After living a decade in the hustling and bustling suburbs of Seoul, South Korea; we now find ourselves nestled and cozy in the Rocky Mountains, living just outside of Aspen, and absolutely loving the small town, simple life and all that the absolutely gorgeous Aspen area has to offer.
In order to achieve the highest quality of photos to display in your home, I shoot with a 2023 Canon Full Frame Mirrorless R6 (EOS), entirely manual. I also shoot in raw - allowing for the best resolution for prints or enlargements direct from your gallery and make beautiful art work for my clients homes.
I feel honored and thankful to each of my clients for allowing me to pursue my passion as my career in this beautiful valley.
Hi, I'm kelly
love the mountains, the ocean, wildflowers,
cherry blossoms, sunsets, anything turquoise,
aspen trees, hiking, dark chocolate, deep conversations with friends, my children, my husband, the holidays, snow, sand & sunshine.
"You don't make a photograph just with a camera. You bring the act of photography in all the pictures you have seen, the books you have read, the music you have heard, the people you have loved."
I graduated with a Business Management degree, and Brock pursued his hockey dreams after college. His hockey career took us all over the US - and overseas to Augsburg, Germany for one season & then Anyang, South Korea for 10+ seasons. Fun fact, let's brag on him for a minute. Brock played in the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics representing Team Korea, he even popped a goal against Finland! So proud of my hard working guy - and love celebrating major life accomplishments together.
I started studying photography and launched my own business in 2012, quickly becoming obsessed with taking amazing photos of my children and pretty soon found myself booking a lot of clients. My business has grown over the years and my main focus now is you adorable couples in love. Elopements, proposals, engagements, micro weddings and weddings are my favorites!
I have learned so much over the years, and really bring those years of experience and expertise to each client that I am blessed to work with. With over 12 years of professional photography experience, you are in good hands!
My background story
was born and raised in Northville, a small, quiet town in Michigan. I met my husband, Brock, in college, where we both were attending Michigan State University. He is originally from Canada, and was playing hockey at MSU. We started dating at just 19, got married at 25 (in Sanibel Island, FL) - and now we have two beautiful children and are living our mountain life together in Basalt, CO.
A Look into my
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My Grandma was my best friend and biggest supporter, we shared the middle name 'Elizabeth'. She and my Grandpa met at a ski party in CO in the 1950s, they got engaged in the streets of Denver and moved back to Michigan soon after. Her influence, love and encouragement was a big part of us moving and living our lives today in the mountains. If we work together and you notice a tattoo on my left forearm, it's her writing and says "It is well with my soul." I miss her every day.
My sweeet Grammy and me
My Favorite Things
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I have a deep and abiding love for the great outdoors, particularly the art of hiking. There's something incredibly liberating about the crunch of the earth beneath my boots, the scent of pine in the air, and the ever-changing landscapes that unfold with each step.
I believe that the best stories are written on the trails we traverse, and I'm on a constant quest to add new chapters to my own. Whether it's conquering challenging peaks, discovering hidden waterfalls, or simply finding solace in the quiet embrace of nature, every hike is a new adventure waiting to be unfolded.
Exploring new places
It is my absolute pleasure to give Kelly the highest rating and strongest recommendation for her photography services. I hired Kelly to help coordinate and photograph my son's surprise proposal atop Aspen Mountain. The finished photographs are spectacular, but it is actually Kelly's personality, professionalism and care for people that shine even brighter. I give her my highest endorsement.
Kelly's astoundingly comprehensive approach to her work sets her apart in a league of her own. Not only did she capture our moments of joy with exquisite detail, but she also helped us plan the day from start to finish. Her meticulous attention to detail, coupled with her ability to seamlessly organize and coordinate, alleviated any stress that usually accompanies such a significant day.
If you're seeking a photographer who is everything you could want and more, I wholeheartedly recommend Kelly. Thank you, Kelly, for turning our dreams into tangible memories and helping us immortalize this special day.
-Andrew & Ali
Kelly is so easy to work with and the pictures were breathtaking. She got all of the shots I wanted, and she made this day perfect for us! -Mallory M
Kelly creates an environment that allows you to engage authentically, which in turn captures the essence of your world. She has an eye for golden lighting and location. In our various sessions with her she had a quick turnaround with photos, including touch-ups and enhancing the light. Kelly has a gift of not only capturing the moment and light - but doing so in a way that makes you feel relaxed. I would recommend her to anyone looking for a stunning keepsake. Thank you, Kelly!
-Kara & Markus
Absolutely loved working with Kelly! She was very punctual, responded quickly, was so bubbly and warm and easy to pose in front of, and her work is so beautiful! My fiancé and I went to Aspen for a family reunion and we met Kelly at Maroon Bells.
She did such a good job and we are so happy with the photos!
You Deserve the best
I am committed to delivering images of the highest quality. From composition to post-processing, every detail is meticulously handled to ensure that your photos are not just pictures but works of art that stand the test of time.