I just opened up my spring and summer 2024 calendar, so I’m already getting excited for warmer weather so I can start shooting outside again. During these coldest days of winter so far, spring and summer still feel a long way off. But my booking calendar always keeps me thinking months ahead! Although it’s only the second week of class…

January 17, 2024

I’m thrilled to share the joy and cuteness of this minimalist floral cake smash session to celebrate Fiadh’s recent first birthday! As a photographer who specializes in capturing priceless moments, let me tell you – cake smash sessions are the epitome of fun and frolic! I love these photos of Fiadh and her parents SOOO much, but can I be honest for a sec? Getting…

December 5, 2023

Statement outfits—outfits that really stand out or draw attention—are sneakily one of my favorite things about senior photos. Not all, but many of my seniors choose an outfit or piece for their senior photos that really stands outs in a way that “makes a statement” about who they are! The reason I love statement outfits so much is that are one of the major ways…

October 6, 2023

Many clients come to me expecting their family photo session to be a stressful event. They really really want the photos, but with young kids, they assume the process of getting the photos will be a challenge. We all want stress-free family photos, right? I admit that there is a lot of work involved—getting everybody dressed and ready to go can be a chore all…

September 21, 2023

One my favorite things about taking senior photos is the artistic journey of uncovering and capturing the distinct personality of each senior. My goal is that their senior portraits authentically represent who they are. While I do get to know them a bit before our session, the real magic unfolds once my camera comes out. I work with all types of seniors and thrive on…

September 14, 2023

senior photo of girl lying on asphalt
Did you know that your outfit colors can impact the whole mood and vibe of your photos? As you can tell from my portfolio, my bread and butter is capturing memories that give off warm and cozy vibes. That’s why I recommend muted colors and subtle patterns. So, whenever clients show up to a session with dark shades like black and navy blue, I’ll admit,…

September 7, 2023

You’re ready to freeze time and create an image you’ll cherish, but there’s just one problem… What do you wear? Some days it’s challenging enough to get everyone dressed in the first place, much less in coordinated duds.  That’s where this inspirational style guide comes in. It is packed with summer family photo outfits, dress ideas for mom, and color palettes to get you started.…

March 28, 2023