“Kelly is a true artist. She has an amazing eye and talent for bringing out the best in her subjects. Kelly has many talents, but probably highest on the list is creating images that are not only epic, but also honest. She’s delightful to work with and worth every penny. You will love her!”

- Melody || Dallas Moms Blog

Enhance your visual storytelling with Kelly Sweda

Are you a small, Santa Barbara or California-based business looking to improve the aesthetic of your Instagram feed or beautify your website? I offer custom, lifestyle and product photography to brands anywhere along the creative spectrum — from clothing lines and retail shops to stylists and bloggers, and other passionate creatives in between. My photos are meant to enhance your visual storytelling and online presence.

Although I offer single shoot contracts, retainer arrangements allow me to develop a deep and evolving understanding of your brand over time. I’m committed to building you a robust bank of high quality photography to help strengthen your identity, and allow for abundant and always up-to-date social media and web content. There's also a savings involved in a retainer arrangement:

Retainer arrangements

  • Four or more 1-hour shoots: $250 per shoot

  • Four or more 2-hour shoots: $500 per shoot

  • Four or more (half day) 4-hour shoots: $1,000 per shoot

  • Four or more (full day) 8-hour shoots: $2,000 per shoot

  • Shoots can be scheduled monthly, every-other month, quarterly, etc.

  • All shoots include all edited, high res, digital images of your choice, plus usage rights. Payment in full for the first shoot is due up front with signed contract; full fee for each subsequent shoot due in advance of each subsequent shoot.

  • All ongoing contracts include an in-depth, creative meeting prior to the first shoot, which is meant to introduce me to your brand and cover everything from your general aesthetic to your color palette to your social media strategy and beyond.

Single shoots

  • One 1-hour shoot: $350

  • One 2-hour shoot: $600

  • One (half day) 4-hour shoot: $1,200

  • One (full day) 8-hour shoot: $2,500

  • Includes all edited, high res, digital images of your choice, plus usage rights. Payment in full is due up front with signed contract.

No two brands are the same and no two brands need the same thing from me. Custom arrangements are always available. Please complete the form below to start the conversation. I’ll be in touch within 24 hours.

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