So glad you stopped in! I'm Kelley, and I'd love to meet you!
Here's a snapshot (see what I did there? 😉) of me and my life:
I've been married to my amazing hubs, Sam, since I was 18(!) and I'm so glad to have him in my life. He puts up with (and eventually embraces) my crazy ideas and helps bring them all to life with me. He's the best. We celebrated our 15 (!!!) year wedding anniversary in 2018!
We have 2 of the cutest, orneriest, dirtiest, naked-est boys you'll ever meet - Sully (8) and Grady (5). They, like their mama and daddy, LOVE to be outside having adventures in nature. We home/un/lifeschool them at our house in the country, where Sam and I both work from home.
We have 2 horses (By & Zee), 1 pony (Banjo), and the weirdest cat, Minnie (short for Minerva McGonagall) who round out our crazy family.
I've been shooting professionally since 2005. I shoot a wide range of subjects - families, high school seniors, boudoir (Bare) sessions, commercial jobs, and a select few weddings per year.
2018 marked a huge year for me - we built a natural light studio space onto our country home in Tonganoxie, KS (not far from Kansas City). I love sharing it with all my amazing clients!
I've shot for over 100 commercial brands, done weddings and portraits in NYC, LA, San Francisco, Estes Park, Chicago, Seaside, South Africa, DC, New Orleans, Houston, St. Louis, and the British Virgin Islands, and I'd love to work on location wherever YOU are.
I love to hike, bike, cook and bake, garden, camp, CrossFit, ride our horses, do DIY projects on/around our home, and basically do anything outdoors in the sunshine. I attempt to blog some of our adventures at Chasing Chances (you can find it in the links above), but am usually better about updating the Insta (@theschoolatchanceranch) with the same purpose - linked below!
Be sure to also friend my professional accounts at the very bottom of the page!
“Kelley has the ability to capture an moment and make it magical. She has become an important part of the storytelling of my children’s childhood. I hope my daughters will cherish the investment I’ve made to see the joy of everyday. Birthday, holidays or just because. I’ve never been disappointed and I recommend her to anyone who will listen.” -Sophia
Monroe & Memphis are two of my favorite sisters, and I've photographed them more times than I can count. Not only are the ADORABLE, they're some of the most well dressed girls I know!
Jen's Golden Field Maternity Session
I'd driven past this [dead] field every day for weeks, and had been dying to photograph in it. Lucky for me, Jen trusted me to take her maternity photos in it with her hubs and sweet little one, Harper.
Mallory+Austin's Sunflower Session
When Mallory mentioned sunflowers and a vintage car, I was already hooked. Throw in a red dress and stilettos to die for, and it's a combination I can't resist!