Hello! I’m Kelsi; my friends call me Kel. A few personal facts about me: First and most importantly, I am a proud mama. I love watching my little hooligans grow and express themselves. I especially love making them smile and hearing them laugh, and will do whatever silly thing it takes to make it happen. My background is in teaching Special Education and my oldest has Autism Spectrum Disorder, which is actually how I got into photography. Getting him to look at someone else’s camera and smile for them was harder than pulling out teeth. I got into this trade by default of being his mama and needing decent pictures of him, then being asked to take pictures for friends. I love being able to get the images of a wildflower little person that is more of a challenge to capture, as I know how special that is as a parent. My business doors opened in 2011 here in Gilbert, Arizona, and I feel honored with how it has grown through my amazing client families. I stereotypically love Starbucks and Target, and could pretty much live in my yoga pants like so many of us mamas do. It’s rather convenient because I will literally climb high or lay low to get the perfect image, as you will soon see if you haven’t yet.
My work is mostly focused on the family dynamic, from maternity and birthing to newborns, then ideally becoming your family photographer for years tocome. It is magical to be able to watch each client’s family grow. Birthing and newborns are particularly special to me. I have taken gentle and safe posing classes, as well as birth doula, postpartum doula, and lactation consultant classes. I will be finished with my MBA in November of 2016. I’m an attachment and gentle parent, and I strive to show this in my work with your little one(s) while respecting every parenting style. Being called a “baby whisperer” is hands down the best compliment I have ever received.
KelCC Photography is a boutique photography studio, which means that I place my focus not only on capturing your favorite moments but also creating a luxurious experience throughout the process. I believe that pictures are much more than a snapshot for the day; they are the key to never letting a wonderful memory fade and the window to the life and soul of those captured for generations after to enjoy. It’s amazing how quickly time passes and small moments in time become favorite memories. Photography provides me with a sense of great satisfaction and warmth every time I get the opportunity to capture these moments in other peoples’ lives.
My preference is to work on location outdoors with natural lighting, as it creates the most diverse backdrops and opportunities to showcase a natural, vibrant you! My portable studio setup for newborn sessions is designed to be able to come to your home so that mama can continue to recover peacefully and baby is in his or her natural environment without exposure to new sounds, smells, and germs. It’s a little more effort for me, but it is worth it to me to be able to enhance the session experience for my newly expanded families.
Please let me know if there is anything else I can do. Thanks for stopping by, and I look forward to working with you soon!