Today we’d like to introduce you to Kellie Kay.
Kellie, we appreciate you taking the time to share your story with us today. Where does your story begin?
I started a full-time Wedding Photography business in 2019 with my fiancé & lead videographer, we realized early 2019 that we could create a structured and organized business that would be successful. I personally wanted this whole process to be very easy for couples and I wanted photography to be the least stressful part of their journey to marriage, I really do have the best intentions for couples and people who come to us and I want them to start their lives together with images that remind them why love is important.
Would you say it’s been a smooth road, and if not what are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced along the way?
A big part of business is that you learn to take the different waves and surf them, struggles are just a part of it. I’ve been saying for YEARS if you come to me with a problem, I will come to you with a solution and not every solution will be an easy one, either. I feel like if I let myself be overcome with problems and no solutions that nothing will ever get done so I try my best to use my hyper-creative brain to create understanding and have empathy in every situation. I am a very emotionally driven person and sometimes it’s hard for me to disconnect emotionally from photography and see it as a full-time career and careers need boundaries. I feel that I have found a really great flow in my life by taking everything in strides and just being honest with what I will and won’t do and because of that, my career path has never been more clear and enjoyable even with the struggles.
Alright, so let’s switch gears a bit and talk business. What should we know about your work?
My primary work as a photographer is Wedding Photography, although I love to dip my biscuit in many gravies. I really love many genres of photography and it has always been hard to stick with just one, so I do major events, some food, and concept portraits when I can. We pride ourselves on our lowlight capabilities and work hard to create dynamic meaningful imagery.
What are your plans for the future?
Destination weddings are the goal! I would really love to do a lot more travel and take my family to amazing locations with me. One day we may open up a studio but I’m taking my time and enjoying the small rewards of owning a small business that I can pick up and take anywhere.
- Wedding packages 1700 – 5,500
- Engagements / family $350
- Major events $100 hourly
- Email: Kelliekayphotos@gmail.com
- Website: https://kelliekayphotos.com
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kelliekayphotos/
Model in pink: Ashlynn Viere Model with violin: Melissa Priller