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“I wish there were more than five stars. As a young father of a young family, we’ve done lots of photo shoots with professional photographers. Wedding, engagement, newborn pictures, the list goes on. Out of all those experiences, Kelly is by far the most professional, most talented, creative, artistic and overall amazing photographer we’ve ever worked with. Her ability to make my wife and I feel comfortable and happy was incredible, but her ability to engage our two-year-old was profoundly special, something I’ve never seen before. She brings out the best in her subjects and her work is masterful.” - Seth

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“Kelly is nothing short of amazing! From our initial contact, to the shoot itself, to the final images, we couldn’t be more happy with her work. She immediately put everyone at ease with her calm and friendly demeanor. She took charge and the photos show it; they are breathtakingly beautiful! She is worth every penny and then some. Thank you, Kelly, for making memories that we will cherish always!” - Haia

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“I really took a chance reaching out to a complete stranger. I had never met Kelly, just admired and loved her work from afar. I saw she was traveling up north and I reached out. So many thoughts swirled in my head. What will she be like? Will my family be able to relax with her? I woke my family up super early to meet her about an hour-and-a-half away. What if they just didn’t partiipate? But the stars aligned that Sunday when we met with Kelly. She was so calm, patient and understanding throughout the entire process! Our family felt so comfortable around her with her mellow, beachy vibe, yet she was completely professional. The artistc vision and real feeling Kelly is able to deliver in her photos is truly phenomenal. I am so thankful for these archive photos, for this amazing snapshot in time that we will treasure forever. Thank you, Kelly, for taking a chance on us as well, and for your work that you put into the world! If you’re looking for a photographer who can deliver beautiful, authentic photos, look no further.” - Merrili

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“Kelly is talented, professional and easy to work with. I hired her to shoot my wedding. It was a long day with a lot of logistics and she seamlessly followed along. She captured so many beautiful moments, and even more than that, she was able to capture dynamics between people. I also gifted a session to my brother and his family. Such sweet pictures! She clearly is a whiz with kids. For both, she had a quick turnaround and her editing is on point. It is an investment, but you won't find anyone else who will bring that joy and emotion to a photograph. If you have the opportunity to work with her, take it. She’s amazing!” - Jen

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“Kelly! You are a true craftswoman. You have the ability to capture the essence of your subjects in a way that feels so beautiful and true. The images you’ve taken of us radiate a light and authenticity that makes me pause with sheer gratitude whenever I look at them. I treasure your photos so much!” - Jennifer

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“Kelly is a delight to work with. She’s a passionate artist who communicated with us in a clear, professional and kind way throughout the entire photo shoot process: from planning through delivery of images. Despite our family having a full morning getting all five of us (including a newborn) photo-ready during the busy holiday season, Kelly immediately connected with out children and captured beautiful, genuine grins and special interactions typical of and unique to this time in our lives. We will treasure these photos forever!” - Jamie

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“Kelly took our family photos and she was wonderful. She was able to connect with our kids and get some great shots of them. We had a couple of ideas that she adapted into the shoot as well. The photos came out great and the turnaround was quick. I would highly recommend having Kelly take your photos.” - Nick

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“Kelly is the photographer for my store — Jake and Jones — and she also shoots for me and my boys. Our family photos are gorgeous. She gets that families are unique in their individual characters, and she shoots them beautifully in outdoor, inspiring settings.” - Jen

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“Kelly's talent is undeniable. This was our second shoot with her, and both times she managed to bring out my daughters’ personalities in such a beautiful way. Each photograph is a story, and every time I browse through them I find new favorites and new surprises. Thank you Kelly!!!” - Allison

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“Kelly was fantastic! She was patient with our kiddos and made us feel very relaxed during our photo shoot. She was really quick to reply to messages and also super quick in sending us the photos. We love how the photos turned out! Thank you Kelly!” - Sean

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“Kelly was wonderful to work with. We have used her two years in a row. She makes us all feel at ease and captures beautiful family moments that we will cherish forever. She is a consummate professional and an amazing photographer! Hire Kelly, you won't regret it!” - Dannell

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“Kelly is amazing! She does photos for my business and my family. She’s creative, lovely to work with, excellent with children and a talented product photographer as well. She can make your photos tell a magical story. I would highly recommend Kelly Sweda to anyone.” - Kendra

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“Working with Kelly was so easy and fun. She made me feel comfotable in front of the camera and created the most natural and beautiful shots. I hope to work with her again and again!” - Regina

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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

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“Kelly is wonderful. Our normally shy two-year-old loved her and had so much fun during our photo shoot. She was able to capture beautiful moments between our little family. I highly recommend her!” - Stephanie

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“I first saw Kelly’s work on Instagram and immediately connected to her aesthetic. Her family photographs and portraits are such a lovely blend of artful, playful and relaxed that I knew she’d capture my family in the natural and authentic way that is so important to me. Kelly's fun to work with and a pleasure to be around. During the shoot she’s practically invisible, which allowed our family to naturally connect and interact while she captured real moments between us. Her talent for using available light also takes her work to the next level. I couldn’t be happier with the results. On the business side, Kelly is responsive, professional, and accommodating. I would never hesitate to recommend her to anyone.” - Annette

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“They say a picture is worth a thousand words and this couldn't be more true. The complexity of emotions with being a mother could not be summed up better than in the pictures you've captured of me with my family. My heart is revealed in these photos and they will always be as precious to me as the moment they were taken. I will have them longer than my memory will allow, and they will carry on for my kids as artifacts of the wonderful time we shared and of how much they meant to me.” - Maureen

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“We always look forward to shooting with Kelly. Love her work and her soul.” - Isabelle

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“The years go by so quickly and I want to be sure to capture as much as possible. Usually my husband or I are the ones taking the photos, so it’s even that much more meaningful for us to be in front of the camera - with them - to capture these special, youthful moments as a family.” - Macy

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“I’m so happy Kelly was in the Bay Area to take our family photos. I love them! She was easy to work with, and made me and my boys feel relaxed and comfortable in something we are not comfortable doing. I’m so happy she was able to get some great pictures of my boys being themselves.” - Melissa

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“Kelly is not only talented but extremely kind, calm and accommodating. She went out of her way on Mother's Day to arrange a last-minute, four-generations photo shoot for me and my family — and she is a mother herself! We did not feel rushed or uncomfortable. In fact, we felt quite the opposite. We had fun, laughed, and really enjoyed the moment. Kelly is professional, yet approachable and easy-going. I would highly recommend her services!” - Leanne

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“We love our photos! Kelly captures light in a way that the photos have a magical feel, like I can almost feel the warmth of them. Barely any photos of my husband and I exist, or even the three of us together as a family, so these mean the world to us and will be cherished forever. Thank you so much!” - Kelly

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“Kelly is amazing! She was wonderful with our young boys and made us feel so comfortable during our photo session! We had so much fun with her. The photos she took of our family were beyond our expectations! Just so beautifully done and will always be one of my most treasured things!” - Quy

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“We just got our pictures from Kelly and we couldn't be more pleased. I love her style. We don't like staged pictures, or at least pictures that look staged, and she absolutely delivered! The pictures look natural, not forced!” - Ruth

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“Kelly did an amazing job capturing the spirit of our twins even within the 30 minutes of our mini session. She kept it interesting and everyone moving to try to keep a good natural flow. We will definitely recommend her to our friends.” - Hava