Durham, NC ~ Outdoor, on location
This beautiful family welcomed baby brother to their sweet little mix. We ended up with the most lovely outdoor summertime session to freeze these memories of big sisters snuggling that tiny bundle of joy. This is a favorite of my sessions for sure.
Durham, NC ~ Outdoor, on location
There is nothing that can compare to bringing home your first baby. The emotions, the love, the exhaustion. It is all so precious and amazing. It is truly the best time of your life.....even with the lack of sleep.
In Home Lifestyle Newborn Session
I'm not sure if this family could have been any more perfect. The setting was stunning and so perfect for a new sweet baby sis. Big sister was the perfect sweet snuggle bundle, and momma and daddy surely could hardly get enough of that newborn perfection.
In Home Lifestyle Newborn Session
I love capturing newborns in their home. It might be one of my very favorite types of sessions. This sweet family came for the first time to have photos made for their pregnancy announcement, and I have been so lucky to capture several memories since then.
Sweet Studio Session
What can I say.....the neutrals (and especially the whites) are my favorite for studio photos. I think I could shoot an entire studio session in all shades of whites.
Storybook Forestville Session
This session is one of my all time favorite family sessions to date. This first photo decorated my cover image for several years. Finley joined her sister Ailey, and they've been in front of my camera several times since this first one. I love seeing them grow up together.
This free group is an inclusive group for all kinds of moms (and moms to be) where you can feel safe to seek support, information, and fun with other moms nearby. I try to share fun things to do in the area, ideas for making life easier, and a good number of clever memes. The group is based in the triangle area of North Carolina, but we welcome moms from all over! Come on over and take a peek, introduce yourself, and let us know what you need from our supportive community.
In this group, I will also share portrait sessions, upcoming mini sessions, exclusive sales and limited edition events. I give you early access to book before the masses.
breathtaking • moments • captured
Ever since I was a little girl I had a passion and love for babies. Their sweet smell, the softness to their skin, the perfect curves to their little bodies is simple and stunning. There is nothing in life that changes you, alters your life, and moves your focus like a new baby. There is this amazing and pure perfection to a newborn baby that simply MUST be captured, created into artwork, and displayed for all to see. This time lasts for only a moment, and time is of the essence. Please contact me early in your pregnancy. We'll start planning straight away.
Capturing the perfection of every little detail for you to remember for a lifetime
CONTACT: You make contact with me to inquire about scheduling a photography session. I receive your inquiry and schedule a phone consultation. This way we can discuss any questions that you may have about scheduling and setting up you session. We discuss dates and style of your dream session. If you're not available on the phone, we'll chat via text or email. I am pretty flexible. We can work around what's best for both of us.
1. Say Hello
2. Presession consultation
PRE SESSION CONSULTATION: We chat about your expectations for you portrait session, and I explain to you all that I provide for you in your session. I answer any questions that you may have on dates, times and pricing and we set up a retainer for your session.
3. ask me Anything - PREPARATION FOR YOU SESSION
I show you several different options for locations to take your photos. You receive a digital welcome packet with all the information that is needed for planning your portrait fine art purchases. I also give you a little background on what to wear, and the beautiful client closet that I have available to you to use as you'd like, with my guidance. love to assist you with clothing ideas, coordination with your family and suggestions for where to purchase your outfits.....or how to use what you already have. I have a rather large client closet, including my little Hazel's fun closet, that I love to open to you and your family to wear on the day of your session. I want only the very best for you family art, and will assist in any way I can to create the perfect look for you, your family, and for the artwork that will be hanging in your home for generations to come.
4. THE PHOTO SESSION
We meet at an established location to photograph your portrait session. Depending on the type of session you have booked. The majority of sessions are set up early evening before sunset. Since moving to North Carolina, I have found a few locations that work beautifully for early morning light as well. this works especially well for families who worry about little ones with early bedtimes. The lighting is the most complimentary to my style closest to sunrise and sunset, and I insist that you have only the best for your photos. I will work with you to see what is the best time for your family, keeping in mind my artistic vision for your final portrait.
5. AFTER THE PORTRAIT SESSION:
Approximately 6 weeks following your portraits, I will set up a gallery viewing sessions with you. 10-40 photos will be presented for your selection, depending on your session. You will have custom wall designs, albums, wall art as well as digital options available for purchase.
ARCHIVING: All final photos that have been purchased at your session are archived in my database. Photos not chosen will be purged yearly from my database
retainer fee $200, Collections from $800, Wall Art from $100
Your newborn session will be set for the week of your due date. Don't worry a bit about the exact date .... we'll get it nailed down once your little bundle of love has arrived. We'll make all of our plans before hand, and create your most precious memories of your tiny new babe. These days go way too quickly, and I can hardly wait to accompany you on the sweet journey.
Kelly is so wonderful to work with! She is patient and found a way to capture moments while we were just being us, the natural glances and smiles while walking with our children. Nothing felt posed it all flowed so well and relaxed. Her editing and gallery presentation is flawless!! So impressed! Thank you Kelly for sharing your gift of freezing these family moments in time!! ~ Christie
"We had a really nice, and relaxing session with Kelly. It was so fun, and the pictures turned out more beautiful than we ever expected. It's a lifetime experience for us." ~Kim
"Kelly is hands down the best photographer. she is extremely personable and makes the experience feel very laid back all while paying incredibly close attention to every detail. My daughter felt like a true princess and these moments captured will be something our family cherishes for many years." ~Emily
"My family and I have enjoyed working with Kelly over the past several years. Our photos always turn out beautifully and are true works of art....I'm always happy! She takes the time to make sure that she understands the aesthetic..and that you understand hers. She is warm, caring, and a true professional!" ~Nicole
"Working with Kelly is always an amazing experience! She is helpful, kind, professional & incredibly talented. She always creates pure magic in her photos of my family! Kelly always brings my visions to life & her photos capture precious memories we will cherish forever." ~Samantha
"My family and I traveled from Florida to North Carolina so we could have a session with Kelly. It was completely worth it. We had a great time, and the images that Kelly delivered are stunning. Truly art that will be treasured for a lifetime! Looking forward to the next time!" ~Ashley
Kelly is amazing! She is able to capture our personalities in such an ethereal way. Portraits I will treasure for a lifetime! ~ April
Kelly is an artist. We have used her for our family photography year after year because she is patient, kind, and provides beautiful, artistic photos. We have several of her works hanging up in our home and we cherish the moments she captures for us. ~Nicole
Kelly Anne 3 photography is amazing!!! She made everything easy. I was able to express the ideas I had and she brought them it to life. Amazing!! ~ Kelly
Kelly is so creative and great with kiddos! I loved the way she took the time to give suggestions on outfits and help with placement. She’s so patient. Our family will absolutely use her again! ~ Maggie
Incredible experience from booking the session to completing my professional business profile. Kelly has a unique eye and unmatched creativity! ~ Katie
Kelly has the best eye for photography! She is so amazingly patient and her family photos are a must have! She is also great with engaging little kids and their short attention spans to snap the perfect photos every time. Highly recommend!! ~ Sarah
I want to be a part of your story. You need me to share in the joy of your family, the memories, the legacy, the journey you're on. Together we'll create the heirlooms you'll treasure for a lifetime.