Family & Brand Photographer Santa Barbara

Natural, authentic family photography & lifestyle photography for creative, women-run brands



A family photo shoot with me is an intimate and fun experience focused on capturing the authentic heart and soul of your family. I’ll never pose you awkwardly or ask you to say cheese. Set against a comfortable, nature backdrop of your choice or in your own home, your shoot will reveal your unique family bond, each person’s distinct personality and connection to one another. It will produce a collection of beautiful, heirloom photographs you’ll be proud to hang on your walls and pass down to your children someday.



I offer custom, lifestyle photography packages to women-run brands anywhere along the creative spectrum, and whether you’ve been in business for years, months or are still in the dreaming phase. For retail shops and clothing lines to stylists and bloggers to interior designers and yoga instructors and all other passionate creatives in between, my photos are meant to enhance your visual storytelling and online presence.


Hi. I’m Kelly.

I’m drawn to the beauty of authentic, human interaction and connection. I strive to make strong, emotive images that are interesting and rich with natural light. When I’m not behind the camera, you’ll most likely find me at the beach with my best group of girlfriends, a gaggle of little kids and ice cold rose’. I love being outdoors, hiking, traveling, reading, healthy eating, my morning coffee, a clean home and homemade soup. I’m a wife and mom to these two pictured here with me: Isaac (18) and Francesca (8). My consummate inspiration!



May 22, 2019 || “The week after we shot these photos, the Lloyds packed up everything they own and left the beach for a year’s adventure in a landlocked state. Will little Ollie remember the ocean when they return? Will they change their minds and not come back at all? I love that Stephanie and Matt had the foresight to do these photos. Could what we made in this half hour go down forever as the only tangible footprint of their life together when home meant Santa Barbara?”


Client love.

“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

Based in Santa Barbara.

Serving the Central Coast and the World.