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A little about me

I am a local Virginia Beach Wedding Photographer. I specialize in weddings in Virginia Beach and the Hampton Roads surrounding areas, as well as engagement and family photography sessions. I actually grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area in California and spent a good amount of time in San Diego where I met my husband. We have since relocated to the Hampton Roads/Virginia Beach area of Virginia. I have two beautiful children, as you will see all over this website, (they are my favorite subjects). I consider myself an artist and love all things art. I dabble in drawing, painting, ceramics and of course photography! My love for photography started when I was a kid when my mom gave me my first camera, an old Minolta SLR. I got a little more serious about photography in high school. I have since continued my education in the field and shoot everything I can when I can. I started my own photography business a few years ago while juggling my full-time corporate career as an accountant. I recently left the corporate world to focus solely on my business and spend more time with my children. I not only love taking pictures but also admiring the images taken by others. There is so much to see in this world and it is fascinating to experience the various perspectives that are created through photography.

Why should you pick me for your wedding?

I love taking pictures of people in love! I look forward to weddings because I get to be part of and capture each love story through my photography. Each wedding is unique and every couple has a different story. I am always amazed how at each event there is one moment where I have to remind myself to keep it together and not cry. It could be the first time a father sees his little girl in her wedding dress and veil, to the personalized vows said during the ceremony, a heart-felt speech given by the maid of honor or best man, or the tight loving embrace of the first dance. Since I am so emotionally driven in my work, I am able to capture all of these special moments candidly so that you can look back at your big day and reminisce for years to come. I also pride myself in my ability to get beautiful pictures of every bride and groom. I hear so often "I am not photogenic" or "I hate pictures of me." What this means to me is that they have never had the opportunity to find someone that will spend the time to make them comfortable so that their beauty comes through in the images. I am a very down to earth person and my laid back and relaxed demeanor will help to make you feel comfortable so I can capture those real smiles and the real emotion that you feel for one another.

Do you just do weddings?

I do all types of lifestyle portraiture: maternity, newborns, seniors, families, pets, you name it! I specialize in engagements and weddings, but I also put my heart into any type of portrait session or event.

If you are looking for a Virginia Beach photographer or Virginia Beach wedding photographer in the Hampton Roads area, contact me at kellymariephotos@gmail.com or call/text (757) 812-4252. Thanks for stopping by!