Kelcam Session Options

Session Overview

Regardless of what session type is the best fit for you, my style is always relaxed and flexible and genuine.  We make the best of wherever and whatever the occasion gives us.  I work well with a variety of personalities and what I enjoy most about my art is seeking out the best in people; Whether shy or active or anxious or sullen or special needs or round or wrinkled… (or all of those combined!)  There is never judgment or the stress to be “perfect” because my focus is on real connection and natural beauty and the uniquely special character of each person, family, or group.  It is all fun and painless and provides a timeless reminder of this season of your life.

In this quest, there will be so many amazing photographers to choose from (many of whom I consider dear friends).  If you want to love your pictures, it works best to find a photographer that matches with your personality, style, philosophy, and (of course) budget.  Each photog has our own little niche, strengths, and charm, so I’m going to tell you exactly what makes Kelcam special…

Why Choose Kelly & Her Camera

  • Scheduling — It couldn’t be easier to pick a date & time that works.  I keep my hours flexible but limit the number of projects in a given period.  This keeps me from burning out and gives my clients the most options.
  • Flexibility — I know how crazy and complicated life can be.  Appointments are always Plan A.  To reschedule for ANY reason, simply go back into the appointment and change the date/time.  It can be because the weather isn’t great or someone is sick or a soccer game got moved or just because people are cranky.  I really don’t care.  I want this whole experience to be relaxed and easy and convenient, never forced.
  • Privacy — Internet/social media presence is not for everyone and I respect that choice.  My default is to keep sessions private and will only use your images for my portfolio when given specific consent (but I do appreciate shout-outs and photo-credits!)
  • Comfort — I put people at ease.  It is just one of my super-powers.  I’ve always made friends effortlessly and I think people can sense that I genuinely like them.  I find every single person beautiful and interesting and a delight to be with, so our time together is enjoyable and usually over sooner than we all would like.
  • Skill That Can’t Be Taught — I’ve been training for this job my whole life.  This work gives me purpose and makes me feel fulfilled.  I take classes, am constantly evolving, have tons of experience, the best camera, but most importantly:  I’m awesome at finding the best in people and snapping pictures at just that perfect moment…

Disclaimers Worth Reading

  • Booking:  Price, date, and time are only secured with the booking fee paid in full.  Each session includes a few digital images from the collection.  There is an option to purchase more digital downloads and professional print products (see each type for details).
  • Editing:  More American Eagle than Glamour.  I find people more attractive when they are real than when every wrinkle is removed.  I edit for crop & color but it doesn’t include changing the color of Johnny’s shirt or head-swapping or removing a milk mustache or changing the locale to appear tropical.  Life is beautiful just as it is.
  • Style:  I’m less portrait photography and lean lifestyle photography.  With portrait, the photographer orchestrates a flawless background (often Photoshopping in a new sky if the real sky is boring), ideal lighting reflectors, and adjusts everyone just perfect.  Those types of images are lovely- but not me.  I make the best of the area and time we have.  I avoid distractions when possible and try to utilize the best light, sometimes people are laughing or not looking at the camera.  I find images more meaningful when they focus on connection and character than on details and feigned perfection.
  • Philosophy:  Kelcam doesn’t exist for me to get rich or be featured in magazines or have notoriety or be booked solid.  I do this because it is fun, fulfilling, and provides for my family.  I love when projects are a good fit, but if they aren’t the right fit, that is ok!  I will absolutely refer to photogs who will be more compatible and rock your session.