ABOUT KELLEEN

CALL ME KELLY

I believe that portraits are timeless. They tell our story for generations to come. 
When I was a senior, the choices were slim- the mass volume studios, with a "cattle call" feel. Every image looked the same, I looked just like everyone else- no personality or style. Now, when I look back, I want to know WHO I WAS, and I am stuck with boring photos from my own senior year. 

In the end, I want to give my senior clients the best experience possible. From our first chat, to the artwork that will hang in your home, I want the process to be amazing, and most of all, FUN! This year is special, for both you, and is 18 years in the making. Celebrate who you are, and who you are becoming!

I'm Kelleen
...but everyone who knows me well, calls me Kelly

Hey y'all!

Senior photos that are anything but basic.

Imagine if your senior photos told YOUR story. I think they should, because your story is unlike anyone else's!

When I was a senior, the choices were slim- the mass volume studios, with a "cattle call" feel. Every image looked the same, I looked just like everyone else- no personality or style, dare I say, basic.... Now, when I look back, I want to know WHO I WAS, and I am stuck with boring photos from my own senior year. 

In the end, I want to give my senior clients the best and most revolutionary  experience possible. From our first chat, to the artwork that will hang in your home, I want the process to be amazing, and most of all, FUN! This year is special, for both you, and is 18 years in the making. Celebrate who you are, and who you are becoming!

You only get to do your senior year once... for both parents and kids!

From prom to graduation....

From saying to goodbye to your besties, and preparing to head off on your own for the first time...

From preparing college applications, to anxiously anticipating those acceptance letters....

From those last day as a student athlete, to your first day as a college student...

Senior year is filled with many milestones, changes, and bittersweet memories for both seniors and their parents!

As a recent senior momma myself, I know how special this year is, and how important it is to capture this year as you are, and all the excitement of where you are going. I want to get to know YOU and make your session unlike anything else you have done! 

A little about me... I have lived in Jacksonville since 1984. I went to high school here, too! I graduated from UF {Go gators!} with a degree in Finance and Economics. I have 4 kiddos, 2 doggies, and one fabulous husband. I love to travel, I love to eat out, I love coffee and wine, and I love to shop!  I try and laugh a lot, not take myself TOO seriously...

 I'm  Kelleen ...but everyone who knows me well, calls me Kelly, and I can't wait to be part of your senior year!

Congrats and Welcome... you have such an amazing year ahead of you! 

XOXO, 

want to know more?

I had my own senior in 2021- so I know ALL the stress!

I have worked in film and televsion doing locations and worked for the WB. 

If I wasn't a photographer, I would love to work in NYC for Bon Appetit!

My favorite place in the world is either Napa, California, or Paris, France. 

I love to travel, and I love to find new places in the ones I go to often.

I work out every weekday,I love to SUP on the weekends and I love Yoga!

I love to read, and pin house inspiraration on pinterest. I just wish I had a house like what I pin! 

I love to eat out and then re-create the things I try! I like to try fun cocktails too! 

I MAY have an amazon addiction. Shhh, don't tell Mark! I am sure he won't notice the boxes at the door.... 

I am always in sunglasses, I am addicted to the Food Network and I cry during commercials

I will most likely be in Lilly for your session, especially if its HOT!

Sign me up!

I have been in business since 2007 in Northeast Florida.

The Quiz

Your at-a-glance guide to where I stand on all the truly important things.

fave indulgence

can't live without

guilty pleasure

celeb i'd love to meet

beach or Mountains

usually craving

Drink of choice

alternate universe job

favorite TV show to Binge

favorite place I have been

My kindle, it goes everywhere!

Young adult TV
Emily in Paris? Yes please!

Beach, hello, I live in Florida!

TV Production

Paris & Champagne, France

Triple cream Cheese

James Cameron

Any house show!

Anything Sweet!

Um... wine!

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Senior, Teen, Family & Branding photography serving the Northeast Florida area, including Saint Augustine, Jacksonville, Ponte Vedra Beach and the surrounding areas. 

We've worked with hundreds of clients just like you -overwhelmed, frazzled and not knowing where to start when it comes to portraits. We take the guesswork out of it all and guide you every step of the way. 

Senior, branding & family photography

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