Kelli is an amazing photographer. Not only do her pictures look beautiful, but she manages somehow to capture the spirit and personality of the babies/kids she photographs. You look at her pictures and feel like you know the child you are looking at. I am so thrilled with the photographs she has taken for us.
There are not enough words to describe what Kelli's talent has provided our family. She has documented our pregnancy, and newborn photos of our now 4 month old son. The photos she captured were so personal, and they fill not only our home, but our parents, siblings and friends home as well. What she does with newborns is nothing short of amazing. You cannot recreate it! Kelli is so incredibly easy and fun to work with from the booking process, through the actual shoot, and all the way to purchasing.
Over the last 2.5 years I've worked with about six different area photographers - most recently with Kelli and can absolutely recommend her without any hesitation! The truth is her work speaks for itself; she's clearly talented and captures images that are more like heart-stopping / breathtaking moments-in-time. I have several images from Kelli of me with my boys, and one in particular of my family together, that when look at them/us I can FEEL the love and it just fills my heart completely to have those photographs as a more-tangible reminder of it. I get compliments so often on her work that I should seriously carry around her business card and have recommended her to every single person to see our maternity and newborn session images. She has a natural, gentle ease about her. Nothing about her or working with her is forced. I felt comfortable with her - even when my big round belly was the center of her focus! My two year old couldn't seem to get enough of her: she was able to keep him engaged and get some priceless images of him and the "bump" of his then brother-to-be. From the moment we made contact, Kelli was open to ideas and input (not that she needed either but I was a bit desperate to make sure everything was perfect) and she didn't mind a ton of questions or taking the extra time. I did a lot of research before choosing Kelli for the maternity shoot and am 100% confident in that choice/her work. AND.... even beyond all that... Kelli's a genuine good person with great communication, responsiveness, work ethic and integrity. She is flexible and easy to work with, detail-oriented and really well put together. I enjoyed our sessions, am looking forward to working with her again and am happy to have lucked into finding her!!
I was lucky enough to find Kelli when she was just starting her business. She is like the baby-whisperer. She has such a gentle, peaceful way of getting the babies to sleep and arranging their little hands and feet into adorable poses. It has been so fun to see her client list grow... I have recommended her to many friends!
Kelli took some truly beautiful pictures of my family and my newborn son. We ordered a giant one that hangs on our mantle and everyone that visits is transfixed by that photo of my daughter cradling her little brother. Her talent truly lies in the way she captures moments in time rather than "posed" moments. This is a gift that not all photographers have. Combined with that eye for great shots, she has the technical talent to process her images into extraordinary pieces of art.
I could not be happier with the beautiful photo's of our girls we have gotten from Kelli! We have used her twice now, once for newborn pictures of our twins, and again when they were nine months, for photo's of all our girls! I was impressed both times with how Kelli makes our girls comfortable with sitting for pictures, and how she got some beautiful images of our older daughter through all the goof faces she was giving Kelli! We can't wait to work with her again, when we welcome our newest baby this summer!