Thank you for stopping by the "bee hive"! Part of being a successful wedding photographer is making sure you and I get along and can vibe together. You shouldn't want just anyone shooting one of the most important and memorable days of your life! I'm here to share some random facts about me and what you can expect from me as YOUR photographer!

I'm a lifestyle, wedding, and travel photographer in Los Angeles. Originally from Fullerton, CA, I finally moved to LA in 2010 after years and years of always driving to and from Hollywood back to the OC. The native SoCal lifestyle is a large part of who I am. I was born in OC, grew up on the beaches of San Diego, and now reside in Hollywood. 

I consider myself a lifestyle, wedding, and travel photographer by day, and a concert/music photographer by night. It's not uncommon for me to shoot a high-end wedding or a luxury home and then find myself in the photo pit at a concert later the next evening and I wouldn't have it any other way!

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Kelli

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By blending my seasoned photo-journalistic eye with an editorial approach to portraiture, I offer a unique style of photography: rock ‘n‘ roll zest with soft traditional undertones. I specialize in two completely different types of photography and have developed a style that allows me to bridge them together. I get to blend my "Pottery Barn" side with my "Iggy Pop" side!

What sets me apart from other photographers?

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LOVER OF MUSIC!

Not a big surprise, I'm sure, but music is a big part of my life. I have about 500 CD's, some cassette tapes, about a million mp3's on an old iPod somewhere, and a pretty rad vinyl record collection that I still like to grow today. Most of the people in my life are also musicians.

I started photographing punk & rock bands while I was still in high school. I got my "big break" after sneaking in a telephoto lens to a concert at the OC Fair in 2007 and eventually started photographing concerts for various media outlets. My most proud, pinch-me moment: I got to photograph Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin!!! 

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PREFERS MEZCAL

Here's another one I know not many people enjoy; Mezcal! If you're not sure what I'm even talking about, it's a type of tequila but it's distilled differently and has a more earthy, smoky flavor. It's not for everyone, but if you know, you know! My favorite place on earth (so far) is Oaxaca, Mexico! 

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OBSESSED WITH FANCY CANDLES

Never under-estimate the value of a delicious smelling candle! I know not everyone does, but I'm one of those who will splurge on a $70 candle and not regret it for a second, especially when it makes my whole house smell yummy. #notsorry

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INFLUENCED BY ANTHONY BOURDAIN

One of the people I've always most admired was Anthony Bourdain. He was so cool, he was punk rock, obviously well-travelled, knew everything about food and drinks, and just LOVED the road lesser travelled. When I travel, I always toss the itinerary out the window, trek out to the parts unknown, stay away from tourist traps, and absorb and experience the culture in its most genuine form. 

ph: Jessica Lutz

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FILM IS NOT DEAD!

I originally learned photography the old fashioned way in high school; black and white film! I won't say the year, but it was nearly 20 years ago! I shot all manual, rilled and developed my own film, and even printed my own prints in the darkroom. Some days, I ditched all my classes and just stayed in there, printing all day. -It's ok, I still graduated! ;)

miles traveled to photograph two people in love

3,000+

years of shooting weddings all over

10+

images delivered per wedding

900+

RECENT PLACES I'VE PHOTOGRAPHED: 
Peru, South Korea, Mexico, & Austin


WISHLIST:
India, Italy, France (again), Ireland, and anywhere where the leaves turn red.

Iced/cold brew with some coconut or oat milk!

COFFEE

True Romance

MOVIE

Peaky Blinders, Portlandia, Archer

TV

Fall! And any day with rain, fog, and clouds.

SEASON

Libra, born in the year of the tiger!

ZODIAC

Riding a good wave, capturing a priceless moment

THRILLS

If we have any of these in common, I'm pretty sure we'd be life-long friends...

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-Darci & James

"We had a unique wedding where she had to switch from a romantic vibe to full on concert mode. She was able to capture everything exactly the way we wanted. She didn't stress when we had to change the location of our wedding photos last minute, she documented all of the details without us even asking AND she even reminded us to get a picture cutting the cake. She is incredibly professional, fun, charming and great at her job. I am an event planner, so I know a good vendor when I find one. I would recommend her to any bride!"

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-Dee Lee

"As a planner I get to work with so many different vendors!  Kelli stood out to me because of her attention to detail.  She is an amazing photographer and love her angles.  Highly recommended for any event.  You will love the pictures.  She truly captures the moments."

Owner, Dee Lee Designs

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-Amanda & Bradley

"Kelli is such a doll to work with. My husband and I felt very comfortable with her. Kelli's love and passion really shows in her work."

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-Shaina & Gabe

"Kelli is so much fun to do photo shoots with! She has a great eye and is really creative when it comes to setting up the background and poses for the pictures. Our wedding pictures came out great. We couldn't be happier with them."

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-Miranda & Matthew

"Kelli was absolutely amazing. I found her online, and felt so comfortable just from talking to her. When we finally met face to face I felt just as at ease. She was so enjoyable to work with! She knew the best spots in the park, made us laugh, gave us natural looking pictures, and the best part - made us look like we were the only ones at the park. My heart beams every time I look at these pictures. We will treasure these forever, and we have Kelli to thank for that!"

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-Jenikah & Matt

"Kelli always comes well prepared with suggested poses and photo compositions and recommends locations that make great environments for a variety of photos in one shoot. She is great at coaching awkward subjects so that when we receive our photos we don't look nearly as uncomfortable as we felt. Kelli also uses a very natural approach, and doesn't overly retouch photos so that they appear very organic."

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-Alex Hirsch

"Her style is clean, bold, and modern. I love how she took my suggestions, and gave me consistent feedback throughout the shoot."

Owner, Signs of Our Lives

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