Casual Event, Lifesytle, and Family Photography

Celebrating natural beauty, love, and connection


Kelly and her Camera — Casual Events, Lifestyle, and Family Photography in Elmhurst, Illinois

Like my grandma with her apron, Linus with his blanket, or George Foreman with his grill…  there’s hardly a time I’ve been without my camera.  It started as a kid with my hot pink film point & shoot, transitioned as an early adopter of digital, really progressed in 2004 when I tentatively splurged on my first Canon Rebel SLR, and now a full blown obsession with my prized full-frame Canon 5D Mark IV and mirrorless Fuji X-T2.  My love for photography continues to develop and grow, especially images that embrace life, light, and the unique connection between people.

On this site are images and travel blogs from adventures around Chicagoland, the US, and the world, but my other passion is to document families!  Whether it is a Quick Shot of the gang all together, a Picture Party, or a Casual Event (party, shower, birthday, anniversary, reunion, gathering, even a walk in the park), I take a spectrum of posed, candid, and natural photos that showcase the authentic, engaging, and amusing dynamic that shines from your family and into the world.  Settle in, peruse the site, and let me know when we can schedule something together!