I personally love a good adventure and believe those experiences are the most important thing we do in life. When I was 18 I hopped on my first plane by myself and moved to New Zealand for 6 months. My husband and I climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro together and hiked through the Thai jungle. Then we decided to become parents - a whole new kind of adventure.
I love to capture unforgettable memories for adventurous and creative families, turning them into gorgeous artwork. I first discovered my love for capturing life through a photojournalism course in university 12 years ago and have been seeking out the beauty in life since!
I'm not about taming your wild children, but capturing them in all their crazy glory so when you hang your photos around your home, you'll remember exactly who they were at this moment in time. I help families preserve real memories because I know how quickly the early days of my children's lives faded into hazy memories of sleep deprivation, diapers and baby rolls. Get in touch to chat about capturing your beautiful life!
Photo by Jen Pesut Photography
When I'm in a really good mood I belt out Disney songs at the top of my lungs and dance in the kitchen.
I spent most of my life thinking I wasn't creative after my Grade 2 teacher suggested a "how to draw" book on my report card. Learning photography at 19 finally changed that.
I drink two to three cups of black coffee every day and truly believe I'll just stop functioning without it.
Photo by Jen Pesut Photography
I love the natural and relaxed look of Kelly's photographs. The colouring is so beautiful and she captures a range of emotions in her photos. I was particularly attracted to her "in home" sessions and how comfortable everyone looked in the photos. Her website and email communication was super professional and I felt very informed from my first interaction with her brand. With photographers, I worry that it will feel awkward and not natural. I was also worried that our children might not be into the process and we would feel pressured to get them to cooperate in a very artificial way. Kelly has a very calm and collected way about her. Even thought it was our first time meeting her the day she arrived at our house for the session, I felt like she already knew us! She was wonderful with children and they definitely felt at ease with her.
Kelly's work is professional and she captures candid and heart warming real life moments. Her easy going personality made us very relaxed during our shoot. We never felt pressured. She was also great with our son, he was free to be himself and was never forced into a pose.
Kelly made us feel natural, she allowed us to be in the moment. Getting photos wasn’t something I was going to do but I quickly realized it was everything I needed to help heal and embrace our baby girl. Thank you for giving us that.
"Absolutely loved loved loved working with Kelly! Kelly isn't just a photographer, she's also an artist! The pictures from our newborn shoot were true works of art. She knows exactly how to capture the moment; you can feel the emotion in each of her pictures. To top it all off, she's incredibly friendly and heaps of fun to work with! I highly recommend letting her be your creative guide. We had to do an outdoor newborn shoot instead of the traditional indoor shoot because of COVID-19. Kelly stepped up, came up with a gorgeous location and brought some beautiful ideas for pictures. We ended up with a set of photographs that were beyond our expectations. The pictures she took were breathtaking with the stunning scenery in the back. If you're looking for a photographer who knows how to capture emotion in all your pictures, I highly recommend this lady!"
"Kelly was an absolute pleasure to work with right from the time of booking! She made sure to provide us with information on styling the whole family and really ensured we were set up for a successful session. She arrived with props to swaddle baby, and even a gift for our little guy. She was able to get great participation from our 4 year old! a task easier said than done! We were quickly given a sneak peek of our session the following day, the photos turned out absolutely fantastic we couldn’t be happier! We look forward to seeing the whole gallery and working with Kelly again. Highly recommend her!
Thanks again for such a positive experience!"
"I was worried that I wouldn't be able to find someone that would be able to make my husband feel comfortable in front of the camera, as he often feels awkward when having his photo taken. Kelly eased these worries the moment we met her! She was so kind, friendly and made us feel incredibly comfortable. We love our photos so much and I truly believe that my husband has never looked so natural and at ease as he does in our photos."